Video: Another Obama supporter can’t name anything Obama has actually done

posted at 8:18 am on February 20, 2008 by Bryan

Last night after Sen. Barack Obama won the Wisconsin primary, MSNBC interviewed a Clinton supporter from Ohio and an Obama supporter from Texas about why they support their candidates. The Clinton supporter ticked off a thing or two that draws her to Hillary, but the Obama supporter, Texas State Sen. Kirk Watson, had a hard time naming anything Obama has actually done in the Senate. But hey, he can draw crowds and offer hope. Isn’t that enough?

(h/t Dwayne)


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Apparently, Obama refused to return Chris’ weepy late-night phone calls.

What is that saying about a “woman scorned”?

MikeZero on February 20, 2008 at 10:43 AM

That’s am amazing turn-around from last week’s tingling sensation that he was feeling. Really though, what has gotten into him?

HarryStar on February 20, 2008 at 10:28 AM

Anyone think that the Clinton machine has made a visit to the Matthews home with a few “files”? Nothing changes one’s mind like blackmail.

stenwin77 on February 20, 2008 at 10:45 AM

Obama not have done anything is still better than what McCain has done.

thuja on February 20, 2008 at 10:46 AM

The Audacity of Hype.

Obama is the Rorschach blot.

One sees Hope.

Another sees Change.

I see a thin amorphous squiggle with no accomplishments, no sense of national security, no understanding of the economy, but which has a color that fits the national mood.

A weird combo of “self-lacerating white guilt” grafted to “payback time for whitey”.

(McCain’s looking less like a troll doll and more presidential every day.)

profitsbeard on February 20, 2008 at 10:47 AM

It’s not about accomplishments for the dims, it’s all about feelings. Their motto has always been “If if feels good, do it”.

Slippery on February 20, 2008 at 10:55 AM

it is clear his accomplishments:

1. being Black

2. being Handsome

3. Being eloquent.

4. Marrying a woman who believes she is better than anyone else.

5. Having a wife who wallows in the pity of being a black woman who has risen above the racism in this country, yet still tries to trade on it.

6. He quit smoking. (GREAT friggin’ accomplishment)

7. I need help here. Can’t think of anymore.

8. Still nothing.

9. Is lunch ready?

10. Ooops. The bathroom calls.
its quite a list.

RWLA on February 20, 2008 at 11:01 AM

Let’s be fair…

He actually voted against the Protect America Act.

Does THAT count?

franksalterego on February 20, 2008 at 11:08 AM

What’s truly shocking here is that Chris Matthews acted like a real journalist for about two minutes.

Jim-Rose on February 20, 2008 at 11:15 AM

What he didn’t say: “And he’s gonna give me a s***load of money for my next race.”

PattyJ on February 20, 2008 at 11:35 AM

As an Austinite, I could confidently bet that Kirk Watson would have a lot of difficulty naming any of his own mayoral accomplishments as well.

Blacklake on February 20, 2008 at 11:38 AM

Watching democrats spew their b.s. just makes me sick. This was a triple header.

cjs1943 on February 20, 2008 at 11:39 AM

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funky chicken on February 20, 2008 at 12:04 PM

It’s always nice to see a girl pull herself together after a romantic disappointment.

Go ahead and be a little angry, Chris. It’s all part of the healing process.

Infidoll on February 20, 2008 at 12:11 PM

I’ve put up the Obama accomplishment challenge on two internet forums. One was a mortgage industry forum and no one could come up with an answer. The forum admin must be an Obama genuflect-er as he deleted my entire thread.

On another board, where censorship of conservative ideas isn’t the norm, the thread was left up and still there was not one accomplishment posted.

Obama is truly the emptiest of suits.

voiceofreason on February 20, 2008 at 12:14 PM

I can think of one: He’s the most pro-abortion candidate ever.

nottakingsides on February 20, 2008 at 12:16 PM

OK…Chrissy gets points for this.
Obama has no accomplishments and Hillary has her husband’s accomplishments.

RobCon on February 20, 2008 at 12:19 PM

He died for your sins. Isn’t that enough?

phronesis on February 20, 2008 at 12:26 PM

Man cannot live by hope along

Kini on February 20, 2008 at 12:33 PM

Remember, you don’t get into heaven unless you take Barack as your personal savior.

JayHaw Phrenzie on February 20, 2008 at 12:34 PM

Give the man some credit, he cornered the market on the sales and distribution of hopium. No wonder he wants to end the War on Drugs.

rw on February 20, 2008 at 12:37 PM

I see a thin amorphous squiggle with no accomplishments, no sense of national security, no understanding of the economy, but which has a color that fits the national mood.

I see a vacuous, pretty boy who averaged less income a year over his entire adult life then I made when I was 18 and thought I was poor yet he own a million dollar home. I see an elitist with a fascist pilosophy with questionable ethics.

Anyone else?

peacenprosperity on February 20, 2008 at 12:42 PM

Rush was just playing an audio clip from barry’s victory speach last night. My question is, how did a rich kid who grew up with whites and went to a private school in Hawaii start talking like he was raised in Alabama?

peacenprosperity on February 20, 2008 at 12:46 PM

If it wasn’t true it would be funny. We’re not talking about a seat in Congress where you make speaches and vote (and he doesn’t even have the courage to vote yea or nay most of the time). We’re talking about the most powerful person on earth. I’m watching an absolute nightmare unfolding right before my eyes. This unqualified joke is going to be POTUS!

libhater on February 20, 2008 at 12:53 PM

This nation has gone mad. I can’t believe we are about to elect a man with no accomplishments whatsoever to be President of the United States, to be the most powerful person on the planet.

Wake up people! Wake up from your trance!

Pax americana on February 20, 2008 at 1:00 PM

I can think of one: He’s the most pro-abortion candidate ever.

nottakingsides on February 20, 2008 at 12:16 PM

Is that an accomplishment? It ought to be a disqualification.

Pax americana on February 20, 2008 at 1:01 PM

(McCain’s looking less like a troll doll and more presidential every day.)

profitsbeard on February 20, 2008 at 10:47 AM

I keep wishing for Hillary, as I believe her easier to beat, but McCain’s blessing might be an Obama win in the primary.

Entelechy on February 20, 2008 at 1:27 PM

What’s up with this? MSNBC has been clearly supporting Obama, and has been called out on it over the past couple weeks… Now suddenly they have the Osama graphic while talking about Obama, and then this bit made famous by Hannity? I can’t just give Matthews credit for finally asking the question, because I feel like this was forced so they can say “see, we’re trying to be fair”. At any rate, it was as revealing as ever. I just hope this trend grows to where we’re seeing interviewers ask Obama supporters “What are his accomplishments” constantly, and getting these same responses.

RightWinged on February 20, 2008 at 1:28 PM

CALLING ON ALL REPUBLICANS IN THE GREAT STATE OF TEXAS

Last night Hillery said she was “ready to defeat the Republicans” I say we have a rare opportunity to take her on directly, and take her out.

The state of Texas has open voting. We should all tell/plead/beg our friends and family in Texas to “pimp” ourselves out for one day. Vote Obama and sweep that woman into the dust bin of history.

Here’s our chance republicans – why do you hesitate?

Like it or not, Maverick is our horse. His nomination is sure. Lets use our vote wisely on March 4th and end
this once and for all.

She wants to take on the Republicans huh? I say we should meet her on the battle field of Texas and give her exactly what she wants – a royal butt whipping. I just hope she dont cry again.

Colts_45cal on February 20, 2008 at 1:54 PM

Another Obama supporter can’t name anything Obama has actually done

Juan Plantation McCain should be so lucky.

Many people who would otherwise be supporters of his can name things, a lot of things, that he has done.

Therein lies the problem.

MB4 on February 20, 2008 at 2:06 PM

Imagine the Founding Fathers viewing the intellectual cesspool (and that’s being far too generous) that America has become…

Halley on February 20, 2008 at 2:13 PM

A .7% of GDP tax to be paid into the U.N. In fact, I believe it passed in either the Senate or House committee, didn’t it? See, he isn’t just an empty suit after all. He means what he says.

a capella on February 20, 2008 at 10:10 AM

Interesting, isn’t it, how this proposed legislation is getting ignored by the MSM? At a time when the U.S. economy faces recession, we’re running a huge deficit, and our federal government still has done absolutely nothing to address the looming bankruptcies of our giant entitlement programs (Social Security and Medicare/Medicaid), Obama is sponsoring a Senate bill to give 845 billion U.S. taxpayers’ dollars to the United Nations — one of the most corrupt and inefficient organizations in existence — to combat “global poverty.”

Wouldn’t it be nice to see Chris Matthews (or any other MSM talking head) ask Obama supporters if that is the kind of “change” they are hoping for?

AZCoyote on February 20, 2008 at 2:28 PM

Sorry to post this here Bryan, but your email isn’t working for the Photoshop Watson post which is getting farther down. Here’s my entry: http://www.fromthepen.com/graphics/ObamaWatson.jpg

Buck

bucktowndusty on February 20, 2008 at 2:31 PM

Chris’s “thrill” turned out to be cancer and he looks upset!

Chakra Hammer on February 20, 2008 at 2:59 PM

Let’s be fair…

He actually voted against the Protect America Act.

Does THAT count?

franksalterego on February 20, 2008 at 11:08 AM

Fine, let the terrorist plot to kill us overseas, keep your head in the sand.

Chakra Hammer on February 20, 2008 at 3:02 PM

Every time I see an Obama rally, I am reminded of a line from the old comedy movie “Murder by Death”:

A room full of empty people.

In the movie it was just one of the character’s examples of not speaking English well. With Obama and the Obamaites, It is indeed empty people.

LegendHasIt on February 20, 2008 at 3:23 PM

Further proof that Obama is no Messiah.

Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.
(1 Peter 3:15)

Hendo on February 20, 2008 at 3:25 PM

Don’t forget…Hitler rose to power offering “hope” and “change.”

sgt_rich on February 20, 2008 at 3:40 PM

Don’t forget…Hitler rose to power offering “hope” and “change.”

That is how they all get into power. I guess MORE welfare and socialized medicine is CHANGE to Obama. Power to the people and all that.

TroubledMonkey on February 20, 2008 at 4:49 PM

Holy Crap! Matthews asked that question? Didn’t he urinate down his leg, on-air, during an Obama speech last week? Must be off his meds – or back on them.

Wingo on February 20, 2008 at 4:54 PM

People who don’t even watch Matthews are always all over the place because all they see are the small clips. He loved Rudy. He has been kind and mean to both Clinton and Obama. McCain he has been nice to. He doesn’t personally like Iraq. He’s all over the board, he thinks out loud, and whether one thinks he is an idiot or not is irrelevant since he is not partisan.

I don’t know if they have a clip or not on the internets, but a few months back Claire McCaskill was on and he asked her a question and she went to the “rollback the tax cut” talking point. He tore her a new one and literally dressed her down. It was lovely.

Really if you go by the reactions of the partisans on both sides, Matthews is the least biased talking head on any Cable News Show.

LevStrauss on February 20, 2008 at 5:48 PM

I’ve been discussing this point over here, and I got this response on Obama’s in depth experience:

Where do I start? Bestselling author. Twice. Grammy award winner. Twice. President of the Harvard Law Review. Only once. Sorry. Successful community organizer. On the boards of non-profits……. Anyway, if you need more, I have a whole lot more.

Stunning qualifications, aren’t they? Maybe for Author-in-Chief.

michaelo on February 20, 2008 at 5:54 PM

Frankly I think Republicans hate Matthews because he was all over the Plame incident. That is an issue Republicans shouldn’t have been partisan on anyway, it was a stupid losing issue that only benefited the liars involved on both sides, they either got out of jail or got a book deal. The Free Scooter issue was also stupid as well, especially after the Clinton debacle. It’s amazing how the spinsters can lead some of you guys by the nose. Of course many of my fellow Republicans will be voting for amnesty and liking it, so that just proves my point.

LevStrauss on February 20, 2008 at 5:54 PM

AZCoyote on February 20, 2008 at 2:28 PM

This bill also defines the term “Millennium Development Goals” as the goals set out in the United Nations Millennium Declaration, General Assembly Resolution 55/2 (2000). It also commits nations to banning “small arms and light weapons” as well as ratifying treaties like the International Criminal Court Treaty, the Kyoto Protocol etc., so much for the second ammendment. The UN will superseed our own Constitution.

Les in NC on February 20, 2008 at 6:31 PM

Has Matthews decided that that tingling in his legs was something else?
Or has he just been told to stop being such a shill?

Tzetzes on February 20, 2008 at 6:47 PM

Imagine the Founding Fathers viewing the intellectual cesspool (and that’s being far too generous) that America has become…

Halley on February 20, 2008 at 2:13 PM

I wholeheartedly agree… Personally, I am a conservative Republican because, at heart, I believe that the Law of Noncontradiction is an established fact instead of a culturally-driven construct of white, male-dominated Western civilization, and because not only do I believe it, I strive to live consistently in light of it. Liberals either do not so believe, or make no attempt to live as though it were true, and therefore, I cannot philosophically be consistent with reality without being a Conservative. Since the party whose principles – if not always their candidates or leaders – embody a thoughtful consideration of the Law of Noncontradiction is the Republican party…. I am a Republican.

How’s that for about as philosophically obscure an argument as you’ll ever find?

psrch on February 21, 2008 at 1:39 PM

Is that an accomplishment? It ought to be a disqualification.

Pax americana on February 20, 2008 at 1:01 PM

I personally agree ya, but the Obama supporters think it is. They should have the guts to admit the “most pro-abortion candidate ever” is an accomplishment in their eyes.

nottakingsides on February 21, 2008 at 10:18 PM

Isn’t it something how all these Obama morons just follow him mindlessly and hang on to his every word about hope & change? If you want to understand why this is happening, you should read “The True Believer” by Eric Hoffer. It was written in 1951, but it’s analysis is dead on to what’s happening in America today.

Bootleghooch on February 22, 2008 at 6:22 AM

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