Video: Obama’s credibility is leaking, not “precious bodily fluids”

posted at 1:37 pm on September 22, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

Actually, the latter is more Pete Stark’s thing than Barack Obama’s, but Chris Matthews must be running out of analogies to keep the thrill running up his leg these days. Matthews held a roundtable with Howard Fineman of Newsweek and Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post — who had his own skepticism about the ObamaCare proposals and their cost-reduction measures — about why Obama’s “mojo” seems to be on the fritz. Their conclusion? It must be … Afghanistan:

It’s not often you see this amount of willful cluelessness on prime-time television … well, outside of MS-NBC, anyway. Perhaps Robinson and Co. can play us video clips of all those town-hall debates and protests over the Afghanistan war, or all of the national debate that took place over it this summer.  Did a million Americans march on Washington DC ten days ago to protest our war policy?  Or was it to protest the radical big-government agenda of the Democrats in power?

Why is the media blitz not working for Obama?  It has nothing to do with “precious bodily fluids,” a rather creepy issue for Matthews to fixate on, and everything to do with credibility.  Americans have been rejecting Obama’s arguments for months, and Obama has yet to make any new ones.  Every time Obama appears on TV to deliver the same tired arguments that they’ve already rejected, the more he looks like an empty suit to Americans.  (via Jim at Radio Vice Online)


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Something very wicked about MSNBC. I also suspect that there must be a rather high level of lead content in the water supply in those offices. Even Joe Scarborough has started getting on my nerves. He is surrounded by the worst of the worst and he never challenges any of them. However, he wants to lecture conservatives on how to be conservatives and continuously bash Palin and Beck.

His morning show used to be an interesting way to see what some whack-o, liberal, left-wing psycho of the day might have to say about current events. Now it is no better than Olbermann’s maniacal dementia spreading like a fungus in the darkest crevices of anemic minds.

joedoe on September 22, 2009 at 2:14 PM

Matthew’s worked for Jimmy and thought he was the best President ever and wrote Jimmy’s speeches. Enough said.

Sultry Beauty on September 22, 2009 at 2:09 PM

Wow, I forgot that….now it all makes sense!

Jeff from WI on September 22, 2009 at 2:14 PM

Geraldine Ferraro was right. if he hadn’t been black, he wouldn’t have been in the running because of his lack of credentials. But no one paid attention to Geraldine because, of course, she’s racist.

Wethal on September 22, 2009 at 2:15 PM

joedoe on September 22, 2009 at 2:14 PM

spot on….

cmsinaz on September 22, 2009 at 2:16 PM

Did a million Americans march on Washington DC ten days ago to protest our war policy?

Charles Johnson says it was LESS than 70,000 – because, he said, I quote:

I also have quite a bit of experience with very large crowds — as a touring musician with Al Jarreau, Stanley Clarke and George Duke, I played in front of many very large audiences.

Oh my! Stanley Clarke!

battleoflepanto1571 on September 22, 2009 at 2:17 PM

You think Kathleen Matthews is jealous over Chris Matthews’ ongoing Affair de Obama?

IntheNet on September 22, 2009 at 2:19 PM

The “as seen on TV” shtick works in Kenya, not so much in America.

Maybe he can try the ShamWOW sales pitch next. Only this time, the Scam without the WOW.

tarpon on September 22, 2009 at 2:21 PM

How sad. Crissy’s president has turned into No mo’ mojo BO.

ziggyville on September 22, 2009 at 2:22 PM

Geraldine Ferraro was right. if he hadn’t been black, he wouldn’t have been in the running because of his lack of credentials. But no one paid attention to Geraldine because, of course, she’s racist.

Wethal on September 22, 2009 at 2:15 PM

This was formerly titled American Interloper, but was changed to America’s Interloper to make it more accurate. It’s about no one in particular, of course:

You came into this country as a young boy
From lands afar
You rose as swiftly as your rhetoric soared
Dazzling one and all with your accomplishments, both real and imagined

Great changes await us while you comfort us with your dulcet tones
Parties of tea; oh, the gayest of times

You are an interloper in our country
America’s interloper
Some hope to change what it is you have offered
As scribes and sycophants congress all around you

You are…America’s interloper

By peaveydreamer6

Jeckle on September 22, 2009 at 2:27 PM

Can you imagine how much it must suck to be an Obama fanboy? I bet Chris Matthews has some Milli Vanilli cassette tapes in a closet somewhere.

Mr. D on September 22, 2009 at 2:28 PM

— about why Obama’s “mojo” seems to be on the fritz. Their conclusion? It must be … Afghanistan:

What happened to the racism meme? They can’t have abandoned that one already!

4shoes on September 22, 2009 at 2:30 PM

Totally clueless..

vcferlita on September 22, 2009 at 2:31 PM

An only child abandoned by both parents…this can’t end well.

NJ Red on September 22, 2009 at 2:31 PM

Who is this Chris Matthews you speak of?

texanpride on September 22, 2009 at 2:42 PM

The day Sarah Palin’s facebook spoke the obvious truth about reductions in care for the weak and useless people was the day Americans snapped out of their trance induced by the hypnotic Dr. StrangeObama. Now it is back to politics as usual.The “you lie confrontation” came in a close second. The only tactic left for Obama is victimhood with crying women and assertions that he is in a “fight for us”. His only real fights are against the legitimate Honduran government and against continuation of the Pax Americana from military strength that has been unjustly protecting the Joooos in Jerusalem from Arab extermination since 1973.

jimw on September 22, 2009 at 2:46 PM

Why is it that every time Chrissy talks about Obama “bodily fluids” always come into play? just saying.

milwife88 on September 22, 2009 at 1:42 PM

..oh yeah. I forgot about that. It is getting to be a little late in the day for The Pantload to passing the buck, isn’t it?

I give it ’til Christmas, then every time he refers to the “previous administration” it will be nothing but eye-rolls from his rapidly diminishing audiences.

VoyskaPVO on September 22, 2009 at 2:48 PM

Whatever thrill goes up a leg, eventually comes down the leg…

right2bright on September 22, 2009 at 2:50 PM

It is Mathews “precious bodily fluids’ that is causeing the thrill going down his leg.
Is Rep. Stark on set?

mechkiller_k on September 22, 2009 at 3:08 PM

the more he looks like an empty suit to Americans.

“looks like” I’ll agree with, but I just don’t think he is. I’d rather feel silly down the line and have it turn out that the American Taliban up there are simply full of bluster and nothing much will come of it whether they win or lose…but these just don’t seem like the types who will accept the defeat of Marxism.

Just don’t know.

Dr. ZhivBlago on September 22, 2009 at 3:26 PM

the Dr. Stranglove reference is with respect to Mathews use of the phrase “precious bodily fluids”. General Jack Ripper was obsessed with the polution of his bodily fluids by flouridation in the movie.

DrW on September 22, 2009 at 2:14 PM

I would have thought that was obvious — but it’s a very old movie — and the irony might be lost on the “young-uns”

rebuzz on September 22, 2009 at 3:32 PM

Barely useful idiots. Oxygen breathing no-loads.

javamartini on September 22, 2009 at 1:43 PM

FIFY

ya2daup on September 22, 2009 at 3:43 PM

It is leaking and its running down Chris Matthews legs as we speak.

bluegrass on September 22, 2009 at 3:45 PM

Americans have been rejecting Obama’s arguments for months, and Obama has yet to make any new ones. Every time Obama appears on TV to deliver the same tired arguments that they’ve already rejected, the more he looks like an empty suit to Americans.

Racist’s one and all!

david kumbera on September 22, 2009 at 3:56 PM

Racist’s

What else could it be?

david kumbera on September 22, 2009 at 3:57 PM

What else could it be?

Racist racists.

NoDonkey on September 22, 2009 at 4:09 PM

I read these remarks by Matthews and my heart goes out to his wife. The other woman is the President of the United States.

sherry on September 22, 2009 at 4:15 PM

The other woman is the President of the United States.

sherry on September 22, 2009 at 4:15 PM

And Chrissy’s out “hiking the Appalachian Trail” as therapy for the “thrill running up his leg”.

ya2daup on September 22, 2009 at 4:35 PM

And my friends and family wonder why I left the Democratic Party? My BFF (Democrat) came to have coffee a few days ago. Her eyes were wide open (finally). She said “Everything you said to me last year is true. I can’t believe this is happening.”
Many of my clients are on SS and quite a number are black. I tell them about the freeze on their cost of living increases. You should see the looks on their faces. Priceless. I change the subject, but they want to hear more. So, we discuss the issues. When they factcheck me and find it’s the truth I know I’ve won them over.
Chris Matthews et al do not stand a chance when it comes to truth. Power to the people, not the damned elitists like Obama.

elclynn on September 22, 2009 at 5:38 PM

Chrissie’s Jeopardy dream categories:

Socialism
Bodily Fluids
Homosexuality
Racism
Ted Kennedy

Sapwolf on September 22, 2009 at 5:54 PM

“Roundtable” is MSNBC code for “circle jerk”.

Sharke on September 22, 2009 at 6:00 PM

Obama is Jimmeh Carter’s revenge!

MCGIRV on September 23, 2009 at 2:42 PM

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