Video: Chris Matthews vs. Texas tea partier

posted at 12:48 pm on October 17, 2009 by Allahpundit

Light entertainment for a slow news day per a few reader requests. It ends up devolving into an argument over whether the Keynesians or Amity Shlaes are right about the Depression, but Matthews’s repeated — and futile — attempts to bait him on things like Birtherism and secession are amusing. Watch to the end or you’ll miss the money line, a vivid illustration of that new lefty study confirming that no, in fact, for most right-wing Obama opponents, it’s not about race.

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Lee Atwater is Anita Dunn’s favorite philosopher…

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/10/16/white-house-vs-fox-chairman-mao/

I think she’s full of shiat… next time I’m asked to do a high school commencement address, I’ll ask, WWLAD?

ninjapirate on October 17, 2009 at 1:02 PM

Chrissy just can’t fall any lower.

ndulik on October 17, 2009 at 1:03 PM

Wow, Matthews really is a tool. Bait and Bait, then more Bait.
“where were you?”

Well Chrissy, kiss my a$$. I’m here now.

JusDreamin on October 17, 2009 at 1:05 PM

Chrissy, you were just taken to school. What a POS.

reddevil on October 17, 2009 at 1:05 PM

can’t watch him…total loser

cmsinaz on October 17, 2009 at 1:06 PM

Mathews makes the same false ‘either/or’ argument that the left tries to live on. Either Obama goes hard Marxist or we have another great depression…It ignores all the possible solutions aside from the Marxist one he embraced and that is working so poorly.

JIMV on October 17, 2009 at 1:07 PM

Anyone that wants to read up on FDR & the Great Depression I suggest this book:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/140005477X/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_1?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=0761501657&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1HBJ7GNS2XCDMZMVGZH9

Everyone should read it…

visions on October 17, 2009 at 1:07 PM

Great video…I remember GWB taking half the TARP $ and Obama taking the other half..Why is Mathews being obtuse on that point?

Pam on October 17, 2009 at 1:07 PM

can’t watch him…total loser

cmsinaz on October 17, 2009 at 1:06 PM

It’s worth the watch, guy totally owned Chrissy and Chrissy wasn’t liking it.

Oldnuke on October 17, 2009 at 1:08 PM

Hey Chris where were you when the ACORN story broke, where were you when Van Jones was asked to leave the WH, where were you during the last year and a half leading up to the election and where have you been the 9 months since?
ANSWER:
Under Barry’s desk swabbin the nob.

milwife88 on October 17, 2009 at 1:08 PM

Chrissy got biatch slapped!

farright on October 17, 2009 at 1:09 PM

How many times did Matthews ask a question of the form, “so what would you do differently from Obama?”, have the guy answer, “cut taxes significantly and reduce the size of government”, and then have Matthews echo back, “so you would’ve done nothing?”

Infuriating.

You suck, Matthews.

Purple Fury on October 17, 2009 at 1:09 PM

Chris Mathews is like watching a car wreck. What a joke. But this rockin b-slap at the DaliBama “Mr. NOBEL – Can u hear us now” is a HIT.

Thus should be featured on HotAir.

deedtrader on October 17, 2009 at 1:10 PM

Wow, what an example of our tea partiers. Thanks Phillip Dennis. You cleaned his clock.

eaglesdontflock on October 17, 2009 at 1:11 PM

I tried, I can’t watch him either. It’s unfortunate he has to constantly get in pissing contest with his guest. It doesn’t play well, he calls it hard ball, I call it bullying.

Dr Evil on October 17, 2009 at 1:12 PM

God I want to deck this pr1ck… when he gives that condescending little laugh at Phillip Dennis’s mention of Keynesian economics, I want to smash his face in. He is such a jerk.

kiltedscotsman5 on October 17, 2009 at 1:12 PM

God Bless Texas!

txag92 on October 17, 2009 at 1:12 PM

How many times did Matthews ask a question of the form, “so what would you do differently from Obama?”, have the guy answer, “cut taxes significantly and reduce the size of government”, and then have Matthews echo back, “so you would’ve done nothing?”

Infuriating.

You suck, Matthews.

Purple Fury on October 17, 2009 at 1:09 PM

Yes, that was infuriating!

aikidoka on October 17, 2009 at 1:12 PM

Lee Atwater is Anita Dunn’s favorite philosopher…

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/10/16/white-house-vs-fox-chairman-mao/

I think she’s full of shiat… next time I’m asked to do a high school commencement address, I’ll ask, WWLAD?

ninjapirate on October 17, 2009 at 1:02 PM

Did anybody else notice that the linked to NYT blog in that post links to LGF? Chuckles pulls a tu quoque and points out that John McCain once quoted Mao, too!

Purple Fury on October 17, 2009 at 1:14 PM

Chrissy is such the tool. Phillip Dennis said the answer to the 08 financial crisis was major tax cuts and slashing govt sending, and Chrissy kept saying that Dennis was advocatnig Hooverism, equating it with doing nothing.

Smoot/Hawley was the incarnation of Hoover’s campaign promises, and it contributed to the Depression. So Hoover didn’t do nothing: he meddled in the market place and caused untold misery.

Sound familiar?

Akzed on October 17, 2009 at 1:16 PM

I’m surprised Chris didn’t show his Obama tattoo on his thigh.

yoda on October 17, 2009 at 1:16 PM

Does Chris Matthews have the most annoying voice in cable news television?

terryannonline on October 17, 2009 at 1:21 PM

“…Bush did $700 million in bailouts and TARP…”

Sissy doesn’t mention who VOTED FOR THAT. It’s not as though Bush can decide on his own to spend the bucks.

Actually, Bush spent only half of it. Obama spent the other half. He could have refused to spend it.

drjohn on October 17, 2009 at 1:21 PM

Matthews lack of knowledge on Hoover is ASTOUNDING.Freaking ASTOUNDING.

Trov on October 17, 2009 at 1:22 PM

I’m surprised Chris didn’t show his Obama tattoo on his thigh.

I’m pretty sure it’s on his lower back…

ninjapirate on October 17, 2009 at 1:22 PM

PWND hahahaha
Crissy so lost that confrontation. “Don’t mess with Texas” Chrissy. Chrissy sure used the word but a lot. He know where his brain is :o) but……..

IowaWoman on October 17, 2009 at 1:23 PM

It’s worth the watch, guy totally owned Chrissy and Chrissy wasn’t liking it.

Oldnuke on October 17, 2009 at 1:08 PM

took your advice…well worth it

cmsinaz on October 17, 2009 at 1:25 PM

Chrissy Hissy-Fit Matthews!

Good Lord, his staff HAS to be sick of him spitting
all over them 24/7!

I’d hate to see the set after he interviews Barney’s Frank!

Gob on October 17, 2009 at 1:26 PM

From what I learned about FDR in school was that, FDR’s policies were not helping the depression it was actually making it worse. WWII save our rebounded our economy! Did I go to the wrong school?

That is the lesson in history the Mr. I have a warm tingley feeling moving up my legg, did not learn.

BigMike252 on October 17, 2009 at 1:27 PM

Mathews is an idiot…he uses the fact that FDR was re-elected as proof that the depression was not extended by FDR’s policies. Sheesh

CWforFreedom on October 17, 2009 at 1:29 PM

WWII save our rebounded our economy!

Most of my history teachers and professors taught me that WWII rebounded our economy. And that is because I think most of them were probably liberals. I don’t know where Chris Matthews gets his info from.

terryannonline on October 17, 2009 at 1:30 PM

Mathews is an idiot…he uses the fact that FDR was re-elected as proof that the depression was not extended by FDR’s policies. Sheesh

CWforFreedom on October 17, 2009 at 1:29 PM

Yeah that was pretty dumb.

terryannonline on October 17, 2009 at 1:31 PM

Yay, Phillip Dennis! This guy’s good!

alice on October 17, 2009 at 1:33 PM

Wow Chris is anti-illegal immigration

CWforFreedom on October 17, 2009 at 1:33 PM

Yay, Phillip Dennis! This guy’s good!

alice on October 17, 2009 at 1:33 PM

+1

CWforFreedom on October 17, 2009 at 1:34 PM

Chrissy just can’t fall any lower.

ndulik on October 17, 2009 at 1:03 PM

I’ll take that bet!!!!

(We’re in the money, we’re in the money…)

karl9000 on October 17, 2009 at 1:34 PM

And so, folks, we have a vivid demonstration as to why Olbermann won’t have any conservatives on his show. Matthews is brighter than Olbermann (which ain’t saying much) and gets owned by a “teabagger”. Imagine the carnage Olbermann would suffer every weeknight.

ddrintn on October 17, 2009 at 1:34 PM

Chissy just had his lunch eaten. Wooohooo…

Jarhead68 on October 17, 2009 at 1:35 PM

Chrissy, you were just taken to school. What a POS.

reddevil on October 17, 2009 at 1:05 PM

+1

bill30097 on October 17, 2009 at 1:35 PM

Great video…I remember GWB taking half the TARP $ and Obama taking the other half..Why is Mathews being obtuse on that point?

Also, the fact that Obama voted in favor of the TARP bill and that he now cites the bill as part of the actions his administration took to save us all from the Great Depression II, goes unmentioned by Matthews.

GBob on October 17, 2009 at 1:36 PM

Matthews: What did Hoover do?
Patriot: I wasn’t around then.
Priceless!
PS: Hoover wasn’t a do nothing president. He passed the Smoot Hawley Tariff and that really screwed us over.

mizflame98 on October 17, 2009 at 1:37 PM

ninjapirate on October 17, 2009 at 1:22 PM

Bet Chris starts to get that tingle up his leg everytime he thinks about his tattoo.

yoda on October 17, 2009 at 1:37 PM

Matthews lack of knowledge on Hoover is ASTOUNDING.Freaking ASTOUNDING.

Trov on October 17, 2009 at 1:22 PM

+10

The quick comeback to that is..”If you want an example of “laize faire” think Harding and 1920-1921 depression. There is a reason why you haven’t heard of that depression Chris..”

Caper29 on October 17, 2009 at 1:38 PM

Sherrif Joe Arpaio, under attack from the Federal Government for doing his job.

Phoenix Arizona Kidnapping Capitol of the U.S.A.
Homeland security playing politics with American’s safety?

Dr Evil on October 17, 2009 at 1:38 PM

How many times did Matthews ask a question of the form, “so what would you do differently from Obama?”, have the guy answer, “cut taxes significantly and reduce the size of government”, and then have Matthews echo back, “so you would’ve done nothing?”

Infuriating.

You suck, Matthews.

Purple Fury on October 17, 2009 at 1:09 PM

Yes, that was infuriating!

aikidoka on October 17, 2009 at 1:12 PM

I agree with these two. It was disgusting AND infuriating. Every time Mathews would ask what would you have done, the tea party guy GIVES an answer. And one that would have worked! But Mathews just constantly blows it off by saying “so you would have done nothing”. He minimizes any answer the guy gives that goes against…as the tea party guy said…Mathews’ “liberal ideology”. I loved it when he brought THAT point up, and all Mathews could do was giggle. That was a stunning example of our tea party goers…he was calm, collected, and had a conservative answer to every problem or position that Mathews tried to throw at him. WAY TO GO!! :)

Highlar on October 17, 2009 at 1:40 PM

Is it just me, or does Matthews look and sound like a man who’s constipated?

Liam on October 17, 2009 at 1:41 PM

I’m surprised Chris didn’t show his Obama tattoo on his thigh.

yoda on October 17, 2009 at 1:16 PM

Yeah, his inner thigh.*shudder* Chrissy got totally pwnd, but it is a shame Phil wasn’t more up on his US history. Would have been sweet to see him throw back in Chrissy’s face that Hoover didn’t do nothing, he reacted much in the same way the current Congress and the two presidents did, dumb ass at full speed. But Phil did constantly smack those weak pitches right back at Chrissy. He just showed that not everyone in “flyover” country are all ignant and stuff. Phil totally laid waste to the comment by Perry and the fact that the party Perry went to was organized by the Republicans and that that group no longer exists. “Over-educated and under smart”, best line overall. But agreed, the tattooing line a definite exclamation point.

TQM38a on October 17, 2009 at 1:41 PM

Dr Evil on October 17, 2009 at 1:38 PM

Sheriff Joe’s doing illegal alien sweeps as we type, daring the feds to step in. If they do, he should put them in pink unies sleeping in tents.

Akzed on October 17, 2009 at 1:42 PM

This guy used crissy like a toilet brush! Loved it!

CH on October 17, 2009 at 1:43 PM

I’m so sick of the “where were you?” meme. I, and everyone I know, was burning up the phone lines to our so-called representatives telling them to vote NO on TARP, just as I burned them up on amnesty, expanding Medicare, the Harriet Miers nomination, and every other bad proposal by GWB. The fact that we were ignored doesn’t mean we did nothing.

DrMagnolias on October 17, 2009 at 1:45 PM

A brave and cunning guy. Where is his name?

Ol Chrissy has the same traps every day. Yawn.

If this guest was schooled he would have given Chrissy a real thrill up his leg. Notice how Chrissy dropped his voice when he mentioned that President Bush never vetoed a bill “…when Republicans were in control of Congress..”

Someone should add up what the deficit would have been if President Bush had NOT vetoed the bills which our loving Demorat Congress would have passed after they took over. And the stuff that was dumped in committee. Try triple the red ink!

Of course I find libs just phrase it that “President Bush never vetoed anything”. Talking heads are still doing it on TV. I also loved Chrissy’s equation of Roosevelt’s popular vote results with economic success. Does he get ideas from The Village Voice?

Don’t anyone tell MSNBC that President Roosevelt had crops destroyed or that President Hoover did start public works and spending. One leg chill at a time is enough, realizing that you are ill educated flacks while failing at even being entertaining is a grand mal seizure.

Ratings? MSNBC should call a few of us to do a show.

IlikedAUH2O on October 17, 2009 at 1:45 PM

What a douche. Hoover most certainly did NOT let the market work.

Sarjex on October 17, 2009 at 1:46 PM

Replace a MSNBC interviewer with one of us for some one on One with The One. That would be worth watching.

IlikedAUH2O on October 17, 2009 at 1:50 PM

Chris Matthews is an intellectual lightweight. Note to Chris: The stupid smirk gives the game away – you’re a partisan hack, not a journalist and certainly not a thinker.

How did a man with such an annoying voice get a job in the media?

landshark on October 17, 2009 at 1:50 PM

Mathews is an idiot…he uses the fact that FDR was re-elected as proof that the depression was not extended by FDR’s policies. Sheesh

CWforFreedom on October 17, 2009 at 1:29 PM

And how soon after FDR died did they ratify the 22nd Amendment? I doubt they did that because they thought that FDR was doing such a wonderful job that all other presidents should have the chance at a lifelong presidency as well.

mizflame98 on October 17, 2009 at 1:50 PM

I only watched this because of the recommendations of others.

I cannot abide Matthews. He is condescending. He has a talking-points version of history with loads of limitations in wide reading in history or economics. Most of all, his loud, non-inflectioned delivery sounds robotic. He is an endless loop of abrasive delivery and vacuous content.

What a dimwit Matthews is. We a closer to “a great depression, a great depression” with the ObaMAO economic policies than we ever were when Bush left office.

onlineanalyst on October 17, 2009 at 1:52 PM

Is it just me, or does Matthews look and sound like a man who’s constipated?

Liam on October 17, 2009 at 1:41 PM

That, too, as well as someone who has inhaled helium and turned up the volume at a monotone level.

onlineanalyst on October 17, 2009 at 1:57 PM

Matthews sinks to the same stale crud as every lefty lib: B-b-b-but Booooosh!

Captain Tingle is a disgrace to journalism. It never ceases to amaze me how the Left cries about FOX News being biased, and they call Matthews, Olby, and Maddow “fair”.

This gentleman certainly schooled Matthews tho….pwned!

JetBoy on October 17, 2009 at 1:58 PM

Captain Tingle is a disgrace to journalism. It never ceases to amaze me how the Left cries about FOX News being biased, and they call Matthews, Olby, and Maddow “fair”.

This gentleman certainly schooled Matthews tho….pwned!

JetBoy on October 17, 2009 at 1:58 PM

Captain Tingle….LOL! That is hilarious! Whenever I’m grading someone’s excitement I use the Chris Matthew’s Tingle Index. LOL!

terryannonline on October 17, 2009 at 2:04 PM

This must have been said before but instead of hardball,chrissey is “left nut”.I’m finally learning enough to realize that once you reach the level of “intellectual elitists” that your natural superiority enables you to pronounce what is good for everyone. Something like marxist!

tim c on October 17, 2009 at 2:04 PM

Typical Matthews trap: Surprise a victim with debatable history and shame them if they dare admit ignorance. Best case scenario is a stalemate over cherry-picked historical facts.

This would be fine if the mutual objective is to learn from our history. Matthews agenda is to win by ridiculing his interviewee.

If you agree with his ideology (altruism) then you applaud him.

Quetzal on October 17, 2009 at 2:10 PM

Maybe I wasn’t watching closely, but wouldn’t you say that Matthews is almost another person from say, four years ago. He simply isn’t a journalist in the least. I used to kind of take him seriously like Russert, but now he’s simply a hack and well, a bit of a joke.

pjean on October 17, 2009 at 2:10 PM

Wow. That was beautiful.

unwashed minion on October 17, 2009 at 2:11 PM

From 1933 to 1941 unemployment was in the double digits. During the 20s it average about 5%. Indeed FDR policies rocked!!

angryed on October 17, 2009 at 2:25 PM

What a sad S.A.P he has become- I used to like Chris 10 years back though I might not have always agreed with him. Now he has moved his position all the way out to the bleechers attacking real people about things that have nothing to do with the reality of the discussion… He’s become a very Sensational, Apologist, Person for Obama (with no Point other than his self professed talking points) Really sad – and he is looking so very old – What happened to the thrill up his leg.

wubu on October 17, 2009 at 2:27 PM

Oh my that’s one conservative guest who gave Chrissy all that he could handle.

Hera on October 17, 2009 at 2:29 PM

smackdown. Here’s Chrissy after the interview. NSFW

BKeyser on October 17, 2009 at 2:29 PM

Phillip did a good job of explaining what the Tea Party Movement is all about. Chris looked like a fool. He is probably worried about that tingle up his leg feeling like ice water.

DL13 on October 17, 2009 at 2:29 PM

Mr. Matthews needs to check his history re: aggravators of the Great Depression. Hoover did everything that Obama is trying to do, with the two greatest sins being raising taxes and getting into a trade war by raising tariffs and thus placing a hidden tax on the economy.

Mr. Dennis was very effective in maintaining his composure and calmly sticking to his position. From what I glean watching FOX and listening to talk radio for many hours a week, we need to tone it down a notch or two. Look how effective Charles Krauthammer is. Mr. Dennis’ presentation was in that same vein. In the same way, Ronald Reagan was a Conservative, not a CONSERVATIVE.

One thing it appears that Mr. Dennis and others in the movement could use is an outline of a comprehensive plan for restoring America’s promise. It needs to be something that can be recited early and often, and used as a talking point on these kinds of programs. I do think the currebt movement has a pretty good fix on what we are against, but it does not appear that we have a clear agenda to fix the problem. I think it would be a great thing if all of the bright minds at this site could get together and come up with a set of policies based on conservative principles that could be presented as a united front to America and to any politician willing to adopt those principles. Ultimately, people need to know how Conservatism will make a difference in their lives, and it needs to be taught and re-taught in every generation.

ObjectionSustained on October 17, 2009 at 2:31 PM

smackdown. Here’s Chrissy after the interview. NSFW

BKeyser on October 17, 2009 at 2:29 PM

eww!

JetBoy on October 17, 2009 at 2:32 PM

Matthews is a real dunce. Hoover raised taxes and in Smoot-Hawley put high tariffs on imports.
He must of said “do nothing” how many times. Cutting taxes and spending is not nothing. MORONIC
There is no great depression.
This guy was pretty good and didn’t fall for Chris’s trap.
He was out to get him.
Facts are the last thing on this imbecile’s mind.

lilium on October 17, 2009 at 2:40 PM

That tea bagger could stand to do some marching! And jumping jacks too!

simplesimon on October 17, 2009 at 2:41 PM

So the problem with George W, Bush, according to Matthews, was that Bush did not spend enough money? He did not pass a bigger bailout/stimulus? He did not run up a larger deficit?
Bush was bad because he bailed out AIG and ran up ‘record’ deficits but Obama is saving the country (and gave Matthews a thrill) by spending MORE than Bush and quadrupling Bush’s deficit? Therefore, when conservatives are unhappy with Bush’s fiscal policies during his second term, they are wrong/racist when they oppose Obama when he doubles down and expands upon the same policies? How can Matthews NOT see the silliness of his position?

jerseyman on October 17, 2009 at 2:44 PM

That guy was the first spokesman for this movement who handled it perfectly: Kept hi eye on the target of govt. spending. He was excellent and Mathews got owned and in dramatic fashion. Loved it.

bagoh20 on October 17, 2009 at 2:50 PM

And how soon after FDR died did they ratify the 22nd Amendment?
mizflame98 on October 17, 2009 at 1:50 PM

+1

Duh! I would have had to turn the car around and try to get interviewed again after I thought of that one! “The Ocean called..” moment.

Caper29 on October 17, 2009 at 2:50 PM

I cannot listen to that nasally, tongue tied douche nozzle Chrissy Mathews. Just the sound of his voice makes me want to strangle him with is own intestines.

mrpeabody on October 17, 2009 at 2:51 PM

Cutting taxes INCREASING profits, therefore, allowing companies to HIRE MORE WORKERS (and pay for health care). Higher profits also allows companies to invest in R&D and alternate fuels that show promise. Take away profits, and companies can not hire workers and cannot invest in the future growth of the company (economy).

jerseyman on October 17, 2009 at 2:52 PM

Amazing how one-dimensional the Lib playbook is. It consists of one play: Blame Bush. It’s Blame Bush right, Blame Bush left, Blame Bush up the middle, with the occasional screen pass and long ball.

They got nothing else.

EMD on October 17, 2009 at 2:52 PM

TQM38a on October 17, 2009 at 1:41 PM

I’m afraid to find out where Keith Olbermann’s tattoo of the President might be. I bet it hurt too.

yoda on October 17, 2009 at 2:56 PM

I really like that everytime Matthews asked him a question or responded to Dennis, you could just see Dennis laughing in his head, \”You stupid weasel, you are so predictable.\”Loved it.

Ingenue on October 17, 2009 at 2:59 PM

simplesimon on October 17, 2009 at 2:41 PM

I see you are still suffering from cranium in the gluteals disease.

chemman on October 17, 2009 at 3:03 PM

What the heck is with Matthew’s assertion that, in the face of a depression, Hoover “did nothing” – what an ignoramus!

Read the whole thing, but the money stuff is near the bottom

Hoover was destined to fill the role of the left’s designated scapegoat. Despite that, the one place where he and FDR truly “triumphed” was in enlisting the support of leading writers and intellectuals for government planning and intervention. This had a lasting effect on the way that generations of people think about the Great Depression. …

…In his economic policies and his incessant governmental activism, Hoover differed far more sharply with his Republican predecessor than he did with his Democratic successor. Calvin Coolidge, president from 1923 to 1929, made no secret of his disdain for Hoover, who served as his secretary of commerce and won praise from such highly regarded liberals as John Maynard Keynes and Jean Monnet. “That man has offered me unsolicited advice for six years, all of it bad,” Coolidge said.

What a load of bollocks. Doesn’t Matthews like to parade himself around as some sort of historian? weenie!

dissent555 on October 17, 2009 at 3:04 PM

dissent555 on October 17, 2009 at 3:04 PM

Exactly. Hoover was an activist, and his actions pushed the recession over into a depression.

I can’t believe Matthews is still making a big deal over Perry’s comments last spring. He’s a hysterical ninny.

juliesa on October 17, 2009 at 3:10 PM

dude, where’s ma link??

There it is!

dissent555 on October 17, 2009 at 3:16 PM

Is kinda disturbed about Chrissy thing, is a chrissy in real life lol. Agrees he is such a tool however.

chrissyann on October 17, 2009 at 3:18 PM

That tea bagger could stand to do some marching! And jumping jacks too!

simplesimon on October 17, 2009 at 2:41 PM

Typical progressive. When you can’t attack the message; go after the messenger.

mizflame98 on October 17, 2009 at 3:27 PM

Have I ever mentioned how proud I am to be a Texan?

c3ichief on October 17, 2009 at 3:28 PM

Mr. Dennis knows his stuff. Usually when I see one of those talking heads I think “Come on, there’s an easy answer, stop beating about the bush.”* But this guy nailed almost every question. The only thing I wish he was more forthright on was about Hoover, but his retort about FDR was still decent.

Am I the only one who thought Chris was about to say “I agree with you on the tattoo” at the end?

*I’m not saying I’d necessarily do better. It’s easy to be an armchair play caller, but much harder to speak under pressure on hot button issues.

OneGyT on October 17, 2009 at 3:43 PM

One more random thought. It’s been brought up many times by our side, but bears lots of repeating: It is not a double standard to oppose something more than you opposed something else if what you’re opposing now is worse than what came before. The equivocation between a big budget and a four-times-bigger budget is maddeningly stupid.

OneGyT on October 17, 2009 at 3:45 PM

-Bush signed the $700B Tarp Bill, touted by Matthew’s liberals in the congress, OCT 2008. Yes, Bush was not a fiscal conservative and he was for amnesty, but OBAMA and the liberal congress voted for this bill too. Sorry, Chrissy, can’t BLAME BUSH for all of it.
-My favorite point was when the tea partier said we were not a bunch of racists or rednecks, we just don’t agree with Chrissy’s liberal agenda.
I think Chrissy had a thrill running down his leg….but, this time, it was URINE.

HornetSting on October 17, 2009 at 3:46 PM

Look at that condescending smile on Matthews’s face — he thinks he’s talking to a crazy person.

I especially liked the incredulous smile when the guy referred to his “New York liberal” ideology, as though Matthews isn’t a liberal. Does that guy have an ounce of self-awareness?

Kensington on October 17, 2009 at 3:59 PM

Also, note how Matthews responds when the guy advocates tax cuts and reduced govt. He interprets that as a call for tax cuts and “big speeches”.

No, you imbecile. We’re not asking for “speeches.” It’s only you idiot liberals who think speeches can accomplish economic growth.

Speeches!

Kensington on October 17, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Matthews: “I think I agree with you about the borders.” That’s the one I’m keeping.

Connie on October 17, 2009 at 4:06 PM

smackdown. Here’s Chrissy after the interview. NSFW

BKeyser on October 17, 2009 at 2:29 PM

Dude, next time give us fair warning. I don’t think there is enough mind-altering substances out there to rid one of that image.;)

TQM38a on October 17, 2009 at 4:13 PM

Chris Mathews doesn\’t strike me as someone who is very bright… The guy he is interviewing though is spot on.

painfulTruthDisciple on October 17, 2009 at 4:13 PM

That tea bagger could stand to do some marching! And jumping jacks too!

simplesimon on October 17, 2009 at 2:41 PM

So could Chris. So could Michael Moore. So could you, no doubt.

ddrintn on October 17, 2009 at 4:21 PM

Bravo, Phillip Dennis!!!! Please consider running for Congress!!!

wren on October 17, 2009 at 4:23 PM

Matthews tried to trap him and the Texan wasn’t falling for it. He was sharp. +1 for Texas.

shick on October 17, 2009 at 4:33 PM

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