Chris Matthews: Sometimes I get the feeling that Democrats don’t want to enforce the border

posted at 7:05 pm on December 28, 2010 by Allahpundit

Via Mediaite. Yesterday he demanded to see Obama’s birth certificate, today he’s punching hippies for being weak on immigration. Tomorrow he’ll be wearing a Gadsden flag t-shirt and doing segments on the Tenth Amendment. His assimilation is almost complete, my friends.

What he’s actually doing here, whether he means to or not, is making the case against the DREAM Act. It’s not that the subjects of that bill are unsympathetic — they’re probably the most sympathetic subset of America’s illegal alien population — but rather that because the left is transparently opposed to serious border enforcement, the right can’t afford to make any unilateral concessions on this issue. Period, full stop. In fact, Matthews could have and should have completed his thought by exploring the many wonderful little obstruction techniques that amnesty shills will use to roll back the enforcement part if/when a comprehensive immigration bill ever passes. Mickey Kaus could help him out with that, along with explaining why illegal labor and income equality might be mutually exclusive. If Matthews is willing to go this far in front of MSNBC’s left-leaning audience, why not have Kaus on and go the whole nine yards?


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This is all Todd Palin’s doing!

Jeddite on December 28, 2010 at 7:06 PM

His assimilation is almost complete, my friends.

More looking for rating in all the wrong and right places.

upinak on December 28, 2010 at 7:07 PM

Who is the plant at MSNBC that keeps lacing the Kool-Aid with Truth serum?

portlandon on December 28, 2010 at 7:08 PM

Chris Matthews: Sometimes I get the feeling that Democrats don’t want to enforce the border

Ya think?

capejasmine on December 28, 2010 at 7:11 PM

What was your first clue Festus?

Fake8 on December 28, 2010 at 7:11 PM

Must be a ton of leftover egg nog from the MSNBC Washington bureau’s Winter Solstice/Festivus/Kwanzaa party last week.

jon1979 on December 28, 2010 at 7:12 PM

Segments on the Tenth Amendment.

Do they know anything about the Constitution aside from the Commerce Clause?

Fake8 on December 28, 2010 at 7:14 PM

Um, you do realize that MSNBC is, in terms of viewership, basically a cable access channel – right?

Newsflash: nobody gives a rat’s ass about any “sudden revelations” Chris Matthews has about anything.

Maybe tomorrow he’ll figure out that water is wet or that two plus two equals four. Or maybe not. The only thing that’s guaranteed is that NOBODY CARES.

logis on December 28, 2010 at 7:14 PM

The day he advocates re-invading Iraq will be something to watch.

Palin-Cheney in 2012?

The sky’s the limit there, Christopher.

SteveMG on December 28, 2010 at 7:14 PM

you’ve lost…that tinglin’ feeling…whoa that tinglin’ feeling…

ted c on December 28, 2010 at 7:20 PM

Sometime I get the feeling that Matthews stares at the sun and argues with himself at home.

Bishop on December 28, 2010 at 7:21 PM

If illegal immigrants were voting for Republicans…

… the borders would not only be secured, they would have sniper towers, the fence would be electrified, and land mines would litter the desert.

Seven Percent Solution on December 28, 2010 at 7:21 PM

If he’s just finding this out now then he really is as stupid as I believe him to be. How do people like Matthews get a seat at the adult’s table?

Claypigeon on December 28, 2010 at 7:22 PM

Well, to his credit, Matthews is right- nothing will be achieved on this issue until the border is effectively controlled. Republicans have been saying that forever. Democrats refuse to address it. And it’s not likely to change.

BKeyser on December 28, 2010 at 7:23 PM

Tomorrow he’ll be wearing a Gadsden flag t-shirt and doing segments on the Tenth Amendment.

BWWAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!@!!!@@!!

I about fell out of the chair when I read that one AP!

Talon on December 28, 2010 at 7:24 PM

The tingle is gone
The tingle is gone away
The tingle is gone baby
The thrill is gone away
You know you done me wrong baby
And you’ll be sorry someday

The tingle is gone
It’s gone away from me
The tingle is gone baby
The tingle is gone away from me
Although I’ll still live on
But so lonely I’ll be

The tingle is gone
It’s gone away for good
Oh, the tingle is gone baby
Baby its gone away for good
Someday I know I’ll be over it all baby
Just like I know a man should

You know I’m free, free now baby
I’m free from your spell
I’m free, free now
I’m free from your spell
And now that it’s over
All I can do is wish you well

Kini on December 28, 2010 at 7:26 PM

Ok, ok…enough of this guys. Where’s the camera? Alan Funt, I know you’re out there somewhere…behind that plant maybe?

miConsevative on December 28, 2010 at 7:27 PM

Sometime I get the feeling that Matthews stares at the sun and argues with himself at home.

Bishop on December 28, 2010 at 7:21 PM

he needs hisself a house cat.

ted c on December 28, 2010 at 7:28 PM

Has Americas lawns ever been mown so inexpensively? That is the apparent question you have to ask yourself in order to ignore a porous border.

I don’t understand Americas stance on this at all.

BL@KBIRD on December 28, 2010 at 7:29 PM

Ok, ok…enough of this guys. Where’s the camera? Alan Funt, I know you’re out there somewhere…behind that plant maybe?

miConsevative on December 28, 2010 at 7:27 PM

really. A “Wikileaks Task Force” Moment….

ted c on December 28, 2010 at 7:29 PM

The skunks are up to something,maybe Slick Willie is writing Crissy’s stuff.

Col.John Wm. Reed on December 28, 2010 at 7:30 PM

holy crap, listening to those 3 made me realize how skillfully the left has framed the immigration debate. These people were talking about enforcing current law(with a sad face because it in the only way to get those awful republicans to be in favor of a deal) and they sounded reasonable.

Mord on December 28, 2010 at 7:33 PM

Seven Percent Solution on December 28, 2010 at 7:21 PM

And Terminators. We’d definitely have Terminators…

karl9000 on December 28, 2010 at 7:34 PM

The skunks are up to something,maybe Slick Willie is writing Crissy’s stuff.

Col.John Wm. Reed on December 28, 2010 at 7:30 PM

Roger that, COL. Something is up in the enemy’s backfield, and it’s not what it seems.

ted c on December 28, 2010 at 7:34 PM

Matthews has become so bipolar on issues its tedious.
Tomorrow he will do a 180 on it and parrot LaRaza.
A thought in search of a rating.

jjshaka on December 28, 2010 at 7:41 PM

Has Americas lawns ever been mown so inexpensively? That is the apparent question you have to ask yourself in order to ignore a porous border.

I don’t understand Americas stance on this at all.

BL@KBIRD on December 28, 2010 at 7:29 PM

Not so cheap when you figure in the taxes and other costs to cover health care, education, law enforcement, incarceration, and welfare goodies you’re paying to the lawn mower and his buddies

Sekhmet on December 28, 2010 at 7:52 PM

This reminds me, briefly, of the Chris Matthews I used to like years ago on Hardball before he went into the tank fully. Obviously he’ll never be friendly to conservatives but he used to also doggedly call out liberals too and I could respect that. A glimpse of what used to be here.

MikeknaJ on December 28, 2010 at 7:54 PM

So who are these Republicans who said they will throw out twenty to thirty million illegals and where can I send them money….?

Also Tingle boy broke a leftie media rule.
The official number for illegal aliens is by law always to be only 11 million.

NeoKong on December 28, 2010 at 7:57 PM

Nothing new here – just words – Chrissy wants the McCain-Kennedy amnesty bill, not attrition through enforcement a la Heath Shuler’s SAVE Act.

Reid refused to even hold a Senate vote on requiring E-verify for the $800 BILLION Feb. 2009 stimulus bill, even after Pelosi’s House passed the same amendment!

fred5678 on December 28, 2010 at 7:57 PM

Do they know anything about the Constitution aside from the Commerce Clause?

Fake8 on December 28, 2010 at 7:14 PM

The ‘Good and Welfare Clause’?

lukespapa on December 28, 2010 at 8:03 PM

So when is Tingles, going to delve into the unsealing of Leftist Action Hero Scott Ritter’s sex charges records?

Albany NY attorney fired for suppressing 2001 arrest of William Scott Ritter

COLONIE – The (Democrat) assistant district attorney who handled a 2001 misdemeanor charge against former U.N. weapons inspector Scott Ritter has been fired for failing to tell her boss the case ever even existed. “I was shocked and angered to learn that the case had been disposed of by one of my assistant district attorneys without consulting me,” said Albany County District Attorney Paul Clyne. “Any arguably sensitive case should be brought to my attention.”

Details of the specific charge against Ritter, who sources said was arrested by Colonie police and charged with a class B misdemeanor on June 15, 2001, were sealed.

On Friday, Clyne fired Assistant District Attorney Cynthia Preiser, who had worked in the DA’s office for 15 years. She did not return calls for comment.

Previous Arrest From 2001

However, NewsChannel 13 reported in June 2001 about an arrest of a 39-year-old William Ritter of Delmar on charges he tried to lure a 16-year-old girl he met on the Internet to a Burger King in Menands.

According to police, the intent of that meeting was so that she could watch him perform sexual acts on himself.

At that time police said William Ritter was arrested before doing anything, but was facing multiple misdemeanor charges for trying to solicit an underage girl for sexual reasons. Ritter’s attorney, Norah Murphy, confirmed that he was arrested in the town of Colonie in June 2001.

Del Dolemonte on December 28, 2010 at 8:05 PM

Dems like illegal immigration because they believe if they can citizenize persons from a foreign nation those people will vote democrat.

Also, it keeps blacks impoverished and cronically underemployed so that dems can exploit their carefully-cultivated feelings of victimhood.

kurtzz3 on December 28, 2010 at 8:15 PM

Blind squirrel syndrome.
Wait till the eggnog wears off.
Or, I could be wrong- he’s completely lost it.

mad scientist on December 28, 2010 at 8:16 PM

Chrissie is how old now? 60ish?

That guy has the slowest synaptic connections on record, I do believe. It took that many years for him to see what’s in right front of him. Mercy, but I hope he has a driver and doesn’t do it for himself.

beatcanvas on December 28, 2010 at 8:17 PM

There must be an Anchorman Sequal coming up for casting or something. He is definitely having some Ron Burgundy moments lately! Seriously, can he be that dumb as to have thought the Dems AND many Republicans actually want to enforce our borders?

bluemarlin on December 28, 2010 at 8:23 PM

If illegal immigrants were voting for Republicans…

… the borders would not only be secured, they would have sniper towers, the fence would be electrified, and land mines would litter the desert.

Seven Percent Solution on December 28, 2010 at 7:21 PM

Quite possible, one only needs to look at how black conservatives are treated by the left to see this attitude.

bluemarlin on December 28, 2010 at 8:24 PM

Do they know anything about the Constitution aside from the Commerce Clause?

Fake8 on December 28, 2010 at 7:14 PM

Whoa, whoa whoooaaaa….what do you mean “aside” from, is there more?

Koa on December 28, 2010 at 8:26 PM

“Sometimes”?

BD57 on December 28, 2010 at 8:28 PM

Perhaps this is the new plan at MSNBC. Each day, they’ll let out a kernel of truth, something against the left wing Democrats, and then claim they are truly fair and balanced.

bflat879 on December 28, 2010 at 8:29 PM

Chris Matthews is working hard to find any topic that will get him some ratings and name recognition… expect to see him more gonzo than ever until someone hands him a Blue Pill.

ajacksonian on December 28, 2010 at 8:39 PM

… the borders would not only be secured, they would have sniper towers, the fence would be electrified, and land mines would litter the desert.

Seven Percent Solution on December 28, 2010 at 7:21 PM

…and they’d be the enemies/obstacles of/to the 36% black unemployed youth.

Schadenfreude on December 28, 2010 at 8:51 PM

Don’t trust him. He’s too busy admiring Obama’s crease or getting tingles to be worthy of our attention or respect.

Key West Reader on December 28, 2010 at 8:53 PM

Do they know anything about the Constitution aside from the Commerce Clause?

Fake8 on December 28, 2010 at 7:14 PM

That and the “General Welfare” clause. Which really is in the preamble and only setting the stage and purpose, not defining extent of power.

AZfederalist on December 28, 2010 at 8:58 PM

This reminds me, briefly, of the Chris Matthews I used to like years ago on Hardball before he went into the tank fully. Obviously he’ll never be friendly to conservatives but he used to also doggedly call out liberals too and I could respect that. A glimpse of what used to be here.

When I watched him back during the Clinton years, I actually thought he was on our side. He was always dogging Clinton who isn’t one-half as bad as Obama. What happened to him in the intervening period?

silvernana on December 28, 2010 at 9:17 PM

That and the “General Welfare” clause. Which really is in the preamble and only setting the stage and purpose, not defining extent of power.

AZfederalist on December 28, 2010 at 8:58 PM

Wasn’t it Clyburn that called it the Good-n-Plenty Clause?

Key West Reader on December 28, 2010 at 9:20 PM

HAH. Mathews must turned on Fox news before the show and some REAL news.

toongoon on December 28, 2010 at 9:50 PM

Being an Irishman, Matthews could easily pass for a retarded Kennedy cousin. A drunk retarded Kennedy of course. The man is a drunken idiot…..

adamsmith on December 28, 2010 at 10:02 PM

I haven’t read the comments, but it seems like a trade in between Kraut and him for his FOX opinion at 6pm w/Bret?

Because, there’s some ying-yang going on here-or a change in Matthews’ contract.

ProudPalinFan on December 28, 2010 at 10:05 PM

Got it. Obama decided to “kinda” move to the center, so he’s following suit.

ProudPalinFan on December 28, 2010 at 10:06 PM

LOL. So According to Chrissie, the “reasonable” position on immigration is Chuck Shumer, Lindsey Graham and Ted Kennedy because those are the centrist positions.

Ohhhh kaaayyy then.

angryed on December 28, 2010 at 10:45 PM

Matthews must have figured out that the Johns don’t like to feel the teeth, and is trying a new technique.

Slowburn on December 28, 2010 at 11:05 PM

Whoa, what has happened to Chris Matthews?

SC.Charlie on December 29, 2010 at 7:25 AM

Ann Coulter about 18 months ago was on O’Reilly and had the solution to immediately stop illegal immigration or at least the jobs that they take when they get here.

Change the EEOC rule that does NOT allow illegal immigrants to sue for back wages when paid below the minimum wage.

I would like to add that the IRS KNOWS about millions of duplicate SSN’s that withhold but take no action on what is at least identity theft.

barnone on December 29, 2010 at 9:26 AM

His assimilation is almost complete, my friends.

Not sure why Matthews is being honest right now AP, but your quote made me laugh.

scotash on December 29, 2010 at 12:26 PM

typical liberals, they can’t just come out and say what they really want, which in this case is open borders amnesty.

Daemonocracy on December 29, 2010 at 5:52 PM