Matthews: Gingrich looks like a car bomber, don’t you think?

posted at 7:38 pm on March 2, 2011 by Allahpundit

Via Greg Pollowitz at Media Blog, who notes Clarence Page chuckling all the way. You’ll have to watch to the end for Tingles’s “explanation” of what he meant; honestly, I think this is as simple as him grasping for a metaphor, in real time on live TV, to channel his impulse for demonizing the right (he actually describes Gingrich as “Mephistophelian”) and coming up with something … weird. It’s not meant to be taken literally; it’s impressionistic, a way of capturing what he perceives to be Gingrich’s maniacally sinister cunning. The inference to take away is that Newt is ruthlessly malevolent, which may be untrue but at least is more colorful than substantive criticisms like the fact that he’s a relic of the last Republican revolution and probably too divisive to lead effectively. Never a dull moment on “Hardball.”

Speaking of which, this wasn’t even the most questionable thing he said today. Exit quotation: “I thought [Huckabee] was a good guy, basically, even though he’s a man of the sort of evangelical right.”


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So can we profile people who look like car bombers?

lorien1973 on March 2, 2011 at 7:42 PM

Maybe Chris will walk off of a cliff one day.

blatantblue on March 2, 2011 at 7:42 PM

Well if he had not already totally lost it we know now he has totally totally lost it. Must be that new era of discourse that Mr Tingles’ goD has called for.

CWforFreedom on March 2, 2011 at 7:44 PM

Allah-

You might want to check in on NewsBusters when you have the time; this is just another example of Matthews saying something really off the wall. It’s happening a lot lately, apparently.

I think “unhinged” or “unglued” is more likely than a professional talking head searching for words on live tv.

BKeyser on March 2, 2011 at 7:44 PM

MSNBC and Tingles have become parodies of themselves.

How does that channel actually have viewers?

gary4205 on March 2, 2011 at 7:46 PM

Horse turds display more intelligence than Chrissy.

GarandFan on March 2, 2011 at 7:46 PM

The inference to take away is that Newt is ruthlessly malevolent, which may be untrue but at least is more colorful than substantive criticisms like the fact that he’s a relic of the last Republican revolution and probably too divisive to lead effectively. Never a dull moment on “Hardball.”

Jeeze, I’m not one to be confrontational with the people that run this site…but wow….

CARRY THAT WATER!!

BigWyo on March 2, 2011 at 7:47 PM

Exit quotation: “I thought [Huckabee] was a good guy, basically, even though he’s a man of the sort of evangelical right.”

So to Chris Matthews,

“…a man of the sort of evangelical right” =/= “a good guy”

gryphon202 on March 2, 2011 at 7:47 PM

Gingrich looks like a car bomber, don’t you think?

Gabby Giffords was unavailable for comment…

Baxter Greene on March 2, 2011 at 7:49 PM

Of course you’re right, Allah.

Just as we all know Chris would not extend the same understanding when parsing out someone on the right feeling their rhetorical way along a thought on live tv.

And we all still have a right to be offended by it.

Cindy Cooper on March 2, 2011 at 7:49 PM

And you look like a guy with a poster of Obama taped to his ceiling, Chris.

Pasalubong on March 2, 2011 at 7:49 PM

He Chris. Those who live in glass houses…

mizflame98 on March 2, 2011 at 7:53 PM

Matthews is insane.

Hey Chris, why don’t you go grope Ellen again, and leave politics to the balanced people.

rightwingyahooo on March 2, 2011 at 7:54 PM

Alcohol. It has literally pickled the brain of this as$fu(ker.

carbon_footprint on March 2, 2011 at 7:55 PM

Obama has always “kept his nose clean” and blamed the continuous false claims about his upbringing simply on the fact that Obama “looks different.” Matthews concluded that “it’s scary and I hope the rest of the world isn’t paying attention to Mike Huckabee.”

Due to the services of Matthews, Walsh and Corn Obama’s ars is also sparkling clean.

Schadenfreude on March 2, 2011 at 7:56 PM

Just another audition for his dream job, anchor of Weekend Update on SNL.

Limerick on March 2, 2011 at 7:57 PM

Ok, forget the birth certificate, and grades, and college transcripts. I want proof Matthews passed the 9th grade.

capejasmine on March 2, 2011 at 7:57 PM

“I mean how many times has Gingrich been married”……

Tell us Chris..
…….how many women has Gingrich left to drown while sleeping off a drunk (Kennedy)..
……..how many Klan rallies has he organized(Byrd)….
…………..did he start off his campaign in the living room of a marxist,domestic terrorist (Obama)…..

Multiple marriages does not even register on the radar when it comes to the corrupt derelicts that infest the democratic party.

Baxter Greene on March 2, 2011 at 7:57 PM

And they say Charlie Sheen sounds a little off? This guy has been a little off for years. He may need some kind of intervention.

scalleywag on March 2, 2011 at 7:59 PM

Obama has always “kept his nose clean”

I didn’t know cocaine was a cleanser.

mizflame98 on March 2, 2011 at 7:59 PM

And Mathews looks like a homosexually oriented necrophiliac with incestual tendencies.

av8tr on March 2, 2011 at 7:59 PM

Chris was just showing off that he knows the meaning of Mephistophelian.

Schadenfreude on March 2, 2011 at 8:00 PM

Gingrich is not a saint, so what. The Scumcrats run felons.

rightwingyahooo on March 2, 2011 at 8:00 PM

Did he have a stroke or something in recent months?

He’s slobbering and slurring a lot more than usual these days.

Good Lt on March 2, 2011 at 8:01 PM

And they say Charlie Sheen sounds a little off? This guy has been a little off for years. He may need some kind of intervention.

scalleywag on March 2, 2011 at 7:59 PM

BOOM!! WINNING!!!

rightwingyahooo on March 2, 2011 at 8:01 PM

Did he have a stroke or something in recent months?

He’s slobbering and slurring a lot more than usual these days.

Good Lt on March 2, 2011 at 8:01 PM

booze.

mizflame98 on March 2, 2011 at 8:03 PM

Maybe he’s like that reporter outside the Grammys who started babbling incoherently and mouthing gibberish. Well, actually he’s been doing that for years now.

JammieWearingFool on March 2, 2011 at 8:05 PM

And they say Charlie Sheen sounds a little off? This guy has been a little off for years. He may need some kind of intervention.

scalleywag on March 2, 2011 at 7:59 PM

BOOM!! WINNING!!!

rightwingyahooo on March 2, 2011 at 8:01 PM

No shiites! WTF? Sheen is insane but Matthews isn’t?

Who is John Galt on March 2, 2011 at 8:07 PM

He starts off by accusing Fox of “going both ways”. He should know.

50sGuy on March 2, 2011 at 8:07 PM

He starts off by accusing Fox of “going both ways”. He should know.

50sGuy on March 2, 2011 at 8:07 PM

Huh? Yeah… I’m pretty sure Chrissy Tingles has taken TOTUS in every way imaginable.

MeatHeadinCA on March 2, 2011 at 8:14 PM

Matthews kid of looks like a pedophile,don’t you think?

Beto Ochoa on March 2, 2011 at 8:14 PM

I wonder what Matthews is going to say when he hears O’Reilly claimed he will pay the Snyder’s court cost in full. The Westboro aszwipes won their case today, and the Snyders were directed to pay all court cost.

Rovin on March 2, 2011 at 8:14 PM

Ok, forget the birth certificate, and grades, and college transcripts. I want proof Matthews passed the 9th grade.

capejasmine on March 2, 2011 at 7:57 PM

Matthews couldn’t pass gas and get it right.

Yoop on March 2, 2011 at 8:15 PM

…and Prithy you look like a mentally deranged child-molesting freak !

Wow ! That was easy !

cableguy615 on March 2, 2011 at 8:16 PM

It’s going to be fun watching Mathews wail when his Black Messiah goes down. Please let it be a Republican from the south! Mathews would commit suicide.

David2.0 on March 2, 2011 at 8:17 PM

Ye godz. Is this man a lunatic or does he say stupid lunatic things on purpose?

Aitch748 on March 2, 2011 at 8:17 PM

He strikes me as someone who hoards junk too. Maybe he’s got like a room full of chickens. ha.

scalleywag on March 2, 2011 at 8:20 PM

Chris didnt get the memo, your supposed to wait till the candidate is chosen before you shat all over them. Now is the time to bolster the weak and useless Matthews!

TheVer on March 2, 2011 at 8:22 PM

I note in today’s t.v. ratings (for cable t.v.) that Chris continues to spiral into utter oblivion – while Fox News continues to advance relentlessly in the opposite direction.

I have no doubt Chris will poke his head out of his ‘rubber room’ to ‘splain these numbers this to the rest of us.

Q. Mr. Matthews, do you know how to pronounce the word ‘Loser’?

alwyr on March 2, 2011 at 8:22 PM

Chris Matthews looks like a journalist.

Christien on March 2, 2011 at 8:25 PM

When is Comcast going to fire this pasty faced pathetic leftist clown?

Geeze oh Petes.

Key West Reader on March 2, 2011 at 8:26 PM

The voices in Chrissy’s head must be very loud now….and his tenuous tether to sanity quite frayed

roflmao

donabernathy on March 2, 2011 at 8:28 PM

Why is this turd still on the air again?

StrawMan on March 2, 2011 at 8:32 PM

He starts off by accusing Fox of “going both ways”. He should know.

50sGuy on March 2, 2011 at 8:07 PM

Huh? Yeah… I’m pretty sure Chrissy Tingles has taken TOTUS in every way imaginable.

MeatHeadinCA on March 2, 2011 at 8:14 PM

Bi-WINNING!

mizflame98 on March 2, 2011 at 8:32 PM

and his tenuous tether to sanity quite frayed

roflmao

donabernathy on March 2, 2011 at 8:28 PM

His tenuous tether to sanity is directly connected to his fraying frilly unmentionables.

Obama hasn’t called him in two weeks so he’s coming apart at the seams.

Literally.

Key West Reader on March 2, 2011 at 8:32 PM

If Chris wants comparisons… he looks like the kind of dirty old man in a trenchcoat across from the schoolyard. Where you can see his boots and hairy legs.

Tingly, hairy legs.

ajacksonian on March 2, 2011 at 8:36 PM

LOL Thanks, AP. I love the ‘Tingles’ segments you post for us. And they say Beck is crazy. Ha.

JimP on March 2, 2011 at 8:45 PM

The show needs to be moved to a later time slot so that it could pass as a comedy.
Makes one miss the really wacky stuff David Frost did in the late 60′s,remember foo fack from whack tack and his brother fong wong from dong nam bamm going whack whack on the pat kack trail.
Kinda have krissie as a brave deranged warrior in a Monte Python snit/skit.
Maybe we could get krissie a pole dancer like Goldie Hawn.
He could opine about weird stuff and blame it on Palin,maybe he needs a dose of Tina Fay to get him reoriented as to his gender.

Col.John Wm. Reed on March 2, 2011 at 8:48 PM

I think Matthews is being as outrageous and sensational as he can possibly be in an effort to get out of last place in the cable news ratings…

CCRWM on March 2, 2011 at 8:50 PM

A note about Chris Matthews:

Now that Olbermann has left MSNBC, Matthews is the smartest guy there.

Both viewers of MSNBC are not impressed.

BobMbx on March 2, 2011 at 8:55 PM

And Mathews looks like a homosexually oriented necrophiliac with incestual tendencies.

av8tr on March 2, 2011 at 7:59 PM

Are you grasping for a metaphor? I have seen people overlook the insane actions of other people but to read that statement from AP was truly insulting. He certainly doesn’t have a very high opinion of his readers thinking he could float that nonsense.

If I used the same kind of language to describe a certain beta male blogger we know, would I find the welcoming caress of APs understanding, or feel the blow of the ban hammer?

Mormon Doc on March 2, 2011 at 9:04 PM

BobMbx on March 2, 2011 at 8:55 PM

ROFLMAO!!!

capejasmine on March 2, 2011 at 9:07 PM

If I used the same kind of language to describe a certain beta male blogger we know, would I find the welcoming caress of APs understanding, or feel the blow of the ban hammer?

Mormon Doc on March 2, 2011 at 9:04 PM

Instead of theoretical analysis, why not conduct an empirical test?

BobMbx on March 2, 2011 at 9:08 PM

Tingles is such a schm*ck.
I still remember how outraged I was the night he underhandedly ambushed the Boss Emeritus back in…was it 2004?

Pond scum is worth more than that p*tz.

Shirotayama on March 2, 2011 at 9:13 PM

I think Matthews is being as outrageous and sensational as he can possibly be in an effort to get out of last place in the cable news ratings…

CCRWM on March 2, 2011 at 8:50 PM

More like secure his last place position forever, enshrined in broadcast history as the most months in last place…

I remember when Matthews actually said a few intelligent things now and then. I used to watch, but that was before Bush 2. I think he went insane during the Bush years.

petunia on March 2, 2011 at 9:13 PM

He thinks an older, chubby, clean shaven, caucasion, white haired Christian looks like a car bomber.

And no doubt a young arabic guy in one of those scarfs doesn’t.

I’ve always said that the left simply can’t tell the good guys from the bad guys.

And this may also explain why he is (probably) against racial profiling – it wouldn’t work if he was doing it.

Johnny 100 Pesos on March 2, 2011 at 9:55 PM

Unless Gingrich is wearing a beard and a rag on his head…no.

Dr. ZhivBlago on March 2, 2011 at 10:20 PM

The only way I’ll take “Tingle” seriously is when I need him to refill the coffee pot.

shorebird on March 2, 2011 at 10:33 PM

He’s slobbering and slurring a lot more than usual these days.
Good Lt on March 2, 2011 at 8:01 PM

Alcohol. It has literally pickled the brain of this as$fu(ker.
carbon_footprint on March 2, 2011 at 7:55 PM

He may need some kind of intervention.
scalleywag on March 2, 2011 at 7:59 PM

I’m starting to suspect that the tingle he’s got running up & down his pants all the time is just the tactile hallucination hard-core alcoholics get when they’re plagued with the sensation they’ve got bugs crawling over their skin.

leilani on March 2, 2011 at 10:38 PM

Nonono!!!

“He thinks an older, chubby, clean shaven, caucasion, white haired Christian looks like a car bomber.

And no doubt a young arabic guy in one of those scarfs doesn’t.

I’ve always said that the left simply can’t tell the good guys from the bad guys.

And this may also explain why he is (probably) against racial profiling – it wouldn’t work if he was doing it.

Johnny 100 Pesos on March 2, 2011 at 9:55 PM”

Trust me, they know the difference, they just don’t like it and/or just don’t care.

shorebird on March 2, 2011 at 10:43 PM

I’ve seen it theorized that Chris’ descent into madness can be traced to his bout of malaria.

I just did a search and sure enough, it was reported he contracted it in 2002.

In fact, doing that search I found this piece that says Rick Sanchez had it once!

Hmmmmmm

Cindy Cooper on March 2, 2011 at 11:13 PM

It’s all the chemicals in that blonde hair dye that he has been using for twenty years, it soaks into the skin and eventually gets to the brain.

slickwillie2001 on March 2, 2011 at 11:16 PM

Instead of theoretical analysis, why not conduct an empirical test?

BobMbx on March 2, 2011 at 9:08 PM

I’ve rarely seen a point missed by so much. Maybe you should lay down and elevate your feet.

Mormon Doc on March 2, 2011 at 11:32 PM

I think most people are reacting to the beginning of this clip where Chris Matthews repeatedly says that Newt Gingrich looks like a car bomber.

But Matthews even tops that in the middle of the clip. Around the 45 second mark Matthew says Gingrich is a little too mephistophelean. Yep, a little too much like the Devil, having Devil like characteristics. Should we be shocked by this? No, this is par for the course among the Left. Spew this kind of rhetoric while accusing Conservatives of being the hateful ones. Hypocrisy 101 from MSNBC.

http://www.bluecollarphilosophy.com/2011/03/chris-matthews-says-newt-gingrich-is-like-the-devil-video.html

Blue Collar Todd on March 3, 2011 at 12:43 AM

Chris Matthews looks like a short eyes, like a pedophile, don’t you think? Matthews looks like he would enjoy sodomizing children.

Fender54 on March 3, 2011 at 2:59 AM

What an embarrassment this person is.
I mean, to say it three times is just smartass.
People heard you the 1st time & cringed, why make them cringe twice more…

DJcool on March 3, 2011 at 4:52 AM

“I mean how many times has Gingrich been married”……

Tell us Chris..
…….how many women has Gingrich left to drown while sleeping off a drunk (Kennedy)..
……..how many Klan rallies has he organized(Byrd)….
…………..did he start off his campaign in the living room of a marxist,domestic terrorist (Obama)…..

Multiple marriages does not even register on the radar when it comes to the corrupt derelicts that infest the democratic party.

Baxter Greene on March 2, 2011 at 7:57 PM

BG, I’m sure you realize this but Tingles made this comment for conservatives not for the dhimmicrats.

SwabJockey on March 3, 2011 at 5:07 AM

I would seriously like to sit down and talk to someone who actually believes in their heart of hearts that this idiot actually has something of major importance to say and ask them to explain why………but I have yet to find one!

pilamaye on March 3, 2011 at 5:26 AM

You have to create a special prize for Chrissy -he makes Bagdad Bob sound credibly objective by comparison.

Don L on March 3, 2011 at 7:16 AM

Obama has always “kept his nose clean”

I didn’t know cocaine was a cleanser.

mizflame98 on March 2, 2011 at 7:59 PM

Maybe he freebased it.

Slowburn on March 3, 2011 at 7:32 AM

Chris Matthews needs to get some help. That guy is just sadly disturbed at this point.

That said… he does do Republicans a great service by illustrating the rabid hate of the left.

Murf76 on March 3, 2011 at 7:54 AM

The show needs to be moved to a later time slot…

Col.John Wm. Reed on March 2, 2011 at 8:48 PM

The ideal time slot would be around 2AM, right between the informmercials for the Magic Bullet and the latest scam get-rich-quick promo from Kevin Treadeau.

pilamaye on March 3, 2011 at 8:16 AM

It’s truly sad to see what passes for political commentary these days.

Has Matthews’ job just become the invention of ever more asinine insults directed at Republicans?

dkmonroe on March 3, 2011 at 9:00 AM

The ideal time slot would be around 2AM, right between the informmercials for the Magic Bullet and the latest scam get-rich-quick promo from Kevin Treadeau.

pilamaye on March 3, 2011 at 8:16 AM
.
Yeah OK but only if we get to watch Billy May’s greatest hits and sham-wow commercials as a break.
Still think Goldie Hawn might help,ward off the dulls.

Col.John Wm. Reed on March 3, 2011 at 9:08 AM

Sorry – now that KO is off MSNBC Chrissie has moved up to the “idiot I won’t waste a click on” category.

katiejane on March 3, 2011 at 10:49 AM

Has this puke ever looked in a mirror. He looks like the kid voted most likely to be used as a urinal…

RalphyBoy on March 3, 2011 at 12:34 PM

I’m starting to suspect that the tingle he’s got running up & down his pants all the time is just the tactile hallucination hard-core alcoholics get when they’re plagued with the sensation they’ve got bugs crawling over their skin.

leilani on March 2, 2011 at 10:38 PM

I think he’s just wetting himself and can’t tell the difference.

runawayyyy on March 3, 2011 at 1:26 PM

I’m starting to think he meant “tinkle going down my leg”. What an asshat…….

adamsmith on March 3, 2011 at 7:40 PM