Matthews: Why do Republicans hate our perfect President?

posted at 12:41 pm on July 18, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Earlier today, I advised those who engage in politics as a vocation or an avocation to keep Psalm 146 in mind — Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation.  The worship of political figures leads to very bad results, and among the more minor of consequences is it makes one speak like a fool.  That brings us to Chris Matthews, who apparently got annoyed with John Sununu’s crack about Barack Obama needing to learn how to be more American during a media conference call, a remark for which Sununu apologized almost immediately.  Matthews immediately called a convocation to address the need for tolerance by inviting left-wing Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and one-time Louis Farrakhan defender (and later, critic) Rep. Keith Ellison to discuss what haters those Republicans are.

Before Matthews could let them speak a word, however, he told his MSNBC audience that Barack Obama should be above criticism, because he’s, er … perfect. No, really:

MATTHEWS: “This guy’s done everything right. He’s raised his family right…. Everything he’s done is as clean as a whistle. He’s not only never broken any law–he’s never done anything wrong. He’s the perfect father. The perfect husband. The perfect American.”

Small wonder Microsoft wanted out of the Church of the Divine Obama:

The inherent constraints of being locked into a joint venture sometimes handcuffed Microsoft and NBC.

Microsoft, in particular, had grown frustrated by contract terms requiring it to exclusively feature MSNBC.com content on its own websites. That exasperation was exacerbated by the MSNBC cable channel’s strategy to counter Fox News Channel‘s appeal to conservative viewers by tailoring its programming for an audience with a liberal viewpoint.

The strategy fed a perception that material from MSNBC’s website was politically slanted, too.

“Being limited to MSNBC.com content was problematic to us because we couldn’t have the multiple news sources and the multiple perspectives that our users were telling us that they wanted,” said Bob Visse, general manager of MSN.com.

It’s okay to like Barack Obama if you support his policies.  It’s the worship that gets us into trouble — and when the media becomes the high priest to those in power and declares all criticism to be hatred, well … that’s when the real problems start.


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Well,

Let’s start with that word, “Perfect” Tingles…

You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2y8Sx4B2Sk

ProfShadow on July 18, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Chrissy has fallen hook and line for Stinker.

viking01 on July 18, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Thus proving that anyone can achieve happiness by lowering their standards.

Why don’t you marry him Chris? Muslims can have multiple wives and we know you would be subservient to El Perfecto.

fogw on July 18, 2012 at 3:36 PM

I want to see the aftermath of the election results November 6th if Obama loses.

I recall 1994, and Dan Rather’s increasing dismay as Congress was voted Republican for the first time on forty years. He almost was crying on camera, especially when announcing Teddy Kennedy’s genuine fight to keep his Senate seat was barely eaking by.

I really wonder: Will Chrissie throw himself on his microphone if his precious Obama loses?

There is something very seriously wrong with Chrissie in all this.

Liam on July 18, 2012 at 3:37 PM

A long time ago, my father was telling my uncle that his colonoscopy showed no polyps or abnormalities. My uncle laughed, slapped him on the back and said, “How does it feel to be a perfect a$$hole Obama?”

Logic on July 18, 2012 at 3:41 PM

There are times I wish the GOP would just say Scr*w the consequences and start calling out every insulting liberal talking head/pundit/comsedian.

Rather that sit back and try to pretend that the so desireable Independents don’t like negative campaigning- maybe the GOP wouldn’t come across as such a bunch of wimps if we responded in kind.

katiejane on July 18, 2012 at 3:55 PM

Matthews: Why do Republicans hate our perfect President?

Why, because he’s black, of course! Everyone knows that all Republicans are racist, bitterly clinging hicks. /lib

KS Rex on July 18, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Barry had nevr done anything wrong? What a laugh!! Don’t even have to dwell on his Chooming:

Obama finally pays local parking tickets(Boston Globe and Somerville News)

Before Barack Obama was a United States senator and a presidential hopeful, he was a Harvard University law student living in Somerville who parked in bus stops and accumulated hundreds of dollars in parking tickets. And for nearly two decades those parking tickets went unpaid, until a representative of Obama’s settled all his outstanding debts with Cambridge’s Traffic, Parking and Transportation Department.

bayview on July 18, 2012 at 3:58 PM

Matthews’ sexual fantasies about obama have completely overwhelmed his tiny, diseased brain.

Pork-Chop on July 18, 2012 at 4:01 PM

My preciousssss.

Buttercup on July 18, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Just for Chris Matthews

Schadenfreude on July 18, 2012 at 4:19 PM

What a drag it is gettin’ old, right Tingles?

50sGuy on July 18, 2012 at 4:21 PM

So when things implode and our remaining liberties are removed, Chris is okay with being blamed for cheerleading a Manchurian candidate. He’s okay with all the fallout that’ll accompany? Cool then go ahead and sell us out sir.

pc on July 18, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Doesn’t Tingles get embarrassed saying the things he does? Or has he not a shred of self respect or integrity? I guess we have our answer.

Aodhan on July 18, 2012 at 4:31 PM

It’s rather disconcerting to watch a grown man work out his mental illness in front of a television camera.

Django on July 18, 2012 at 4:33 PM

MATTHEWS: “This guy’s done everything right.

I’ve no doubt Mr. Matthews sincerely believes that.

Hopefully, one day, psychiatric research will find the right combination of medicine and cognitive therapy to help this poor sick man.

MessesWithTexas on July 18, 2012 at 4:33 PM

You damn right wing extremists are just haters. All you want is jobs and security, that’s all you can think about. You say drill baby drill and you want that Keystone Pipeline for all that Canadian oil and all those jobs. What is wrong with you? Everything is perfect. Obama is perfect because he makes my tingley tingle. You just don’t understand the love. Haters.
/s

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on July 18, 2012 at 4:48 PM

MATTHEWS: “This guy’s done everything right.

I’ve no doubt Mr. Matthews sincerely believes that.

Hopefully, one day, psychiatric research will find the right combination of medicine and cognitive therapy to help this poor sick man.

MessesWithTexas on July 18, 2012 at 4:33 PM

It’s hard to believe this is the same dude who Media Matters blasted in 2003 for being “in the tank” for Chimpy Bush after he landed on the aircraft carrier. I’m sure lowereastside and libfreeordie remember that day well.

Enjoy!

excerpt

On the May 1, 2003, edition of Hardball, Matthews was joined in his effusive praise of Bush by right-wing pundit Ann Coulter and “Democrat” Pat Caddell. Former U.S. Rep. Robert K. Dornan (R-CA) also appeared on the program.:

MATTHEWS: What’s the importance of the president’s amazing display of leadership tonight?

[...]

MATTHEWS: What do you make of the actual visual that people will see on TV and probably, as you know, as well as I, will remember a lot longer than words spoken tonight? And that’s the president looking very much like a jet, you know, a high-flying jet star. A guy who is a jet pilot. Has been in the past when he was younger, obviously. What does that image mean to the American people, a guy who can actually get into a supersonic plane and actually fly in an unpressurized cabin like an actual jet pilot?

[...]

MATTHEWS: Do you think this role, and I want to talk politically [...], the president deserves everything he’s doing tonight in terms of his leadership. He won the war. He was an effective commander. Everybody recognizes that, I believe, except a few critics. Do you think he is defining the office of the presidency, at least for this time, as basically that of commander in chief? That [...] if you’re going to run against him, you’d better be ready to take [that] away from him.

[...]

MATTHEWS: Let me ask you, Bob Dornan, you were a congressman all those years. Here’s a president who’s really nonverbal. He’s like Eisenhower. He looks great in a military uniform. He looks great in that cowboy costume he wears when he goes West. I remember him standing at that fence with Colin Powell. Was [that] the best picture in the 2000 campaign?

MATTHEWS: The president there — look at this guy! We’re watching him. He looks like he flew the plane. He only flew it as a passenger, but he’s flown –

CADDELL: He looks like a fighter pilot.

MATTHEWS: He looks for real. What is it about the commander in chief role, the hat that he does wear, that makes him — I mean, he seems like — he didn’t fight in a war, but he looks like he does.

MATTHEWS: Look at this guy!

Del Dolemonte on July 18, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Matthews is the pudgy, suck up kid we saw in fourth grade, where he has remained. He watches, tingles and gushes. The voice of a squeeling pig, how did he land his job? Not even the pretense of objectivity, he is a butt kisser of the first magnitude. Honestly, is he playing for the pink team? Seems like?

StevC on July 18, 2012 at 5:12 PM

1Ti 4:2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron….

Sure wish I didn’t run into so MANY of these, but, alas.
Sigh.

pambi on July 18, 2012 at 5:16 PM

Why does our perfect President make liberals tinkle on their collective leg?

locomotivebreath1901 on July 18, 2012 at 5:16 PM

Republicans don’t have Stockholm syndrome you simpering pimple.

tom daschle concerned on July 18, 2012 at 5:22 PM

perfect.

perfect incompetent
perfect community organizer
perfect liar
perfect chicago politician (crook)
perfect moslem
perfect socialist
perfect commie
perfect race baiter

yeah.. he’s perfect but not a perfect American. No, this man has no idea of what it is to be a US Citizen, love this country and the constitutional republic that our Founding Fathers gave us. He hates this government and the people that are for this government.

oh yeah, perfect hater… of America

uhangtight on July 18, 2012 at 5:23 PM

All projection….they hate because I hate.

lilium479 on July 18, 2012 at 5:24 PM

He wants to prove he’s the best mouthpiece and most loyal supporter of Dictator Obama.

JellyToast on July 18, 2012 at 5:25 PM

He’s not only never broken any law

Cocaine and pot were legal when he was younger? Who knew.

Esthier on July 18, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Wait…. How is anything that Obama done center-right? LOL

Chris is such a fool, it is funny. I don’t think you could even call him a journalist.

jeffn21 on July 18, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Small wonder Microsoft wanted out of the Church of the Divine Obama:

Only question is, just what took them so long?

Myron Falwell on July 18, 2012 at 5:34 PM

The Left has blown their you-know-what in the middle of July. Other than literally kissing Obama’s stinky toes, there’s nowhere lower to go.

Meanwhile, the conservative machine is just cranking up.

Love it.

Grace_is_sufficient on July 18, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Hopefully, one day, psychiatric research will find the right combination of medicine and cognitive therapy to help this poor sick man.

MessesWithTexas on July 18, 2012 at 4:33 PM

One first has to realize that they need help.

For Chris Matthews, and for all other liberals living in a state of delusion, that’s ain’t happening.

Myron Falwell on July 18, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Matthews: Why do Republicans hate our perfect President?
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headline by Ed Morrissey

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HEY CHRIS !

Why do you beat your wife?

listens2glenn on July 18, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Myron Falwell on July 18, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Truth be truth ..
1Ti 4:2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron….

pambi on July 18, 2012 at 5:59 PM

It might be time for Barry BAMSTAHHHHHH!!! YOU DA MAN BAMMY BABYYYYY!! LOVE YA BARRY OL BUDDY OL PALL!!!! YAAHHHHHH!!!!

Katmic on 2012 at 54 PM

cableguy615 on July 18, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Microsoft, in particular, had grown frustrated by contract terms requiring it to exclusively feature MSNBC.com content on its own websites. That exasperation was exacerbated by the MSNBC cable channel’s strategy to counter Fox News Channel‘s appeal to conservative viewers by tailoring its programming for an audience with a liberal viewpoint.

The strategy fed a perception that material from MSNBC’s website was politically slanted, too.

Ohhhhhhhhh….

that would explain why I’ve read so many conservative-styled pieces on msnbc.com and why there is a fairly large conservative/libertarian contingent in the comments section over there.

Microsoft is correct, here. I’d held the same perception they speak of.

mintycrys on July 18, 2012 at 6:08 PM

I wonder how the Mooch feels about Chrissy using Hussein as his own personal binky.

antipc on July 18, 2012 at 6:33 PM

He’s not only never broken any law…

What? Obama is a self admitted marijuana and cocaine abuser.

RJL on July 18, 2012 at 7:04 PM

The thrill is … back.

Matthews whole body is a tingling. His son is reportedly dating a Kennedy girl that he meant on the new Sorkin TV show.

A son dating and perhaps marrying into the Kennedy clan, that’s a lifetime achievement for someone like Chris Matthews.

RJL on July 18, 2012 at 7:14 PM

I was looking in the archives for something and came across this:

I saw David Shuster is reporting today Scott Walker is about to be federally indicted or “frogmarched” as they say out of the statehouse, so sources tell him. You remember David Shuster of MSNBC, right? The guy who PROMISED Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann that sources told him that Karl Rove was going to be federally indicted or “frogmarched” as they say out of the White House by the end of that day he reported it.

Marcus on June 4, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Don’t you love how smart these Prog talking heads are?

Resist We Much on July 18, 2012 at 7:17 PM

He’s not only never broken any law…

What? Obama is a self admitted marijuana and cocaine abuser.

RJL on July 18, 2012 at 7:04 PM

And, what about that shady land deal with Tony Rezko???

Resist We Much on July 18, 2012 at 7:18 PM

I predict an on-air breakdown for Chrissy…sometime in early November.

d1carter on July 18, 2012 at 1:15 PM

Who cries hysterically first – Mr BOTingles or Mr Ed?

Mr Ed came close when Walker wasn’t recalled?

Resist We Much on July 18, 2012 at 7:22 PM

If they announced tomorrow that Chris Matthews died in a violent, fiery crash the world would be a better place and well, PERFECT…Or, at least headed in the PERFECT direction. Maybe that crash can take out Bill Mahar, Jon Stewart, etc…

Tbone McGraw on July 18, 2012 at 8:02 PM

This Column

We have the brave men of the Titanic, then Chris, then the Nanny State Mayor. And President Obama presiding.

Do any of them seem to be someone who could respect Bible and Founder’s literature for virtuous MEN?

It’s no secret that men are struggling. Years of ridicule and political correctness have left men passive, lazy, cowardly, selfish, and confused about their identities. If there ever was a time when manhood was under attack, this is it. History shows that civilizations fall when manhood breaks down.

What do we see? Western civilization is in shambles. Crime, divorce, fatherlessness, and immaturity are all on the rise, and the destruction of the family is not far behind.

100 years ago, courageous men sprang into action when the R.M.S. Titanic struck an iceberg and sank. These men paid the ultimate price to ensure that women and children were saved. What did they know about manliness that we have forgotten? How is “women and children first” relevant today? Will our civilization survive the decline of manliness? What does it really mean to be a man?

In Act Like Men , viewers will be challenged and inspired as we explore these questions and seek to reclaim a biblical vision for manliness.

IlikedAUH2O on July 18, 2012 at 8:08 PM

You really outdid yourself on this one Chrissy! I think this is the praise that will finally get you the chance you have been praying for! The opportunity to sit under Obama’s desk and service him without anyone being the wiser! I think Monica Lewinsky will be so proud of you!

Jersey Dan on July 18, 2012 at 8:53 PM

The fat man did not need to apologize in the first place.

Obama is no American or rather he is distinctly un-American and also anti-American.

Stop apologizing!!

Hit Obama in the ‘nads and keep on punching!

Sherman1864 on July 18, 2012 at 8:55 PM

MATTHEWS: “This guy’s done everything right. He’s raised his family right…. Everything he’s done is as clean as a whistle. He’s not only never broken any law–he’s never done anything wrong. He’s the perfect father. The perfect husband. The perfect American.”

Wow. Just wow. Apparently, Obama’s most devoted fan has never read Obama’s auto-biographies wherein he cites his frequent illegal drug use.

Theophile on July 18, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Tingles perfect president is perfect alright…. a perfect felon and an illegal alien.

ultracon on July 18, 2012 at 10:06 PM

Well chris…..

I’m not a republican, but I hate obamacommie for the same reason I hate you.

You’re a stupid, corrupt, socialist (probably communist like odumbo) progressive that poops through his mouth daily if not hourly.

Wolfmoon on July 19, 2012 at 12:00 AM

and this pig eyed piece of work, has the audacity to freak out when reminded of his tingly leg moment by a guy at a book signing?

I couldn’t possibly loathe Obama more than the simpering mewling press sycophants like Matthew’s whom has never had a rational thought in his brain regarding the GOP.. we aren’t wrong, we aren’t the opposition.. we are evil incarnate in Chris’s perfect fantasy world.

He’s exactly the type who manned the walls in the Nazi death camps, because you do not make the dear Fuhrer angry.. Chrissy will make you pay.. a sad sick individual who would do anything the dear leader commanded him to do.

yeah, he is that sick..

To do another left wing circle jerk about how E-VOL the rethugs are.. I have to work hard to keep myself from wishing God do somethi—– no, I will not go there.. He can man the walls of partisan hate all by himself.

mark81150 on July 19, 2012 at 12:20 AM

To add to the ignorance of the whole thing, what’s with the faux Elizabethan at the end: “How dost thou not Romeo”? He might as well be adding eth randomly to words to sound hoity toity.

Pure toolery.

brambo_42 on July 19, 2012 at 1:28 AM

Yeah he has done everything perfectly and cleanly…like run for State Senate in his Chicago district. He did not do anything surreptitious or backhanded to achieve that goal, eh Chrissy?

Rambotito on July 19, 2012 at 3:15 AM

Chris, you are another narcissist that cannot believe the public does not believe the perfection of your perfect President. You are both a joke but go enjoy your tingles.

mixplix on July 19, 2012 at 5:15 AM

Chris Matthews didn’t build “Hardball.” The government did.

NoPain on July 19, 2012 at 11:14 AM

A perfect a**hole still stinks Chrissy, but then you dangle on every fart that this a**hole lays.
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And for the facts as to why Obama is not adored by conservatives to even make it past your outer ears you would have to remove your nose from Obama’s a**… but it looks like that will never happen lil Chrissy.
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Guys like you and your constant open love affair for the Power Grabbing Reader in Chief are actually exhibit 1 in the case against Barry. You are supposed to be skeptical… not kissing Barry’s a** at every turn…
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Without scum like you we would have a real president in the White House instead of a Marxist agitator… You… are just an interference running mouth piece for the wannabe Dictator. Stupid turd.
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RalphyBoy on July 19, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Oh I forgot… Barry used COCAINE and was in the choom gang doing drugs Chrissy… How does that equal “He’s never not even broken any law, he never done anything wrong”?
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So Chrissy, I gotta ask… does Mrs Chrissy wear an Obama mask as a special treat for you?
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RalphyBoy on July 19, 2012 at 1:11 PM

I thought Spittles said Jugears was “almost pluperfect.”

pain train on July 19, 2012 at 4:32 PM

If they announced tomorrow that Chris Matthews died in a violent, fiery crash the world would be a better place and well, PERFECT…Or, at least headed in the PERFECT direction. Maybe that crash can take out Bill Mahar, Jon Stewart, etc…

Tbone McGraw on July 18, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Essentially calling for violence, the way you did in this moronic, unhelpful comment, is exactly the kind of thing that will hurt this site’s reputation and is something we criticize the left for doing. It has no place here.

Your comment shows you are no better than the unhinged trolls at DailyKos.

bluegill on July 19, 2012 at 9:08 PM

No, no Chrissy, you got it wrong. We DISLIKE Obama and his policies, it’s you that we HATE.

gunter on July 19, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Matthews loves calling anyone who disagrees with his Obama tingle as ‘yahoos’.

Listen to him speak. He spits every where…he’s the yahoo

Redford on July 21, 2012 at 3:28 PM

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