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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Aw. Codependency is so adorable!

MadisonConservative on July 18, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Brilliant Satire, Chrissy!

Del Dolemonte on July 18, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Tingles leg has overdosed on hopeandchange again.

Start a benedril drip stat!

Tim_CA on July 18, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Because perfection is the antithesis of Obama.

Schadenfreude on July 18, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Why is Matthews a perfect idiot?

derecho on July 18, 2012 at 12:45 PM

The stain is back on Chrissy’s pants!

hip shot on July 18, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Wow. Just wow.

KateNE on July 18, 2012 at 12:45 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.”

Sounds like W. Sure he got a DUI, but Obama snorted cocaine, no?

GOPRanknFile on July 18, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Obama is Ignoramus Maximus or plays one for the stupid masses.

Matthews just feeds on his crap.

Schadenfreude on July 18, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Who takes Matthews seriously? Does anyone actually listen to him and give him any credence whatsoever? What a tool.

totherightofthem on July 18, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Perfect father? A few arranged photo ops a year (where his children typically look glum and withdrawn) — and then it’s golf, golf, golf. No wife. No kids. No women. Just barack and his boys. The marriage is a sham. The happy family portrait is a sham. He’s a Hollywood president, and it is ALL smoke and mirrors.

Rational Thought on July 18, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Never broken any law? Are you chooming, Chrissy?

John the Libertarian on July 18, 2012 at 12:46 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.”

Was he talking about Mitt?

rhombus on July 18, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Oh. My. God.

VegasRick on July 18, 2012 at 12:46 PM

i hate him because he has thrown everything i grew up with, everything that i was raised to be, down the toilet. and then flushed it. and then slammed the toilet seat down. THAT is why i HATE him.

GhoulAid on July 18, 2012 at 12:46 PM

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.

Heh, the one they worship is also a Fool, and speaks like one, with or without a prompter.

Schadenfreude on July 18, 2012 at 12:47 PM

The perfect anti-American President. Hail our America-hating pantload. Truly beyond reproach.

Slainte on July 18, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Obama is perfect? Tingles has lost it. No wonder Rush Limbaugh has eschewed MSNBC content for months. They make as much sense as one of those nekkid Zombies on bath salts.

Snake307 on July 18, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Sycophant much!

derecho on July 18, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Oh come on. He has admitted to doing cocaine! He has broken the law by his own admission. I’d pay the next commentator to go on his show and just slap him.

dernst2 on July 18, 2012 at 12:48 PM

He’s not only never broken any law–he’s never done anything wrong.

Matthews must not have read Obama’s books. I’m pretty sure the drug use, possession and sale admitted to in those book are illegal.

I also wouldn’t call a smoker a “perfect” father. I have nothing against someone choosing to smoke. But if you do so and have kids, you are setting a bad example for them with regard to smoking. I’m pretty sure even parents who smoke don’t want their kids to smoke.

I could come up with dozens of other, non-controversial things to demonstrate that Obama is not “perfect”, but why bother when someone is as delusional as Matthews.

Monkeytoe on July 18, 2012 at 12:48 PM

I guarantee you if Romney is elected, at a minimum Tingles is gone if not the entire network revamped.

Marcus on July 18, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Why?

WHY?

Because he isn’t perfect, and he’s been less right than most.

BlaxPac on July 18, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Just like that, the final ounce of credibility from this dope has evaporated. You got some Obama drizzle on the chin Chrissy, might want to wipe it off on Obama’s pant crease.

hillsoftx on July 18, 2012 at 12:49 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.”

Seems to me that snorting coke and smoking choom are breaking the law. Not so perfect after all, Chrissy.

Bitter Clinger on July 18, 2012 at 12:49 PM

A cult of personality that rivals North Korea. Mussolini would be envious.

rbj on July 18, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Worship Ed ?
Maybe so….. I have an issue with throwing around the term…….
Perfect

There was only one. 2000 years ago.

FlaMurph on July 18, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Does Chrissy frequent the same bathhouses?

tom daschle concerned on July 18, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Fast and Furious

Obama is anti-American!!!

Schadenfreude on July 18, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Homo-erotic desires and a cable tv platform should be a red flag.

Alas, for MSNBC, the combination is a catapult for political analysis excellence.

OhEssYouCowboys on July 18, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Has anyone ever seen UES and Matthews simultaneously?

rogerb on July 18, 2012 at 12:50 PM

“Do people on the right care about reality? Let’s ask this far left congressman and this WaPo leftist hack.”

Red Cloud on July 18, 2012 at 12:51 PM

I thought he was an admitted drug user, but Chris says he is perfect and never broke a law. Can’t argue with Mr Tingles.

Southernblogger on July 18, 2012 at 12:51 PM

A mind is a terrible thing to waste.

Matthews fried his two decades ago.

Cody1991 on July 18, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Why did Sununu apologize?

Schadenfreude on July 18, 2012 at 12:51 PM

How does Kathleen put up with this turkey?

Schadenfreude on July 18, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Seems to me that snorting coke and smoking choom are breaking the law. Not so perfect after all, Chrissy.

Bitter Clinger on July 18, 2012 at 12:49 PM

It’s a Democrat world, bro. It is legal if you get away with it.

Archivarix on July 18, 2012 at 12:52 PM

I dislike him because the crease in his pants was askew when I saw him last.

Oh, wait, that was Brooks… Funny how all of these hacks just blend together after a while, isn’t it?

Gingotts on July 18, 2012 at 12:52 PM

I still think to this day if there were no Barack Obama, Chris Matthews would be the replacement Tim Russsert. He wasn’t always unwatchable. But along came Barry and he morphed like a heroin addict into Tingles the Slobbering Nutburger.

Marcus on July 18, 2012 at 12:53 PM

He’s a Hollywood president, and it is ALL smoke and mirrors.

Rational Thought on July 18, 2012 at 12:45 PM

We are in agreement there. I’ve always felt he acted (badly) when he gives his speeches…its like a bit actor trying to do Shakespeare in London…bad accent and all.

BlaxPac on July 18, 2012 at 12:53 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.”

He snorted coke.

Chuck Schick on July 18, 2012 at 12:54 PM

Chrissy is playing the smart game…by so emphatically stating “He’s not only never broken any law–he’s never done anything wrong.” He invites the immediate recall in everyone’s mind that O smoked dope and snorted cocaine. Thanks Crissy…you must be one of our operatives DEEP undercover.

HawaiiLwyr on July 18, 2012 at 12:54 PM

There is something wrong with that guy.

It’s almost like he goes overboard in an effort to cover for something – most likely racism – that’s lurking in his mind.

forest on July 18, 2012 at 12:54 PM

It might be time for Barry to get that restraining order. He’s likely to walk into the Lincoln Bedroom one of these days to find Chrissy naked, covered in peanut butter and holding a bag of sex toys.

Kataklysmic on July 18, 2012 at 12:54 PM

Ewwwwwwwww.

Oh and here is the person running against Ellison. He’s definitely worth a look.

http://chrisfieldsforcongress.com/

gophergirl on July 18, 2012 at 12:54 PM

Mathews keeps his head up his butt for months at a time and then when it pops out he says something stupid and irrelevant like this.

Herb on July 18, 2012 at 12:54 PM

Obama is a perfect fumbling idiot.

wildcat72 on July 18, 2012 at 12:54 PM

He snorted coke.

Chuck Schick on July 18, 2012 at 12:54 PM

Yeah, but he only did that to make it easier to quit eating dogs.

forest on July 18, 2012 at 12:55 PM

“This guy’s done everything right. He’s raised his family right left…. 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 manufactured father. The perfect manufactured husband. The perfect manufactured American.”

FIFY, Chris. You’re welcome.

ghostwalker1 on July 18, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Matthews has so degraded himself that he is utterly pathetic. He’s like a crack whore.

What happens if BO loses the election? Will he be on suicide watch?

Jeeze, man. Get a grip.

Cody1991 on July 18, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Chris who?

44Magnum on July 18, 2012 at 12:57 PM

It is an encouraging development that some people on our side are now saying openly that Obama hates America and is doing all that he can to destroy it.

GaltBlvnAtty on July 18, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Does anyone think that Chrissie would be this in love with our benevolent god-king if he were white?

crazy_legs on July 18, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Even Mrs. Nixon wasn’t that loyal.

RBMN on July 18, 2012 at 12:58 PM

“he’s never done anything wrong. He’s the perfect father. The perfect husband. The perfect American.”
 
- Chris Matthews, July 2012

 

But Obama’s own portfolio shows a willingness to invest in American corporations that have shifted employment overseas.

 
does he just not understand the difference between someone running a private equity firm… vs. average investor (Obama-rb) putting their savings in very very diverse funds with virtually zero control?
 
lester on July 17, 2012 at 11:22 PM

 
Both from today. It really is a bit of a cult.

rogerb on July 18, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Christ Matthews is part of the same idjit patrol that listens to a snippet of Limbaugh talking about how the DEMOCRATS are going to use Batman to make their points about Capitalism….

http://washingtonexaminer.com/holy-copycat-batman-campaign-dubs-obama-biden-dynamic-duo/article/2502349

It’s already started. Getting a jump on the anticipated hype coming this week around the last Batman movie, “Dark Knight Rises,” the Obama-Biden campaign has decided who they want their leading men to play: Batman and Robin.

In a tweet sent out Sunday, the campaign showed President Obama and Vice President Biden high-fiving under the headline “Dynamic Duo.”

We reported on Monday that some Democrats and foes of Mitt Romney were looking to use the movie and its villain against the Republican candidate. It’s an easy move because the bad guy has a name that sounds just like the main target of Obama and Biden, Bain Capital, the firm Romney used to run. The villain’s name: “Bane.”

…..and then they use it to go off on Limbaugh.

http://search.yahoo.com/search?cs=bz&p=Rush%20Limbaugh&fr=fp-tts-701&fr2=ps

fortunately, no one watches the Christ of MSNBC.

PappyD61 on July 18, 2012 at 12:58 PM

He’s not only never broken any law

Even in his own words, Obama has admitted to drunk driving, pot-smoking and cocaine use.

mankai on July 18, 2012 at 12:58 PM

“The perfect father” doesn’t take his children for years to listen to sermons from a raving lunatic racist preacherman.

If this situation was reversed, -if a Republican was taking his children to listen to a skinhead white supremacist, the liberals would have Family Services take the children away for their own protection.

slickwillie2001 on July 18, 2012 at 12:58 PM

What happens if BO loses the election? Will he be on suicide watch?

. . .
Cody1991 on July 18, 2012 at 12:57 PM

totherightofthem on July 18, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Interviewer looking at Chrissy’s shirt: Hey Chrissy, did you just do a personal interview with Obama?

Chrissy looking down: Ummm, no, I was just eating ice cream.

filetandrelease on July 18, 2012 at 12:58 PM

First reaction: Scream at lunatic Matthews “Are you freakin’ kidding me?” Second reaction: “Eww. This guy is creepy”. Is he really this insane?

sgtstogie on July 18, 2012 at 12:58 PM

It might be time for Barry to get that restraining order. He’s likely to walk into the Lincoln Bedroom one of these days to find Chrissy naked, covered in peanut butter and holding a bag of sex toys.

Kataklysmic on July 18, 2012 at 12:54 PM

Thanks for the combination of a huge laugh and a perfect analysis of the future.

OhEssYouCowboys on July 18, 2012 at 12:59 PM

Wow, just wow. Even for Chrissy.

He’s not only never broken any law–he’s never done anything wrong.

I guess all those photos and his admissions in his books about “Pot had helped, and booze; maybe a little blow when you could afford it” is just a figment of our imagination.

Unbelievable.

Nope never did anything wrong.
Sycophants

D-fusit on July 18, 2012 at 12:59 PM

OOps. Hit submit. I’d pay to see Chrissy on suicide watch after this election. Not because I want him to commit suicide, but because he’ll only be on watch if Obama loses.

totherightofthem on July 18, 2012 at 12:59 PM

This is, of course, the same Matthews who wrote a sycophantic biography of JFK that excused his awful behavior.

It’s all politics now with Matthews.

If the prince holds the “right views”, he’ll defend you no matter what you do.

SteveMG on July 18, 2012 at 12:59 PM

Perfect Stuttering Clusterfark of a Miserable Failure ™

John the Libertarian on July 18, 2012 at 12:59 PM

Man-love at its finest.

Or, should that be ‘most degrading’?

I honored Ronald Reagan, who I consider the best President in my lifetime of 54 years. I’d have taken a thousand bullets and died by fire to protect him.

But unlike Chrissy here, I never sported a chubbie.

There is something very seriously wrong with Chris Matthews.

Liam on July 18, 2012 at 1:00 PM

I don’t hate him any more than he hates me.

tom daschle concerned on July 18, 2012 at 1:00 PM

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.”

Umm, Chrissy? Your chin…., yep, right there. You got it off.

BacaDog on July 18, 2012 at 1:00 PM

I find it interesting that overseas papers are reporting that the MS and NBC breakup is because MS has decided that MSNBC is nothing but a bunch of left wing cranks and is ultimately doomed. They have the worst demographics in the media world: the angry and the unemployed singles.

pat on July 18, 2012 at 1:01 PM

That’s not a necktie he’s wearing… it’s a drool towel.

JohnGalt23 on July 18, 2012 at 1:01 PM

Chris “The Woodrow” Matthews.

OhEssYouCowboys on July 18, 2012 at 1:02 PM

the thrilla

what an absolute putz

cmsinaz on July 18, 2012 at 1:03 PM

That’s not a necktie he’s wearing… it’s a drool towel Bib.

JohnGalt23 on July 18, 2012 at 1:01 PM

Fixed

Southernblogger on July 18, 2012 at 1:03 PM

After he’s finished fantasizing about his man-god, how long does Matthews have to stay seated, instead of leaving the MSNBC set?

OhEssYouCowboys on July 18, 2012 at 1:04 PM

all hail dear leader

cmsinaz on July 18, 2012 at 1:04 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.”

Welcome to the People’s Temple of Obama.

This is exactly how the followers of Jim Jones talked about him.

Take a look…..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPbmKmZnxkU&feature=related

Over the top Messiah worship combined with blissful ignorance of what is truly going on around them.

There is little to no difference between the People of Jones Town and the followers of Obama.

Baxter Greene on July 18, 2012 at 1:05 PM

http://americandigest.org/hope-bong-743955.jpg

Matthews must be gettin’ some good gubmint choom

workingclass artist on July 18, 2012 at 1:05 PM

Kataklysmic on July 18, 2012 at 12:54 PM

Probably going to have nightmares with that imagery but BWAHAHAHA.

Southernblogger on July 18, 2012 at 1:06 PM

andrea mitchell thinks obama is crossing the line with some of his negative ads….

are pigs flying?????

cmsinaz on July 18, 2012 at 1:06 PM

2008: Pilate was a governor. Jesus was a community organizer. Therefore…

2012: Jesus was perfect. Obama is perfect. Therefore…

Left Coast Right Mind on July 18, 2012 at 1:06 PM

It’s official: Obama is god to the media and all leftists.

nobar on July 18, 2012 at 1:07 PM

I’m just wondering why the man hates us so much.

littleguy on July 18, 2012 at 1:07 PM

What happens if BO loses the election? Will he be on suicide watch?

. . .
Cody1991 on July 18, 2012 at 12:57 PM

I’ll be happy to keep a close eye while I consume my Ruffles with French Onion dip,knock down a case of Shiners all while watching a Storage Wars marathon…

hillsoftx on July 18, 2012 at 1:08 PM

By Matthew’s standards, Romney is perfect too.

Regarding the gift that Obama delivered in Roanoke, Romney needs to take this one step closer to people’s lives so that everyday Americans can view Obama’s ideology with the revulsion it deserves.

To Mark Sanchez: you didn’t throw those touchdown passes, it was the people who built the stadium and put the turf under your feet.

To singer Adele: that magnificient voice didn’t sell records, it was due to MTV and the people who designed the recording studio to make you sound good.

This is a gift if Romney will run with it.

matthew8787 on July 18, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Chrissy was having a major orgasm at the end of the clip when Barky was kissing Mooch (ewwwwww).

txsurveyor on July 18, 2012 at 1:09 PM

PROJECTION!!!

rik on July 18, 2012 at 1:10 PM

What happens if BO loses the election? Will he be on suicide watch?

. . .
Cody1991 on July 18, 2012 at 12:57 PM

If limpy Chrissie is on suicide watch, I’ll ‘accidentally’ leave a pair of long scissors within his reach.

Liam on July 18, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Ah! Finally realized the reason this idiot spits all over himself when he talks is that his mouth is full of Obama’s scrotum.

surrounded on July 18, 2012 at 1:11 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.

Yes….Obama is a lightworker…..he is like God looking out for us from the heavens…….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TW9b0xr06qA

……liberals have bridged the gap and gone full blown cultist.

Baxter Greene on July 18, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Chrissy was having a major orgasm at the end of the clip when Barky was kissing Mooch (ewwwwww).

txsurveyor on July 18, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Your mistaken!! Wrong end!!

rik on July 18, 2012 at 1:12 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.”

Choom!

Rocks on July 18, 2012 at 1:12 PM

It is really funny to see someone who is that incredibly stupid but thinks that he is so smart…but what else do you expect from a liberal…

mnjg on July 18, 2012 at 1:12 PM

Creepy. They really are a mindless cult.

Buttercup on July 18, 2012 at 1:12 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.”

“Clean as a whistle.” “Never broke any laws.” Get it?

The unspoken premise here is that this is a black man who isn’t like all the other black men. Therefore, even conservatives should love him.

Matthews and his ilk are obsessed with Obama’s race. Truly obsessed. While conservatives have no issue at all with it, Matthews projects like mad, assuming that since race is everything to him, it must also be what’s motivating Obama’s critics.

These leftards have a true mental illness. They’re racist to the core.

Cicero43 on July 18, 2012 at 1:13 PM

I thought Michelle was going to divorce his perfect a$$ about 10 years ago because he showed little interest in his family?

Blake on July 18, 2012 at 1:13 PM

one-time Louis Farrakhan defender (and later, critic) Rep. Keith Ellison to discuss what haters those Republicans are.

Do we need to water down membership in the Nation of Islam?

MNHawk on July 18, 2012 at 1:14 PM

I didn’t watch the clip. I truly despise all three of those idiots. I am assuming the conversation eventually boiled down to “Republicans hate Obama because they are all racist”?

gravityman on July 18, 2012 at 1:14 PM

…look at the people they have at that network!…I think if you want to avoid being drug tested in order to gain employment in that particular field…that’s where you go to apply.

KOOLAID2 on July 18, 2012 at 1:14 PM

This disturbing idolatry is the #1 reason I will be glued to MSNBC on election night. Any on-air breakdowns will be icing on the cake.

sherry on July 18, 2012 at 1:14 PM

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