Matthews: Obama’s second inaugural was just like Lincoln’s

posted at 7:41 pm on January 21, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

Presented sans comment.

Reminds me of another second inaugural — Lincoln’s. So much of Lincoln in that speech, the Gettysburg address to the second inaugural itself. I thought was interesting was an attempt to draw a balance. Of course, he’s a man of the progressive side, but, he tried to draw a balance there between a government rule by an elite and a government ruled by a mob, both being a problem. Then he talked about the government we want, which is infrastructure, education, regulation, all the good things, and then recognized that government can’t solve all the problems. I thought that was a reaching-out, if you will…

Mm hmm. Matthews may have found the speech to be balance-striking, but Chuck Todd wasn’t quite on the same page.

It was a robust defense of a lot of progressive ideals in a way, and, yes, you heard pragmatic pieces to the speech saying, you know, we’re not going to get everything we want, things like that, we do need to learn to compromise. It was pretty clear that he was defending government and defending progressivism in a way that you didn’t always hear on the campaign trail, frankly.

Krauthammer was certainly impressed… but, not in a good way. President Obama’s specific mentions of Medicare, Social Security, climate change, gun control, and etcetera, and yet a mysterious absence of what outsiders would call the biggest challenges we face, i.e. deficits and the economy, weren’t exactly balance-striking in his mind. More like scale-tipping:

Historically, very important. Not memorable — there’s not a line here that will ever be repeated — but I think very important historically, because this was really Obama unbound. And, I think what’s most interesting is that Obama basically is declaring the end of Reaganism in this speech. … This speech today was an ode to big government. It was a hymn to big government. … This speech was a declaration — the era of big government is back, I’m the man that will do it.


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I’d call it Orwellian…missed the delivery but read the transcript.

I’ve lost whatever physical tolerance I had to the sound of the voice.

workingclass artist on January 21, 2013 at 7:48 PM

Does this mean Obama will be attending Ford’s theater in April?

sentinelrules on January 21, 2013 at 7:48 PM

When Chris was talking…
I think I saw his eyes roll back a little…
And some drool.

Electrongod on January 21, 2013 at 7:48 PM

He’s more like Washington, Jefferson and Adams all rolled together. Oh, and part Reagan too!

MT on January 21, 2013 at 7:48 PM

Bishop?

Tenwheeler on January 21, 2013 at 7:49 PM

Matthews is just a clown. Why does ANYONE give him any serious attention?

Warner Todd Huston on January 21, 2013 at 7:51 PM

Dang-it.

For one, brief moment…….

Reminds me of a movie.

“a brief shining……then that MOUTH!”

Kinda like today.

Tenwheeler on January 21, 2013 at 7:51 PM

He’s more like Washington, George Jefferson and Adams all rolled together. Oh, and part Reagan too!

MT on January 21, 2013 at 7:48 PM

hillsoftx on January 21, 2013 at 7:52 PM

Does this mean Obama will be attending Ford’s theater in April?

sentinelrules on January 21, 2013 at 7:48 PM

I knew someone wouldn’t / couldn’t help themselves. lol

arnold ziffel on January 21, 2013 at 7:53 PM

He’s more like Washington, Jefferson and Adams all rolled together. Oh, and part Reagan too!

MT on January 21, 2013 at 7:48 PM

Teddy Roosevelt.

Bully!

Tenwheeler on January 21, 2013 at 7:53 PM

Matthews: Obama’s second inaugural was just like Lincoln’s

Didn’t Lincoln try to keep the country together?

arnold ziffel on January 21, 2013 at 7:54 PM

This speech was a declaration — the era of big government is back, I’m the man that will do it.

Fiscal reality begs to differ.

AZCoyote on January 21, 2013 at 7:54 PM

Krauthammer was certainly impressed… but, not in a good way. President Obama’s specific mentions of Medicare, Social Security, climate change, gun control, and etcetera, and yet a mysterious absence of what outsiders would call the biggest challenges we face, i.e. deficits and the economy, weren’t exactly balance-striking in his mind. More like scale-tipping:

“What’s a deficit? What’s an economy?”
/Obama (the Sequel)

Bitter Clinger on January 21, 2013 at 7:56 PM

Did anybody actually watch this? Reason I’m asking is I saw a couple of references to Obama coming after Evangelical Christians. Just curious what that meant.

gophergirl on January 21, 2013 at 7:56 PM

“Why would I want to work together with people who want to burn down my house…steal my money…take the gold fillings out of my teeth…” – part of a Mark Levin answer to a liberal kumbya caller today

punch back faster…twice as hard

workingclass artist on January 21, 2013 at 7:57 PM

Who knew that Matthews was at Lincoln’s second inauguration. I have to go change the channel on the TV, I’ve had enough of these festivities.

Cindy Munford on January 21, 2013 at 8:00 PM

Matthews: Obama’s second inaugural was just like Lincoln’s

Lincoln managed to pass the abolition of slavery just before his 2nd inaugural. Obama has enacted economic slavery just ahead of his.

Obama’s just like Lincoln, only exactly the opposite.

Bitter Clinger on January 21, 2013 at 8:00 PM

Pre civil war or………..never mind.

Bmore on January 21, 2013 at 8:01 PM

I can’t say for sure, but Chris probably wasn’t in the front row at Lincoln’s second inauguration

Slade73 on January 21, 2013 at 8:03 PM

Who knew that Matthews was at Lincoln’s second inauguration. I have to go change the channel on the TV, I’ve had enough of these festivities.

Cindy Munford on January 21, 2013 at 8:00 PM

I’m watching hockey.

gophergirl on January 21, 2013 at 8:03 PM

Next they’ll claim it was better than Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount.

rbj on January 21, 2013 at 8:03 PM

As Matthews speaks, the Earth’s population gets dumber…..

sMack on January 21, 2013 at 8:03 PM

You know what happened at Lincoln’s second inaugural?

After he took his second oath of office, he closed with the words, “So help me, God,” and then kissed the Bible. No doubt he did it to emphasize his sincere and solemn intent before God to uphold his oath, and his recognition of his need for God’s help.

Waiting on you, Obama….

INC on January 21, 2013 at 8:05 PM

Does this mean the unwelcome federales will be surrounded or chased out of Charleston in April?

viking01 on January 21, 2013 at 8:06 PM

Matthews: obama’s second inaugural was super juicy.

Pork-Chop on January 21, 2013 at 8:08 PM

Obama is living evidence that the martyrs for black equality, from Lincoln to MLK, all died for nothing.

I’d best stay off this thread, the title is practically an engraved invitation to Dumb-te and his fellow Neo-Confederate scum.

MelonCollie on January 21, 2013 at 8:08 PM

because 16 Trillion is not enough.

CW on January 21, 2013 at 8:10 PM

The Thrillation of the Tingleation!!

canopfor on January 21, 2013 at 8:11 PM

It’s a good thing psychotropic drugs are encouraged at MSKKK & the New Black Racists Network! Head Racists at the most racist network in the history of television, Thinks the TRAITOR-in-chief should be compared to the man who ended slavery in this country. So, in the eyes of a psychotic Racist, Enslaving people to the Government, is the same as ending Slavery! Only to a heavily drugged up Racist!

http://www.paratisiusa.blogspot.com

God Bless America!

paratisi on January 21, 2013 at 8:11 PM

Matthews: obama’s second inaugural was super juicy.

Pork-Chop on January 21, 2013 at 8:08 PM

That’s why Matthews asked the cameraman to pan away from him before he got up….

Electrongod on January 21, 2013 at 8:12 PM

The Hopey/Copey Narrational Hi-Jacking Perception/Deception Operation

canopfor on January 21, 2013 at 8:12 PM

…is he certifiable yet?

KOOLAID2 on January 21, 2013 at 8:12 PM

…is he certifiable yet?

KOOLAID2 on January 21, 2013 at 8:12 PM

Photoshop Certifiable…

Electrongod on January 21, 2013 at 8:14 PM

Whats wrong with women? My wife in all excited about Moochelle’s inaugural ball gown. Can’t wait for the day to finally end.

celticdefender on January 21, 2013 at 8:20 PM

There is always around 10% of any population who want Royalty to rule. Not everyone can be the king but there is plenty of room for Counts, Ministers and of course Court Jesters.

CW20 on January 21, 2013 at 8:22 PM

I had MSNBC on today, at one point Chris Matthews talked admiringly about the impressive grace with which the Obamas walked…I think he noted that they displayed a classy gallantry in their steps that showcases the beautiful modern grace of America today

nonpartisan on January 21, 2013 at 8:23 PM

Does that mean he will hang out at Ford’s Theater? I heard there is a Booth in town.

Zelsdorf Ragshaft on January 21, 2013 at 8:24 PM

Drunk and stupid is no way to go through life…but it’ll get you a job as a talking head on MS-DNC.

Rational Thought on January 21, 2013 at 8:25 PM

Matthews must be older than he looks.

besser tot als rot on January 21, 2013 at 8:27 PM

If Kissy weren’t wearing Depends everyone would notice what he did in his britches.

tommy-t on January 21, 2013 at 8:27 PM

I’m watching hockey.

gophergirl on January 21, 2013 at 8:03 PM

hehe. No Comment. Ok, you are addicted for sure. But that’s ok.

Its all good GG.

SparkPlug on January 21, 2013 at 8:27 PM

Lincoln?

Hells Bells what a freaking put-down!!!!

You’ve got the Sun King up there matching Caesar and the greatest of all human history and you’re comparing him to some bearded hillbilly from a log cabin in the frontier?

I’d be pissed if I was the God King. Matthews is not welcome at the White House now for sure.

PappyD61 on January 21, 2013 at 8:27 PM

It’s all so damned depressing, I can’t watch or listen to the news anymore. It’s best for my health.

Today was a day of mourning for me.

Jvette on January 21, 2013 at 8:28 PM

nonpartisan on January 21, 2013 at 8:23 PM

Tingly quality young man?

Bmore on January 21, 2013 at 8:29 PM

Does this mean Obama will be attending Ford’s theater in April?

sentinelrules on January 21, 2013 at 7:48 PM

I highly doubt it.

I don’t think Obama could relate to a play titled “Our American Cousin”.

malclave on January 21, 2013 at 8:29 PM

Alt. Headline:

OBAMA GOES FOR BROKE.

Nation Already There.

profitsbeard on January 21, 2013 at 8:29 PM

Lincoln had a beard. Moochelle has a beard.

SparkPlug on January 21, 2013 at 8:29 PM

Imagine how adored Chief Justice John Roberts is now by the Lefties in D.C.

He strolls through their midst like a near God himself. All he would need to do was order gun confiscation and the left would probably be lined up outside the court to fulfill his wildest fantasies.

PappyD61 on January 21, 2013 at 8:29 PM

Lincoln lived in a Log Cabin.

Obama ate what was in a Dog Cabin.

SparkPlug on January 21, 2013 at 8:30 PM

wtf is John Roberts doing there? And why is he acting like Carl Levin’s bff?

Did Scalia go? I went to a luncheon with him a couple of months ago and he said he wasn’t planning on going.

besser tot als rot on January 21, 2013 at 8:31 PM

Yeah…Chris Matthews.

Liam on January 21, 2013 at 8:31 PM

I see Night Owls Posty is MIA on the Open Inaugrual thread,
I do hope,I’m not going to get in any doo-doo,for re-posting
it,

but,Night Owl,is saying what Chrissy said!!

**Look for….nonpartisan on January 21, 2013 at 11:29 AM

http://hotair.com/archives/2013/01/21/open-thread-obama-inauguration/comment-page-1/#comments

canopfor on January 21, 2013 at 8:33 PM

I guess that means we’ll finally see Hillary testify on Benghazi before her next seizure or something?

Sherman1864 on January 21, 2013 at 8:34 PM

Lincoln lived in a Log Cabin.

Obama ate what was in a Dog Cabin.

SparkPlug on January 21, 2013 at 8:30 PM

SparkPlug:And that Hopey Dog Log Cabin,

is located,in…………………………………..

DogBack Barking Mountian

Its a story about a man and his dog,alone together on
Dogback Barking Mountain,the ups and downs,a surreal
look at love lost,love gained,inspirational and yet
so sick,you’ll laugh and you’ll cry!You will never be
so moved and touched,an absolute must see,5 *stars!

canopfor on March 27, 2008 at 7:53 PM

canopfor on January 21, 2013 at 8:37 PM

MeanWhile………………………..

Reuters Top News ‏@Reuters

Analysis: In speech, Obama pushes activist government and takes on far right http://reut.rs/13YhLl9

canopfor on January 21, 2013 at 8:39 PM

Lincoln had a beard. Moochelle has a beard.

SparkPlug on January 21, 2013 at 8:29 PM

Nah, she is a beard.

Good Solid B-Plus on January 21, 2013 at 8:41 PM

Matthews is just another limousine liberal who spews from guarded ivory towers.

Liam on January 21, 2013 at 8:42 PM

sparkplug @ 8:29

Lincoln had a beard.
So does Obama.

teacherman on January 21, 2013 at 8:44 PM

Obama is the awesomest. Best. President. EVAH.

MT on January 21, 2013 at 8:48 PM

nonpartisan on January 21, 2013 at 8:23 PM

Ewwww! Wipe that disgusting stuff off of your face. It looks nasty…all over your lips and running down your chin.

You really are a toadying little lickspittle. I bet you’d chew lil barry’s used gum, wouldn’t you?

Solaratov on January 21, 2013 at 8:50 PM

Chris Matthews: Birther?

Take THAT, Tingles!

lolz

Resist We Much on January 21, 2013 at 8:55 PM

nonpartisan on January 21, 2013 at 8:23 PM

What you aren’t getting is that, no matter what YOU do, you’re not changing any minds to your side around here.

So, really–what purpose do you think you’re serving? If you think it’s to your side, you’re missing every time. I call that an epic fail.

Really–what purpose do YOU presume you think you serve around here?

Liam on January 21, 2013 at 8:58 PM

Liam on January 21, 2013 at 8:58 PM

I’d love an answer to that question.

gophergirl on January 21, 2013 at 9:01 PM

Total Buffoon. NBC news must be very proud.

Hummer53 on January 21, 2013 at 9:02 PM

I had MSNBC on today, at one point Chris Matthews talked admiringly about the impressive grace with which the Obamas walked…I think he noted that they displayed a classy gallantry in their steps that showcases the beautiful modern grace of America today

nonpartisan on January 21, 2013 at 8:23 PM

LOL. “Meh” has been reaction from men like Bob Woodward, Jon Meacham, and others.

Better luck next time. Oops! There will NOT be a next time.

Resist We Much on January 21, 2013 at 9:02 PM

hehe. No Comment. Ok, you are addicted for sure. But that’s ok.

Its all good GG.

SparkPlug on January 21, 2013 at 8:27 PM

I just realized I forgot about Bones. I’m too chicken to watch the new Kevin Bacon show.

When nothing else is on – I watch sports.

gophergirl on January 21, 2013 at 9:03 PM

I’d love an answer to that question.

gophergirl on January 21, 2013 at 9:01 PM

He won’t answer, because he has none.

The only reason the trolls come here is to needle. The trolls here are mere abusers and nothing else.

Liam on January 21, 2013 at 9:05 PM

Like Lincoln’s Second Inanugural Address?

Matthews must be even older than he looks.

etaoinshrdlu on January 21, 2013 at 9:08 PM

gophergirl on January 21, 2013 at 9:01 PM

Realistically, the more the trolls abuse us, the better they feel. They think that the more foul attacks they make, the higher they think they are on a moral scale.

Liberals are NOT like you and me, not like the great other Conservatives here. In their filth, liberals think themselves ‘better’ than you and me.

Liam on January 21, 2013 at 9:09 PM

hillsoftx on January 21, 2013 at 7:52 PM

You’ll have to come up with another example. Whatever his other faults, George Jefferson was a thorough-going capitalist—a hard-working, small business owner who made it to the East Side because of his own industriousness.

INC on January 21, 2013 at 9:12 PM

I’d love an answer to that question.

gophergirl on January 21, 2013 at 9:01 PM

Like liberals, pigs don’t know they wallow in their own filth.

Liam on January 21, 2013 at 9:12 PM

Lincolns address was 2 minutes.

But I agree barky knows tough. And chewy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxuhQ5hKDhw&feature=youtube_gdata_player

wolly4321 on January 21, 2013 at 9:13 PM

Poopy Pants Matthews is the reason I support wide open gun rights, he scares the shizpatch out of me.

Bishop on January 21, 2013 at 9:13 PM

Poopy Pants Matthews is the reason I support wide open gun rights, he scares the shizpatch out of me.

Bishop on January 21, 2013 at 9:13 PM

Chrissy is all talk. If it ever came to brass tacks, he’d hide behind someone else, whimpering, “Save me!”

Liam on January 21, 2013 at 9:16 PM

Liberals are NOT like you and me, not like the great other Conservatives here. In their filth, liberals think themselves ‘better’ than you and me.

Liam on January 21, 2013 at 9:09 PM

Actually they are the most self absorbed creatures on the planet in my opinion.

Can’t wait until it all comes crashing down around them.

gophergirl on January 21, 2013 at 9:18 PM

Actually they are the most self absorbed creatures on the planet in my opinion.

Can’t wait until it all comes crashing down around them.

gophergirl on January 21, 2013 at 9:18 PM

You and me, both. The implosion, when it happens, is going to come as a total shock to them.

Liam on January 21, 2013 at 9:21 PM

And before you liberals jump my case, I do NOT consider you vermin my fellow countrymen.

Liam on January 21, 2013 at 9:25 PM

You and me, both. The implosion, when it happens, is going to come as a total shock to them.

Liam on January 21, 2013 at 9:21 PM

They keep asking me when they are getting their “money back” – meaning the payroll tax.

I keep telling them kiss it goodbye and he’s not done.

gophergirl on January 21, 2013 at 9:26 PM

They keep asking me when they are getting their “money back” – meaning the payroll tax.

I keep telling them kiss it goodbye and he’s not done.

gophergirl on January 21, 2013 at 9:26 PM

And they don’t believe you.

I just let liberals have their thing, and avoid their endless need to fight.

Time will tell, let it all happen to them.

Liam on January 21, 2013 at 9:29 PM

Just like Lincoln’s – in that he’s assassinated 3 months later??

Good gawd this Matthews is a morbid idiot.

locomotivebreath1901 on January 21, 2013 at 9:43 PM

Don’t know which is more sickening…that Matthews actually believes what he said or that he’s consciously lying.

Dr. ZhivBlago on January 21, 2013 at 9:50 PM

Chuck Todd, et al…how the hell is a category 2 storm a “super storm”?

And…these are happening more frequently?

Really?

But I guess millions are truly dumb enough to believe that.

Pay your carbon taxes and like it, suckers.

Dr. ZhivBlago on January 21, 2013 at 9:55 PM

I’m surprised that Chrissy didn’t genuflect when speaking the Obamassiah’s name.

Exit question: Does your leg still “tingle” Chrissy?

GarandFan on January 21, 2013 at 9:59 PM

It was a hymn to big government. … This speech was a declaration — the era of big government is back, I’m the man that will do it.

Yes, indeed.

And the era of big government is back. Soon to be followed by the era of insolvency and serfs working to pay off the bills of their fore fathers.

gwelf on January 21, 2013 at 10:00 PM

Chrissy is all talk. If it ever came to brass tacks, he’d hide behind someone else, whimpering, “Save me!”

Liam on January 21, 2013 at 9:16 PM

Yes. But he’d cheer on the jack-booted thugs hired to do the real dirty work.

gwelf on January 21, 2013 at 10:02 PM

Matthews, the next time you come to the Reagn Library to give another bullshit speech about comity in political reporting, I’m going to smash you in your festering gob.

rayra on January 21, 2013 at 10:35 PM

Did two of Matthew’s “legs get the thrill” this time?

Or maybe all three?

listens2glenn on January 21, 2013 at 10:53 PM

Maybe like Lincoln, Obama can hit the theater.

tom daschle concerned on January 21, 2013 at 10:54 PM

Goodness, I do believe today’s activities may have given dear Chrissy the vapors and made him moist. Someone fetch the smellin’ salts.

ghostwalker1 on January 21, 2013 at 11:46 PM

I don’t think Obama could relate to a play titled “Our American Cousin”.

malclave on January 21, 2013 at 8:29 PM

He was watching “Hamlet”. See this documentary:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZAFKGMqJ9c

cavalier973 on January 21, 2013 at 11:57 PM

They keep asking me when they are getting their “money back” – meaning the payroll tax.

I keep telling them kiss it goodbye and he’s not done.

gophergirl on January 21, 2013 at 9:26 PM

Have some fun with them…tell them you are getting the same pay you’ve always gotten.

Remind them that taking it for the team is part of Obama’s concept of the new collective sacrifice & to complain about it is not very properly liberal…it’s bad form.

workingclass artist on January 22, 2013 at 2:15 AM

Tingles said:

Reminds me of another second inaugural — Lincoln’s. So much of Lincoln in that speech, the Gettysburg address to the second inaugural itself.

He can’t be that stupid. Anyone who has read it will know immediately how completely false his statement is. In other words, Tingles is deliberately lying.

If you haven’t read the whole thing, do it now. link

JimC on January 22, 2013 at 2:21 AM

I’d call it Orwellian…missed the delivery but read the transcript.

I’ve lost whatever physical tolerance I had to the sound of the voice.

workingclass artist on January 21, 2013 at 7:48 PM

I change the channel the moment Obama shows up.

I can’t stand the sight of him let alone the sound of his voice. It’s been that way for years actually.

4 more years of this….

WTF is wrong with you America? Why’d you re-elect his disaster?

Sheeple. So many stinkin’ sheeple….

Yakko77 on January 22, 2013 at 3:03 AM

Too many people compare it to Lincoln. I’m on the other side of the pond, and it seems strikingly more like Buchanan (predecessor to Lincoln) to me. Bereft of a goal, biding his time, and fiddling while the country burns.

Very Buchananesque.

Bigurn on January 22, 2013 at 4:32 AM

Oh Matthews . . . got back to sucking your toes and playing with your stool. He’s such a disgusting dolt.

rplat on January 22, 2013 at 7:12 AM

Everything out of Obama’s b^tt is Gettysburg worthy, in Chrissy’s view.

His understanding of history and grasp on historical significance is tenuous, at best.

He only wants to add himself into the history book as one of the biggest baffoons of our current time.

Sir Napsalot on January 22, 2013 at 7:17 AM

With malice toward Republicans
With charity toward moochers
Let us seek to destroy capitalism
To care for the single mopther on welfare,
and her baby daddy
To ahieve a just and lasting socialism
for ourselves and among all nations.

Ted Torgerson on January 22, 2013 at 8:47 AM

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