Chris Matthews: Ron Johnson certainly did give a “pissant performance” in questioning Hillary today

posted at 8:11 pm on January 23, 2013 by Allahpundit

Via Newsbusters, here’s the media bookend to Terry Moran’s snotty tweet this morning questioning Rand Paul’s foreign-policy credentials after he had the audacity to criticize Her Majesty. It’s one thing for Matthews to coo over the Clintons, a role to which he’s well accustomed, it’s another to do it in lieu of demanding a straight answer to a question about a national-security debacle which even big-media reporters acknowledge was highly relevant. He goes so far as to question the legitimacy of Johnson’s election because it occurred during a midterm, even though Johnson got hundreds of thousands more votes in 2010 than Russ Feingold did when he won a midterm election in 1998. Actual quote: “That guy doesn’t represent anybody.” He doesn’t represent anybody when he’s … asking the secretary of state to explain why the White House’s original story about what caused a terror attack suspiciously changed? By “anybody,” does he mean “anybody who works for MSNBC”?

Sit through to the end or you’ll miss him equating aggressive interrogation of a public servant about a foreign-policy fiasco with living in a cave.


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Chris who?

Roy Rogers on January 23, 2013 at 8:12 PM

His district that voted for him will be shocked to learn this.

Flange on January 23, 2013 at 8:12 PM

Chris Matthews: Ron Johnson certainly did give a “pissant performance” in questioning Hillary today

…says Chrissy as he pissed his pants!

KOOLAID2 on January 23, 2013 at 8:13 PM

So Senator Johnson did what he was supposed to do.

SouthernGent on January 23, 2013 at 8:15 PM

Feel sorry for the poor b@stard that has to mop up his spittle.

Tim_CA on January 23, 2013 at 8:16 PM

Hear no evil. See no evil. Speak no evil. Right, Chrissy? You play your part so well.

Weight of Glory on January 23, 2013 at 8:16 PM

Drop dead, Matthews. Please.

teacherman on January 23, 2013 at 8:17 PM

Is that d!ckwad still on tv?

I wish he’d crawl into a hole and never come out.

You cannot make me watch him! EVER!!

Well, maybe, if his stupid head would explode…I’d PAY to see that! :-)

Scrumpy on January 23, 2013 at 8:17 PM

It was pissant. Hilary destroyed him.

I think any lingering thought that Hilary was trying get out of testifying by faking an illness has been obliterated.

Tom_Shipley on January 23, 2013 at 8:17 PM

It was pissant. Hilary destroyed him.

I think any lingering thought that Hilary was trying get out of testifying by faking an illness has been obliterated.

Tom_Shipley on January 23, 2013 at 8:17 PM

lol.

Priceless.

Tim_CA on January 23, 2013 at 8:19 PM

So says the pissant poster child?!

And, for the record, who exactly elected Chris Matthews to anything? Does having an opinion and behaving like the second ass on a two-ass donkey qualify you as a “pundit” these days?*

(*I added a second ass to the donkey just because a donkey’s ass is too high up the DNA chain for tingles.)

IndieDogg on January 23, 2013 at 8:19 PM

Eat sturgeon eggs and die, Tingles.

S. D. on January 23, 2013 at 8:20 PM

It was pissant. Hilary destroyed him.

I think any lingering thought that Hilary was trying get out of testifying by faking an illness has been obliterated.

Tom_Shipley on January 23, 2013 at 8:17 PM

Please. She’s been phucking rehearsing today’s performance the past couple of months, nimrod.

msupertas on January 23, 2013 at 8:21 PM

She wigged out and started shouting, “OUT, DAMNED SPOT!”

Christien on January 23, 2013 at 8:21 PM

Favorite line from today’s Hillary threads. And yes Rand Paul smacked her around pretty dang good. Just for you Tom_Shipley.

Bill Clinton was recently asked how Hillary’s head was. He remarked that it was not as good as Monica’s……

mouell on January 23, 2013 at 11:38 AM

Bmore on January 23, 2013 at 8:21 PM

Killary lost her composure during a simple, collegial Senate hearing. The fraud ain’t no way ready for Prime Time.

Christien on January 23, 2013 at 8:23 PM

Bill Clinton was recently asked how Hillary’s head was. He remarked that it was not as good as Monica’s……

mouell on January 23, 2013 at 11:38 AM

Bmore on January 23, 2013 at 8:21 PM

That’s gonna leave a mark.

msupertas on January 23, 2013 at 8:24 PM

Is it wrong to dream that Chrissy is set on fire on TV and I watch him slowly burn to a smolder…I like dreams like that!

Tbone McGraw on January 23, 2013 at 8:24 PM

People died. Clinton lied. What difference does it make!

Weight of Glory on January 23, 2013 at 8:25 PM

Dick Matthews.

fogw on January 23, 2013 at 8:25 PM

Tom_Shipley on January 23, 2013 at 8:17 PM

Hey precious, go back to the gun thread from 1-20 where you asked a question and split. Find the answer you were looking for and come back next month. Or better yet never.

arnold ziffel on January 23, 2013 at 8:25 PM

Killary lost her composure during a simple, collegial Senate hearing. The fraud ain’t no way ready for Prime Time.

Christien on January 23, 2013 at 8:23 PM

She ain’t noways tired.(With appropriate southern accent)

msupertas on January 23, 2013 at 8:26 PM

Rohrabacher said it best this afternoon: “No one should at all apologize for trying to get to the nitty gritty.”

Christien on January 23, 2013 at 8:27 PM

I think any lingering thought that Hilary was trying get out of testifying by faking an illness has been obliterated.

Tom_Shipley on January 23, 2013 at 8:17 PM

Odd thing though, Killary wasn’t “ill” right after the event but she was taking care of important business such as wine tasting in Australia. If the system was broken down then why didn’t she immediately put some effort into repairing it so other American ambassadors wouldn’t die?

It’s like you don’t even try anymore.

Bishop on January 23, 2013 at 8:27 PM

arnold ziffel on January 23, 2013 at 8:25 PM

He can’t respond to what he can’t respond to. He is a leftist coward, same as most of them.

Bmore on January 23, 2013 at 8:27 PM

Secretary of State Cankles.

msupertas on January 23, 2013 at 8:28 PM

I think any lingering thought that Hilary was trying get out of testifying by faking an illness has been obliterated.

Tom_Shipley on January 23, 2013 at 8:17 PM

I loved the part where she said [tearing up] that she had to meet with the family members of the deceased…

Of course she forgot to say that she told one of the fathers that she will hunt down the film producer…

Electrongod on January 23, 2013 at 8:28 PM

Hey, Kwithy,

What difference does it make, maggot?

Christien on January 23, 2013 at 8:29 PM

What Chris Tingles really meant.

Flange on January 23, 2013 at 8:30 PM

Bubba crying at Ron Brown’s funeral had more feeling.

Christien on January 23, 2013 at 8:31 PM

Bill Clinton was recently asked how Hillary’s head was. He remarked that it was not as good as Monica’s……

mouell on January 23, 2013 at 11:38 AM

Hill wouldn’t touch chorizo let alone lick it.

arnold ziffel on January 23, 2013 at 8:32 PM

I think any lingering thought that Hilary was trying get out of testifying by faking an illness has been obliterated.

Tom_Shipley on January 23, 2013 at 8:17 PM

Not exactly there, Sparky. It only took her 4 months after the fact, and after the outrage had died down to get her to spew her B.S. Nice try.

chewmeister on January 23, 2013 at 8:32 PM

Bubba crying at Ron Brown’s funeral had more feeling.

Christien on January 23, 2013 at 8:31 PM

Especially that laughing part right before he saw the camera.

msupertas on January 23, 2013 at 8:32 PM

And right on cue, Tingles comes out to play clean up.

Good job Chrissy.

can_con on January 23, 2013 at 8:33 PM

Hill wouldn’t touch chorizo let alone lick it.

arnold ziffel on January 23, 2013 at 8:32 PM

She looks more like a taco girl to me.

msupertas on January 23, 2013 at 8:34 PM

elija cummings has no respect for tingles.

now that’s schadenfreude.

renalin on January 23, 2013 at 8:34 PM

He can’t respond to what he can’t respond to. He is a leftist coward, same as most of them.

Bmore on January 23, 2013 at 8:27 PM

He’s Johnny one time, has no backup.

arnold ziffel on January 23, 2013 at 8:35 PM

msupertas on January 23, 2013 at 8:34 PM

and fish to boot.

arnold ziffel on January 23, 2013 at 8:36 PM

Sorry, Matthews, but the Slobbering Over Sh!tlery Clownton Award goes to that Samoan brah who wimpered and practically bawled over her during the House hearing.

Christien on January 23, 2013 at 8:37 PM

This guy would lead a genocide of conservatives if he was asked by his superiors to do so.

WisCon on January 23, 2013 at 8:37 PM

I’d really like to thank Ed for going on Morning Joe.

Ever since that appearance, this place has become a heat magnet for trolls.

And now, for some reason, they get to stay! Yippee!

Like I come to HA because I give a damn what progs think.

If I had any interest in that, I’d read the NYT column replies, or go back to Slate.

budfox on January 23, 2013 at 8:38 PM

Rubio on Levin right now trying to rehab his views on immigration again.

Tim_CA on January 23, 2013 at 8:38 PM

Not exactly there, Sparky. It only took her 4 months after the fact, and after the outrage had died down to get her to spew her B.S. Nice try.

chewmeister on January 23, 2013 at 8:32 PM

After Hilldog’s “what difference” rant wouldn’t you have just done a cartwheel if Johnson had said “What? How about four dead and over four months before you come here and try to bold face me after earlier making the movie your central theme—you miserable cu**.

OK, I couldn’t help myself at the end.

arnold ziffel on January 23, 2013 at 8:43 PM

making the movie your central theme—you miserable cu**.

OK, I couldn’t help myself at the end.

arnold ziffel on January 23, 2013 at 8:43 PM

Cupid? Cucumber? Cupcake? Oh….oh, never mind.

msupertas on January 23, 2013 at 8:46 PM

The time has come to destry Chris Matthews. Enough of his poisonous claptrap.
Can you believe that a$$hole gave a speech / lecture in 2010 at the Reagan Library, about about ‘bi-partisanship and the need for civility in politics’. And THAT after giving the most obscene performance as a ‘debate moderator’ at the Reagan Library.
Seriously, destroy him by any means possible. Flush that giant turd out of our political discourse.

rayra on January 23, 2013 at 8:50 PM

In case you missed the headlines out in LOW INFORMATION VOTERLAND……

Why Republicans are so fixated on Benghazi

dog whistle, “fixated”—-”obsessed”, “creepy”, “loser”, “abnormal”, “extreme”.

PappyD61 on January 23, 2013 at 8:50 PM

Rubio on Levin right now trying to rehab his views on immigration again.

Tim_CA on January 23, 2013 at 8:38 PM

Rubio really needs to STFU about ‘immigration’. He’s becoming a smooth glib one-trick pony about it.

rayra on January 23, 2013 at 8:51 PM

Chris Matthews playing the role of Candy Crowley, tonight on What Difference Does It Make?!

Christien on January 23, 2013 at 8:53 PM

No Chris you got that wrong . . . you’re the one that represents no one.

rplat on January 23, 2013 at 8:53 PM

Chrissy doesn’t care what we think no matter how much of a loon he is. He’s laughing all the way to the bank, and all the to hell as far as i’m concerned. What a pithy and sorry excuse for a man, whiner that he is.

HiJack on January 23, 2013 at 8:54 PM

Rubio on Levin right now trying to rehab his views on immigration again.

Tim_CA on January 23, 2013 at 8:38 PM

One question for Rubio:

“Where’s the bill you submitted that reforms and/or fixes the immigration system?”

Until the answer is accompanied with a bill number, you haven’t done anything.

BobMbx on January 23, 2013 at 8:58 PM

“That guy doesn’t represent anybody.”

speaking of that claptrap, Ron Johnson won his WI Senate seat in 2010, defeated RUSS FEINGOLD, with 52% of the vote.The first Republican Senator from WI in 18 years.

Matthews is just shitting out of his mouth every time he opens it.

rayra on January 23, 2013 at 8:59 PM

Ron Johnson represents me. And I’d like to offer that pissant Matthews repeated right hooks to the middle of his penis wrinkle puss until he understands that.

M240H on January 23, 2013 at 9:05 PM

Obama gave this fraud a ‘thrill’..

,,,anything Clinton gives him a full on 3/4 Husky…

..I know ’3/4 Husky’..big deal..

…but he’s old and he’s a drunk…best he can do.

BigWyo on January 23, 2013 at 9:09 PM

Smith from NJ slapped both Clintons hard, specifically mentioning the Kenya and Tanzania embassy bombings on Bubba’s watch and the fact that we seem to keep having to learn the same lessons over and over [whenever the Clintons are in power]. Sweet to see Madam Whatdifferencedoesitmake have to sit there and take a much-deserved and long-overdue beatdown.

Christien on January 23, 2013 at 9:09 PM

It was pissant. Hilary destroyed him.

I think any lingering thought that Hilary was trying get out of testifying by faking an illness has been obliterated.

Tom_Shipley on January 23, 2013 at 8:17 PM

Tom_Shipley, setting new standards of Leftist inanity on Hot Gas (and previously at Captain’s Quarters) for nearly a decade now!

chumpThreads called. Wants you to stop on the way home at the packie and get a bottle of Absinthe along with the bottle of Hornito.

A+

Del Dolemonte on January 23, 2013 at 9:11 PM

Seriously, destroy him by any means possible. Flush that giant turd out of our political discourse.

rayra on January 23, 2013 at 8:50 PM

When are the people in position to do that going to get a clue? Instead of playing nice our leaders and pundits ostensibly on our side should maybe up their game. Libs are just unpleasant, nasty m-effers through and through.
Listening to Glenn Beck and later Rush this morning it struck me as how much more fun they would be to hang out with than the MSNBC all stars or Gore or any of em.

Now one might say “that’s because you agree with them.” Fair point except do the conservatives have to shout, get loud and have the vapors with false indignation? No they make coherent often humorous rebuttals to lib policy as well as pointing out constant hypocrisy.

arnold ziffel on January 23, 2013 at 9:11 PM

Rubio really needs to STFU about ‘immigration’. He’s becoming a smooth glib one-trick pony about it.

He has a sensible plan on how to deal with it and without a plan we can kiss a sizable portion of the Hispanic vote goodbye. Why does he need to STFU about it? Why say that? What exactly should we do about the problem? You do agree it’s a problem right?

Rancher on January 23, 2013 at 9:13 PM

speaking of that claptrap, Ron Johnson won his WI Senate seat in 2010, defeated RUSS FEINGOLD, with 52% of the vote.The first Republican Senator from WI in 18 years.

Matthews is just shitting out of his mouth every time he opens it.

rayra on January 23, 2013 at 8:59 PM

‘More people voted for Johnson than watch my show…!!’

BigWyo on January 23, 2013 at 9:13 PM

Framing alert: if I’ve seen it twice I’m calling it a meme. Matthews questions Johnson’s legitimacy because he was elected in the mid terms. We all know this is insane, but a few days ago Joe Scarborough said that the Repubs only kept the House because they “cheated”–they redistricted to their favor in all those statehouses the Repubs won in 2010. Also insane.

juliesa on January 23, 2013 at 9:13 PM

chumpThreads called. Wants you to stop on the way home at the packie and get a bottle of Absinthe along with the bottle of Hornito.

A+

Del Dolemonte on January 23, 2013 at 9:11 PM

Then what are they going to do? Hope it is posting elsewhere.

arnold ziffel on January 23, 2013 at 9:15 PM

A+

Del Dolemonte on January 23, 2013 at 9:11 PM

I’m telling you…I’ve always suspected that more than a few of the regular Toilet Bugs are just Ed, Allah, et. al. sock puppets…

There was a thread earlier on that had a ‘crrr6′…and it switched sides….

I think any lingering thought that Hilary was trying get out of testifying by faking an illness has been obliterated.

Tom_Shipley on January 23, 2013 at 8:17 PM

Nobody can be this f#)king stupid…

BigWyo on January 23, 2013 at 9:18 PM

Considering how hot and bothered Chrissy was about Her Majesty getting questioned by Johnson, I think that it was a great moment. The guy’s from Wisconsin and is mild mannered and he wasn’t foaming at the mouth when asked it. Clinton’s “who cares answer was a huge slip up.. Yeah, people care about the motives Hillary because they want to stop the next attack. The fact that it was an AQ attack is different than people getting caught in a spontaneous situation.

Illinidiva on January 23, 2013 at 9:18 PM

Johnson represents me. As does Gov. Walker. Both elected in 2010 … in response to the “legitimacy” of the Dummycraps that preceded them and Obuggerme.

M240H on January 23, 2013 at 9:19 PM

Deranged lunatics.

The lot of ‘em.

Liberalism IS a mental disease.

SD Tom on January 23, 2013 at 9:27 PM

Del Dolemonte on January 23, 2013 at 9:11 PM

Del, just so you know, chump thinks I’m your cheerleader now. Rah Rah!

Bmore on January 23, 2013 at 9:27 PM

Chris Mathews … BBBJTCNQNS.

And Obama doesn’t even have to pay him for the service.

HondaV65 on January 23, 2013 at 9:29 PM

Chrissy is just mad that her ineptness has pretty much finished her political career.

Ellis on January 23, 2013 at 9:35 PM

Don’t worry his cirrhosis liver will self-detonate soon

TexasJew on January 23, 2013 at 9:37 PM

Lesson number one – don’t piss off the successful businessman.

Steve Eggleston on January 23, 2013 at 9:51 PM

It was pissant. Hilary destroyed him.

I think any lingering thought that Hilary was trying get out of testifying by faking an illness has been obliterated.

Tom_Shipley on January 23, 2013 at 8:17 PM

Wipe that stuff off of your chin. It’s disgusting.

Solaratov on January 23, 2013 at 9:56 PM

I shall repeat myself…………..

As we know, Hillary was hospitalized for a concussion and a blood clot on her brain.

As Bill Clinton was leaving the hospital after visiting her, a reporter asked him, “How’s Hillary’s head?”

Bill replied, “Well, she’s no Monica….”

Solaratov on January 23, 2013 at 3:19 PM

Solaratov on January 23, 2013 at 10:02 PM

Johnson represents me. I voted for him and am really proud to call him MY Senator. How in H@ll did we end up with Tammy Baldwin though? BTW Chrissy, Scott Walker represents me too, as does Sean Duffy. On Wisconsin!

brotherdok on January 23, 2013 at 10:06 PM

It’s only right that, if Chris Matthews Dies – he dies Screaming…..and, hopefully – there will be a video camera to capture it digitally forever……to be played back – over and over again, in slow motion….

And THIS post is typical of Allahpundit – INSTEAD of RIPPING APART the Corrupt Government that Watched, Organized, Made Preparations For, ENSURED It would happen – and practically GAVE ORDERS and FACILITATED the MURDER of Four Innocent Americans – and a Senior Diplomat….he’s here putting himself in Chris Matthews “wheelhouse” and Promoting Matthew with “Snarkiness” and IGNORING the Deaths of Four Innocent American Patriots —– like their lives NEVER EVEN MATTERED!!

williamg on January 23, 2013 at 10:21 PM

rayra on January 23, 2013 at 8:59 PM

‘More people voted for Johnson than watch my show…!!’

BigWyo on January 23, 2013 at 9:13 PM

Exactly! 1.1M voted for Johnson and not even a third of that watch MSNBC’s prime time slots.

rayra on January 23, 2013 at 10:24 PM

“That guy doesn’t represent anybody.”

He Certainly Does, He Represents Me Well!

WhoU4 on January 23, 2013 at 10:28 PM

Chris who?

Roy Rogers on January 23, 2013 at 8:12 PM

.
Some off-the-wall guy who works for a cable news network that nobody watches.
.

His district that voted for him will be shocked to learn this.

Flange on January 23, 2013 at 8:12 PM

.
His district that voted for him will be insulted to hear this.
Some of them should be writing to the management of PMSNBC to complain about it.

listens2glenn on January 23, 2013 at 10:36 PM

Chris Matthews

Speaking of Exhibit A in the case for abortions.

Why are we letting true morons dictate what we think about the questions posed to Hillary Clinton? This is the same mentality that has the mouth-breathing parasites thinking that Obama is going to give them societal legitimacy to sodomite “marriage” or amnesty to illegals. No one man has that kind of power and “journalists,” and particularly the stupid ones shouldn’t be the arbiter of what are relevant questions. Terry Moron got his start doing tabloid stories like the Menendez Murder trial. And as for Chris Matthews- Zell Miller had the right idea.

Happy Nomad on January 23, 2013 at 10:37 PM

As we know, Hillary was hospitalized for a concussion and a blood clot on her brain.

As Bill Clinton was leaving the hospital after visiting her, a reporter asked him, “How’s Hillary’s head?”

Bill replied, “Well, she’s no Monica….”

Solaratov on January 23, 2013 at 3:19 PM

.
Good night everybody !

listens2glenn on January 23, 2013 at 10:39 PM

I think any lingering thought that Hilary was trying get out of testifying by faking an illness has been obliterated.

Tom_Shipley on January 23, 2013 at 8:17 PM

.
Eye of the beholder . . . . . . .

“MY GUY WON !”

listens2glenn on January 23, 2013 at 10:42 PM

It’s like you don’t even try anymore.

Bishop on January 23, 2013 at 8:27 PM

Oh Tom_Shipley is trying. Very trying. Apparently stupid is the new smart for libs.

ghostwalker1 on January 23, 2013 at 11:07 PM

I think…..
Tom_Shipley on January 23, 2013 at 8:17 PM

I started laughing my a$$ off right there…..no need to go further.

Baxter Greene on January 24, 2013 at 3:00 AM

The Tea Party should refocus its efforts — at least temporarily. They need to begin a citizen grass roots movement against the collapse of the Fourth Estate and its devolving from being a watchdog institution to a revolutionary movement allied with the leftist political culture. Items like Terry Moran’s post-Rand Paul’s performance via Twitter should be focused upon as prime examples of the inherent dishonesty of those who have been assigned to report the news to the American people. His credibility needs to be challenged at every available internet and press outlet.

The Republic will not last without an honest press.

senrex on January 24, 2013 at 6:35 AM

Why do conservative sites continue to quote this buffoon? He has no audience and yet we continue to prop him up day after day and give him legitimacy.

Ken James on January 24, 2013 at 7:29 AM

With Pannetta allowing women in combat do you think that things such as Chrissy, Finemetz, Carney, Reid and Tom_Shipley can now serve anywhere in the world?

acyl72 on January 24, 2013 at 8:12 AM

So, when the White House gave MSNBC it’s daily marching orders, did they have to coach Matthews more than once to make sure the phrase “pissant performance” was pronounced correctly?

Oh wait! How silly of me to even suggest the White House tells MSNBC EXACTLY what to say every single night!

That would make MSNBC look like they are the official propaganda service for the Obama Administration, and that would be just plain unethical, now wouldn’t it?

pilamaye on January 24, 2013 at 9:01 AM

What difference does it make some Americans died and we’re trying to work it out.

Ya could have said that a bit more artfully – your husband would have but then he’s a roguish southern charmer and you’re…Killary.

CorporatePiggy on January 24, 2013 at 9:02 AM