Chris Matthews previews his interview with Obama: He’s like a “brilliant writer… who turns in a paper with a lot of misspellings”

posted at 7:21 pm on December 3, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

I think he might at least be trying not to show what I’m sure is an indecent amount of excitement. A preview of what we can expect from what I’m sure will be this hard-hitting, substantive, and tingle-tastic interview come Thursday:

Well, I’ll say this to the people watching from the White House, that if you watch Hardball, and the way that we’ve handled that issue and all the other issues to where we’ve put our focus, I’ll be doing that Thursday night. I’ll be talking about executive accountability and the strange way of this rollout as it has occurred. I think I would compare it, Andrea, to a brilliant writer perhaps, with a great theme, who turns in a paper with a lot of misspellings or bad handwriting. It’s a bad way to roll out something, with all the great strengths, potentially, of a national healthcare system along these lines, the way it was rolled out has hurt it. It hurt its reputation, it’s given the other side a lot of talking points to use against the president generally in terms of his competence, and I’m going to ask about that and focus on the things we have. But, also talk about political dysfunction in this country and the inability of the two parties to work together. … I’m going to talk about political dysfunction, executive accountability, and of course, the question of how we fight our wars, whether with drones or with ground troops and that kind of question the president has to deal with in terms of moral principle, but, it will be the big issues.

I’m not quite sure how one can, in the same breath, promise an interview largely about the president’s executive accountability on ObamaCare, and then compare the entire project to a brilliant if somewhat harried or careless writer, but there you have it. And, of course, Matthews will turn to the requisite discussion about all of the unfortunate political dysfunction getting in the president’s way. “The big issues.” Obligatory.


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Obama is a con man and you’re a mark, dipstick.

forest on December 3, 2013 at 7:27 PM

I hope nothing embarrassing happens. (think Simmons v. Cavuto).

Chrissy going to be pretty excited and unwanted physical thing can happen

r keller on December 3, 2013 at 7:27 PM

I think I would compare it, Andrea, to a brilliant writer perhaps, with a great theme, who turns in a paper with a lot of misspellings or bad handwriting.

Bill Ayers admits he wrote “Dreams of My Father”

workingclass artist on December 3, 2013 at 7:27 PM

I hope nothing embarrassing happens. (think Simmons v. Cavuto).

Chrissy going to be pretty excited and unwanted physical thing can happen

r keller on December 3, 2013 at 7:27 PM

Hannity said Matthews will have an Obamagasm…Live on TeeVee

workingclass artist on December 3, 2013 at 7:29 PM

Would rather pound my head on the wall than watch that, but he must be really desperate if he’s talking to Matthews.

gsherin on December 3, 2013 at 7:29 PM

Within 2 seconds Matthews will be drooling. Wonder how many of the MSLSD taking heads want Matthews gone so they can have the interview spot.

nobar on December 3, 2013 at 7:30 PM

“It’s sloppy and unreadable, but he’s a genius so I gave him an A+ anyway.”

myiq2xu on December 3, 2013 at 7:32 PM

Be sure to keep the volume down to avoid hearing the sluping/licking sounds.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on December 3, 2013 at 7:33 PM

Obama, Obama
My heart’s on fire, Obama

Eyes that look like heaven, lips like sherry wine
That obozo sure enough make my little light shine
I get a funny feelin’, up and down my spine
‘Cause I know that my Obamaa’s mine

So I’m singin’, Obama, Obama
My heart’s on fire, Obamaa
Giddy up, oom poppa, omm poppa, mow mow
Giddy up, oom poppa, omm poppa, mow mow, heigh-ho Silver, away

Flange on December 3, 2013 at 7:34 PM

Matthews to play with softballs.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on December 3, 2013 at 7:34 PM

Bullshit in, bullshit out!

GarandFan on December 3, 2013 at 7:35 PM

Yes, it’s just a bunch of misspellings, and The Great Leap Forward didn’t have a table of contents which caused it to…uh…fall short of expectations.

Bishop on December 3, 2013 at 7:35 PM

I hear a dogwhistle.

rightside on December 3, 2013 at 7:37 PM

Maybe Chris Matthews needs a vacation too.

22044 on December 3, 2013 at 7:39 PM

There s/b a song contest when Matthews wets himself all over obama.

Schadenfreude on December 3, 2013 at 7:39 PM

Oh great…

I can get a better sex flic on HBO

Electrongod on December 3, 2013 at 7:39 PM

John Bohner,,,, “Me Too,,,” “Me Too”””

APACHEWHOKNOWS on December 3, 2013 at 7:42 PM

John McCain,,,, “He is just fine to be Pres. and yes I would interview him like a friend would too.”

APACHEWHOKNOWS on December 3, 2013 at 7:43 PM

Speaking of misspellings…

Obama’s playing hardball, ya’ll.

It’s “y’all” not “ya’ll”.

behiker on December 3, 2013 at 7:43 PM

I think I would compare it, Andrea, to a brilliant writer perhaps, with a great theme, who turns in a paper with a lot of misspellings or bad handwriting.

If you have the misfortune to read Michelle Obama’s thesis, you’ll know what this means. It’s idiocy pure.

But, also talk about political dysfunction

Ask him about this, you pacifier of a ‘human’ creep.

Schadenfreude on December 3, 2013 at 7:43 PM

RWM, the days at HA are way better when you’re here.

Schadenfreude on December 3, 2013 at 7:43 PM

Not just misspellings but incorrect grammar and bad paragraphing with a really bad ending. But he gets an affirmative action B+ because….black and democrat.

jukin3 on December 3, 2013 at 7:44 PM

Little George Bush,,, “I say nothing, I see nothing, I know nothing”

APACHEWHOKNOWS on December 3, 2013 at 7:44 PM

RWM, the days at HA are way better when you’re here.

Schadenfreude on December 3, 2013 at 7:43 PM

Yeah, where is Sophie?

22044 on December 3, 2013 at 7:45 PM

Chris Matthews previews his interview with Obama: He’s like a “brilliant writer… who turns in a paper with a lot of misspellings”

And a lot of math errors, and a lot of “I-me-my” and a lot of lies, a whole lot of lies.

VorDaj on December 3, 2013 at 7:45 PM

#ObamaFlufferPrime

Jeddite on December 3, 2013 at 7:45 PM

Ladies and Gents,

Please meet the new Larry King. No matter how flawed the liberal, they will get a softball interview that avoids any awkward questions. I am sure that Vincent Gray (DC Mayor still under federal investigation from his last election) will seek Chris out now that he’s announced a re-election bid.

Happy Nomad on December 3, 2013 at 7:45 PM

Well, I’ll say this to the people watching from the White House, that if you watch Hardball, and the way that we’ve handled that issue and all the other issues to where we’ve put our focus, I’ll be doing that Thursday night. I’ll be talking about executive accountability and the strange way of this rollout as it has occurred.

Grammar much?

Lost in Jersey on December 3, 2013 at 7:47 PM

Chris Matthews previews his interview with Obama: He’s like a “brilliant writer… who turns in a paper with a lot of misspellings”

And a lot of math errors, and a lot of “I-me-my” and a lot of lies, a whole lot of lies.

VorDaj on December 3, 2013 at 7:45 PM

And some serious concern if plagerism was involved. Didn’t Marx and Hitler say these same things?

Speaking of which is the lazy shiftless coward’s focus on high speed rail for commuters or for the same reason why Hitler used railroads?

Happy Nomad on December 3, 2013 at 7:49 PM

I think I would compare it, Andrea, to a brilliant writer perhaps, with a great theme, who turns in a paper with a lot of misspellings or bad handwriting.

Bill Ayers admits he wrote “Dreams of My Father”

workingclass artist on December 3, 2013 at 7:27 PM

Yep. Obama is more like the “writer” who turns in some random notes, long after his deadline has passed, and asks his teacher to write up his paper for him, because he’s been having trouble “organizing his thoughts.”

So the teacher does it, because Obama is black and therefore “special,” and the teacher is sure Obama would have completed the assignment brilliantly on his own, but for all those centuries of oppression of his ancestors by the evil white man!

AZCoyote on December 3, 2013 at 7:50 PM

I hope nothing embarrassing happens. (think Simmons v. Cavuto).

Chrissy going to be pretty excited and unwanted physical thing can happen

r keller on December 3, 2013 at 7:27 PM

Chrissy will take his anti-chubby medicine so things should be fine.

arnold ziffel on December 3, 2013 at 7:50 PM

“The big issues.” Obligatory.

Obligatory is an anagram for “Ola! Bigotry”

(cluing everyone in on where Chris Matthews will be going here)

Paul-Cincy on December 3, 2013 at 7:51 PM

Only obama could misspell a period.

Ronnie on December 3, 2013 at 7:51 PM

How will Tingles even be able to ask questions with his mouth full of 0barky junk?

dentarthurdent on December 3, 2013 at 7:53 PM

… except for the “brilliant writer” part.

Warner Todd Huston on December 3, 2013 at 7:54 PM

I’m not about to watch this, just not into man on man porn. I just hope the producers have provided Matthews with some knee pads.

TXUS on December 3, 2013 at 7:55 PM

Obama! Squeeeee!

Cwishhy Maffewth

Key West Reader on December 3, 2013 at 7:56 PM

Chrissy will take his anti-chubby medicine so things should be fine.

arnold ziffel on December 3, 2013 at 7:50 PM

There’s not enough saltpeter in the world to help him with that.

Flange on December 3, 2013 at 7:56 PM

And Michelle is like a health nut with a giant ass. Oh wait…

Ronnie on December 3, 2013 at 7:57 PM

I glad this drunken windbag wants to talk about political dysfunction. Finally someone will ask Barry why no republican had any input into the democratic take over of the US healthcare system.

DeweyWins on December 3, 2013 at 7:58 PM

If Megan Kelley interviewed Obama he’d poop in his underoos live on the Tee Vee.

/Chicken!

Key West Reader on December 3, 2013 at 7:59 PM

Groucho Marxs interviews W.C. Fields.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on December 3, 2013 at 7:59 PM

22044 on December 3, 2013 at 8:01 PM

Willie Neslon interviews Gary Stewart about what to do about a drinking thing.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on December 3, 2013 at 8:01 PM

Yeah, America!!!

One more leech to sustain, obama’care’ and all.

Schadenfreude on December 3, 2013 at 8:02 PM

The show is named “Hardball”??? It’s been so long since I have turned on MSNBC that for some reason I was thinking “Hard Boiled”. So thanks for updating me on that.

Other than that, I think the Obama tenure has taken its toll on Tingles…that picture reveals that he has aged about 20 years in a mere 5. Poor guy…

teejk on December 3, 2013 at 8:02 PM

Oh great…
I can get a better sex flic on HBO
Electrongod on December 3, 2013 at 7:39 PM

Word!

Can.I.be.in.the.middle on December 3, 2013 at 8:05 PM

If you have the misfortune to read Michelle Obama’s thesis, you’ll know what this means. It’s idiocy pure.

Schadenfreude on December 3, 2013 at 7:43 PM

I have had that misfortune. I’ve wondered if some honest professor at Princeton allowed the poor grammar in that thesis to stand uncorrected, for the sake of letting some especially ugly warts show through the facade of affirmative action.

86 on December 3, 2013 at 8:05 PM

Groucho Marxs interviews W.C. Fields.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on December 3, 2013 at 7:59 PM

Professor Irwin Corey interviews Joe isuzu

VorDaj on December 3, 2013 at 8:05 PM

Obama in fact may have studied W.C. Fields, one of Fields best.”Never give a sucker an even break”

“It’s easy to say your going to quit drinking,” I fact I’ve told that lie a thousand times…..” W.C. Feilds

APACHEWHOKNOWS on December 3, 2013 at 8:06 PM

I bet he wears the “generous size” Depends and reduces his liquids intake so he doesn’t pee himself right away. You know he can’t help himself, though, just like an eager puppy… only not anywhere near as cute. Nowhere near.

ExpressoBold on December 3, 2013 at 8:07 PM

Matthews interviewing Obama. Sounds like a reality show — George Michaels and Men’s Restrooms for the Rich and Famous.

TXUS on December 3, 2013 at 8:07 PM

Baghdad Bob interviews Joe Isuzu

VorDaj on December 3, 2013 at 8:08 PM

I think this was on HA, but in case you missed it: http://www.mediaite.com/online/huffposts-gut-wrenching-poverty-editorial-that-went-viral-a-hoax/

davidk on December 3, 2013 at 8:08 PM

Be sure to watch Chris Matthews’ hard-hitting, no holds-barred Presidential interview:
“Barack Obama: Flawed Angel, or Tortured Messiah?”

orangemtl on December 3, 2013 at 8:09 PM

Obama has for sure lied to U.S. at least 1,000 times up to now.

History will have a time getting them all in one book, and or a CD or zip drive.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on December 3, 2013 at 8:10 PM

Betty Boop interviews Joe Isuzu

VorDaj on December 3, 2013 at 8:11 PM

Obama enters the interview area live, with a wooden cross over his shoulder with

“Cruz/Lee/Rand Paull” on the cross beam in Republican lettering.”

APACHEWHOKNOWS on December 3, 2013 at 8:13 PM

RWM, the days at HA are way better when you’re here.

Schadenfreude on December 3, 2013 at 7:43 PM

TYVVM, my dear friend.

Yeah, where is Sophie?

22044 on December 3, 2013 at 7:45 PM

I was visiting the fam in the ‘Stan.

Resist We Much on December 3, 2013 at 8:15 PM

Wonder how many people will be tuning in to watch this poofer c*m his panties when he lays his starry eyes on Precedent Perfect !

cableguy615 on December 3, 2013 at 8:24 PM

…a paper with a lot of misspellings then

Obama really must have been the person to right the code for ACA!

fbcmusicman on December 3, 2013 at 8:37 PM

He’s like a “brilliant writer… who turns in a paper with a lot of misspellings”

Of course all that presupposes he hands papers in and that, in turn, assumes he writes papers.

Dusty on December 3, 2013 at 8:38 PM

How on earth can he compare a sloppy eighth grader paper with a president screwing up a program that swallows up 1/6 of the economy is beyond me. The leap is just not possible. This isn’t sloppy handwriting and poor grammar. You learn that early…especially if you’re in law school and preparing briefs. Every effing “I” is dotted or “t” is crooked or your client is screwed for your incompetency. QUIT making excuses for this idiot!!!!!

jaywemm on December 3, 2013 at 8:42 PM

Oops lol every t is crossed…see I’m not a lawyer

jaywemm on December 3, 2013 at 8:43 PM

O/T, I just received this email from Mark Shields at the GOP/RNC:

Like you, I’m fed up with Barack Obama and his liberal allies running the White House and Senate.

That’s why the Republican National Committee is laying the groundwork across America to increase our House Majority and win back the Senate.

As we gear up for victory in 2014, conservative leaders from across the country are coming together next week to discuss strategy and tactics.

We are doing the hard work now to identify, engage and turn out voters in every community and every state.

Street by street, state by state, the Republican National Committee is fighting for every vote.

But as we plan for future victories, we must ensure we are ready to win Republican seats and send Democrats packing.

Help equip our party for victory in 2014 — contribute to the RNC today.

Thanks,

Mike Shields
RNC Chief of Staff

My reply:

I’m way more fed up with the GOP, Mike. I expected obama to be what he is, but I didn’t expect the GOP to aid and abet him. So I’ll be sending my donation money to conservative candidates individually. The GOP can kiss my American-Irish ass.

Naturally Curly on December 3, 2013 at 8:44 PM

Chrissy is going shopping for big Pampers tomorrow.

mobydutch on December 3, 2013 at 8:48 PM

Chris Matthews is like a “brilliant” knitter, who knits himself a pink, crotchless, open-seat cat suit, and wears it while he cruises rest stops on Friday nights, looking for “love”, and comes home bloody and beaten, lonely and sad, week after week … after week …

Pork-Chop on December 3, 2013 at 8:51 PM

Sounds like the law school at Harvard has sought some outstanding candidates for admission.

mobydutch on December 3, 2013 at 8:52 PM

How did I miss this thread? Damn you, stuff I have to do!
A teenage boy finding his dad’s pron stash.
I’m sure it was messy.

RovesChins on December 3, 2013 at 9:05 PM

“…with a lot of misspellings.”

Oh, thanks, Matthews, for allowing that one, little reservation.

rickv404 on December 3, 2013 at 9:17 PM

Boy, all the genious Obie needs is a halfway competent editor, pronto, don’t you think?

Matthews is a totally reprehensible spooge.

marybel on December 3, 2013 at 9:29 PM

Chris Matthews previews his interview with Obama: He’s like a “brilliant writer… who turns in a paper with a lot of misspellings”

…*spit*…

KOOLAID2 on December 3, 2013 at 9:36 PM

Chris’ whole life has been leading to this moment.

Ukiah on December 3, 2013 at 9:39 PM

Of course all that presupposes he hands papers in and that, in turn, assumes he writes papers.

Dusty on December 3, 2013 at 8:38 PM

Obama ate the dog that ate his homework.

Ronnie on December 3, 2013 at 9:40 PM

How will Tingles even be able to ask questions with his mouth full of 0barky junk?

dentarthurdent on December 3, 2013 at 7:53 PM

Why do you think he drools so much?

Solaratov on December 3, 2013 at 9:41 PM

Chris is just jockeying to co-mingle some tingles with his idol.

ghostwalker1 on December 3, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Chris Matthew’s voice sounds like a pig’s squeal.

When is he retiring?

MisterElephant on December 4, 2013 at 1:20 AM

Speaking of misspellings Erika, it’s “y’all”, not “ya’ll”. A contraction of “you all” always used in the plural and never in the singular, except by Yankees. :)

Kowboy on December 4, 2013 at 5:48 AM

Have another, Chrissy, and make it a double.

HiJack on December 4, 2013 at 8:38 AM

Obama ate the dog that ate his homework.

Ronnie on December 3, 2013 at 9:40 PM

Hilarious! Can I use that?

HiJack on December 4, 2013 at 8:39 AM

A.K.A.: Blame Shifting, a continuation thereof …

Carnac on December 4, 2013 at 9:51 AM

Chris Matthews is incapable of doing anything but falling on his knees and kissing Barack Obama’s feet (or other parts of his anatomy).

RebeccaH on December 4, 2013 at 10:01 AM

He doesn’t sound very excited about the imperial visit to his humble show, does he? He’s already decided on the grade he’s going to give.

He might as well end the show there. This is as high as it is going to get. Time to relax and chill out with Baldwin, Bashir and Olbermann.

virgo on December 5, 2013 at 12:13 AM