Chris Matthews on his Obama interview: “He came to us. He came amongst us.”

posted at 10:11 pm on December 5, 2013 by Mary Katharine Ham

And, lo, the president came upon them, and the glory of the president shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

As for the interview itself, it was “extraordinary,” according to other MSNBC contributors.

It includes such insights as Joe Biden will go down in history as one of the greatest veeps of all time. And, the real problem with the media is that it puts far too little faith and focus on government’s awesome successes.

And, because it’s hard to keep up with all of Matthews’ inane utterances, we missed this stunner from “Morning Joe” today:

Matthews was on “Morning Joe” this morning to promote his interview with President Obama when he launched into a rant.

Obama “has had a very difficult opposition out there … who from the very beginning wanted to destroy this presidency,” he said. “And some of it is ethnic, and some is good old ideology. But they way they treated this guy is unusual in our history.”

“Al Gore accepted the fact, even though he won by 600,000 votes, that W. was president. And the Democrats accepted the legitimacy of George W. Bush 100 percent,” he added, when host Joe Scarborough tried to push back a bit.

“There is an asymmetry here between the hard right and the Democratic center, there is a real asymmetry, Joe,” he continued. “There really is. And to say that they are both the same is not true.”


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Chris Matthews on his Obama interview: “He came amongst us.”

That’s pretty gross … even for the leg-tingler.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on December 5, 2013 at 10:16 PM

Drunken loon.

Resist We Much on December 5, 2013 at 10:17 PM

Glad I missed the love fest

cmsinaz on December 5, 2013 at 10:18 PM

Le Barf.

22044 on December 5, 2013 at 10:18 PM

BARF .
Did he touch him anywhere ?

Lucano on December 5, 2013 at 10:18 PM

What Matthews really wish would’ve happened: “He came on us.”

Mark1971 on December 5, 2013 at 10:19 PM

Surprised Matthews didn’t die of an orgasm.

Aizen on December 5, 2013 at 10:19 PM

I hope they had a towel handy.

gophergirl on December 5, 2013 at 10:20 PM

Let’s not forget his classy “pissant” reference to John Boehner, after which he adds “You’ve got to learn be a grown-up” in the non-sequitur of the day.

Drained Brain on December 5, 2013 at 10:20 PM

Normally Chris is wiping the drool off his chin. This time however….

RizzyG on December 5, 2013 at 10:20 PM

stone faced young millenials who didn’t screech, convulse and scream like their elders did in ’08, when obama threw red meat out.

renalin on December 5, 2013 at 10:20 PM

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on December 5, 2013 at 10:16 PM

I guess I lost my bet, I picked he’d swallow.

Flange on December 5, 2013 at 10:20 PM

Obama rains on us all…..

Then he has a smoke…

Electrongod on December 5, 2013 at 10:21 PM

not sure what’s wrong with the statement

Matthews was illustrating that Obama can be very pedestrian and comfortable with the average folk

He is not above cohorting with average Americans

nonpartisan on December 5, 2013 at 10:22 PM

Cult of personality sycophants.

Meat Fighter on December 5, 2013 at 10:23 PM

nonpartisan on December 5, 2013 at 10:22 PM

If he has to claim he is, then he ain’t.

22044 on December 5, 2013 at 10:23 PM

I guess I lost my bet, I picked he’d swallow.

Flange on December 5, 2013 at 10:20 PM

Chrissy tried … but he has a drinking problem – a la Airplane.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on December 5, 2013 at 10:24 PM

Bad Acid Matthews apparently thinks God is talking to him again.

viking01 on December 5, 2013 at 10:25 PM

He is not above cohorting with average Americans

nonpartisan on December 5, 2013 at 10:22 PM

“cohorting”??

What language do you speak? Austrian?

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on December 5, 2013 at 10:25 PM

C’mon this David Corn person is lunging/craning/frothing off of his chair! He is just as bad as C. Matthews

justonevictory on December 5, 2013 at 10:26 PM

OT. the Nazi commander in tonight’s The Sound of Music looks like Al Gore.

22044 on December 5, 2013 at 10:26 PM

Chris Matthews on his Obama interview: “He came amongst us.”

…and he said “Blow Me”…and YOU DID!

KOOLAID2 on December 5, 2013 at 10:26 PM

nonpartisan on December 5, 2013 at 10:22 PM

I can’t take him anymore. The stupid, it burns.

Meat Fighter on December 5, 2013 at 10:27 PM

Matthews was illustrating that Obama can be very pedestrian and comfortable with the average folk

He is not above cohorting with average Americans

nonpartisan on December 5, 2013 at 10:22 PM

Matthews was spewing…..

Electrongod on December 5, 2013 at 10:27 PM

partisan- I am still waiting for any evidence that your IQ is higher than 77. When will you bring it?

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 5, 2013 at 10:28 PM

OT. the Nazi commander in tonight’s The Sound of Music looks like Al Gore.

22044 on December 5, 2013 at 10:26 PM

I finally had to turn it off. I love SOM and Carrie Underwood but that wasn’t good.

gophergirl on December 5, 2013 at 10:28 PM

C’mon this David Corn person is lunging/craning/frothing off of his chair! He is just as bad as C. Matthews

justonevictory on December 5, 2013 at 10:26 PM

No, he’s not. Corn only has spit falling out of his mouth onto himself. Chrissy spits on whomever he’s talking to. Night and day …

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on December 5, 2013 at 10:28 PM

noforeskin on December 5, 2013 at 10:22 PM

…did you swallow?

KOOLAID2 on December 5, 2013 at 10:28 PM

Partisan you truly are one of the dumbest posters I have ever encountered.

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 5, 2013 at 10:28 PM

“cohorting”??

What language do you speak? Austrian?

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on December 5, 2013 at 10:25 PM

oh, should I dumb down my verbiage for you?

nonpartisan on December 5, 2013 at 10:29 PM

Did they tape EVERYTHING, or will that be on a pay-per-view porno site at a later date?

SouthernGent on December 5, 2013 at 10:29 PM

The strain was too much for him. It sounds as if Matthews has had a psychotic break.

claudius on December 5, 2013 at 10:30 PM

nonpartisan on December 5, 2013 at 10:22 PM

You’re not sure what’s wrong, because you’re an f’ing troll.

Agitprop Trolls agitate

budfox on December 5, 2013 at 10:30 PM

oh, should I dumb down my verbiage for you?

nonpartisan on December 5, 2013 at 10:29 PM
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Sheesh you’re such a poser. Thanks for the laughs.

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 5, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Take a vacation, Chris.

22044 on December 5, 2013 at 10:31 PM

It is comical to watch the SCoaMF now.

Meat Fighter on December 5, 2013 at 10:32 PM

That’s just…wrong.

AUINSC on December 5, 2013 at 10:32 PM

oh, should I dumb down my verbiage for you?

nonpartisan on December 5, 2013 at 10:29 PM

LOL.

Don’t you have some important cohorting to do somewhere? Don’t let me hold you up.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on December 5, 2013 at 10:33 PM

hahahahahahahahahahahahaha, what a buffoon.

Meat Fighter on December 5, 2013 at 10:34 PM

He conquered, he saw, he came.

Did I get that in the right order……….?

crankybutt on December 5, 2013 at 10:35 PM

Partisan you truly are one of the dumbest posters I have ever encountered.

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 5, 2013 at 10:28 PM

I second that motion. Mind numbing stupid.

Meat Fighter on December 5, 2013 at 10:35 PM

hahahahahahahahahahahahaha, what a buffoon.

Meat Fighter on December 5, 2013 at 10:34 PM

that was an AMAZING speech

we may never see another speaker as powerfully inspirational as Obama in our lifetimes

nonpartisan on December 5, 2013 at 10:36 PM

Old Hotness: Kabuki Theatre

MSNBC Hotness: Bukkake Theatre

HumpBot Salvation on December 5, 2013 at 10:36 PM

With all my heart and soul I hope this stuff is scripted, because if this is the way these guys actually think, then they’re hopelessly lost to a place where no saviour can rescue them.

HiJack on December 5, 2013 at 10:37 PM

Then he has a smoke…

Electrongod on December 5, 2013 at 10:21 PM

…what pole?
(:->)
Hi Eg!

KOOLAID2 on December 5, 2013 at 10:37 PM

Community organizer. Nothing more.

Meat Fighter on December 5, 2013 at 10:37 PM

that was an AMAZING speech

we may never see another speaker as powerfully inspirational as Obama in our lifetimes

nonpartisan on December 5, 2013 at 10:36 PM

You can’t be real. You have to be an OFA flunkie.

gophergirl on December 5, 2013 at 10:38 PM

we may never see another speaker as powerfully inspirational as Obama in our lifetimes

noforeskin on December 5, 2013 at 10:36 PM

…you a six year old?

KOOLAID2 on December 5, 2013 at 10:39 PM

Chris Matthews, democrat bukkake boy.

arnold ziffel on December 5, 2013 at 10:39 PM

Haven’t seen too many posts from those who kneel and swallow at the altar that is Obama in the threads that are about the “Care” disaster that has his name all over it Nonpartisan. Why is that, exactly…..?

ManWithNoParty on December 5, 2013 at 10:39 PM

we may never see another speaker as powerfully inspirational as Obama in our lifetimes

nonpartisan on December 5, 2013 at 10:36 PM

And so corrupt…

Electrongod on December 5, 2013 at 10:39 PM

partisan when did you suffer your stroke?

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 5, 2013 at 10:40 PM

No mention of the children forced to have a 12-hour day because Captain Kickass demanded to film this interview in front of an audience of young stupid saps he wants to sign up for Obamacare?

Happy Nomad on December 5, 2013 at 10:40 PM

that was an AMAZING speech

we may never see another speaker as powerfully inspirational as Obama in our lifetimes

nonpartisan on December 5, 2013 at 10:36 PM

So it was good for you eh? Light up a cig and GTFOH.

arnold ziffel on December 5, 2013 at 10:40 PM

oh, should I dumb down my verbiage for you?

noforeskin on December 5, 2013 at 10:29 PM

…you spelled vergina wrong!

KOOLAID2 on December 5, 2013 at 10:41 PM

You can’t be real. You have to be an OFA flunkie.

gophergirl on December 5, 2013 at 10:38 PM

um, even most conservatives would acknowledge that Obama is one of the most gifted speakers of recent memory

nonpartisan on December 5, 2013 at 10:41 PM

I think Hillary is much more inspirational….at least in her black voice.

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 5, 2013 at 10:41 PM

Chrissy was so enamored he forgot to notice what O’Barky left on the nightstand for him.

viking01 on December 5, 2013 at 10:41 PM

Ummm no they don’t. Partisan go fkcu yourself. You’re a whack job.

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 5, 2013 at 10:42 PM

we may never see another speaker as powerfully inspirational as Obama in our lifetimes

nonpartisan on December 5, 2013 at 10:36 PM

Hitler mesmerized the masses, too…

HiJack on December 5, 2013 at 10:42 PM

partisan when did you suffer your stroke?

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 5, 2013 at 10:40 PM

…noforeskin …is ENJOYING his strokes !

KOOLAID2 on December 5, 2013 at 10:42 PM

Mika and Joe will continue the love fest tomorrow….
Should be fun
/

cmsinaz on December 5, 2013 at 10:42 PM

“He came amongst us.”

A circle of friends enjoying one another’s company.

whatcat on December 5, 2013 at 10:42 PM

we may never see another speaker as powerfully inspirational as Obama in our lifetimes

nonpartisan on December 5, 2013 at 10:36 PM

Who the hell is the lazy shiftless bastard child of a slut and a socialist inspiring? He can shuck and jive all he wants but how is inspired by his lies and partisanship? Fifth columnists? Terrorists? Our enemies?

Happy Nomad on December 5, 2013 at 10:42 PM

um, even most conservatives would acknowledge that Obama is one of the most gifted speakers of recent memory

nonpartisan on December 5, 2013 at 10:41 PM

Blue Cross agrees…

Thanks…a’hole..

Electrongod on December 5, 2013 at 10:43 PM

…you a six year old?

KOOLAID2 on December 5, 2013 at 10:39 PM

there has never been a speaker in history who has captivated billions around the world like Obama

nonpartisan on December 5, 2013 at 10:43 PM

recent memory

noforeskin on December 5, 2013 at 10:41 PM

…you’re six years old!

KOOLAID2 on December 5, 2013 at 10:44 PM

partisan seriously: Post something, anything that proves your IQ higher than the temperature on a hot Alaskan winter day.

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 5, 2013 at 10:44 PM

oh, should I dumb down my verbiage for you?

nonpartisan on December 5, 2013 at 10:29 PM

Oh, please do! That should be an absolute laugh riot since you obviously have no idea what “cohorting” means.

Since I know you are Google-challenged, I will help you out. Cohorting means quarantining people together who are believed to have the same disease. It is ironically fitting when you think about it, isn’t it.

How long have you been apart of the cohort, nonpartisan?

So easy with our current crop of trolls. And liberals say our educational system is awesome…

stvnscott on December 5, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Who the hell is the lazy shiftless bastard child of a slut and a socialist inspiring? He can shuck and jive all he wants but how is inspired by his lies and partisanship? Fifth columnists? Terrorists? Our enemies?

Happy Nomad on December 5, 2013 at 10:42 PM

your language is very revealing…’shuck’ and ‘jive’ to describe a Black President…smh

those are very racial terms

nonpartisan on December 5, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Tingles is obviously off his meds…..again.

GarandFan on December 5, 2013 at 10:44 PM

um, even most conservatives would acknowledge that Obama is one of the most gifted readers of a prompter in recent memory

Edited for accuracy.

ManWithNoParty on December 5, 2013 at 10:44 PM

“He came amongst us”

“And he did it in the end”

/Really? I mean.. REALLY?

Key West Reader on December 5, 2013 at 10:45 PM

partisan you are a hoot. You are somebody’s sock puppet fer sure.

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 5, 2013 at 10:45 PM

um, even most conservatives would acknowledge that Obama is one of the most gifted speakers of recent memory

nonpartisan on December 5, 2013 at 10:41 PM

ROFLMAO!

He’s a friggin retard – just like you.

“Oh`-ree-ahn!!”

“Corpse-men”

(and those who with TOTUS!!)

Barky couldn’t pass an 8th grade speech class if he were held to the standards of a normal person. Without affirmative action, Barky would still be trying to pass out of junior high.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on December 5, 2013 at 10:45 PM

um, even most conservatives would acknowledge that Obama is one of the most gifted speakers of recent memory

nonpartisan on December 5, 2013 at 10:41 PM

Sure, Obama is a gifted speaker. Until he goes off script or his teleprompter malfunctions. Then he turns into a blathering idiot. So yeah, he can read his lines well. So can I, and I can do it without dividing the nation asunder.

HiJack on December 5, 2013 at 10:45 PM

He came amongst us.

Tell us, Matthews, did he bless you with manna?

rickv404 on December 5, 2013 at 10:45 PM

there has never been a speaker in history who has captivated billions around the world like Obama

nonpartisan on December 5, 2013 at 10:43 PM

D Day

tear down this wall

Should I go on?

I bet you can’t name a single quote from an Obama speech.

gophergirl on December 5, 2013 at 10:45 PM

your language is very revealing…’shuck’ and ‘jive’ to describe a Black President…smh

those are very racial terms

nonpartisan on December 5, 2013 at 10:44 PM

and you have your talking points down. My goodness prove you’re not a friggin retard will ya?

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 5, 2013 at 10:46 PM

My day is complete now that nonpartisan showed up.I needed just a little more stupid to top it off.

docflash on December 5, 2013 at 10:46 PM

your language is very revealing…’shuck’ and ‘jive’ to describe a Black President…smh

those are very racial terms

Is he black?

I didn’t notice…

But I did notice that he’s a mother fuc……

Electrongod on December 5, 2013 at 10:46 PM

oh, should I dumb down my verbiage for you?

nonpartisan on December 5, 2013 at 10:29 PM

Please do. Go on. Entertain us with your “verbiage”.

But first! I gotta go take an Obama. BRB!

Key West Reader on December 5, 2013 at 10:47 PM

Ahhhh the greatest achievement of all: Obamacare.

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 5, 2013 at 10:47 PM

Preach it, Chris!

And the Lord did grin and the people did feast upon the lambs and sloths and carp and anchovies and orangutans and breakfast cereals, and fruit bats

Christien on December 5, 2013 at 10:47 PM

Sure, Obama is a gifted speaker. Until he goes off script or his teleprompter malfunctions. Then he turns into a blathering idiot. So yeah, he can read his lines well. So can I, and I can do it without dividing the nation asunder.

HiJack on December 5, 2013 at 10:45 PM

oh silly me, didn’t realize Obama had a teleprompter during his debates against romney and mccain

nonpartisan on December 5, 2013 at 10:48 PM

I think Hillary is much more inspirational….at least in her black voice.

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 5, 2013 at 10:41 PM

When subpoena raised it’s ugly head,

Killary bumped her head and bravely fled….

When Benghazi’s mess came about,

she bravely, bravely chickened out.

When Vincent Foster tried to bark

He bought a trip to Marcy Park…..

viking01 on December 5, 2013 at 10:48 PM

you know, for one night, you baggers should remove the taint of your partisanship and celebrate the American presidency

President Obama is a fantastic representative of the US – a physical speciman with his statuesque height (very noticeable when he towers over other world leaders) and his charismatic personality that belies his towering intellect

tonight is a night we all celebrate the person behind the Presidency! [RWM note: It was the White House Correspondents Dinner where the 'press' celebrates itself, not the POTUS]

nonpartisan on April 27, 2013 at 9:43 PM

you could tell at the end that [Obama] was missing [the basket] on purpose…prob to connect by seeming more ordinary

nonpartisan on April 1, 2013 at 3:01 PM

he is one of the smartest presidents we’ve had, behind maybe only clinton in the last 50 years

partisan on April 12, 2013 at 10:20 AM

bush also wasnt president of harvard law review or a constitutional law professor at a top law school, now was he?

nonpartisan on April 12, 2013 at 10:39 AM

Whether you agree or disagree with the policy, you must understand his intention is noble.

nonpartisan on April 22, 2013 at 8:05 PM

Obama has kept his promise of having a transparent administration.

nonpartisan on May 15, 2013 at 8:03 PM

fyi, President Obama is speaking now. bbl.

nonpartisan on April 8, 2013 at 5:54 PM

[RWM: Nobrain will be back as soon as the Obamamessiah is finished with his daily Castro/Chavez invitation and after he lets out his cats: Barack, Hussein, Obama, MichelleMyBell, Malia, Sasha, Grandma Robinson, Auntie Zeituni, Granny Sarah, Uncle Onyango, and BroMalik. Poor, old Uncle JoeCat died recently after nobrain mistook him for a cat burglar and fired a shotgun through the door.]

Resist We Much on December 5, 2013 at 10:48 PM

there has never been a speaker in history who has captivated billions around the world like Obama

You must have missed the polls that have US influence in the World down about 40% due to Oblamers genius oratory (that means words) and lack of actions.

ManWithNoParty on December 5, 2013 at 10:48 PM

oh silly me, didn’t realize Obama had a teleprompter during his debates against romney and mccain

nonpartisan on December 5, 2013 at 10:48 PM

He didn’t….

But he had you suckered….

Electrongod on December 5, 2013 at 10:49 PM

that was an AMAZING speech

we may never see another speaker as powerfully inspirational as Obama in our lifetimes

nonpartisan on December 5, 2013 at 10:36 PM

Mussolini and Hitler were way more powerful. Sorry.

Obama is better as a salesman with his rose garden infomercials

Meat Fighter on December 5, 2013 at 10:49 PM

there has never been a speaker in history who has captivated billions around the world like Obama

nonpartisan on December 5, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Yup. One helluva Billion Dollah Bullshit Show this Sh*t Stain has been..

Let me add emphasis to the words… HAS BEEN

Uh huh.

Key West Reader on December 5, 2013 at 10:49 PM

there has never been a speaker in history who has captivated billions around the world like Obama

noforeskin on December 5, 2013 at 10:43 PM

…especially in the MiddleEast…they carry his likeness and picture… and matches…everywhere!

KOOLAID2 on December 5, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Barky’s fake BC state’s he’s “African.” Even Dr. U.K. LeLee, er, affirmed it.

viking01 on December 5, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Obama, is not elegant. And as he has shown, countless times, he would be lost without a script or a teleprompter. Though, I think we get better insight to the ‘real’ Obama (such as it is) when he is without his crutches.

Even his tribute to Nelson Mandela sounded, stuttering. All of which would be A-OK if the media did not build him up as a master orator. Which he is self-evidently not.

MLK – Orator.

Churchill – Orator.

Barack Obama – Understudy and novice.

Oh and Chrissy, is delusional. But we already knew that.

Sharr on December 5, 2013 at 10:50 PM

partisan….

Again, something…please …anything that supports your contention that you have a IQ higher than my dog.

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 5, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Chris Matthews on his Obama interview: “He came to us. He came amongst us.”

I hope he used protection and took it away. Chrissy is just the type of stalker to impregnate himself.

RovesChins on December 5, 2013 at 10:51 PM

your language is very revealing…’shuck’ and ‘jive’ to describe a Black President…smh

those are very racial terms

On July 7, 2010, Chris Matthews, while talking to Rachel Maddow about her visit to Afghanistan, wondered, “What has it been like, as you shuck and jive, hang out with the men over there, the women over there, in uniform risking their lives every day?”

The late Tim Russert also used the term on July 18, 2003.

In 2008, then-New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said of Barack Obama: “You can’t shuck and jive at a press conference.” Steve McMahon, a Hardball regular, talked to then-MSNBC host Tucker Carlson and demurred, “Well, that’s not the way I would have put it.”

On September 7, 2011, Jay Carney, a spokesman for Matthews’ beloved Obama, told the press corps, “Sorry. I’m going to shuck and jive! Time to shuck and jive.”

Game over.

Resist We Much on December 5, 2013 at 10:52 PM

that was an AMAZING speech

we may never see another speaker as powerfully inspirational as Obama in our lifetimes

nonpartisan on December 5, 2013 at 10:36 PM

Sometimes I think that nonpartisan is our own AP just ginning up the works. Just axin’

Key West Reader on December 5, 2013 at 10:52 PM

oh silly me, didn’t realize Obama had a teleprompter during his debates against romney and mccain

nonpartisan on December 5, 2013 at 10:48 PM

Romney and McCain were lightweights when it came to debating. I would have LOVED to have seen how the boy wonder would have done against Reagan.

HiJack on December 5, 2013 at 10:52 PM

nonpartisan on December 5, 2013 at 10:22 PM

You do realize that, if serious and not doing a troll-clown gig,you’re entering the area of psychosis here.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on December 5, 2013 at 10:52 PM

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