Chris Matthews: If South Africa’s apartheid government could see the error of its ways, why can’t the GOP?

posted at 4:21 pm on December 6, 2013 by Allahpundit

Via Mediaite and the Washington Free Beacon, any clip that includes a tribute to the singular genius of Al Sharpton is an instant classic. Vintage MSNBC here — hyperbolic, in analogizing post-apartheid national reconciliation to partisan politics; demagogic, in treating congressional Republicans as a step down from racial segregationists; and exploitative, using Mandela’s death to accuse the Senate minority leader, who’s brokered more than one deal to end a debt-ceiling standoff, of wanting to destroy the country because he said defeating Obama was his top goal. (This isn’t the first time an MSNBC host has treated the death of a beloved public figure as a pretext to attack Republicans.) Remember as you watch that this guy, for whom all of this is par for the course, was handpicked by the White House to the emcee the president’s ObamaCare infomercial on MSNBC last night. They didn’t choose him because of his habit of smearing the right — more than anything, they wanted someone whom they knew would play pattycake with Obama at a low moment in his presidency when more self-respecting journalists wouldn’t — but it was no obstacle.

Ace thinks that Obama’s biggest fans view politics these days as a movie in which Obama’s the hero and whatever policy goal he happens to be chasing at a given moment is the MacGuffin. Doesn’t matter what it is; what keeps the narrative going is that he wants it and that there are villains trying to keep him from it. There’s something to that, especially in the case of overweening fanboys like Matthews who’ve compared O before explicitly to a character in a Horatio Alger story. It’s certainly true of Hopenchange circa 2008, when Obama was selling himself mainly as a post-partisan pragmatist whose identity and sunny optimism were way more important than any particular policy. Nowadays, though, with O-Care falling apart and the left fatigued from having to largely hold its tongue about things like drone strikes and “kill lists,” I think the movie’s less about Obama’s heroic quest and more about the alleged villany of the GOP. He’s still the hero but more by default, because he’s the leader of the party that’s going to stop the villains from, ahem, destroying the country. To borrow Ace’s analogy, we’re at the stage of “Raiders of the Lost Ark” now where Indy’s tied to the pole, not doing much of anything, and the lefty audience really just wants to see the Nazis’ faces get melted off. That’s what MSNBC is for.


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Dean Wormer said it best. Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son.

Throat Wobbler Mangrove on December 6, 2013 at 4:24 PM

If the USSR could see the error of their ways, why can’t the Democrats?

Socratease on December 6, 2013 at 4:24 PM

Why can’t you see the error in YOUR ways.

gerrym51 on December 6, 2013 at 4:27 PM

This truly is a new “level” for Tingles..

Tim Zank on December 6, 2013 at 4:28 PM

They loathe us.

vityas on December 6, 2013 at 4:30 PM

AP: you keep up with these incessant Tinkles posts and I am reaching for the Hot Gas “off” switch.

The man is a hemorrhoid.

The War Planner on December 6, 2013 at 4:30 PM

I find the Matthews’ pics and posts about as appealing as scat porn. Won’t click, won’t read, won’t watch.
The only possible value I can see is the reminder that no matter how many incredibly stupid and unbelievable things libs/proggies say… they can always top them.

Marcola on December 6, 2013 at 4:31 PM

He’s nuts.

Alana on December 6, 2013 at 4:32 PM

This truly is a new “level” for Tingles..

Tim Zank on December 6, 2013 at 4:28 PM

oooooooooohhhhhhhhhhh no it isn’t!!

Just you wait!

ToddPA on December 6, 2013 at 4:32 PM

Chris needs a vacation.

22044 on December 6, 2013 at 4:33 PM

paging Sarah Palin to the White Racist phone.

ToddPA on December 6, 2013 at 4:33 PM

The War Planner on December 6, 2013 at 4:30 PM

+1

We’ve already established Matthews as a bloviating idiot. But he’s not the only one.

WryTrvllr on December 6, 2013 at 4:34 PM

“OBAMA! SHAKTI DE!”

~Chris “Mola Ram” Matthews

Christien on December 6, 2013 at 4:35 PM

That kind of radical hate speech is how the Stalinists “justified” killing their brothers.

KMC1 on December 6, 2013 at 4:36 PM

After a commercial break, we return to our host’s
C*cksucking of the President.

ToddPA on December 6, 2013 at 4:37 PM

Tingles The Clown is on a roll again!!

canopfor on December 6, 2013 at 4:37 PM

To borrow Ace’s analogy, we’re at the stage of “Raiders of the Lost Ark” now where Indy’s tied to the pole, not doing much of anything, and the lefty audience really just wants to see the Nazis’ faces get melted off.
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NightMarish Sumpins!!

canopfor on December 6, 2013 at 4:42 PM

Is it bad that I wouldn’t mind if someone accidentally hurt this guy – and others like him?

Midas on December 6, 2013 at 4:42 PM

This isn’t the first time an MSNBC host has treated the death of a beloved public figure as a pretext to attack Republicans.

Mandela was a POS communist. South Africa is circling the drain – even with all the advantages and resources they have. Before the World Cup, there was a race in South Africa between their broadband internet and a carrier pigeon. The pigeon won. Not a joke.

Now, the government in South Africa is just barely holding back against a full-on Zimbabwe wave. Just barely. Crime has already skyrocketed out of control. Within 20 years, South Africa will be just like Zimbabwe. This should surprise no one, of course.

BTW, the “great” Mandela was a really close bud of Q’Daffy (the guy who was the centerfold for Barky’s crypto-Christian, anti-white Marxist church’s monthly rag). Mandela thought Q’Daffy was the cat’s meow. Winnie was more of an on-the-ground pragmatist … a couple of tires, some gasoline and matches always helps things …

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on December 6, 2013 at 4:44 PM

Dean Wormer said it best. Fat, drunk, stupid, and clinically insane is no way to go through life, son.

Throat Wobbler Mangrove on December 6, 2013 at 4:24 PM

minor alteration

Erich66 on December 6, 2013 at 4:45 PM

So, um, the GOP is the Destroyer of Worlds, under Obama’s
Policies!,….really, well, good luck with that Projection
er, WishCasting!!!

canopfor on December 6, 2013 at 4:49 PM

“I haven’t heard anything as smart as what I heard Reverend Sharpton say a couple minutes ago in five years.”

I would argue that’s a reflection on the company he keeps.

Drained Brain on December 6, 2013 at 4:49 PM

Matthews “nuked the fridge.”

Christien on December 6, 2013 at 4:50 PM

Keep posting these pics of Chrissy, HA. Dear Leader never gets to see anything but the top of his head in motion.

HiJack on December 6, 2013 at 4:51 PM

Chris needs a vacation.

22044 on December 6, 2013 at 4:33 PM

Or a drink.

Alabama Infidel on December 6, 2013 at 4:53 PM

The man is a hemorrhoid.

The War Planner on December 6, 2013 at 4:30 PM

He’s worse than that. He’s a hemorrhoid combined with a bad case of beer-and-Mexican-food runny diarrhea.

UltimateBob on December 6, 2013 at 4:56 PM

They loathe us.

vityas on December 6, 2013 at 4:30 PM

I would say that the feeling is very, very mutual.

NavyMustang on December 6, 2013 at 4:58 PM

Has anyone at msnbc ever taken Matthews aside and said ” look you making us look silly, now stop it”

jaywemm on December 6, 2013 at 4:58 PM

This truly is a new “level” for Tingles..

Tim Zank on December 6, 2013 at 4:28 PM

Given the fact that Matthews conducted the interview with Obama yesterday on his knees with wearing a bib and eye protection, the man just keeps finding new levels of partisanship.

Happy Nomad on December 6, 2013 at 5:00 PM

O before explicitly to a character in a Horatio Alger story

He reminds me more of Captain Queeg

scalleywag on December 6, 2013 at 5:03 PM

Anybody can go to AA Chris.

pat on December 6, 2013 at 5:04 PM

When Tingles is reduced to quoting Tawana Brawley Sharpton you know he has jumped the shark.

Why does Hotair continue covering this moonbat?

wyntre9 on December 6, 2013 at 5:04 PM

Coming from two individuals (Matthews and Sharpton) who deride and put down any black individual who doesn’t follow liberal orthodoxy.

Who needs to see the error of their ways?

Tater Salad on December 6, 2013 at 5:07 PM

What are the ratings for his Obama tongue bath? I understand The Sound of Music ratings killed any Obama love fest.

Marcus on December 6, 2013 at 5:08 PM

The man is a hemorrhoid.

The War Planner on December 6, 2013 at 4:30 PM

He’s worse than that. He’s a hemorrhoid combined with a bad case of beer-and-Mexican-food runny diarrhea.

UltimateBob on December 6, 2013 at 4:56 PM

I think of him more as a dingleberry clinging to Obama’s behind*.

( ‘behind’ rather than ‘a$$’ to avoid confusion with Harry Reid.)

justltl on December 6, 2013 at 5:08 PM

Could be why he’s especially fussy today.

Marcus on December 6, 2013 at 5:09 PM

“I haven’t heard anything as smart as what I heard Reverend Sharpton say a couple minutes ago in five years.”

I would argue that’s a reflection on the company he keeps.

Drained Brain on December 6, 2013 at 4:49 PM

And the media he watches. He’s including everything on his own network with that, right?

talkingpoints on December 6, 2013 at 5:09 PM

A Xenomorph should shove its’ ovadepositor down this cretin’s throat. He would probably enjoy it if he closed his eyes and imagined it was his love interest. I know I would enjoy seeing his chest explode and have Sarah Palin (my Ripley) waiting with a flame thrower.

50sGuy on December 6, 2013 at 5:10 PM

My theory is the man is a racist, overcompensating for his racism.

That, or he needs a straitjacket.

Even that last clip – all the man can think about is race. It’s unreal, the way projection works.

inviolet on December 6, 2013 at 5:11 PM

Do they remember that the Democrats were the party of racism and segregation ond the opponents of the Civil Rights Movement? Ah, Revisionist history.

talkingpoints on December 6, 2013 at 5:11 PM

Matthews, you are a festering boil on the ass of humanity. Please shut up before you embarrass yourself further.

Thank you for your contributions toward the downfall of civility, you cheese-nosed goof.

hillbillyjim on December 6, 2013 at 5:15 PM

Al Sharpton looks more like an alien every day. Don’t go full alien son…

WhatSlushfund on December 6, 2013 at 5:16 PM

A smart person once said, “It is better to remain silent and have people think you a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.” I know this wasn’t a Chris Matthews quote.

Deano1952 on December 6, 2013 at 5:20 PM

Al Sharpton looks more like an alien every day. Don’t go full alien son…

WhatSlushfund on December 6, 2013 at 5:16 PM

Not to worry; ain’t nothin’ a few million bucks and a coupla weeks in the Caribbean can’t fix…

… well, maybe not.

hillbillyjim on December 6, 2013 at 5:22 PM

My theory is the man is a racist, overcompensating for his racism.

That, or he needs a straitjacket.

Even that last clip – all the man can think about is race. It’s unreal, the way projection works.

inviolet on December 6, 2013 at 5:11 PM

You’ve got to understand Matthews. He was in the Peace Corps during the late 1960s. He is your typical liberal filled with white guilt for a time and place that no longer exist. Because he was raised a rich white kid. Because he lives in a mansion in one of the most affluent communities of the nation. Then he has to go out of his way to raise up blacks.

You call it racism. I call it an intellectually stunted little boy who hasn’t viewed the world and what has gone on concerning race relations since 1968.

Happy Nomad on December 6, 2013 at 5:22 PM

Matthews is just one missed medication treatment short of permanent residence at a nut house…

albill on December 6, 2013 at 5:22 PM

Do they remember that the Democrats were the party of racism and segregation ond the opponents of the Civil Rights Movement? Ah, Revisionist history.

talkingpoints on December 6, 2013 at 5:11 PM

What the hell are you talking about, we’ve always been at war with Eastasia.

Happy Nomad on December 6, 2013 at 5:24 PM

Anybody find it odd that Sean Hannity, Greta Van Sustren and Bill O’reilly has probably never had their faces grace the cover of Hotair, yet Chris Matthews face appears THREE times as I type. What is with this addiction to MSNBC that Hotair has?

KMav on December 6, 2013 at 5:28 PM

You’ve got to understand Matthews. He was in the Peace Corps during the late 1960s. He is your typical liberal filled with white guilt for a time and place that no longer exist. Because he was raised a rich white kid. Because he lives in a mansion in one of the most affluent communities of the nation. Then he has to go out of his way to raise up blacks.

You call it racism. I call it an intellectually stunted little boy who hasn’t viewed the world and what has gone on concerning race relations since 1968.

Happy Nomad on December 6, 2013 at 5:22 PM

well…that is a very good point.

maybe I’m just reading too much into the fact that he simply cannot get off the topic of race, no matter what is being talked about.

Because of this trait of his, Ann Coulter drew attention to a NYT picture of his son’s (big, actually) wedding at his church. Not a single non-lily-white face — not a one — among all the family and friends. These days statistically that’s a very unusual thing to have happen at a large gathering.

That’s quite a

inviolet on December 6, 2013 at 5:32 PM

Has anyone at msnbc ever taken Matthews aside and said ” look you making us look silly, now stop it”

jaywemm on December 6, 2013 at 4:58 PM

BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!

BallisticBob on December 6, 2013 at 5:38 PM

NBC and Comcast have more apologies to make…

d1carter on December 6, 2013 at 5:38 PM

If only the GOP would reach out and touch the hem of Mr. Obama’s garment.

Mason on December 6, 2013 at 5:43 PM

Has anyone at msnbc ever taken Matthews aside and said ” look you making us look silly, now stop it”

jaywemm on December 6, 2013 at 4:58 PM

BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!

BallisticBob on December 6, 2013 at 5:38 PM

Maybe that bastion of sanity, Bashir, or that voice of moderation, Maddow have whispered words of wisdom in his ear.

Maybe elephants have grown wings and are pirouetting in the sky as we speak…

hillbillyjim on December 6, 2013 at 5:46 PM

maybe I’m just reading too much into the fact that he simply cannot get off the topic of race, no matter what is being talked about.

inviolet on December 6, 2013 at 5:32 PM

No, the fact he can’t get off race is what I’m talking about.

I live in a neighborhood within sight of the Washington Monument and Capitol dome. I also live close to T.C. Williams High School (the school in Remember the Titans). Up until about the time Chris Matthews was graduating college the area was segregated. Now Matthews never lived in segregated Northern VA but responding to that inequity seems to be where his intellectual growth stopped.

In the 1970s, there was much agnst to respond to the inequities of the past. White liberals were among the most zealous in correcting past wrongs. So Matthews who lives in a lilly white neighborhood. Doesn’t have any close black friends. Doesn’t really interact with minorities beyond what he has to do professionally. Puts himself out as a champion of blacks. As if they need that kind of paternalism to achieve parity with Matthews and those of his ilk.

Happy Nomad on December 6, 2013 at 5:48 PM

Back in the day when I worked in the mental health field my colleagues and I had a shorthand expression for certain clients who presented symptomatically in manner much like Matthews:

J.P.N.

(Just Plain Nuts)

Tried to get it into the DSM, too…

Bruno Strozek on December 6, 2013 at 5:53 PM

Matthews is mentally ill.

Zorro on December 6, 2013 at 5:55 PM

OK. This guy is nutz, and knows he’s toast.

So, he’s just doing this for effect, trying to catch some news while he can and hoping Useless will find a place for him when MSNBC gives up it’s last breath.

Which probably won’t be that long.

avagreen on December 6, 2013 at 5:57 PM

Bruno Strozek on December 6, 2013 at 5:53 PM

You and I both. :D

Did you ever FLK (Funny Looking Kid) hand written by a doc on a psych report?

PIN? (pain in the neck)?
HIVI (husband is village idiot)?

LOL!

Are these used any more?

avagreen on December 6, 2013 at 6:02 PM

I don’t know how old Matthews is, but my hunch is he got beat up twice a day until he was 18 and then probably once a week until he was 25 or so. If he has kids, my hunch is that they get beat up regularly just for having him as a father.

Erich66 on December 6, 2013 at 6:08 PM

Mandela’s record was cleared in 2008…by Republican George W Bush. Bush signed the bill in time for the Nobel Peace Prize winner’s 90th birthday on 18 July 2008.

Resist We Much on December 6, 2013 at 12:11 PM

Yea, some folks eventually came around.
But I think Dick Cheney’s still gritting his teeth over all of it.

verbaluce on December 6, 2013 at 12:39 PM

You know, it’s weird. Bill Clinton was President for 8 years and he never ‘came around.’ He never cleared Mandela’s record.

Of course, you shouldn’t really be surprised. You see, in the Democratic Party, you can be a Southern Governor like Billy Jeff and never take one act in your 12 years to remove the confederate flag from your capitol and sign Act 985 making the birthdays of Martin Luther King, Jr, the preeminent leader of the civil-rights movement, and Robert E Lee, the general who led the Confederate army, a state holiday – TO BE OBSERVED ON THE SAME DAY – AND STILL GET ELECTED President of the United States of America.

Yes, you can!

Then, as POTUS, you can award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to a staunch segregationist like William J Fullbright.

Yes, you can!

And, you can do all of this and STILL be the putative first black President of the United States of America.

Why? Because in the Democratic Party, the Bobby Byrds never cooooommmmmme hoooooommmmme tooooooooo rooooooooossssttttt!

Of course, if you are a Republican, don’t try this at home. ‘Cuz, if you do, that would make you a RAAAAAAAAAAAAACIST!

Resist We Much on December 6, 2013 at 6:13 PM

There’s two words for Matthews: Mentally Defective

sadatoni on December 6, 2013 at 6:16 PM

If Chris wants to talk about the GOP and South Africa, maybe he should get Juan Williams on. Last night Juan talked about how Reagan sent Edward Perkins, who was black, as our ambassador to South Africa. Not just that – Perkins pushed hard for Mandela’s release.

As it turns out, Mandela was released during George HW Bush’s administration.

hawksruleva on December 6, 2013 at 6:20 PM

I don’t know how old Matthews is, but my hunch is he got beat up twice a day until he was 18 and then probably once a week until he was 25 or so. If he has kids, my hunch is that they get beat up regularly just for having him as a father.

Erich66 on December 6, 2013 at 6:08 PM

He’s 67 so we won’t have to deal with him that much longer.

Happy Nomad on December 6, 2013 at 6:23 PM

hawksruleva on December 6, 2013 at 6:20 PM

Cut it out. You’re disrupting the narrative!

Jeez.

Bruno Strozek on December 6, 2013 at 6:31 PM

tied to the pole, not doing much of anything

Sounds like Boehner, Cantor, McConnell, etc, to me.

ardenenoch on December 6, 2013 at 6:33 PM

And the pole they’re tied to exists only in their own minds.

ardenenoch on December 6, 2013 at 6:34 PM

Since bumbles ordered the flags to half mast for Mandela, they’ll just stay that way for tomorrow or will they raise and lower them again?

BallisticBob on December 6, 2013 at 6:37 PM

Oh, the GOP is worse than apartheid!!! Save us, O Heavenly President Who Hast Come Amongst Us!

Thus cries the prophet Chris Matthews. /

Aitch748 on December 6, 2013 at 6:45 PM

The only thing that comes out of Tingle’s mouth is crap.

GarandFan on December 6, 2013 at 6:55 PM

dang it…it’s cold outside but tomorrow I’ll put the flag out again…at full mast…

and then I’m going to choose my picks for the 2014 “dead pool”. 2013 was not a good year for far-left whack jobs. Anybody not believing in a higher being should be paying attention (he’s P**sed and showing it).

teejk on December 6, 2013 at 7:03 PM

I’ve had my fill of Chrissie posts. Please stop abusing your audience!

KS Rex on December 6, 2013 at 7:14 PM

Why do we keep talking about Tingles? I’m with Rush and think that its best to ignore MSNBC and its radical fringe “anchors”. They have very low ratings and are insane. Mo meed to keep looking at the gorillas in the zoo flinging their poop everywhere.

neyney on December 6, 2013 at 7:16 PM

Once Chris changed his pants he’d been flying on cloud 9 ever since.

Ukiah on December 6, 2013 at 7:17 PM

I haven’t heard anything as smart as what I heard Reverend Sharpton say a couple minutes ago in five years.”

Kind of hard to hear with Obama’s thighs covering your ears, lol.

xblade on December 6, 2013 at 7:42 PM

Dean Wormer said it best. Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son.
Throat Wobbler Mangrove on December 6, 2013 at 4:24 PM

Thread winner.

fight like a girl on December 6, 2013 at 7:47 PM

…when is someone going to b!itchslap this idiot…on live TV?

KOOLAID2 on December 6, 2013 at 7:55 PM

I’ve had my fill of Chrissie posts. Please stop abusing your audience!

KS Rex on December 6, 2013 at 7:14 PM

If it’s not Chris Matthews, then it’s Obama or Kristie Kreme. Yippie.

Myron Falwell on December 6, 2013 at 8:12 PM

Anybody find it odd that Sean Hannity, Greta Van Sustren and Bill O’reilly has probably never had their faces grace the cover of Hotair, yet Chris Matthews face appears THREE times as I type. What is with this addiction to MSNBC that Hotair has?

KMav on December 6, 2013 at 5:28 PM

Probably because MSNBC is where so much of the “Hot Air” comes from.

TarheelBen on December 6, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Bwahahahahahahhahaha

Mandela’s GubRmint… 4,000 boer farms raided with the owners and their families tortured and murdered… corruption is rampant….. Johannesburg is the murder capital of the world….. the list goes on and on… oh yeah… and the US as of yesterday still carried the ANC and Nelson Mandela.. on it’s list of TERRORISTS…… sure hope they fixed that today…… wouldn’t want to sully Mandy’s sainthood movement since his death

roflmmfao

donabernathy on December 6, 2013 at 11:49 PM

To borrow Ace’s analogy, we’re at the stage of “Raiders of the Lost Ark” now where Indy’s tied to the pole, not doing much of anything, and the lefty audience really just wants to see the Nazis’ faces get melted off.

In other words, they are looking for a “Deus ex machina”, since they have narrated themselves into a corner.
(Incidentally, I looked up the origin of that phrase recently, and it’s not quite what I thought it was.)

Count to 10 on December 7, 2013 at 8:51 AM

People are attracted to people like themselves – like likes like. Guess Chris and Al are buddies.Geez!

MN J on December 7, 2013 at 11:34 AM