Video: In which you will almost entirely agree with…Chris Matthews? Part II

posted at 10:01 pm on June 5, 2014 by Mary Katharine Ham

Have you ever spotted a really heinous looking millipede crossing your basement floor? Its movements are mesmerizing and vaguely stomach-turning. But its novelty demands attention and seems basically non-threatening from a small distance, so you watch.

That’s what it’s like for me to see Chris Matthews agree with me. The Free Beacon knows how I feel, and has provided the equivalent of a millipede, super-slo-mo highlight reel:

And, one more, in which Matthews objects to the use of the word “swiftboating” for criticisms of Bergdahl. To be sure, his definition of swiftboating is different from yours, but it’s fun nonetheless to see Chuck Todd surprised by Matthews’ refusal to buy the White House line:


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Down Tingle Boy.

22044 on June 5, 2014 at 10:03 PM

No, no, no — I fell for it yesterday, MKH … not.gonna.do.it.

ShainS on June 5, 2014 at 10:04 PM

Now , Chrissy the P1ssie leaks for Killery .

burrata on June 5, 2014 at 10:05 PM

Matthews objects to the use of the word “swiftboating”

The correct word is
“SWIFTGOATING “

burrata on June 5, 2014 at 10:07 PM

Okay Chris . . . but even a broken clock is right twice a day.

listens2glenn on June 5, 2014 at 10:07 PM

Mary Katharine, please do not insult millipedes. I happen to love them. Unfortunately I step on far too many of them. : (

Bmore on June 5, 2014 at 10:08 PM

O/T – Today is the 10th anniversary of Reagan’s death. 30 years ago tomorrow he delivered one of his most poignant speeches ever to the “boys of Pointe du Hoc” who scaled the cliffs. It still makes me cry.
TxAnn56 on June 5, 2014 at 9:35 PM

FYI:

CBC is Live Tweeting The Invasion of Normandy

kcewa on June 5, 2014 at 10:08 PM

He’ll be sucking off Obama next week. who cares what matthews thinks?

lorien1973 on June 5, 2014 at 10:09 PM

The ‘de-tingling’ is painful to watch…like a heroin addict going through withdrawal…who am I kidding, a few shots of vodka and he’ll be back in form, just you see.

AUINSC on June 5, 2014 at 10:11 PM

In less than 6 months, we will already be forgetting the horror of Chris Matthews’ obsession with young boy porno that was in the news 24/7 for a few weeks.

You messed with the wrong man, Chris. Welcome to the racist club…you old, white racist man.

BobMbx on June 5, 2014 at 10:11 PM

Okay Chris . . . but even a broken clock is right twice a day.

listens2glenn on June 5, 2014 at 10:07 PM

Chris is a sun dial
:P

burrata on June 5, 2014 at 10:12 PM

CBC D-Day Live @CBCDDayLive · 3h
0121 1/2 Members of the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division begin to drop in three areas near Ste. Mère Eglise, on the western edge of Utah Beach

CBC D-Day Live @CBCDDayLive · 2h
0200 Fierce fighting begins between German forces and Allied paratroopers

CBC D-Day Live @CBCDDayLive · 1h
0309 German radar detects Allied invasion fleet. Shore batteries are ordered to prepare for invasion

CBC D-Day Live @CBCDDayLive · 6m
0403 HMCS Sioux turns back after finding itself too close to shore

kcewa on June 5, 2014 at 10:12 PM

He has gotten a wee bit better at concealing his spittle. So there is that in his favor.

Bmore on June 5, 2014 at 10:13 PM

In which you will almost entirely agree with…Chris Matthews? Part II

by Mary Katharine Ham

…why are you punishing us?

KOOLAID2 on June 5, 2014 at 10:13 PM

Video: In which you will almost entirely agree with…Chris Matthews? Part II

thats not such an unusual occurrence for me.

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on June 5, 2014 at 10:14 PM

lorien1973 on June 5, 2014 at 10:09 PM

Hey, I’ve been wanting to ask you this:

Whaddya think? Marie Harf?

BobMbx on June 5, 2014 at 10:14 PM

He has gotten a wee bit better at concealing his spittle. So there is that in his favor.

Bmore on June 5, 2014 at 10:13 PM

…so…what was that wet spot on his pants?

KOOLAID2 on June 5, 2014 at 10:15 PM

…who farted at 10:15?…I know it wasn’t B M!

KOOLAID2 on June 5, 2014 at 10:16 PM

kcewa on June 5, 2014 at 10:12 PM

Thanks for that (and the link).

I wish all that was actually going on right now in D.C. … I’d be right there with them.

ShainS on June 5, 2014 at 10:16 PM

BobMbx on June 5, 2014 at 10:14 PM

Heh.

Blonde and with those studious black-rimmed glasses? Lorien has probably already hit that … ;-)

ShainS on June 5, 2014 at 10:18 PM

Matthews must be hearing that either BOR or Hannity is retiring, and he’s auditioning. I realize it’s heavily edited, but he’s giving his guests absolutely no wiggle room.

Cats must be sleeping with dogs.

BuckeyeSam on June 5, 2014 at 10:18 PM

I think the media finally feels it is time, and it is safe, to detach from obama. They will thus attempt to appear impartial in time for the next election cycle, as if the last six years never happened. But the stain on the blue dress remains.

paul1149 on June 5, 2014 at 10:18 PM

The best part of these train-wreck videos is the stunned silence and shocked stone faces of his fellow libtards, who clearly have no way to react on instinct — Matthews having turned their world inside out without warning.

Worth the cost to my soul of having laughed at something this cretin said.

Jaibones on June 5, 2014 at 10:18 PM

I wish all that was actually going on right now in D.C. … I’d be right there with them.

ShainS on June 5, 2014 at 10:16 PM

I pray it doesn’t come to that.

kcewa on June 5, 2014 at 10:19 PM

…so…what was that wet spot on his pants?

KOOLAID2 on June 5, 2014 at 10:15 PM

LOL.

Never change, my friend …

ShainS on June 5, 2014 at 10:19 PM

Funny. The traitor has sort of mellowed its rhetoric. The smell of fear. Schadenfreude indeed. Lolz!

Bmore on June 5, 2014 at 10:19 PM

kcewa on June 5, 2014 at 10:08 PM

Thank you so much for the link!

kakypat on June 5, 2014 at 10:19 PM

Blonde and with those studious black-rimmed glasses? Lorien has probably already hit that … ;-)

ShainS on June 5, 2014 at 10:18 PM

She’s puffy and gross, and not in the way Lorien likes them.

Jaibones on June 5, 2014 at 10:20 PM

Marie Harf?

BobMbx on June 5, 2014 at 10:14 PM

She looks like she has just been promoted from waitress to
maitre d’, in a snotty Mexican restaurant

burrata on June 5, 2014 at 10:21 PM

Soap. I need soap. Gotta have soap. Now.

WryTrvllr on June 5, 2014 at 10:21 PM

Never change, my friend …

ShainS on June 5, 2014 at 10:19 PM

Seconded! ;)

Judge_Dredd on June 5, 2014 at 10:22 PM

I pray it doesn’t come to that.

kcewa on June 5, 2014 at 10:19 PM

Yeah, sorry for being so cynical.

I have felt immensely frustrated since the early 90′s and — generally being a man of action — would like to be part of something that changes the country for the better and gives future Americans (and all those yearning for individual liberty) a better future than the excellent one bequeathed to me by so many like those men landing at the beaches on D-Day …

ShainS on June 5, 2014 at 10:23 PM

He’s laying down markers.

‘I’m a scrupulous and objective journalist. I plead temporary insanity during the time when I said “I get a thrill down my leg.” But, I’m fully recovered now and you can rely on me to be fair and objective on air. ‘

thatsafactjack on June 5, 2014 at 10:23 PM

Hey, I’ve been wanting to ask you this:

Whaddya think? Marie Harf?

BobMbx on June 5, 2014 at 10:14 PM

When I hear her voice and look at her facial expressions, I’m reminded of Lily Tomlin’s phone operator routine from Laugh In.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9e3dTOJi0o

Make sure you play it from 1:15 to 1:50. Kind of scary some of the things we were laughing about then. They’re now true

BuckeyeSam on June 5, 2014 at 10:25 PM

Matthews has always been a Clinton butt-boy … which explains his motive here.

ShainS on June 5, 2014 at 10:26 PM

I love the look on his guests faces . Classic

gxbhkt on June 5, 2014 at 10:26 PM

Second look at Chrissy?
/

Jocundus on June 5, 2014 at 10:29 PM

Can I flush Chrissie down the toilet like I would the millipede, or sic the house dog on him to munch him down?

Bishop on June 5, 2014 at 10:30 PM

Can I also extol the beneifits o f homebrew since we just had a few bottles and it was good.

Bishop on June 5, 2014 at 10:31 PM

OF homebrew.

Bishop on June 5, 2014 at 10:32 PM

Just checked FlightAware….pigs at ten thousand feet….?

d1carter on June 5, 2014 at 10:32 PM

Chrissie’s descent into racism, Day 2

faraway on June 5, 2014 at 10:33 PM

I hope Tomasky chokes in obama’s azz. That w/b the ultimate irony.

Chris…he woke up…must be desperado time.

Chuck Todd, same as Tomasky.

Schadenfreude on June 5, 2014 at 10:33 PM

Can I also extol the beneifits o f homebrew since we just had a few bottles and it was good.

Bishop on June 5, 2014 at 10:31 PM

Love me some homebrew, shame it seems to disappear so quickly.

oscarwilde on June 5, 2014 at 10:34 PM

I have felt immensely frustrated since the early 90′s and — generally being a man of action — would like to be part of something that changes the country for the better and gives future Americans (and all those yearning for individual liberty) a better future than the excellent one bequeathed to me by so many like those men landing at the beaches on D-Day …

ShainS on June 5, 2014 at 10:23 PM

It’s hard not to be frustrated. Think of all the troops who have served in Iraq and AFPAK – only one has defected (allegedly). This nation has a lot of good people.

Congress? Well, there must be a few?

kcewa on June 5, 2014 at 10:37 PM

Have you ever spotted a really heinous looking millipede crossing your basement floor?
=======================

Yes, it gets a Daisy Cutter, and sent to its 72 Virgins!

Oh wait,….(*checks thread), d*mmitt,..okay it gets stepped
on dead!!

canopfor on June 5, 2014 at 10:38 PM

Can I also extol the beneifits o f homebrew since we just had a few bottles and it was good.

Bishop on June 5, 2014 at 10:31 PM

Bishop: Sweet tasty BishopBrewed Bunker Beer!:)

canopfor on June 5, 2014 at 10:40 PM

lorien1973 on June 5, 2014 at 10:09 PM

Hey, I’ve been wanting to ask you this:

Whaddya think? Marie Harf?

BobMbx on June 5, 2014 at 10:14 PM

lorien1973 said, “fk her.”

cabra viejo on June 5, 2014 at 10:41 PM

Oh wait,….(*checks thread), d*mmitt,..okay it gets stepped
on dead!!

canopfor on June 5, 2014 at 10:38 PM

When you can get one of the grandkids to do it…

oscarwilde on June 5, 2014 at 10:41 PM

And the transition from Obama sycophant to Hillary sycophant is almost complete.

BKeyser on June 5, 2014 at 10:41 PM

When you’ve lost Chris Matthews…

HotAirian on June 5, 2014 at 10:57 PM

I propose an alternate headline: “Chris Matthews Finally Decides To Try And Attract Viewers To Failing Television Program”

Texas Zombie on June 5, 2014 at 10:59 PM

I don’t trust him. Never will. He’s burned too much of his face and voice into the part of my brain that registered pure hatred.

His leftist buddies will start accusing him of having dementia if he keeps this up though.

On a lighter, more disgusting note, my son just showed me a video loaded with ‘evidence’ that michelle is really a man.

I may never sleep again.

Diluculo on June 5, 2014 at 11:00 PM

He’s background noise at this point. He has zero credibility.

SouthernGent on June 5, 2014 at 11:04 PM

Crissy’s Magic Dust high still hasn’t worn off yet.His guests look befuddled,so are we starting to see him turn back to the right?Nah don’t think so.

jeffinsjvca on June 5, 2014 at 11:11 PM

canopfor on June 5, 2014 at 10:38 PM

When you can get one of the grandkids to do it…

oscarwilde on June 5, 2014 at 10:41 PM

oscarwilde: You is baad, lol:)

canopfor on June 5, 2014 at 11:30 PM

I’m with Chris Mathews on this. Swiftboating was despicable because they lied about the service of someone who actually went to Vietnam to benefit an obvious draft-dodger. Here nobody has said anything factually incorrect about the soldier. I’m a bit uneasy about this discussion simply because I feel that even if it’s granted that he’s a bad guy, we still should get him first and try later for crimes he has committed. But there’s no swiftboating here.

PBH on June 5, 2014 at 11:39 PM

“So he signed it, and it meant nothing. Weird”

What’s weird, Chris, is that you haven’t noticed this is a habit, and not a singular event.

MTF on June 6, 2014 at 12:56 AM

Swiftboating was despicable because they lied about the service of someone who actually went to Vietnam to benefit an obvious draft-dodger.

What a load of BS. Kerry’s boat mates lied? Prove it.

MTF on June 6, 2014 at 12:58 AM

Matthews has always been a Clinton butt-boy … which explains his motive here.

ShainS on June 5, 2014 at 10:26 PM

Not exactly. Back during the days of the Lewinsky scandal, he was totally outraged at the Clintons, and he had an obsession about Hillary. He was so anti-Clinton, he actually guest-hosted the Rush Limbaugh show a couple of times. I kid you not.

In 2008, he went totally anti-Clinton and in the tank hard for Obama. He has only recently decided he likes Hillary, when she surrendered the nomination to Obama and took the job as Obama’s SoS.

TarheelBen on June 6, 2014 at 2:08 AM

Did Chris stop drinking?

ORrighty on June 6, 2014 at 2:18 AM

If there’s nothing here, this is at worst a point for him in the non-partisan column.

If, like he bets, there is going to be major fallback, i.e. an impeachment, he will be seen as the prescient person who lead the charge against this outrageous behaviour. He’ll be the most powerful man on earth.

He must have gotten a shiver, so he knows it’s time to turn.

ebrawer on June 6, 2014 at 2:19 AM

I never thought I would see anyone dumber than Chris Matthews…until I got “acquainted” with Chuck Todd. Oh. Em. Gee. What a putz!

JannyMae on June 6, 2014 at 2:27 AM

I’m with Chris Mathews on this. Swiftboating was despicable because they lied about the service of someone who actually went to Vietnam to benefit an obvious draft-dodger. Here nobody has said anything factually incorrect about the soldier. I’m a bit uneasy about this discussion simply because I feel that even if it’s granted that he’s a bad guy, we still should get him first and try later for crimes he has committed. But there’s no swiftboating here.

PBH on June 5, 2014 at 11:39 PM

There were no lies and there was no draft dodging. Where did you get your take on that whole thing? Your junior high Civics teacher?

JannyMae on June 6, 2014 at 2:30 AM

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Well MKH, this was Chris Mathews post was worth my time. Tens times better then yesterdays.

KMav on June 6, 2014 at 3:55 AM

On a lighter, more disgusting note, my son just showed me a video loaded with ‘evidence’ that michelle is really a man.
I may never sleep again.
Diluculo on June 5, 2014 at 11:00 PM

LINK PLEASE!!!! :-)

Maddie on June 6, 2014 at 5:28 AM

I’m with Chris Mathews on this. Swiftboating was despicable because they lied about the service of someone who actually went to Vietnam to benefit an obvious

draft-dodger. Here nobody has said anything factually incorrect about the soldier. I’m a bit uneasy about this discussion simply because I feel that even if it’s granted that he’s a bad guy, we still should get him first and try later for crimes he has committed. But there’s no swiftboating here.
PBH on June 5, 2014 at 11:39 PM

Kerry served a rip-roaring three months in theatre and he himself wrote the after-action reports that earned him his medals–which he swears he threw away, but didn’t. He also blamed Nixon for a Christmas Eve raid gone wrong–when Nixon wasn’t even in the WH yet.

So tell us again who’s the liar here? Because I think you are sadly misinformed.

Maddie on June 6, 2014 at 5:32 AM

Matthews continuing to throw President Stompy Foot under the bus in order to try to make Shrillary Killary look good…

HikaruKitsune on June 6, 2014 at 6:17 AM

Conspicuous by it’s absence is any direct criticism of the “O” .

Matthews will soon recognize he’s suffered a moment of clarity, and recede back to blaming those evil,racist, tea party conservatives for this fiasco while simultaneously being able to say he was indeed very critical of this president. This proves his “centrist” cred.

B4B on June 6, 2014 at 6:49 AM

What’s funny to see is that as Tingles is saying what we all know to be true: That’s these savages are going to go right back to killing, that it was a bad ‘deal’ O made, and that that p o s deserted his fellow soldiers, you can see all the liberal lapdogs squirming in their seats because they all know it is true too.

rmkdbq on June 6, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Is this the guy that has sciatic nerve damage that he can’t bother to get addressed?

And every link to MSLSD is giving them a life line. Why do people keep on giving the place a life line? You have to figure that hits from the right are now making up a sizable portion of their revenue and keeping them on life support.

ajacksonian on June 6, 2014 at 7:11 AM

Don’t fall for it. This is classic Chris Matthews misdirect.

Obama has done something astonishingly stupid. Since he is a lame duck, Matthews goes in for the kill. This makes Matthews look reasonable and even handed to all of the people who are ignorant about how he operates.

When the next election for President rolls around, he will be back on board, bashing away with smears against the GOP candidate while ignoring anything wrong with the Democrat, no matter how atrocious.

If this was happening back in October 2012, Matthews would be absolutely outraged at the GOP implications that we should have left Bergdahl over there. Remember how he dealt with Benghazi and the Administration’s failure to even try to help our people being killed on the ground there.

Leftists like Matthews are liars. They are always liars. Even when they tell the truth, like Matthews is doing now, they are lying. Their purpose is deceit. It is always deceit.

fadetogray on June 6, 2014 at 7:26 AM

Matthews knows that these five guys will go back to the great Jihad war so whenever one of their names pops back up in some story about a bomb going off here or there…everyone will be reminded that Obama released this guy. Matthews is right on one thing, these five jihadist, whatever they do from this point on…is on Obama’s head.

Matthews is a leftist, but he is not totally stupid politically. He remembers what sank Jimbo and the Democrat party for a decade and Obama is doing the same thing again. These five Jihadist will become a great asset to the GOP, not the way we wanted off course but a asset never the less.

William Eaton on June 6, 2014 at 10:09 AM

Who are you and what have you done with Tingles?

Prop Gun on June 6, 2014 at 12:01 PM

Every now and again the White House says something that is accurate (even a stopped clock is right twice a day) and they got right the definition of “swift boating” .. it’s the term used to besmirch those people who say the inconvenient truth about somebody you like.

J_Crater on June 6, 2014 at 2:18 PM

M-Kat:
What do you have against millipedes?
Anything that eats spiders, is OK by me!

spiders – yeesh. (shudders)

ReggieA on June 6, 2014 at 4:17 PM