Chris Matthews: Maybe Obama should sue Congress for not doing its job

posted at 4:01 pm on August 5, 2014 by Allahpundit

Via RCP, not only is this not right, as the saying goes, it’s not even wrong. I wonder if he’s being deliberately and absurdly obtuse, as Obama was when he mocked House Republicans for “hatin’,” or if he honestly doesn’t grasp the difference between gridlock within one branch of government and power grabs by one branch at the expense of another. With most lefty media types I’d assume the former, but with Tingles you never know.

Ross Douthat tries to help liberals see the light:

Carter’s 1977 pardon of about 100,000 draft evaders, cited by Posner and others, doesn’t fit the bill. That was, of course, a high-profile, hotly-contested decision, made by the executive alone rather than through legislation. But it wasn’t a power grab, because the pardon power is obviously, explicitly inherent to the presidency (it’s right there in the constitution) in a way that the alleged power to rewrite immigration law is not. The pardon power’s expansiveness is a widely-understood feature of our system, and the draft-dodger issue was publicly debated in the 1976 presidential campaign on precisely that understanding; it wasn’t suddenly invented by Carter midway through his presidency after an attempt to pass a law through Congress failed.

Precisely. You may not agree with Obama’s Afghanistan strategy but it’d be absurd for the House to sue him over it. He’s the commander-in-chief; he’s within his right constitutionally to withdraw or not withdraw as he sees fit. If you don’t like it, express your disapproval at the polls. The same is true for Congress on immigration and health care. Those are broad, complex sectors of domestic policy, naturally within the purview of the legislature. If you don’t like gridlock on amnesty or the employer mandate, get on out there and solve the problem by electing a Democratic House or a Republican Senate. The irony of Matthews’s shpiel is that Obama suing Congress for not “providing services” by doing what he wants would actually be way better than what he’s actually doing. The suit would be ridiculous, essentially arguing that gridlock is unconstitutional, but it’d be much less threatening to separation of powers than the “caesarism,” to borrow Douthat’s term, that Obama’s currently engaged in. Does this guy really not understand that having the president step in and dictate policy when he decides Congress isn’t acting fast enough constitutes a soft dictatorship in the literal meaning of the term? And also that soft dictatorships tend to lead to hard ones? I don’t know what offends me more at this point, the fact that lefties would sign off on this or the stink of mockery that pervades their reactions to Boehner’s suit. If you’re going to own soft dictatorship, own it. But don’t laugh about it, at least. Geez.

Oh, by the way, congressional Democrats are now urging Obama to “go around Congress” and limit tax benefits for companies that move operations overseas even though Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said recently that he didn’t think he had the power to act alone on that issue. Obama himself said of corporations moving abroad, “I don’t care if it’s legal. It’s wrong.” And now, magically, by executive proclamation, it seems it’s going to become legal to punish them for doing it. What’s next, Chris?


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Chris who?

Galtian on August 5, 2014 at 4:04 PM

Maybe Chris should give up drinking.

pain train on August 5, 2014 at 4:04 PM

Doing nothing is an option……

Electrongod on August 5, 2014 at 4:05 PM

Chrissy Tingles must have had a Tingulation Short-Circuit!!!!!

NUTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on August 5, 2014 at 4:06 PM

Is “sue” a tax or a penalty?

Electrongod on August 5, 2014 at 4:06 PM

Obama himself said of corporations moving abroad, “I don’t care if it’s legal. It’s wrong.”

They don’t even try to hide the fascism anymore.

gwelf on August 5, 2014 at 4:06 PM

Go for it!!!!
First name on the defendents list should be Dingy Harry since he’s the one stonewalling EVERYTHING in the Senate.

dentarthurdent on August 5, 2014 at 4:07 PM

Wait, how is Congress not doing its job exactly? He didn’t really explain that.

Paperclips on August 5, 2014 at 4:07 PM

Gridlock is the system working, dumbass. That’s why we have checks and balances, filibusters, vetoes, veto overrides, judicial review, etc. Only anointing yourself king as Obama is doing is illegal.

crrr6 on August 5, 2014 at 4:07 PM

And now, magically, by executive proclamation, it seems it’s going to become legal to punish them for doing it. What’s next, Chris?


“Now about the Jews sending money to Israel to support the Zionists killing innocent children …”

I am confident at least ONE of the morons at MSNBC will proclaim we cut off funding for a “terrorist state” being sent to them by Americans.

PolAgnostic on August 5, 2014 at 4:08 PM

Wait, how is Congress not doing its job exactly? He didn’t really explain that.

Paperclips on August 5, 2014 at 4:07 PM

Congress only does it’s job when it passes progressive laws silly.

UnstChem on August 5, 2014 at 4:10 PM

Maybe Chris Matthews should stop fluking his inflatable obama love doll, and get out more.

Pork-Chop on August 5, 2014 at 4:10 PM

“I don’t care if it’s legal. It’s wrong.”

Oh, like abortion.

SailorMark on August 5, 2014 at 4:10 PM

Senility or the end game of syphilis?

jukin3 on August 5, 2014 at 4:11 PM

How does Tingles view Harry Reid letting every bill passed by the House die in his pocket?

rmkdbq on August 5, 2014 at 4:11 PM

Files this as example #5,146 of things that if uttered by Bush would have caused the eunuch media and Democrats to call for impeachment.

gwelf on August 5, 2014 at 4:13 PM

Time for Chrissie tingles to put down the bong.

txdoc on August 5, 2014 at 4:13 PM

Maybe the shareholders should sue GE for having this waste of space on TV.

RickB on August 5, 2014 at 4:14 PM

The King of Derp speaks

UltimateBob on August 5, 2014 at 4:15 PM

If the Founders had intended Congress to be a ceremonial rubber-stamp body to be dictated to by the Chief Executive it would be in the Constitution somewhere… And it isn’t.

Or is it sandwiched between the “Good N Plenty” clause and the “States may not prohibit the murder of babies” clause?

ConstantineXI on August 5, 2014 at 4:15 PM

Is there some way that the good citizens of the United States can SUE THE HANG OUT OF THESE SO CALLED “JOURNALISTS” ? ! !

listens2glenn on August 5, 2014 at 4:19 PM

GOP Rep: Let’s Forget The Lawsuit And Just Impeach Obama Already!

“My problem with what my party is trying to do to sue is it will cost the taxpayers between two and three million dollars,” Jones said. “Use the Constitution, that’s what it is there for.”

“Why not impeach instead of wasting $1 million to $2 million of the taxpayers’ money?” Jones said.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/walter-jones-impeach-obama

GOP House Candidate: ‘I Would Be Open To Impeachment’

A Republican House candidate in Tennessee expressed openness to impeaching President Barack Obama.”I would be open to impeachment”.

DesJarlais has been critical of Obama but has suggested impeachment is impractical given that Democrats control the Senate. It is a complicated issue for Republicans because 57 percent of the GOP base supports impeaching the president, according to a recent CNN poll.
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/jim-tracy-open-to-impeaching-obama

Republican Congressman: “Fair Number Of People” In House Would Say Obama Is Worthy Of Impeachment

“If you were to ask many folks in the House is the president violated the law and will he be worthy of impeachment, I think a fair number of folks would say yes.”

– Rep. Bill Flores (R-TX)

http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/republican-congressman-fair-of-number-people-in-house-would?bftw=pol

Ned Pepper on August 5, 2014 at 4:20 PM

Don’t be hatin’, Barry – just appoint your horse to the Senate as a sign of contempt.

Midas on August 5, 2014 at 4:23 PM

There is no cause of action for failing to implement a POTUS’ agenda. Congress is a separate branch of government and can pass whatever legislation that it wants. On the other hand, the POTUS and the executive branch, for that matter, cannot rewrite laws. The Court has been very clear on this matter. For example, see Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v Sawyer, 343 U.S. 579 (1952).

And, no, Boehner’s lawsuit is NOT a ‘coup’ no matter how much Hank ‘Guam might tip over and capsize’ Johnson may wish it to be.

Now, standing is another matter although I think it is absurd that Congress cannot sue ANY President for failing to ‘faithfully execute’ the bills that it has passed and have been signed into law.

Resist We Much on August 5, 2014 at 4:26 PM

I don’t want to go all ethnic with Matthews here, but.

lorien1973 on August 5, 2014 at 4:26 PM

They don’t even try to hide the fascism anymore.

gwelf on August 5, 2014 at 4:06 PM

Sadly, they don’t. They don’t need to either.

It’s so much easier for the pols when the majority of the supposed ‘watchdog’ press is also openly advocating for fascism.

Athos on August 5, 2014 at 4:27 PM

Chris Matthews honest reporter: Maybe Obama should sue Congress Harry Reid and his Democrat Senate for not doing its job by not passing a budget in 4 years

fred5678 on August 5, 2014 at 4:30 PM

Oh, by the way, congressional Democrats are now urging Obama to “go around Congress” and limit tax benefits for companies that move operations overseas even though Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said recently that he didn’t think he had the power to act alone on that issue. Obama himself said of corporations moving abroad, “I don’t care if it’s legal. It’s wrong.” And now, magically, by executive proclamation, it seems it’s going to become legal to punish them for doing it. What’s next, Chris?

The erosion of the rule of law.

Think of a dam with a tiny drop of water making its way over the top of the wall of the dam at a certain point every few minutes, every day.

Eventually, that tiny drop becomes a trickle as a bit more if the material that forms the dam is eroded away.

Now, gaining momentum as the force of the water speeds over that same point in the dam, the rate of erosion increases, and the trickle becomes a rivulet.

A crack forms in the dam directly beneath the erosion point and runs to the very foundation of the dam.

The rivulet becomes a stream.

The crack widens near the top.

The stream becomes a torrent.

The crack gives way with explosive force from the stress of the weight of the water behind it.

The dam is torn away in massive chunks as the momentum of the water rushing through the chasm left by the crack giving way.

Even the foundation is destroyed and the last remnants of the dam are inundated beneath the rising water.

The dam becomes a memory.

thatsafactjack on August 5, 2014 at 4:32 PM

Hey Chris! He’d have to sue Harry Reid. He’s the blockage.

sadatoni on August 5, 2014 at 4:34 PM

King Barry Wins Again!!!!

Obama Weighing Options to Stop Corporate Tax Flight

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is weighing plans to circumvent Congress and act on its own to curtail tax benefits for United States companies that relocate overseas to lower their tax bills, seeking to stanch a recent wave of so-called corporate inversions, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew said on Tuesday.
Treasury Department officials are rushing to assemble a broad array of options that would “change the economics of inversions,” Mr. Lew said.

And Boom:

Walgreen’s backs off. http://t.co/… Big victory for @4TaxFairness, patriots and accountability
— @LarryMishel

One of America’s biggest corporate names is poised to bow to intense US political pressure by retaining its headquarters in the US even as it secures a full takeover of Boots, Britain’s biggest pharmacy chain.

Sky News can exclusively reveal that Walgreens, the giant drug-stores group, will announce as soon as Wednesday that it plans to acquire the remaining 55% of Alliance Boots that it does not already own in a deal costing in the region of £5bn.

However, sources on both sides of the Atlantic said that Walgreens is likely to disclose as part of its announcement that it intends to remain a US-domiciled company rather than pursuing a so-called tax inversion which would involve moving its corporate headquarters to the UK or Switzerland.

Underestimate King Barry at your own peril!!

Ned Pepper on August 5, 2014 at 4:36 PM

Does this guy really not understand that having the president step in and dictate policy when he decides Congress isn’t acting fast enough constitutes a soft dictatorship in the literal meaning of the term? And also that soft dictatorships tend to lead to hard ones?

For Chrissy, that’s a feature, not a bug. He wants a fascist dictatorship.

rbj on August 5, 2014 at 4:36 PM

Ned Pepper on August 5, 2014 at 4:20 PM

That’s cute.

Maybe you’re too young to remember this but during the Bush years lefties regularly talked about impeachment and war crimes and an imperial presidency. They even burned Bush in effigy. They produced award winning assassination fantasies.

gwelf on August 5, 2014 at 4:36 PM

“‘Sue’ is a dog whistle for ‘lynch’”.
- Chris Matthews

Megyn Kellys Lipstick on August 5, 2014 at 4:37 PM

Don’t be hatin’, Barry – just appoint your horse to the Senate as a sign of contempt.

Midas on August 5, 2014 at 4:23 PM

With Reid and Schumer he has the ass part down.

RickB on August 5, 2014 at 4:37 PM

Obama should threaten to resign….

albill on August 5, 2014 at 4:37 PM

Ned Pepper on August 5, 2014 at 4:36 PM

So when do you go stupid and start talking about someone’s mother?

itsspideyman on August 5, 2014 at 4:38 PM

Ned’s limp Pecker, flaccid as ever.

Thomas More on August 5, 2014 at 4:40 PM

Ned Pepper on August 5, 2014 at 4:36 PM

It’s not just that the US has the highest corporate tax rate in the world. It is also the ONLY country that taxes profits made overseas.

Is it ANY wonder businesses would flee to a more hospitable environment?

‘Anyone may arrange his affairs so that his taxes shall be as low as possible; he is not bound to choose that pattern which best pays the treasury. There is not even a patriotic duty to increase one’s taxes. Over and over again the Courts have said that there is nothing sinister in so arranging affairs as to keep taxes as low as possible. Everyone does it, rich and poor alike and all do right, for nobody owes any public duty to pay more than the law demands.’

– Judge Learned Hand, Gregory v Helvering, 69 F.2d 809, 810 (2d Cir. 1934), aff’d, 293 U.S. 465, 55 S.Ct. 266, 79 L.Ed. 596 (1935)

Over and over again courts have said that there is nothing sinister in so arranging one’s affairs as to keep taxes as low as possible. Everybody does so, rich or poor; and all do right, for nobody owes any public duty to pay more than the law demands: taxes are enforced exactions, not voluntary contributions. To demand more in the name of morals is mere cant.

– Judge Learned Hand, Commissioner v Newman, 159 F2d 848 (1947)

Resist We Much on August 5, 2014 at 4:40 PM

…and then maybe we have a government with distinct and separate powers and responsibilities.

lexhamfox on August 5, 2014 at 4:41 PM

Ned’s limp Pecker, flaccid as ever.

Thomas More on August 5, 2014 at 4:40 PM

He’s terrified. Job prospects for a basement dweller with a degree in transgendered basketweaving don’t look good.

CurtZHP on August 5, 2014 at 4:43 PM

for once I agree with Tingles. There is one person responsible for gumming up the works in congress. he is the majority leader in the senate. Usually the house will pass a version of a bill and the senate will pass it’s version, then some compromise occurs in conferene committee(for better or worse). But this never happens because that fool stops everything before it is voted on. By all means sue his boney a_ _.

warmairfan on August 5, 2014 at 4:46 PM

“Doing nothing is an option……”

Electrongod on August 5, 2014 at 4:05 PM

Actually, doing nothing is a decision that we all make.

Techster64 on August 5, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Are Libtards totally ignorant of the Constitution or just play insipidly stupid?

mouell on August 5, 2014 at 4:49 PM

LOL!! Greedy bastards are worried.. Give ‘em hell, King Barry!!

Insiders said Walgreens’ board had decided that the intense political pressure on companies examining inversions could have a significant impact on its reputation among American consumers.

http://news.sky.com/story/1313635/walgreens-shuns-inversion-in-5bn-boots-deal

Ned Pepper on August 5, 2014 at 4:50 PM

One of America’s biggest corporate names is poised to bow to intense US political pressure by retaining its headquarters in the US even as it secures a full takeover of Boots, Britain’s biggest pharmacy chain.

Sky News can exclusively reveal that Walgreens, the giant drug-stores group, will announce as soon as Wednesday that it plans to acquire the remaining 55% of Alliance Boots that it does not already own in a deal costing in the region of £5bn.

However, sources on both sides of the Atlantic said that Walgreens is likely to disclose as part of its announcement that it intends to remain a US-domiciled company rather than pursuing a so-called tax inversion which would involve moving its corporate headquarters to the UK or Switzerland.

Underestimate King Barry at your own peril!!

Ned Pecker on August 5, 2014 at 4:36 PM

This would open Walgreen’s/Boots to a lawsuit by stockholders for not acting in the best interests of stockholders.

PS: Keep an eye on that Atlantic hurricane Ned, it might mean a job for you.

slickwillie2001 on August 5, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Angie in WA State @AngieinWAState
Follow
Warren, Durbin, & Reed demand executive action on inversions

Leave the US? Leave our tax credits, too.

2:53 PM – 5 Aug 2014

Ned Pepper on August 5, 2014 at 4:54 PM

Wait, how is Congress not doing its job exactly? He didn’t really explain that.

Paperclips on August 5, 2014 at 4:07 PM

Obama told him that was so, and so he repeated it.

You know how parrots work…

Axeman on August 5, 2014 at 4:54 PM

How many bills has Dingy ignored?

formwiz on August 5, 2014 at 5:03 PM

Leave the US? Leave our tax credits, too.
2:53 PM – 5 Aug 2014

LOLZ. The US has the HIGHEST corporate tax rate in the entire WORLD plus it is the ONLY country on the PLANET that taxes profits made abroad.

nEd Scissorhands wants US consumers, especially the poor, to pay MORE at Walgreen’s…and, most especially those 11 year-old girls buying Plan-B!

Resist We Much on August 5, 2014 at 5:05 PM

Corporate Income Tax Rates Around the World

Big Government Robs The Middle Class Because That’s Where The Money Is!

The Left thinks that the rich in America pay a pittance, but is that true?

On 01.01.13, the top marginal tax rate in the United States will automatically rise to 43.4%.

If you are wealthy and live in a state like New York, your combined, marginal tax rate is about 58%.

To put that into context, the top combined, marginal tax rate in COMMUNIST China is 25%.

In PROGRESSIVE Canada, the top marginal tax rate is 29%, the capital gains rate is 10%, and the dividend rate is 19%.

In 2011, Canada’s GDP was $51,147 per person compared to $48,147 in the United States.

Resist We Much on August 5, 2014 at 5:10 PM

Ned Pecker on August 5, 2014 at 4:36 PM

King Barry?

Surely you jest. He’s not a monarchist.

He’s a fascist – in the model of other fascists who went before him.

He’s our modern day Il Duce Il Doofus.

Athos on August 5, 2014 at 5:11 PM

Resist We Much on August 5, 2014 at 5:05 PM

What a gullible fool you are..

26 top American corporations paid no federal income tax from ’08 to ’12 – report

Twenty-six of the most powerful American corporations – such as Boeing, General Electric, and Verizon – paid no federal income tax from 2008 to 2012, according to a new report detailing how Fortune 500 companies exploit tax breaks and loopholes.

The report, conducted by public advocacy group Citizens for Tax Justice (CTJ), focuses on the 288 companies in the Fortune 500 that registered consistent profit every year from 2008 to 2012. Those 288 profitable corporations paid an “effective federal income tax rate of just 19.4 percent over the five-year period — far less than the statutory 35 percent tax rate,” CTJ states.

One-third, or 93, of the analyzed companies paid an effective tax rate below 10 percent in that timespan, CTJ found.

Defenders of low corporate taxes call the US federal statutory rate of 35 percent one of the highest companies face in any nation. But the report signals how the most formidable corporate entities in the US take advantage of tax breaks, loopholes, and accounting schemes to keep their effective rates down.

“Tax subsidies for the 288 companies over the five years totaled a staggering $364 billion, including $56 billion in 2008, $70 billion in 2009, $80 billion in 2010, $87 billion in 2011, and $70 billion in 2012,” CTJ states. “These amounts are the difference between what the companies would have paid if their tax bills equaled 35 percent of their profits and what they actually paid.”

http://rt.com/usa/low-corporate-tax-rates-275/

Ned Pepper on August 5, 2014 at 5:14 PM

Ned Pepper on August 5, 2014 at 5:14 PM

I’m no fool. If tax ‘subsidies’ were enough to make corporations stay in America, then the tax rate would be IRRELEVANT.

There is a reason that the French flocking to the UK.

And, for the record, I oppose subsidies of EACH AND EVERY KIND, including Obamacare.

Resist We Much on August 5, 2014 at 5:28 PM

Oh, and Ned, please do not cite Russia Today to me.

Resist We Much on August 5, 2014 at 5:29 PM

Ned Pepper on August 5, 2014 at 5:14 PM

Russia today?

Gullible fool……

itsspideyman on August 5, 2014 at 5:34 PM

Twenty-six of the most powerful American corporations – such as…General Electric…

Ned Pepper on August 5, 2014 at 5:14 PM

Would this be the same General Electric whose CEO is/was Obama’s Energy Czar? And you say that they didn’t pay corporate taxes during Obama’s first term in office? Fascinating, tell me more.

Left Coast Right Mind on August 5, 2014 at 5:35 PM

They let Matthews out of the mental asylum, again?

SC.Charlie on August 5, 2014 at 5:38 PM

Chris is right. Obama should sue Congress. It would solve the standing and political question issues for us, in a snap.

Esaus Message on August 5, 2014 at 5:44 PM

Maybe someone ought to remind the perennial idiot mathews that half of the “congress” is the senate, and incidentally, the senate is the cockblock in getting things done here, not the house.

If he were FORCED to realize that, do you think he’d attack dingy harry’s senate? Hell no, he’d continue to ignore reality with his terminal cranial rectal disorder and drool on and blather about things he knows nothing about or is completely bent on being dishonest about.

Does this douchenozzle actually have any viewers besides coolrepublica and bluegill anyway?

Diluculo on August 5, 2014 at 5:47 PM

Ned Pepper on August 5, 2014 at 5:14 PM

Scheduled to DIAF August 6th in a pyre near you. $15.00 a ticket to see the bacon sizzle.

Diluculo on August 5, 2014 at 5:49 PM

Ned the fluffer is on the job…pun intended, lol.

xblade on August 5, 2014 at 6:08 PM

Ol’ Mush Mouth Mathews.

Herb on August 5, 2014 at 6:11 PM

“Tax subsidies for the 288 companies over the five years totaled a staggering $364 billion, including $56 billion in 2008, $70 billion in 2009, $80 billion in 2010, $87 billion in 2011, and $70 billion in 2012,” CTJ states. “These amounts are the difference between what the companies would have paid if their tax bills equaled 35 percent of their profits and what they actually paid.”

http://rt.com/usa/low-corporate-tax-rates-275/

Ned Pepper on August 5, 2014 at 5:14 PM

Wow! A COOL $364 Billion in 5 years slipped through the rather sticky fingers of the President and his Administration…

And yet, this

You really think another couple billion would have stayed in the Country Savings account…or go to pay for more Solyndra Level boondoggles?

BlaxPac on August 5, 2014 at 6:14 PM

Can we sue Chris Matthews for pretending to be a journalist?

JellyToast on August 5, 2014 at 6:15 PM

Ned Pepper on August 5, 2014 at 4:20 PM

You’re not too bright are you?

You keep posting all these quotes of congressmen saying they would jump on an impeachment bandwagon as if you’re catching the conservatives in a lie. Are you sure you’re at the right site? ‘Cause you’re in front of an audience of people who would love to see Obama impeached to stop his destructive Presidency. We consider Boehner a damn fool for not bringing impeachment charges already. We know it will never happen because racism, or something.

I’m pretty sure when you called someone a fool, you were looking in the mirror.

UnstChem on August 5, 2014 at 6:30 PM

Obama himself said of corporations moving abroad, “I don’t care if it’s legal. It’s wrong.”

So’s abortion.
So’s the income tax.
So’s ATF confiscation and forfeiture.
So’s Obamacare.
So’s banning light bulbs.
So’s the Kelo decision.
So’s putting car dealerships out of business.
So’s Hamas.
So’s…

fossten on August 5, 2014 at 6:31 PM

Wow! A COOL $364 Billion in 5 years slipped through the rather sticky fingers of the President and his Administration…

And yet, this

You really think another couple billion would have stayed in the Country Savings account…or go to pay for more Solyndra Level boondoggles?

BlaxPac on August 5, 2014 at 6:14 PM

Whoa, whoa, whoa! Those debt figures are just lies by Fox News and Rush Limbaugh to make Obama look bad, because racism.

UnstChem on August 5, 2014 at 6:38 PM

Boy, someone needs to wash his sock.

Stinkin’ up the joint…

Dolce Far Niente on August 5, 2014 at 6:41 PM

Whoa, whoa, whoa! Those debt figures are just lies by Fox News and Rush Limbaugh to make Obama look bad, because racism.

UnstChem on August 5, 2014 at 6:38 PM

LOL…maybe that’s the excuse we can use if the Chinese ever decide to call in those IOU’s we’ve been racking up…

Look at that! Obama solved the debt crisis! Hip-Hop Hooray!

BlaxPac on August 5, 2014 at 6:51 PM

Why does this fool of a tool still have a job?

geezerintraining on August 5, 2014 at 6:56 PM

Someone should get copies of all the bills passed in the house, make Chrissy read all of them then tell him all of them, even the bi partisan ones died in the Democrat controlled Senate.

Zelsdorf Ragshaft on August 5, 2014 at 7:12 PM

Does Matthews know what congress’ job is or is he one of those idiots that measures its performance by number of laws passed?

freedomfirst on August 5, 2014 at 7:14 PM

Pathetic Chris Matthews, if he doesn’t have pee running down his leg he’s got excrement dribbling from his mouth.

lel2007 on August 5, 2014 at 7:58 PM

Wait, how is Congress not doing its job exactly? He didn’t really explain that.

Paperclips on August 5, 2014 at 4:07 PM

Congress only does it’s job when it passes progressive laws silly.

UnstChem on August 5, 2014 at 4:10 PM

Ah, thanks for the clarification. I KNEW that I must be missing something. I guess I should’ve read the fine print.

Paperclips on August 5, 2014 at 10:29 PM

Sometimes not doing “just anything” is a job, it is hard work stopping democrats from totally Effing things up….Oh and Chris is an idiot.

rgranger on August 6, 2014 at 12:31 AM

Ah, the “I’m rubber, you’re glue” defense. Yes, quite a compelling argument there, Chris. *snort*

Ronnie on August 6, 2014 at 12:38 AM

Here’s a little tip that might explain why Chris and Obama are so upset because they say Republicans refuse to deal with what Obama wants to do to the country. Last time I checked, each Representative in the House of Representatives represents approximately 600,000 constituents. Currently, there are 234 Republican members in the House representing approximately 140,400,000 Americans. This tells me that Republicans in the House are doing just what the majority of Americans want, to stop the policies of this President which are transforming the United States into a social democracy right before our eyes.

casaler on August 6, 2014 at 8:24 AM