No more tingles: Why can’t this ideologically cocooned president cope with other views on immigration, asks … Chris Matthews

posted at 8:41 pm on November 5, 2014 by Allahpundit

Via RCP, is my headline accurate or am I hallucinating from sleep deprivation? Assuming it’s the former, here’s a perfect bookend to the last 48 hours. This is how Hopenchange ends, with a guy who’s been mocked for six years for effusing about the thrill Obama’s oratory sends up his leg now dismissing him as a rigid ideologue who, by the way, is too much of an amnesty shill even for his Democratic tastes.

Last night did seem final to me in a way that wasn’t true after the big Republican wave of 2010. Maybe that’s a matter of the timetable: Obama will be gone in two years, something that wasn’t the case during the last midterms, so yesterday was voters’ last chance to render a verdict on him. The entire Democratic arc from 2006 through 2012 — the Obama era — feels like it’s finished, though. Doesn’t mean they can’t win in 2016, just means it’ll look and feel different than the last decade of victories. Here’s one of O’s biggest fans grappling with the end.

That said, I’m not as sure as Matthews is that executive amnesty is proof that Obama’s encased in a liberal cocoon. I lean towards David Harsanyi’s explanation, that O knows what he’s doing here. Like I said this morning, there are political benefits to lobbing this grenade:

If Obama moves forward a number of things are bound to happen: First, and most definitely, there will be no way Republican leadership can engage the administration in any meaningful bipartisan legislation for the next two years. With a freshly enraged base, the GOP will be powerless to work with the White House unless it’s willing to risk civil war. Second, kicking off a new round of needless acrimony debunks the fiction that Obama has any intention of recalibrating his strategy and finding common ground moving forward…

I certainly don’t fancy myself a legal scholar, but there is almost no doubt this would plunge DC into both political and legal crisis. Which might very well be the point. The White House does best when it finds new ways to vilify conservatives. Immigration is a perfect way to initiate the fight. Perhaps this is a fight it wants.

Arguably, the more bitter things get between Obama and the GOP Congress, the easier things are for Hillary in 2016. She’s going to run as the “experience” candidate, the old pro who knows how to get things done where amateurs like O and radicals like those darned tea partiers can’t. The more gridlock there is and the nastier things get, the more appealing that message becomes potentially. (That’s why Boehner and McConnell are eager to pass a few popular legislative items quickly.) Executive amnesty is a way to poison relations with the new Senate majority from the start, setting the tone for two more years of public exasperation with both sides. That’s also a perfect bookend, not to the last 48 hours but to the last 10 years. Obama became a superstar at the 2004 convention by insisting that there are no red states or blue states, just the United States. Now he’s on the verge of ending his presidency with an illegal amnesty measure that’ll pit all sorts of constituencies against each other and that will, by design, paralyze the government by antagonizing the other party to the point of boycott. From Hope and Change to deliberate, destructive partisan provocations aimed at gaining a political advantage. That’s how the Obama era ends.


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That’s pretty racist, Chrissie …

ShainS on November 5, 2014 at 8:44 PM

“It’s like something running down my leg.”

Akzed on November 5, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Song of the Day:

Beach Boys “Catch A Wave”
1963

ConstantineXI on November 5, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Chrissie’s theme song.

Akzed on November 5, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Via RCP, is my headline accurate or am I hallucinating from sleep deprivation?

This is obviously Allahpundit’s cat blogging for him, cause he’s out trying to corner the market on Newcastles.

oscarwilde on November 5, 2014 at 8:45 PM

He wants to provoke a constitutional crisis….who does that help?

d1carter on November 5, 2014 at 8:46 PM

Mongol General: Conan! What is best in life?

Conan: Crush your enemies. See them driven before you. Hear the lamentations of their women.

Akzed on November 5, 2014 at 8:48 PM

He wants to provoke a constitutional crisis….who does that help?

d1carter on November 5, 2014 at 8:46 PM

Ammunition manufacturers.

ConstantineXI on November 5, 2014 at 8:48 PM

A couple of things. We have a constitution. If this “president” defies that and goes around congress to implement an illegal legalization of illegals that we or congress can’t undo, then there’s going to be the mother of all backlashes in 2016. The Dems will be toast. And we got to purge the amnesty shills from the Republican party now. This is imperative.

anotherJoe on November 5, 2014 at 8:48 PM

This is how Hopenchange ends,

In an orange jumpsuit.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on November 5, 2014 at 8:50 PM

joana will be along to poo-poo the amnesty talk in 5…4…3…

Bitter Clinger on November 5, 2014 at 8:51 PM

Be actually has a point.

wolly4321 on November 5, 2014 at 8:51 PM

Matthews probably had an argument with his gardener.

aquaviva on November 5, 2014 at 8:53 PM

From Hope and Change to deliberate, destructive partisan provocations aimed at gaining a political advantage. That’s how the Obama era ends.

Obama’s ultimate goal is the destruction of America as we have known it. Sadly, he hasn’t yet failed in that endeavor.

Bitter Clinger on November 5, 2014 at 8:54 PM

Heh, I know many hispanics who are ready to fight and I mean kill illegals if they start under cutting them…..
This will be a bloody uncivil war that Obama is starting.
Illegals may want to get out of America while they still can, or go home south of the border in a body bag.

redguy on November 5, 2014 at 8:54 PM

Via RCP, is my headline accurate or am I hallucinating from sleep deprivation?

Or maybe Matthews ran out of little blue pills.

Steve Eggleston on November 5, 2014 at 8:57 PM

You helped protect this ideologue in his cocoon Chrissie ole boy! Now live with it DimWit.

Herb on November 5, 2014 at 8:57 PM

“…. to deliberate, destructive partisan provocations aimed at gaining a political advantage.”

That’s what “community organizers” in Chicago do. That’s been the guy’s entire “professional” and political life. Why change now?

aquaviva on November 5, 2014 at 8:58 PM

A couple of things. We have a constitution. If this “president” defies that and goes around congress to implement an illegal legalization of illegals that we or congress can’t undo, then there’s going to be the mother of all backlashes in 2016. The Dems will be toast. And we got to purge the amnesty shills from the Republican party now. This is imperative.

anotherJoe on November 5, 2014 at 8:48 PM

What do you mean “if”? He’s already defied the Constitution, numerous times.

The sycophantic LSM whores haven’t cared to this point — and, apparently neither have the GOPee leaders surrender-monkeys. I hope this time will be different, but I’m not holding my breath.

Give Obola a mile, and he may take another inch …

ShainS on November 5, 2014 at 8:58 PM

just brcause.

wolly4321 on November 5, 2014 at 8:58 PM

From Hope and Change to deliberate, destructive partisan provocations aimed at gaining a political advantage. That’s how the Obama era ends.


That’s strange
… this morning you were predicting the executive order would be crammed down our throats this afternoon …

maybe Obama isn’t the only one who is ideologically cocooned … since you haven’t remotely addressed the political realities we pointed out to you in your thread this morning, AP.

The Democratic donors pissed away a TON of money spent over the last FOUR election cycles with the bloodbath that occurred last night.

That’s a political reality; another political reality is those DONORS are NOT going to support a FAILED political strategy.

You MUST be sleep deprived – because you’re raving about an issue that OREGON voters shredded last night.

After Tuesday night, Republicans’ main objective is clear: Convince Oregon Measure 88 to run for president.

Measure 88 won more votes than anything else on the Oregon ballot. More votes than pot legalization. More than the incumbent governor, the incumbent senator or any of the six other ballot measures. The widely popular, landslide winning Measure 88 prohibits illegal immigrants from getting drivers licenses.

Or you’re just engaged in click baiting your readers.

PolAgnostic on November 5, 2014 at 8:58 PM

This I guarantee

The GOP will betray you

True_King on November 5, 2014 at 8:58 PM

This is obviously Allahpundit’s cat blogging for him, cause he’s out trying to corner the market on Newcastles.

oscarwilde on November 5, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Not enough “meows”.

Steve Eggleston on November 5, 2014 at 8:59 PM

Talk about voter suppression! Millions of Americans went to the polls yesterday and voted, but because Obama doesn’t like the result and he failed to turn out ‘his’ voters, then the wishes of those that did bother and make the effort to have their voices heard are to be ignored. Somehow, because they voted in the midterms, they are illegitimate and should be disenfranchised ‘cuz, um, like, ya know, the Petulant Prince doesn’t agree with them.

I suppose that none of this should shock or surprise anyone coming from the man, who not long ago, called us his ‘enemies.’

He treats Rouhani with more respect.

Resist We Much on November 5, 2014 at 8:59 PM

deliberate, destructive partisan provocations aimed at [destroying America]

Uh … Barky’s been doing that since before he even slimed into office. It’s been over 6 years of Barky deliberately spitting on America and trying to force all sorts of anti-American, destructive, stupid policies. That’s all Barky has ever done.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on November 5, 2014 at 8:59 PM

Ammunition manufacturers.

ConstantineXI on November 5, 2014 at 8:48 PM


Gun Salesman of the Year for six years in a row!!!

PolAgnostic on November 5, 2014 at 9:00 PM

ShainS on November 5, 2014 at 8:58 PM

Exactly.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on November 5, 2014 at 9:00 PM

No more tingles: Why can’t this ideologically cocooned president cope with other views on immigration, asks … Chris Matthews

…What!…is Tingles coming out of the worlds…longest brain fart?

JugEarsButtHurt on November 5, 2014 at 9:04 PM

He treats Rouhani with more respect.

Resist We Much on November 5, 2014 at 8:59 PM

.
Of course, he’s AFRAID of Rouhani.

PolAgnostic on November 5, 2014 at 9:05 PM

This I guarantee

The GOP will betray you

True_King on November 5, 2014 at 8:58 PM

You’re alive! From a thread this morning (apologies for not including the underscore in your nom):

One glorious night … now, back to reality:

“The GOP will betray you.” — TrueKing

ShainS on November 5, 2014 at 8:37 AM

ShainS on November 5, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Never let a crisis go to waste.

And constantly create a new crisis…..

Augustinian on November 5, 2014 at 9:05 PM

After Tuesday night, Republicans’ main objective is clear: Convince Oregon Measure 88 to run for president.

Measure 88 won more votes than anything else on the Oregon ballot. More votes than pot legalization. More than the incumbent governor, the incumbent senator or any of the six other ballot measures. The widely popular, landslide winning Measure 88 prohibits illegal immigrants from getting drivers licenses.

PolAgnostic on November 5, 2014 at 8:58 PM

And that’s in super liberal OREGON of all places.

Maybe they don’t want the full invasion from California to ensue. I think the rest of the country doesn’t want that to happen either. Yeah, if Obama does the Executive Order thing then the Dems are toast in 2016. And then the Exec Order can be repealed, and real immigration reform (border security, e-verify, etc) can be passed in 2017.

anotherJoe on November 5, 2014 at 9:08 PM

When you’ve lost Tingles…

OtherWise on November 5, 2014 at 9:09 PM

oscarwilde on November 5, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Not enough “meows”.

Steve Eggleston on November 5, 2014 at 8:59 PM

Allahpundit’s cat does not meow, though I have heard that she can make a old skool sailor blush…

oscarwilde on November 5, 2014 at 9:09 PM

well said RWM (as usual)

CoffeeLover on November 5, 2014 at 9:10 PM

Utopia is Vaporware….

Electrongod on November 5, 2014 at 9:11 PM

Chrissie’s theme song.

Akzed on November 5, 2014 at 8:45 PM

No, this.

whatcat on November 5, 2014 at 9:11 PM

Beach Boys “Catch A Wave” 1963

ConstantineXI on November 5, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Sounds just like Sidewalk Surfin’ by Jan and Dean

50sGuy on November 5, 2014 at 9:11 PM

So he finally got rid of his tingle-Barry? That must of been embarrassing.

Flange on November 5, 2014 at 9:11 PM

Utopia is Vaporware….

Electrongod on November 5, 2014 at 9:11 PM

Yeah, Fox cancelled it.

Oldnuke on November 5, 2014 at 9:12 PM

With a freshly enraged base, the GOP will be powerless to work with the White House unless it’s willing to risk civil war.

I believe it is. If I’m overestimating the percentage of candy-assed RINOs making up the GOPe’s base, it’s because they are, too. They’ll approach the Tea Party now the same way they approached the Tea Party in the primaries: like Conan the Barbarian.

Axe on November 5, 2014 at 9:12 PM

C’mon AP, are we really not going to get a post about 2016 after last night?

Lawdawg86 on November 5, 2014 at 9:13 PM

A woman scorned.

Axe on November 5, 2014 at 9:14 PM

Remember: Obama hates Republicans even more than he hates America.

John the Libertarian on November 5, 2014 at 9:15 PM

It appears ‘Tingles’ had a Tingulation OverLoad,
which reached to a possible Tingulation Stream Cross-Over Epiphany!

Or Not!!

canopfor on November 5, 2014 at 9:15 PM

Where is the obligatory Hitler in the Bunker video parody?

OtherWise on November 5, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Remember: Obama hates Republicans even more than he hates America.

John the Libertarian on November 5, 2014 at 9:15 PM

Almost as much as the GOPe elite leadership hate their own base…

oscarwilde on November 5, 2014 at 9:16 PM

“It’s like something running down my leg.”

Akzed on November 5, 2014 at 8:44 PM

♫ Ooooh yeah, it’s runnin’ down his le…heg!!!♫

Star Bird on November 5, 2014 at 9:17 PM

He treats Rouhani with more respect.

Resist We Much on November 5, 2014 at 8:59 PM

Please notice that I AM NOT telling you how amazing you are, or even responding to you, at this time.

Axe on November 5, 2014 at 9:19 PM

“It’s like something running down my leg.”

Winner.

Tybalt on November 5, 2014 at 9:19 PM

lol….no worries….this is nothing more than a temper-tantrum from an infatuated heavy-crushing lover (think of chrissy as a pubescent teen-aged girl).

L’il Tingles will be back leg-humping barry soon enough.

TimSoCal on November 5, 2014 at 9:20 PM

Yeah, if Obama does the Executive Order thing then the Dems are toast in 2016. And then the Exec Order can be repealed, and real immigration reform (border security, e-verify, etc) can be passed in 2017.

anotherJoe on November 5, 2014 at 9:08 PM

I believe it is. If I’m overestimating the percentage of candy-assed RINOs making up the GOPe’s base, it’s because they are, too. They’ll approach the Tea Party now the same way they approached the Tea Party in the primaries: like Conan the Barbarian.

Axe on November 5, 2014 at 9:12 PM

.
Obama will not be allowed to issue an executive order – whatever his “handlers” have to do to insure that, they will do.

It’s widely known African-American men over the age of 50 who are previous cigarette smokers in high stress positions have a much higher predisposition for unexpected heart attacks and strokes.

The Democratic donors KNOW they can cut a deal with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to slow walk a series of laws strengthening immigration laws which will accomplish their goals. They know this because they overlap with the GOPe Donor Class.

Besides, every cause needs a martyr …

PolAgnostic on November 5, 2014 at 9:21 PM

Bizarre day when Mathews makes more sense than Mitch or Boehner.

Ukiah on November 5, 2014 at 9:22 PM

C’mon AP, are we really not going to get a post about 2016 after last night?

Lawdawg86 on November 5, 2014 at 9:13 PM

We need ONE day without an AP-inspired 2016 crystal ball thread. Just one.

Bitter Clinger on November 5, 2014 at 9:22 PM

C’mon AP, are we really not going to get a post about 2016 after last night?

Lawdawg86 on November 5, 2014 at 9:13 PM

.
I expect QOTD to be ALL ABOUT how Chris Christie’s stock for 2016 has gone up since yesterday.

PolAgnostic on November 5, 2014 at 9:23 PM

Where is the obligatory Hitler in the Bunker video parody?

OtherWise on November 5, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Heh. Those always crack me up.

[I just searched on YouTube, but couldn’t find any … no doubt, one will be forthcoming — like the one after the 2010 elections.]

ShainS on November 5, 2014 at 9:24 PM

. . . ******* i think these trolls come in six-packs.

Axe on November 5, 2014 at 9:28 PM

Before Jan 1, Chrissy will claim he’s always been suspect of Obama.

BobMbx on November 5, 2014 at 9:29 PM

Where is the obligatory Hitler in the Bunker video parody?

OtherWise on November 5, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Should do a reverse twist on that – show Obama speaking, with the dialogue from “Downfall” for the audio. Maybe even without any English captions as kind of a Godwin-ish nod, wink, hint-hint injoke.

whatcat on November 5, 2014 at 9:30 PM

Any word from Peggy ‘luvs me some Obama’ Noonan?

BobMbx on November 5, 2014 at 9:31 PM

Maybe if Democrats now hate Obama this much, maybe they will do something more extreme than either Boehner and McConnell have the stomach for . . . Call for Impeachment . . . to save the Democrat Party.

Nat George on November 5, 2014 at 9:33 PM

Song of the Day:

Beach Boys “Catch A Wave” 1963

ConstantineXI on November 5, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Nina Simone — Feeling Good

Axe on November 5, 2014 at 9:34 PM

I expect QOTD to be ALL ABOUT how Chris Christie’s stock for 2016 has gone up since yesterday.

PolAgnostic on November 5, 2014 at 9:23 PM

lol :)

Axe on November 5, 2014 at 9:35 PM

Any word from Peggy ‘luvs me some Obama’ Noonan?

BobMbx on November 5, 2014 at 9:31 PM

… or David ‘luvs me some pants crease’ Brooks?

ShainS on November 5, 2014 at 9:39 PM

The GOP ( I would say the GOPe, but after the affirmation by the public of the Republican brand they’ll ALL be anxious to appear to be GOPe, now) is exceedingly anxious to get to an amnesty that bears their own specific brand.

They have been for some time desirous of passing amnesty with their name onit, and you’ll recall that Boehner actually said last summer that he was “…Hell bent to pass immigration reform.”

The donor class wants it and the GOP is happy to give it to them regardless of the cost to the nation and destructive impact on the middle class/American working people.

What’s to stop the GOP from tacitly allowing Obama’s ‘amnesty’ which is only good until he’s out of office since, regardless of what he wishes to believe, Obama can only grant work permits and temporary visas ( he cannot confer citizenship or permanent legal status with an executive order), and then passing their own “Immigration Reform” legislation, sending it to Obama’s desk, and then watching him sign it into law? They need only claim that they can’t stand idly by and see an entire class of people relegated to a second class status by Obama’s half measures via executive order.

The GOP is now in a position to grant citizenship and permanent legal status through legislation. They would, of course, combine it with some ‘tough border security’ measures and various other ‘enforcement’ mechanisms, but those, as we’ve learned by experience, are only as good as they paper they’re printed on if the administration chooses not to enforce them, and Obama would certainly never enforce them now anymore than he’s enforced them in the past.

The effect would be a legitimate amnesty, passed by congress and signed into law by the president. And… it would have the GOP brand all over it.

thatsafactjack on November 5, 2014 at 9:39 PM

“It’s like something running down my leg.”

Akzed on November 5, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Akzed: Speaking of dats:)
=========================

Great moments in constituent services from Pete Stark
posted at 3:36 pm on September 14, 2009 by Ed Morrissey
*******************************************************

Via Michelle, who notes that Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA) isn’t exactly known for his calm, rational dialogue. However, even this seems over the top from a sitting Congressman responding to criticism from his constituents.

When a man at Stark’s town hall concludes with the well-known phrase,


“Don’t pee on my leg and tell me it’s raining” — meaning “don’t lie to me” — Stark goes, well, starkers by the 1:30 mark:

http://hotair.com/archives/2009/09/14/great-moments-in-constituent-services-from-pete-stark/

canopfor on November 5, 2014 at 9:41 PM

Maybe if Democrats now hate Obama this much, maybe they will do something more extreme than either Boehner and McConnell have the stomach for . . . Call for Impeachment . . . to save the Democrat Party.

Nat George on November 5, 2014 at 9:33 PM

It would have been a done deal long ago if Democrats didn’t make “they’ze gonna lynch impeach our President!” such an integral part of their black voter campaign.

There’s really no reason to keep Obama around. Even most less-stubborn Democrats realized this a year ago, when the shutdown didn’t move the needle.

Everyone else knew what was going to go down two years ago, when Obama’s aides announced after the election that his “agenda” was to try to get the House back in two years.

I guess the reason they won’t serve him up is that there’s nothing to be gained by giving the reins to Biden. They probably figure “with our luck, the idiot will get himself nominated.”

TimesUp on November 5, 2014 at 9:42 PM

It might just be kind of fun watching this Obama fish flopping around on the dock for the next 2 years.

Wallythedog on November 5, 2014 at 9:43 PM

Maybe if Democrats now hate Obama this much, maybe they will do something more extreme than either Boehner and McConnell have the stomach for . . . Call for Impeachment . . . to save the Democrat Party.

Nat George on November 5, 2014 at 9:33 PM

The Democrat Party is more of a Democrat Criminal Conspiracy — and, like the mafia, take care of their dirty laundry internally.

The outward projection of loyalty is the only code by which they live …

ShainS on November 5, 2014 at 9:43 PM

From Hope and Change to deliberate, destructive partisan provocations aimed at gaining a political advantage. That’s how the Obama era ends.

You have a great mind Allah — keep on writing and never change.

Neon Indian on November 5, 2014 at 9:47 PM

Any word from Peggy ‘luvs me some Obama’ Noonan?

BobMbx on November 5, 2014 at 9:31 PM

BobMbx: You Rang:)
==================

https://twitter.com/Peggynoonannyc

Peggy Noonan retweeted
CBS This Morning @CBSThisMorning · 15h 15 hours ago

Takeaway? 1) Extraordinary gain for GOP in US Senate. 2) Extraordinary collapse amongst DEMs in gubernatorial races. — @PeggyNoonanNYC

Peggy Noonan @Peggynoonannyc · Nov 4

Tomorrow, it would be nice if Republicans were gracious and big-minded, and a real relief if they didn’t look smug. http://on.wsj.com/1uoFtXT

canopfor on November 5, 2014 at 9:50 PM

Does MSNBC have Tingles on suicide watch?

GarandFan on November 5, 2014 at 9:52 PM

Peggy Noonan @Peggynoonannyc · Nov 4

Tomorrow, it would be nice if Republicans were gracious and big-minded, and a real relief if they didn’t look smug. http://on.wsj.com/1uoFtXT

canopfor on November 5, 2014 at 9:50 PM

Damn, I hate Peggy Noonan. STFU.

Bitter Clinger on November 5, 2014 at 9:54 PM

The tingle’s gone, the tingle’s gone away. You know you done me wrong Bamma and you’ll be sorry someday. Poor Chris Matthews, he was so sure that it would last forever.

Dan_NV on November 5, 2014 at 9:56 PM

I guess the reason they won’t serve him up is that there’s nothing to be gained by giving the reins to Biden. They probably figure “with our luck, the idiot will get himself nominated.”

TimesUp on November 5, 2014 at 9:42 PM

I posited earlier today that Obama might resign rather than follow the orders he is given.

It’s a remote possibility by any reckoning … but it does tie together with his hatred for dealing with politics and politicians and would free him up to receive endless “revenue generating” opportunities.

After last night’s endless barrage of liberal pundit wish-casting about “all these Democrats made a mistake by running away from Obama” (regardless of what the exit polls and actual votes were showing), the political benefit from helping to remove a “dangerously disconnected President surrounded by sycophants who is destroying the Democratic brand” would make for an interesting “Profiles in Courage”-ish biography enhancer for THE Democrat “forced to make an impossible choice for the good of the country”.

[Note for NR: Google “Profiles in Courage” – you’ll be surprised to discover it was written by Senator John F. Kennedy]

PolAgnostic on November 5, 2014 at 9:57 PM

Song of the Day for Dems: “It’s My Party”

OtherWise on November 5, 2014 at 9:58 PM

Yeah, that was pretty weird.

BoxHead1 on November 5, 2014 at 9:59 PM

Does MSNBC have Tingles on suicide watch?

GarandFan on November 5, 2014 at 9:52 PM


Hell NO
!

They would ride that pony for the ratings harder than CNN with a missing Malaysian Airlines 777 story.

;->

PolAgnostic on November 5, 2014 at 9:59 PM

Peggy Noonan @Peggynoonannyc · Nov 4

Tomorrow, it would be nice if Republicans were gracious and big-minded, and a real relief if they didn’t look smug. http://on.wsj.com/1uoFtXT

canopfor on November 5, 2014 at 9:50 PM

Damn, I hate Peggy Noonan. STFU.

Bitter Clinger on November 5, 2014 at 9:54 PM

She was one of my very favorites, in the before time. Don’t ask me “before what” — I’m not sure where the line was. Definitely “before” though.

Axe on November 5, 2014 at 9:59 PM

Talk about voter suppression! Millions of Americans went to the polls yesterday and voted, but because Obama doesn’t like the result and he failed to turn out ‘his’ voters, then the wishes of those that did bother and make the effort to have their voices heard are to be ignored. Somehow, because they voted in the midterms, they are illegitimate and should be disenfranchised ‘cuz, um, like, ya know, the Petulant Prince doesn’t agree with them.

I suppose that none of this should shock or surprise anyone coming from the man, who not long ago, called us his ‘enemies.’

He treats Rouhani with more respect.

Resist We Much on November 5, 2014 at 8:59 PM

Imagine if Bush had expressed the same sentiments after the
2006 mid-terms which entitled Piglosi to appoint herself the foreign minister and conduct foreign policy with Assad.
Or when she started plundering the US treasury to pay off millionaires and billionaires who helped crash the housing market.
She had a mandate but this GOP bunch doesn’t ?

burrata on November 5, 2014 at 9:59 PM

Chris, no matter what you say now, we will not forget your sycophant fawning over this clown for the past six years.

lonestar1 on November 5, 2014 at 10:41 PM

A couple of things. We have a constitution. If this “president” defies that and goes around congress to implement an illegal legalization of illegals that we or congress can’t undo, then there’s going to be the mother of all backlashes in 2016. The Dems will be toast. And we got to purge the amnesty shills from the Republican party now. This is imperative.

anotherJoe on November 5, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Sounds like a super dooper plan you got there anotherjoe. We haven’t even finished counting all the votes and you are ready to purge those Republicans you do not consider pure enough from the party. I guess that is the way you figure to build a governing coalition. Do your calculations show you that there are enough Republicans who think exactly as you do to win future elections? Or do you expect to take power and then do away with elections?

Roger Wren on November 5, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Guess that tingle has been replaced by a tinkle.

adenier on November 5, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Allie you are too clever for you`re own good. The Clown Prince will grant amnesty so as to destroy what left of the old America that he hates.

Rook on November 5, 2014 at 10:58 PM

Chrissy is deeply hurt. Its more than just a wet trouser leg now that’s bothering him. He is quite crest fallen. Boo freaking hoo Chrissy.

Bmore on November 6, 2014 at 12:13 AM

That still of Matthews shows disappointment and disillusionment. He was full-on for obama, and now it is clear that not only have his policies failed utterly, but their motivation is deeply suspect, and obama has failed not only the test of leadership, but of the fundamental character qualities of truthfulness and caring.

Matthews knows that he played a role bringing obama to office and supporting him there. This is far more than a merely political defeat, it is a personal failing, and he knows that he shares in it.

I give him credit for this. If the video is the one of him telling Wagner, I believe, about the logic of the anti-illegal-immigration position, he does an honest and effective job summarizing the logic of the position. So much so that Wagner seems quite uncomfortable listening to it.

I think Matthews is feeling the pain of moral failure personally. As well he should for a season, because there was a time when he was a reasonable and balanced commentator, and even sat in Rush Limbaugh’s seat. He got blinded by the anchor spot at MSNBC and lost his way.

But God’s intention for moral pain is not that we suffer, but that it leads us to repentance.

paul1149 on November 6, 2014 at 12:16 AM

Why dot the Federal Republicans get ahead of the curve and make cannabis Schedule 3. The same as Marinol?

That might gain them some youth votes.

MSimon on November 6, 2014 at 2:45 AM

Ebola? Ebola kills by cytokine storm. Cannabinoids can prevent the cytokine storm.

MSimon on November 6, 2014 at 2:48 AM

What an incredibly dismal and depressing post. Ended my election night buzz completely.

MaxBC on November 6, 2014 at 4:16 AM

Hell is the truth seen too late.

Sherman1864 on November 6, 2014 at 5:57 AM

I’m still waiting on comments from James Carvile. (sp sarc)

philoise65 on November 6, 2014 at 6:19 AM

She’s going to run as the “experience” candidate, the old pro who knows how to get things done

LOL. Yes, old pro Hillary has accomplished so much in government. Let’s see, there was the . . . uh . . . er . . . oh yes, there was Hillarycare from when she was First Lady in the 1990’s, except that . . . uh, nevermind . . . and oh, then there was her stellar turn as Secretary of State under Obama, where she accomplished . . . wait, what happened in Benghazi? . . . oh, getting an ambassador killed really doesn’t count as an “accomplishment” does it? Hmmmmm . . . not so much to choose from, is there?

Hillary better hope nobody asks her to list the things she has managed to get done with her vast experience in government, because that’s a pretty unimpressive list.

AZCoyote on November 6, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Allah, no offense, but you seem to have a fascination with the worst case scenario and teasing out the negative in situations which might benefit Republicans. It’s more intellectually rigid than blind homerism, but it’s also a bit fatalistic.

Obama doesn’t know what he’s doing. He’s spent his whole time in office whining about Republicans not giving him what he wants. Now he’s going to have a whole of them to deal with. Wasn’t he the one ago coined the term Elections Have Consequences?

jas88 on November 6, 2014 at 7:10 AM

PolAgnostic on November 5, 2014 at 8:58 PM

In Oregon of all places. But the GOPe is sure that everyone voted for them because their going to pass immigration reform for the Chamber of Cheap Labor. *rolls eyes*

Anyhow, wow. Chris Matthews just said, I don’t know any other country where people come here illegally and say make me legal. If Chris Matthews can recognize that a lot of Americans voted to stop illegal amnesty then I’m betting other politicians can figure that out, too.

magicbeans on November 6, 2014 at 9:22 AM

HA along with the rest of the rino brigade of crappy pundit stupidity seem to think that voters want bipartisanship. We don’t. We voted to repudiate EVERYTHING democrat. We want it all repealed!

Odumbass may think that because a majority of people did not vote that the mandate he never had is still in place. He’s wrong. The non-voters were telling this fascist schmuck that his policies weren’t good enough for them to bother voting to save them.

earlgrey on November 6, 2014 at 2:32 PM

I don’t think people are going to see the most polarizing person in politics, Hillary Clinton, as the answer to too much polarization. Sorry, ain’t buying it. This might also disqualify Christie and Walker. But Romney or Kasich? Rand Paul? Even, maybe, possibly, Jeb Bush, They could come across as bridge builders.

DepthTested on November 6, 2014 at 3:59 PM

When did Chrissy first realize he was a racist?

eganpamela on November 6, 2014 at 6:05 PM