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Top ten responses Reince Priebus should have offered Chris Matthews

posted at 8:16 pm on August 27, 2012 by

By now, conservative blog readers are aware of the Chris Matthews/Reince Priebus contretemps on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, where Matthews shouted down Priebus with accusations of GOPers playing the “race card” (among other things).

An abbreviated video clip is below (the full segment was so awful that you could sense the other guests cringing).

Someone has to do it, so I’ll start:

The Top Ten responses

Reince Priebus should have offered to Chris Matthews when he accused the GOP of playing the “race card”:

10. I’m sorry…your name again is…?

9. Security! This fellow says he has a show but nobody here has ever heard of it!

8. I think that tingle has moved up to your brain, Chris.

7. No decaf in the green room again, eh?

6. Curses, foiled again.

5. Yes, Chris, after the vice president caught us trying to re-enslave African-Americans with banking de-regulation, we thought we needed to move on to something subtler. Bwoo-hah-ha!

4. The Village Idiot Convention called. They’re missing one.

3. Are there questions in your diatribe or am I supposed to just listen and nod my head slavishly? Oops, caught me again…playing the “race card.”

2. Three words: anger management therapy.

And…the Number One Response

Reince Priebus should have offered to Chris Matthews when he accused the GOP of playing the “race card”:

1. I assume your bosses, desperate to try to grow your measly audience, have given you this morning guest slot to attract viewers to your little-watched afternoon show.  But I won’t play punching bag to your rhetorical bullying, Mr. Matthews, in their attempt to save your neck. When they finally give up on you, I’ve heard Al Gore is hiring.

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“I know you are but what am I” didn’t rate?

Looking at him bewilderedly and asking “are you stuck on stupid” is still my favorite.

cozmo on August 27, 2012 at 8:32 PM

#10 is the best! 😀

SouthernGent on August 27, 2012 at 8:47 PM

“Personality transplant didn’t take, huh?”

SagebrushPuppet on August 27, 2012 at 8:50 PM



cmsinaz on August 27, 2012 at 10:27 PM

“I’m sorry, but I thought I was going to be on an ‘interview’ show….instead, I seem to be at some sort of circus.”

cthulhu on August 27, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Holy chit. What a raving lunatic. And marble mouthed Brokjaw just adds to the idiocy.

Dominion on August 27, 2012 at 11:29 PM

When did you stop beating your wife, Mr. Matthews?

Snowblind on August 28, 2012 at 12:01 AM

Hey just think, If Obama wins look at the mess he will inherit..

He ought to be able to ride that one for 4 more…

RockyJ. on August 28, 2012 at 12:22 AM

What I really would have liked to see would be Joe smacking Matthews upside the head and saying “This is why we can’t have nice things!”

Mahna Mahna on August 28, 2012 at 2:50 PM