I'm sure you've all heard about David Shuster's comments on MSNBC last night...
Pimped out. He was laughing when he said that. We're either brainless pawns in some evil plan, or we're pimps & whores. I'm mad as hell over this latest round of attacks & from what hearing I'm not alone in thinking that MSNBC has just sparked a woman's uprising that will make what happened in New Hampshire seem like a small wave on a lake. We're talking tsunami here folks.
In an exchange with Howard Fineman and Michelle Bernard on today's Hardball, Chris Matthews suggested that Limbaugh would let Hillary Clinton win in order to become the government in exile:
Howard Fineman: McCain is relying on the idea that if he does get the nomination, the prospect of Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama will be enough to unite the conservatives. I don't necessarily think that's the case. Sometimes conservative activists get in a mood where they prefer to loose...
Chris Matthews: Right.
Fineman: ...They prefer to lose...
Matthews: Yes! Yes!
Fineman: ...They want to Lose. They love to lose.
Matthews: I just think that's so true. Michelle, I think these guys like Rush Limbaugh, who I think is a great professional at what he does, would love to be the government in exile, have a democrat like Hillary Clinton, especially Hillary Clinton as president. And he would be in heaven for four years, putting her in hell.
Michelle Bernard: No one is going to unify the Republican party more than Hillary Clinton, you know. Let's make that clear. I've got to actually agree with...
Matthews: No, I mean let her win the presidency, so that guys on radio can dance for four years on her grave. I mean, they'll just love it.
This is multidimensional nonsense. It's pretty clear that for the safety of others, going forward, MSNBC should only allow Matthews to use NERF on Hardball.
For context, in the subsequent segment, Matthews reads a letter from former Speaker Tip O'Neil's daughter that praises Barack Obama and states that Tip would support Obama if he were alive. Matthews goes on to talk about the cut of Obama's jib.
Why do I make this prediction now? Simple, I am watching Hardball. The roundtable is talking about an Obama candidacy, Eugene Robinson is smiling like a cat that just swallowed a bird. Chris is basically acting as though he as won and Dee Dee Myers is doing nothing to try and temper that.
Matthews is seeing the exit polling. We are not. Not yet.
Last night on MSNBC's Hardball, host Chris Matthews addressed the firestorm sparked by his comment that "the reason [Hillary Clinton is] a U.S. senator, the reason she's a candidate for president, the reason she may be a front-runner is her husband messed around. That's how she got to be senator from New York. We keep forgetting it. She didn't win there on her merit."
by lonnette33, Thu Jan 17, 2008 at 03:36:33 PM EST
Chris Matthews spent the first 5 minutes of Hardball "apologizing" to HRC, well sort of. He never utters the words, "I'm sorry" or "I apologogize", but he does take the time to explain what he was trying to say. I guess we have to give Chris credit for that. Apparently, all your emails and Media Matters rumored protest prompted Chris' explanation. Here's a portion of what he said.
"Was it fair to say that Hillary Clinton, like any great politician took advantage of a crisis to prove herself? Was her conduct in 1998 a key to starting her independent electoral career the following year? Yes. Was it fair to imply that Hillary's whole career depended on being a victim of an unfaithful husband? No. And that's what it sounded like I was saying. And it hurt people. People I'd like to think normally like what I say. In fact, normally like me. As I said, I rely on my heart to guide me in the heated, fast-paced talk we have here on Hardball. A heart that bears only goodwill toward people trying to make it out there, especially those who haven't before. If my heart has not always controlled my words, on those occasions when I have not taken the time to say things right or have simply said the inappropriate thing, I'll try to be clearer, smarter, more obviously in support of the right of women, of all people, the full equality and respect for their ambitions."
Do you accept Chris Matthews "apology"?
Update [2008-1-17 21:6:15 by lonnette33]: Please watch Chris' "apology" as posted on msnbc.com. I'm sorry, I think his "apology" was condescending. You be the judge!