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Matthews Has Lost that Loving Feeling

Remember when Chris Matthews had this conversation with Joe Scarborough:

CHRIS MATTHEWS: Yeah, well, you know what? I want to do everything I can to make this thing work, this new presidency work, and I think that --

JOE SCARBOROUGH: Is that your job? You just talked about being a journalist!

MATTHEWS: Yeah, it is my job. My job is to help this country.

SCARBOROUGH: Your job is the make this presidency work?

MATTHEWS: To make this work successfully. This country needs a successful presidency.

Chris Matthews and the others on MSNBC have lost that loving feeling for Obama. Jim Geraghty has the details. Here's a portion:

More Fineman: "Despite his high approval rating and obvious intellect and goodwill, he hasn't quite yet seemed to convey the sense that he knows the way forward and that he can get us there . . . I thought the first fifteen minutes of this show were devastating. Not that Jim Cramer is the only person they have to convince, but they have to convince people that they know what they're doing, that they're not just feeling their way forward." Robinson points out that they are feeling their way forward.

Matthews: "I thought 8,000 was the floor, and it looks like 6,000 is the floor. People are angry, I'm getting angry."

Read all of Jim's post. It's only been a month, and already Obama's biggest fans in the media are losing patience with amateur hour at the White House.

Hat tip: Sister Toldjah


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Comments (46)

awwww, poor Chrissie! his ... (Below threshold)
pjaykc:

awwww, poor Chrissie! his hero is letting him down!

And we've only got a bit un... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

And we've only got a bit under 4 years to go.

Damn, it's gonna be a looooong 4 years.

Hey, I've got an idea! Since every other time Obama's failed he's gotten a bump UP in his career - (Community Organizer to Annenburg Challenge to State Senator to Senator, then to the Presidency... wait, it doesn't hold because as a Senator Obama didn't DO anything, so he couldn't have failed...) - maybe we should try to promote him to something even better....

How about King? We could move him to Graceland, and... oh. Wrong King.

Head of the UN maybe? Then again, they've got enough problems with incompetence as is.

Appoint him Emperor of the World and put him on the ISS? Wait - he's cutting off Shuttle flights in a year or two.

What COULD he be promoted to?

Wait - that'd leave President Biden and VP Pelosi...

Truely we need to determine the lesser of two evils here.

Expectations were much too ... (Below threshold)

Expectations were much too high. The tingle in their legs distracted them from the grim reality the rest of us could see clearly.
http://www.rightklik.net/

Can you say "buyer's remors... (Below threshold)
irongrampa:

Can you say "buyer's remorse"?


Of course you can.

Give me a break. George Bus... (Below threshold)
Justice58:

Give me a break. George Bush took 8 years to run the country into the ground and you stood silently by and let him do it. But geez, President Obama has been in office for a month and ...Gasp....he hasn't fixed the economy or ended the War in Iraq? Please, stop the dumb sh%t.

I found Fineman's comments ... (Below threshold)
ODA315:

I found Fineman's comments interesting. Last weekend on Matthew's show he proclaimed that the Repubs were "flat-earthers" for not supporting the porkulus. Now he's questioning the economic competence of the WH.

Which is it Howie?

Holy shit! Remember when J... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Holy shit! Remember when Johnson said he knew the Vietnam war was lost when Walter Cronkite came out against it?

Now Chris "Leg Tingle" Matthews is getting angry!

Team Obama may consider this their "Holy shit" moment.

Can Olbermann be far behind, or is he still reading Economics 101 and trying to get up to speed?

Obama's cheerleaders in the... (Below threshold)
davidt:

Obama's cheerleaders in the Democrat News Media are afraid Obama is making them look bad.

Speaking of dumbsh#ts,...yo... (Below threshold)
ODA315:

Speaking of dumbsh#ts,...you forgot to include Barney Frank and Chris Dodd in your "running the country into the ground" hypothesis.

I also don't recall Bush signing into law the largest spending spree in the HISTORY of the US. I know, I know. We really need to save the salt marsh mouse which will create (or save) at least 1MM jobs. Or those VD bucks to keep guys wangers from falling off creating (or saving) 500K jobs. Let's see, don't forget the mob museum and ACORN. Lordy Lordy ACORN by itself will create (or save) at least 2MM jobs (takes alot of folks to illegally register people to vote democrat).

And all while our new Savior is lecturing us on fiscal responsibility. LOLOLOLOL.

Justice58 said "Gas... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Justice58 said
"Gasp....he hasn't fixed the economy or ended the War in Iraq? "

Gee I remember the democrats running in 2005 on the notion that if they got elected they would end the war in Iraq. 2 Years later and we are still there.

What happened Justice? Oh yeah. THEY LIED.

Hey people, you forgot to m... (Below threshold)
JC Hammer:

Hey people, you forgot to mention Acorn.

To paraphrase John Kerry, w... (Below threshold)
JB:

To paraphrase John Kerry, wrong guy, wrong time, wrong place.

I want to hear Obama say "f... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

I want to hear Obama say "fiscal responsibility" in front of Nancy Pelosi.

Bet she starts laughing.

JOE SCARBOROUGH: I... (Below threshold)
Brett:
JOE SCARBOROUGH: Is that your job? You just talked about being a journalist!

MATTHEWS: Yeah, it is my job. My job is to help this country.

SCARBOROUGH: Your job is the make this presidency work?

MATTHEWS: To make this work successfully. This country needs a successful presidency.

I presume he came to this conclusion on Nov 5, 2008, because up until then he acted as if it was his sacred duty to do everything in his power to prevent a successful presidency. Fortunately, his power is exceptionally limited.

Brett

Not to worry the Chris Matt... (Below threshold)
SillyPuddy:

Not to worry the Chris Matthews of the world will find a way to spin the Dear Leader, just wait till tonight you will see how all their 'doubts' are now relieved and they will joke with themselves about their premature apprehension.

Bank on it.


j58 - "Please, stop the... (Below threshold)
marc:

j58 - "Please, stop the dumb sh%t."

Wish I could, trust me.

But I don't possess the power to ban your silly race baiting ass.

Just checking in. Okay, I'... (Below threshold)
better fred than red:

Just checking in. Okay, I'm out.

Quick Quiz:Which b... (Below threshold)
Eric:

Quick Quiz:

Which branch of government directly affects the economy, Legislative branch or Executive Branch?

Answer, Legislative Branch. See Article 1, Section 7 of the United States Constitution.

Which party has been in control of the Legislative Branch of the United States government for the last two years, preceeding the current economic down turn?

Answer, the Democrat Party.

So Justice58, take your idiotic "Bush ran the economy into the ground" rhetoric and stuff it. The Democrats took control of the House and Senate two years ago. This current economic crisis took place on their watch.

Democrats are going down in... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

Democrats are going down in flames. They have their hand in the cookie jar and wasting money and Barry approves it. Chucky Shummer says the american people don't care about wasteful spending. That just adds a pinch of arrogance. Then you have people like Justice, who spouts racist comments about white people, but blindly supports Barry regardless of his abilities to accomplish anything.

Here is the kicker: Barry stumped campaign style for this package stating we cannot wait, it is too dangerous. They passed it, now stocks continue to go down, there still is no confidence in the private business sector. This is on Barry, he made the warning that we had to act or the problems won't go away. ww

Maybe Matthews will push fo... (Below threshold)

Maybe Matthews will push for a return to "the old days":

"I like the old days...which was that your job was to challenge the president every day of the week, on the facts. Your job is to make people question the president."

-Chris Matthews when Bush was President

So Justice58, take your ... (Below threshold)
Justice58:

So Justice58, take your idiotic "Bush ran the economy into the ground"


It hurt, doesn't it? Didn't you vote for him? That's what happens when a C-Student is allowed the presidency!

"Looks like it's "amateur h... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

"Looks like it's "amateur hour" at Wizbang again. Hey Priestap, have any scary black guys tried to carve a B on your forehead lately?"

That your fallback argument Ryan? Play the race card?

Not surprising. When your Lord and Savior tanks, it will be prominently pointed out that everyone is picking on the BLACK guy.

It hurt, doesn't it? Did... (Below threshold)
Tim:

It hurt, doesn't it? Didn't you vote for him? That's what happens when a C-Student is allowed the presidency!

So you'd prefer either AlGore or John F'ing Kerry, who both had worse grades than George W Bush? Or maybe you prefer someone like Obama, who still hasn't released his grades. If I were as arrogant and full of myself as Teh Messiah, and I had good grades, I'd make sure everyone knew about it. Says a lot about what his grades were, don't it?

Tim,At least, be f... (Below threshold)
Justice58:

Tim,

At least, be for real. President Obama is a Harvard Law Graduate! Please, snap out of it!

George Bush ran the country into the ground like we've never seen before. You voted a C-Student into the office (twice) of the president and allowed this to happen to our country.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKgPY1adc0A

Justice58, in your opinion ... (Below threshold)
Eric:

Justice58, in your opinion what is the responsibility of the Democrats who have controlled Congress for the last 2 years for the current financial mess?

Sorry Justice.You ... (Below threshold)

Sorry Justice.

You didn't answer Tim's question about Obies' grades.

Where are they?

You didn't answer Tim's ... (Below threshold)
Justice58:

You didn't answer Tim's question about Obies' grades.

Where are they?


I wouldn't worry your sweet little head about President Obama's grades. He didn't get to be President being a C-Student!

I wouldn't worry y... (Below threshold)
Eric:
I wouldn't worry your sweet little head about President Obama's grades. He didn't get to be President being a C-Student!

And yet you were lamenting just a few posts back about how Bush did just that. Since, Obama never released his grades, how do you know he wasn't a C student?

j58 - "I wouldn't worry... (Below threshold)
marc:

j58 - "I wouldn't worry your sweet little head about President Obama's grades. He didn't get to be President being a C-Student!"

And you know this how?

Damn sure isn't from reading his educational history. At least not one that includes transcripts of his grade averages.

You WILL pardon me if I discount any, and everything you say based on your knee-jerk race-card carrying support for a nutcake prostitute and a disbarred flunky of a former lawyer and DA named nifong. (lowercase intentional)

I wouldn't worry y... (Below threshold)
I wouldn't worry your sweet little head about President Obama's grades. He didn't get to be President being a C-Student!

I'll state my question for you again, more slowly this time, since it obviously slipped by you the first time.

Where are Obies' grades?

It's becoming more and more obvious that you're full of nothing but hot air, presumptuous assumptions, and steaming piles of dog squeeze.

Puleeeze! Lets not... (Below threshold)
Puleeeze! Lets not get mofo-ing stupid!

Uh...

That happened when you showed up.

Thanks for playing though.

I see justice58 is its usua... (Below threshold)
John Irving:

I see justice58 is its usual frothing, incoherent self. . can't stand that Obama is doing worse in 30 days than Bush did in 8 years.

The economy began going downards when Dems took Congress. It got worse with Obama's campaign, and is now plunging with every speech he or his buddies make.

That's all his, and yours justice58. Own it.

F- You</blockquote... (Below threshold)
F- You

Awww.....look everyone.

The tough questions are just getting started and poor widdle Justice has already run out of answers.

Go sit in the corner dumb ass.

At least, be for real. P... (Below threshold)
Tim:

At least, be for real. President Obama is a Harvard Law Graduate! Please, snap out of it!

And George W Bush is a Harvard MBA, plus his Yale undergraduate degree is equal to Obama's Columbia diploma (no grades available, natch) and better than Kerry's nothing and AlGore's flunking out of Vanderbilt Divinity School (I guess they weren't teaching Obamessiah Studies back then).

I notice Justice58 ignored ... (Below threshold)
Eric:

I notice Justice58 ignored my previous question. So I will ask it again.

Justice58, in your opinion what is the responsibility of the Democrats who have controlled Congress for the last 2 years for the current financial mess?


And George W Bush is a H... (Below threshold)
Justice58:

And George W Bush is a Harvard MBA, plus his Yale undergraduate degree is equal to Obama's Columbia diploma (no grades available, natch) and better than Kerry's nothing and AlGore's flunking out of Vanderbilt Divinity School (I guess they weren't teaching Obamessiah Studies back then).

Tim,

You know that's for show. Look at him! Geez....

Remember...."Is Our Children Learning"?

Give me a d#mn break!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yeah, I remember "57 states... (Below threshold)

Yeah, I remember "57 states" too.

You still haven't answered the question Justice:

Where are Obie's grades?

Justice58, in your opini... (Below threshold)
Justice58:

Justice58, in your opinion what is the responsibility of the Democrats who have controlled Congress for the last 2 years for the current financial mess?

You know damn well it was George Bush & his Iraq War,& greedy Wall Street trickle down bullsh%t that led to the financial crisis we're in right now.

Where are Obie's grades?... (Below threshold)
Justice58:

Where are Obie's grades?


Where he wants them to be!

Where he wants the... (Below threshold)
Where he wants them to be!

Oh, you mean sealed up so no one, including you, really knows what they are?

So, how can you know "he didn't get to be President being a C-Student"?

That's right, you can't know that.

Oh, you mean sealed up s... (Below threshold)
Tim:

Oh, you mean sealed up so no one, including you, really knows what they are?

So, how can you know "he didn't get to be President being a C-Student"?

That's right, you can't know that

She could be right. Maybe he got to be President being a D student.

You know damn well... (Below threshold)
Eric:
You know damn well it was George Bush & his Iraq War,& greedy Wall Street trickle down bullsh%t that led to the financial crisis we're in right now.

Just so we're clear. In your opinion, the party that has controlled the most powerful segment of government for the last two years has zero responsibility in the financial mess that began on their watch.

LOL.

Just so we're clear. In ... (Below threshold)
Tim:

Just so we're clear. In your opinion, the party that has controlled the most powerful segment of government for the last two years has zero responsibility in the financial mess that began on their watch.

LOL.

Well, that's D students for you.

j58... a couple questions:<... (Below threshold)
marc:

j58... a couple questions:

In your opinion which democrat past or present has made the worst policy or political blunder?

Secondly, which black democrat past or present has made the worst policy or political blunder?

Surely they ALL can't be perfect. Right?

Eric, that is correct. Most... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

Eric, that is correct. Most of the lefty trolls try to feign ignorance in how our government works. Justice is not surprise. I find her intelligience to be low and her mouth to be mostly ghetto, but some of the rather thought out trolls seem to forget the democrats have the purse strings into their third year now. President anybody cannot appropriate any money without their consent.

Justice, no charge for the lesson. Oh yeah! Also, the democrats had oversight over the banking and wall street sectors going on three years now. This economic mess is in your lap. You can spout all those cutsy littel bumper sticker put downs all you want, but here at Wizbang, our knowlege of current events and how our government works is spot on. Go to My Space or something, You may be able to impress them. ww

Justice, it seems the truth... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

Justice, it seems the truth hurts. You have to admit, you are less then civil and far from cultured. ww




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