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Matthews has conniption over Rush's use of the word regime

This is so sweet:

What makes this sweeter?


I don't have the facilities to search for every utterance of Joe McCarthy, but a look at more recent times reveals many, many, many examples of the phrase "Bush regime." In fact, a search of the Nexis database for "Bush regime" yields 6,769 examples from January 20, 2001 to the present.

It was used 16 times in the New York Times, beginning with an April 4, 2001 column by Maureen Dowd -- who wrote, "Seventy-five days into the Bush regime and I'm a wreck" -- and ending with a March 6, 2009 editorial denouncing the "frightening legal claim advanced by the Bush regime to justify holding [accused terrorist Ali al-Marri]."

"Bush regime" was used 24 times in the Washington Post, beginning with a January 22, 2001 profile of Marshall Wittmann by Howard Kurtz -- who noted that Wittmann served as "a Health and Human Services deputy assistant secretary in the first Bush regime" -- and ending with an October 6, 2009 column by Dana Milbank which quoted far-left antiwar protester Medea Benjamin questioning whether the Obama administration "looks very different from the Bush regime."

Perhaps Matthews missed all of those references. If he did, he still might have heard the phrase the many times it was uttered on his own network, MSNBC. For example, on January 8 of this year, Democratic Rep. Joe Sestak said that, "In George Bush's regime, only one million jobs had been created..." On August 21, 2009, MSNBC's Ed Schultz referred to something that happened in 2006, when "the Bush regime was still in power." On October 8, 2007, Democratic strategist Steve McMahon said that "the middle class has not fared quite as well under Bush regime as..." On August 10, 2007, MSNBC played a clip of anti-war protester Cindy Sheehan referring to "the people of Iraq and Afghanistan that have been tragically harmed by the Bush regime." On September 21, 2006, a guest referred to liberals "expressing their dissatisfaction with the Bush regime." On July 7, 2004, Ralph Nader -- appearing with Matthews on "Hardball" -- discussed how he would "take apart the Bush regime." On May 26, 2003, Joe Scarborough noted a left-wing website that "has published a deck of Bush regime playing cards." A September 26, 2002 program featured a viewer email that said, "The Bush regime rhetoric gets goofier and more desperate every day."

Finally -- you knew this was coming -- on June 14, 2002, Chris Matthews himself introduced a panel discussion about a letter signed by many prominent leftists condemning the Bush administration's conduct of the war on terror. "Let's go to the Reverend Al Sharpton," Matthews said. "Reverend Sharpton, what do you make of this letter and this panoply of the left condemning the Bush regime?"


Someone tell this hypocrite to shut his trap.


Crossposted at Brutally Honest.


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Comments (30)

if anybody watched this mor... (Below threshold)

if anybody watched this moron I'd be more worried. Still, the fact that his selective-memory switch is stuck on "ONLY Republicans are harsh" is a tad troubling.

The Left's daily drumbeat of "BusHitler" for EIGHT YEARS is now forgotten...we must sign the praises of Lord Obama.

well, F**K that!

Matthews isn't bothered by ... (Below threshold)

Matthews isn't bothered by hypocrisy. Otherwise he'd never open his mouth.

Chris Matthews is still on ... (Below threshold)
Caesar Augustus:

Chris Matthews is still on the air??

Really this is not that sur... (Below threshold)
jim m:

Really this is not that surprising. So Matthews doesn't remember what he says on the air? He probably isn't thinking when he says them so it shouldn't surprise us that he doesn't remember.

Shut your hypo trap chrissy... (Below threshold)

Shut your hypo trap chrissy tingle!

Matthews' behavior sounds s... (Below threshold)
Upset Old Guy:

Matthews' behavior sounds so familiar. Where have I heard this before. Oh, of course! "Do as I say, not as I do."

So, why is it that Chris believes himself to be of the exempt, privileged class?

Why do liberals always refu... (Below threshold)

Why do liberals always refuse to see their own hypocrisy? I suppose it must be because of mental illness together with self importance. Barry exemplifies an abundance of both.

When these idiots are done,... (Below threshold)

When these idiots are done, no words will be safe to use. Or at least that's what they hope.

Problem for them is, it isn't going to work.

As for Mathews, and as Justrand alludes to, there is one word he should really be concerned about. That word is "ratings".

Others come to mind also: Partisan. Hack. Hypocrite. Moron.

Chris Mathews is nothing mo... (Below threshold)

Chris Mathews is nothing more than a Democrat shill, just like Hannity is a Republican shill.

The difference is that at least with Hannity there is no pretense of being objective. Hannity is up front with his point of view, Mathews is not. You know where Hannity is coming from, with Mathews you don't.

I believe that fundamental falsehood is the root of the declining ratings of so much of the traditional news media, they hide behind a lie that they are objective.

I don't think leftist brain... (Below threshold)

I don't think leftist brains are wired like most of humanity. They seems to go against anything that is common sense and logical.
I have this book "101 people you won't meet in Heaven", it about mass murders from dictators to the guy next door. And every single one of them had no feelings other than for themselves, or thought nothing they did or thought of was wrong,bad,or evil...but they could see the smallest fault in everyone else.

This Matthews has gotten very, very weird over the years...kinds creepy in fact.

Just for fun I went to his ... (Below threshold)

Just for fun I went to his site. I checked his "Hardblog" and the last one was 3/24 with 1 comment. One before that got 3. All of them before that garnered a total of 0 comments.

Aw poor widdle chrissy wiss... (Below threshold)

Aw poor widdle chrissy wissy, just for fun we should go there and leave some comments and make the little turd feel all better?


Liberals make up facts as t... (Below threshold)

Liberals make up facts as they go along. You could show a video to Chris of him saying it and he would probably deny saying it. Rep Barney Franks refuse to admit saying something that was shown to him several times on tape. A liberal mind has nothing to do with reality.

Anybody wanna bet Matthews ... (Below threshold)

Anybody wanna bet Matthews fantasizes about a Matthews Regime?

Anybody wanna b... (Below threshold)
Anybody wanna bet Matthews fantasizes about a Matthews Regime?
It gives him a tingle up the leg.
Matthews can't even fake hi... (Below threshold)

Matthews can't even fake his own fakery.

On the up side, no more tha... (Below threshold)

On the up side, no more than 14 people ever watch MSNBC at any given time.

There's going to be ... (Below threshold)

There's going to be more posts on this thread talking about him that actually watch his show.

Chrisy....re·gime ... (Below threshold)


re·gime also ré·gime (rā-zhēm', rĭ-)



A form of government: a fascist regime.

A government in power; administration: suffered under the new regime.

A prevailing social system or pattern.

The period during which a particular administration or system prevails.

A regulated system, as of diet and exercise; a regimen.

'Nough said.

Actually, I lied,

STFU Chrisy.

This is the exact way liber... (Below threshold)

This is the exact way liberals like Matthews and Steve Green are. They actually believe their lies. They believe they never did it. That is such a troubling pathology. It goes beyond denial. I worry for the regular line ideological dem's who believe this stuff because they have a perception of the old MSM never lying. ww

I am suprised that no one h... (Below threshold)
retired military:

I am suprised that no one has mentioned John Kerry calling for regime change when talking about Bush.

""What we need now is not just a regime change in Saddam Hussein and Iraq, but we need a regime change in the United States," Kerry said Wednesday in a speech to New Hampshire Democrats at the Peterborough, N.H., Town Library. "

I know I know. So there are now 2 people who actually listen to what John Kerry said 5 years ago.

These dinosaurs really must... (Below threshold)

These dinosaurs really must lust for the days before the internet when everyone just believed what they said and couldn't just pull up their previous quotes at the drop of a hat.

I never said that!


You know, I'll bet that if ... (Below threshold)
jim m:

You know, I'll bet that if the conservative fact checkers stopped watching his show there wouldn't be anyone left to tune in.

Matthews isn't bothered ... (Below threshold)
Tina S:

Matthews isn't bothered by hypocrisy. Otherwise he'd never open his mouth.

That's not true, Matthews just did a commentary at the end of tonights show where he chastized both liberals and conservatives for using the term regime.

Tina S"That's not ... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Tina S

"That's not true, Matthews just did a commentary at the end of tonights show where he chastized both liberals and conservatives for using the term regime."

Really >??????

Did he chastise himself as well?

You stupid tool.

Chris Matthews, I recall,wo... (Below threshold)

Chris Matthews, I recall,worked for Tip O'Neill......that reminds me of the Reagan era and the Reagan era reminds me of how the left referred to the administration as a "junta"...."Junta", get it? We were defeating their beloved Sandinistas who were bent on revolution in our hemisphere and any support we had from enemies of those bastard corrupt and ideologically bankrupt Marxists were labeled "juntas".......the names have changed but now the corrupt radicals in our hemisphere fomenting their rot is our own gov't and the aforementioned term "regime" has the same gastrointestinal effect on the slobbering left that the VICTORY against those radicals had then.

Only now Matthews has a marital aid resembling a jug eared clown who throws like a girl. How else to achieve the thrill down the leg?

Matthews has conniption ... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

Matthews has conniption over Rush's use of the word regime

Fine, Chrissy...how about "junta" instead?

It is not so much that Left... (Below threshold)
Jim Addison:

It is not so much that Leftists employ a double standard, but more that they refuse to apply any standard of conduct whatsoever to their own behavior.

So, there was nary a peep at the all the "Bushitler" stuff or the open musings about Bush being assassinated (including a movie about it), dissent being "patriotic" when leftists are the dissenters. Once they take power, all bets are off.

If not for the fidelity of the U.S. Armed Services to their Constitutional oath, there is little doubt the Left would have already moved to outlaw the Republican Party and imprison any troublemakers like Limbaugh or the Tea Party grandmas. That's why they so admire Castro and Chavez - those leftists can and do brutally oppress their opponents.

Only the Armed Forces (and the fact that most of the privately owned guns in the country are not in the hands of the leftists) are keeping us free through this crisis.

Chris Matthews you say? Lo... (Below threshold)

Chris Matthews you say? Look up the word in the dictionary and yep there is Chris.

Tina S comment reminds me o... (Below threshold)

Tina S comment reminds me of a typical liberal mentality. Like Obama wailing and attacking against Republicans, conservative, Tea Party members, talk show host, etc then throws in one sentence "that both Republicans and Democrats need to stop the attacks" then continues to attack and trash anyone against him.

Matthews went on a rant as he often does against conservatives. He is guilty of doing what he says others should never do. Does he apologize or even admit guilt? No. He thinks he should get off the hook by simply saying both should not do it or something. A link would be nice. It reminds me of those non-apology apology "I am sorry if you get offended when I call you an [email protected]#hole" .






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