Chris Matthews Says ‘Mr. Boehner, You Lost’ – He Was Re-elected With 99.9% of the Votes

Despite Chris Matthews having worked for former Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill, his grasp of how the United States government works is tenuous at best.

On Monday’s Hardball, the host repeatedly said current Speaker John Boehner (R-Oh.) “lost” on Election Day despite the Congressman winning 99.9 percent of the votes in his district while his Party retained control of the House.

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Chris Matthews to Romney Supporter: Benghazi WAS All About YouTube Video, ‘Read the Newspaper!’

Going around the rope line at the bottom of his 7 p.m. Eastern edition of Monday’s Hardball to ask folks whom they are supporting in the presidential race, Chris Matthews found a young man who said he was backing Romney because, unlike Obama, “he doesn’t cover up scandals in the Middle East.”

“What was the scandal? Get to it, nail it, what was the scandal?!” Matthews rudely barked at the Romney backer. Upon the young Romney supporter answering that he was referring to Benghazi and the administration’s early dogged insistence that the fiasco was the result of a spontaneous demonstration over a YouTube video, Matthews barked back (emphasis mine), “Yeah, it was about the video. Read the newspaper. Thank you. Everybody knows it’s about the video. It’s all about the video.”

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‘I Guess I’m Known as an Obama Supporter’: MSNBC’s Chris Matthews Finally Admits It

During his MSNBC show on Thursday, Chris Matthews set out to cover for President Barack Obama who, by nearly every measurement, was outperformed by GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney in the first presidential debate on Wednesday.

“I guess I’m known as an Obama supporter,” he finally admitted, not exactly an earth-shattering revelation. “And I certainly wanted him to do well last night.”

Remember, this is the same person who got a “thrill” up his leg listening to Obama speak and had an on-air freak-out on Wednesday night after Romney outperformed Obama in the debate. He also previously argued the president has “never done anything wrong” and said the First Family is nearly “perfect.”

Still, Matthews willingly admitted that Obama’s debate performance was lackluster and lacking in “passion.”

But the MSNBC host was quick in getting back to praising the commander-in-chief:

“I do look up to him in so many ways. And when I’m with him, I do say to myself — and I do this really objectively, I think — I listen to him after he’s briefed on something and I think, ‘this guy ought to be president.’ He has the command of the issues. He has scope. He has relevance. He can talk to you as a regular person in common English, as well as the wonk talk. He’s got an I.Q. that must be in the hundred and whatever range — way up there. And yet last night he was tongue-tied. He let the other guy own the room.”

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He Could ‘Do It’ With Martians

Presented with little commentary because, frankly, we have no idea what‘s going on with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews (and we’re too scared to ask).

All you need to know is this: Matthews really, really likes former President Bill Clinton. He really likes him. To the point where it’s unsettling:

I always figured that if Bill Clinton landed on Mars. He would know how to do it with them. He would know how to reproduce. He would know everything. He would just instinctively know how to talk to people. They would be laughing in about five minutes. The Martians.

See? Matthews has a — wait, what was that about reproducing with Martians?

Actually, never mind. Enjoy (the Martian stuff starts at about 2:00, but there’s plenty of other gold throughout):

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Chris Matthews Admits to Verbally Accosting GOP Delegates at Restaurant

Just hours after a producer for deranged MSNBC host Chris Matthews was accused of physically assaulting Republicans outside the party’s national convention last night, Matthews himself has admitted to verbally confronting several GOP delegates at a restaurant in Tampa, Florida calling them a “douchebag convention.”

According to The Hill newspaper, the perpetually angry liberal television host confronted the delegates early Friday morning following taunting questions they asked about whether he felt “thrilled” following GOP nominee Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech.

The controversy began, according to a witness interviewed by The Hill when Matthews twice refused to acknowledge a New York delegate named Eric Ulrich who had greeted him. This prompted other Republican patrons of the restaurant to begin heckling him for the perceived slight:

He headed back into the restaurant to mix it up with them. “I wanted to confront them,” Matthews said, describing his exchange with the men as “towel-snapping” among guys.

Matthews said he told the rowdy group, “What’s this, a douchebag convention?”

The Republicans became angry and retorted back.

“I told him that’s next week,” said New York delegate Anthony Nunziato, referring to the Democratic convention in Charlotte, N.C., that will start on Tuesday.

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For most people, the word “Chicago” evokes images of the Cubs, the Blues Brothers, and really, really thick pizza. But apparently, MSNBC hosts aren’t like most people. You see, for someone like Chris Matthews, the word “Chicago,” when used in relation to President Barack Obama, is — wait for it — a racist dog whistle.

“It‘s all part of this Barack Obama as ’other’ sort of blanket campaign that has been waged by the Republican Party for some time now,” the Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson said during a Wednesday broadcast of MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews.”

“It may be gaining some traction now, though I wonder why now as opposed to a bit closer to election,” he added.

Matthews was more than happy to expand on this point because, apparently, the rhetorical thumping he received on Monday from former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich left no impression on him.

“What about now, is this constant barrage of assaults, saying the guy is basically playing an old game of demagoguery politics, where you take the money from the worker bees and give it to the poor people to buy votes,” Matthews said. “That‘s basically what they’re charging him with. Old big-style, big-city machine of 50 years ago.”

But here’s the fun part:

They keep saying Chicago by the way, have you noticed? They keep saying Chicago. That’s another thing that sends that message — “this guy’s helping the poor people in the bad neighborhoods, screwing us in the ‘burbs.”

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MSNBC Proves Liberals Are Racist

One of the left’s favorite attacks on the Republican Party is that it is the party of old white people, devoid of diversity and probably racist.

If you were watching MSNBC’s coverage of the Republican National Convention in Tampa on Tuesday night, you might believe those assertions, since missing from the coverage was nearly every ethnic minority that spoke during Tuesday’s festivities.

In lieu of airing speeches from former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis, a black American; Mia Love, a black candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from Utah; and Texas senatorial hopeful Ted Cruz, a Latino American, MSNBC opted to show commentary anchored by Rachel Maddow from Rev. Al Sharpton, Ed Schultz, Chris Matthews, Chris Hayes and Steve Schmidt.

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Chris Matthews blasts ‘horse’s ass right-wingers’

Yes. Chris Matthews is sick of people making fun of him for declaring on national television that he got a “thrill up his leg” after listening to President Obama.

Fishbowl DC notes that Matthews unleashed on CSPAN’s Steve Scully, after asking about the “thrill up his leg” comment during a media panel at a convention in Boston.

“Is the thrill still there?” asked Scully.

Matthews wasn’t thrilled with the question.

“I hope that you feel satisfied that you’ve used the most obvious question that is raised by every horse’s ass right-winger I ever bump into,” Matthews responded, after defending the comment.

Matthews said that he made the comment because he has “traditional values” and loves his country. “I do have physical reactions when people are talking about my country,” he added, noting that a news anchor like Tom Brokaw wouldn’t have said it.

“Perhaps I shouldn’t have said so because I’ve given a lot of jackasses the chance to talk about it,” Matthews continued.

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Chris Matthews Uses Term ‘Grand Wizard’ to Describe GOP

We already know that Chris Matthews trips over his words (i.e. he has a tendency to not finish them while he’s talking so fast), and now it looks like he’s eating them.

During an MSNBC discussion on Tuesday night on Romney and the fate of conservatism this fall that featured former Howard Fineman and GOP Chairman Michael Steele, Matthews got a little fired up and threw in a KKK reference: he called the GOP the “Grand Wizard.“ That was after declaring boldly that Romney is a ”flat-earther” and doesn’t believe in science. Not only was it slightly over-the-top, but it was also slightly uncomfortable considering Steele is black. And Steele took umbrage with it.

Real Clear Politics has the exchange:

“I resent that. What is this ‘grand wizard’ nonsense?” Steele asked.

“I should say the far-right party,” Matthews retorted.

“Are you saying that we’re the Ku Klux Klan? Give me a break. Don’t go there with me on that,” Steele warned.

“Okay. Great. Good. Thank you,” Matthews cracked. “There’s none of those problems over there. All those birthers out there.”

“Oh my gosh,” Steele could be heard saying.

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First a ‘Cultist’ and an ‘Outsourced’ Indian IT Tech, Now Chris Matthews Likens Romney to African ‘Colonizer’

Chris Matthews is not particularly good at choosing metaphors lately. After having likened the former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney to an Indian tech support worker and accusing the GOP of “outsourcing the election to a Mormon,” (a religion which Matthews also suggested was a “cult”), Matthews has now hit Romney with yet another odd metaphor in the wake of his losses in Alabama and Mississippi. Now, according to Matthews, Romney is like an African colonizer.

Mediaite brings us the latest Matthews gaffe:

Matthews asked Steve Schmidt, former senior advisor to John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign, if it seemed to rank-and-file Republican voters that he “didn’t belong.”

“He’s not a backslapping urban politician, you know, who can go down there and pull off the y’alls and the cheese grits,” Schmidt observed. “He’s a serious man with a record of accomplishment and he particularly has a record of accomplishment in making broken things work right and I think being able to communicate that through the prism of this is how it benefits you, the voter, in a primary context and then ultimately in a general election context, you know, convincing people he has the core competence to restore prosperity to the country.”

“It sounds colonial!” Matthews exclaimed. “Like, I’m not one of you people, but I can come in and run your country better than you can! I know I’m not one of you, but I’m really good at this business sense. You know! Colonial! That was the colonial argument by the way in Africa. We’re going to come in. We may not belong here. We’re not one of you but we got this economic sense. We know how to run businesses better. I’m sorry, these metaphors never work!”

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