August 21, 2013

Gotta love Chris Matthews

There he was the other night:

On Tuesday, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews claimed that conservatives and Republicans are attempting to “delegitimize” President Obama by calling him “Obama” or “a liberal leader,” Matthews said.

“It seems there’s a very interesting compelling continuing effort to delegitimize this president,” he told “Bush’s Brain” author Wayne Slater.

“People on the right say he’s a disaster, which he’s not. Look at what he’s already accomplished,” he added, apparently oblivious to Obama’s record deficits, failed foreign policy and the overall state of the economy.

“But they first of all referred to him, not as the ‘President of the United States’ but as a ‘liberal leader.’ They refer to the health care act of 2010 as ‘a bill.’ They refer to him as ‘Obama.’ They don’t say the ‘the president.’ They don’t say the ‘a law.’ They don’t even speak the language we normally speak in civilized political debate,” he added, as though he would know anything about “civilized political debate.”

“They’ve changed it so much that he’s actually not really supposed to be there,” he continued.

Did'ja catch it? Yep, he ranted about all that ... to the guy who wrote the book Bush's Brain. Not President Bush's Brain.

Thanks, as always, for the giggles, Chris.

(h/t Ace.)

Posted by Hube at August 21, 2013 06:18 PM | TrackBack

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Not surprisingly that Chrissy and Slater miss the irony. They're both buffoons.

And they're both too stupid to know that it's customary to refer to Presidents (and public figures in general) by their surnames. But with Obama, they must think it's some kind of "racial code language" or some such nonsense.

Posted by: Carl at August 21, 2013 06:47 PM

I was noticing the left's virtual refusal to say "President Bush" when he was still in office. They'd always call him "Bush"...just like they complain about conservatives calling President Obama "Obama". That is, if they weren't calling him "Dubya". Or "Bushitler". Or comparing him to a chimp (remember, it's OK because he's white).

And this isn't even that recent. You think these people said "President Reagan"? Heck no, they always just said "Reagan", if not "Ronnie" (or worse, "Ronnie Raygun").

And did they say "President Nixon"? Not on your life, if it wasn't "Nixon" it was "Dick Nixon" or "Tricky Dick", with the male-member innuendo always 100% intentional.

This stuff is only convincing if you either have zero memory of history, or consciously choose to forget/ignore it.

Posted by: Jeffrey at August 24, 2013 11:06 AM

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