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‘WHAT WAS ROMNEY DOING? HE WAS WINNING!': ANGRY CHRIS MATTHEWS UNLOADS ON OBAMA POST-DEBATE

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‘WHAT WAS ROMNEY DOING? HE WAS WINNING!': ANGRY CHRIS MATTHEWS UNLOADS ON OBAMA POST-DEBATE

If there was any doubt who the liberals thought won Wednesday night's debate, Chris Matthews removed all of it with his post-debate blow-by-blow. The MSNBC host unloaded on the president for not being bold during the debate and engaging Mitt Romney. In fact, at one point he yelled passionately: "What was Romney doing? He was winning!"

 

RealClearPolitics has the transcript [emphasis added]:

"Tonight wasn't an MSNBC debate tonight, was it?" Chris Matthews said after the first Obama-Romney presidential debate concluded on Wednesday night.

"I don't know what he was doing out there. He had his head down, he was enduring the debate rather than fighting it. Romney, on the other hand, came in with a campaign. He had a plan, he was going to dominate the time, he was going to be aggressive, he was going to push the moderator around, which he did effectively, he was going to relish the evening, enjoying it," Matthews said.

"Here's my question for Obama: I know he likes saying he doesn't watch cable television but maybe he should start. Maybe he should start. I don't know how he let Romney get away with the crap he throughout tonight about Social Security," Matthews complained.

Matthews then demanded that President Obama start watching cable news, specifically his program.

"Where was Obama tonight? He should watch - well, not just Hardball, Rachel, he should watch you, he should watch the Reverend Al [Sharpton], he should watch Lawrence. He would learn something about this debate. There's a hot debate going on in this country. You know where it's been held? Here on this network is where we're having the debate," Matthews said.

"We have our knives out," Matthews said, admitting his network is trying their best to defend Obama and his policies. "We go after the people and the facts. What was he doing tonight? He went in their disarmed."

"He was like, ‘Oh an hour and half? I think I can get through this thing. And I don't even look at this guy.' Whereas Romney - I love the split-screen - staring at Obama, addressing him like prey. He did it just right. ‘I'm coming at an incumbent. I got to beat him. You‘ve got to beat the champ and I'm going to beat him tonight. And I don't care what this guy, the moderator, whatever he thinks he is because I'm going to ignore him," Matthews said.

"What was Romney doing?" Matthews asked. "He was winning."

"If he does five more of these nights, forget it," Matthews added. "Obama should watch MSNBC, my last point. He will learn something every night on this show and all these shows. This stuff we're watching, it's like first grade for most of us. We know all this stuff."

Fellow hosts Ed Schultz and Rachel Maddow shared their thoughts, too. And the were quite dejected. You can see their comments here. How did others in the media react? See our complete roundup here.

by on Oct. 3, 2012 at 11:59 PM
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rocketracer
by Gold Member on Oct. 4, 2012 at 11:54 AM


Quoting Mandi1215:

Obama actually nodded when Romney was talking, like he was agreeing with him.  Thank you Mr. President, you agree with Mitt Romney, you might as well just hand him the white house keys. haha  Works for me!  He either had his head down, nodding at Romney, smiling at Romney, or showed his anger on his face.  Romney showed his leadership!!!


I thought the same thing about Obama's nodding....

LIMom1105
by on Oct. 4, 2012 at 11:58 AM
Romney didn't show leadership, he showed he can perform well in this forum. If you look at the statements he threw out there, there were quite a few inaccuracies (true for Obama too, though many of his involved not telling the whole truth, some of Romneys statements were lies). But he delivered well, and I'm sure that will sway some. Who really knows what Romney will do if elected since he constantly changes his tune.

I am disappointed Obama didn't bring up the 47% statement, he was definitely off his game. I just don't buy that this performance shows Romney's leadership. It was a performance.
LucyMom08
by Silver Member on Oct. 4, 2012 at 12:03 PM
I'm just confused as to how Romney showed 'leadership' skills...arrogance, bullying tactics and no respect are leadership skills some look for?
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LucyMom08
by Silver Member on Oct. 4, 2012 at 12:04 PM
Btw, does the blaze not proofread?
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loisl25
by Member on Oct. 4, 2012 at 12:12 PM
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It's not about winning a debate. Romney won the debate because Obama's record in the white house, and his  obviously stupid plans for the future give him too much ammunition. All Obama has is the same tired lie he's been telling all along, that the problems are Bush's fault.  Even though the economic downturn didn't start until the Democrats took over the house and senate two years before Bush's presidency was over, and the economy and the deficit just got WORSE after Obama stepped into office. Unfortunately, there are a lot of die hard Obama worshippers out there. Obama could have stood at that podium and sang, ' You Are My Sunshnine', and they would still vote for him. Hey, if he can send our economy into the toilet and our deficit into the stratosphere, and still have so many supporters I'm not sure how much good a debate can do.

itsmesteph11
by Silver Member on Oct. 4, 2012 at 1:53 PM
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 No more chills up his leg.  LOL!  It didn't last. They left wing is already constructing new excuses and lies for why Obama lost.  The best one I heard today  was Gores " It was the altitude"   LOL

itsmesteph11
by Silver Member on Oct. 4, 2012 at 1:57 PM
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  Not sure what debate you were watching.  Obama does these things all the time sans debate and the left loves it.  Romney doesn't do it at all and you have to accuse him of it?  Very typical of the left wing to blame an opposer of the very thing they themselves do.  It's just one of the tools of the trade for the left.

Quoting LucyMom08:

I'm just confused as to how Romney showed 'leadership' skills...arrogance, bullying tactics and no respect are leadership skills some look for?

 

LucyMom08
by Silver Member on Oct. 4, 2012 at 1:59 PM
One, I'm not really a fan of Obama, so I have no idea where your getting that from...and 2, Romney was an ass last night. I don't know how anyone could have missed that...

Quoting itsmesteph11:

  Not sure what debate you were watching.  Obama does these things all the time sans debate and the left loves it.  Romney doesn't do it at all and you have to accuse him of it?  Very typical of the left wing to blame an opposer of the very thing they themselves do.  It's just one of the tools of the trade for the left.


Quoting LucyMom08:

I'm just confused as to how Romney showed 'leadership' skills...arrogance, bullying tactics and no respect are leadership skills some look for?

 

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itsmesteph11
by Silver Member on Oct. 4, 2012 at 2:00 PM

 Lying really shows leadership huh?  Maybe so to left wing nut.

Quoting LIMom1105:

Romney didn't show leadership, he showed he can perform well in this forum. If you look at the statements he threw out there, there were quite a few inaccuracies (true for Obama too, though many of his involved not telling the whole truth, some of Romneys statements were lies). But he delivered well, and I'm sure that will sway some. Who really knows what Romney will do if elected since he constantly changes his tune.

I am disappointed Obama didn't bring up the 47% statement, he was definitely off his game. I just don't buy that this performance shows Romney's leadership. It was a performance.

 

LIMom1105
by on Oct. 4, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Where did I say lying equals leadership? I agreed that Romney performed well, but pointed out that he had many false statements. In my mind that does not equate a leader.

Quoting itsmesteph11:

 Lying really shows leadership huh?  Maybe so to left wing nut.

Quoting LIMom1105:

Romney didn't show leadership, he showed he can perform well in this forum. If you look at the statements he threw out there, there were quite a few inaccuracies (true for Obama too, though many of his involved not telling the whole truth, some of Romneys statements were lies). But he delivered well, and I'm sure that will sway some. Who really knows what Romney will do if elected since he constantly changes his tune.

I am disappointed Obama didn't bring up the 47% statement, he was definitely off his game. I just don't buy that this performance shows Romney's leadership. It was a performance.

 


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