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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
Replies (31-40):
itsmesteph11
by on Oct. 4, 2012 at 2:04 PM
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 He was an ass?  Why, because he didnt' let Obama win?  HE was very respectful and looked at Romney when he spoke to him unlike Obama who would mostly look at the moderator or down at his podium..  Romney told the facts and Obama couldn't compete.   Nothing nasty about that. What exactly is "that".

Quoting LucyMom08:

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?

 

 

LucyMom08
by Silver Member on Oct. 4, 2012 at 2:06 PM
Were we watching the same debate?

Quoting itsmesteph11:

 He was an ass?  Why, because he didnt' let Obama win?  HE was very respectful and looked at Romney when he spoke to him unlike Obama who would mostly look at the moderator or down at his podium..  Romney told the facts and Obama couldn't compete.   Nothing nasty about that. What exactly is "that".


Quoting LucyMom08:

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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SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Oct. 4, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Not really - his colleagues and those from other liberal news programs felt the same.

Quoting godotherightthi:

 

Quoting LIMom1105:

So, the liberal elite media isn't soooo in the bag for Obama, are they?

 I know, right!?  The story isn't that Chris Matthews lost it, it's that he threw his entire network under the bus in the process.


SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Oct. 4, 2012 at 2:13 PM

And how was Romney an ass? None of the news organizations or pundits on either side said that. What specifically are you referring to?

It sounds like you are an Obama fan.

Quoting LucyMom08:

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?

 


MomTiara19
by Silver Member on Oct. 4, 2012 at 2:22 PM

Hi,

Did you notice that Romney completely changed his policies from the campaign trail.Romney sounded like a democrat??

The thing that scares me is that no one pays attention to what Romney is going to do for the country.Alot of people were just enthralled by his speech and aggressive character.He is keeping obamacare but calling it a different name??Only to once if in office will let it all play out and disappear into vouchers and state charity.

Man he is playing both sides of the fence.He flip flops and talks out of the side of his mouth.In the end if Romney wins I will no longer be able to help my one family member on disability and costs me $400 dollars a month alone just for meds.

I will have to worry about my mil that recieves medicaire who worked in a factory since she was 15.I have to worry about how I will continue paying one kids college tuition and another kid heading to college that will needing a loan in the near future.

I will have to worry if my dh loses his job and bluecross blue shield medical.This man Romney doesnt care about my middle class family...only becoming president at any cost...and keeping the rich richer.

There is a storm coming....a depression.....a fake.....and it is called Romney

Before you pull that lever in November read the fine print on Romneys plan...its the shaft of middle class and a real life hunger game awaits us.

Obama has my vote

~Tia

 

itsmesteph11
by on Oct. 4, 2012 at 2:28 PM
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 What was Obama doing with his head down so much anyway?

Quoting LucyMom08:

Were we watching the same debate?

Quoting itsmesteph11:

 He was an ass?  Why, because he didnt' let Obama win?  HE was very respectful and looked at Romney when he spoke to him unlike Obama who would mostly look at the moderator or down at his podium..  Romney told the facts and Obama couldn't compete.   Nothing nasty about that. What exactly is "that".


Quoting LucyMom08:

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?


 


 

 

broncfan
by Silver Member on Oct. 4, 2012 at 2:29 PM
I am not snarking here just asking.

Are you saying that if Romney is elected you will lose benefits? How will you lose disability and 400 a month? What does your child's college tuition have to do with the election? If your husband is working how do you get so many things that you fear losing?

It sounds like you are one of the ones he was talking about that would never vote for him because of benefits .


Quoting MomTiara19:

Hi,


Did you notice that Romney completely changed his policies from the campaign trail.Romney sounded like a democrat??


The thing that scares me is that no one pays attention to what Romney is going to do for the country.Alot of people were just enthralled by his speech and aggressive character.He is keeping obamacare but calling it a different name??Only to once if in office will let it all play out and disappear into vouchers and state charity.


Man he is playing both sides of the fence.He flip flops and talks out of the side of his mouth.In the end if Romney wins I will no longer be able to help my one family member on disability and costs me $400 dollars a month alone just for meds.


I will have to worry about my mil that recieves medicaire who worked in a factory since she was 15.I have to worry about how I will continue paying one kids college tuition and another kid heading to college that will needing a loan in the near future.


I will have to worry if my dh loses his job and bluecross blue shield medical.This man Romney doesnt care about my middle class family...only becoming president at any cost...and keeping the rich richer.


There is a storm coming....a depression.....a fake.....and it is called Romney


Before you pull that lever in November read the fine print on Romneys plan...its the shaft of middle class and a real life hunger game awaits us.


Obama has my vote


~Tia


 


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loisl25
by New Member on Oct. 4, 2012 at 3:09 PM

 I noticed that too!! I did appreciate, though, how civil they both were. It was amusing, actually, watching them shake hands and smile and pat each other's back like they're best buddies. lol!

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!!!


Jambo4
by Gold Member on Oct. 4, 2012 at 3:55 PM

I HEARD about this... but hadn't had a chance to look into it..

thanks...

imamomzilla
by on Oct. 4, 2012 at 3:59 PM

 The tingle is gone?

shrugging

 

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