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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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imamomzilla
by on Oct. 4, 2012 at 4:00 PM

 Practicing the bow. LOL

Quoting itsmesteph11:

 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?


 


 

 

 

 

Ednarooni160
by Eds on Oct. 4, 2012 at 4:21 PM
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Quoting itsmesteph11:

 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?


 


 

 

Joy wasn't there..it wasn't FUN like it is on the View.. Eh..just had to say that.. : )

Ednarooni160
by Eds on Oct. 4, 2012 at 4:22 PM


Quoting imamomzilla:

 Practicing the bow. LOL

Quoting itsmesteph11:

 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?


 


 

 

 

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