Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Chris Matthews threatens talk radio -- "Gonna pay" if any anti-Obama violence

Verne Strickland Blogmaster / September 19, 2012
2009 09 22 Hardball Matthew Matthews Warns Talk Radio Gonna Pay If Any Anti Obama Violence

Chris Matthews, on Tuesday“Hardball,” ominously warned that the “activists on the radio,” are “gonna pay,” if “we have violence in this country against our president of any form,” for having “encouraged the craziness.” Matthews made that charge in a segment, with NBC News’ Chuck Todd and the Politico, that began by the MSNBC host wondering if the GOP was “jumping the shark,” with “these crazy town meetings,” and declared “the clown show is over.”

Matthews continues to disparage town hall protests

 The following exchange was aired on the September 22 edition of “Hardball”:

CHRIS MATTHEWS: Let me ask you about the Republicans. I noticed a little pullback on the, have they failed, are they feeling they’re jumping the shark, to use a television term, with these crazy town meetings? 

Have they felt, I saw the Eric Cantor meeting in Virginia the other day, he’s a smart guy. He wants to be president or whatever, some day. He’s smart enough to know, is he – I’m asking – that it’s time to cool it? That this crazy anti-government talk isn’t improving any body’s life. The clown show is over. 

It’s better now to look like you’re at least hopeful of getting a better health care plan for the country, even if you vote against it. Is that the Republican assessment right now? Based upon our polling?

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  1. It amazes me how Mr. Matthews, a reasonably intelligent man can ignore the many accumulated reasons for the town & teabaggers meetings. The past 6 months of Obama policies that have placed our country in unprecedented debt; have not improved our economy; unemployment higher than ever; 8400 earmarks (paybacks) for a bizarre stimulus; obvious financial catering to unions (more payback); Cap & Trade, Death Tax,..even Coca Cola. all NEW taxes; no COL increase for Soc. Sec. this year; Govt takeover of Auto. mfgs. (another precedent); an 1100 page Healthcare bill unread by Obama & many of his proponents; the obvious repetitive lies by the White House (47 mill. uninsured; reduction or no increase in present Govt. costs; keep same Dr.; no change to you ….OBVIOUS LIES). Then we have the assortment of Czars, past communists, left radicals, tax cheats,
    the Chicago fiasco with Obama's chief of staff in the middle. Current ACORN expose..OBAMAs past and only employer! The on going simple birth certificate request…"just show the original document"!
    Additionally, our President and his "apologetic" foreign policy speeches and the recent missle defense change, exposing our NATO allies to an increasing Russian threat. No one had to prompt these meetings! If the news media, and all the networks would have performed their duties accurately,
    the townhall and teabaggers would have been much larger! This would include Mr. Matthews!