Thursday, October 18, 2012

Chris Matthews on the Constitutionality of Questioning a Sitting President...

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
-vs- Tyranny

Chris Matthews once again proving his grasp of the Constitution is limited. Of course we all know he has become a great one for "winging it" of late. However, this recent commentary (opinion) from Mr. Matthew is over the top vintage progressivism on display.

Washington Examiner - On MSNBC’s “Hardball” Wednesday evening, Chris Matthews discussed the theatrics of the presidential debate with James Lipton, longtime host of “Inside the Actor’s Studio.” Lipton offered some unremarkable observations — he called Mitt Romney “the boss who tells lame jokes and waits for everybody to laugh or else” — but what made the segment remarkable was Matthews’ reaction to a portion of the debate in which Romney in essence silenced President Obama, telling him he would have a chance to speak later.

Matthews played a video clip of the exchange, in which Romney accused Obama of cutting the number of oil and gas permits awarded on federal lands:

ROMNEY: How much did you cut them by?

OBAMA: I’m happy to answer the question.

ROMNEY: All right. And it is — I don’t think anyone really believes that you’re a person who’s going to be pushing for oil and gas and coal. [Gestures.] You’ll get your chance in a moment. I’m still speaking.

OBAMA: Well –

ROMNEY: And the answer is I don’t believe people think that`s the case because –

ROMNEY: — that wasn’t the question.


ROMNEY: That was a statement.

After the clip ended, Matthews seemed appalled. “I don’t think [Romney] understands the Constitution of the United States,” Matthews said. “He’s the president of the United States. You don’t say, ‘You’ll get your chance.’” {Read More}

Yes indeed Chris. I'm quite sure there are many dictatorial leaders who would find themselves in agreement with you.

Via: Memeorandum



  1. You nailed it, Les! Matthews displays the progressive attitude that has enabled dictators throughout the ages.

    Lefties are in love with the strongman.

  2. Right, your not supporting Romney, that's why you write bash Obama posts all the time. Your not fooling anyone but yourself, and making yourself look stupid, cowardly, and devious, and a liar.

    1. Having fun? Am I driving you crazy? Are your delusions causing you anxiety? Have I bashed Obama anymore than you bash Romney? Who exactly looks STUPID, COWARDLY, DEVIOUS, and a LIAR? Other than you?

      Now go sh*t in your hat.

  3. So it's UNCONSTITUTIONAL for a conservative candidate to do what news reporters have tried doing TO conservative candidates for years?


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