#ChrisMatthews: Did #Boston Bombing Have Anything To Do With Tax Day? | #BostonMarathon #MSNBC #MSLGBTApril 15, 2013
After saying shortly into his Hardball program, “Normally domestic terrorists, people, tend to be on the far right,” Matthews later asked his guests if Tax Day had something to do with the event since it doesn’t mean “a whole lot to the Arab world or Islamic world or the, certainly not to al Qaeda” (video follows with transcript):
CHRIS MATTHEWS: Well, Michael, Tax Day today. That came up. You know, I was thinking of all the iconic events, or being told about them today. Of course, I knew it was Tax Day because I got them in. But of course, it’s Patriots Day. It’s also the Boston Marathon. And would you as an expert be thinking domestic at this point? I don’t think Tax Day means a whole lot to the Arab world or Islamic world or the, certainly not to al Qaeda in terms of their world. It doesn’t have any iconic significance.
CLINT VAN ZANDT, FORMER FBI PROFILER: At this point, as an investigator, you don’t want to shut down any options, but based upon the type of explosive that appears, the size of the explosive, the way it was done, this is well within the capability of somebody with too much time in front of the internet who was looking up bombs and who hates government, who hates America. For whatever his or her reasons for doing something like this, this is well within the realm of one person.
AYERS: “I brief him every Monday in the White House, and he never listens! No. The truth is exactly what he said and what the campaign said in 2008. David Axelrod said we were friendly, that was true; we served on a couple of boards together, that was true; he held a fundraiser in our living room, that was true; Michelle [Obama] and Bernardine were at the law firm together, that was true. Hyde Park in Chicago is a tiny neighborhood, so when he said I was “a guy around the neighborhood,” that was true. Today, I wish I knew him better and he was listening to me. Obama’s not a radical. I wish he were, but he’s not.”
But it was not a “myth.” It was the truth, and Barack Obama has never told the truth about his many radical associations.
(THE DAILY CALLER via matzav.com) If President Obama lost Bill Maher, you know he lost the debate.
On television and on Twitter, President Obama’s most fervent liberal backers in the media lamented the president’s performance in the first presidential debate in Denver, Colo.
“i can’t believe i’m saying this, but Obama looks like he DOES need a teleprompter,” liberal comedian Bill Maher, who donated $1 million dollars to a pro-Obama super PAC, said in a tweet.
“Obama made a lot of great points tonight. Unfortunately, most of them were for Romney,” he said in another tweet.
Liberal MSNBC host Chris Matthews had a similar assessment.
“What was Romney doing tonight, he was winning,” Matthews declared. “If he gets five more of these nights, forget it.”
Matthews’ colleague, liberal MSNBC host Ed Schultz, agreed.
“I thought he was off his game,” Schultz said of the president.
Left-wing filmmaker Michael Moore had something of a hissy fit on Twitter over the president’s performance.
“He couldn’t say ANY of these words: ‘47%’ ‘BainCapital’ ‘FlipFlop’ ‘Bush’ ‘Detroit’ ‘Women(&women’s issues)’ Fire all debate consultants now,” Moore tweeted.
“lemme get this straight. You can send in drones that kill civilians, but you can’t stop Romney or Lehrer from interrupting you?,” he complained in another tweet.
“Is Bill Clinton coming in to sub for the next quarter? O! Wake up! Attack! That is not john McCain over on that podium!” he also tweeted earlier in the debate.
Liberal Daily Beast writer Andrew Sullivan also saw the president’s performance as disastrous.
“Look: you know how much I love the guy, and how much of a high info viewer I am, but this was a disaster for Obama,” he tweeted.
Sullivan even suggested Wednesday night’s performance may have lost the election for the president.
“How is Obama’s closing so…sad, confused, lame? He choked. He lost. He may even have lost election tonight,” he tweeted.
I was watching MSNBC with my father. My father voted for Obama and is a liberal (he was in a car accident last week after renting a FIAT). He started rubbing my face in the fact that there were not enough minorities being represented. Little did I know that we were viewing an edited version of events.
(times247.com) One of the left’s favorite attacks on the Republican Party is that it is the party of old white people, devoid of diversity and probably racist.
If you were watching MSNBC’s coverage of the Republican National Convention in Tampa on Tuesday night, you might believe those assertions, since missing from the coverage was nearly every ethnic minority that spoke during Tuesday’s festivities.
In lieu of airing speeches from former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis, a black American; Mia Love, a black candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from Utah; and Texas senatorial hopeful Ted Cruz, a Latino American, MSNBC opted to show commentary anchored by Rachel Maddow from Rev. Al Sharpton, Ed Schultz, Chris Matthews, Chris Hayes and Steve Schmidt.
The Washington Post’s David Ignatius told Chris Matthews on Sunday that in a second term, Barack Hussein Obama will go ‘head-to-head’ with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.
Let’s go to the videotape (Hat Tip: Newsbusters).
This is exactly what I’ve been saying all along. If God forbid Hussein Obama is reelected, Israel is going to have a lot on its hands.
And for those who have forgotten, Ignatius is one of the journalists who is advising President Obama.
Notice the landslide comment was ignored… lol. yeah… he sounds objective
Despite our air attacks in Libya this weekend, most Middle East experts view the growing rebellion in Bahrain as being far more important to America.
Yet according to the BBC’s Katty Kay, who was a guest on the syndicated “Chris Matthews Show,” the Obama administration doesn’t want the press reporting what’s going on there (video follows with transcript and commentary):KATTY KAY, BBC: Chris, we spend a lot of time on the program talking about Libya, but what’s happening in Bahrain is more violent and of much more strategic interest to the United States.CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST: Because of oil.KAY: Because of oil, and because of the 5th Fleet is stationed there. What happens in Bahrain is really critical to America, but it’s in Washington’s interest and the White House’s interest that we don’t report this story very much. They would like that one to go away because there’s no real upside for them in supporting the rebellion by the Shiites.MATTHEWS: And not reporting it helps how? How does not reporting it help?KAY: Because they just don’t want too much attention focused on what’s happening there because they don’t want to be having to be pushed into a position of helping the Shiite rebels there.
So what’s so important about protecting the rebels in Libya, especially as we’re really not sure who they are or what they stand for?
The Jerusalem Post reported last Sunday that an al Qaeda commander is backing the Libyan rebels. The perilously liberal Huffington Post reported Saturday that some of these rebels are radical Islamists with strong anti-American sympathies.
But the Obama administration wants the news media to ignore what’s going on in Bahrain because they don’t want to help Shiite rebels there?
Now, in fairness, there has been no media blackout of the Bahrain rebellion up to this point.
However, it’s fascinating that a British Washington correspondent is aware that the White House wishes there was one, and it will be very interesting to see if they get their wish now that we’ve begun fighting in Libya.