MATTHEWS: You know, I was trying to think about who he was tonight, and it’s interesting: He is post-racial by all appearances. You know, I forgot he was black tonight for an hour. You know, he’s gone a long way to become a leader of this country and passed so much history in just a year or two. I mean, it’s something we don’t even think about.
Obviously, President Obama’s blackness was all over Tweety’s mind this evening.
On yesterday’s Hardball, host Chris Matthews interviewed Bruce Fein, an Associate Deputy Attorney General to President Ronald Reagan, and Fein argued that the Justice Department should expand a probe into the CIA’s interrogation techniques — including the possibility of targeting former Vice President Dick Cheney.
In response to a clip of Dick Cheney saying (in his interview with Chris Wallace of Fox Noise) that even if they violated the rules (laws), don’t investigate, and don’t even think of indicting..:
“What I find most dangerous about Mr. Cheney’s statement is that he really suggests that the rule of law means nothing as long as you’re trying to go after terrorists. We have a way to do these things. Go to Congress and you have them amend the law—a ticking time-bomb exception or something like that. The executive branch doesn’t unilaterally declare the law no longer serves any purpose because we’re going after terrorists. That’s what despotic governments do. We are the United States of America. Rule of Law is our ultimate safety and guarding of our liberties.”
“I think there should be an investigation, and perhaps a pardon would be appropriate under the circumstance, but certainly a full-fledged investigation. If there are no mitigating circumstances a prosecution is appropriate. If there are, then that’s the pardon, and that’s the situation where the president would have to take full accountability like President Ford did with Mr. Nixon.”
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I agree. Let the investigation go where it must. This country needs to see accountability so we as a nation can regain our confidence that we really ARE a country based on the Rule of Law, that there really are lines that cannot be crossed, that those laws really work—for ALL of us (including our elected leaders and lawmakers).
Chris Matthews puts G. Gordon Liddy on the spot, hitting him right between the eyes with the actual evidence that Barack Obama was born in Hawaii, and he still holds on to his ridiculous story that Obama is an illegal alien…
Conservative talk radio host G. Gordon Liddy and WRNB Radio’s E. Steven Collins discuss why the debate over President Barack Obama’s citizenship continues to fill radio air time despite the release of the president’s birth certificate which states he was born in Hawaii.
The way in which Liddy mumbles and stumbles around as Chris Matthews hammers him with questions and photos, Liddy sounds like a very old man who is confused and disoriented. He looked like a fool.
Finally, someone has called the GOPers on their childish practice of calling the Democratic party the “Democrat” party; a trend started by their spiritual leader Rush Limbaugh (whom, I imagine, managed to graduate the 3rd grade, but not much more). The fun starts at the :44 minute mark.
I hope the remainder of the press picks up this idiotic “slam” the Republican’s seem intent on using.
I find it amusing because it simply makes them, and anyone else using the phrase, look dumb as stones.
Can you believe the nerve of this misogynistic asswipe?
ARMEY: I’m so damn glad that you can never be my wife because I surely wouldn’t have to listen to that prattle from you every day.
WALSH: Boy, that makes two of us sir. That was really an outstanding comment.
ARMEY: That’s what I’m talking about — she’s making a political malarkey here.
Dick Armey must belong to the “He-Man-Woman-Hater Club.” But his entire display of rudeness should offend any person of civility, regardless of their sex. And at no point does he apologize for what he said. And this is what the Republican Party has to offer as an alternative? A “Shut up, you hag!” approach to political discourse? Is it any wonder they lost so big in the last elections? As Bob Herbert said later, this man owes Joan Walsh, and the viewers of Hardball an apology for his offensive remarks. And it better not be one of “to anyone who was offended by what I said, I’m sorry.” This time, the apology has to show that he understand why what he specifically said and did was wrong. Anything less is not a true apology.
Chris Matthews calls B.S. on Todd Harris for the double standard Republicans have where they come in with slim wins and do exactly what they want and say they have a mandate, but expect Democrats to pussy-foot around and apologize for being there when they win by large margins. Todd replies by saying that acting that way will make Obama end up with an approval rating like Bush. Really Todd Harris? You think that’s what will happen if Obama pushes through a populist agenda against the will of the Republicans? Todd Harris is a typical Republican Strategist – all that comes out of his mouth is garbage.