Chris Matthews v Andrea Mitchell




First lady Michelle Obama tours the stage a day before her speech to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, September 3

… with actor and Obama administration official Kal Penn, the Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement


195 Responses to “Chris Matthews v Andrea Mitchell”

  1. 5 Roberta in MN
    September 3, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Wasn’t that great. Thanks for posting Chips.

  2. 6 Allison
    September 3, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Thanks for the video Chips

  3. 7 yardarm756
    September 3, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Chris smoked Mrs. Greenspan. She needs to take her partisan, non-journalistic behind somewhere and get a hamburger.

  4. 9 z5pearls
    September 3, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    This was great! I watched it as it happened. Andrea was speechless! The Obama team needs to hammer home exactly what Chris said. It was concise, truthful and direct. Loved it!

  5. 10 Vicki
    September 3, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Chris has been on a tear! No more bowing and scraping to Morning Joke or Mrs. Greenspan. I hope he keeps it up and keeps his job

  6. 11 Claire
    September 3, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Hope Chris’ viewership increases, so that other ‘journalists’ understand that we are sick of them not speaking the truth!

    • 14 susanne
      September 3, 2012 at 4:29 pm


      • 15 anniebella
        September 3, 2012 at 4:37 pm

        There is our FLOTUS. I saw Martin Bashir who was showing FLOTUS preparing for her speech. Can’t wait.

        • 16 anniebella
          September 3, 2012 at 4:42 pm

          Now you can tell Ms. Greenspan didn’t like what Chris Matthews were saying. But he put the GOP witch in her GOP place didn’t he? I have to send Chris a email and thank him. Also I loved it when he said the Democrats have Biden and Obama who don’t have to prove that they are human. Greenspan didn’t are for that. Today if there was ever any doubt, Andrea Mitchell Greenpan is on of those right wing extreme Republicans.

          • 17 anniebella
            September 3, 2012 at 4:45 pm

            I meant to say Greenspan didn’t go for that, she didn’t like it. She brought up about Romney’s speech. Andrea Mitchell Greenspan is one of those right wing extreme Republicans.

        • 19 smoothscotch
          September 3, 2012 at 4:42 pm

          Martin didn’t let that guy get by with his talking points either. kept stopping him to correct the points, he didn’t know how to come back instead tried to pivot. No luck. Go Martin!!!

    • 21 Judith Fardig
      September 3, 2012 at 4:57 pm

      Wow – there she is – Mrs. America – First Lady Michelle Obama!!

  7. 23 forus50
    September 3, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    I mentioned this a few threads ago that Nate Silver on his NYT blog fivethirtyeight now haw Florida as light blue (instead of light pink like last week) since the latest polls there have Obama in the lead by a point or two. However Nate hasn’t updated his electoral counter. It should show 332 including Florida instead of 307. Either way the Obama predicted electoral votes are well over 270 but hope Nate corrects it soon!

  8. 28 Sue
    September 3, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Thank you Chris Matthews. Andrea get a spine and report the truth and not spin!!

  9. 29 Linda
    September 3, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    What did she say at the end ? Something about his opinion and he said that it was ” facts : ?

    • 30 yardarm756
      September 3, 2012 at 5:15 pm

      Yup. You got that right!

    • 31 theo67
      September 3, 2012 at 5:16 pm

      Yes, she scolded Chris for having an opinion, and he told her they’re not opinions – they’re facts. Then she mumbled something like “watch yourself”. I think Chris Matthews has been watching “Newsroom”.

      • 32 0388jojothecat
        September 3, 2012 at 5:31 pm

        Yep. Mrs. Greenspin is going to “ban” Chris Matthrews from her show. Unfortunately folks we might see Chris Matthews changing his toon very soon, maybe to keep his job.

        • 33 theo67
          September 3, 2012 at 5:51 pm

          Yes, I fully expect him to get pressured to change his tune and get back in line. When Andrea told him “watch yourself” (which is what I heard), I knew Chris is going to have a decision to make in the near future.

    • 36 daisydem
      September 3, 2012 at 5:58 pm

      That’s the best part … it is FACT, not opinion!

  10. 37 Ladyhawke
    September 3, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    ‘The New New Deal’

    Review by Cardiff Garcia

    Michael Grunwald has written an intensive analysis of Barack Obama’s Recovery Act


    Grunwald’s book really tells two stories, related but distinct. The first is about the political process – how the framework of the stimulus bill was designed by the Obama team during the lame duck period, negotiated in Congress and implemented over the past three years. The main theme of this story is Republican intransigence. This is a familiar tale, though Grunwald adds much colourful detail. Rather than negotiating for concessions in good faith, Congressional Republican leaders decided early on that they would not back anything with the president’s fingerprints on it. Given the circumstances, it is naive to think Obama could have negotiated a bigger package than the one he got.

    But the second story – an intensive analysis of what the Recovery Act has accomplished to date and has yet to accomplish – is more interesting.



    • 38 HZ
      September 3, 2012 at 5:19 pm

      The book by Grunwald is excellent as far as I have gotten in the book. I would highly recommend that people who have supported POB and this country would make this a ‘Must Read.’HZ

  11. September 3, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) — With the Democratic National Convention falling one week after the Republican gathering, Democrats hope to have the “final word” by focusing on the middle class–a message lost during the GOP event, according to a senior Obama campaign official Monday.

    “Unlike last week, where you didn’t hear one tangible idea…We’re going to run on our ideas. We’re going to tout and trumpet our ideas,” the official told CNN reporters covering the convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.


  12. 42 utaustinliberal
    September 3, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Love how Chris shut Mitchell’s BS down.

  13. 45 Bill R.
    September 3, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Thank you, Tweety! Andrea MItchell was revealed for the shill that she is for her Randian husband Greenspan and the whole GOP establishment. And thank you, for reminding Andrea Mitchell of the difference between facts and opinions.

  14. September 3, 2012 at 4:41 pm

  15. 65 hopefruit2
    September 3, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Yes David, the enthusiasm is off the charts!!

  16. 74 Bill R.
    September 3, 2012 at 4:44 pm

  17. September 3, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Hey everyone, I’ve added a link near the top of the sidebar on the right to C-Span’s convention coverage – so clickety click when you want to tune in.

  18. 89 Tally
    September 3, 2012 at 4:54 pm

  19. 90 vitaminlover
    September 3, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Sometimes Matthews gets these spells and goes off on a tangent and wipes the floor with whomever he is in verbal combat with. So he has done to this Mitchell woman.

  20. 91 Dudette
    September 3, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Convention Diaries from Georgia Democratic Party Delegates

  21. September 3, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    U.S. first lady Michelle Obama hugs actor and Obama administration official Kal Penn, the Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, as she tours the stage and podium the day before her speech to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 3

  22. 95 LaDLove
    September 3, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Chris Mattews is doing a commentary about the differences between GOP vs. Dem. He said, “Could it be that wood doesn’t bounce?’ referring to the no-bounce of Romney. LOVE it!

  23. 97 Dudette
    September 3, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Loving Chris Matthews’ opening…
    I agree with him — It IS more fun being a Democrat!! 😀

  24. September 3, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Chris Mattgews does not tweet, but he does use email. Hint, hint. Btw- I shot him an email of appreciation.

  25. 103 vitaminlover
    September 3, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    Chuck Wad is whining. He cannot take all this good cheer for our Beloved President.

  26. 111 0388jojothecat
    September 3, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    I am watching the Princess Bride on my new blue ray player. This scene reminds me how Robme and his team thinks and how President Obama treats them. Watch and enjoy…….

  27. September 3, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    What is this? Are you better off than you were 4 years ago? And of Course, all the News organizations are asking this, like they did with Robney Tax returns…
    That is a loaded question and it distracts, from our Convention.
    We want to See A+ messaging, for the rest of the Convention. Come on Man!

    • 122 anniebella
      September 3, 2012 at 5:34 pm

      jovie141, here is a response to that question, “Are we were we want to be?” The answer is no, but we were losing over 800,000 jobs when President Obama walk into that Oval Office. The stock market was in bad shape, so was the financial system, but now we are back lending to small businesses. Over four million jobs created. We are heading in the right direction, we can’t turn around and go back to the same old policies which got us into this mess.

    • 124 nospin
      September 3, 2012 at 7:12 pm

      this is a non issue because over the next few days everyone will understand how much better off we are after the conventions. if they don’t already. I don’t see how logically anyone can say . . .no we are not better off. We may not be where we want to be but I would venture to say we are all better off than 4 years ago.

  28. 125 carolyn
    September 3, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Just watched Tweety and Andrea……loved it! He was smiling the whole time. I hope that O’Malley’s “Booker” moment is over and he has been thoroughly told this is not how to be a good surrogate!
    Way OT…..have you all noticed the HUGE fashion impact our FLOTUS has had? Four years ago we would not have seen one female news person in a sleeveless dress. They all wore suits withlong sleeves. Now ALL of them are wearing attractive, stylish, bright sleeveless dresses in this hot weather. I think it’s funny, because I bet few would ever admit that she paved the way and set the style and freed them.
    I think Chris loved the enthusiastic crowd behind him.

    • September 3, 2012 at 5:37 pm

      People on this blog love Omalley, be careful.

      Just saying…

      • September 3, 2012 at 6:05 pm

        He made a mistake. Since when we eat once of our best guys for making one mistake?

        • September 3, 2012 at 6:57 pm

          Since Corey Booker made a mistake. He got chewed up and spit out, but good. Pretty sure all is forgiven though.

          • September 3, 2012 at 7:46 pm

            If they stay on message, they won’t have to worry about getting lit up by us. Stay on message. Why is that so hard for supposed surrogates to do? O’Mally royally fucked up yesterday by giving the media and GOP talking points on something that even we as non-politicos would have knocked out of the park. Hope he and Booker learned to not go off message.

    • 130 theo67
      September 3, 2012 at 5:55 pm

      I’ve noticed that about the sleeveless dresses, too. I absolutely believe Michelle was a trendsetter on that front.

      As for Gov. O’Malley – I think it was an honest mistake – not “Booker-like” at all, since Booker’s statement seemed deliberate. Gov O’Malley has been an excellent surrogate for President Obama, and the small clip I found looked like he was hurrying to make a point and he honestly misspoke. He’s very valuable – and has his heart most definitely in the right place.

      • September 3, 2012 at 6:07 pm

        She has her own fashion blog mrs.o which has documented all of her clothes over the past four years. Mrs. T has done a great job for those interested in seeing Michelle’s amazing fashion.

        • 132 theo67
          September 3, 2012 at 6:26 pm

          Excellent resource. She (the MrsO blog) was a bit of a right winger early on, but I think she’s abandoned those inklings.

      • 133 carolyn
        September 3, 2012 at 8:39 pm

        When asked the same question today, O”Malley said definitely, we are better off than four years ago. Either someone said something, or he heard himself and realized what he had said. This is the kind of statement that the MSM cut soff at the knees without the follow up. You must lead with the strongest positive statement….not give a provisional then follow up with the strong positive. This is a basic rhetorical strategy. I have heard only good about Gov O’Malley up to this point, and believe he learned quickly. Good. He is an attracive, charismatic person, and we want him to be a good strong surrogate.
        Ed has just given about 15 strong minutes stating the facts about how much better we are today than we were four years ago…..FACTS!!! He showed pitiful, awful videos of GWB announcing the stark financial facts, then joking about his grade in Economics 101…..what a loser! It was scary to see him again, and just breathe a hugh sigh of relief that we survived EIGHT years of him.

        • 134 theo67
          September 3, 2012 at 10:32 pm

          I think the GOP are playing with fire to ask this question – and I’ve actually heard this question being floated by the media, more than the GOP. People will remember exactly what was happening in this country four years ago, and then have to compare that status with where we are today. Some right wing fool called “Didely” was on Martin Bashir earlier today,tried to say we were “absolutely worse off now than in 2008” – but Martin wouldn’t let him get away with it. The fool could not give a straight answer to the question of whether he seriously thought that the state of affairs was better in 2008. It was painful to watch. They can pose the question – but they don’t want to answer the question.

  29. September 3, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    Bin Laden is dead and Bush is in Hiding!

    • 136 daisydem
      September 3, 2012 at 5:45 pm

      Ain’t that the truth? I like that comment someone made in the news that the GOP needs to stop pretending Bush didn’t exist, because they are going to have to own up to what he did, what he left us with, and what he ….. did …. not …. do! And Cheney also.

  30. 138 daisydem
    September 3, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Haven’t read all the comments on this thread; am crying profusely; that video of Matthews and Mitchell is unbelievable and thank the Lord for that! Thank you Chris Matthews for the truth; thank you for the plain, ungarnished truth of the matter. I had put off watching it; don’t know why but am so glad I finally did! Did you hear the crowd behind them? Did you hear that? It was a little distracting, but I loved it. For some reason, the invasion of the U.S. by the British came to mind … you know the one? the Beatles! When you could not hear what Ed Sullivan was saying, because the crowd was roaring nonstop! That is going to be the DNC. We are fired up! Ready to go! It is going to be awesome! People power!

  31. 139 Ladyhawke
    September 3, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    You have the admire the wit of Congressman Barney Frank. He just said something hysterical……(Paraphrasing)

    Mitt Romney’s policies always come with an EXPIRATION DATE.

  32. 141 Melanie
    September 3, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    • September 3, 2012 at 5:52 pm

      What? He’s not going to tell us the excat material, size and color of those oh so important boots??? And he calls himself a reporter.

    • 143 Linda
      September 3, 2012 at 5:52 pm

      Obama changed into boots for his disaster area inspection tour.

      That is because he is willing to get in the muck with the people, unlike Lord and Lady Romney from LaJollashire !

    • 144 jacquelineoboomer
      September 3, 2012 at 5:53 pm

      Hope Bobby didn’t “shake hands” with President Obama or greet him too warmly, when he arrived. That’s what happened to former Gov. Charlie Crist in FL and Repubs made it one of the reasons not to get behind his next election. Watch out, Bobby! Don’t get too chummy. Maybe you can point your finger at PBO, like Jan Brewer did, instead.

  33. September 3, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    The rain Uptwon is really bad. 😦 There is lightening with the next band and I’m worried about the people at Carolinafest. I almost took the fam up there. Kinda glad I didn’t know. Lightening freaks me out.

  34. September 3, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    I am sitting here Fishing in a Lake, over looking a Mountain. Are you kidding me? This is just wonderful. And I saw a Black Bear, earlier. I will go all Rambo on his ass, if he goes near my Dog.

  35. 149 jacquelineoboomer
    September 3, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Barns for Obama! Glad that’s back!

    Chips – Thanks so much for the video on Tweety’s take down of Andrea – hadn’t seen it real time and can’t wait to watch.

    So comical that Martin Bashir is having both Tweety and MHP on his show today – two “Profile in Courage” superstars of the week. Hope there are more people speaking truth to power in the days to come.

  36. September 3, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Chris is enjoying himself and he’s evidently reading the twitter machine and all the accolades he’s been getting since taking on Rinse Repeat on Moanin’ Mope show. Enjoy it while we can, the good twin is on full display, and the bad one may show up at anytime. However, I think Mathews has found he gets more support in the good twin mode. That’s his motivation now.

    • 151 jacquelineoboomer
      September 3, 2012 at 5:56 pm

      I like to think it was my congratulatory tweet to him, mentioning if he kept it up, maybe his hero JFK’s daughter Caroline might hand him a Profile in Courage award in Boston next time. Yep. I’m sure I’m behind his reawakening (I do that to people). Ha!

    • 152 hopefruit2
      September 3, 2012 at 6:15 pm

      Tweety has his Obama special tonight, so it’s best to keep PBO supporters happy with him today. Perhaps tomorrow the switch will start.

  37. September 3, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    The Energy Department is loaning Marathon Petroleum Co., a refining company, one million barrels of crude oil from the nation’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve after Hurricane Isaac forced the suspension of Gulf of Mexico oil production.


  38. 162 Dudette
    September 3, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Sad News:

    Actor Michael Clarke Duncan, star of film ‘The Green Mile,’ has died at age 54, fiancée says – @AP

  39. September 3, 2012 at 6:04 pm


  40. 174 Dudette
    September 3, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    Another reason I want to see Mitt’s tax returns:
    To find out how much he’s getting in royalties to serve as the model for this guy

  41. 175 Lorraine
    September 3, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Chair lady Wasserman-Schultz is on Rev. Al, she looks beautiful. She always does, but particularly beautiful today. Of course she is doing a wonderful job and Rev. Al just gives her the floor as he should. 🙂

    • 176 Dudette
      September 3, 2012 at 6:18 pm

      She does look especially striking today. No doubt she’s getting ready to attend one or more black tie events this evening.

      More importantly she continues to speak forcefully and confidently about the President’s vision for American, his accomplishments, and the stark choice that Americans have them come Election Day in November. She’s a terrific DNC Chair and I’m extremely proud of her.

    • 177 HZ
      September 3, 2012 at 6:25 pm

      Lorraine, I concur with you. DWS, looks great!! Very cute hair style and lovely lipstick for her. Very nice. Plus, her beautiful personality along with her brilliant mind makes it so lovely. I love her and how she supports POB.

    • 178 cookemom
      September 3, 2012 at 6:32 pm

      Yes she does look exceptionally nice today. She has that ”we gon kick the RNC butts this week and show them how we party like it’s 2012, not 1812, with our happy dance and our don’t boo vote campaign and the uplifting and positive stuffs that real Americans would rather see than some old grumpy washed up actor that left his comb on the dresser cause we all ’bout moving FORWARD new hairdo’

  42. 179 Dudette
    September 3, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    Secret Service recovers truck with Biden supplies

    DETROIT (AP) — Detroit police have released photos of a male “person of interest” in the theft of a Secret Service rental truck carrying equipment related to Vice President Joe Biden’s Labor Day visit to Detroit.

    Agency spokesman Ed Donovan tells The Detroit News that the U-Haul truck stolen early Sunday outside the Westin Book Cadillac hotel was found Monday in a parking lot about three miles away.

    Donovan had said the truck had no weapons on board. He declined to say whether any of the equipment was stolen.

    Police spokeswoman Sgt. Eren Stephens tells The Associated Press in an email that investigators hope people will see the photos and help identify the man.

    Biden addressed a union rally Monday to mark Labor Day. The rally was near the hotel.

    • September 3, 2012 at 7:06 pm

      Has the Secret Service always made these kinds of blunders? Or am I just learning about them now that I frequent this blog? Not the first time SS equip/playbook type stuff found/stolen.

  43. 181 Lorraine
    September 3, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    Shrumie is up now!!!!!

  44. September 3, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    Starting to rain again here, I don’t care, it’s beautiful outside, I am soaked and ok with that.

  45. September 3, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    Hey, thanks for the shout-out!

  46. September 3, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Paul Ryan was Americas first Park Ranger? LOL!

  47. September 3, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Extra unexpected bonus for cleaning out my garage – I discovered my yard signs from 2008! I had forgotten that I kept them (I couldn’t bear to get rid of them!). They are plastic and in good condition, there is no year, and thank goodness PBO didn’t change his running mate! So I have three yard signs up already. I am soooooooo happy!

  48. 192 Allison
    September 3, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    FLOTUS on BET tomorrow @ 9:30pm
    SNEAK PEEK: Our Interview with First Lady @MichelleObama (WATCH) http://t.co/l2nWbuhD TUNE IN > Tues @BET 9:30p ET #BETDNC #DNC2012

  49. 193 Elle
    September 3, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    Wow, Chris was firing on all cylinders, and that crowd of Obama supporters in the background is awesome, also, too. Mrs. GreenSPIN (I like that, who came up with that one?) was spinning like a top until she was dizzy and just toppled over! The truth is a wonderful thing, isn’t it? Democrats take note: Hit ’em with the truth, it’s the most powerful weapon of all.

    • 194 99ts
      September 3, 2012 at 7:51 pm

      The woman had no answers – all she could say was “watch yourself” – rather like a GOP threat – they do like to threaten people – sad
      Good thing – she did let Chris speak.

  50. 195 criquet
    September 3, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    So much for the MSM GOP meme even on polls they tried to position in a certain way:

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