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Chris Matthews: "I'm so glad we had that storm last week."

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  1. Wolfpack

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    Every once in a while, some moonbat somewhere slips up and says what they are really thinking, like when that Obama aide said Obama simply "doesn't like people."

    Well Mush-Mouth Matthews must have been feeling the tingle up his leg pretty strong because he let loose with this gem:

    "I'm so glad we had that storm last week because I think the storm was one of those things. No, politically I should say. Not in terms of hurting people. The storm brought in possibilities for good politics
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    Matthews is an idiot. He did apologize, but really that comment by him was beyond insensitive.
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    I don't even pay attention to this guy anymore ... he's a left version of Rush and Hannity.
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    I would say "Midwestern depression Aiken" and "cow pattie storm Murdoch" had more to do with the outcome than Sandy. Lets all hope everyone down there is getting help now, not just attention.
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    The actual quote.. not that it would be taken out of context..

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    Is that a magical version of the quote WP posted?

    What am I missing?

    If he said it, he's dumb.

    As Icy said, Chris is the Left's Rush.
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    it's a dumb quote....you should never be glad for a natural disaster that has even the chance to kill anyone
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    While I agree it was a terrible thing for Matthews to say - he was only politically agreeing with high-ranking Republicans like Carl Rove and Haley Barbour.

    Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour on Sunday joined the chorus of Republicans suggesting that Hurricane Sandy could help President Obama and hurt Mitt Romney politically.

    Barbour: 'The Hurricane is What Broke Romney's Momentum' - NationalJournal.com
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    Oh really? Where's the part where either one of them said that they were "so glad" that we had the storm?
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    Nope. One is stating a fact/opinion that the storm impacted the election which was supported by exit polling. The other ( Matthews) is expressing joy ("I'm glad") over the storm. It was stupid and insensitive, even in the context of the whole quote.....
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    Rush Limbaugh calls a woman a slut and it makes national headlines.

    Chris Matthews says he is happy for a storm that killed many people and completely devastated countless lives, and nary a peep from the MSM.

    I sure know which quote I find to be far, far more offensive - and it ain't Limbaugh's. :mad:
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    There are those who really do believe that the medium is the message...
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    Can you expound?

    Aren't you one of Rush's biggest critics when he says the crap he does?

    I don't see (other than subject) how what Chris said is any different. Both are insensitive.

    Or I could be completely missing your point.
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    Read any of Marshall McLuhan's works out of Canada.. the story becomes about the author of the comments, rather than the actual commentary. Thus the medium (in this case MSNBE) is more important than the actual comments.

    If there was an effort could post what O'Reilly said, what Trump tweeted and what Rushbo pontificated about yesterday.. but because it is Mathews there is an effort to sensationalize this specific comment..

    While it was not a very nice thing to say, he immediately apologized.. something that is not done too often.. but sure this will be belabored and sensationalized for about another 100 posts.. it will descend into incivility and commentary about Mathews and somehow extrapolated into Obama did it..

    And will only point to why the right is becoming irrelevant as they were on Tuesday..
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    Sounds to me that you have sour grapes over the fact that you are being hoisted with your own petard.

    Limbaugh apologized too, but that certainly didn't stop you (and others in here) from taking his comments and extrapolating them into Romney did it.

    BTW that's cool the way the "full quote" you posted is word for word identical to the quote I posted. So tell us how I am taking anything Matthews said out of context? :rofl:
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    And you don't partake in this at all? Isn't your POV that Rush is the head of the Right? How is that different?

    My only point is and has been the messenger doesn't matter, but words do.

    I don't care if Grandma Smith said what Matthews said to just her kin. It was an insensitive thing to say period.

    Good for Matthews for saying sorry. That is a noteworthy.

    But there is no defense of the words.
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    Neither of those people admitted to being "glad" that a major storm came through in order for "good politics" to prevail.

    :bricks:
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    While he did apologize immediately it was a very offensive, insensitive thing to say. I can say as a Katrina survivor that if given the same situation and comment literally a week after the storm hit I'd want his ass fired for that remark. I still do to a large extent, I've been where those people are now and for someone to say they are glad that happened to me or anyone for political gain is the height of an elitist, douche thing to say.
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