Chris Matthews’ crush on Barack Obama deepens

Posted by: ST on March 19, 2008 at 8:49 am

Nearly a month ago, Chris Matthews declared on his “Hardball” show that the candidacy of Barack Obama gave him a “thrill up his leg.” With that, we witnessed the official beginning of Chris Matthews’ crush on BO.

It was anticipated that in response to BO’s big speech yesterday on race, Chris Matthews would practically be blasting off into space gushing about how great it was and, as Geoffrey Dickens at Newsbusters reports, Matthews did not disappoint:

On Tuesday night’s “Hardball”, Chris Matthews praised the current Democratic frontrunner’s speech on race as “Worthy of Abraham Lincoln,” and also claimed it bypassed Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” address as the “best speech ever given on race in this country.” Of Barack Obama’s speech in Philadelphia today, Matthews went on to declare: “I think this is the kind of speech I think first graders should see, people in the last year of college should see before they go out in the world. This should be, to me, an American tract.”

Here’s one of several excerpts from the transcript:

MATTHEWS: Let’s all listen now to a bit of the speech. We should all, by the way, at some point after the program, please wait for the end of “Hardball,” at least. But check this out on our Web site,, you can watch the whole speech. I think this is the kind of speech I think first graders should see, people in the last year of college should see before they go out in the world. This should be, to me, an American tract. Something that you just check in with, now and then, like reading Great Gatsby and Huckleberry Finn. Read this speech, once in a while, ladies and gentlemen. This is us. It’s us with the scab ripped off. It’s white people talking the way they do when they’re alone with other white people, some people. It’s black people talking the way they are when there’s not white people around. It’s an honest statement from a guy who comes from both backgrounds. We have never heard anything like this.

Can we officially call him “ObamaGuy” now?

Barack Obama will be in Charlotte for a speech this afternoon at 3:30 pm. I only got notice of it on Monday, which is too short a notice for me to be able to take off to attend. I’m sure there will be other speeches he will give in this state in the next couple of months, seeing as it now has become a big player in the Dem race for the nomination (the NC primary is May 6th). Hopefully I’ll be able to go to at least one of his appearances, so I can experience firsthand the man who supposedly rivals Abe Lincoln and MLK in his speech-giving ability. Two months also gives me time to re-learn CPR, a skill which I’m sure comes in handy at any BO speech. 8-|

Related: The NYT and Newsweek imitate Obama Girl as well in their sugary sweet reviews of the O-man’s speech.

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  • 13 Responses to “Chris Matthews’ crush on Barack Obama deepens”


    1. GM Cassel AMH1(AW) USN RET says:

      Chris Matthews has a certain disease that in Naval Aviation we called Terminal Cranial Rectumitis. Go figure it out.

    2. Severian says:

      This is an example of exactly what I have commented on before about Dem/liberals and their reaction to their candidates/politicians. They don’t just agree with them, or like them, they devolve into screaming teenagers watching the Beatles deplane, fainting, swooning, screaming. No critical thinking skills on display, no reasoned and rational evaluation, just hyper-emotionalism and a childlike crush which wipes out any semblance of critical thought. That’s why they tend to put up candidates who are such basket cases and who, like Obama and Kerry, get hammered by the “real world” when the going gets tough, they swoon over them so much they never actually look at and vet them.

      It’s bad enough that the average Dem/lib does this, it’s reprehensible in the extreme that the damned news media does it. So much for any attempt at objectivity, you can see idiots like Matthews and others practically orgasm on TV when they talk to Bubba or The Messiah. The chance of objective journalism from these people is less than zero, then they act just stunned when their heroes are inevitably shown to have feet of clay.



    3. omapian says:

      The politician, the preacher, and the choir.
      Senator Obama, and the Democratic Party, had to quell the ‘Hate America First’ crowd that makes up their liberal base. He had to be careful not to offend that base so he conjured up the crazy uncle to trivialize outright lies and deliberate distortions. He needs those lies and distortions so he (or some other Democrat) can be the champion of change.
      The politician pointed out the obvious —there is a gap between the haves and the have nots in this country (and the rest of the world). The preacher dwelt upon a host of bad choices made by free people in the past to a choir that was anxious to hear their plight was not of their own making. Somebody else had to be responsible for crime, durgs, poverty, unemployment, and all the other social ills that have plagued nations for millenia. That choir needs somebody else to provide food, clothing, shelter and health care for them. The Democrat platform promises all that, and more, if only they get elected.
      The ‘crazy uncle’ may have provided a public voice to the marketing strategy created by internal polling data. Candidates need to know what buttons to push and what hot topics to avoid. They pay big bucks to shape their message to their audience. When that message went beyond the choir to a larger public audience, it was offensive and devisive. The candidate who promised hope and unity had to distance himself from the message without losing his audience.

    4. Don L says:

      Chrissy is behaving consistently with the manner in which messianic cult figure’s disciples behave -in other words – typical liberal behavior!

    5. robert powell says:

      We all know that the next 4 years will be trying times with war and economy. We need the best.

      Obama is the most intelligent, the most courageous, the most uplifting, the most accurate, and the most honorable of the remaining people trying to be the top executive in the USA………

      He also is like most americans, has a white mother, and a wife with 2 small children.

      We all should be OBAMA GUYS AND GALS

    6. Severian says:

      Yeah robert, he walks on water and doesn’t even get his shoe laces wet! He craps gold and pisses gasoline, if we only elect him we will solve both the currency crisis and the energy crisis!!! Every American is biracial, you got that right, all we’ve been looking for all these years is a biracial Jesus, praise God!

      Did yo’mama drop you on your head repeatedly when you were young, or are you being satirical?

    7. benning says:

      Not ObamaGuy. No way! ObamaBoy! That’ll do.

      What a wuss Matthews is. And a raving leftist wuss at that!

    8. Lorica says:

      I now have an image in my mind of a bare chested Matthews singing “I gotta crush on Obama” in the mirror of his vanity. I am certain now that I will have nightmares. :-& – Lorica

    9. Lorica says:

      Ohhh and Chris, get your head outta your a** please. MLK’s I’ve gotta dream speech is so much greater than anything BO has ever spoken. Want to know why Chris?? Because the annointing of God was on MLK, which is not the case with BO. – Lorica

    10. alchemist says:

      Severian: It’s not just a democrat thing. They’re’s tons of videos of Bush supporters claiming that he was a ‘gift from god’. They just tend to be an older population, so they don’t jump around as much.

      I think it’s an American thing to become infatuated with our politicians. My experience with Europeans (& Canadians) is that they tend to be justifiably more cynical.

    11. Lorica says:

      Obama is the most intelligent, the most courageous, the most uplifting, the most accurate, and the most honorable of the remaining people trying to be the top executive in the USA………

      Robert it will be interesting to see if you are still singing BO’s praises once the Rezko trial is over. Seems like the Slobodon Blagoavich’s name is being dropped, and hopefully his days are numbered. From the Chicago Tribune:

      Wednesday wasn’t a great day for Gov. Rod Blagojevich at the trial of his friend and fundraiser Antoin “Tony” Rezko—and Blagojevich isn’t even the one facing charges.

      Can BO be to far behind?? We shall see.

      Alchemist, there is a huge difference between saying someone is a “Gift from God” and fainting, especially when you consider that we were just coming off of 8 years of Ol’ BJ’s term as President. GW was definately a Gift from God compared to that idiot. Also this is more about Chris Matthews. When is the last time you heard Limbaugh say GW gave him a “thrill up his leg”??? Ohhhhkayyyy there Chris. Please keep comments about your sexual proclivities to youself, thank you very much. But it does show exactly just how emotional Democrats can be. – Lorica