SOCIALIZED MEDICINE  12:05 pm June 24, 2009

Chris Matthews On Healthcare Rampage

by Sara K. Smith

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Oh sure he is an angry spittle-flecked chicken and all, but this doesn’t mean Chris Matthews is always wrong, for example this morning when he yelled at Joe and Mika for being pussyfooting sellouts on the healthcare issue. Joe’s all, “But I am concerned about costs,” and Chris does not actually filibuster that much (!), just keeps saying “Well do you want working class people to have healthcare or not?” and Mika is just so ANGRY that nobody will let her speak. (Which it’s true is pretty goddamn rude.) [Morning Joe]

 
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Extemporanus June 24, 2009 at 12:12 pm

Mika Buttinsky needs to make like Longworth Cafeteria.

InsidiousTuna June 24, 2009 at 12:12 pm

I saw this while making coffee. I’m with Joe and Mika on this one- everyone wants affordable healthcare, but it’s okay to investigate the national pricing model a little bit, especially given all the money we’ve already thrown into this whirling national shitstorm. Matthews was being a gigantic douche on this.

Min June 24, 2009 at 12:13 pm

Even a blind hog finds an acorn, every once in a while.

magic titty June 24, 2009 at 12:19 pm

[re=346354]InsidiousTuna[/re]: That’s fine. But we can all agree that what is currently in place as the health care system in this country ain’t good enough. So conversations about the cost seem secondary to conversations on what we’re doing to improve it.

And … all three of those marauding teevee clowns suck so who cares what they think.

liquiddaddy June 24, 2009 at 12:22 pm

He was merely reminding us what a tool the Scar is.

SayItWithWookies June 24, 2009 at 12:25 pm

Why is it that the people who are all “Wah wah wah, I’m concerned about the price” are the most virulently opposed to the public option? Oh yeah — because they’re full of shit. Fuck them.

Udargo June 24, 2009 at 12:26 pm

Do they EVER let Mika speak on that show? I mean, I’ve never watched it, but I’ve seen the clips on the internet, and all she ever does is make faces from the edge of the frame and say things like, “but..” and “Can I just say someth…” and “Ok, fuck you all.”

I don’t think Joe Scarbarrow can hear her over the sound of how awesome he thinks he is.

InsidiousTuna June 24, 2009 at 12:27 pm

[re=346361]magic titty[/re]: But no one on the show was saying that healthcare shouldn’t be improved, just Matthews blathering on about passing it today and stopping just short of accusing them of slobbering on Musselini’s dick for wanting to do something thoughtfully.

Essentially, Matthews was acting like it was his show, not someone else’s. Douchey.

Internally valid June 24, 2009 at 12:29 pm

Wait, if you ask people whether they’re concerned about negative consequences, they say, yes, those negative consequences would be concerning? Maybe Nate “poll-stroker” Silver could have predicted that, but not I.

Rukasu June 24, 2009 at 12:29 pm

Man they really are whoring it up with this Starbucks sponsorship, eh?

Rukasu June 24, 2009 at 12:30 pm

I think Suze Orman dressed Mika this morning…

You are DENIED!

jetjaguar June 24, 2009 at 12:32 pm

haha, shutup Mika, nobody likes you

Internally valid June 24, 2009 at 12:33 pm

[re=346385]InsidiousTuna[/re]: Problem is, Matthews isn’t arguing with Scarborough pretending to be legitimately concerned, but working on a solution. He’s arguing with the official republican position of “fuck socialism, government is bad.”

freakishlystrong June 24, 2009 at 12:35 pm

Man, Mika is BibleSpice to Douchebourgh’s Walnuts!…

InsidiousTuna June 24, 2009 at 12:37 pm

[re=346407]Internally valid[/re]: Still, Matthews comes off as the douchenozzle here.

No surprise, really.

bitchincamaro June 24, 2009 at 12:37 pm

Actual investigative journalism, in an easy to read format. No punditry, pandering, or sound bites, and no spit shields needed.

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/06/01/090601fa_fact_gawande

paintitblack June 24, 2009 at 12:39 pm

I dunno, watching Tweety yell at Scar: not for the feint-hearted. Douchebags all. I’m all for figuring out the munies first; but Scar & Mika would rather run over teh poors, rather than see those lucky duckies get the same kind of health care they do. plus not having an adequate health coverage sys ends up coming outta middle class wallets (psst: someone is paying for all that ER care, and it ain’t the richy-riches). Everyone needs to take a get real breath.

magic titty June 24, 2009 at 12:42 pm

[re=346385]InsidiousTuna[/re]: Fair enough. Why do people watch these shows again?

charlesdegoal June 24, 2009 at 12:48 pm

Gotta get it done or gotta move to Canada (not France, please stay away)

TGY June 24, 2009 at 12:48 pm

[re=346421]magic titty[/re]: Because they’re linked to us by Wonkette? I never watch them otherwise. Who fucking cares what drama queen talking heads think?

And, as always, Youtubo delendum est! even though this is a MSNBC feed. Still.

June Cleaver 2.0 June 24, 2009 at 12:49 pm

[re=346373]liquiddaddy[/re]: “He was merely reminding us what a tool the Scar is.”

Absolutely. Usually they all get on my nerves, especially the “stunningly superficial” Mika and Joe, but Matthews was unequivocal and right, for a change. He just might win a senate race with an attitude like that.

Also, isn’t there a dead girl waiting at the end of Joe’s book tour and entrance to the senate races? I get the feeling the netroots are just waiting to unfurl her out of a rug at the feet of Scarborough if he even thinks about running for something.

InsidiousTuna June 24, 2009 at 12:54 pm

[re=346421]magic titty[/re]: HBO doesn’t show Entourage or Real Sex documentaries at 8:00 am.

June Cleaver 2.0 June 24, 2009 at 12:54 pm

[re=346381]SayItWithWookies[/re]: I wouldn’t say it that way, but my sentiments exactly.

Jenny Sanford June 24, 2009 at 12:57 pm

any lawyers in the house? I want to know what the consequences of advocating that Mika be put to rest will be.

June 25 will go down in history as the day i fell in love with Tweety.

InsidiousTuna June 24, 2009 at 12:57 pm

[re=346459]InsidiousTuna[/re]: I suppose that’s what the Tivo’s for.

June Cleaver 2.0 June 24, 2009 at 1:01 pm

[re=346385]InsidiousTuna[/re]: I hope you don’t believe that Mika and Joe wanted to do something thoughtfully. They don’t want the public option in health care because it’s not good for private profit monopoly — oh, and because they and their families have health care.

Serolf Divad June 24, 2009 at 1:05 pm

This was pure delight. I’m probably the only guy on the internets who will admit to enjoying Matthews, so maybe I’m biased here, but God it feels good to watch Mika and Scarboro throw a conniption fit. And yes, Matthews is 100% right. If we decide something has to be done, we do it. And it’s pathetic of people like Scarboro to be all “yes, we overspent the past 8 years, and I’m just trying to stop us from overspending in the future.” That’s bullshit. The only thing I didn’t like about this clip was that Matthews didn’t get out of his chair, fly down to wherever the fuck Mika and Scarboro were sitting, shit in Mika’s mouth, rip her head off and stuff it down Scarboro’s throat. OK, maybe that’s a little harsh. Maybe he could have just pissed in Mika’s ear before ripping her head off and stuffing it down Scarboro’s throat.

InsidiousTuna June 24, 2009 at 1:17 pm

[re=346485]June Cleaver 2.0[/re]: Right on, man, fight the monopolies. Capitalist pigs.

Fuckin’ hippie.

zenferret June 24, 2009 at 1:20 pm

Scarborough is the douchenozzle. GOP is as GOP does.

You can tell when Morning Joe is lying, its when his lips move.

You don’t have a guest on to not them them speak. Unless you are a GOPer.

I think Mika is just there to give Joe a hand job under the table…

Itsjustme June 24, 2009 at 1:22 pm

[re=346497]Serolf Divad[/re]: Maybe peed in her coffee?????

Serolf Divad June 24, 2009 at 1:31 pm

[re=346519]Itsjustme[/re]:

OK, but only if he still rips her head off and stuffs it down Scarboro’s throat. At the very least he should pour the coffe down Scarboro’s throat (after peeing in it, of course).

karen June 24, 2009 at 1:34 pm

If Americans can afford $90-150 TV bills, $90 cell phone plans, Nike’s glitteriffic shoes, dining out, Ford F350s to tow their mobile asshat home, and whatever other electronic garbage that people drool over, then they can afford to shell out for some mother fucking healthcare.

June Cleaver 2.0 June 24, 2009 at 1:53 pm

[re=346516]InsidiousTuna[/re]: Not a hippie.

InsidiousTuna June 24, 2009 at 2:02 pm

[re=346579]June Cleaver 2.0[/re]: If you’re the type of person who will look at this complicated, expensive issue and say “The people who wanna ‘think about it’ are totally in the pocket of big business, man! It’s all a corporate conspiracy!”, then you are a fucking hippie and you smell like patchouli oil and bong water.

Joshua Norton June 24, 2009 at 2:13 pm

Man they really are whoring it up with this Starbucks sponsorship, eh?

I don’t understand what’s going through Starbuck’s mind A-tall! Aren’t the Scarborough types the ones who sneer about “latte sipping liberals”? Who the freak do they think SELLS the most lattes?

Clueless. Absolutely clueless.

OReillysVibrator June 24, 2009 at 2:17 pm

I think this is a Golden Age of entertaining morning cable news shows. The insani-tainment of Fox & Friends has legitimate competition for my morning viewing with the hilarity of Mika spending every minute trying to get one sentence in and Joe Scarborough having none of it.

Scott-san June 24, 2009 at 2:20 pm

[re=346601]InsidiousTuna[/re]: Come on. I’ll give you that [i]some[/i] people might be reflexively against a dumb Establishment/Capitalist Model of Failure (*cough*), but we’ve been thinking about / debating / agonizing over this “complicated, expensive issue” for [i]decades[/i]. And the people who really want to fight it haven’t even begun because the weight of the Democrats wanting to pass legislation is going to kill it, unless it’s watered down to something unrecognizable. Or, y’know, [i]totally[/i] recognizable because it’ll be the same for-profit shit-sandwich we’re sharing right now. The government will just be subsidizing these tasty meals for the poors. NEXT!

Nyarlathotep June 24, 2009 at 2:21 pm

If Mika would just lift her head up and pull Joe’s enormous ego out of her mouth, she might have been able to get a word in edgewise.

Larry McAwful June 24, 2009 at 2:30 pm

Anyone who gives Douchborough a good thrashing is my hero. All the regulars of that show are cowed into utter submission by ol’ Joe (like Mika and Mike) or never had a thought of their own in their empty little head (Willie) or basically agree with Joe on everything anyway (Pat). Commentators from the field are a different story—Chuck Todd and that British guy who talks economics sometimes are just there for facts, not opinions, and don’t seem to be interested in offering them. So on occasion you’ll have someone invade the show and actually have the cojones to disagree with Joe and stand their ground, which invariably flusters or infuriates our beloved host who then cuts to Mika, who says, “I agree there are different ways of looking at the issue, but of course you’re right, Joe,” or Barnicle, who says, “Well, Joe, I understand people have opinions, and they can be different, so let me tell you something that’s slightly related to what we’re talking about before I fade back into the wallpaper,” or Willie, who says, “Sure would be nice to have Miss California here this morning, huh guys? Mika? Whaddya say?”

Chris Matthews kicked ass this morning. I only wish I could have stuck around to see it live. Zbigniew Brzezinski is another one with balls of pure Polish brass. If only his daughter could have taken after her father in that way…

Inadequate Blackmail June 24, 2009 at 2:40 pm

The fallacy to the whole argument Joe makes is this notion that people who are worried about costs are somehow actually opposed to the nuts and bolts of healthcare reform. You’d be a damn fool not to be concerned about the costs of a program that hasn’t been fully outlined and sold to you yet. All current polling has proven is that people will have to be sold on Obama’s program. Which any idiot should know without having to take a damned poll.

Advantage Tweety. He at least understands that healthcare reform can suffer death by a thousand paper cuts.

Oh shit. I didn’t say anything funny. See this ass? Kick this ass.

nader paul kucinich gravel June 25, 2009 at 10:37 am

Neocon Scarborough & his ‘yes girl’ Mika.

Single-payer is off the table.
Impeachment is off the table.

War is always on the table.

Propaganda Media
Insurance Corps
Big Pharma
PROFIT

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