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Chris Matthews Worships Trent Lott

newVideoPlayer("Mathews_mix_Snapper.flv", 475, 376,""); Clues for Discovering Closet Fascists: Do they complain that the Senate is bad without Trent Lott and John Breaux? Do they say “it must be no fun with you guys gone”? Do they say “I would like to be a Senator if I could hang out with you guys”? Do they call Trent Lott and John Breaux “great veteran political heroes and legends of the Senate”?? Maybe if Trent had never resigned, Chris Matthews wouldn’t have had all these problems. Read more on Chris Matthews Worships Trent Lott…
 

John McCain’s Batshit Senile Mother Speaks, Offends

newVideoPlayer("mcainsmom.flv", 475, 376);Sweet candied Walnuts! Get this: John McCain is in his motherfucking 70s but has a mother. You know, one of those things that children and young adults have. Well, Friday was “Bring Your 95-year old Mother To ‘Hardball’ And Watch Her Say Crazy Shit On National TV” Day for our campaigners, and Walnuts heeded the call. Watch Roberta McCain, in the video above, explain why congressman… er, senat… well some doo-hickey government employee Mitt Romney and his magic pajamas-wearing ilk are ruining the world. You’re next on her hit list, youse whiskey-toting Irish papists. Romney gives Roberta McCain a ‘pass’ for Mormon comments [CNN] Read more on John McCain’s Batshit Senile Mother Speaks, Offends…
 

You know those ridiculous “Join Rudy” YouTube ads about how Fred Thompson’s a transsexual and Mitt Romney’s a scientologist? Well, they didn’t actually win the MSNBC Hardball Chris Matthews video awards, which is apparently a real thing. [Inside Cable News] Read more on …
 

Tammy Haddad is out as a ‘Hardball’ producer, possibly because Chris Matthews is now the second-least watched host on MSNBC. Guess who he’s beating, though! [Tammy Haddad Out As Chris Matthews EP [HuffPo] Read more on …
 

Tim Russert Makes Mafia-Gangland Deal With Fitzgerald

Patrick Fitzgerald cut some kind of mysterious deal with Tim Russert to get the TV entertainer to briefly testify, but Scooter Libby’s lawyers want to know what Russert was promised and why “prosecutors failed to ask Russert a number of important questions.” Read more on Tim Russert Makes Mafia-Gangland Deal With Fitzgerald…
 

Barack Hussein Obama Always Plotting Against Us

As the drawling Joker-esque GOP op Ed Rogers made clear on Hardball, Barack Hussein Obama has a very sinister Muslim middle name that’s just one “Saddam” away from being “Saddam Hussein.” Read more on Barack Hussein Obama Always Plotting Against Us…
 

Larry Sabato Has an Almost Transparent Knowledge of George Allen’s Soul

We couldn’t help but feel yesterday that Salon got set up. The charges against Allen (used the N-word, dead deer head in black family’s mailbox) seemed a bit too good to be true and bit poorly sourced. Then journos looking into the story began getting flooded with refutations, character witnesses, and counter-accusations from Allen HQ. Then the good Senator’s blog had a couple remarkably well-researched posts responding to the charges by Monday afternoon. Suddenly the story was about Salon itself, or the trustworthiness of Scherer’s only named source, or that weird deer story, and it seemed like Allen’s guys had finally learned damage control. Read more on Larry Sabato Has an Almost Transparent Knowledge of George Allen’s Soul…
 

Even More Embarrassing Than the Dreaded Andrew Johnson/Jackson Mix Up

Seriously, if it was anyone else, we’d barely notice, but when Hardball (now partnering with EXPERT POLITICAL ANALYSTS AT THE NATIONAL JOURNAL) presents two still pictures and brief clip of Gene McCarthy while talking about McCarthyism (in a prepared, edited video), it’s hilariously embarrassing. Read more on Even More Embarrassing Than the Dreaded Andrew Johnson/Jackson Mix Up…
 

Wonkette Party Crash: MSNBC/NJ At the Watergate

The National Journal Group throws a mean party, so when they invited us to celebrate their blessed gay marriage to MSNBC (oh, we only give it ’til November — you know how those types are), we put on a tie and everything and cabbed it to the Watergate. The cabbie correctly pegged us as a “blogger,” picked up two well-dressed Republican-looking additional fares at a Georgetown hotel, and told them we were “a liberal Democratic tree-lover vegetarian” as they uncomfortably and politely laughed and silently pleaded to make it to Sequoia before we said something leftist. Oh, right, the party! Learn all about it, after the jump. Read more on Wonkette Party Crash: MSNBC/NJ At the Watergate…
 

Katherine Harris Plays Hardball

Here’s two brief clips from Katherine Harris’ appearance on sadly Matthews-less Hardball last night. As we mentioned in our half-assed liveblogging attempt, Kitty was remarkably calm and composed, and it was only by listening to the words she was saying that one remembered how crazy she is. Read more on Katherine Harris Plays Hardball…
 

KITTY HARRIS ON HARDBALL! (Soon-ish)

Put the kids to bed early, Ma, KATHERINE HARRIS IS ABOUT TO APPEAR ON HARDBALL! Slightly time-delayed live-blogging will appear shortly. Update: Follow the madness, after the jump! Read more on KITTY HARRIS ON HARDBALL! (Soon-ish)…
 

Hardball Host Matthews: I Cried Watching West Wing; Predicts Cousin-Fucker Will Be Next Prez; Hates Presidential Ranches

Outside the Beltway has posted video of right-wing zealot Chris Matthews’s recent appearance on Jay Leno. Among the political hairballs the Hardball host coughs up in four-plus minutes of barely uninterrupted bloviation that has been banned from Gitmo as the equivalent of torture: He cried bipartisan tears when Jimmy Smits offered Alan Alda the Secretary of State slot on The West Wing; wishes we hadn’t invaded Iraq; thinks “Newt Gingrich is World War 3″; is “tired of presidents with ranches”; and predicts Rudy Giuliani will be the next president of the United States. Read more on Hardball Host Matthews: I Cried Watching West Wing; Predicts Cousin-Fucker Will Be Next Prez; Hates Presidential Ranches…
 

Metro Section: Whack, Whacked, Whacking

* Jack Valenti does look like one of Tony Soprano’s buddies, but Glickman? He looks more like one of Tony’s accountants. [MAFIAA Via Information Leafblower] * We really hope he doesn’t tell them he works for Chris Matthews until the next morning, because honestly we think a little higher of DC bloggers. [Big Head Rob] Read more on Metro Section: Whack, Whacked, Whacking…
 

Chris Matthews Can’t Seem To Make Up His Mind

Ok, our buddy/tablemate Brian Montopoli pointed this out in the earlier-linked MRC dinner post, but Chris Matthews can’t catch a break. The reactionary conservatives at the MRC hate him. The whiny bleeding-heart ideologues with poor hygiene at Media Matters hate him. And we think it’s getting to him. How else to explain this (from aforementioned bleeding-heart etc. etc.)? Read more on Chris Matthews Can’t Seem To Make Up His Mind…