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GOP congressman to Chris Matthews: ‘This is what you do on your show … you bully guests’

Perhaps Chris Matthews hasn’t had a showdown quite this good since his contentious 2004 Republican Convention interview with then Sen. Zell Miller. During that exchange, the Georgia Democrat challenged the MSNBC “Hardball” host to a duel.

But on his Tuesday program, Illinois Republican Freshman Rep. Joe Walsh went head-to-head with Matthews about the debt-ceiling debate. That prompted several interesting exchanges between Walsh and Matthews, including one referencing his 2008 comment that President Barack Obama gave him a “thrill” up his leg:

WALSH: Hey, Chris, what’s the president’s plan? Hey Chris, explain…

MATTHEWS: That’s not the point. I pointed out that your party has said the president doesn’t have a plan. Your plan doesn’t have cuts in it. Can you explain that to me?

WALSH:  Hey Chris, your president who sends a tingle up your legs — your president…

MATTHEWS: Here we go.

WALSH: … has not been serious in six months. Why do you ignore that, Chris? Why do you ignore that?

MATTHEWS: I think it’s our president. I think it’s our president.

WALSH: He is our president.

MATTHEWS: And most of all, ‘tingle’ is your word. Let’s go on. Let’s go on.

WALSH: He doesn’t send a thrill up my leg, Chris alright, and has not been serious about this debt crisis, and why don’t you jump on that?

Matthews also suggested Walsh should resign if the federal debt ceiling impasse resulted in a crisis. But near the end of the segment, Walsh called Matthews a bully.

“Chris, this is what you do on your show?” Walsh said. “This is what, you bully — this is what you do, you bully guests. Answer me a question. Did the president ignore the debt situation in his State of the Union address?”

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  • Voyvik

    In the wrap up of the Republicn debate, Chris Matthews just said all Republicans enjoy killing people and find it cause for festivities.  I think this will go a long way to re-unite the country to work together to find a solution.

  • Blackbeard

    Joe Walsh,
     
    First, your confrontation with Chris Matthews on Hardball was deployable. You looked and acted like a mad man! It appears that you are NOT capable of holding a decent and intelligent debate with anyone.
     
    It is a sad day when you see a U.S. Congressman act stupid and undereducated on national television. Secondly, as a representative of the people of Illinois (8th District), you should never display disrespect for the President of these United States as you have done in the past by telling the leader of the Free World to “Quit Lying.” That statement alone, coming from a U.S. Congressman, has the potential to plant a negative seed into the mind of some young man to show disrespect to his parents, teachers, and his spiritual leaders. If he is in the military, he will disrespect his military chain-of-command. He will kill also, and you will be responsible for that person’s death, even though you did not pull the trigger.  
     
    Congressman Joe Wilson, who shouted out to the President, “You lie!” are in my opinion, responsible for the shooting that took placed in Arizona, that cause Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ head injury, the death of the judge and other by-standers.
    I seriously do not believe you people realize how much you affect the minds of so many unstable people in this society.
     
     

  • Blackbeard

    Joe Walsh,
     
    First, your confrontation with Chris Matthews on Hardball was deployable. You looked and acted like a mad man! It appears that you are NOT capable of holding a decent and intelligent debate with anyone.
     
    It is a sad day when you see a U.S. Congressman act stupid and undereducated on national television. Secondly, as a representative of the people of Illinois (8th District), you should never display disrespect for the President of these United States as you have done in the past by telling the leader of the Free World to “Quit Lying.” That statement alone, coming from a U.S. Congressman, has the potential to plant a negative seed into the mind of some young man to show disrespect to his parents, teachers, and his spiritual leaders. If he is in the military, he will disrespect his military chain-of-command. He will kill also, and you will be responsible for that person’s death, even though you did not pull the trigger.  
     
    Congressman Joe Wilson, who shouted out to the President, “You lie!” are in my opinion, responsible for the shooting that took placed in Arizona, that cause Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ head injury, the death of the judge and other by-standers.
    I seriously do not believe you people realize how much you affect the minds of so many unstable people in this society.
     
     

  • bigdave

    OLE SLOBBER MOUTH TINGLING LEGS…PAID BY THE STIMULUS TO GE! WHAT A JACKASS. . LOVE TO BE IN A SMALL ROOM WITH THIS AMERICA HATER. I CAN MAKE HIS LEGS STOP TINGLING. IDIOT.

  • Mort

    never argue with an idiot…He will drag you down to his level then beat you with experience

  • TruthFirst

    Hannity never says one word that isn’t degrading our President. Just look at Sarah (dumbbunny) Palin who won’t be interviewed by anyone but FOX – this should tell all doubters that Fox News is totally one-sided and has no purpose other than to call out President Obama. That dim fox group is ably led by R. Murdoch who is a criminal in every way -

    • bigdave

      THEN WHY DOES EVERY NEWS ORGANIZATION IN THE WORLD FOLLOW PALIN AROUND?! AND YOUR SUPPORT FOR A CLUELESS, INEXPERIENCED IN EVERYTHING, NEVER-HAD-A-REA-JOB COMMUNITY ORGANIZER IS BASED ON WHAT AGAIN?! OH YEAH…CUASE HE BLACK! WHAT A GREAT PRESIDENTIAL QUALLIFIER THAT IS….IDIOD.

    • bigdave

      MURDOCHS ENTERPRISE PROVIDES JOBS FOR 53,000 PEOPLE. OF COURSE HE WATCHES THEM ALL CLOSELY EVERY SINGLE DAY, JUST LIKE GEORGE SOROS WOULD IF HE HAD ANY EMPLOYEES…RIGHT JERKWAD? MOST PEOPLE ARE SAVVY TO YOU LEFTIST TURDS DISSING EVERYONE CONSERVATIVE AND MAKING UP LIES ON COMMAND…BECAUSE TO LIBTURDS…KEEP TELLING LIES TIL THEY BECOME THE TRUTH. YOU ARE TRULLY A SADSACK BUNCH.

  • F_This

    Notice how the Liberal media never answers a direct question when asked? Conservative hosts are glad to answer questions by the other side. Look at Hannity, he never shy’s away from a debate on the issues. Chris is a punk arse biatch that doesn’t know a darn thing about politics!

  • riseabove

    As with the case in any unhealthy, dysfunctional relationship when the manipulator discovers they’re bagful of tricks and tactics aren’t working anymore they get angry and that’s what we’ve been seeing these past couple of years. We see anger and frustration from those on the left. They lash out at and denigrate those who refuse to conform. We see it in small venues like online blogs and town hall meetings, and we see it in big arenas like mass media outlets.

    The portion of the public that’s been footing the bills the past few decades not only for their own retirements but for a slew of never-ending entitlement programs, bailouts and pork projects has finally caught on to the fact that they’re being exploited. They’re fighting back in every way, shape and form. This dramatic pushback riles the aggressors, the manipulators, the oppressors. They know it’s the eleventh hour and the party is nearly over. So now we have both sides feeling infuriated but for completely different reasons.

    In my own personal estimation, the right is much more justified in their sense of indignation. Even though the left does have a few valid gripes, they are the ones who are profiting off the backs of those who have played by the rules all their lives. It doesn’t matter how idealistic it would be to lift everyone out of poverty because, as the saying goes; The trouble with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.

    The irony is that the left is evoking in their opposition the very feelings that caused them to rise up and become politically active to begin with, but for the ultimate irony, one has to understand the prophesy in Revelation regarding the Beast and the Harlot. How it all makes so much sense now…

  • dotherightthing

    I used to like Chris Mathews back in the early 90′s. What happened? I think he must have had a brain infarct. The guy is like a raging nut case. He is rude to his guests and won’t let them speak ESPECIALLY if it looks like they’re about to score a major point. He hates to be confronted. The President DOES Lie!! He lies, misrepresents the facts, the polls, and the pathetic Americans who don’t read the news feeds or watch more than one news source are at his mercy.
    The POTUS has no plan! The Emperor has no Clothes. He is a sock puppet and someone else is pulling the strings. He is a stage prop. Even the Dems are turning against Obozzo. Good for Walsh on calling Chrissy wussy out on his behavior. He is a bully and a misogynist.