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  •  In 1980, Chris Matthews was in the Carter WH (19+ / 0-)

    working as speech writer.

    "Rick Perry talks a lot and he's not very bright. And that's a combination I like in Republicans." --- James Carville

    by LaurenMonica on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 06:53:59 AM PDT

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      for two solid weeks or more he kept the swiftboating of Sen. Kerry going and going and going front and center on his show. I wrote to him then and told him I would no longer be a viewer. I've always been confused and disappointed why he would side with Bush over Kerry, or even Gore, for that matter, but he clearly did.) I wished he would have seen how high the stakes were then. It was clear to just about everyone else. I don't think I can ever forgive him for that -- look what 8 years of GWB has wrought this country!

      I do think Matthews was truly moved by the election of the first African American president in 2008. (And I think he wears his heart on his sleeve -- it's often not difficult to spot where his loyalties are, politically.)

      Having said that, I'm always glad when he has these "wake up!" moments and speaks the truth. (Notice, he said both sides are running negative ads -- which is not false equivalency because it's true. Yet he was able to pinpoint that RMoney's ads are dishonest, racist and divisive, while at the same time, not claiming the same for the President's campaign ads.)

      BTW, I never hear Matthews defend Jimmy Carter (which, admittedly, doesn't mean he hasn't done so). He speaks little about his days in the Carter WH, perhaps because that is not a popular topic among the GOP or the Dems (who still smart from Carter's defeat to RR).

      Now THAT's the president I voted for!

      by RevJoe on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 07:27:37 AM PDT

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