Poor Chris Matthews - he's lost that tingle up his leg that comes from Obama speaking. Apparently it takes more than words to get Matthews all excited in his old age. But that doesn't mean he isn't still looking for orders from his 'commander'. Will Obama get the old man going again?
"There's no Peace Corps, there is no Special Forces, there is no 50‑miles hikes, there's no moon program, there's nothing to root for. What are we trying to do in this administration? Why does he want a second term? Would he tell us? What's he going to do in the second term? More of this? Is this it? Is this as good as it gets? Where are we going? Are we going to do something the second term. He has yet to tell us. He has nod said one thing what he's going to do in the second term. He never tells what he's going to do with regard to reforming our healthcare systems, Medicare, Medicaid, how is he going to reform Social Security? Is he going to deal with long‑term debt? How? Is he going to reform the tax system? How? Just tell us. Why are we in this fight with him? Just tell us, commander, give us our orders and tell us where we're going," Matthews said.
Wow Chris, as a journalist you're really waiting around for The President to give you orders? So is this a big admission that MSNBC is just a (poorly rated) propaganda machine for the White House.
"I think it's the people around him. Too many people, little kids with propellers on their heads. They are all virtual. Politics, this social networking, I get these e‑mails. You probably get them. I'm tired of getting them. Stop giving them to me. I want to meet people. Their idea of running a campaign is a virtual universe of sending e‑mails around to people. No, it's not. It's meetings with people. It's forging alliances. It's White House meetings and dinner parties that go on until midnight and he should be sitting late at night now with senators and members of congress and governors working together on how they are going to win this political fight that's coming. I don't have a sense that he's ever had a meeting. I hear stories that you will not believe. Not a single phone call since the last election. They don't call. No calls. "
"What? He doesn't think he needs anybody but him. That's what's going on," Pat said of Obama's isolation.
"He doesn't need anybody," Glenn said.