Chris Matthews: You're an 'Idiot' if You Don't Vote, and You're an 'Idiot' if You 'vote for one of these third- or fourth-party candidates, like Gary Johnson'

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  • Mr Whipple||

    Is this douchebag even relevant?

  • Enough About Palin||

    Berate him if you must, but if there is ANYONE in this world who truly understands the minds of idiots, it's Chris Matthews.

  • ||

    When you gaze into the idiot, the idiot also gazes into you.

  • sloopyinca||

    There's a "In Soviet Russia" joke here, but I can't quite put my finger in it.

  • Cliché Bandit||

    put my finger in it

    yyyyyyyyuuuuck!

  • Sudden||

    In Soviet Russia, finger puts it in you.

  • Jena||

    Yes. Here the finger has a glove.

  • nicole||

    In Soviet Russia, leg tingles you!

  • ||

    In Soviet Russia, gazing into government idiots YOU!

    (This, unfortunately, is very true)

  • Restoras||

    Yes, I am going with he certainly has experience with idiots.

  • nicole||

    He does have the yummiest tears of them all...

  • Sudden||

    Certainly. Due to the vinegary nature of them, they also have tenderizing effect on his tender, supple bod.

    /Dahmer

  • Art Vandelay||

    "supple bod"

    Ummmmm......

  • Anonymous Coward||

    Chris Matthews IS an idiot. No conditionals, no qualifiers.

  • Flatulent Monkey||

    No, Chris Matthews you are the colossal moron, you believe that there is a difference between the two teams are nil and you seem to think that one brand of technocratic statism is superior to the other.

    Fuck this guy in the ear. Guys like him make me want for team blue to loose on the off chance that the staff of MSNBC will commit ritual suicide or just struck dumb. The schadenfreude of an Obama loss might make the misery of four years of Romney more palatable.

  • Adam330||

    Actually, he said "anybody who is watching this show who hasn't voted, or doesn't have plans to vote, is an idiot." Since anyone watching Chris Matthews on MSNBC is an idiot, I think he's right on.

  • sloopyinca||

    What the fuck is a "Chris Matthews"?

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    Rachel Maddow's funny uncle.

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    meant "less funny"

  • sloopyinca||

    Well, you managed to fuck that joke up. Thanks.

  • ||

    Well it ended up being less funny at least.

  • Bobarian||

    Funny, ha ha, or funny, as in the uncle you never want to leave the kids with?

  • Killazontherun||

    The one who made her hate the touch of a man? Well, that make sense now.

  • Pro Libertate||

    He's some sort of "former" Democratic aide and staffer who is somehow treated by people as if he's politically neutral.

  • Bee Tagger||

    Doesn't he also think voting for one of the major party candidates makes you an idiot? Provided that one is the Republican one.

  • Sudden||

    He must maintain the illusion of independence.

  • Bee Tagger||

    Doesn't he also think voting for one of the major party candidates makes you an idiot? Provided that one is the Republican one.

  • Bee Tagger||

    Doesn't he also think voting for one of the major party candidates makes you an idiot? Provided that one is the Republican one.

  • sloopyinca||

    Yes, and he supports multiple posting as well. So you and he are the same.

  • $park¥||

    He doesn't support them, he just isn't opposed to them.

  • Restoras||

    I hope you voted three times today too!

  • Pro Libertate||

    Yeah, just doing what you're told, no matter how futile, time and time again, is so fucking smart.

  • Bee Tagger||

    Yes, awesome. Look how important I am.

  • ||

    One of my favorite Matthews moments was when he claimed that you could just raise taxes and it wouldn't matter because people would just work harder to make up the difference. No biggie.

  • Killazontherun||

    Straight out of Galbraith whom even the more lefty economist at my school enjoyed mocking. However, there is quite a bit of that assumption in Obama's rhetoric when he talks about the Bush tax cuts destroying the economy (reducing productivity?) and the solution is to raise taxes (to stimulate growth?). When put that way, it makes all the sense in the world!

  • Randian||

    What the fuck is going on with commenting? Jesus, it's 2012, reason, get your shit fixed.

  • Death Rock and Skull||

    Logging in all the time. Comments not going through. "You have won our weekly prize!"

  • Ptah-Hotep||

    I thought it was just my machine.

  • sloopyinca||

    If you check the "keep me logged in" box, it won't happen anymore.

  • $park¥||

    Sloopy, how can we continue to feel superior to these people if you keep giving away all the secrets?

  • Sudden||

    By educating someone on the proper way to perform a simplistic and remedial task, you can then claim credit for every simplistic and remedial task they perform in perpetuity.

  • $park¥||

    OK, I can accept that. Wait, is this some kind of trap?

  • Sudden||

    ALL YOUR THOUGHT AND ACTION BELONG TO US NOW!!!!!1!!111!!!!!1!1!!

  • Auric Demonocles||

    That box, you didn't check that.

  • Ptah-Hotep||

    I did that. All I say when previewing was a blank box. Now it is working.

  • Ptah-Hotep||

    say = saw

    Fuck!

  • ||

    Sorry, this has no impact on me, as I already despise Matthews as much as humanly possible.

  • Art Vandelay||

    C'mon, Joe. Crank that hate up to 11. We know you can do it.

  • A Serious Man||

    If Obama loses I'm tuning into MSNBC for the lulz. It'll be 100 times worse than their nervous breakdown over Obama's performance in the first debate or their reaction to the Wisconsin recall, like the Hailey's Comet of political hackery.

  • Ice Nine||

    This is a given.

  • $park¥||

    Are you really willing to watch Sgt Schultz have a rage induced heart explosion on live TV?

    Wait, what am I thinking?

  • sloopyinca||

    Wait, what am I thinking?

    Say it in Jar Jar Binks voice.

    Ha! I got you all good. You can't unhear it.

  • Ted S.||

    Yeah, but what if Obama actually wins? No lulz there.

  • Skip||

    Don't forget their pants wetting when Scott Brown won.

  • db||

    I don't recognize this Mathews fellow's credentials to judge me. I'm not sure I've ever even heard him speak or seen his picture.

  • Death Rock and Skull||

    I am a stronger, more intelligent person for not being concerned about voting for the "winner".

  • db||

    This.

  • Timrek||

    Well said Bee Tagger. So well said it resonated in my head three times.

    Chris Mathews rocks! Without him MSNBC would be like watching a real news station. No wait their other people suck too. I take that back...He's worthless.

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    Maybe I get MSNBC on my cable machine, I don't know. Frankly, I don't want to know. It's a channel I can do without.

  • ||

    Anyone want to vomit some more? Here. Enjoy.

  • Randian||

    omg I loled. hard. I hope that guy kills himself.

  • Cliché Bandit||

    fucking W O W !

    "Danger Will Robinson!"
    "Faith in humanity fading!"

  • A Serious Man||

    He might if O loses.

  • Randian||

    Yet another reason to pull for ROMNIAC then.

  • Drake||

    I'm willing to assist that suicide.

  • ||

    Does "Sam" stand for "Stupid-ass Moron"?

  • Randian||

    And the whole rest of the thread lines up to say how they too cried for Obama. What would I do if I met one of these people face to face? I am pretty well liked as a 'nice guy', but I would seriously laugh in their faces...and then laugh again when they cried.

  • ||

    Laughter would just be the beginning.

  • ||

    The only thing more fun than punching someone weaker than yourself is punching someone weaker than yourself who's crying.

  • ||

    "I'll give you something to cry about!"

  • JEP||

    It takes a big man to cry, but it takes a bigger man to make that man cry.

  • sarcasmic||

    Time elapsed from when I entered the door until I left: 40 minutes.

    Another thing I like about living in a small town. I don't anticipate my stop at the Town Hall on the way home lasting more than five minutes.

  • db||

    I walked into the polling place at 0718 and left after voting at 0736.

  • db||

    It only took that long because a woman wasn't on the voting list (even though her husband, who was there with her) was. The election folks had to call their HQ and verify her registration so she could cast a provisional ballot.

  • ||

    Why do I keep hearing these ridiculously long reports of waits at the polling locations? An early voter friend waited three hours. Welch said he waited two hours this morning. My brother early voted and had to wait an hour. WTF? I've never had to wait more than maybe ten minutes, and I live in a suburb. Of course, I used to work nights so I could go at 11am when no one was there, but still. Hoping to get in and out quickly around 5pm today.

  • ||

    It's hilarious that people are wasting that much of their time to do something which is mathematically meaningless. I guess their time is worth even less. Let's hear it for the statistically challenged!

  • Will Nonya||

    meaningless how?

    is standing in line to be counted with the rest of the status quo groups more meaningful than a vote for none of the above?

  • ||

    To be fair, voting for none of the above takes 0 seconds.

  • sarcasmic||

    Know what's really meaningless? Being an anarchist.

    Nothing is more meaningless than anarchists.

  • nicole||

    No, nothing is more meaningless than nihilist anarchists. I win!

  • $park¥||

    No, nothing is more meaningless than nihilist anarchists. I win!

  • MJGreen||

    Yeah, but it doesn't require any time or effort.

  • Killazontherun||

    Without the state, you remain undefined? Prove it!

  • Ted S.||

    I walked 3/4 mile to my polling place, voted (there was actually a brief line!*) and walked home all in right about 40 minutes.

    *At the town hall there are four seats with blinds to fill our your ballot. When I got there there were actually people filling out ballots at all four seats.

  • General Butt Naked||

    Jesus.

    Fuck, man. I'd off myself it that were me.

    Dang...

  • Tman||

    Can you imagine how hard this guy cried when he found out Olberman was getting dumped by MSNBC?

    Salty ham tears abound.

  • Scruffy Nerfherder||

    Hoooooly crap.

    Even if the original poster was a troll, the comments can't all be.

    I paused. I thought of all we've been through for 4 years. I looked at the other names, including Romney. Choked up a bit and filled in the box for Obama. I took a picture of it on my ipod. I think I'll post it on my facebook later. I'm fired up and ready to go!
    So perhaps this why we cry. We cry from relief that ride is over, we cry from joy at thinking we will achieve the outcome in this election we most desperately want, and we cry from sadness growing from the knowledge this is his last term.
  • rts||

    I took a picture of it on my ipod. I think I'll post it on my facebook later.

    That might be illegal depending on state

  • MJGreen||

    Wouldn't you choke up? This is an historic day. The day when we can reelect Barack Obama. No one thought this would be possible 50 years ago.

  • sloopyinca||

    Fuck you, Warty, for bring that to my attention. I'm gonna take a shower for the third time today.

  • ||

    I'm guessing one of the others was after you put your finger in it?

  • Raven Nation||

    Good grief. It reads like a "What I Did on my Summer Vacation" paper by a high schooler.

  • $park¥||

    You know Warty, I never hated you just because Epi told me to. But that was the last straw. I'm never talking to you again.

  • ||

    Now you see that I was right. I'm always right!

  • $park¥||

    Tell Warty that he can't trick me into talking to him.

  • ||

    Tell Sparky that his mom's fucking hot.

  • ||

    Did you ever talk to me before?

  • Sudden||

    Sparky, here's the thing. Epi only tells people to hate Warty so that people do not steal Warty from him.

    However, this strategy repeatedly backfires. There is nothing the Warty likes quite so much as a hate fuck.

  • Scruffy Nerfherder||

    Damn you Warty. I almost choked on my sammich when I read this one:

    voted in maryland this morning. no wait at all. been crying since. There is something very emotional this time around. Basically just wanting to shut up all the asswholes out there that have been hurting me everytime they lie on my president. Didn't realize or admit until now how much their shit has been hurting me inside. I can't wait until they declare Obama the winner. Then I'm gonna cry again. Right now I'm on my way to get a nice bottle of wine. I'm not going to work tomorrow. (emphasis added)
  • jester||

    Which applies to the horrible grief perpetrated upon this true heart? Hate crime? Internet bullying?
    Why shouldn't he/she/he/she/she?/he? Get permanent disability?
    It was traumatic.

  • Anonymous Coward||

    Basically just wanting to shut up all the asswholes out there that have been hurting me everytime they lie on my president. Didn't realize or admit until now how much their shit has been hurting me inside.

    This is cure for hurt feelings. YOLO!

  • FD||

    It puzzles me when folks wonder how the murdering, bigoted, evil tyrants were ever tolerated -- nay, elevated.
    But then I see articles such as this. And I see how the slippery slope is embraced -- happy slaves rejoicing when they look upwards at someone else who is certainly more valuable to the human race than they or their own children are.

  • Atlas Stoned||

    If these mindless fucks had their way Obama would be our Dear Leader for life. That is seriously hero worship gone full retard.

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    I'm sure someone somewhere is drafting a repeal of the 20th amendement.

  • Andrew S.||

    Assuming you mean 22nd, not 20th. Been tried many times. I think Harry Reid already tried it during Obama's term in office.

  • Scruffy Nerfherder||

  • MJGreen||

    I cried with pride for the privilege of casting my vote for a great President, Barack Obama. I knew when I saw his name this would be the last time I would have that privilege.

    Check your privilege, bro!!

    Really, this guy is crying because he won't be able to vote for Obama one more time? Of course, if he loses, Obama could always run in 2016, or 2020. So, really, it's win-win, guy.

  • MJGreen||

    Oh, "Samantha." Well... still betting it's a guy.

  • Tman||

    So whose salty ham tears will be the most delicious?

    Matthews is a decent argument, dude will need rehydration due to the spittle loss as the night wears on.

    Daily Kos? That will be ok, but they are almost irrelevant this year.

    Andy Sullivan? That dude is cocoa for cocoa puffs these days so I'm not sure it will be that great.

    Soledad O'Brien? Please oh please let her have to interview Sununu again if Obama loses, that will be delicious.

    Mike Brysenzki? Meh.

    I'll have to go with Axelrod. Watching his stupid face recede in to the background where it belongs will bring me great joy.

  • Jena||

    The Plouffe.

  • MJGreen||

    I think Axelrod will walk into the street and never be seen again. He will wind up in Spain under a new name.

  • Scruffy Nerfherder||

    Chris is off his meds again.

  • ||

    Well, I'm convinced. That Matthews is a blithering idiot.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Isn't he the guy who got a tingly leg or an erection or both when Obama won? Strange what passes for journalism these days.

  • T o n y||

    He's a pundit, not a journalist.

  • Randian||

    You're actually Chris Matthews, aren't you?

  • ||

    DON'T RESPOND TO IT.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Oops.

  • ||

    BLOG POLICE!!!!

  • ||

    You substance-less jerk!

  • Randian||

    Axis Of Glib, clean up on Aisle 2...

  • jester||

    The blog police? They live inside your head.

  • Pro Libertate||

    He's a shill. Why is that worth anything?

  • Will Nonya||

    Is there still a difference? If so I doubt most Americans could tell anymore.

    We still have a free press it's just disheartening what it has chosen to do with that freedom.

  • Art Vandelay||

    Journalists aren't free unless they're free to get raging boners over a politician.

  • T o n y||

    Yes, there are plenty of real reporters out there whose job and motivation is to uncover facts.

    The problem is half the political universe now finds facts optional, especially if they don't like them.

  • Calidissident||

    Half?

  • Sudden||

    Don't tell him that. He still believes himself to be a journalist who asks the hard questions.

  • Will Nonya||

    No doubt Matthews is an idiot but he is still slightly more stable than Maddow...

    Why not vote for one of the major parties though, it's what all the col kids are doing and it gives you a 50-50 shot of being on the "winning" side...

    It's this sort of "make your vote count" logic, restrictive ballot access laws and small parties fundamental inability to organize that keep us locked into the two party disaster, er system.

  • T o n y||

    Have you ever watched Rachel Maddow in your life?

    Nobody who has ever watched both their shows would claim that Maddow was less stable than Matthews.

    In fact I had a Republican friend watch Maddow for the first time, and he came away completely confused and amazed. "She has all these facts and shit!"

  • nicole||

    Maddow is definitely more stable than Matthews. But it doesn't really have to do with how many facts she has. She usually has plenty. But she does get too excited about them to seem completely stable. She tries to convey all this urgency through body language and "duh" statements and sort of slow, loud talking. Sort of like Jezebel on TV, even though there have been lots of times I've agreed with her or thought she was reporting on neglected issues.

  • Julio Cesar Samper Uribe||

  • ||

    Test comment.

  • ||

    Comments are working again? Thanks, squirrels.

  • $park¥||

    Comments never stopped working for the smart people.

  • ||

    So yours were broken, too, eh?

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    Is it too late to vote for Newt's moon colony?

  • Pro Libertate||

    It would beat what we're going to get. At least we'd have something to show for our money.

  • The Late P Brooks||

    Say it in Jar Jar Binks voice.

    What the fuck is a Jar Jar Binks?

  • A Serious Man||

    I took a shit in a jar jar binks once.

  • Sudden||

    Hurricane Sandi shits whereever she damn well pleases.

  • Pro Libertate||

    I think it's some sort of new GM electric car.

  • Ryan60657||

    I am proud to be an idiot who voted for Gary Johnson this morning.

  • ||

    Election music: Peace Sells

  • ||

    "What'd'ya mean I couldn't be the President of the United States of America?"

    Sorry, Dave. Also, its amazing how much less heavy this sounds than it did when it came out.

  • jester||

    He's a liar. He doesn't believe in boycotts? (yes, I know, the word 'boy' is contained in there; very likely to confuse)

  • The Late P Brooks||

    I just want to see Chris Matthews slit his wrists on live teevee.

    Is that too much to ask, Santa?

  • Will Nonya||

    I'd pay a dollar to see that. A horribly devalued fiat dollar but still...

  • Timrek||

    Hey, Guys and Gals. Since Matthews is such an easy target, let's put this thread to good use!

    2012 RACE PREDICTIONS RESULTS...You be the Pundit!

    At Foxnews.com they have "YouDecide Race Predictor" (I know it sounds RACIST...it's FOXNews after all). Give each candidate the states you think they will win and get the results. Who ever wins gets to make up the next Reason Drinking Game and a photo of Nick Gillespie autographed by The Jacket! (In the event of multiple winners one will be selected by the server squirrels.)

    My prediction...Romney win with 306 Electoral Votes after taking VA, NC, CO, IA, FL, OH, AZ, and PA but he loses WI, NH and NV.

    What do the rest of you think?

  • rac3rx||

    I think Obama will probably take PA. My predictor came up Romney with 300.

  • dj kumquat||

    matthews: career drunk!

  • Mesteve||

    "Chris Matthews, you're an idiot." I stopped reading after that.

  • Oso Politico||

    Just a few days ago he called me a pig for being an AGW skeptic, and now I guess I am an idiot pig. What will it be next week - a fucking idiot pig?

    BTW: At the end of the video clip I thought he was going to flip us the bird, but he disappoints...

  • Sudden||

    Ratfucking idiot pig, no doubt.

  • Gilbert Martin||

    Chris Matthews certainly has plenty of on the job experience with idiocy.

  • Scotch Man||

    Well now that Softball called me an idiot I'm definitely voting third party.

  • Jena||

    "You get two choices!" Matthews

    Yeah, nothing more than a binary choice is ever possible.

  • Mike Laursen||

    "Fourth party"?

  • Skip||

    "Lean Forward" is just a polite way of saying "Bend Over".

  • jdgalt||

    I'll go with the George Carlin theory: You're an idiot if you vote for Tweedledum, but you're a maniac if you vote for Tweedledee.

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