On Monday Chris Matthews, Chris Cuomo, and Senator Amy Klobuchar, D-MN, all aided the Republican message, Klobuchar inadvertently. Strangely, Matthews and Cuomo seem to have done it respectively out of genuine grace and accuracy.
Chris Matthews, not a fan of the president, said the president was “right to show respect for RBG. “True presidential behavior. Far too rare.” It was correct and gracious, kinda. There have been times in the past when Matthews has shown normal moderate Democrat sanity, which is one of the reasons he no longer has a show on MSNBC. His leftist pals jumped on him for showing the slightest regard for the president.
Trump is right to show respect for RBG. True presidential behavior. Far too rare.
— Chris Matthews (@HardballChris) September 21, 2020
Oh big deal,” said Joy Behar. “He implied her grieving family were a bunch of liars today for relaying her dying wish,” former Amy Klobuchar communications director Tim Hogan wrote. Hogan is incorrect. The president was referring to past statements in 2016 by RBG. Past the lionization now, it must be remembered RBG was a vicious partisan even while on the high court. The GOP and the president, while showing proper decorum, have not forgotten that.
“Every day. Every day, I had to go through this,” said former MSNBC host Keith Olbermann of Matthews. “I mean, anybody else see him on ‘Mission Accomplished’ night? I had to, I was co-anchoring.”
“Oh. you must not have been watching the news …” actor Don Cheadle said. “Did Chuck Todd repeatedly bludgeon you in the head with Chris Cillizza?” unknown writer Rafi Schwartz asked of Matthews.
“Lol. Whew these journalists are so desperate to declare ‘presidential behavior’. Go away, Mr. Matthews,” eye candy airhead Soledad O’Brien said. How interesting. The tolerant party is not so tolerant of any disagreement.
Then over at CNN Chris Cuomo analyzed the Supreme Court controversy correctly by giving the advantage to Trump and the GOP, “Look, this is a short-term win. I think it’s a win…I think that if they get this judge, it’s a win because if he wants people to vote for him, if he doesn’t deliver a nominee and it doesn’t get acted on by the Republicans, they’ve got trouble…I know that people say, ‘Well in races that are close.’ Who’s voting or thinking about voting for a Republican who doesn’t want them to pick a judge right now?”
And to top off the fun, Senator Amy Klobuchar slipped into coherence for just a moment.
“The people pick the President; the President nominates the Justice. That is how it works,” Klobuchar wrote.
The people pick the President; the President nominates the Justice. That is how it works.
— Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) September 21, 2020
Republicans had fun at her expense, “I agree and @realDonaldTrump is the President. Glad to have your support on this Amy,” said Donald Trump Jr. “Does someone want to tell her?? … We the people picked @realdonaldTrump! #FillTheSeatNOW,” Rep. Doug Collins, R-GA, wrote. “Never thought I’d say this but I agree with Amy Klobuchar,” Trump campaign rapid response director Andrew Clark quipped. Yup, a fine week already for the president and the Republicans and it may get much better.