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Clueless conspiracy theory of the day – Chris Matthews edition

And an amazing one at that, although when you consider the source, perhaps not:

CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST: You know, a great question, Charles, that wasn’t on my list to ask but I’m going to ask you because you seem like a sophisticated guy of many parts. You think business can sit on those billions and trillions of dollars for two more years after they screw Obama this time? Are they going to keep sitting on their money so they don’t invest and help the economy for two long years to get Mr. Excitement Mitt Romney elected president? Will they do that to the country?

Yes friends, he really said that. Businesses are, per Matthews, purposely sitting on their money in order to "screw Obama" without any thought or concern about what they’re doing to the country. And all to get "Mr. Excitement" elected.

Apparently Matthews thinks this is a "sophisticated" question to ask a "sophisticated" guest.

Listen to the non-answer answer. You can see "oh, thanks for that pile of crap question" written all over his face:

This, apparently, is what passes for journalism on the left. This is also why only 12% of cable viewers tune into MSNBC and the hosts there remain largely unknown.

They’ve earned their place.



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21 Responses to Clueless conspiracy theory of the day – Chris Matthews edition

  • The only proper response to that would have been “Are you [bleep]ing high???

  • Are they going to keep sitting on their money so they don’t invest and help the economy for two long years to get Mr. Excitement Mitt Romney elected president?

    More laughable is the idea that corporations “sit on their money” by putting it in a mattress somewhere.  This is a statement made by someone who doesn’t understand how investment actually works.

    • Exactly right, Jeff.  Mathews does not have a clue about business and investment.  Not only is a lot of that money not cash, but debt, business are watching their cash because they remember how that could not get short term money in 2008 and they are unsure where to invest because the Obama administration keeps throwing threats at them from health care to cap and trade to EPA rules that far exceed their bounds.
      Neither Obama nor Mathews understand you cannot “hippie punch” business day after day and expect business to be enthusiastic about their opportunities.

    • I missed that “get Mr. Excitement Mitt Romney elected president?” part the first time through, but it seems the Left are expecting another John McCain or Bob Dole to come out of the Republican primaries.
      I mean, Bob Dole says that Bob Dole would be a …

  • That’s a perfectly plausible scenario, though.  As everyone knows, corporations are soulless and truly evil entities that exist for the sole purpose of destroying the human spirit.  There’s no way they’ll let an honest to goodness kindhearted idealist like Barrack Obama wreck things for them.

  • So typical of the Collectivist group-think.  Simply deny the existence of human nature, and plug in the weirdest, most despicable motive you can impute to your target.  We are left to sit back in abject disbelief that people will allow that kind of crap to leave their mouths.
    For another butt-load of that kind of thing, see Trumka, Little Dick.

  • I thought Ezra Klein, that sage of sages at the Washington Post, put this story to bed a long time ago.
    According to Klein, the amount of cash held by corporations on the sidelines has been going up steadily for the past 20 years.  The exact reason for this phenomemia isn’t explained by Klien.  A lot of this are profits being held offshore to avoid US taxes in the hopes that it can be either used offshore or repatriated sometime in the future at better rates.
    While it’s easy to snicker at Klein on most subjects, this story seems to be backed up by facts.

  • he should ask the top democrats, bill gates and warren buffet if they’re hoarding cash on the side and not investing

  • also better yet, make sure to ask THEMSELVES that question. Where do they put their money? Do they invest, simply deposit in the bank, or hoarding the cash

  • Given MSNBC’s rather puny (and apparently falling) ratings, it’s fair to ask:

    If a tree falls on Chris Matthews in the woods, would anybody notice?

    But seriously, let’s consider the lefty rich attitude toward money: it IS to be used for political purposes (e.g. George Soros).  Therefore, it isn’t much of a stretch for them to imagine that rich reichwingers would use THEIR money for political purposes, even if it means crippling their companies and tanking their investments.

    And as far as “would they do that to the country”, the lefty answer is most assuredly “yes”: they have NO problem doing harm to our country, and so assume that rethuglikkkans would do the same.

  • …and Mathews gets his credibility from where?  I quit listening to these idiots years ago; it’s a waste of my diminishing time.

  • So, what was all that about “The adults are in charge now”?