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    Chris Matthews Surprisingly Skeptical on Court Ruling on Immigration Order

    Chris Matthews Surprisingly Skeptical on Court Ruling on Immigration Order

    Matthews: the courts “have gotten into somebody else’s marmalade here”

    Wait a second: was that Sean Hannity on Fox News? Nope, it was Chris Matthews on MSNBC last night, expressing surprising skepticism over the 9th Circuit’s decision to uphold the stay of President Trump’s executive order on immigration.Matthews made a multi-pronged attack on the ruling.

    • Matthews suggested political motives on the part of the Court:”so much of this court ruling is based on what they think about Trump.”
    • He called it “an odd ban on Muslims if it doesn’t include 95% of Muslims.”
    • Matthews suggested that the ruling would not have gone 3-0 against the order if it had been heard in another [less liberal] Circuit court.
    • Matthews repeatedly attacked the court’s reliance on the fact that we haven’t been attacked by people from the countries included in the order. He argued that you couldn’t predict the future, pointing out that no one from Egypt had attacked the US before Mohamed Atta did on 9-11, and no one from the West Bank or Jordan before Sirhan Sirhan assassinated RFK.
    • Matthews was dubious about the court extending equal protection rights to non-Americans who are not in the country.

    Concluded Matthews: “I think the courts have gotten into somebody else’s marmalade here. You start talking about policy, and which countries to target, which not to target. These judges don’t have any competence to do that.”

    Note: Hardball flashed a chyron showing that Hillary Clinton had triumphantly tweeted “3-0.” When a Politico reporter suggested it wasn’t a political ruling since a George W appointee had gone along with it, Matthews taunted: “so you’re with Hillary on this. You’re with Hillary who says 3-0.”


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    Matthews is showing signs that he’s finally recognized the pattern they’re locked in and how bad it is for both the press and the Democrats.

    The pattern flows like this:

    1) Trump says/does something mild to moderately objectionable

    2) The press and Democrats seize upon it and start publicly commenting about it

    3) To try and score political points and whip up fear, the press and Democrats EXAGGERATE and LIE about it for edgy sound bytes

    4) Trump says they’re lying liars who lie and are just partisan hacks

    5) The common people find out about their easily verifiable lies

    6) Any objections to what Trump is ACTUALLY doing are lost amidst the lies and defense against the lies

    7) Trump support grows

    8) Trust of the press falls further

    I mean seriously. I don’t know how many times this pattern has to repeat.

    Matthews recognizes that this decision by the 9th Circuit is idiotic, devoid of legal reasoning, going to be overturned by the Supreme Court, and that means Trump will have been completely vindicated in criticizing the 9th Circuit as partisan hacks.

    This is bad for both the 9th Circuit and the Democrats for them to behave in this blatantly political and partisan a way – and at the end of the day, for what? A temporary stay on a legal EO?

      mailman in reply to Olinser. | February 10, 2017 at 5:50 pm

      I wonder if the justices realise they have essentially signed their own death warrants? With a failure rate over 80% you would think these clowns would have some understanding of how vulnerable their position is.

      But this is the thing about Liberals…they actually have no idea just how terrible bad they really are. So when the 9th Circuit does get broken up in the near future they will be completely caught off guard and totally didn’t see it coming…which will make it even more delicious…those delicious liberal tears 🙂

      murkyv in reply to Olinser. | February 10, 2017 at 7:43 pm

      Matthews was actually watchable back during the good old days of Impeachment.

      He thought Bubba had unnecessarily damaged himself and the Party since they were forced to defend him

      tom swift in reply to Olinser. | February 11, 2017 at 1:46 am

      I mean seriously. I don’t know how many times this pattern has to repeat.

      The trained seals haven’t changed, the chopped fish tossed to them hasn’t changed … there’s little reason to expect that the ensuing circus act will change any time soon.

    *SHRUG* the liberal ploy is pretty simple … Oppose everything … Fund raise to support their paid protesters to make it look like Trump support is crumbling … Increase the number of dead on voter rolls …. And with media compliance make it look as though every white house policy is somehow killing dogs … Old ladies and children

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