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By Anonym 13 Sep

Chris Matthews

I mean, the idea that Bar could have sent him off on a Grand Tour. But he wasn't the least bit interested. Why? Why isn't he interested in the world? Because here's the bad news for him: He's in the world now.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Chris Matthews

Around the globe, millions more are mourning the death and celebrating the life of Pope John Paul II .Could any other world leader have drawn so many people to one place?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Chris Matthews

Paying tax is not a punishment. It's a responsibility.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Chris Matthews

I wonder... if the Republican Party really wants to be branded right now as the party of tax cuts and torture? I mean that's what they're selling.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Chris Matthews

The real difference between relationship politics and transactional politics is loyalty. [Barack] Obama doesn't seem to expect it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Chris Matthews

Being a little older is not going to win election. Being a little younger might, especially if the older candidates, Hillary Clinton included, can`t make the case that they have learned something that the younger crowd doesn`t know.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Chris Matthews

In politics, nothing good ever comes from the unexpected.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Chris Matthews

Then the administration tied it in to the regional dispute between Israel and its enemies, as if that's about international terrorism. No, it's not.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Chris Matthews

Bill Clinton was for NAFTA. I heard him over in Tokyo he came out all said it was a great bill. Secretary Clinton was for it. She called it the gold standard when she was secretary of state.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Chris Matthews

He's a beautiful man, but I'm sorry he doesn't agree with my political philosophy Tip O'Neill on Ronald Reagan

By Anonym 13 Sep

Chris Matthews

Hillary Clinton does very well in Pennsylvania generally. I think she connects with the working white people and all kinds of people that normally would have a problem with the modern Democratic Party.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Chris Matthews

I always thought of him [Jack Kennedy] as a prince, with a charmed life. He was a guy who was sick and in horrendous pain all the time - who would say, "I wish I had a few good days.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Chris Matthews

Medicare, getting through that in the '60s, after Kennedy's assassination, where there was such an emotional desire to do something to carry on his agenda.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Chris Matthews

His [John Paul II] humanity, combined with his extraordinary spiritual authority, was unlike anything I've ever met.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Chris Matthews

He was making the inevitable pivot from critic to manager.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Chris Matthews

Once having said no to Donald Trump, Mitt Romney can't go back and say, I changed my mind, I'm bowing to the pressure from you.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Chris Matthews

Five years from now, 10 years from now, there's going to be a huge Islamic population in the world, they're going to be nationalistic, they're going to be religious, and they're going to be militant.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Chris Matthews

He's cutting the heart out of the American dream to own a home and have a good job ... and still he's popular Tip O'Neill on Ronald Reagan

By Anonym 15 Sep

Chris Matthews

We've got to recognize that when we march into Iraq, we're setting up the card tables in front of every university in the Arab world, the Islamic world, to recruit for al-Qaida.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Chris Matthews

The fact is he [John F.Kennedy] always had to have somebody around besides Jackie [Kennedy]. Whatever their relationship, he wanted company. I think it gets back to all those years in a hospital bed.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Chris Matthews

Once it was suggested that Saddam Hussein might give his weaponry to terrorists, or might use weapons himself in the region, then it became hard for the Democrats to say, 'Well, that can't happen.'

By Anonym 13 Sep

Chris Matthews

Here's our policy. It's Unite the world against terrorism.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Chris Matthews

I forgot he [Barack Obama] was black tonight for an hour.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Chris Matthews

There is absolutely no record ever of Hillary Clinton or anyone in her campaign ever saying that President [Barack] Obama is not legitimate.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Chris Matthews

I`m closer to anybody who believes that we should lead not from behind, but from the front. Rand Paul is one step behind, leading from behind. So, yes, even [Barack] Obama is more aggressive. Obama believes you can kill Anwar al-Awlaki without getting a court order.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Chris Matthews

Any jackass can talk about bombing Iran.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Chris Matthews

He'd made a name for himself out there in the world beyond not just in spite of the distinctly unfashionable persona he presented, but, perhaps, BECAUSE of it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Chris Matthews

My, I felt this thrill going up my leg. I mean, I don't have that too often.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Chris Matthews

When I hear Rand Paul, who is much younger, saying wars are verkakte, I agree with him.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Chris Matthews

Hillary Clinton follows a cardinal rule in politics - don't commit to a decision before you have to.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Chris Matthews

Even the bureaucracy does not shatter the stillness.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Chris Matthews

John Paul II spoke to the commoner and to the king, to the tyrant and to the democrat in that same language of freedom.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Chris Matthews

While I have questions about the language used in describing the two economic systems, I think people have fairly good gut sense of the difference between socialism and capitalism.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Chris Matthews

Isn't Hollywood - and I love movies - a lot of it about a big lie?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Chris Matthews

I thought, giving Jeb Bush the benefit of the doubt all these years, that he was sitting, saying, what a numbnut, what an idiot. My brother's a fool. He's listening to these neocons that talked him into this war. Dad would have never done this.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Chris Matthews

The FBI had a right to review that. And they did and they found Hillary Clinton not in any criminal violation.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Chris Matthews

I think, like Ronald Reagan, in another way, in a secular way, John Paul II was a great communicator, but he was also a man of deep conviction.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Chris Matthews

I'm reading Joe Eszterhas biography; it's fabulous. Every time he made a movie, he fought with the director or the producer over the ending.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Chris Matthews

While Jeb Bush finds himself mired in the muck of an intramural fight in his own party over his remarks about the Iraq War, Hillary Clinton is sticking to the low-key strategy, and it looks like it`s working.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Chris Matthews

In light of Jeb Bush's recent fumbles on Iraq , maybe the Clinton campaign is making the smart move here by not saying.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Chris Matthews

[John F. Kennedy] kept a diary and in the White House dictated his thoughts. He felt real guilt at the killing of [Ngo Dinh] Diem, the leader of South Vietnam.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Chris Matthews

Sarah Palin - now don't laugh - is writing a book. Not just reading a book, writing a book. Actually, in the word of the publisher, she's 'collaborating' on a book. What an embarrassment! It's one of these 'I told you,' books that jocks do.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Chris Matthews

You could see Newt Gingrich, who`s a member of Donald Trump`s country club, already getting together and talking about the new episode of "The Apprentice," with the poor kids in the city.This was a very smart thing to do. He shows that he is the grown-up in the Republican Party.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Chris Matthews

I do think that Hillary Clinton risks looking like she's imitating Elizabeth Warren when she starts doing it. She'll look like Elizabeth the second. And nobody is electing anybody a second of anything.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Chris Matthews

The establishment of the Republican Party, which I've been watching all my life. They always seem to win. I mean, there was the exception, of course, with Goldwater back in '64, which turned out to be a catastrophe. But it always seems that the Mitt Romneys and the East Coast types always end up winning the fights.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Chris Matthews

The world is not checking in with us to see what skills we've picked up, what idea we've concocted, what dreams we carry in our hearts. When a job opens, whether it's in the chorus line or on the assembly line, it goes to the person standing there. It goes to the eager beaver the boss sees when he looks up from his work: the pint-sized kid standing at the basketball court on the playground waiting for one of the older boys to head home. "Hey, kid, wanna play?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Chris Matthews

Why are some people like Chuck Schumer, who`s probably going to be leader of the Senate, why is he switching from a big city financial center pro-trader to being an anti-trader? Is that because of upstate New York? What`s going on? I can`t figure this out.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Chris Matthews

I truly believe that America`s greatness and billions and billions of dollars of our wealth flows away because China doesn`t treat us fairly.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Chris Matthews

I think Bernie's [Sanders] setting a direction in the way that [Barry] Goldwater when he lost - I'm not saying he's going to lose. We don't know what is going to happen. It's early. But I think he's already set a lot of themes.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Chris Matthews

[Barack] Obama believes you can hold enemy combatants, unlawful enemy combatants at Gitmo without a criminal trial because this is law of war detention.