Chris Matthews attributes John McCain’s questioning of Chuck Hagel to Vietnam flashback

Twitter is not happy with Chris Matthews tonight after the MSNBC anchor concluded that Sen. John McCain’s tough questioning of former colleague Chuck Hagel yesterday originated in “the deep well of resentment burning in John McCain’s patriotic heart.” What? “I’m absolutely convinced we’re watching a flashback,” said Matthews upon introducing a clip of McCain addressing Hagel.

This isn’t news, but it bears repeating.

  • Matthew Koch

    My grandpa was in the U.S. Navy during WW2. He spent time in Pearl Harbor before being shipped out to the South Pacific. This was right after the attack of course. He saw bloated corpses float back up to the surface.

    He also said he helped bury some remains. He would get very testy so to speak when he felt people were not supportive of the country.

    Was he having some sort of flashback Mr. Matthews? What a putz.

  • radjahshelduck

    I suppose it goes without saying that while a prisoner of war, McCain endured for several years what Matthews could not endure for several seconds.

    • bluewaternavy

      Seconds or milliseconds? I’d think he’d go for nanoseconds…

  • Steve_J

    The callowness of Matthews is indescribable.

  • $129448

    Matthews is seriously deranged. Imagine that wimp as a POW.

    • Joe W.

      I’d LOVE to.

      • PennyRobinsonFanClub

        /Thread WON.

    • mtlhd1955

      With Racheal Maddow as his cell mate. She is just as screwed up as Chris is.

      • Noah Lee

        “She”?! I thought Maddow was a guy!

    • Red Fred

      Chris Matthews served in the Peace Corp. John McCain was a Navy Seal. Enough said.

  • Love of Country

    All Chris Matthews wants for our country is a permanent and bloodthirsty racial divide till the ends of time.


    Leave it to uber dishonest hate-propaganda outlets like MSNBC to give him a salary and a platform … unbelievable!

  • Joe W.

    I do not always agree with Senator John McCain. While I voted for him in 2008, I held my nose as I think he is a bit of a RINO. That being said, the man is a genuine National Treasure. He is a hero and he endured years of hell and abuse, the likes of which Chris Mathews will never know, nor will most Americans. I have always disliked and disagreed with Mathews and virtually everything that issues from his demented mouth. But this one takes the cake, fellow Americans. Damn it all…..Senator McCain deserves RESPECT…NOT scorn…especially from a mealy mouthed wimp like Chris Mathews. I call on NBC to do the right thing and rid us of this vile, unhinged excuse for a man. He has finally gone too far, in this citizen’s opinion. I do not care which side of the political fence y’all are on……we must NOT allow our heroes to be disrespected in this, or any other manner. Sorry for the lengthy rant….I have just had enough of this…..

    • lillymckim

      Well said.

  • Catchance

    I actually think Chris Matthews is clinically insane.
    No, really.

    • bluewaternavy

      Insane would give him an excuse. I think he’s just an asshat.

  • David Christian Newton

    Please let us not ask for an apology from Tingleleggs. I shan’t accept it, do not want it, and cannot imagine how it could be valid. It would be another “I am sorry that anyone was offended” pieces of jibberish. Tingleleggs must have had a hemispherectomy of the left side of his brain some years back, because he thinks and talks like an 8 year old girl.
    There is no cure. Soylent Stupid.

  • RightThinking1

    Is it just my imagination, or is Chris starting to look like Betty White?
    “Chris Matthews”- Code words for “blithering idiot”.

  • Jack Deth

    The pudgy, fair haired, lisping Pillsbury Dumb Ass would not last three minutes (And I’m being incredibly generous) against old school NVA and Russian interrogators of the 1960s. Or Senator Ted Cruz, today.

    The interrogators would pick a weakness and start digging and drilling until they found a deeper, dirtier weakness. Then dig and drill even deeper.

  • Sarge_87

    Baby Huey is the one who has definite psychological problems, not McCain.

  • Guest

    Tingles is an acquired taste,
    like a barf-flavored popsicle.

  • JetsFan1984

    MSNBC hates the military, slanders people, and resorts to lies and vitriol. What else is new?

  • RadicalRebelWhoMeToo

    Chris Matthews is a PREDATOR. Along with the rest of the LEFTOFASCISTS.

  • Junie3

    Chris Matthews, progressive mental disorder.

  • Garth Haycock

    Mr. Matthews, you are a moron.

  • APW

    Chris Matthews would suffer PTS from a splinter, that leg-tingling wimp. I actively despise him.

  • Teresa Davis McCormick

    why do people watch that idiot? I never know what he says until I see it on here. He’s such a baby, if you respond negatively to him on twitter he reports you.

  • Midnight Cow

    I recall hearing Tucker Carlson say that in his time at MSNBC, the general impression there was that Chris Matthews was the stupidest regular on-air personality. Carlson stressed that he meant stupidest, literally.

  • Arthur E Jackson

    Chris at a photo opp

  • TocksNedlog

    Typical lefty maneuver: If your guy stumbles on the answers, blame his failure on the guy asking the questions.

  • lillymckim

    The more psycho babble comes out of this old 60s burnouts mouth the more NBC loves it that is unless he is degrading Hillary Clinton and women in general
    (which he has a long history of doing) and who btw now LOVES Hillary.
    Matthews is already ghost writing the book for the “First Women President”

  • ForTheRepublic

    What? None of our resident libs wanna defend this man? Come on, guys. Oh, wait….could it be that, deep down, you KNOW Chrissy is a scumbag, with no real reason to be on any “news” outlet?

  • Wodeshed

    Does Chris Matthews really have any chops as a pundit any more? Aw hell…it probably doesn’t matter.

  • Maxx

    Once they gave Gregory the MTP gig, Matthews fell off the rails. He’s never been the same since. He used to be somewhat objective (for a liberal) but ever since Obama ran for President, the only goal Matthews has is this incessant need to paint this President and his administration as a “return to Camelot.”

  • G.

    Didn’t Matthews lift his skirt and run on up to Canada rather than defend his country in the 60’s? And he has the leftist idiocy to demean a soldier who spent time in Cong captivity????

  • G.

    Didn’t Matthews lift his skirt and run on up to Canada rather than defend his country in the 60’s? And he has the leftist idiocy to demean a soldier who spent time in Cong captivity????

  • Justin Mars

    I attribute Chris being stupid do to the fact his mom had sex with her brother.

  • BeeKaaay

    I attribute Chrissy Matthews stupidity from reading Mein Kampf too many tiems.