Yep. This happened:

More from Newsbusters (with video at the link):

MATTHEWS:. And the person of this political thuggery, I call it, because it really is extortion and, ‘we’re going to bring down the government if you don’t do things our way,’ and ‘we’re going to kill your baby ObamaCare, unless you give us the government, basically. My question is to Ted Cruz. His personality, his mien, the way he speaks on television — I think it’s pretty frightening to people because it has that evangelical edge of fire and brimstone — ‘I’ll bring down this temple if I have to, but I’m getting my way.’

Insanity, thy name is Tingles.

Iowahawk was right: Let the jokes begin. And begin they did!

Snap-tastic.

And for the win:

That was beautiful. Keep it coming, Twitter! Clearly, the “tingle” has gone up Chris Matthews’ leg and traveled to his addled brain.

  • texastommy

    Well, at least Tingles is consistent. Once a jerk always a jerk.

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      I doubt Tingles will be consistent once he has to talk about all the Democrats who suddenly embracing the idea of a delay.

      • nc ✓s & balances

        *clean up on aisle 3*

    • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (the true one)

      Concur.

  • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

    At this point, Rosemary’s Baby is better than Obama’s Baby.

  • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

    Maybe that wasn’t just a tingle running down his leg…

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    “Obama’s baby” was the product of rape. I would’ve thought liberals would’ve supported an abortion, but I guess they’ve come around to Akin’s view on the issue now. 😉

    • Auntie Proglodyte

      Priceless !!!

  • NachoCheese (D)

    Wait a second, in the age of Obama we have been lectured over and over that using the phrase “thug” or any of its variants (i.e. thuggery) is obviously racist, especially when used by a white person in reference to non-white politician.

    Therefore, lily white Chrissy Matthews describing hispanic Ted Cruz as a thug is

    RAAAAACCCCIST!!!!!!1!!!eleventy!!1!!one!!!

    • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

      How did he know Ted was a devotee of Kali anyway?

    • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

      But as we learned during the George Zimmerman trial, you can get away with racism if that person is a white Hispanic even though they identify themselves as Hispanic.

  • Bob Richards

    I had to wipe the spittle off my computer monitor just reading that.

  • Fire and Adjust!

    Chris Mathews said of Ted Cruz…….‘I’ll bring down this temple if I have to, but I’m getting my way.’

    Interesting Chris…………the EXACT same thing could be said of Obama’s thinking……….. as well as yours and EVERY other liberal politician and media elitist…….

    • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

      Hypocrisy doesn’t exist in Liberal Land.

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    “Shurely shome mishtake (*hic*)?”
    Sorry to have to say it aloud, but there it is.
    Florid red face, uncontrolled running off at the mouth– I’ve seen that type before. And it ain’t pretty, when they start losing it more and more often, quicker and quicker as they get older.
    Put it down, Chris, and back away from it. If you still can.

    • Al’s Sad Grampa ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      I say keep it up, Mr. Matthews. I want to see just how far this will go.

  • Jack Deth

    Let me get this straight:

    The Republicans who wanted to delay ObamaCare implementation for a year were vilified as “Terrorists”, “Anarchists” and “Arsonists” throughout the government shutdown.

    Now, Democrats who are trying to prop up their abysmal numbers and are frightened at the outcome of their failed reelection are all on board to smother the whiny, crying, annoying POS with a pillow?

    And all is sweetness and light, because Democrats, like OCP of ‘RoboCop’ fame “cares”.

    Well, color me not surprised in the least.

    • LegalizeShemp

      I think it’s called “schizophrenia”, many Democrats suffer from it.

      • http://healthcare.gov/ Scot Harvath

        I know it’s called schizophrenia.

  • nc ✓s & balances

    The only question: Will they relieve him of his duties on or off the air?

  • The Penguin, Don’t talk shit

    Who’s the father I wonder?

    • ToyZebra

      Karl Marx.

    • SturJen

      Valerie Jarrett

    • LisaG

      Saul Alinsky.

  • LegalizeShemp

    Obama’s baby is crapping in his own diapers, no outside intervention required.

  • Scorpion

    Does Blah Blah have any more room in her basement to tie him up? LOL

    • nc ✓s & balances

      Blah Blah is very resourceful.

  • alanstorm

    “Obama’s Baby” – a reboot of “Rosemary’s Baby”?

  • Clayton Grant

    Correction: *Obama’s fetus

    • WisconsinPatriot

      Obama’s blob of non-viable tissue….

      • trixiewoobeans

        Obama’s “parasite.”

        • Guest

          Obama is America’s parasite.

  • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    “‘we’re going to bring down the government if you don’t do things our way,”

    Demonize your enemies for doing exactly what you’re doing.

  • Ronald Green

    I’m still waiting for him to have a coronary in the middle of one of his stupid rants.

    • Doc Farmer ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      That’s the only video of him I’d actually watch…

  • Elizabeth Lipp

    Now Matthew’s is all of a sudden pro life? And a racist, too?

    • trixiewoobeans

      I mean, wait a minute! I thought they were down with killing babies!

      • Elizabeth Lipp

        Only someone else’s baby.

  • Jason Priestley

    Chris looks like a hunched over garden gnome from the side. He’s basically a forward facing puppet with a matching IQ.

  • marion vega

    the baby HE wanted to have with the President.

  • arttie

    His tingle is now warm, brown and runny and his pull-ups won’t contain it all. I have to add it smells like a porcine feed lot.

  • conservocop

    Howdy Doody on steroids !!

    • mike_in_kosovo

      Heavy on the “doody”.

  • Acethepug

    I find it hilarious that Chrissy Matthews refers to thuggery and somehow it DOESN’T apply to the Thug in Chief and the Chicago Way.

    In all honesty, what happened to Matthews. I remember Hardball, YEARS ago, when he did a reasonable impression of an actual journalist. When exactly did he become a raging, brain-dead Liberal/Progressive?

    Oh, and to take a page from the Lefty playbook — why is Matthews so racist? Why does he hate Cruz so much? I mean, the only reason he disagrees is racism, right?

    It’s high time for Matthews to dry out and retire. He’s already destroyed his legacy as anything other than an Obama apologist. At this point, he’s hit rock-bottom and is tunneling.

  • jeanie6

    Had Reid and Obama taken the compromise offerred, they would have spared themselves this embarrassment. There aren’t many of these serves you right moments lately. I’m going to enjoy this one and celebrate with a nice cup of tea and banana bread…and lurk on some lefty blogs for a while.

    • nc ✓s & balances

      You go girl, and report back.

  • wyatt81

    Matthews is an addled, drunken, sputtering, slobbering blob of glitch himself.

    • spaceycakes

      he’s a son of a glitch

  • http://www.amazon.com/Devon-Dibley-His-Golden-Key/dp/1484181557/ M F Scotto

    One junior Senator, in the minority party, holding no leadership position, seems to wield and unusual amount of power. You sound scared, Chrissy.

    • nc ✓s & balances

      Imagine how terrified he’ll be when that junior Senator becomes President!

  • waterytart

    Anyone remember Dr Doolittle’s “Push Me, Pull You”?

    To hell with the donkey, that critter oughta be their symbol, nothin’ like havin’ it both ways.

    • nc ✓s & balances

      And it’s just as freaky.

  • spaceycakes

    as usual, David Burge made me snot

  • John

    Well, we know Obamacare is a latchkey kid…no one wants to claim responsibility for it!! “Barack….you ARE the father!!”

  • AMERICAN Kafir™✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈwhitey

    .@iowahawkblog I was going to say… isn’t Matthews part of the pro-abort crowd? Why the abrupt about-face, all of a sudden?

  • rssllue

    Oh the unbelievable irony.

  • Emily B

    It’s not a baby. Clearly it is unviable.

  • Auntie Proglodyte

    It appears that Tingles’ lips are severely chapped from too much [email protected] licking.

  • https://www.facebook.com/captainclarity CaptainClarity

    Chris Matthews Freudian slip of “I’ll bring down this temple if I have to, but I’m getting my way.”

    I love it when libs lit it slip that DC is a temple to them, bowing down at the altar of government.

  • ObamaFail

    Obama and his cronies are all incompetent. The GOP don’t have to do anything for it to fail. Even if the GOP didn’t control any part of Congress, guess what? Obamacare will still be a joke. The GOP just have to sit by and watch it go down, and then say, “I told you so.” They aren’t sabotaging it like libs want to believe, it’s happening on it’s own.

  • crashentu

    I am personally appalled that a journalist of Chris Matthew’s stature and gravitas would sink to such levels. I know Sen Cruz must be upset.

  • Justme

    Is Mathews for real? Who writes his material? I guess to people who support promoters of abortion and voting against medical help for a baby who survived an abortion, that speaks for itself.

  • David Johnson

    Wonder if he has a blowup Obama sex doll in his dressing room or if he keeps it at home?

    • Rico Mapster

      He probably has two. One for home and the other at the office.

  • InstantlyLVD

    Does this “baby” prove his extramarital affair with Pelosi? The American people are forced to carry this b#stard to term? Isn’t there a “procedure” for the unwanted?

  • Markward

    But aren’t democrats for abortion? Tingles should be jumping for joy!

  • Chipsie

    Tingles the Clown frightens me.

  • Scotty G.

    The baby was adopted, and is in it’s mid-30’s by now.

  • porgiefirefighter

    This is one baby the dingo should eat — it’s a massive, intrusive, unpopular take over the healthcare system by demonstrably incompetents — and we don’t want it.

  • StonedAngel

    Watching Matthews head spin off it’s pin over Cruz is delicious.

    The only thing that could possible beat it…. would be for Cruz to be Prez and have Matthews choke on that for 4 or more years.

  • Rusty Trombone

    is it too late to abort?

  • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

    Maybe Republicans should have termed the defunding effort in that vein: We are not defunding Obamacare, we are just aborting Obama’s Obamacare baby.

  • NixTyranny

    To remain consistent, shouldn’t Chris be for the Gosnellification of any baby, including Obamacare?

  • PopArt

    Uh OK! So are these “threats” to Obama’s “baby” the same as the threats Ted Cruz’ family have been subjected to of late from the cretins who aren’t content with simply urging that Cruz himself be physically attacked? And going back further, is this the same as all the sundry crude jokes and outright threats made against most of Sarah Palin’s children, including the youngest Trigg? Or don’t they count because by Sir Tingles definition, they’re all just “thugs” anyway?

  • littleones

    Why are they so afraid of the Tea-Party….?

  • JustLikeAnimals

    If Borat Obama had any balls they be on @hardball_chris Matthew’s chin.

  • Guest

    If Obamacare is a baby, it was neglected by its father…
    the Comrades are alleging Obama knew NOTHING about the problems with rollout.
    Meh, the king was probably too busy, choosing his vacation clothes.

  • fireandreamitchell

    Wait. Aren’t Tingles and his progressive liberal extremist ilk into killing babies with tax payer funded free abortions? Where’s Sandra Fluke to denounce tingles?

  • Chrissy the Hyphenated

    I really want to know how Tingles manages to keep his hair so white.

  • HWGood

    Worst one since Rosemary’s Baby.

  • CasualMeyhem

    Hey Matthews – the guy’s gotta eat!

  • https://twitter.com/UnicornOfMayhem Hi This Is My Username

    Sounds like Matthews is confused on who the baby killers are.

  • interestedobserver2

    Tingles. I love it.

  • http://www.absoluteintensity.com dennis reilly

    if you hear Mathews tell it you would think Cruz is president, this guy is a cowardly moron who tingles at the site of the great Obama

  • Lyle E Long

    didn’t he mean Obama’s fetus?

  • AZWarrior

    Beta males loathe and fear Alpha males and Cruz is of the Alpha persuasion.

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    Matthews is fervently hoping to have barack’s baby

  • Benjamin Dover

    Hussein Obama’s delusions are a menace to all of mankind.

  • Justwaitinforchange

    Ok this is too funny. The man child can’t even get his facts straight, it isn’t a baby – is was a spontaneous miscarriage of 300 millions lines of code . So now we have the best and brightest trying to artificially webinate a new system/baby – good effin luck with that.