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Chris Matthews Quotes and Sayings

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We supported the contras.
We're not against all opposition to government,
or all paramilitary operations.
- Chris Matthews

You don't say, like the Bush crowd, 'I got this guy
over here and I don't like him and I'm gonna get him,
whether you back me or not.'
- Chris Matthews

You don't know whether he's thought through how this
is going to affect the Middle East.
- Chris Matthews

The difference between me and them is that I'll look
at Jesse Jackson and I'll see four Jesse Jacksons,
and they'll just see one, the clown ambulance chaser.
- Chris Matthews

 

They were unable to stand up and say:
"Here's our policy.
It's Unite the world against terrorism."
- Chris Matthews

I'm not just gonna go after the black Jesse Jackson
they all want to make fun of,
but I know the wrong people are gonna laugh at that.
I don't want to play to that crowd.
I don't.
- Chris Matthews

And on the war, I think my numbers would be a lot higher
if I were out there beating the drum for this war.
In fact, I don't think it, I know it.
But I can't be for the war.
- Chris Matthews

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And then there's Israel - a lot of people support Israel,
and it's important to Israel to take out Iraq.
So it's all mixed together.
It's a combination of motives.
- Chris Matthews

I know one thing: There are a billion Islamic people in the world today,
and there will be about 2 billion by the time we're dead.
They're not going to give up their religion.
- Chris Matthews

Someone needs to talk sense to the president.
But these people are not world travelers.
This president, much as I like him, had all the opportunities in the world.
- Chris Matthews

Why didn't we recognize how much it bothered them spiritually and politically?
- Chris Matthews

We've always had a dual role in the region -
friend of Israel,
and honest broker.
We've given up the honest broker role completely.
- 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.
- 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.
- Chris Matthews

Keep your enemies in front of you.
- Chris Matthews

My audience is much more center right,
or centrist.
- Chris Matthews

C'mon.
He'd be embarrassing upstairs at the White House.
So I think she'd have a hard time.
I think a woman president would have to be very conservative to get elected.
- Chris Matthews

Unity is the most important thing on the road to stamping out terror.
You need global rules of law and order,
and they have to be enforced.
Start with that principle.
- Chris Matthews

I can't find a reason to be for this war.
I've looked, and I can't, so I'm not.
- Chris Matthews

I don't believe he had a responsibility to even answer that question -
you have no responsibility to answer personal questions
that people have no right to ask you.
- Chris Matthews

The Democrats just don't have a foreign policy that
they're willing to defend,
that they're willing to use to take down the president's.
We're dealing with the power of suggestion here.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.'
- Chris Matthews

Reagan was all about America, and you talked about it.
Obama is, 'We are above that now.
We're not just parochial, we're not just chauvinistic,
we're not just provincial.
We stand for something.' I mean, in a way,
Obama's standing above the country, above -
above the world.
He's sort of God.
He's going to bring all different sides together.
- Chris Matthews

I don't know why his lawyers didn't tell him,
'You don't have to answer any questions about your private life,
Mr. President.
Let them sue you.
Take the heat.
You don't have to answer.'
- Chris Matthews

I tell my staff, we're riding a tour bus around,
and we're going to stop and look at some weird stuff -
but we're taking our viewers around safely.
They're just looking out the window at it.
I'm trying to create a sense of comfort for my center audience.
- 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.
- Chris Matthews

Just look at who won the third debate between Bush and Gore.
I knew Bush won, because people liked him more.
People just didn't like Gore.
But all the journalists thought Gore won big,
he cleaned the guy's clock.
- Chris Matthews

Well, the right-wing policy with regard to Israel -
the people who don't want to deal with Arafat,
who don't want a Palestinian state -
the whole sort of right-wing view is consistent with the view toward Iraq.
It's the same policy and the same people.
- Chris Matthews

I mean, if somebody said to me, junior year of college,
you can go anywhere, your old man's paying for it,
I'd have been gone in a flash.
But I had to work.
Every summer my mother would say, 'Get that job and
hold on to it until August 30.'
- Chris Matthews

You know, there were 29 Democratic votes for censure in the Senate.
And if the Republicans had any sense,
they would have censured him before the '98 midterm election,
and they would have won the election.
- Chris Matthews

It doesn't serve an American interest.
It really doesn't really serve Israeli interests -
it serves the interests of the political party that's
getting the votes of the settlers on the West Bank.
- Chris Matthews

Those who are highly evolved,
maintain an undiscriminating perception.
Seeing everything, labeling nothing,
they maintain their awareness of the Great Oneness.
Thus they are supported by it.
- Lao Tzu

No written law has ever been more binding
than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
- Carrie Chapman Catt

I've always supported myself.
I like the sense of knowing exactly where I stand financially,
but there is a side of me that longs for a knight in shining armor.
- Barbara Feldon

I became a Republican when a very wise young lady asked
me how I could remain a Democrat when I didn't agree
with what they stood for and did agree with what the Republicans supported.
- Jesse Helms

To me it's the best trophy you can win and to bring
it back for all them fans that have supported us right
through would be something special.
- Steven Gerrard

The stories have been told so often by those of us
who supported President Reagan over the years that they seem mundane,
almost like a fictional novel or a movie script.
- William L. Jenkins

In Haiti you had the Duvaliers for 29 years and they
were very well supported by the United States.
- Edwidge Danticat

The FBI has always supported big business and big government.
- Leonard Peltier

There was a very convincing argument made that the
extremists have won and the aggression is now supported by the majority,
therefore fighting until surrender was the only alternative.
- Joichi Ito

I feel this music has nurtured me as I've been immersing myself in it.
I've felt supported by it.
- Sting

If the Soviet Union and the United States have not
experienced direct military confrontations,
on the other hand, they supported, armed and trained Africans,
to fight other Africans.
- Omar Bongo

I'm not a pacifist.
I was very much for the war against Hitler and I also
supported the intervention in Korea,
but in this war we went in there to steal Vietnam.
- Benjamin Spock

Patriotism must be founded on great principals and
supported by great virtue.
- Henry Bolingbroke

I had not to this time subsisted, but that I was supported
by your frequent courtesies and favours.
- Philip Massinger

I supported Bob Schaffer's three races for Congress.
But we all had concerns about whether he could win statewide.
Then my wife suggested that I get it.
- Pete Coors

For many years, the government of Canada has massively
supported orchestras and the arts in general.
- Lara St.
John

A tax-supported, compulsory educational system is the
complete model of the totalitarian state.
- Isabel Paterson

It is important to make the fans that support me feel supported.
- Mackenzie Astin

I am now completing research supported by NSF and NEH
that is mapping changes in the English language through all of North America,
for both mainstream and minority communities.
- William Labov

Since President Bush took office in 2001,
this Congress has supported an agenda of democracy,
freedom and expansion of rights for all peoples throughout the world.
- Ginny B. Waite

The decisions that Ellen made on her show were between her and her producers.
I supported her decisions.
I was there to hug her when she got home.
- Anne Heche

Leave the matter of religion to the family altar,
the church, and the private school, supported entirely
by private contributions.
Keep the church and state forever separate.
- Ulysses S. Grant

When community action was put into federal law in the
early sixties as part of the effort to combat poverty and social injustice,
I supported it intellectually.
- Barney Frank

Reducing the budget for Amtrak makes no sense unless
the Administration is prepared to implement a reform
strategy which can be supported by the budget request.
- Kit Bond

Civil libertarians have raised concerns that some of
the Patriot Act's provisions infringe on Constitutional rights.
Those concerns are not supported by the facts.
- Roger Wicker

A number of people who have supported me on the border fence in the U.S.
have observed the fences in Israel and their effectiveness.
- Duncan Hunter

Both parents supported my becoming a world class athlete.
- Edwin Moses

I've supported myself by writing since 1992,
and I'm probably very nearly unemployable by now because
employers are likely to be put off by the long gap.
- Greg Egan

The power that is supported by force alone will have cause often to tremble.
- Lajos Kossuth

According to the Social Security Administration,
in 1945, 41.9 workers supported each individual retiree,
while today only 3.3 workers support each retiree.
This system cannot continue.
- Larry Elder

So many people supported me through my public life
and I will never forget them.
- Princess Diana

The foundations of democratic transition should be
laid in accordance with a sincere and committed strategy
that is supported by various policy tools,
and implemented wisely.
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan

The player can only compete with the best internationally
when they've committed themselves to this goal.
They have to be properly supported until that point.
- Jurgen Klinsmann

Men don't have as many difficulties and are more supported
to combine the different aspects of their life.
- Emma Bonino

Being at a club that supported me meant a lot.
- David Beckham

As soon as you get a certain amount of attention,
then everybody kinda wants to start taking pot shots at you.
All your old friends that supported you don't support you any more.
- John Zorn

The earth is supported by the power of truth;
it is the power of truth that makes the sun shine and the winds blow;
indeed all things rest upon truth.
- Chanakya

Our goal has been to more effectively promote the value
of publicly-supported research at our universities,
both to the Congress and to the general public.
- Charles Vest


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