62 votes

MSNBC's Chris Matthews Goes On Obnoxious Rant Against ‘Idiots’ Who Vote 3rd Party Candidates Like 'Numbskull' Gary Johnson


Are you one of the many voters who feels disillusioned with the two-party system and wants to make your single, solitary voice heard by voting for a third party candidate who is possibly more aligned with your own viewpoints?

If you are, well guess what: YOU’RE AN IDIOT. Says MSNBC’s Chris Matthews.

Appearing on this afternoon’s NOW with Alex Wagner panel on MSNBC, the firebrand Democrat went on a truly sanctimonious, condescending rant against “idiots” (like this writer) who vote for third party candidates or stay home on Election Day....


Trending on the Web

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

No hatred required

Though I agree it pains me to see how disrespectful many are in advocating changes without ever bothering to understand why the fathers set things up this way first. I have some ideas for reform that at least dont suffer that particular problem.

The Senate was never supposed to be popular representatives, but to preserve the Federal nature of the Union by representing the constituent States instead. Direct election contradicts that intention in two ways - first in and of itself, and second because as implemented you wind up with two districts and a single winner from each, ensuring that large minorities in the state go completely unrepresented. If you must have popular election, make it statewide, and top two win. Better yet, have the State Legislature elect them, under the same rules.

On the other hand, the House was supposed to represent the populace across the States, and the districted system was more a practical nod to the technology and human geography of the time than an important design feature. It's become a key feature from the point of view of the political class, however, enabling gerrymandering and systematic disenfranchisement of large numbers of voters, and it should be abolished. A proportional-reepresentation system that apportioned a fixed set of perhaps 250 seats (a little over half what we have now) would allow for every party with >.5% of the vote nationally to be represented.

The founding fathers didnt do it this way for two reasons and they were pretty explicit about those reasons. They resisted the idea for fear it would encourage factionalism and party politics. In retrospect, the idea that this could be avoided was illusory, and the two-party system that resulted turns out to be even worse than multi-party politics. But that wasnt even the main reason, as the far more important reason was that the country at the time was a place where communication and travel were much more difficult. There was no nationwide town-hall, the idea was completely infeasible. In order for the electorate to be effectively informed and involved all elections had to be local. Today even poor people can communicate from coast to coast at light-speed, and nationwide electiosn are obviously quite practical.

Now the electoral college mirrors the House and Senate vote for vote, intentionally so, and personally I wouldnt 'get rid of' the electoral college but I would change it to match the changes I would make in the other matter. You would still have an electoral vote as distinct from the popular vote, but it could all be done in a day with openness and transparency. The popular vote, nationwide, would count for the majority of the votes - the remainder would be allocated by the States themselves, two apiece. Since there is no longer any requirement for all the votes to be physically transported to a central place and presented there, this wouldnt have to wait for weeks down the road, everything could be counted and reported immediately.

I certainly respect the

I certainly respect the founding fathers and their creation of the Constitution, but they weren't gods and they certainly expected that the Constitution would be amended fairly frequently.



What a waste of skin

He's the equivalent of a street performer's pet monkey. MSNBC takes off the leash do he can do his little act.

I'll cut him some slack. His

I'll cut him some slack. His brain probably gets tingles when the two parties speak.

Bill O'Rielly and Christ

Bill O'Rielly and Chris Matthews only care about one thing, control.

You can eat poo or you can eat s**t

If you fail to choose one, you're an idiot.

I'd rather be a Ron-Paul-votin' idiot than a Chris-Matthews genius. A Chris-Matthews genius is at best a well-trained dog.

matthews is a mental midget.

matthews is a mental midget.

Dear Chris

To vote for something is to endorse it...

Nuff said!

If Matthews is against it...

...that means its GOOD for America and you should definitely do it.


Good I say

Let him alienate MSNBC's progressive base. We seem to function well as a wedge.

Be brave, be brave, the Myan pilot needs no aeroplane.

All I have is a big middle

All I have is a big middle finger for that ass.

i have a (w)hole


careful, he might enjoy that.

careful, he might enjoy that.


I just spit a glass of apple juice on my computer screen... LMAO.

"One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas" Victor Hugo

He's like the little retarded boy

that runs up to strangers and calls them stupid and he doesn't even realize it.

he thinks he is funny

without his one man laugh track in the background, it would be a deadpan rant of an obnoxious fool.

Just sent him some "nice" fan

Just sent him some "nice" fan mail.


Hey numb nuts! You couldn't hit water if you fell out of a boat. Unless the two party system addresses the warfare state, welfare state, foreign aid, sound money, Constitution, Bill of Rights, and the Federal Reserve, you and the two party candidates can go f**** yourself. We will continue to run for office, get the message out, and VOTE FOR 3RD PARTY CANDIDATEs!

"People who don't vote are

"People who don't vote are idiots".

WOW, that's really amazing. That's EXACTLY the same thing I think about people who DO VOTE!!! JAAAJAJAJAJAJA!!!

"Ehhh, What's ups Doc?" B.Bunny "Scwewy Wabbit!"E. Fudd
People's Awareness Coalition: Deprogramming Sequence

Yup... sounds just like...

the Liberty Movement co-opters and Tea Party co-opters!

F the R's!
F the D's!
F Matthews!

Brother Winston Smith

The r3VOLution is NOT republiCAN.

Epitome of a Numbskull

Chris Matthews needs a lesson in remedial politics.

Chris Mathews really, really

Chris Mathews really, really tests my tolerance for morons.

EF Chris Matthews - Who is he to dictate anything to anyone?

Tell you what Matthews - Count me as one of your "idiots" who voted for Gary Johnson.

But the reality is, Mathews is one of the biggest idiots and buffoons out there.

And everyone knows it - even his own collegues.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

the guy manages to make

fox look fair and balanced in comparison and that's saying something.


Indeed. I have long regarded MSNBC as the left wing version of Faux News. A pox on both their houses.

I am Ron Paul!!!!

When the GOP did Ron Paul the way they did, I went and joined the Democratic Party. Don't worry, I will not stay a Democrat but that is another story.

When I woke up this morning, I had no plans on voting today. I was driving my wife around town to pay bills and we went to the Post Office and wow, all the voting crap in my mail box got me to thinking that just maybe I should go and vote.

When I go to the place to vote, there were quite a few colored people there and needless to say, they were all Obama supporters. I started talking to the women in the line with me and she says, "I know, I know I'm not crazy about Romney but what do you do?" Now up until that moment, I was going to negate one of those colored boy's votes. That's right, I was going to act like a little bit@h and ignore what I posted on this site and vote for Romney anyway.

But it dawned on me, with this lady talking how we just didn't have any other choice, that I did have a choice, I could vote for Gary Johnson and by goodness that's exactly what I went and did.

I voted for the man who I believed was the most honest man running. I would love to lie to you and tell you I didn't vote for McCain but shamefully I did. Well not this time and never again.

I voted for every 3rd Party Candidate on the Ballet and voted no on all FL Supreme Court Justices and no on all Amendments to the Constitution. I will sleep good tonight and as far as the Republican Party goes, You did what you did which had me do what I did today. I did not forget Maine and I will not forgive the traitors in the GOP. I will go back and rejoin the GOP and remind every Republican I see the next four years that Romney may have pulled it off if he just would not have pissed off the Ron Paul Americans.

Didn't anyone tell Chris Matthews that a bunch of people are

writing in


I feel slighted for not being mentioned in his msm, for-public-consumption tirade!!!

No. Because he is NOT a candidate.

You still don't get it.

He is a write in candidate in

He is a write in candidate in California and Maine and maybe another state or two.