Did You Know...


Chris Matthews: Romney challenging Obama was sorta unconstitutional

By Doug Powers  •  October 18, 2012 03:05 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

Yesterday on Hardball, Chris Matthews played a clip from the second presidential debate during which Mitt Romney accused Barack Obama of cutting the number of oil and gas permits on federal land. Obama tried to interject and Romney said “you’ll get your chance in a moment, I’m still speaking.”

Constitutional crisis!

At that point, Professor Legthrill proceeded with a civics lesson:

After the clip ended, Matthews seemed appalled. “I don’t think [Romney] understands the Constitution of the United States,” Matthews said. “He’s the president of the United States. You don’t say, ‘You’ll get your chance.’”

I looked through the Constitution — no mention of shushing the president during a debate. The Founders were unavailable for comment as they were too busy laughing their powdered wigs off.

Even though the Bill of Rights — specifically the 8th Amendment — prohibits “cruel and unusual punishment,” I’m going to beg the Founders’ forgiveness and post the Matthews clip anyway:

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

Big surprise! Guess who made Harry Reid lie about Romney’s taxes in 2012

April 1, 2015 10:14 AM by Doug Powers

Cheap sunglasses

Barred from entering the US? Try making some generous campaign contributions

December 17, 2014 09:03 AM by Doug Powers

Nothing to see here

Alison Grimes sets gold standard for dodging question about voting for Obama

October 9, 2014 04:37 PM by Doug Powers

Homina homina homina

Ohio woman indicted for vote fraud in 2012 and previous elections

March 11, 2013 08:51 PM by Doug Powers


Categories: 2012 Campaign, Barack Obama, Jimmy Carter, Media