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Chris Matthews: Trump Voters Stick To Trump “Like a Bathtub Ring”

Chris Matthews: Trump Voters Stick To Trump “Like a Bathtub Ring”

Matthews, frustrated that the non-stop attacks on Trump haven’t alienated his supporters, resorts to insulting them

On this evening’s Hardball, Matthews said “New polls this week show the president with ocean-bottom job approval. That said, his supporters stick like a bathtub ring. Among those who voted for him, says the Washington Post, 96% said they have no regrets about supporting him.”

The non-stop attacks from Dems and the MSM haven’t shaken support for President Trump among those who voted for him. A frustrated Matthews let his vexation show by comparing Trump supporters to that stubborn ring around the bathtub.

CHRIS MATTHEWS: Well, Trump has tried musing up the 100-day standard. He’s argued no administration has accomplished more in this time. But he’s also called 100 days a ridiculous standard. New polls this week show the president with ocean-bottom job approval. That said, his supporters stick like a bathtub ring. Among those who voted for him, says the Washington Post, 96% said they have no regrets about supporting him.


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Chrissy poo, is, appropriately, just like the floater in the bowl that won’t go away, no matter HOW many times you flush.

Yeah, insulting people is SUCH an effective way to bring them around to your point of view.

“The non-stop attacks from Dems and the MSM haven’t shaken support for President Trump among those who voted for him.”

Nope. Not true at all.

A lot of people voted for Der Donald as the least awful choice.

And a LOT of them are deeply shaken by his actions in office. He’s everything some of us told you he is.

    Barry in reply to Ragspierre. | April 24, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    “And a LOT of them are deeply shaken by his actions in office.”

    Apparently, in the world of TDS grand champion Raggsy, a “lot” is 4 percent.

    You preferred Hillary.

    puhiawa in reply to Ragspierre. | April 24, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    You doubt Chrissy?

    gospace in reply to Ragspierre. | April 24, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    Gorsuch in as SC Justice: check
    Issued executive order to stop federal grant money to sanctuary cities: check
    Issued executive order requiring two regulations be rescinded for every one proposed: Wow! Double check!

    Yeah. I’m not seeing a problem with Trump as President Trump. Results so far are far preferable to those we would have seen with a President Clinton. It hurt just to write that last part…

    ecreegan in reply to Ragspierre. | April 24, 2017 at 11:42 pm

    I really did vote for Trump as the lesser of two evils, with no expectations past being better than Hillary: less corrupt, without her reverse-Midas touch, and not dedicated to the parts of liberalism I believe are both harmful and contrary to reality. The kindest thing I said about Trump prior to his elections – also my usual summation – is that he was a terrible idea whose time had come. (Meaning, by the way, not only that he had a chance of being successful, but that DC needed to be kicked in the teeth so badly that Trump being elected was a better idea than more of the same, even if more of the same weren’t Hillary.)

    I have been very pleasantly surprised. Gorsuch was precisely in line with the type of judges he promised. The wall might or might not be built, but enforced regulations seem to be discouraging illegal immigration. (Mind, I hope the wall gets built; the regulations could simply be unenforced by the next President.) He really does seem to be trying to decrease job-killing regulations, and while it’s too soon to say, the requirement to repeal regulations in order to pass more regulations sounds hopeful. And if Trump still talks far more wildly than I’d like the President to do, his actions seem fairly measured.

    Trump’s far from perfect. But current indications suggest he’s a heck of a lot better than I thought when I voted for him.

      Tom Servo in reply to ecreegan. | April 25, 2017 at 1:06 pm

      Your take is pretty similar to mine – all I really wanted him to do was to save the Supreme Court, and reverse the idiocy going on at the EPA – he’s getting an “A” on both of those issues, easily. Everything else is lagniappe, as they say in cajun country. Sure, things could happen faster, but I also remember that Reagan’s Presidency didn’t start bringing in some big successes until his 3rd and 4th years.

      As far as the wall – I see it’s need in the heavily populated areas in the Rio Grande Valley, but once you get west of Laredo, it’s really kind of a foolish thing. There’s just no need to build some wall in a place where there are no roads on either side of the border for 50 miles in each direction, and the Texas border has a lot of land like that. (New Mexico and Arizona, too) Drones and a string of barbed wire with some sensors are all that’s needed in those areas. (in Big Bend, any barrier would have to be at least 100 miles inland) I understand that the idea of “The Wall” has a huge political draw for people upset about immigration and who haven’t actually been to the border, and Trump was politically astute to pick up on that. But we can get 95% of the effectiveness of the thing by putting all of the effort into about 30% (or less) of the total border.

    PrincetonAl in reply to Ragspierre. | April 25, 2017 at 7:41 am

    As a guy who was a hardcore Cruz supporter in the primaries I can’t say I’m shaken or disappointed at all in Trump. I distrust him on a few things (like Ivanka potentially advancing child care support via her influence) – but honestly he has been great on Scotus, great on regulatory reform. Not perfect but exceeded my expectations for him.

    He has been attacked by deep state and media constantly and still gets stuff done. I have been shaken by the depth of opposition by deep state and Obama burrowers. There is a lot of work just to start reversing that process.

    Why haven’t we sent ten bills on repealing all kinds of lousy Democratic ideas up from our do-nothing Congress? Why aren’t we bundling tons of them into a spending bill? Because we have pathetic Congressional leaders that can’t agree on the big ideas and waste time talking.

    Frankly, Trump is the right guy to take on the media if not a perfect conservative. And at this stage, Ragspierre, your statement looks foolish if not deluded. What has he done that has shaken you? Really?

    Read Scott Adams blog on how the whole country who are open minded has started to admit he is not Hitler (ha!) and is migrating from “incompetent” to “not so bad” in their perception. Learn how to learn and observe the situation because I think you are truly missing one of the most interesting presidencies in our lifetime in terms of political
    battles. Read Don Surber. Get out of the house frankly and talk to some normal cautiously optimistic Trump supporters and see what we see.

      Ragspierre in reply to PrincetonAl. | April 25, 2017 at 8:14 am

      Referring to prominent T-rump suckers is not persuasive.

      But I do read outside your bubble, so I have heard and seen people who did vote T-rump and don’t like what they’ve seen so far.

      I have seen exactly what I expected. A New York Progressive, surrounded by the very people you’d expect, plus a few others. A snake-oil “Populist” who will provide SOME of what he promised, but mostly not so much.

    Mannie in reply to Ragspierre. | April 25, 2017 at 8:31 am

    Least awful choice, perhaps, but the only choice to preserve The Republic. The Whining Dems can’t stand that their 40 year hold on power is ending, and their corruption may be limited. Whine on, snowflakes. America has Trump’s back, regardless of what you lot say.

    DaveGinOly in reply to Ragspierre. | April 25, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    “He’s everything some of us told you he is.”

    That may be true, but it’s not the same as “He’s everything everyone tole you he is.” Because that, he is not.

If we’re a bathtub ring, Chris is toilet bowl spatter!

The MSM, the Democrats and the Republican establishment have not changed my mind one bit about the efficacy of President Trump. President Trump is exactly what this country needs to turn it around from a decade of dimwit Dems and Rhino Republicans – globalist morons all. Keep it up and we’ll clean house again. The Republicans effectively control the entire Federal. government and they still can’t get off square one. I am proud of President Trump and what he is trying to do.

A “deplorable” comment.

You mean in spite of you and the MSM’s Fake News. Otherwise known as idiotic lies and stupidities.

To copy a phrase often used:

You want more Trump? That’s how you get more Trump.

The progressive fascists stick to Tyrant Obama the Liar and Crooked Hillary no matter how much they lie, how the fail, how much they steal and how much they betray the country.

Insulting people caused the Van Jones-coined “whitelash”…keep it up, Chris.

Roy in Nipomo | April 24, 2017 at 11:14 pm

I understand from the latest poll (as if they were trusted) that Trump would now win the popular vote if the election between he and Mrs Clinton were held right now. At this point, what does it matter? He’d have to screw up really big time for 2/3 of the Senate to go for his impeachment (and even then Mrs Clinton would not be President). 90% of the Country could disapprove of him, but without impeachment (or revolution) he is the President until 2020.

Chris is bemoaning the fact that despite their best efforts with fake news and negative spin on everything Trump, the MSM has not succeeded in bringing Trump down. There is a good reason for this, Chris: we simply don’t trust anything you say. And why should we? Most of it has been lies and wishful thinking.

    DaveGinOly in reply to topcat69. | April 25, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    “Chris is bemoaning the fact that despite their best efforts with fake news and negative spin on everything Trump, the MSM has not succeeded in bringing Trump down.”


    Despite their vigorous scrubbing, that damn bathtub ring just won’t go away!

I voted for Trump and supported him early based on issues.

And on the issues, Trump is doing horrible. He delivered a contract with the voters on his 100 days legislative agenda, and none of that even got introduced. The wall looks like it will never happen, and Trump is threatening war with North Korea. (And he’s threatening WW3 in Syria).

Paul Ryan has tanked the legislative agenda by prioritizing quagmires like Obamacare reform and tax cuts for the rich over more important and easier wins.

Jeff Sessions, Ben Carson are doing good. Neil Gorsuch looks ok so far, but the rest of the appointments are mostly hacks. Where’s the winning?

Pelosi Schmelosi | April 25, 2017 at 12:56 am

So basically what he’s saying is the “right” are more united than the Commies at this point.
I may not completely agree but, hey, if Chrissie says so, I’m not gonna argue.

It used to be the words “Chicago” and “Golf” that would set off Chrissie, now it’s bathtub rings. Must be because his career is swirling the bowl.

So, let me get this straight.

Almost all those who voted for Donald Trump, and handed him the White House, still support him…


Donald Trump has “ocean bottom approval ratings”.

Which is it Mr Matthews? It is not possible for it to be both.

According to the same poll, only 85% of Clinton voters feel the same way, and if the election were redone, Trump would win the popular vote as well.

The problem for Tingles, the Dems, and the Left isn’t Trump’s supporters who haven’t changed their minds.

The problem is those who didn’t support him who have now had a chance to see that he’s not an ogre who eats babies for breakfast. He’s no longer a terrifying unknown. That’s another yuge bloc of voters who were too frightened—or too mystified—to vote for him in November, but would have few such reservations now.

Note the SEVERAL scatological references in the thread above.

And not ONE word from the Finkelstein hypocrite.


    Mark Finkelstein in reply to Ragspierre. | April 25, 2017 at 6:55 am

    Rags: Matthews called Trump supporters a particularly disgusting kind of dirt, so it is to be expected that readers will respond in kind, and some latitude is in order.

    But the more important point is that their barbs are directed toward Matthews, a public figure. If they had hurled their scatological insults at fellow LI readers, as you did, I would have intervened.

Matthews is complaining about a painful loss of his own influence. That’s a consequence of getting caught lying.

Isn’t Chris Matthews one of those antagonists that said along with celebrity elites that they would leave the country if Trump were elected? If so, please pack your bags and don’t let the door hit you in the behind.

The photo discombombulated me. Which one is Christie and which one is Donnie?

As do Obama and Hillary sycophants…

selfhelpforbastards | April 25, 2017 at 11:15 am

Matthews stuck to Obama like a dingleberry

Chris Matthews has all the class of a used condom.

blacksburger | April 25, 2017 at 6:24 pm

Matthews looks as if he is about to burst into tears.