Matthews calls Arizona State Representative a BS artist and hopeless right winger

And that was just for starters. Heh.

The discussion centered on the Arizona State Law on illegal immigration that had been rejected by the courts. It got around to defending the borders and eventually a national ID card. Arizona State Rep Rick Murphy told Chris he did not want one, Americans don’t want one because there are IDs now and they don’t work. What’s more … people don’t trust the Feds. All good points … but Matthews will have none of it. “Thank you for joining me … you nut.”


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  1. Steve McGough on July 29, 2010 at 4:11 am

    Goodness. Two posts from Hardball last night? Sorry about that…

    • Jim Vicevich on July 29, 2010 at 5:39 pm

      Could have had 5 from last night. You can never have too much Matthews. It's either all Palin or all Matthews … either way it's an obviously cheap way to push traffic. Ha! Just kidding.

  2. mwjii on July 29, 2010 at 4:28 am

    Why do the legal people have to cowtow to the illegals. We already have a drivers license and a social security card. Let the illegals become legal and we wont have this problem it will be a moot topic.

  3. TomL on July 29, 2010 at 4:35 am

    Mathews is an idiot. Seems bitter after Paul Ryan schooled him

  4. Dimsdale on July 29, 2010 at 5:54 am

    Ad hominem attacks and cuts him off (repeatedly).  Sounds like a recipe one uses when the facts aren't on your side, or you want to promote only your opinion.


    I think his backside is still stinging after the figurative beating Ryan gave him.

  5. NH-Jim on July 29, 2010 at 7:07 am

    Didn't Tingles Matthews forget to throw "Raaaaaacist" in his unprofessional, childish, intolerant, rude, unfounded, partisan, biased rant against Rep. Murphy?  What a waste of oxygen!

  6. PatRiot on July 29, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    Hey Chris, how many immigrants have you sponsored so that they get through the system legally?

    How many compaies have your investigative jounrnalists identified as hiring illegals? 

    And please explain why you have legal council if you have no respect for the law? 

    Perhaps you are one of those who wrap yourself in the very flag that you are trying to burn.

  7. winnie888 on July 30, 2010 at 12:23 am

    Honestly, I've never seen/heard a more arrogant buffoon in my life!  You betcha his butt is still burnin' after Ryan got through with him!

    As far as a national ID goes, I've got one:  it's called a Social Security card.  And I was able to apply for that SS card because I was born in this country and had a birth certificate proving that I was born here.  And because I had a birth certificate which allowed me to get a SS card, I was able (at 16), to get yet another identification card (and another number identifying me), and that was my driver's license!  With those three forms of identification, I was able to get jobs, open bank accounts, buy houses, attend college, & get a US passport (yet another government identification number, mind you).  Mr. Matthews:  Just HOW many forms of ID do you expect legal US citizens to carry around so the illegals amongst us don't feel bad for being illegal? Seems to me the government knows exactly where I am…I don't need one more stinking form of ID.  Unless there is an ID issued to illegals that's used to track them and deport them, I really don't see any need to bureaucratize border protection and further inconvenience legal US citizens.  It's an insult to imply that those of us who are here legally need to prove it further.

  8. NH-Jim on August 5, 2010 at 5:57 am

    Well put, Winnie!

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