Chris Matthews wants that stock market fixed, and right now, dammit!! I don't know what the hell is wrong with Matthews, but wasn't he just plugging Jonathan Alter's book not long ago? Does anyone think he read it after his little screed tonight on Hardball?
Matthews: Well we have macabre terms like zombie banks floating around. We've got problems already. I want to ask you when we get back, how does he deal with the fact that he has a scorecard right now? It's called the Dow Jones. And every day now, first of all they're going to nationalize the banks. Then they're not going to nationalize the banks. No matter what they say the Dow Jones keeps going down. It's down to almost 7000 now. I used to think 8000 was the floor. It's heading toward 6000! People are really getting angry! I'm getting angry!
People who have saved money who are facing retirement are ripped right now. It is absolutely disturbing to put it lightly what this must be saying to people who are retired now. They've got a nest egg, a 401K that's now a 101K. They are ripped. And I'm only saying it the nice way. They are really angry. And they're going to get mad a him if we don't get this market turned around.
We'll be right back with Howard Fineman and see how the President does with his scorecard, and Gene Robinson, can he deal with that Dow Jones scorecard every day in decline?
Hey Chris, I've got news for you. This is not going to turn around fast and if a recent poll by the New York Times and CBS News is any indication, most people don't expect it to either.
Where have you been while everything that Roosevelt put in place to prevent this from happening again was being dismantled? Where was your anger then? You're a day late and a dollar short with your faux, shortsighted outrage.
I'm angry too, but Barack Obama didn't cause this mess, so I'm not angry at him for not being able to fix it in a MONTH!! I'd suggest you go read Alter's book and take a chill pill. We've got a long haul ahead of us before this gets better.