Chris Matthews: West Point Was 'Enemy Camp' for Obama

Conservative bloggers quick to pounce on MSNBC pundit
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 1, 2009 8:45 PM CST

(Newser) – The conservative blogosphere was quick to jump on Chris Matthews’ statement on MSNBC that President Obama went “to the enemy camp” for his Afghanistan speech—indeed, an odd way to characterize the US Military Academy’s reception for the Commander in Chief. “When your mouth is bigger than your brain, this is what happens,” sighs Allahpundit. Tweets Meghan McCain: “My head is going to explode. Those men and women keep you safe jackass!”

At the National Review, Kathryn Jean Lopez relays this email from a reader and West Point grad: “Chris Matthews is 180-degrees off about West Point being an ‘enemy camp.’ Instead, it is probably the most polite audience in America, with the courtesy being enforced if necessary. … In fact, West Point may be the only place in America where President Obama can simultaneously trash George W. Bush and announce an increase in troop levels in Afghanistan and not be booed from the right or the left.”

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