I basically think Chris Matthews is a sad case. And because I do, I virtually never watch him. And yet, I have somehow heard him say that conservatives want to put an asterisk next to Obama’s name a bajillion times. It must be because of the occasional videos we put up in the Corner and the like (see below). I can only imagine how often people who actually like to listen to his cretinous bilge on a regular basis have heard him use the same turn of phrase as if it’s a fresh and clever insight. Matthews talks as if he has his finger on the pulse of the conservative movement, but the content of his analysis makes it sound like that finger has long since been lost to frostbite — and Matthews himself lost to a kind of cabin fever over at MSNBC.