Dan Rather: Obama's Opponents 'Want to Cut His Heart Out and Throw His Liver to the Dogs'

Dan Rather on Sunday once again made a comment about President Obama's opponents that some might find a bit over the top.

Appearing on the syndicated Chris Matthews Show, Rather said, "These people politically want to cut his heart out and throw his liver to the dogs" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

DAN RATHER: All of these things we’ve said about what the president could do, should do, might have, could have, but the central thing to keep in mind is his opponents - you talk about taking them out to dinner, making nice with them - these people politically want to cut his heart out and throw his liver to the dogs. That does make it very, very difficult to come on nice to them.

CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST: Yeah, it causes indigestion over dinner don’t you think?

KATTY KAY, BBC: Is that what they do in Texas Dan?

MATTHEWS: By the way, I’m with you Dan because I don’t know how much, I do think he doesn't enjoy the company of his fellow politicians. Excuse me, Mr. President, you’re one of them.

For those that have forgotten, Rather made the same comment on the Chris Matthews Show back in November 2010.

Wouldn't you say that's a bit of an overstatement?

More importantly, hasn't the President since the day he was first inaugurated treated his opponents with the same disdain?

Liberal media members rarely consider that.

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.