MSNBC host Chris Matthews, asked by Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough who was the biggest political loser of 2013, answered President Obama Friday, saying "it's a terrible year for the president."
Matthews recently fawningly interviewed Obama on Hardball, saying reverently during a post-game powow with fellow MSNBC liberals that "he came amongst us." But with the disastrous Obamacare rollout and Obama's "Lie of the Year" awarded by Politifact for people losing their health insurance plans despite Obama's promises to the contrary, along with a host of scandals and other problems, the bloom is off the rose.
"It's not just a bad year in terms of the rollout," Matthews said. "There's an erosion in interest. It feels like a very long presidency now. It feels like the seventh or eighth year of a presidency. It doesn't feel like the fifth."