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October 18, 2013

Chris Matthews: I Wish We Could Go Back to the Days of Friendly Politics, But the Racist Terrorist Tea Party Traitors Who Hate the President Because He's Black Won't Let Us

This is a post I had planned to write, including Matthews' calling the Tea Partiers racist yet again two days ago, but Allah did the whole thing already, as did Noah Rothman at Mediaite.

Rothman:

aybe 10%,” or ”maybe 20%, on a bad day,” Matthews said in May when asked by MSNBC host Al Sharpton how much conservative opposition to President Barack Obama is rooted in racism. “It’s the sense that the white race must rule, that’s what racism is, and they can’t stand the idea that a man who’s not white is president,” he clarified.

They’re “almost traitors,” Matthews said of conservatives who believe that the Internal Revenue Service, an agency created in 1913 and which recently admitted to targeting conservative groups in order to limit their political efficacy, should be abolished. “First of all, the right-wing are crazy,” he said in June. “What they’re saying about getting rid of the IRS is insane.”

“It seems there’s a very interesting compelling continuing effort to delegitimize this president,” the MSNBC host added in August. His evidence: conservatives who refer to Obama as “Obama.”

They refer to him as ‘Obama.’ They don’t say the ‘the president.’ They don’t say the ‘a law.’ They don’t even speak the language we normally speak in civilized political debate.”

“When are we going to have the book we’ve been waiting for, Killing O’Reilly?” Matthews said in October, jokingly envisioning the assassination of a rival cable news host with whom he disagrees. This moment was particularly satisfying. Matthews made this statement while appearing on HBO with Bill Maher to promote his book on civility.

“I think it’s hatred,” Matthews opined while summarizing the thinking that motivates conservatives in Congress this week. “I don’t think it’s politics.” Just yesterday, perturbed with conservatives who dare refer to themselves as “the American people” while justifying their opposition to the president’s programs, “Do they still count blacks as three-fifths?”

AllahPundit wishes they would choose one Mask, rather than toggling between them moment-by-moment:

Is it really too much to ask of America’s lefty talking heads that they either demagogue grassroots righties as racists and militiamen or lecture the public on the need for more comity and civility in politics? It doesn’t seem like much. The whole “civility” pageant is, after all, just a pose they’ve developed after the Tucson shooting to score political points when an opportunity presents itself, before getting back to calling conservatives terrorists. The GOP shut down the government so now it’s time for a new episode of Reasonableness Theater. Let’s drop it, at long last. Say it loud — I’m a cutthroat partisan and I’m proud.

Not just Grassroots Righties, of course, but moderate milquetoasts such as Mitt Romney.



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