Following the debate last night Chris Matthews quickly grabbed the race card from his pocket. According to the host of Hardball, those against an Obama second term are racist Southern right-wingers who hate President Obama more than al-Qaeda.
Is this a sign of desperation by a news station that put all its eggs into the Obama basket and his loss will leave them with nothing? Perhaps.
Remember the ‘reporter’ who felt a thrill up his leg when Obama spoke? Can it be that this hero worship blinded Matthews so much that he can’t see the policies and failures of this administration?
Or is this a grasping at straws argument geared toward inciting the left base into action? By calling conservatives racists is this an effort to improve the vote numbers by the minority population?
Maybe all of the above are true.
It is an insult to say that if I disagree with President Obama then I must be racist; that I might have some concocted hate filled agenda that to promote.
Isn’t it entirely more likely that conservatives will be voting with a true concern for the continued faltering economy complete with malaise and despair this country is currently in?
Watch the clip for yourself…the text is below.
Chris Matthews speaking about conservatives, “Well, I think they’re more political than either you or I. I think they hate Obama. They want him out of the White House more than they want to destroy al-Qaeda. Their number one enemy in the world right now, on the right, is their hatred, hatred for Obama. And we can go into that about the white working class in the south about looking at these numbers we’ve been getting the last couple days, about racial hatred, in many cases. This isn’t about being a better president, they want to get rid of this president. That’s their number one goal and they’re willing to let Romney go to the hard center, even to the left on some issues, as long as they get rid of this guy.”
“Romney went in there tonight with 16 ounce gloves. He didn’t want to look too ferocious, he just wanted to win. And the way he wanted to win was not making himself into the right-winger that the right wing that’s supporting him really are.”