Newt to Chris Matthews: Your thinking can be pretty racist, you know

posted at 7:42 pm on August 27, 2012 by Allahpundit

Via News Busters, you’ll enjoy watching Matthews being given a taste of his own medicine but this clip is more useful as a demonstration of why it’s pointless for the two sides to talk to each other. The problem isn’t that Tingles is willing to presume racism; the problem is that his presumption is irrebuttable, with subconscious racism the inevitable fallback presumption in cases like these when the accused protests vehemently enough. You’re guilty, even if you don’t know it. What possible good can a conversation with those parameters do except to provide a lazy blogger like me with easy content on a slow news night? It’d be more dignified for both of them if Gingrich just got up and left. Cede the airtime to some liberal guest who can come on and tell Matthews what he wants to hear. That’s not a useful conversation either, but at least both participants would respect the other’s good faith and sincerity. I’d prefer that to Dog-Whistle Theater.


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It is about time! I have been saying this forever!

Kjeil on August 27, 2012 at 7:43 PM

A racist with a tingle…

Electrongod on August 27, 2012 at 7:44 PM

I love Newt when he uses both hands to slap Liberals across the face with their own stupidity.

portlandon on August 27, 2012 at 7:45 PM

Chrissy wears race colored glasses.

mchristian on August 27, 2012 at 7:45 PM

Dog Whistle TV

faraway on August 27, 2012 at 7:45 PM

“You’ve got that diabolic smile of yours and you think you are winning.”
LOL

Count to 10 on August 27, 2012 at 7:45 PM

It doesn’t take that much to be a racist you know.

HotAirLib on August 27, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Kataklysmic on August 27, 2012 at 7:45 PM

Liberals are way more likely be racially biased, especially those that are trying TOO hard to appear they are not racist.

TX-96 on August 27, 2012 at 7:46 PM

I did not, and still do not, want Newt as the GOP presidential nominee for a number of reasons, but he is a sharp and to the point debater. Now that is how one should call out a jerk like Matthews.

I was actually surprised that Romney got the better of Newt in the Florida debates, at least according to the pundits.

bayview on August 27, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Newt really nailed him on this one. Nice work dude.

MikeknaJ on August 27, 2012 at 7:47 PM

owned

Conservative4ev on August 27, 2012 at 7:47 PM

Allah,

Having tingles being shown to be a hypocrite and racist by Newt Gingrich? It is red meat for most of us.

Joel_The_Oneth on August 27, 2012 at 7:47 PM

DEAR LORD, This I pray to You:

FILL ALL THE P*§§IES (AKA RINO…) IN THE GOP WITH *HIGH OCTANE GINGRICH* UNTIL THE ELECTION.

AMEN!

Czar of Defenestration on August 27, 2012 at 7:47 PM

Chris Mathews… why is he on tv.

Karmashock on August 27, 2012 at 7:48 PM

LOL, so Matthews actually taped this segment wearing one of those huge va-jay-jay costumes?

the new aesthetic on August 27, 2012 at 7:48 PM

Wow, this is pretty much the exact way he went after Reince Priebus…’sit there and laugh’..’racist’…

Slobber Tron got his talking points and every one’s gonna get a taste.

BigWyo on August 27, 2012 at 7:48 PM

“What he wants to hear” not here…got that out of my system.

bluesdoc70 on August 27, 2012 at 7:48 PM

The desperation is strong already.

SouthernGent on August 27, 2012 at 7:49 PM

“what he wants to here hear”

DavidW on August 27, 2012 at 7:49 PM

At best leftists like Matthews are pathetically patronizing to blacks in a way that is indeed racist.

And that would be giving him the benefit of the doubt.

Drained Brain on August 27, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Tingles is right, I remember when Reagan would talk about the “Welfare Queen” – I think he used to refer to her as Shaniqua or something. It was sooo obviously racist. How could you guys have missed it?

/sarc

Hill60 on August 27, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Cede the airtime to some liberal guest who can come on and tell Matthews what he wants to here. That’s not a useful conversation either, but at least both participants would respect the other’s good faith and sincerity.

No. Get in their faces, and confront their rank hypocrisy in blunt, but cheerful terms. Destroy them with a smile, and they will get very agitated and beclown themselves.

Works every time it is tried.

This is all they have to go with. Show their intellectual bankruptcy, and laugh at their feeble attempts to squirm out of it.

We are now in the season of attack/counter attack.

There won’t be any “useful conversations”.

Not from these people.

Brian1972 on August 27, 2012 at 7:50 PM

Newt thinks he’s making inroads.
To Chris “Tingles Matthews, Newt is talking to a brick stone wall.
But maybe, there’s 1 person out there in the audience who Newt might get to and start the thinking process.
For that? I salute Newt.
Good try.

athenadelphi on August 27, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Thinking “black people” when someone says “food stamps” is racist. It’s not “dog whistle racism” it’s racism-racism – straight up! as what’s-her-face might say.

forest on August 27, 2012 at 7:52 PM

I watched this and Newt made Tingles look like a blathering idiot.

ObamatheMessiah on August 27, 2012 at 7:52 PM

How can any respectable news outlet – yeah, right.

davidk on August 27, 2012 at 7:52 PM

…but at least both participants would respect the other’s good faith…

Liberals never behave in good faith. They’re liberals, first and foremost. The only ‘honest’ thing about liberals is that they’ll lie, cheat, beg, borrow, and steal to advance their cause.

And, they’ll never tell you what they’re doing and how they go about it.

Liam on August 27, 2012 at 7:54 PM

It doesn’t matter what you say. It only matters how I decide what it means.

Lot’s of constructive debate to be had with that sort of logic.

Scrappy on August 27, 2012 at 7:54 PM

I think he needs to see a neurologist, stat.

tru2tx on August 27, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Chrissy is a douchenozzle and a tingly racist.

Slainte on August 27, 2012 at 7:55 PM

LOL… about damn time

Ugly on August 27, 2012 at 7:55 PM

Chris Matthews follows that Sam Donaldson credo, which, to paraphrase what Sam said it was, went something like “if you talk loudly, with an air of authority, then people will listen to you”.

Paul-Cincy on August 27, 2012 at 7:56 PM

A friend sent me a funny YouTube tune called “Mr Scam Man,” but I found this rap song on the same page much better.
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=tE0M9R1YXH0

It ties in with Mr. Thrill Up My Leg quite well as a rebuttal.

onlineanalyst on August 27, 2012 at 7:56 PM

The problem isn’t that Tingles is willing to presume racism; the problem is that his presumption is irrebuttable, with subconscious racism the inevitable fallback presumption in cases like these when the accused protests vehemently enough

Allah -

WTF, its a long day and I cant process these things without a thesaurus.

Odie1941 on August 27, 2012 at 7:56 PM

What will Chris do when his boyfriend looses the election?

Self-immolation? Seppuku? Choices, choices…..

Not sure what’s finally fried his brain – liberalism, alcoholism, or unrequited love, but he’s unbearable to watch.

Cody1991 on August 27, 2012 at 7:56 PM

Chris Matthews follows that Sam Donaldson credo, which, to paraphrase what Sam said it was, went something like “if you talk loudly, with an air of authority, then people will listen to you”.

Paul-Cincy on August 27, 2012 at 7:56 PM

Certainly made Keith Olbermann’s career.

de rigueur on August 27, 2012 at 7:57 PM

That was great!

Matthews is the one who injected “african american” into “welfare queen”. Gingrich asked him if that was what Reagan said and Matthews replied “no, he didn’t have to.”

And that’s the point- whether or not you’re a racist, we’re going to call you a racist.

Chuck Schick on August 27, 2012 at 7:57 PM

Nothing gets a good real debate over issues going like calling a guy racist right off the bat each interview.

stldave on August 27, 2012 at 7:58 PM

BOOM!!!..the Newt-ron bomb.

SMACKRUNNER on August 27, 2012 at 7:58 PM

Newt is awesome!

mankai on August 27, 2012 at 7:58 PM

I watched this and Newt made Tingles look like a blathering idiot.

ObamatheMessiah on August 27, 2012 at 7:52 PM

..so, basically you’re saying that Newt had to endure the usual tingly spittle that that doofus usually ejaculates.?

The War Planner on August 27, 2012 at 7:58 PM

The whole segment was actually pretty awesome. Newt just schooled him:
http://www.mediaite.com/tv/matthews-and-gingrich-square-off-over-race-in-the-2012-presidential-campaign/

GOPRanknFile on August 27, 2012 at 7:59 PM

Hissy Matthews

Over30 on August 27, 2012 at 8:00 PM

Cripes. He’s still squaking racism on his show in the food court.

tru2tx on August 27, 2012 at 8:00 PM

It’d be more dignified for both of them if Gingrich just got up and left.

NO! Then you’ve CONFIRMED their trash talk. “See, he can’t defend himself!”

YOU RUB THEIR FACES IN THEIR OWN HYPOCRISY! Then drop kick them!

GarandFan on August 27, 2012 at 8:00 PM

Yeah, no wonder Newt gets all those black votes.

How come Newt never gives his ‘dignity of work’ talk in a holler in West Virginia. He only wants to give it in front of the NAACP.

Lee Atwater on the GOP Southern Strategy.

You start out in 1954 by saying, “N_, n_, n_.” By 1968 you can’t say “n_” —that hurts you. Backfires. So you say stuff like forced busing, states’ rights and all that stuff. You’re getting so abstract now [that] you’re talking about cutting taxes, and all these things you’re talking about are totally economic things and a byproduct of them is [that] blacks get hurt worse than whites.

And subconsciously maybe that is part of it. I’m not saying that. But I’m saying that if it is getting that abstract, and that coded, that we are doing away with the racial problem one way or the other. You follow me—because obviously sitting around saying, “We want to cut this,” is much more abstract than even the busing thing, and a hell of a lot more abstract than “N_, n_”.

inklake on August 27, 2012 at 8:00 PM

I’m hearing dog whistle’s all the time lately. Maybe I should get that checked out?

SMACKRUNNER on August 27, 2012 at 8:01 PM

I wish Republicans would just refuse to go on with Matthews.

There’s nothing to gain there … just tell Matthews “You’re not a serious person and I’m not going to waste my time with someone who’s intellectually dishonest.”

BD57 on August 27, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Matthews is an ass.

Water is wet.

mankai on August 27, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Neeeeeewwwwwwwwttttt….

equanimous on August 27, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Newt knows the secret that if you just turn their horseshit back on them they have no defense. Why don’t other Republicans get this?

‘Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules. You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity.’
- Alinksy, Rules for Radicals #4

blue13326 on August 27, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Is Reeses Pieces gonna cut a check to Newt for fighting his battles for him?

I sure hope so – Newt carves up Matthews where ole Reeses could only sputter and moan.

Newt = Alpha Male

Reeses = NOT an Alpha Male

HondaV65 on August 27, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Racism against blacks was around in the 60′s, but that was a long time ago. Most of the racism around these days is by black race hustlers like Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and Barrack Obama… it’s against whites in the form of affirmative action and white guilt. Liberals and MSM (but I repeat myself) rode this ticket in 2008 to get their Messiah elected. To puncture this meme, we can’t go around calling the Marxist scumbag a “nice guy”. Give Allen West a speech at the Convention and just ripe The ONe a new one.

sauldalinsky on August 27, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Let’s play “Who Said This” -

You know, I forgot he was black tonight for an hour.

1. Bull Connor

2. Harry Reid

3. Chris Matthews

BigAlSouth on August 27, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Now is not the time to back down. Period.

kingsjester on August 27, 2012 at 8:03 PM

When a Conservative uses the term ‘welfare queen’, liberals hear ‘black’ even though the Left has pushed for decades that most women on welfare are white. (look it up).

So, it’s obvious that every time a liberal hears the term he, like Chrissy, thinks only of black women.

Who are the racists, now?

Liam on August 27, 2012 at 8:03 PM

He didn’t have to say African-American, everyone knew? But in case they didn’t Chrissie was there, the great interpreter of everything Republican.

Cindy Munford on August 27, 2012 at 8:05 PM

There is no doubt in my mind when Tingles learned he was tasked with interviewing Newt that he put on some super-strength Depends.

Newt, as always in a debate with a libtard, schooled him.

hillsoftx on August 27, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Newt

Tingles flapping his lips

Dancing pink Virginas

Just a coincidence …

yep – that’s it

nothing in common …

Just a coincidence …

koaiko on August 27, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Name ANOTHER who will dish it back…crickets. AP wonders …”what’s the point???” The R’s, Preibus included, just sit there and smile…message: maybe you are right!
Newt won’t take it…he’s one of a kind…makes squishy RINO’s NERVOUS!!!

winston on August 27, 2012 at 8:08 PM

Good or bad..Newt was my P vote. He tickles me.

bazil9 on August 27, 2012 at 8:08 PM

There are only two options: Be a liberal, or be honest.

We know where Chrissy lands.

Liam on August 27, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Matthews glides right over the statistics that prove that blacks do not predominate as food stamp recipients because facts don’t suit his world view. Not only is Matthews a bigot, but he is teh stoo-pid.

onlineanalyst on August 27, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Can someone, anyone who can get close enough to Tingles Mathews, Punch that racist if in face?! I implore all American’s that are in arms reach to punch this F’n A-Hole in his face! It should be a American Narrative! I hope I can get that close to this piece of Sh*t!

Tbone McGraw on August 27, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Let’s play “Who Said This” -

You know, I forgot he was black tonight for an hour.

1. Bull Connor

2. Harry Reid

3. Chris Matthews

BigAlSouth on August 27, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Chris Matthews, the man who is obsessed with race, said it.

TarheelBen on August 27, 2012 at 8:11 PM

I wonder if liberals are more sensitive to race than conservatives, and then make sure they have a “good” sensitivity to it, and assume conservatives have a “bad” sensitivity to race. But that’s not the way it is. We’re not sensitive to race like liberals are. We just don’t care about race. I mean, why should we?

Paul-Cincy on August 27, 2012 at 8:11 PM

The left has its code words, and they all seem to know what they really mean – social justice, sustainability, etc. They try very hard to decipher our code words, but of course there aren’t any and food stamps mean people on food stamps and socialist means socialism.

Transpo on August 27, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Who made this pale white boy Mathews the end all be all authority on racism?

The Notorious G.O.P on August 27, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Wow Matthews even went with the Reagan welfare queen lie and when Newt said he didn’t say that he just says yes he did.

What Chris knows is for the liberal black there is no penetration of facts and the only game being played here is get the left and blacks to get pumped up that they are not just letting the black president go if they don’t vote they are losing their civil rights if they let the Republicans win.

Bottom line they know they need to replicate the black vote in 2008 and Hope and Change has to be replaced with a deathly fear and loathing to get the same turnout. This is getting uglier by the day.

Conan on August 27, 2012 at 8:13 PM

A battle of wits, against an unarmed opponent.

If Matthews gets his bell rung by Newt… what do you think Paul Ryan will do to MSM interviewers?

And here’s a better question: in 2008, dolts like Katie Couric and Charlie Gibson were putting Sarah Palin through the ringer. How come they aren’t messing with Paul Ryan in 2012?

VastRightWingConspirator on August 27, 2012 at 8:13 PM

…Go get him Newt…!!!

KOOLAID2 on August 27, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Matthews is infuriating when he uses that old liberal trick of trying to talk over his opponent and not give him a chance to speak! Someday someone is going to punch Chrissy in his big fat mouth when he does that and I will love it!!! In trying to out-talk Newt, he picked the wrong guy! Chrissy should just go back to his lonely channel, which nobody watches, and just sit there and dream about fellating Obama!!!

Jersey Dan on August 27, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Actually AP this was a good and revealing interview because it showed what a bigot Matthews is. When Matthews assumes all welfare recipients are black, he lets the cat out of the bag.

Ta111 on August 27, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Chris Matthews doesn’t need any help with looking like a blathering idiot. He does fine on his own.

Philly on August 27, 2012 at 8:15 PM

Chrissy Tingles is still looking for that validation he so desperately desires for having the courage to vote for a black man. Chrissy Tingles is white guilt on anabolic steroids.

NotCoach on August 27, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Mock ‘em !!
Mock ‘em good !!
They ALL deserve it, and Breitbart smiles.

KEEP IT UP, EVERY TIME !!

pambi on August 27, 2012 at 8:17 PM

And here’s a better question: in 2008, dolts like Katie Couric and Charlie Gibson were putting Sarah Palin through the ringer. How come they aren’t messing with Paul Ryan in 2012?

VastRightWingConspirator on August 27, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Because they both messed with the Cuda and they’re both out of the picture. Coincidence? :)

Katie Couric has a new show. I’ll put money on it doing awfully. Tanking. Badly.

Paul-Cincy on August 27, 2012 at 8:17 PM

I was actually surprised that Romney got the better of Newt in the Florida debates, at least according to the pundits.

bayview on August 27, 2012 at 7:46 PM

He worked the body…..

tom on August 27, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Taranto at WSJ’s “Best of the Web” has a great mini essay today on the dog whistles that Lefties hear.

onlineanalyst on August 27, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Imagine if every Republican responded this way with the media. It would be so freaking awesome. They would never be able to get their message out. Newt is Godlike! This is where he is so freaking awesome! He has no fear of the media.

JellyToast on August 27, 2012 at 8:19 PM

What a JACKASS soliloquy to self-indulgent onanism the preamble to this GOOD Video is!

williamg on August 27, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Let’s discuss something really serious: why is Chris Matthews wearing a plaid shirt with a striped tie? If his Mom didn’t explain that particular sartorial faux pas with him, shouldn’t the MSNBC producers & wardrobe people have come up with a plain tie? Do you think there’s a secret racist mole at MSNBC who deliberately sent Chris Matthews out looking this tacky?

Jill1066 on August 27, 2012 at 8:21 PM

So what are all the terms deemed racist by the left? The list is pretty long but I can’t think of them all.

Food Stamps
Welfare
God Bless His Heart
Illegal Alien
Hussein
You Lie

Help me out here people. I need to brush up on my coded language so I can understand my fellow conservatives. I need all the coded racial terms.

The Notorious G.O.P on August 27, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Winning. Chris Matthews is a liberal relic who supports losers.

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/driveon/post/2012/08/gm-suspends-chevy-volt-production-over-slow-sales/1

Philly on August 27, 2012 at 8:23 PM

If I remember correctly, Sister Soulja was black…oh wait!

Mr. Arkadin on August 27, 2012 at 8:23 PM

I would gladly spend a few nights in jail for the opportunity to deck Matthews.

BruthaMan on August 27, 2012 at 8:24 PM

This is why I wanted to see Newt debate our POTUS.

It is magical. “Racist” works so well for them. Despite the numbers of poor whites.

Republicans need a word or phrase for the spenders.

Like “debt clock feeders” or “grandchildren sellers” or “youth slave traders” or “Unicorn Investors”…

IlikedAUH2O on August 27, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Liberals simply believe that black people are hopelessly incapable of providing for themselves.

How DARE you call someone who believes that a “racist”!

logis on August 27, 2012 at 8:25 PM

this is your intellectual better, black Americans. Chris Mathews presumes that “welfare” and “food stamps” = “black”. Do you think he speaks for you?

ted c on August 27, 2012 at 8:25 PM

HA may need to put up a special section just on Chrissy…

d1carter on August 27, 2012 at 8:25 PM

I hope Newt is on Romney’s debate prep team.

Ozwitch on August 27, 2012 at 8:27 PM

I would gladly spend a few nights in jail for the opportunity to deck Matthews.

BruthaMan on August 27, 2012 at 8:24 PM

If you had to choose between CM and Bill Maher, which would you choose?

Paul-Cincy on August 27, 2012 at 8:27 PM

It’s BETTER explained HERE:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=AbULBAjstBA

williamg on August 27, 2012 at 8:28 PM

You Lie, boy!

The Notorious G.O.P on August 27, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Lanceman on August 27, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Watched it. He interrupts Newt a lot. Liberals are afraid to hear what we say.

Afraid and nervous for the Fall.

R2/012

hawkdriver on August 27, 2012 at 8:29 PM

If you had to choose between CM and Bill Maher, which would you choose?

Paul-Cincy on August 27, 2012 at 8:27 PM

Pelosi

The Notorious G.O.P on August 27, 2012 at 8:30 PM

If you had to choose between CM and Bill Maher, which would you choose?

Paul-Cincy on August 27, 2012 at 8:27 PM

Death by fire.

Liam on August 27, 2012 at 8:32 PM

BruthaMan on August 27, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Easy Dude. We love your comments here.

hawkdriver on August 27, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Help me out here people. I need to brush up on my coded language so I can understand my fellow conservatives. I need all the coded racial terms.

The Notorious G.O.P on August 27, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Watch what williamg linked.

NotCoach on August 27, 2012 at 8:32 PM

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