Surprise! Matthews claims Romney support “racial hatred”

posted at 10:01 am on October 23, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

How can you tell an election is going well for Chris Matthews?  The country suddenly becomes a beacon of light and hope.  How can you tell an election is going badly for Chris Matthews? We’ve suddenly become a bunch of racists.  I’m pretty sure that his post-debate analysis tells you more than the polls which direction this election is going:

Liberal pundit Chris Matthews explained Mitt Romney’s support among conservatives, despite the candidate shifting toward the center on a number of issues, as a product of “racial hatred.”

Speaking after Thursday night’s debate on MSNBC, Matthews accused Romney of “pulling back” from many of the foreign policy positions he had taken during the primary. When host Rachel Maddow wondered why Romney might be “reversing himself” from his stated positions during the primary and whether that could dampen his support among his conservative base, Matthews dismissed such a possibility.

“I think they hate Obama. They want him out of the White House more than they want to destroy al Qaeda. Their No. 1 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 and looking at these numbers we’re 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,” he said.

I’m certain that this is what makes Matthews feel more comfortable about an election that clearly is being lost by Barack Obama.  It’s not about median household income dropping faster during the Obamanomics recover (4.8%) than during the recession (2.5%).  It’s not about having the lowest civilian population participation rate in the last 31 years (63.5%, down from 65.7% at the beginning of the recovery).  It’s not about 1.3% GDP growth.  It’s not about skyrocketing deficits and budget proposals so ridiculous that no one in Obama’s own party would vote for them.  No, Matthews can’t bring himself to it’s about America rejecting the President who delivered this economic performance not because of his failures, but because of the color of his skin — even though the same electorate made him President despite a lack of experience over a long-known and long-serving politician four years ago.

That says nothing about America.  It says everything about Chris Matthews.


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Bmore on October 23, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Apparently those thrills running up Matthew’s leg went all the way to his brain,much like electro-shock therapy.Unfortunately,given these statements,it is apparent the treatment just isn’t working.Next up-a frontal lobotomy,performed with a bayonet.

redware on October 23, 2012 at 7:39 PM

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Bmore on October 23, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Crap 102 104

Bmore on October 23, 2012 at 7:40 PM

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Carolina21 on October 23, 2012 at 7:42 PM

Is it just me or does anybody else notice that when matthews gets worked up, he slobbers spit everywhere?! Worse than Cujo! I feel sorry for the cleaning lady that has to clean up his area in the studio!

kcd on October 23, 2012 at 7:44 PM

kcd on October 23, 2012 at 7:44 PM

They say its the meds. Bi-polar or something.

Bmore on October 23, 2012 at 7:46 PM

They say its the meds. Bi-polar or something.

Bmore on October 23, 2012 at 7:46 PM

He needs some damn ritalin! And a bib…

kcd on October 23, 2012 at 7:48 PM

I have the voodoo doll and the pins. Does anyone have one of the two hairs left on Tingles head? This southern girl wants to play pin the tail on the jackazz.

neyney on October 23, 2012 at 7:52 PM

He needs some damn ritalin! And a bib…

kcd on October 23, 2012 at 7:48 PM

Lol! He’s definitely in need of something!

Bmore on October 23, 2012 at 7:52 PM

I have the voodoo doll and the pins. Does anyone have one of the two hairs left on Tingles head? This southern girl wants to play pin the tail on the jackazz.

neyney on October 23, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Im a southern girl too! :) ROLL TIDE!

kcd on October 23, 2012 at 8:12 PM

Can we all imagine the “Perfect Day” in our lives, right now? Let me tell you about Tbone McGraw’s perfect day;

Tbone walks into a New York bar and he sees Larry O’Donnell and Tingles Mathews having a drink at said Bar.

After a few this and that’s, Tbone McGraw leaves the bar and the two aforementioned douche bags are taken out on gurneys and they may or may not be breathing…hopefully the latter – The Perfect Day!

Tbone McGraw on October 23, 2012 at 8:42 PM

kcd on October 23, 2012 at 7:44 PM

They say its the meds. Bi-polar or something.

Bmore on October 23, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Yes, some of the drugs used to treat severe depression, bipolarism, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s/Parkinson’s etc, -tend to cause excessive salivation.

slickwillie2001 on October 23, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Tbone McGraw on October 23, 2012 at 8:42 PM

My perfect day…..

I was there and I saw it all go down!!!!!

kcd on October 23, 2012 at 8:58 PM

…Al Sharpton has really gotten pale looking lately….and what happened to his hair?

KOOLAID2 on October 23, 2012 at 9:51 PM

Yes, some of the drugs used to treat severe depression, bipolarism, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s/Parkinson’s etc, -tend to cause excessive salivation.

slickwillie2001 on October 23, 2012 at 8:56 PM

I know, many of the newer replacements create cotton mouth too. Dry mouth in case you aren’t familiar with the phrase cotton mouth. ; )

Bmore on October 23, 2012 at 10:01 PM

WHAT ever, Caspar.

minnesoter on October 24, 2012 at 12:51 AM

Is it just me or does anybody else notice that when matthews gets worked up, he slobbers spit everywhere?! Worse than Cujo! I feel sorry for the cleaning lady that has to clean up his area in the studio!

kcd on October 23, 2012 at 7:44 PM

….or the puddle of discharge under his desk after talking about his heart throb obama bin laden!

cableguy615 on October 24, 2012 at 6:22 AM

Chris Matthews claims “to be” a US Senator … in his own world. He’ll be demanding to be addressed as Senator Matthews for assuming that acting role on TV.

maverick muse on October 24, 2012 at 6:34 AM

Dear MSNBC Management:

Please see that Chris Matthews gets the medical attention he so clearly needs.

MTinMN on October 24, 2012 at 12:33 PM

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