Chris Matthews rolls out the last defense
posted at 9:19 am on April 21, 2012 by Jorge Bonilla
Ever wondered just how down the Left is on Obama’s chances, and how much they dread the swift and terrible inevitability of what is to come? Leave it to Captain Leg Tingles to crack open the door.
Chris Matthews: Let me ask you about something which is not in the polling, but I want you as experts — Barack Obama is the first African-American president, okay. Is there going to be a reluctance on the part of the voters and the political community that talks politics as we get into November about dumping the first African-American president? Is there going to be something that just wretches people? ‘Wait a minute here, this guy is going to knock out the first guy who got aboard?
Follow the link, where you’ll see Howard Fineman arguing that Obama is held to a higher standard because of his skin color, and you’ll watch as Chuck Todd posits that a Republican To Be Named Later backed out of the race for that very reason.
I respectfully submit that we witness, yet again, the absolute validation of Andrew Breitbart’s final thesis, to wit: that the ambiguous themes of “Hope” and “Change” were really nothing more than ideological beards for the class warfare and racial strife at the heart of Obama’s ideology and subsequent governance. May I remind you that John McCain run the kind of “submission to history” campaign that Obama so easily crushed in 2008, and which Matthews seems to evoke.
Given the self-evident lack of accomplishment of this regime, there is nothing more left to offer or sell to the American electorate. There is nothing left but guilt projection. Whether it’s the fake #WarOnWomen or the economically risible Buffett Rule, the intended result is the same…to shame us into submission. And now this. Having abandoned all hope, the leg thrill has now yielded to the guilt trip.
Not only is this tactic useless, but it lacks any factual or historical basis. May I remind you that after an equally disastrous term, New York City passed judgement on its first African-American mayor.
Bear in mind that New York’s electorate is much more forgiving (and progreeeeesiiiive) than that of the nation as a whole. Given those realities, I don’t see too many people buying into this phony race guilt meme. If this is what the media is going with at this juncture, I’m liking our chances.
A Spanish-language version of this post is available at El Tercer Riel (The Third Rail).