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Posted on 08/07/2010 3:48:14 AM PDT by Scanian
Chris Matthews on Friday actually asked a GOP Congressman if Republicans oppose President Obama because of his race.
On the 5PM installment of MSNBC's "Hardball," Matthews brought on Rep. Bob Inglis, the Congressman from South Carolina who easily lost his primary fight in June to Tea Party candidate Trey Gowdy and has been badmouthing his Party ever since.
Early in the conversation, Matthews asked, "What is it that`s gotten into your Party`s water supply, the Republican Party`s water supply, that makes them strangely hostile to the president, not just against his policies, but personally? Is it race?"
Fixated on racial conspiracy theories, the "Hardball" host later in the interview asked, "If we had about a million Heidi Klums trying to cross the border, the Mexican border of the United States, you know, the gorgeous blond from Germany or whatever, do you think that would be a problem with immigration right now, or is it really just ethnic?" (video follows with partial transcript and commentary):
CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST: "Welcome back to HARDBALL.
After voting for TARP and telling voters not to listen to Glenn Beck too much, South Carolina Republican Congressman Bob Inglis was outvoted in his primary this year. Now he`s offering up some very honest advice for his party and some very scary stories from his time on the trail.
Here`s how Mr. Inglis described one campaign donor meeting to David Corn at 'Mother Jones' -- quote -- 'They say, `Bob, what don`t you get? Barack Obama is a socialist, communist, Marxist, who wants to destroy the American economy, so he can take over as dictator. Health care is part of that, and he wants to open up the Mexican border and turn the United States into a Muslim nation.'
Congressman Inglis joins us tonight from Greenville, South Carolina.
Well, that was a funny conversation. Somebody actually thought that the Muslims would be pouring over the Mexican border. The Rio Grande protects us from Islam. These people have got a problem."
REP. BOB INGLIS (R), SOUTH CAROLINA: "I guess so. It`s -- I think it`s generally not seen as a Muslim nation, but -- Mexico isn`t."
MATTHEWS: "Well, what is -- what is -- let`s talk about the conspiracy theories. What is it that`s gotten into your party`s water supply, the Republican Party`s water supply, that makes them strangely hostile to the president, not just against his policies, but personally? Is it race?"
Later in the conversation, Matthews actually said the following:
MATTHEWS: "I can`t resist asking this. I got to ask this question. If we had about a million Heidi Klums trying to cross the border, the Mexican border of the United States, you know, the gorgeous blond from Germany or whatever, do you think that would be a problem with immigration right now, or is it really just ethnic? The people from a different ethnic background.
If Heidi Klum, by the million, was trying to cross the border, I figure a lot of guys would be down there welcoming her personally. What`s your view?
I want to make this a little ludicrous because I think it`s obvious it`s ethnic. And I want people just to admit it."
So, in Matthews' distorted view, Republicans oppose Obama's policies because of his race, and Americans that are against illegal immigration only feel this way because those coming across the border are Mexican.
And this guy has his own show on a cable news network.
Tough to believe, isn't it?
I have not seen Mathews.
Is he that TV guy that pees on himself at the thought of Obamambie?
Were Clinton and Carter black?
Didn’t see this coming! /s
Replace obama tomorrow with ANY black conservative and I assure you, I’ll sleep well.
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Do Liberals Support Obama Because They’re Communists?
Chris Matthews is a closet racist!!!!!
“Do Liberals Support Obama Because Theyre Communists?”
OUTSTANDING AND PERFECT
what were Inglis’s replies?
So we are either ignorant buffoons or racist or both.
Is a mullato or octroon really black?
I’m starting to wonder if Chris Matthews has quit beating his wife yet?
Do 90% of blacks support Obama because of this race?
The liberal progressives are forever fixated on racial conspiracy theories when they when can’t win an argument with reason flash the race card is an old dead act that no sane person will listen to any longer you can cry wolf so many times.
He appears to me to be in the latter stages of Syphyllis infection. You know the part that eats your brain away.
We are so lucky to be rid of Inglis.
He also had Charlie ‘Skunk’ Crist. The RINO Govenor from Florida.
He goes back to the racist theme often by the articles posted here. I’ve only seen maybe 15 minutes of him ever so i don’t have first hand knowledge.
No chrissy we do not care if he is pink with green polka dots... but we HATE your lilly WHITE ass.
That the dems support his political opportunism shows how desperate they are.
YO BROTHER WERE YOUR SCI-fi writing at?
It is hard to compete with a party that gives away the treasury; the greed of the voters is what is driving the Obama cult.
Dear Chris, we are past the white guilt thing. The Race Card doesn't work with us anymore. My wife has darker skin than Soebarkah. So take your insults and shove them up your fat white rear end. You and Soebarkah can both go F yourselves.
I forgot he was black tonight for an hour.
It would be a lot more competitive to get a border patrol job,
The Mexican authorities would be interested in stopping illegal immigration
and it would still be human trafficking, which Americans want to stop and Democrats do everything in their power to foster and promote.
We fought a civil war over a different kind of human trafficking, all about cheap labor. Seems the sides were the same, too. Republicans against it, Democrats for it.
Nope! See tagline.
Some of my best friends are Kansas-Americans.
Two stories coming out in the fall. Thanks for asking.
The democrats have shown themselve to have a bizarre laissez faire attitude towards Islam, welfare and illegals, and a zero-tolerance attitude towards productive labor.
When did “communist” become a race Mr. Matthews?
GoPM to Sissy Matthews:
Do liberals support Obammie the Commie because of his race?
Or do liberals support Obammie the Commie because of his communist agenda...and simply use his race to further that agenda?
Damned well said!!!
They hope Skunk will beat Rubio and join the Crats. They are throwing the black Meek under Obamas Bus. Crist is an example of a politician of the worst kind.
Yes, Chris, we oppose Obama because of his race, his race to a socialistic, tyrannical, balkanized banana republic.
Congratulations! How can I find them?
Matthews is an idiot.
MSNBC is a joke, and little Chrissie Mathews is a really sick joke. No wonder nobody watches him or his ‘network’.
Did liberals hate Bush because he’s white?
The last bastion of one who has lost the argument: throw out the race card. Does Matthews get aroused by Obama because of his race? Inquiring minds want to know.
It would be very easy to prove that it’s not about race. Just have Obama resign and replaced by Dennis Kucinich or Bernie Sanders. At least those two are open about their political preferences. You would see the same degree of hostility. Matthews is a complete boob.
LOL! For the guys on FR, no.
"Mullato" is one of those olive sandwiches that you can get down in New Orleans, right? They say it's an American creation with creole roots but truth is the sandwich was born in Africa - probably Kenya. And isn't an "octroon" like 1/8th of a buffoon?
I hear we’re ignorant buffoons that are too stupid to realize that we’re racist.
Just couldn’t possibly be Obama’s policies that we’re contesting because they’re really, really cool, so says Chris.
Chrissy and the Deposed Congressman need to wipe up their mess. What stupid, inane hate speech. Glad this loser was sent packing, and Chrissy, NOBODY IS WATCHING YOU DUNCE!
America is not responsible for Barack Obama’s skin color. He isn’t, either.
Barack Obama IS responsible for being a racist marxist.
And for that we oppose him.
Is Marxist dictator considered a “race”?
If so, yeah.
Yes, All hair and no hat.