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Chris Matthews: Do Republicans Oppose Obama Because of His Race?
Newsbusters ^ | August 6, 2010 | Noel Sheppard

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."

(LAUGHTER)

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?


TOPICS: Government; Politics; TV/Movies; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: aliens; ethnicity; inglis; mexicans
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1 posted on 08/07/2010 3:48:18 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian

I have not seen Mathews.
Is he that TV guy that pees on himself at the thought of Obamambie?


2 posted on 08/07/2010 3:54:33 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: Scanian

Were Clinton and Carter black?


3 posted on 08/07/2010 3:57:00 AM PDT by 999replies (Thune/Rubio 2012)
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To: Scanian

Didn’t see this coming! /s


4 posted on 08/07/2010 3:57:06 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: Scanian

Replace obama tomorrow with ANY black conservative and I assure you, I’ll sleep well.


5 posted on 08/07/2010 3:58:18 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: Scanian
If we had about a million Heidi Klums trying to cross the border...

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6 posted on 08/07/2010 4:00:25 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 ("Fanaticism is described as redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim."-G. Santayana)
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To: Scanian

Do Liberals Support Obama Because They’re Communists?


7 posted on 08/07/2010 4:00:51 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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To: Scanian

Chris Matthews is a closet racist!!!!!


8 posted on 08/07/2010 4:01:40 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter -God's redemption)
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To: Yosemitest

“Do Liberals Support Obama Because They’re Communists?”

OUTSTANDING AND PERFECT


9 posted on 08/07/2010 4:02:59 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: Scanian

what were Inglis’s replies?


10 posted on 08/07/2010 4:03:02 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: Scanian
These elite lefties are so arrogant and condescending, they just can't believe voters are not buying into their superior big socialist government policies.

So we are either ignorant buffoons or racist or both.

11 posted on 08/07/2010 4:07:09 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Scanian

Is a mullato or octroon really black?


12 posted on 08/07/2010 4:11:05 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Scanian

I’m starting to wonder if Chris Matthews has quit beating his wife yet?


13 posted on 08/07/2010 4:16:38 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Scanian
Chris Matthews: Do Republicans Oppose Obama Because of His Race?

Do 90% of blacks support Obama because of this race?

14 posted on 08/07/2010 4:20:19 AM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Scanian

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.


15 posted on 08/07/2010 4:22:36 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Darkwolf377

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.


16 posted on 08/07/2010 4:26:50 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: Scanian

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.


17 posted on 08/07/2010 4:30:00 AM PDT by wiggen (Government owned slave.)
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To: Scanian

No chrissy we do not care if he is pink with green polka dots... but we HATE your lilly WHITE ass.

LLS


18 posted on 08/07/2010 4:33:11 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: screaminsunshine
Charlie ‘Skunk’ Crist

That the dems support his political opportunism shows how desperate they are.

19 posted on 08/07/2010 4:36:29 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 ("Fanaticism is described as redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim."-G. Santayana)
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To: Darkwolf377

YO BROTHER WERE YOUR SCI-fi writing at?


20 posted on 08/07/2010 4:37:34 AM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (1.416785(71) x 10^32 frwv Apres moi le deluge)
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To: Scanian

21 posted on 08/07/2010 4:38:12 AM PDT by cbkaty (Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy---W Churchill)
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To: jersey117
Replace obama tomorrow with ANY black conservative and I assure you, I’ll sleep well.


I agree with that

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.

WAKE UP AMERICA


Obama, Lenin and Marx
Obama, Lenin and Marx


22 posted on 08/07/2010 4:46:56 AM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: AlexW
I have not seen Mathews.
Is he that TV guy that pees on himself at the thought of Obamambie?


23 posted on 08/07/2010 4:47:01 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: LibLieSlayer
Memo to Chris:

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.

24 posted on 08/07/2010 4:47:23 AM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: Scanian
Seems like Chrissy is the only one who is concerned about his race. Who can forget his quote:

I forgot he was black tonight for an hour.

25 posted on 08/07/2010 4:53:11 AM PDT by TheCipher
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To: Darkwolf377
If we had about a million Heidi Klums trying to cross the border

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.

26 posted on 08/07/2010 4:54:50 AM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Scanian
Chris Matthews on Friday actually asked a GOP Congressman if Republicans oppose President Obama because of his race.

Nope! See tagline.

27 posted on 08/07/2010 4:55:10 AM PDT by libertylover (The problem with Obama is not that his skin is too black, it's that his ideas are too RED.)
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To: Scanian

Some of my best friends are Kansas-Americans.


28 posted on 08/07/2010 4:59:39 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

Two stories coming out in the fall. Thanks for asking.


29 posted on 08/07/2010 5:00:05 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 ("Fanaticism is described as redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim."-G. Santayana)
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To: USNBandit

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.


30 posted on 08/07/2010 5:02:46 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 ("Fanaticism is described as redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim."-G. Santayana)
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To: Scanian

When did “communist” become a race Mr. Matthews?


31 posted on 08/07/2010 5:03:49 AM PDT by SampleMan (If all of the people currently oppressed shared a common geography, bullets would already be flying.)
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To: Scanian

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?


32 posted on 08/07/2010 5:09:24 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: PA-RIVER

Damned well said!!!

LLS


33 posted on 08/07/2010 5:11:10 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Darkwolf377

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.


34 posted on 08/07/2010 5:11:18 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: Scanian

Yes, Chris, we oppose Obama because of his race, his race to a socialistic, tyrannical, balkanized banana republic.


35 posted on 08/07/2010 5:18:30 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Darkwolf377

Congratulations! How can I find them?


36 posted on 08/07/2010 5:23:17 AM PDT by squarebarb
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To: squarebarb

Matthews is an idiot.


37 posted on 08/07/2010 5:25:33 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Helter Skelter. The Revolution is Upon Us.)
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To: Scanian

MSNBC is a joke, and little Chrissie Mathews is a really sick joke. No wonder nobody watches him or his ‘network’.


38 posted on 08/07/2010 5:25:43 AM PDT by tgusa (Investment plan: blued steel, brass, lead, copper)
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To: Yosemitest

Did liberals hate Bush because he’s white?


39 posted on 08/07/2010 5:29:46 AM PDT by pelican001
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To: Scanian
Maybe Inglis can be the new Bob on the Morning Joe show. Joe can show him how to back stab in a “professional” way.
As to chrisie, let's hope this moron keeps thinking and talking this way. It will make November even easier.
40 posted on 08/07/2010 5:35:16 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Scanian

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.


41 posted on 08/07/2010 5:35:26 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: Scanian

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.


42 posted on 08/07/2010 5:43:24 AM PDT by driftless2 (For long-term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: Scanian
"If we had about a million Heidi Klums trying to cross the border, the Mexican border of the United States..do you think that would be a problem with immigration right now

LOL! For the guys on FR, no.

43 posted on 08/07/2010 5:48:50 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Paladin2
Is a mullato or octroon really black?

"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?

44 posted on 08/07/2010 5:50:07 AM PDT by RoadKingSE (How do you know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash ?)
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To: TexasCajun

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.


45 posted on 08/07/2010 5:52:18 AM PDT by griswold3 ('Regulation and law without enforcement is no law at all)
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To: Scanian

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!


46 posted on 08/07/2010 5:52:58 AM PDT by Shady (No more LAWS based on LIES!!!!)
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To: Scanian
Obama and Bush's policies are almost totally opposite. Obama’s policies are opposite the right and conservative. The news media is racist against this country and half of the people.
47 posted on 08/07/2010 5:56:12 AM PDT by mountainlion (concerned conservative.)
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To: Scanian

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.


48 posted on 08/07/2010 5:58:58 AM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality: Marxism is Evil.)
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To: Scanian

Is Marxist dictator considered a “race”?

If so, yeah.


49 posted on 08/07/2010 5:59:43 AM PDT by Salamander (And I think I need some rest but sleeping don't come very easy in a straight white vest.)
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To: screaminsunshine

Yes, All hair and no hat.


50 posted on 08/07/2010 6:00:17 AM PDT by Shady (No more LAWS based on LIES!!!!)
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