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'Older White People' Are Bigots, Says NBC News’ Matthews
Fox News ^ | January 17, 2011 | Fox News

Posted on 01/23/2011 11:29:26 AM PST by John.Galt2012

Appearing on MSNBC, Monday, to promote his new special on Barack Obama, Chris Matthews attacked "older white people" for still holding bigoted feelings against the first African American President.

Lavishing praise on younger Americans, he added, "And I think that's a generalization and I'll stick with it. I think younger people do not see race as an obstacle." He then touted the "non-judgmental" attitude of Obama voters, fawning, "In fact, they say [race is] irrelevant and don't even notice it, whereas older people notice it all the time."

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This has been bugging me for quite some time now and I would like to hear from the FReepers on this as we are going into the election cycle. BLUF, words mean $#!T /s...the progressives love to hijack words and twist the meaning. I have been called a racist, just as I am sure many of you have. I correct the accuser by saying, "No, I am a bigot", which usually gets me a smug "I knew it!" look. However, I have a different understanding of the word. The term Bigot, circa 1598, comes from Old French, supposedly a derogatory name for Normans, the theory being that it springs from their frequent use of the old English oath "bi God". But the earliest Fr. use of the word (12th century) is as the name of a people apparently in southern Gaul. The earliest English sense is of "religious hypocrite" especially a female one, and may be influenced by the word "beguine" which were a sisterhood of Roman Catholics active in the 13th and 14th century, living in a loose semi-monastic community but without formal vows. In 1935, Websters defines bigot as, "one who is unreasonably and blindly attached to a particular creed, church, or party; one who is intolerant of opinions which differ from his own." Notice it says nothing about race, color or ethnicity. So when I say I am a bigot, I am saying that I am blindly and unabashedly attached to the ideals of liberty, individualism, American exceptionalism, and fiscal conservative values; that I am completely and vehemently opposed to and intolerant of communist, Marxist and socialist ideals and objectives in every way. An example of a "modern" definition of the word is, A bigot is a prejudiced person who is intolerant of any opinions differing from their own or intolerant of people of different ethnicity, race, class, religion, or gender. Notice how they tack that last phrase on there to change the whole definition. How does race, ethnicity or class relate to church, creed or party? So my question is this, what do you call yourself to demonstrate that there is a difference between a racist and someone who just doesn't buy into the liberal (another word they hijacked) progressive bunk no matter how pretty and sugarcoated you make it? My "bigotry" is narrowly focused towards those Marxist political ideals. How about, Olde English, Anti-Marxist political Bigot???
1 posted on 01/23/2011 11:29:29 AM PST by John.Galt2012
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To: John.Galt2012

So, Chris Matthews, an older white, is basically saying he’s a racist? No surprise there.


2 posted on 01/23/2011 11:31:49 AM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: theDentist

See...therein lies my question. Is he a bigot, a racist, or both?


3 posted on 01/23/2011 11:33:35 AM PST by John.Galt2012 (I'll take Liberty and you can keep the "Change"!)
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To: John.Galt2012

After watching his little buddy Olbermann get hit in the ass by the door on his way out, you can bet Tinglebell is going to back off on the incendiary and vitriolic anti-American BS that he spews at Caucasian Americans. If he doesn’t that door will be hitting his boney little ass next.


4 posted on 01/23/2011 11:33:59 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Boycott GE!)
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To: John.Galt2012

Matthews lost me way back at the “tingle” going up his leg every time he heard Obama. Sounds like the “tingle” had very little to do with race. - So, I ignore Matthews and care not what inanity he is uttering from day to day.


5 posted on 01/23/2011 11:34:05 AM PST by Twinkie (LEFTIST FREE SPEECH GOOD. - CONSERVATIVE FREE SPEECH BAD.)
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To: John.Galt2012

he’s worse than any of that, he’s a liberal.


6 posted on 01/23/2011 11:34:53 AM PST by RC one (What!!!!)
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To: theDentist

Matthews loves to say things like this when there’s no chance that he would suffer repercusions.I’d love to have him call me a racist face to face.In an elevator.Stopped between floors.


7 posted on 01/23/2011 11:35:08 AM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: John.Galt2012

You are far too intellectual for combat with Chris Matthews. Chrissy is 65 years-old and clearly an old white bigot. If you have noticed his commentary is always based on his own projections and soul searching (so far he’s come up empty).

He really should find a priest in the confessional and seek absolution for his sins.


8 posted on 01/23/2011 11:35:48 AM PST by sodpoodle (Despair; man's surrender. Laughter; God 's redemption.)
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To: John.Galt2012

>> Is he a bigot, a racist, or both?

All of the above, plus he’s a namby pamby jackwagon.


9 posted on 01/23/2011 11:36:02 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: John.Galt2012
Personally, it's never been about race. If the candidate fits my idiological profile, and that person is the best, then I will vote for him...Racism is just another smear the leftist media uses to promote their agenda.

Mike

10 posted on 01/23/2011 11:36:30 AM PST by MichaelP ("Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe.)
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To: John.Galt2012

Thus, by liberal logic, Matthews himself is a bigot.

JoMa


11 posted on 01/23/2011 11:38:09 AM PST by joma89
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To: John.Galt2012
Race is an issue and grownups shouldn't freak out about it.
12 posted on 01/23/2011 11:38:10 AM PST by Walts Ice Pick ("I'm not going to shut up!" - Sarah Palin)
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To: John.Galt2012

“And I think that’s a generalization and I’ll stick with it...”

Making a generalization about a particular group of people is pretty much the definition of a bigot.


13 posted on 01/23/2011 11:38:46 AM PST by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: John.Galt2012

Paragraphs are our friends.


14 posted on 01/23/2011 11:39:12 AM PST by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: Farmer Dean

This older white person is not a racist. I don’t like the policies and actions of Obama’s white half either!


15 posted on 01/23/2011 11:41:10 AM PST by seekthetruth (My 2012 Dream Ticket: Jim DeMint / Allen West (Sarah as Press Sec! :))
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To: John.Galt2012

Hey Matthews, I have a link for ya’:

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/bigot


16 posted on 01/23/2011 11:42:43 AM PST by DoughtyOne (All hail the Kenyan Prince Obama, Lord of the Skid-mark, constantly soiling himself and our nation.)
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To: John.Galt2012

Matthews must want Olbermann’s job.


17 posted on 01/23/2011 11:43:44 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: theDentist

You just have to believe that Chris Matthews lives in a predominantly black neighborhood in DC/sarc.


18 posted on 01/23/2011 11:46:43 AM PST by sodpoodle (Despair; man's surrender. Laughter; God 's redemption.)
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To: John.Galt2012
"The most vile racist on the planet is one that denouces his own race. - FrankR 2011


TINGLEBro


19 posted on 01/23/2011 11:47:00 AM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: theDentist

” I think younger people do not see race as an obstacle”

I’m an “older” person and don’t see race as an obstacle. I’d vote for Allen West or Herman Cain in a heartbeat. I am biased, however, against socialists that are trying to turn the US into a third world country.


20 posted on 01/23/2011 11:48:49 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: Farmer Dean
In an elevator.Stopped between floors.

For about 30 minutes maybe? He is an idiot of epic proportions. When slime bags like Matthews, call us racists, instead of saying I am not a racist, why don't we say we don't accept the idea in the first place, and tell him to put it where the sun don't shine?

21 posted on 01/23/2011 11:51:05 AM PST by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
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To: John.Galt2012

Three words: Class action lawsuit.


22 posted on 01/23/2011 11:51:29 AM PST by giotto
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To: John.Galt2012
My very white, older, Tea Party supporting parents have never had a problem with my international/interracial family.

Chris Matthews FAIL!!

That being said, I agree with his statement, "I think younger people do not see race as an obstacle" as evidenced by the attitude I see in my kids and their friends (none that I know of are Obamulan Libtardians). So why does Chris keep making race an issue?

Oh yeah, that's because they all like Asians and Whasians, but not black people... yeah...

Again, Chris Matthews FAIL!!

23 posted on 01/23/2011 11:51:59 AM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: John.Galt2012

Chrissy, Chrissy, Chrissy.

Nobody is like you. Nobody has the head size, nobody slobbers as much when they talk fast, nobody puts forth conversational gambits only to shoot them down as traps for your guests. Nobody else has bodily fluids running down their leg when they see 0bama, and nobody else in a member of the “spittle” school of journalism. Oh, I know some try. They have shows on MSNBC where they work to talk over the guest and to promote the business interests of GE, we all know that. But nobody foams ‘em lke you do, Chrissy.


24 posted on 01/23/2011 11:52:49 AM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder ("Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit smoking" - Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: theDentist

He won’t admit it, but I would bet he is. His lifestyle, his friends, his attitudes

I’ll bet you he is one condescending SOB, especially on people he considers inferior And that explains his constant calling out “racist” . . . as a cover for his own bigotry


25 posted on 01/23/2011 11:53:28 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat (The Rodney King Riots: Courtesy of ABC, CBS, NBC & CNN)
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To: John.Galt2012

DumBO is half white American, it is the whole Marxist that I have a beef with.


26 posted on 01/23/2011 11:56:15 AM PST by depressed in 06 (The only thing the ZerO administration is competent at is bad ideas.)
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To: John.Galt2012

Matthews is an old, white person.. I guess this is a ‘takes one to know one’ moment?


27 posted on 01/23/2011 11:57:31 AM PST by mnehring
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I’ll bet you he is one condescending SOB, especially on people he considers inferior And that explains his constant calling out “racist” . . . as a cover for his own bigotry

Accuse people of what you are doing.

Papa Alinsky

28 posted on 01/23/2011 11:58:59 AM PST by melancholy (Papa Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist)
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I'm not a bigot. To be such would imply that I am prejudiced. I am not. I do not judge someone on a mere physical attribute.

I do however, as an older white person, have a vast wealth of experience with people of many races, colors, backgrounds, national origins, etc.

Over that period of time, I have paid attention to what appear to be trends of behaviour, deportment, social attitudes, values, etc. and I admittedly compare what I see in a person I meet with those data. If they do not comply with the behaviours which I have found to be normative, they do not fit the pattern, for good or ill.

The fact that I have experience to draw from which tells me a person or group may be trouble doesn't make me a bigot, it makes me experienced.

Besides, to make such a judgemental statement as "older white people are bigots" seems just a bit prejudicial in itself. Is Chrissy running for poster child?

29 posted on 01/23/2011 12:01:28 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: John.Galt2012
Chris...Who?


30 posted on 01/23/2011 12:02:02 PM PST by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: John.Galt2012

The progressiviks use the terms bigot and racist as a smear to marginalize people they don’t agree with. Which is sad, because people have the right to regard others in a negative way, for whatever reason they wish. If someone calls me a racist I dismiss their accusation as Marxist drivel- I despise Obama for his communist beliefs, not the color of his skin. Dr. King would have wanted it that way, after all...:)


31 posted on 01/23/2011 12:02:42 PM PST by GenXteacher (He that hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart!)
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To: John.Galt2012

I doubt there is anybody on FR who not vote for Lt. Co. Allen West for POTUS. We are way past color of skin. What counts are merit, accomplishment, ability and, above all, commitment to core principles, mainly restoring the Constitutional Republic and getting the damn government out of our lives. Who cares what color they are as long as they are not commie red.


32 posted on 01/23/2011 12:04:01 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: C_Matthews

"In fact, [young people] say [race is] irrelevant and don't even notice it"

If you think racist blacks are mollified by "color blind" whites then you're a lunatic beyond belief.


33 posted on 01/23/2011 12:05:25 PM PST by I see my hands (_8(|)
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34 posted on 01/23/2011 12:06:26 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: theDentist

Chris is speaking from the heart of his circle of friends. They are all older white Progressive/Socialists that are racist. Just like the new TV show “Harry’s Law” where the only hope for those poor black people is the Lib whites. Sickening.


35 posted on 01/23/2011 12:08:19 PM PST by liberty or death
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To: John.Galt2012

I guess that means you too Chrissy. You little Jackwagon.


36 posted on 01/23/2011 12:11:20 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: John.Galt2012

It’s so difficult to distinguish between a bigoted racist and a racist biggot. Chrissy may be both.


37 posted on 01/23/2011 12:14:50 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: John.Galt2012

Chrissy is frothing crazy.

What a self loathing loon.


38 posted on 01/23/2011 12:19:49 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 ~ Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: freeangel

Exactly. I can’t stand because of his color and not his race. His color is RED. I hated reds when they were caucasian Russians and East Germans too.


39 posted on 01/23/2011 12:20:17 PM PST by Bryanw92 (We don't need to win elections. We need to win a revolution.)
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To: John.Galt2012

I had to laugh at Mathews asking “did you notice the age difference?” between the two clips. Sorry Chris, they both looked like old white guys to me. If Mathews is 65, I guess he only considers people “old” if they are over 75.


40 posted on 01/23/2011 12:20:39 PM PST by Hugin ("A man'll usually tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear it"--- Open Range)
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To: John.Galt2012

Listen up Sissy, If the “now generation “ does not perceive it as an issue, why open that wound?

Stupid self loathing POS


41 posted on 01/23/2011 12:21:50 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 ~ Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: sodpoodle

Just like Micheal Moore!


42 posted on 01/23/2011 12:22:44 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 ~ Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: sodpoodle

Let me tell you the truth about that.

I work for several well to do black folks.
I have never been invited to the hood.

Nor would they visit mine


43 posted on 01/23/2011 12:24:51 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 ~ Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: John.Galt2012
Go back to Blueberry Hill, Chrissy.

Oh, and say "hi" to Keith Olbermann for me.

44 posted on 01/23/2011 12:26:05 PM PST by Allegra
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To: mylife

What is your point?


45 posted on 01/23/2011 12:26:33 PM PST by sodpoodle (Despair; man's surrender. Laughter; God 's redemption.)
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To: John.Galt2012

Crap Matthews ,...*Still* a ‘Stuck in the 60’s’ brain damaged retard. *Still* telling the same old Blood Libel lies.

Whay an anachonistic babboon, slurping down his Irish Coffees, and thinking they make him an “intellectual wit...When all he has ever been, is a srap mouth half wit.

Keep talking, you caffeine wired drunk...People are catching on.


46 posted on 01/23/2011 12:26:54 PM PST by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi)
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To: John.Galt2012

Older black people are even more racist.


47 posted on 01/23/2011 12:28:36 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: John.Galt2012

My philosophy of dealing with living language is to get off the track when the train is coming through. That isn’t to say that some meanings aren’t worth fighting for, but by the time the battle amounts to standing on the proverbial track, a losing outcome is predictable; unless, of course, you have some plan for derailing the proverbial train. The root of “bigot” becoming a word that denotes hatred and fear of the things we aren’t “blindly”, “unreasonably” attached to is the typical, liberal response to the things liberals fear and hate. Their hate is indeed unreasonable and blind. Whereas, my intellectual attachment to conservatism, liberty, individualism, traditional values and so on is neither blind nor unreasonable. Hence, I’m not a bigot.


48 posted on 01/23/2011 12:29:05 PM PST by pallis
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To: DGHoodini

If you ask me Chris Matthews has started drinking again. Too bad he fell off the wagon!


49 posted on 01/23/2011 12:29:21 PM PST by JerseyDvl (Sometimes the road less traveled.... is less traveled for a reason.)
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To: DGHoodini

Chrissy your an old white person are you talking about how you feel?


50 posted on 01/23/2011 12:29:58 PM PST by scooby321
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