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Chris Matthews and MSNBC Now Claim the Word 'Chicago' Is Racist
Newsbusters ^ | August 30th 2012 | Rusty Weiss

Posted on 08/30/2012 2:48:15 AM PDT by bronxville

Chris Matthews was on Hardball tonight covering the Republican National Convention with guests Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post and John Hielemann of New York Magazine. In what is seemingly the natural progression of things these days with Matthews, the subject of the 'otherization' of the President was being discussed. Because, if you weren't aware already, Barack Obama is black, and any time a Republican chooses to discuss the failure that is his administration, the media will be there to quickly remind you that they only feel that way because of his skin color.

But tonight's episode of race-baiting with Chris Matthews was a bit odd in that the panelists somehow came to the conclusion that reminding people of the President's roots in Chicago politics is racist. In fact, simply saying Chicago is racist. (Video below).

Robinson sets the racial tone by saying (h/t The Right Newz):

"It's all part of this Barack Obama as 'other' sort of blanket campaign that has been waged by the Republican Party for some time now. It may be gaining some traction now, though I wonder why now as opposed to a bit closer to election."

Matthews then demonstrates his mind-numbing ability to take an idiotic statement, amplify it, and subsequently make it exponentially more idiotic coming from his mouth, when he said this:

"Yea, well let me ask you about that gentleman. What about now, is this constant barrage of assaults, saying the guy is basically playing an old game of demagoguery politics, where you take the money from the worker bees and give it to the poor people to buy votes. That's basically what they're charging him with. Old big-style, big-city machine of 50 years ago."

He added, "They keep saying Chicago by the way, have you noticed? They keep saying Chicago. That's another thing that sends that message - this guy's helping the poor people in the bad neighborhoods, screwing us in the 'burbs."

Hielemann helpfully interpreted Matthews statement, presumably for those too challenged to understand basic words (or as we in the business refer to them - Hardball viewers), by making this jaw-dropping statement:

"There's a lot of black people in Chicago.".....contin at site:

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/rusty-weiss/2012/08/30/chris-matthews-and-msnbc-now-claim-word-chicago-racist#ixzz251NR8Gaa


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: chicago; chrismathews; racism
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Mindboggling!
1 posted on 08/30/2012 2:48:20 AM PDT by bronxville
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To: bronxville

obvious race bait.


2 posted on 08/30/2012 2:51:37 AM PDT by RC one
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To: bronxville
Poll everyone in the world about what name first comes to mind when the word “Chicago” is mentioned and the vast overwhelming majority will say Al Capone...

...that infamous African American with the Italian name.

3 posted on 08/30/2012 2:53:44 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("Who needs Michelle? The MSM keep Obama satisfied.")
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To: bronxville
"There's a lot of black people in Chicago.".....contin at site:

Yes, certainly, like many urban cities. There are millions more in Africa, and Obama has done as much for them as he's done for blacks in America - virtually nothing.

Rabid liberals like Matthews resort to racism claims because it is the last refuge of an intellectually empty argument - devoid of reason.

If truth be told, most of the people on entitlement are white. It is simply because of the numbers and percentages. To make the entitlement argument about race is a diversion from the real problem - too many people here want to live off of others who do work and their numbers are almost as large now. It is unsustainable, whether they are black, brown, yellow, red or white.

4 posted on 08/30/2012 2:59:16 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: All

Just hand them the dictionary and they’ll find every word racist, like the old six degrees rule.
Aardvark = animal = zoo = monkey = racist
zyzzyva = African weevil = African = racist

this is how they work..


5 posted on 08/30/2012 2:59:52 AM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: bronxville

First “socialist” was the new “N” word, now Chicago. Why don’t they save us the trouble and say calling Obama is a Democrat is calling him a n*%&#@.

If anyone “otherized” Obama, it is Obama himself.


6 posted on 08/30/2012 3:00:27 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Happy Rain
Poll everyone in the world about what name first comes to mind when the word “Chicago” is mentioned and the vast overwhelming majority will say Al Capone...

...that infamous African American with the Italian name.


Who died of syphilis.
7 posted on 08/30/2012 3:04:27 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Obama hates Mexicans (Fast and Furious))
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To: bronxville
I am stunned at the level this once vaulted "presser" has degraded too.

Either he is the greatest propaganda artist since Leni Riefenstahl or...

It is time for an employee assistant program and an evaluation, I wouldn't work with him, something is wrong here, he is starting to scare me.

8 posted on 08/30/2012 3:05:25 AM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: bronxville

Matthews is taking the Democrat talking points a bit too extreme. It’s obvious the democrats response to criticisnm of President Obama is to label it as racist.

The democrats are trying to make undecided voters think that a vote for Romney is a vote for racism. Resorting to this tactic shows me desperation that will end poorly for their campaign.


9 posted on 08/30/2012 3:24:18 AM PDT by WildWeasel
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To: bronxville
EVIL TONGUE BRINGS DESTRUCTION

Job 5:21 You shall be hidden from the scourge of the tongue, And you shall not be afraid of destruction when it comes. Job 20:16 He will suck the poison of cobras; The viper’s tongue will slay him.

10 posted on 08/30/2012 3:25:49 AM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....)
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To: bronxville
Chicago IS racist.
11 posted on 08/30/2012 3:40:31 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Obama does not have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
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To: bronxville

Go have a double Chrissy.


12 posted on 08/30/2012 3:40:36 AM PDT by albie
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To: bronxville

It may be time to compile a list of all the words which are now considered racist, if used to describe Obama.


13 posted on 08/30/2012 3:42:42 AM PDT by zencycler
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To: Happy Rain

Or Mayor Daly.


14 posted on 08/30/2012 3:47:20 AM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: zencycler

Any word NOT considered racist will then be considered child molester.

Drilling a hole in a baby’s head, scooping out the brain and crushing the skull is the ultimate child molesting.


15 posted on 08/30/2012 3:51:44 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: WildWeasel

“The democrats are trying to make undecided voters think that a vote for Romney is a vote for racism. Resorting to this tactic shows me desperation that will end poorly for their campaign.”

I agree; while Obama is downplaying his “black” side, these talking heads are constantly throwing race in the voters’ faces. The ballot box is the one chance for the voters to hit back, and I believe they will. It must be very hard to motivate people to support Obama at this point; he has failed on all fronts except his representation of the “normalizing gay” movement (which has its own costs in terms of voters opposed to it).


16 posted on 08/30/2012 3:52:07 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: bronxville

The “Chicago Way” means THUGS and CORRUPTION, not anything BLACK. Idiocy from RACISTS themselves.


17 posted on 08/30/2012 3:58:10 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

Yes, but that is waaaaaay too complicated for Chris Matthews to understand.

You have to draw pretty pictures of Obama in a dress with brightly colored crayon for Chrissy to comprehend and indeed, fall in love with it.


18 posted on 08/30/2012 4:01:49 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: bronxville

How does this “it” stay on tv?


19 posted on 08/30/2012 4:05:31 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: kearnyirish2
I agree; while Obama is downplaying his “black” side, these talking heads are constantly throwing race in the voters’ faces. The ballot box is the one chance for the voters to hit back, and I believe they will.

I'm starting to see it happen in people I talk to. Some of them seem to express a growing resentment and anger about all of the "racism" charges being tossed around by the media and the 'Rats. You can only play that hand so many times before people get tired of it. I know I am. That alone would be enough to drive me away from Obama if I were an undecided voter.

20 posted on 08/30/2012 4:09:53 AM PDT by chimera
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To: bronxville

Chicago is an Indian word meaning stinky onion


21 posted on 08/30/2012 4:10:28 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: bronxville

I really am beginning to think that chrissy matthews is really in need of medical help. I’ve never seen anyone so obsessed with race baiting where it consumes every part of his being. He’s going to give himself a stroke.


22 posted on 08/30/2012 4:12:35 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Northern Yankee
Chis Mathews is such a joke and his 4 listens
23 posted on 08/30/2012 4:14:11 AM PDT by scooby321 (AMS)
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To: taildragger
the greatest propaganda artist since Leni Riefenstahl

Michael Moore (aka Lumpy Riefenstahl) claims that title.

MSNBO is becoming more like Der Angriff, the German daily controlled by the Party during WW2.

24 posted on 08/30/2012 4:17:09 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: bronxville

With Matthews...it’s “mindbuggering”!!!!!


25 posted on 08/30/2012 4:17:39 AM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: scooby321

He at one time filled in for Rush on the EIB Network. How far he’s fallen off the track.


26 posted on 08/30/2012 4:22:30 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: bronxville
helping the poor people in the bad neighborhoods

Why do so many Democrats live in bad neighborhoods? What's the correlation?

27 posted on 08/30/2012 4:25:53 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: Gaffer
If truth be told, most of the people on entitlement are white. It is simply because of the numbers and percentages.

That's false. The TANF breakdown by race/ethnicity by the federal government has it being 31.8% white, 38.0% black, and 24.8% Hispanic. The false meme of "most welfare recipients are white" comes from counting Hispanic as white.

28 posted on 08/30/2012 4:29:34 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (A deep-fried storm is coming, Mr Obama.)
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To: bronxville

He might be right. Chicago is a city of unrelenting crime, murders and streets taken over by black low life scum. This is their trademark now.


29 posted on 08/30/2012 4:29:55 AM PDT by Toespi
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To: bronxville

Come on, Mr.Matthews. Every word English language is racist! We did it that way so you could have a career. I’m on board with you though.. I look around my house and see racism..my work truck is loaded with racism..my dogs? You got it...racist!


30 posted on 08/30/2012 4:30:52 AM PDT by jughandle
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To: bronxville

It never ceases to amaze me, that day after day, someone reports on what this insignificant idiot had to say the day before. Why does anyone watch him, and who gives a rat’s ass what he thinks? Why not just ignore this dolt, and maybe he’ll go away? He and K.O. are nothing but blowhard
leftists, with nothing of import to share.


31 posted on 08/30/2012 4:31:43 AM PDT by Fireone (It's nice to have a couple adults in the room, for a change!)
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To: bronxville

When is he changing his name to “Olbermatthews”?


32 posted on 08/30/2012 4:32:54 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: bronxville

If a bear S**ts in the woods and Chris Matthews is there to see it.....that makes the bear a racist. Sound logical reasoning to me.....!!!!


33 posted on 08/30/2012 4:47:11 AM PDT by Nekman (Liberals have no use for facts, they get in the way of the narrative.)
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To: bronxville

For all the Scandinavians on here (and it will be familiar to the Germans too):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCw1eT5USEM


34 posted on 08/30/2012 4:51:57 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: Nekman

After he first heard about Sarah Palin, all bears are racist to Matthews anyway.


35 posted on 08/30/2012 4:57:20 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: bronxville

Chris Matthews is becoming a parody of himself. It becomes obvious with each passing month. His ratings will drop and he will become another fallen media angel seeking his first estate and shall never find it. He shall become like Rather and Brokaw and shall cease from the airwaves of relevance.


36 posted on 08/30/2012 5:05:30 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: bronxville

Somehow the DNC thinks it’s more productive to have a demented old white guy screaming racist all the time than it is to have his buddy Sharptung out in front. Does “racist” mean more when a white guy says it?


37 posted on 08/30/2012 5:08:15 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: bronxville
Prosecutor: Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, we have an eyewitness who saw this man stab that woman.

Defense lawyer: That's racist!

Prosecutor: We would like to call a witness who can testify that this individual opened a separate account and funneled company money to his/her private account.

Defense lawyer: That's racist!

Truth=Racism

38 posted on 08/30/2012 5:08:20 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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Prosecutor: Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, we have an eyewitness who saw this man stab that woman.

Defense lawyer: That's racist!

Prosecutor: We would like to call a witness who can testify that this individual opened a separate account and funneled company money to his/her private account.

Defense lawyer: That's racist!

Truth=Racist

39 posted on 08/30/2012 5:08:30 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: newnhdad
like the old six degrees rule.

Now that could be a fun game. Hell, this could make a great web site!

40 posted on 08/30/2012 5:09:30 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: bronxville
When you start from the pre-determined conclusion that "the other side" is racist, everything they do or say is warped to "confirm" that conclusion.
`No, no!' said the Queen. `Sentence first--verdict afterwards.' - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

41 posted on 08/30/2012 5:11:00 AM PDT by kevkrom (Those in a rush to trample the Constitution seem to forget that it is the source of their authority.)
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To: bronxville

No surprising at all.

Obama cannot run on his record.

Blacks and white guilt elected him last time and it is the only thing that can elect him this time and Chrissy and these other white guilt azzholes know it.


42 posted on 08/30/2012 5:13:12 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: taildragger
He's definitely taken his obsession into a mental state.

You can see this happening in almost any group, more so with left wing than right, where people in the group become obsessed on one issue.

Everything that happens reaffirms their beliefs.

Look at the global warming nuts, everything is because of global warming.

Look at the anti gun nuts, want a deaf kid to change his name because his hand signature of his name reminds them of a gun.

People that are this obsessed are indeed dangerous.

43 posted on 08/30/2012 5:14:35 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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Bookmark for later indigestion.
44 posted on 08/30/2012 5:14:39 AM PDT by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: bronxville

Any Republican: One plus one is two.

Matthews: That’s RACIST.

Any Republican: Water is wet.

Matthews: That’s RACIST.

Any Republican: Chris, I......

Matthews: That’s RACIST.

Any Republican: (Says nothing)

Matthews: That’s RACIST.


45 posted on 08/30/2012 5:20:38 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Communist Party = Democrats. Socialist Party = Republicans. WE NEED A CAPITALIST FREEDOM PARTY!)
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To: Ann Archy

What color were the father and son Mayor Daley’s? Someone want to remind me?
(i do know the answer)


46 posted on 08/30/2012 5:29:16 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: newnhdad

My favorite was when someone said that calling Obama “skinny” was racist.

Now, Obama is pretty thin and while skinny is maybe not the most flattering word it isn’t racist.

I forget what point the person who called him skinny was making, but that’s the beauty part.

It doesn’t matter what you say, they’ll say it’s racist anyway.


47 posted on 08/30/2012 5:33:35 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: bronxville

Silence is racist!


48 posted on 08/30/2012 5:34:59 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: bronxville

Chris Matthews is “entertainment” at the same level of the old school side show freaks. It’s some crazed, raving syphilitic drooling all over himself once a day for your entertainment pleasure. Sure, it’s macaab, but people who watch him know that they aren’t him, and that makes them feel better about themselves...


49 posted on 08/30/2012 5:45:04 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: bronxville
Mindboggling!

More like desperate.

50 posted on 08/30/2012 5:47:19 AM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010)
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