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Chris Matthews Claims to Live in 'Black Majority' DC, Resides in Md. Village Less Than 1% Black
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Posted on 08/30/2012 5:26:43 PM PDT by chessplayer

You know how MSNBC's Chris Matthews epitomizes liberal sensitivity to race?

There's a reason for that, aside from Matthews's deeply superficial empathy. It also comes from decades of living in the "black majority" District of Columbia -- or so he claims. (video after page break)

Here's Matthews during Tuesday night's MSNBC's coverage of the Republican convention condemning what he considers the racial undercurrent of Romney campaign ads alleging President Obama gutted work requirements in the 1996 welfare reform law --

You know, I think that people that don't recognize the code about welfare and food stamps are really being dishonest and I think if you look at our history, from Ronald Reagan who would talk about the young buck in the line using food stamps to buy T-bone steaks, or certainly Wallace, George Wallace or David Duke. They all talked about welfare. Welfare has been a classic tool to pry apart working-class whites from working-class blacks. It's brilliant because everybody sees it who wants to see it. Certainly blacks can't avoid seeing it 'cause they see the prejudice involved. Whites can deny it because it isn't technically racial or sectarian, but everyone knows what's going on here. Everyone knows this.

And now for Mitt Romney, who should be able to win on the arithmetic, on the unemployment rate, on the job creation, on a number of factors, growth in this country not being what it should be, for some reason has resigned himself to the fact he'll get no black votes and therefore he might as well work for the working-class white vote.

This isn't prejudice on his part, there's no evidence of that. It's really about engineering the country politically. It's a very bad sign of this ability to still be able to do it in our country. It's amazing, here we are in the 21st century, 2012, and what worked 60 or 70 years ago is still working today. Say welfare, people think black because politically they've been taught to say so.

But I go back to living in DC all these years. I've lived there 40 years, a black-majority city, and anybody who wants to get up early in Washington and drive down North Capitol (Street) and drive past Florida Avenue, sees nothing but youn-, but black people up at 6:30 in the morning going to work. That's where they're going, to work, and not at big-wage jobs and not to get a welfare check, they're out working hard all day and not coming home with a fantastic paycheck. So this notion of blacks live on welfare and whites live on work is a brilliant political ploy but it's not true, Rachel (Maddow). And you know it, I know it.

Sounds like Matthews spends considerable time thinking about this -- while driving. Which makes sense, seeing how he doesn't actually live in the District of Columbia as he boasts.

Media profiles of Matthews (Washington Post, NY Times) and his wife, former TV reporter and Marriott flack Kathleen (Politico) have reported that the Matthews reside in Chevy Chase, an affluent Maryland suburb.

Kathleen Matthews serves on the board of trustees of the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, D.C., which lists its trustees and their addresses online. Based on the addresses provided there, one learns that the Matthews live smack-dab in Chevy Chase Village -- one of the least diverse locales in the country.

According to census data at Maryland-Demographics.com, 1,953 people lived in Chevy Chase Village as of 2010. Of those nearly 2,000 residents, 10 were black. That's right -- ten. As in, one-half of one percent. Ninety-three percent of its residents were white, the remaining percentage other minorities.

Quite a difference between that "black majority" city where Matthews claims he lives and the rarefied swath of suburbia he actually calls home, don't you think?

Seeing how the man considers himself color blind, he's probably never noticed.

Incidentally, Matthews is also ignorant of the racial demographics of Washington, D.C., itself. Since early 2011, the city has not been majority black, as the New York Times reported in July of that year.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dc; demlies; msnbc

1 posted on 08/30/2012 5:26:50 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Maybe he could move in the brownstone that Clinton vacated in Harlem. Liberals are so phony.


2 posted on 08/30/2012 5:32:23 PM PDT by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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To: chessplayer

Lying, tingling dooooosh


3 posted on 08/30/2012 5:32:43 PM 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: chessplayer
I have family that live near Georgetown

I remember a story about Chrissey a few years ago when he went out to buy a Christmas tree. He started screaming at the top of his lungs to the boy who was waiting on him that he was a screw up.
Turns out, he was purchasing the tree at a place helping the handicap which all the help happen to be.
No apologies or anything

What a jerk
He really needs a foot up his ass.

4 posted on 08/30/2012 5:34:55 PM PDT by hans56
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To: chessplayer

Chris couldn’t survive without lying.


5 posted on 08/30/2012 5:36:23 PM PDT by 353FMG (The US Constitution is only as good as those who enforce it.)
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To: chessplayer

Barack Obama was raised and mentored by people who dreamed of America’s destruction. Why doesn’t Chris Matthews talk about that?


6 posted on 08/30/2012 5:36:52 PM PDT by Baynative
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To: chessplayer

Chrissy is going to have to market his own magic decoder ring. I can’t keep up with all his code word crapp


7 posted on 08/30/2012 5:37:19 PM PDT by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: 353FMG

DC is not black majority any longer

I think i read that this year

whites and other minorities are moving in


8 posted on 08/30/2012 5:37:39 PM PDT by preamble
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To: chessplayer

is there any way to get this news front page?


9 posted on 08/30/2012 5:39:38 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: chessplayer

I saw him on jay leno once. Only time I ever saw the guy on TV. He said he had been thinking about running for president. Jay told him to forget about that.


10 posted on 08/30/2012 5:39:55 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: chessplayer

When the neighborhood starts selling HUD Section 8 houses, the liberals are the first to move out.

Seems like Chrissy is a liar as well as a Douchebag.

Well Chrissy has made a lot of money from his hypocrisy.


11 posted on 08/30/2012 5:41:03 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: chessplayer

I cried when they shot John Lennon
Tears ran down my spine
And I cried when I saw “JFK”
As if I’d lost a father of mine
But Malcom-X and Ice-T had it coming
They got what they asked for this time

[Chorus:]
So love me, love me, love me,
I’m a liberal

I go to pro-choice rallies
Recycle my cans and jars
I’ll honk if you love the Dead
Hope those funny Grunge bands become stars
But don’t talk about revolution
That’s going a little bit to far

[Chorus:]
So love me, love me, love me,
I’m a liberal

I cheered when Clinton was chosen
My faith in the system reborn
I’ll do anything to save our schools
If my taxes ain’t too much more
And I love Blacks and Gays and Latinos
As long as they don’t move next door

[Chorus:]
So love me, love me, love me,
I’m a liberal
[ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/j/jello_biafra/love_me_im_a_liberal.html ]
Rush Limbaugh and the L.A.P.D.
Should all hang their heads in shame
I can’t understand where they’re at
Arsenio should set them straight
But if neighborhood watch doesn’t know you
I hope the cops take your name

[Chorus:]
So love me, love me, love me,
I’m a liberal

Yeah, I read the New Republican
Rolling Stone and Mother Jones too
If I vote it’s a democrat
With a sensible economy view
But when it comes to terrorist Arabs
There is no one more red, white, and blue

[Chorus:]
So love me, love me, love me,
I’m a liberal
“Love Me, Love Me, Love Me, I’m a Liberal”

Once I was young and had an attitude
Stickers covered the car I drove in
Even went on some direct actions
When there weren’t rent-a-cops to be seen
Ah, but now I’ve grown older and wiser
And that’s why I’m turning you in

[Chorus:]
So love me, love me, love me,
I’m a liberal

-Phil Ochs (some verse rewrites by Jello Biafra)


12 posted on 08/30/2012 5:45:12 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (I need a good stiff drink. How 'bout you?)
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To: chessplayer

Is it possible that he’s just a giant douchebag?


13 posted on 08/30/2012 5:46:11 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: andyk

What did perfectly good douche bags ever do to deserve to be compared to Chris Mathews?


14 posted on 08/30/2012 5:50:56 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: chessplayer

Chris Matthews a deceitful liberal hypocrite?

Imagine that.

When that fraud moves into a house in Anacostia he can get back to us about his liberal race cred.

Until then he can STFU.


15 posted on 08/30/2012 5:53:20 PM PDT by Pelham (Liberate the White House)
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To: chessplayer

Does Matthews have some type of brain tumor; just askin’?


16 posted on 08/30/2012 5:54:24 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (CREDO QUIA ABSURDUM)
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To: chessplayer

I bet the 1% there are “articulate.”


17 posted on 08/30/2012 5:57:01 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: HiTech RedNeck

My apologies to douche bags everywhere!


18 posted on 08/30/2012 5:59:11 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: maine yankee

Well, his whole thesis about the “dog whistles” is that the racist people detect the subtext, but the non-racist people miss it. Since Matthews, Maddow, O’Donnell, Toure, et al, seem to be the only ones who can detect all of these dog whistles, then I conclude that they must be the biggest racists of all.


19 posted on 08/30/2012 6:07:02 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: chessplayer

Chris Matthews says word ‘Chicago’ is racist... lol


20 posted on 08/30/2012 6:08:48 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF- YOU GET ONE CHOICE, CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: hans56

What a jerk
He really needs a foot up his ass.


unfortunately, a foot wouldn’t fit since his head is already up there.


21 posted on 08/30/2012 6:09:44 PM PDT by Conservaliberty (I've written over 200 pages for a novel. But I didn't do that. Somebody else made that happen.)
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To: Mike Darancette
"Does Matthews have some type of brain tumor; just askin’?"

Malaria.

22 posted on 08/30/2012 6:16:46 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (Schadenfreude!)
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To: TigerClaws
"I bet the 1% there are “articulate.”"

And "clean". Which is why of course Chrissy lives in Chevy Chase.

23 posted on 08/30/2012 6:17:49 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (Schadenfreude!)
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To: preamble
whites and other minorities are moving in

From 2002 until 2008 our church distributed Thanksgiving baskets in Anacostia (east D.C and the highest crime area). The first couple of years it was 100% black. There were loads of boarded-up buildings, every surface was tagged and gangbangers glared sullenly from the shadows or lay crashed in the alleys. We were sternly warned by the locals to be across the river by dinnertime.

It was a hellhole.

But over a half-decade, there was quiet change. The empty row homes near the river were replaced by new condo highrises. Cafes and coffee shops opened up on the the corners and the 'bangers and taggers receded into the shadows. It wasn't Chevy Chase Village, but you didn't have to worry about getting out before dark anymore. And do you know the locals thought of it?

They HATED it. Even the local church that we were partnering with was up in arms about "gentrification". People were complaining because there were fewer "beautiful black faces" and fewer "black-owned businesses." (The latter were mostly ratty cigarette-beer-and-lottery ticket walkups.) It was pretty revealing.

24 posted on 08/30/2012 6:21:40 PM PDT by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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To: chessplayer

Cracka Chrissy livin’ in the hood? Nah...


25 posted on 08/30/2012 6:26:15 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: chessplayer

Remember last April, John Derbyshire’s firing from National Review? For writing, among other things:

(10b) Stay out of heavily black neighborhoods.

Firstly, there is one set of rules for the slavery party (the Democrats) and another set of rules for the party of the (so-called) Great Emancipator.
Secondly, Mr. Derbyshire: You were a diamond in a goat’s (NR) butt-hole. You’re better off now, I suspect and hope.


26 posted on 08/30/2012 6:29:35 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: chessplayer

I worked in the DC warzone of Anacostia in 1991, Crissy wouldn’t last 2 minutes there.


27 posted on 08/30/2012 6:32:39 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: chessplayer

Chris Matthews. Occupation: Lying d-bag.


28 posted on 08/30/2012 6:33:54 PM PDT by citizen (America is at an awkward stage...Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards)
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To: tumblindice

PS Also, and importantly, as usual (like Akin) his colleagues at National Review, and Republicans generally, quickly signed-on and beat the mau mau drums themselves and condemned Derbyshire and tossed him under the bus, Obama-like, for writing about what Democrats like Chris Matthews actually do, as opposed to what they say.


29 posted on 08/30/2012 6:36:23 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: chessplayer

But he is planning to move to DC as soon as Alec Baldwin goes to France.


30 posted on 08/30/2012 6:56:21 PM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: chessplayer

Chris Matthews lives in Chevy Chase?........ewwwwwwwww


31 posted on 08/30/2012 7:54:10 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: chessplayer

32 posted on 08/30/2012 7:55:59 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: blueunicorn6

I knew he was a parasitic little worm.


33 posted on 08/30/2012 7:56:09 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: chessplayer

1. He doesn’t drive, he is driven in a limo with blacked out widows.

2. He comes down Wisconsin Ave past Sachs, Tiffany’s and Sidwell Friends then left on Massachusetts Ave (aka Embassy Row). By the time he gets to North Capitol he is in front of the recently remodelled Union Station. Not a single housing project along the way.


34 posted on 08/30/2012 9:50:21 PM PDT by Boiler Plate ("Why be difficult, when with just a little more work, you can be impossible" Mom)
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To: chessplayer
So this notion of blacks live on welfare and whites live on work is a brilliant political ploy but it's not true, Rachel (Maddow). And you know it, I know it...funny - all the GOP has asserted is that Obama gutted welfare - nothing about blacks or whites - the idea that "blacks live on welfare" seems to come from Chrissy's head - at least it isn't totally empty......
35 posted on 08/30/2012 9:56:51 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: hans56

Handicap = a disability, not a person
Handicapped = person with a handicap

Please don’t give liberals ammo for calling conservatives ‘ignorant.’


36 posted on 08/31/2012 12:36:10 AM PDT by gemoftheocean (...geez, this all seems so straight forward and logical to me...)
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