Skip to comments.Matthews: Christie won as a Republican despite physical contact with African-American president
Posted on 11/06/2013 8:29:07 AM PST by markomalley
On a special election edition of MSNBCs All In on Tuesday, Hardball anchor Chris Matthews said that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had won re-election despite the fact that he has touched President Obama, whom Republicans usually reject on a primitive tribal level.
[C]hristie is known for physical it seems so high school physical contact with the president. We think of them not hugging or anything. Theyre not bromance material or anything here, but they were actually walking together, been seen together. And then you have these terrible cases of people saying or somebody from South Carolina, I was ten feet from him the other day from the president and it made me sick. Or I told him to his face I cant stand looking at you, or you lie this almost physical rejection of him as an African-American, lets be honest about it, whereas Christie hugs a guy, politically. You remember Charlie Crist gets knocked out of the Republican Party for physical contact with this president. It sounds so primitive, but it is tribal. The American system was to bring people together, not to break out into tribes and I think the Republican Party is doing that. Christie is not doing that. He is not tribal-ist. He doesnt play that game.
Show host Chris Hayes agreed to a certain agree about Matthews observation, and credited Christies response to Hurricane Sandy with the victory.
The symbol of I completely agree with the threshold moment for I think a lot of voters for Chris Christie and a hug and the president in the wake of Sandy that image created a threshold that Chris Christie could get over in certain voters minds, no matter what the substance, Hayes said. It was ironic to me tonight that the government was invoking this period of Sandy. You know, if you look at the rebuilding in the state of New Jersey, there is a lot to not like about the record substantively of how they have rebuilt that state. I mean, you have $850 million in federal money and no one knows where it is going. They have had to sue them to find out.
Chrissy needs to be off the booze and back on his psych meds.
Democrat Lt. Gov. candidate Ralph Northam won despite refusing to have physical contact with African-American opponent E.W. Jackson.
didn’t Cuccinelli ever shake hands with his Lt Gov candidate?
the one the DEMOCRAT LtGov candidate refused to shake hands with?
What a childish statement. Not too surprisingly for Chrissie but it just goes to show the desperation and immaturity of the Loony Left
why are hateful, racist people like this allowed on TV?
Oh because he is a leftist.
Just reinforcing the meme that all Conservatives and Tea Partiers are racists.
There was a poll sometime back that some 93% of US Blacks associate the words “Tea Party” with “KKK”. How could that happen, do you think?
“why are hateful, racist people like this allowed on TV?”
As the media has informed us all, racism is OK if Done-While-Democrat.
And if you don’t agree with that, you can just be dismissed as a racist.
Is Crissy really trying to blame the hold up of funds on Cristi? Isn’t it being handled by Michelle’s friend who also botched the obamacare site?
Blacks are more racist than Whites
~ Larry Elder, The Ten Things You Can't Say In America
Has Chris Matthews ever had physical contact with an “African-American” himself? An if he did, did he have to go take a very hot cleansing shower afterward?
Chris Matthews does an only partial job of concealing his own prejudices and misconceptions, which may be readily observed by how he projects them upon others.
There are not enough psych medications in the world to get Matthews’ head straight. Lobotomy, maybe, that leaves him mute.
If my dog laid a Chris Matthews on the carpet I'd beat him with a newspaper and chuck him in the backyard. And get a new carpet.
Ok. Who uses a word like that about African Americans without being accused of racism.
Chris Matthews is a racist, because he can only define people in terms of their race.....period.
OMG what a prick.
I would like to know how many African-Americans Chris Matthews actually knows and interacts with on a daily basis. I imagine that would be telling!
Yea me too. all these liberal elitist,
Well I live in the inner-city the majority of my neighbors are black, I clean for these liberal elitist, they have few if any black neighbors, and i can’t get the a holes that voted for Obama to come to visit me.
Christy is almost as strong a republican as that well known, lameduck, republican mayor of Noo Yawk, Nanny Bloomberg.
Christie is a northeast yankee.
he is therefore unacceptable as a presidential candidate
Yankees are disallowed. Generally, they have ceased to be American