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Matthews: Christie won as a Republican despite physical contact with African-American president
The Daily Caller ^ | 11-6-2013 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 11/06/2013 8:29:07 AM PST by markomalley

On a special election edition of MSNBC’s “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. They’re 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 can’t stand looking at you,’ or ‘you lie’ — this almost physical rejection of him as an African-American, let’s 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 doesn’t play that game.”

Show host Chris Hayes agreed to a certain agree about Matthews’ observation, and credited Christie’s 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.”


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1 posted on 11/06/2013 8:29:07 AM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Chrissy needs to be off the booze and back on his psych meds.


2 posted on 11/06/2013 8:32:07 AM PST by shankbear (The tree of Liberty appears to be perishing because there are few patriots willing to refresh it.)
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To: markomalley

Democrat Lt. Gov. candidate Ralph Northam won despite refusing to have physical contact with African-American opponent E.W. Jackson.


3 posted on 11/06/2013 8:32:31 AM PST by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: markomalley

didn’t Cuccinelli ever shake hands with his Lt Gov candidate?

the one the DEMOCRAT LtGov candidate refused to shake hands with?


4 posted on 11/06/2013 8:32:36 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: markomalley

What a childish statement. Not too surprisingly for Chrissie but it just goes to show the desperation and immaturity of the Loony Left


5 posted on 11/06/2013 8:33:16 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat ("I was all for Obamacare until I found out I was paying for it,")
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To: markomalley
Here goes Matthews again,spouting his crazed bullshit in a desperate attempt to attract viewers.
6 posted on 11/06/2013 8:35:49 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: markomalley

why are hateful, racist people like this allowed on TV?

Oh because he is a leftist.


7 posted on 11/06/2013 8:39:21 AM PST by GeronL
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To: markomalley

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?


8 posted on 11/06/2013 8:39:26 AM PST by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: GeronL

“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.


9 posted on 11/06/2013 8:42:43 AM PST by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: markomalley

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?


10 posted on 11/06/2013 8:48:24 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: tcrlaf
How could that happen, do you think?

Blacks are more racist than Whites

~ Larry Elder, The Ten Things You Can't Say In America

11 posted on 11/06/2013 8:49:24 AM PST by Old Sarge (And Good Evening, Agent Smith, wherever you are...)
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To: shankbear

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.


12 posted on 11/06/2013 9:01:39 AM PST by alloysteel (Men may not always be capable of evil, but they are always capable of incompetence.)
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To: markomalley
Matthews: Christie won as a Republican despite physical contact with African-American president

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.

13 posted on 11/06/2013 9:13:09 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: alloysteel
"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."

Agree....tribalism!!?

Ok. Who uses a word like that about African Americans without being accused of racism.

14 posted on 11/06/2013 9:16:13 AM PST by hummingbird (Don't be afraid of the big words.)
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To: markomalley

Chris Matthews is a racist, because he can only define people in terms of their race.....period.


15 posted on 11/06/2013 9:17:27 AM PST by cincinnati65
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OMG what a prick.


16 posted on 11/06/2013 9:27:46 AM PST by Sophia777
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To: markomalley

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!


17 posted on 11/06/2013 9:30:03 AM PST by kcvl
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To: kcvl

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.


18 posted on 11/06/2013 9:48:58 AM PST by Sophia777
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To: markomalley

Christy is almost as strong a republican as that well known, lameduck, republican mayor of Noo Yawk, Nanny Bloomberg.


19 posted on 11/06/2013 9:59:18 AM PST by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don't need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: markomalley

Christie is a northeast yankee.

he is therefore unacceptable as a presidential candidate

Yankees are disallowed. Generally, they have ceased to be American


20 posted on 11/06/2013 10:01:52 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: shankbear
Chrissy needs to be off the booze and back on his psych meds.

What is this strange obsession Matthews has for skinny, smooth talking, mulatto, Nancy Boys?


21 posted on 11/06/2013 10:02:08 AM PST by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don't need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: markomalley

“Why, just thinking about the opportunity to be in physical contact with Obama sends a TINGLE up my leg!” said Chris (the Tingle Me Obama doll) Matthews.


22 posted on 11/06/2013 10:52:06 AM PST by Col Freeper (FR: A smorgasbord of Conservative Mindfood - dig in and enjoy it!)
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To: hummingbird
IMO, the term 'African American' when used to describe someone's skin color is itself racist. Theresa Heinz Kerry was born in Mozambique: does that make her (who is as lily white as they come) 'African American'?

IIRC, it was the Revvvvrund Jacksssssssn who about 30 years ago decreed 'African American' to be the proper p.c. term. What the hell was wrong with 'black'?

23 posted on 11/06/2013 10:59:27 AM PST by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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24 posted on 11/06/2013 1:09:13 PM PST by Dqban22
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To: Col Freeper

Chris seems to have gotten worse since the Mimi Alford book came out.


25 posted on 11/06/2013 4:05:09 PM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: markomalley

More breathtaking insight from a mental giant.


26 posted on 11/06/2013 4:12:51 PM PST by windsorknot (>>>)
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