Skip to comments.Chris Matthews: You’re ‘Racist’ If You’re Against Raising the Minimum Wage
Posted on 12/20/2013 9:32:58 AM PST by Kaslin
MSNBCs Chris Matthews took a break from his nightly Hardball tirade to grace the set of Morning Joe to unload on the GOP for opposing extending unemployment benefits and increasing the minimum wage.
Appearing on December 20, the Hardball host proclaimed that Republicans dont like these bums and proceeded to call Republicans these racists for opposing liberal policies on unemployment benefits and raising the minimum wage
Chris Matthews: Youre Racist If Youre Against Raising The Minimum Wage
Matthews began his Friday morning rant by proclaiming:
There's a conflict on the right, hard right, nasty right. If you make fun of people for being unemployed or being underemployed and you get food stamps and stuff like that. Help them make more money. Are you against the working poor, people catching the bus at 6:30 in the morning and work 40-50 hours a week? Are they bad guys or good guys? They’re good guys. Treat them like good guys.
In Matthews’ distorted view of reality, refusing to extend unemployment benefits -- which max out at 99 weeks in many states -- is racist and that you view those individuals as lazy “bums.” Rather than looking at the plethora of data that shows that extending unemployment benefits hinders job creation, Matthews would rather throw extreme statements at Republicans, going so far as to use the typical MSNBC line of calling the GOP racist and bigoted for opposing liberal policies.
December 20, 2013
7:34 a.m. Eastern
CHRIS MATTHEWS: See theres a problem here. There's a conflict on the right, hard right, nasty right. If you make fun of people for being unemployed or being underemployed and you get food stamps and stuff like that. Help them make more money. Are you against the working poor, people catching the bus at 6:30 in the morning and work 40-50 hours a week? Are they bad guys or good guys? Theyre good guys. Treat them like good guys. You can't make enemies of all the working poor and the poor and say we don't like the bums or the ones with fancy fingernails or whatever the hell theyre talking about these days, these racists. Or youre going to help the people out that are trying to work and you got to take sides with the worker bees. Okay, you may not have a great education but you're going to work every day. And you're showing up. You're doing your job. Were going to give you a decent wage. Thats a good value for Republicans.
Sort of like the “Boy Who Cried Wolf”. After a while, it has no impact.
Oops, sorry, “Boy” is racist.
You’re also a racist if you are against the Washington Redskins Indian mascot too! Right Chrissy?!
You’re racist if a liberal disagrees with you.
Among other things the minimum wages discriminates against the poor and low income like many blacks becasue companies can no longer afford to hire them at beginner's wages. If anyone is "racist" it is those in favor of the minimum wage.
That’s really what the word has come to mean.
The people I see in those jobs are mostly white older women with few skills. These jobs do not warrant low skill pay. (say $10-12).
Yeah, like I care what you have to say on the subject, or any subject.
You are a pimple on the ass of time, make that a festering boil.
The day your faggot, tingly, worthless ass mouth is clamped shut forever will be the day the Constitution and the Republic is safer.
Whew! Now that made me feel a little better, for a moment.
That about sums it up.
Reminds me where Janeane Garafolo said voters who supported Herman Cain were “racist!”. The word has truly been emptied of any serious meaning anymore.
You are a white hating racist AND A CONSERVATIVE HATING BIGOT... IF YOUR NAME IS CHRISSY MATTHEWS.
wonder what wages Chrissy pays his housekeeper, gardener and cook? How much do you tip the doorman, Chrissy? Shouldn’t he make about the same as you?
In other words, anyone who believes in freedom is a racist (according to Matthews).
Matthews: You are a *racist* if your think airplanes *should* have wings along with a rudder in order to fly and get you to your destination *safely*.
What is a Chris Matthews?
Is it human?
How about if you coupled a raised minimum wage with cuts in welfare? Would that be racist?
Not that I’m advocating that right now, just want to get Prissy Chrissy’s operating parameters down.
Several years ago I recall a “scientific” study that showed white babies are born racist.
Just consider the source. It’s Chris Matthews talking to his liberal/socialist/leftest mongrel listeners.
'Scandals slow down Obama Admin'...written from the point of 'oh there are all these subversives aound the president that are responsible for all these issues', and none of it has anything to do with Obama, and these 'scandals' are causing the president pain. It's absolute bullshit, but the typical LIV sees this headline and thinks just that.
Why isn't the story labeled.....'Obama scandals slow down the Administration'?
Lord knows that if this was a Repbulican scandal, that's exactly how it would be written.
...POOR CRISSY knows it’s all over....the train ain’t slowing down no matter what his love tries to do...I only hope he takes it to heart and takes the leap, I hope he is driven into such a depth of despair that he starts to foam at the mouth on national TV and has to be restrained and institutionalized.
So what? I’m racist for existing, so I don’t worry about this in the least anymore.
And your definition of “safely” is racist.
Matthews assumes you are racist if you are against the working poor.
That implies that he thinks the working poor are from another race.
That assumption is racist IMHO.
hey, don’t knock Matthews!
he’s smarter than all of us put together!
he’s figured out how to make millions and millions of dollars by just sitting on his ass shooting his idiotic mouth off once a day.
(his only challenge is to come up with ever-more stupid, crazy, or just plain assholean remarks... each has to be sillier than the last or else he will lose favor)
(only in kapitalist Amerika, alas, could a person like this be so rewarded... and left free to visit whatever bars or bathhouses or parties he wishes, instead of being locked up for psychiatric treatment)
I think he gets that warm tingle down his legs every time he says the word Racist.
They're not helping!
The Original Pajama Boy.
I’m a racist because I like to use non-ethanol gasoline in my white vehicle.
The nonsense that comes from this guy is unbelievable.
Tingles whips out the race card. And in other news, dog bites man and the Bucs lose again.
Is it racist to point out that any person of any color who believes such a procedure would raise the pool's water level, is "thinking" very stupidly? That's racist???????????
Mathews is like the Church Lady skit from Saturday Night Live......
Is it racist to call someone a racist?
They are Freaking out over food stamps and unemployment bills stuck in Senate
They cant even get those bills through the Senate now.
Chris Hayes (MSNBC) claims GOP Senators are blocking them as payback for them (Dems) changing those Senate rules with a simple majority.
I remember how bummed I was last year after Obama won going into holidays, I knew he would beat Romney, but it still was depressing to have it happen.
Now seeing the lib's Christmas ruined like this is lighting up my Christmas tree,
Whatever. By merely being non black, you are a racist.
That is better than being stupid and ignorant like you Matthews.
Yes, safely could imply settle colonialism, racial dictatorship, marginalization, adverse racism, direct institutionalism, cognitive dissonance, etc... to any racial studies professor *safely* making 6 figures.
What a dumbass but we already knew that. All raising the minimum wage does is remove entry level jobs.
Matthews is someone who actually deserves to be on the receiving end of the “knockout game”.
If Matthews was my employee, I would spend double his salary to drive him away if I couldn’t fire him.
“Thats really what the word has come to mean.”
You’re correct. It’s astonishing that anybody can accuse anyone of racism with a straight face. It’s become a cliche. There was an earlier posting about the most annoying word in the language. It was “whatever.” I disagree. I think it’s “racist.”
I had a black woman butt into my conversation and say, “I agree with you, but you’re racist to say it.” I felt so pissed off that she was race-carding me I really wanted to retort. At the same time I felt physically ill; nauseated by her smug I’ve-won-by-racecarding-you attitude.
In the final analysis, an employee’s wage has to be reflective of how productive he is. If a person costs the company $10 an hour (neglecting benefits and other employee mandates) but produces only $9 per hour worth of value for the company, he is useless to the company. In fact he is less than useless. Arbitrary wages that ignore the economic value contributed hurt the economy, not help it.
Chris : " Only racists would block these two bills in the Senate.
This is like the return of Jim Crowe.
They want to starve persons of color so they dont have enough energy to vote next year"
What Chris Matthews really means is that if one dares to disagree with him on anything, any subject then they are an all out KKK hateful racist.
I’m surprised that Matthews hasn’t had a stroke.
I’ve been a proud Chris Matthews racist for years.
Matthews likes to use the race card almost as much as Jesse Jackson and race-baiter Al Sharpton. Maybe Matthews is ashamed of his race??
I stopped by the local (Memphis) Back Yard Burgers to pick up supper for the family last night. The Amish working there had things soooo effed up and were pissing off all the customers cause they couldn’t take the simplest order without messing it up. Another customer looked at me with disbelief and I said “and they want $15.00 an hour”.