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Chris Matthews: You’re ‘Racist’ If You’re Against Raising the Minimum Wage
NewsBusters.org ^ | December 20, 2013 | Jeffrey Meyer

Posted on 12/20/2013 9:32:58 AM PST by Kaslin

MSNBC’s 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 “don’t like these bums” and proceeded to call Republicans “these racists” for opposing liberal policies on unemployment benefits and raising the minimum wage

Chris Matthews: You’re ‘Racist’ If You’re 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. 

MSNBC

Morning Joe

December 20, 2013

7:34 a.m. Eastern

CHRIS MATTHEWS: See there’s 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? They’re 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 they’re talking about these days, these racists. Or you’re 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. We’re going to give you a decent wage. That’s a good value for Republicans.



TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: hysteria; matthews; minimumwage; racism
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1 posted on 12/20/2013 9:32:58 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Sort of like the “Boy Who Cried Wolf”. After a while, it has no impact.

Oops, sorry, “Boy” is racist.


2 posted on 12/20/2013 9:35:19 AM PST by 109ACS (If this be Treason, then make the most of it. Patrick Henry, May 1765)
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To: Kaslin

You’re also a racist if you are against the Washington Redskins Indian mascot too! Right Chrissy?!


3 posted on 12/20/2013 9:35:49 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Merry Christmas to all my fellow Americans. "Whatever" to everybody else!)
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To: Kaslin

You’re racist if a liberal disagrees with you.


4 posted on 12/20/2013 9:36:34 AM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Kaslin
And you're an idiot if you're not for ELIMINATING the minimum wage.

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.

5 posted on 12/20/2013 9:36:57 AM PST by PapaNew
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To: lonestar

That’s really what the word has come to mean.


6 posted on 12/20/2013 9:37:01 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Kaslin

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).


7 posted on 12/20/2013 9:37:25 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Kaslin

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.


8 posted on 12/20/2013 9:39:04 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: lonestar

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.


9 posted on 12/20/2013 9:39:59 AM PST by ReformationFan
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To: Kaslin

You are a white hating racist AND A CONSERVATIVE HATING BIGOT... IF YOUR NAME IS CHRISSY MATTHEWS.


10 posted on 12/20/2013 9:40:21 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: Kaslin

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?


11 posted on 12/20/2013 9:42:27 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Kaslin

In other words, anyone who believes in freedom is a racist (according to Matthews).


12 posted on 12/20/2013 9:43:58 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!! r)
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To: Kaslin

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*.


13 posted on 12/20/2013 9:44:03 AM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: Kaslin

What is a Chris Matthews?

Is it human?


14 posted on 12/20/2013 9:44:04 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Kaslin

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.


15 posted on 12/20/2013 9:44:08 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: lonestar

Several years ago I recall a “scientific” study that showed white babies are born racist.


16 posted on 12/20/2013 9:45:26 AM PST by IMR 4350
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To: Kaslin

Just consider the source. It’s Chris Matthews talking to his liberal/socialist/leftest mongrel listeners.


17 posted on 12/20/2013 9:48:47 AM PST by Bitsy
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To: Kaslin
The screenshot just shows the aboslute hypocrisy of the LSM..

'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.

18 posted on 12/20/2013 9:48:57 AM PST by Fedupwithit (Your opinion: It's all yours....don't expect me to listen to it, or even acknowledge it..)
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To: Kaslin

...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.


19 posted on 12/20/2013 9:50:20 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Kaslin

So what? I’m racist for existing, so I don’t worry about this in the least anymore.

FU Matthews.


20 posted on 12/20/2013 9:51:27 AM PST by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn...)
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To: rollo tomasi

And your definition of “safely” is racist.


21 posted on 12/20/2013 9:54:00 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Kaslin

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.

.


22 posted on 12/20/2013 9:54:55 AM PST by Mears
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To: Kaslin

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)


23 posted on 12/20/2013 9:56:03 AM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: SaxxonWoods

I think he gets that warm tingle down his legs every time he says the word Racist.


24 posted on 12/20/2013 9:56:50 AM PST by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: Kaslin
When statements like this are made by adults who should know better, it is time to relegate them to the “Bin of Total Irrelevance”. Time should not be wasted listening to much this fool has to say. Our president belongs in that container, except that he still had power enough to destroy much of our economy and culture.
25 posted on 12/20/2013 9:58:36 AM PST by Richard Axtell (Comming: The Abyss.)
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To: Kaslin
"...if your you think airplanes..." jeez.

On a side note, does Matthews have large investments with firms dealing with the robotic industry?

There are only two reasons for Matthews to spew this infantile garbage: either investments or political manipulation. Both reasons of throwing out insults are unethical and morally repulsive for a self-professed "practicing" Roman Catholic and educated man to hurl.

I don't think Jesus and St. Peter are going to buy the "it was only politics, now let me in the Gate" excuse.
26 posted on 12/20/2013 10:01:11 AM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: Kaslin
My response would be that the current dismal state of the economy, which is devasting lower income people, is a direct result of democrat policies and that if those mttonheads really want to help the working poor they would stop trying to help the working poor because

They're not helping!

27 posted on 12/20/2013 10:01:22 AM PST by Pietro
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To: Kaslin

The Original Pajama Boy.


28 posted on 12/20/2013 10:02:02 AM PST by Old Yeller
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To: Kaslin

I’m a racist because I like to use non-ethanol gasoline in my white vehicle.

Whatever.


29 posted on 12/20/2013 10:05:48 AM PST by Disambiguator
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To: Kaslin

The nonsense that comes from this guy is unbelievable.


30 posted on 12/20/2013 10:06:51 AM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: 109ACS

Tingles whips out the race card. And in other news, dog bites man and the Bucs lose again.


31 posted on 12/20/2013 10:07:38 AM PST by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Kaslin
So ... Chris, is it racist to point out that anyone who believes that raising the minimum wage would enrich "the poor" is as stupid as anyone who would believe that bailing water out of one end of the swimming pool and dumping it back in at the other end (spilling about 10 percent of it in the process) would raise the water level in the pool?

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???????????

32 posted on 12/20/2013 10:08:52 AM PST by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: Kaslin

Mathews is like the Church Lady skit from Saturday Night Live......


33 posted on 12/20/2013 10:09:30 AM PST by grayhog
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To: Kaslin

Is it racist to call someone a racist?


34 posted on 12/20/2013 10:12:43 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia; mylife; Kaslin; Liz
Matthews :”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 they’re talking about these days, these racists.

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,

35 posted on 12/20/2013 10:18:34 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: Kaslin

‘RAAACISTS”

LOLO


36 posted on 12/20/2013 10:19:16 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: Kaslin

Whatever. By merely being non black, you are a racist.


37 posted on 12/20/2013 10:21:08 AM PST by mom.mom
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To: PapaNew

Bingo


38 posted on 12/20/2013 10:22:40 AM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

That is better than being stupid and ignorant like you Matthews.


39 posted on 12/20/2013 10:26:19 AM PST by mulligan
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To: MrB

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.


40 posted on 12/20/2013 10:26:31 AM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: Kaslin

What a dumbass but we already knew that. All raising the minimum wage does is remove entry level jobs.


41 posted on 12/20/2013 10:29:17 AM PST by TheRhinelander
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To: Kaslin

Matthews is someone who actually deserves to be on the receiving end of the “knockout game”.


42 posted on 12/20/2013 10:30:48 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Kaslin

If Matthews was my employee, I would spend double his salary to drive him away if I couldn’t fire him.


43 posted on 12/20/2013 10:32:00 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: MrB

“That’s 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.


44 posted on 12/20/2013 10:35:14 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: PapaNew

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.


45 posted on 12/20/2013 10:35:24 AM PST by fhayek
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To: Doogle; rightwingintelligentsia; mylife; Kaslin; Liz
RE :”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.”

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"


46 posted on 12/20/2013 10:35:44 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: Kaslin

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.


47 posted on 12/20/2013 10:35:49 AM PST by Ron H. (Impeach Obama.)
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To: Kaslin

I’m surprised that Matthews hasn’t had a stroke.


48 posted on 12/20/2013 10:38:42 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Kaslin

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??


49 posted on 12/20/2013 10:47:27 AM PST by rawhide
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To: Kaslin

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”.


50 posted on 12/20/2013 10:47:45 AM PST by Married with Children
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