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  • Chris Matthews Agrees: Yeah, There’s Some Racism Involved In Why Israelis Don’t Like Obama

    03/09/2010 2:17:46 PM PST · by GOPGuide · 21 replies · 262+ views
    Story Balloon ^ | March 9, 2010 | Jason
    Keep in mind that he is IN Israel while agreeing with the racism assertion. It’s been a busy night for Matthews. He also let us in on his belief that ’Cheney Is Like Brando In Superman Putting Liz In A Capsule Because His World Is Ending.‘ Gaffenator, the gaffemeister, the gaffeburger. I can’t wait until they try to put him up on a pedestal later in his life. Look at all he has accomplished! I’m getting a tingle up my leg just thinking about it. Chris Matthews: Who’s more popular over here? Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Joe Biden....
  • Dan Rather Makes 'Watermelon' Quip in Depicting GOP Attacks on Obama (crickets from the MSM)

    03/09/2010 4:18:27 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 45 replies · 232+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 3/9/2010 | Staff
    Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather, speaking on the GOP's expected strategy against Democrats in elections this fall, said Republicans would describe President Obama as "a nice person ... very articulate" but an ineffective leader who "couldn't sell watermelons if you gave him the state troopers to flag down the traffic." Rather prefaced the comments, made Sunday on the "Chris Matthews Show," by saying, "The Republicans will make a case and a lot of independents will buy this argument." Rather is known for his homespun anecdotes, though his choice of language in this instance already is raising some eyebrows on...
  • TV host's 'black Obama' praise backfires, stirs row

    01/29/2010 2:01:08 PM PST · by Schnucki · 43 replies · 1,695+ views
    Times of India ^ | January 30, 2010
    Five little words — "I forgot he was black" — have exposed a contradiction in the idea of a post-racial nation. The comment came from MSNBC host Chris Matthews after President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech on Wednesday. "He is post-racial, by all appearances," the liberal host said on the air. "I forgot he was black tonight for an hour. You know, he's gone a long way to become a leader of this country, and past so much history, in just a year or two. I mean, it's something we don't even think about." Matthews meant it as...
  • The Lesson of an Affirmative Action President

    01/27/2010 11:16:30 PM PST · by neverdem · 16 replies · 1,159+ views
    American Thinker ^ | January 28, 2010 | James Lewis
    You don't pick brain surgeons by the color of their skin. You pick them by competence only. Same thing with airplane pilots. But we have allowed the profoundly irrational liberal media to persuade the American public that we are supposed to pick a U.S. president by affirmative action. Obama was elected to universal Hosannas because he is black. It wasn't a secret. That's why the Left around the world went into ecstasies when Obama ran and got elected. We've been using affirmative action to hire and promote teachers and cops and to popularize movie stars and media heroes. We've had...
  • Chris Matthews: I forgot Obama was black tonight

    01/27/2010 9:19:19 PM PST · by Justaham · 31 replies · 758+ views ^ | Noel Sheppard
    The tingle appears to be back for Chris Matthews, for shortly after Barack Obama finished his State of the Union address Wednesday, the "Hardball" host said he forgot the President was black. Speaking with fellow MSNBCers Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann, Matthews gushed, "You know, I was trying to think about who he was tonight, and it's interesting: He is post-racial by all appearances." He then amazingly added, "You know, I forgot he was black tonight for an hour" (video embedded below the fold with partial transcript, grateful assistance from our friend Story Balloon):
  • Matthews on Obama: "He's an African American Guy In Front of a Bunch of White People" (Video)

    01/27/2010 9:34:24 PM PST · by Talkradio03 · 15 replies · 694+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 1/28/10 | HAP
    Matthews again saying things that would probably send a Conservative into the political history books... Matthews only saw race tonight, this is what he said right after the speech..(Video from MSNBC)
  • Chris Matthews’ Special “Obama’s America 2010 and Beyond” or America in Black and White

    01/20/2010 3:25:36 PM PST · by Rhonda Robinson · 6 replies · 511+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal ^ | 01/20/10 | Rhonda Robinson
    Racism is alive and well in America. The Left keeps that monster well fed, and hidden deep within the closets of the Democratic Party. On a day when America was supposed to honor the life and dreams of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Chris Matthews and Tom Joyner hosted the MSNBC special Obama’s America 2010 and Beyond. A much more appropriate title would have been America in Black and White–Keep the Dream and Ignore the Reality. Predictably, rather than focusing on the content of Obama’s character, his agenda and accomplishments the panel tried to breathe life back into racism. While...
  • Former civil rights assistant Attorney Gen., "excited we have two black men RUNNING the country.”

    01/18/2010 12:15:57 PM PST · by mudblood · 7 replies · 590+ views
    Muffled Oar ^ | January 18, 2010 | Isaac Muzzey
    The Muffled Oar has learned that former Civil Rights Assistant Attorney General Loretta King has stated to an assembled crowd of Justice Department employees how glad she is that blacks now run the government. Loretta King is the Justice Department official who has participated in a number of controversial decisions including the dismissal of the open and shut voter intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party.
  • Fewer Americans think Obama has advanced race relations, poll shows

    01/17/2010 9:56:56 PM PST · by Saije · 15 replies · 613+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 1/17/2010 | Jennifer Agiesta
    Soaring expectations about the effect of the first black president on U.S. race relations have collided with a more mundane reality, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. On the eve of President Obama's inauguration a year ago, nearly six in 10 Americans said his presidency would advance cross-racial ties. Now, about four in 10 say it has done so. The falloff has been highest among African Americans. Last January, three-quarters of blacks said they expected Obama's presidency to help. In the new poll, 51 percent of African Americans say he has helped, a wider gap between expectations and...
  • Under Barack Obama, US is obsessed with race but can't talk about it

    01/17/2010 8:03:20 AM PST · by Labour-Watch · 52 replies · 1,968+ views
    Telegraph ^ | Jan 16, 2009 | Toby Harnden
    Barack Obama's election did not usher in a post-racial America. Instead, speaking honesty about race is taboo, writes Toby Harnden in Washington. A year ago, Americans were basking in what many believed was a post-racial new dawn. The United States was just about to inaugurate its first black President. Across the world, those who had pronounced the country too mired in its past to elect an African-American were being forced to reassess. Fast forward to last week and the American chattering classes were engaged in the kind discussion about race that makes one despair. I use the term "discussion" but...
  • Chris Matthews Wonders "How World Will See First Black President Going Into A Black Country" (Video)

    01/14/2010 5:58:35 PM PST · by Talkradio03 · 25 replies · 801+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 1/14/10 | HAP
    On Obama: "Going into a black country with so much exciting action, if that's not gonna be a really good thing for us in the world"...Matthews makes a fool out of himself yet again..(Video)
  • Senator Harry Reid: Obama Can Talk like a Negro at Will

    01/11/2010 6:08:04 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 18 replies · 765+ views
    IsraPundit ^ | 1/11/10 | Bill Levinson
    Harry Reid adds that only light-skinned African-Americans are electable in the U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid apologized (who cares, noting that Don Imus lost his job for similar commentary about Black people) for saying the following about Barack Obama: "[Reid] made dozens of calls to apologize for telling authors of Game Change that Barack Obama had a good chance to become the nation's first black president because he was “light-skinned” and spoke with “no Negro dialect unless he wanted to have one.”."' Here is what Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said in plain English: African-Americans are not electable unless...
  • Blagojevich: `Blacker' than Obama comment `stupid'

    01/11/2010 2:02:46 PM PST · by Daffynition · 19 replies · 645+ views
    YahooNews ^ | 01.11.10 | CHRISTOPHER WILLS
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Rod Blagojevich apologized Monday for saying he's "blacker than Barack Obama," but the disgraced former Illinois governor said he probably won't try to make amends directly to the president. "I'd be happy to but, you know, I don't have the phone number," he told reporters outside his Chicago home. [snip]
  • Report: Clinton Told Kennedy You’re Only Endorsing Obama Because He’s Black

    01/11/2010 12:05:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies · 1,815+ views
    News One for Black America ^ | January 11, 2010
    From The New York Daily News Bill Clinton helped sink his wife’s chances for an endorsement from Ted Kennedy by belittling Barack Obama as nothing but a race-based candidate. “A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee,” the former president told the liberal lion from Massachusetts, according to the gossipy new campaign book, “Game Change.”The book says Kennedy was deeply offended and recounted the conversation to friends with fury. After Kennedy sided with Obama, Clinton reportedly griped, “the only reason you are endorsing him is because he’s black. Let’s just be clear.”
  • Clean, Articulate, Light-Skinned, and No Negro Dialect!

    01/11/2010 10:30:51 AM PST · by AuntB · 31 replies · 1,365+ views
    News Blaze ^ | Jan. 9, 2009 | John Lillpop
    What sort of red-necked yahoo would use those words to compliment an African-American running for elective office? Perhaps an uneducated, uninformed, toothless bloke from, say, Alabama, Louisiana or other haven for bigots in the Deep South? Wrong! Actually, the "clean and articulate" compliment came from the unbridled mouth of Joe Biden, the same clown we now call Vice President. The "light-skinned and no negro dialect" dilly came from Harry Reid, Majority Leader of the US Senate, who recently had the audacity to warn that Republicans opposed to ObamaCare were of the same ilk as those scoundrels who opposed ending slavery...
  • Obama forgives Reid; In 2002, he demanded Lott's ouster

    01/09/2010 5:40:18 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 15 replies · 1,026+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1-9-2010 | By: David Freddoso
    Obama forgives Reid; In 2002, he demanded Lott's ouster. By: David Freddoso Online Opinion Editor01/09/10 5:55 PM EST Today, President Obama announced that he has forgiven Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., for saying that Obama was an acceptable presidential candidate due to his light skin and lack of "Negro dialect."The racially charged remark hearkens back to the Christmas break of 2002, when Sen. Trent Lott, R-Miss., was hounded out of his majority leader position after he remarked favorably on former Sen. Strom Thurmond's 1948 run for president on a segregationist third-party line.So one obvious question: what did Obama have...
  • Chris Matthews to Host MLK Day Special

    01/08/2010 12:03:39 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 18 replies · 705+ views
    TVNewser ^ | January 8, 2010 | Kevin Allocca
    "Hardball" host Chris Matthews will moderate a live MSNBC special titled "Obama's America: 2010 and Beyond" on Martin Luther King Day from Texas Southern University. Radio host Tom Joyner will also appear with Matthews and a series of panelists for the two-hour event, which airs at 10pmET on January 18th. --snip-- NEW YORK - Jan. 7, 2010 - One year after the inauguration of the first African-American President, MSNBC will present “Obama’s America: 2010 and Beyond,” Jan. 18, 10 p.m.-12 a.m. ET, an extended discussion surrounding race and post-racial identity in America. Moderated by “Hardball’s” Chris Matthews and featuring radio...
  • President Obama: Should he create a specific job recovery plan for African Americans?

    12/19/2009 6:15:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies · 2,553+ views
    The Examiner ^ | December 14, 2009 | Richard Shabazz
    The Unemployment rate is up over 10% and African Americans are 6% higher than the national average. Does our government play a historic role in disenfranchising Blacks in America? Since Obama is an African American/Blackman should he be more informed and concerned with the specific needs of Black people in this country? I often ask people who say Blacks shouldn’t get special treatment, but how many slaves volunteered to come to America and build it for free? Like the President, I have studied Malcolm X intensely and I grew up admiring him as a youth. I studied all of his...
  • Al Sharpton Guest: Obama Rapidly Losing Black Support!

    12/15/2009 7:19:16 PM PST · by iloveamerica1980 · 29 replies · 1,163+ views
    Dittos Rush! ^ | 11-15-09 | James
    Video: In an interview yesterday (http://radioequalizer.blogs) on the Al Sharpton Show, radio guest Dr Boyce Watkins spells out Obama's increasingly shaky support from African-Americans. He says: "The people his plans are targeted to help, they're not getting help".
  • CBC: W.H. not doing enough for blacks

    12/14/2009 2:54:11 AM PST · by markomalley · 21 replies · 906+ views
    Politico ^ | 12/13/2009 | Diana Heitz
    Congressional Black Caucus members continued to air their differences with the Obama administration on Sunday. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) said that the administration hasn't done enough to target the African-American community when drafting economic recovery plans. African Americans, she said, have suffered a “devastation” during the economic downturn unlike the pain felt in other communities. “When you have disproportionate pain, when you have the kind of devastation that we’re having in our community….You have to target legislation and actions so that you can deal with that devastation,” Waters said on TV One's "Washington Watch." “You have two sick patients. One...