Posted on | August 28, 2012 | 15 Comments
“It is obvious that this is something I care passionately about: race was abused by white politicians in my lifetime, including Reagan. For someone to come on the program and deny that this is part of their process, I couldn’t take that,” Matthews said. “This is something I really, deeply believe in. We grew up in a country where appeals to race have been awful, terrible. This language — we are beyond this. It had to be called out.”
Two letters. Therein lies the rub. You either buy into Matthews’s Orwellian raaaaacism plantation as a current existential phenomenon, where Chris can rub his preciousssss Gollum hands together, and sanctimoniously declaim about YOUR evil, or you can say: Get Stuffed!
Matthews, whatever little Antebellum world exists in your head, it applies neither outside that head, nor the place the head is lodged. You, Jamelle Bouie et al. are cordially invited to stated any current, actual racism (DNA-based decision making) you can find. But this backward-looking, airbrushed historical view is no longer tolerable. Recovering the economy is going to mean putting you and Uncle Choo-Choo out in a pasture somewhere, so that sane, honest people can be about their business.
Last word to Reince Preibus, who had to tolerate Matthew’s verbal diarrhea on the Morning Joe:
Update: Daily Pundit concurs.