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Chris Matthews: Pecksniff

Posted on | August 28, 2012 | 15 Comments

by Smitty

Via Hot Air, Politico, emphasis mine:

“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.


15 Responses to “Chris Matthews: Pecksniff”

  1. David Lentz
    August 28th, 2012 @ 9:07 am

    If Tingles filibusters on cable television, does anybody hear him?

  2. Darth Chipmunk
    August 28th, 2012 @ 9:46 am

    You have to admit, he’s brilliant. If “food stamps” is a racist term, there is nothing left for the opposition to say. Every time we open our mouths, we’ll be informed that what we said is racist. So shut up, winger. This is getting uglier and uglier.

  3. PaulLemmen
    August 28th, 2012 @ 9:56 am

    You just cut through all the BS and redefinition of the language to out Chrissy as a true “pecksniff”, which defines as:

    noun: a person of Pecksniffian (adjectivehypocritically and unctuously affecting benevolence or high moral principles.)attitudes or behavior: a virtuousness that only a pecksniff could aspire to.

  4. No Point In Arguing With Them – Just Crush’Em. | Daily Pundit
    August 28th, 2012 @ 10:13 am

    […] No Point In Arguing With Them – Just Crush’Em. Posted on August 28, 2012 7:13 am by Bill Quick Chris Matthews: Pecksniff : The Other McCain […]

  5. JeffS
    August 28th, 2012 @ 10:26 am

    Everything is racists to lefties, if it goes against their objectives.

    I wish I could say that Matthews beclowns himself. He does, but his behavior is fully acceptable to a significant portion of the American public.

    The polarization of America continues apace, and there’s little to be done about it.

  6. WJJ Hoge
    August 28th, 2012 @ 10:31 am

    It depends on what the meaning of “is” is.

  7. JeffS
    August 28th, 2012 @ 10:31 am

    I will say that Reince Preibus does have the last word with Tingles. Nicely done! Were I Matthews, I’d be hiding in the can, head hung in shame.

  8. Dai Alanye
    August 28th, 2012 @ 10:43 am

    The Dems are desperate, and Matthews’ rant is another symptom of it. Without the charge of racism, what have they got?

  9. Finrod Felagund
    August 28th, 2012 @ 11:10 am

    Chrissy wouldn’t know the meaning of shame even if he’d just read the definition in the dictionary.

  10. Mortimer Snerd
    August 28th, 2012 @ 11:32 am

    “Without the charge of racism, what have they got?”
    Seamus the dog.

  11. Russ Emerson
    August 28th, 2012 @ 12:55 pm

    Every Republican about to go on a TV program needs to repeat the mantra before going on air: “I will not accept the premise of their questions.”

    I’m sure that’s how Newt pwns in interviews.

  12. Christy Waters
    August 28th, 2012 @ 12:58 pm

    Yup, Chris Matthews is definitely a pecksniffer. #Ewww

  13. daleyrocks
    August 28th, 2012 @ 1:15 pm

    Chris Matthews has wet brain. He developed his racist stereotypes living in the bubble of East Coast liberal big cities. He needs to evolve and see more of the country.

  14. Bob Belvedere
    August 28th, 2012 @ 1:26 pm


  15. Bob Belvedere
    August 28th, 2012 @ 5:30 pm

    And make sure the voice in your head is that of Andrew Breitbart.