MSNBC’s Chris Matthews seems to be unable to control himself without working himself up into a lather about racism. On Monday he completely lost control, on the Morning Joe, with RNC Chair Reince Priebus concerning playing the race card. Sadly Priebus wouldn’t even stand up to Matthews and call him the hypocrite that he is. Other liberals had to do that.
Here’s the clip from that exchange, or lack of one:
But it was later in the evening on Hardball that Matthews chose to pick on the wrong Republican. Think what you will about Newt Gingrich, but he had no problem in pointing out the blatant hypocrisy of Chris Matthews. Gingrich destroyed him on national television and said he had “racist thinking.” The exchange went like this:
MATTHEWS: You can laugh about it, but you don’t think you’ve used it in the past? What’s a food stamp president?
GINGRICH: A food stamp president is a guy whose policies are so destructive, that he creates the longest unemployment since the Great Depression and he puts more people on food stamps, most of them white, than anybody else. Why do you assume food stamp refers to black? What kind of racist thinking do you have? Wait a second! Why aren’t you being a racist because you assume it refers to black?