Collection of Liberals Who Play The Race Card for Political Gain
What did the Liberal say to the Marxist? ...Hello comrade!
Posted: September 10, 2012 - 12:02am
Matthews said that Romney’s (factually correct) claim that Barack Obama is weakening the work requirement for welfare was “playing that card,” fuming at the RNC chair, “and you are playing that little ethnic card there.” Priebus, like most people who haven’t spent much time around Matthews, could only laugh awkwardly.
Matthews raged: “You can — you play your games and giggle about it, but the fact is your side is playing that card. You start talking about work requirements, you know what game you’re playing and everybody knows what game you’re playing. It’s a race card.”
Asked by Scarborough if he really believed that the welfare ad was racist, Matthews said: “Of course it is. Welfare? Food stamps?”
On “Hardball” that night, Matthews continued his welfare rant: The Romney ad was “ethnically charged” and a “dog whistle.” (The phrase “dog whistle” is a dog whistle for imaginary sightings of racism.)
For the clincher, Matthews added: “Did you catch Romney following it up by saying this was Obama’s effort to excite and shore up his base, passing out welfare checks? His base.”
As everyone but Chris knows, the “base” Romney referred to consists not of individuals collecting welfare, but those distributing it, i.e.: union-dues-paying government workers. Democrats’ problem with welfare reform always was that if it worked, we would need fewer of these well-pensioned public employees, a fact repeatedly acknowledged by liberals themselves.
The next night on “Hardball,” Matthews made his most dramatic announcement yet! It seems the mention of “Chicago” in relation to the president is also a racist dog whistle.
Matthews: “They keep saying Chicago, by the way, you noticed?”?
Guest John Heilemann, like an orderly in a mental institution trapped alone with a patient, played along, responding, “Well, there’s a lot of black people in Chicago” — while frantically jabbing at the alarm button.
For the love of Pete, can’t we all acknowledge that a reference to “Chicago” in this context manifestly refers to corrupt, big-city, machine politics and 1920s gangsterism — not race? No one thinks Al Capone was an African-American.
My advice to Chris is: Pace yourself. It’s a long way to Election Day. If you get too crazy, too soon, you’ll have nothing left for the fourth quarter. Read more
BILL O'REILLY, HOST: In the "Culture Warriors" segment tonight: There was deep anger on the left over the Donald Trump birther issue and other attacks on President Obama's background. Almost immediately, defenders of President Obama labeled the whole thing racist.
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ED SCHULTZ, MSNBC HOST: This is what the Republican Party stands for though, racism. I think Donald Trump is a racist.
BOB SCHIEFFER, CBS NEWS: He said we need to look at his grades and see if he -- he was a good enough student to get into Harvard Law School. That's just code for saying he got into law school because he's black. This is an ugly strain of racism that's running through this whole thing.
JOY BEHAR, CO-HOST, "THE VIEW": It's very racist because, in other words, you say he couldn't get into Harvard on his own. He didn't write his book. He can't fathom that a black man could be that smart. That's what's behind this.
WHOOPI GOLDBERG, CO-HOST, "THE VIEW": Being black when you say, "You know this is racist," 9,000 people say, "Oh, no, you're just playing the race card." Well, you know what? I'm playing the damn card now.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/oreilly/transcript/liberals-play-race-card-obama-birth-certificate-controversy#ixzz265En5h2W