Chris Matthews: ‘Racial Hatred’ Drives Support for Romney on Right

Alexandra Jaffe, The Hill, October 22, 2012

Liberal pundit Chris Matthews explained Mitt Romney’s support among conservatives, despite the candidate shifting toward the center on a number of issues, as a product of “racial hatred.”

Speaking after Thursday night’s debate on MSNBC, Matthews accused Romney of “pulling back” from many of the foreign policy positions he had taken during the primary. When host Rachel Maddow wondered why Romney might be “reversing himself” from his stated positions during the primary and whether that could dampen his support among his conservative base, Matthews dismissed such a possibility.

“I think they hate Obama. They want him out of the White House more than they want to destroy al Qaeda. Their No. 1 enemy in the world right now, on the right, is their hatred, hatred for Obama. And we can go into that about the white working class in the South and looking at these numbers we’re getting the last couple days about racial hatred in many cases … this isn’t about being a better president, they want to get rid of this president,” he said.


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  • Puggg

    He was hired straight out of an insane asylum:  He was hired from Tip O’Neill’s staff.

  • TheAntidote

    He gets tingling sensations down his legs whenever Obongo is mentioned. The man is a headcase.

    • gemjunior

      You know, in a normal world a man would never live down such a statement.  He should never have been allowed to continue with his life after saying that thing about his leg.  That should have been in his face – laughing AT him not with him – every time he breathed, ever since he said it – until he killed himself or left town.

  • humptydumpty

    and just what does chris mathews have against “racial hatred?”

  • If Pavlov were alive today, I can surmise that he would find people like Matthews fascinating. It really doesn’t matter if you’re the accuser or accused, many people act like mindless drones the second race is introduced.

    • robinbishop34

       “If Pavlov were alive today, I can surmise that he would find people like Matthews fascinating.”

      Freud too.

    • Jed Sant Devi

      MSNBC’s Morning Joe Crowd Boos 9 Year Old Girl for Supporting Mitt Romney

      MSNBC’s White Morning Joe Crowd Boos 9 Year Old White Girl for Supporting White Mitt RomneyLook at the black policeman behind Scarborough- he looked like he was about to arrest the little White girl for “abuse of criminalized White privilege and offending the beloved community of color and blasphemy against local tribal traditions of loyalty to Obama Diversity”.

  • Francis Galton

    Chris Matthews has become markedly unhinged since the ascendancy of his lord and savior, Barack Hussein Barry Lolo Soetoro Obama Davis, Jr.  You could say he’s been “acting stupidly” lately, which is “not optimal” for an ostensibly objective (*spits drink out laughing*) journalist.

    It’s hard to pin down a “best” (worst?) Chrissy McTingles racial screed.  There’s so many hysterical ones that I’ve lost track of them.  As an aside, I can’t believe this man used to be a “conservative,” and claims to have voted for Bush in 2000.  I think Leggy McTinglethrill has a “thing” for strong, authoritative black men, which explains his Reverse Obama Derangement Syndrome.

  • MerlinV

    Isn’t Chrissy the same race traitor that felt the tingle down his leg for the Kenyan in the WH? We know he’s a race traitor now he wants us to know his sexual orientation?

  • whiteyyyyy

    How is it even possible to argue that position when 95% of blacks vote for obama. It’s an insane strategy, even a 5yr old would see this as pots and kettles

    • MerlinV

      Isn’t it telling that Mathews has nothing to say about that? If 95% of Whites were voting for Romney that’s racism. 95% of blacks voting for the Kenyan is what, black solidarity?

      Chris needs therapy or be dropped off in downtown Detroit after dark and left on foot. He might get a dose of racial reality there. No, he would blame all black behavior on White racism and just excuse the beating he would get.

      • whiteyyyyy

        He’s either crazy or overestimating the stupidity of his audience, maybe a little of both. It’s like that skittles kid, they kept pushing the racial angle against all common sense. I could be wrong but I think the race card is almost played out.  

    • Jed Sant Devi

      CBS affiliate flashes fake 2012 election results weeks in advance

      CBS Phoenix, Arizona flashed fake election results on the screen showing Obama winning the election. Did the station think they were helping Obama by convincing the public he was the guaranteed victor?

      • IstvanIN

         the election fix is in….

  • Lewis33

    He was asked at some University about the tingle comment on C-SPAN and got pissed…that is his legacy now and he knows it.

  • Athling

    There was one person on that stage last night and only one that was racially aware — Obama.

    Chris Mathews is a throw-back from the hippie generation. His ideas about blacks are clearly based in fantasy not reality.

  • Jed Sant Devi

    He’s right.

    Extreme hatred of Obama Diversity is driving this election in the right direction, if the polls are correct.  Chris Matthews is a race traitor, because he is lamenting the hatred, when as a White man, he should be encouraging it.

  • IKantunderstand

    Hmmm. Banner day for Tingles! He got something right for once. 

  • These leftwing kooks have been yelping this for so long now no one pays any attention to what they are saying anymore and it sure isn’t working in shaming whites into voting for Obama.

  • RisingReich

    All I can say is that in general, it seems like news stories on Drudge, Amren, and Stormfront all seem to be converging, which is a good thing, because Drudge hits zillions a day.

    Keep it up, Crissy.

  • The__Bobster
  • I believe Mr. Matthews is desperate, as are most white liberals, to prove to others (and himself) that he doesn’t have a racist thought in his head so he projects his own racial attitudes on others. In effect he’s saying, ‘I know what the Republicans REALLY think about Obama because I’m thinking the same thing’.  Mr. Matthews wants a Republican to say ‘n****r’ so he can get away with using the word ‘in context’.  He’s bursting at the seams. ‘Say it, Republicans. Say it!’ 

  • JDInSanDiego

    The number one threat to the world is not Al Qaeda, it’s Islam.  

    But the number one threat to the US is our typical brain dead, politically correct, fellow Americans, followed by Obama, followed by Mexicans, followed by blacks.

    • Carney3

      Pretty much dead on.

      But don’t  forget that Islam get its power from the fact that our cars can only run on jihad juice a/k/a oil.

  • MekongDelta69

    Besides being mentally unstable, he’s a known drunk.

    He’s also a hypocrite and a liar (two pre-requisite traits necessary to be a leftist) – he has two houses in two of the whitest areas of the country. He wouldn’t be caught dead in a black neighborhood… (Hmm, actually he would be dead in a black neighborhood)

    • Sir, normally I agree with your posts, now I must disagree with you on one point. If Chris Matthews were found in a black neighborhood, he would not  be  found dead. He would be found robbed, raped and dead. Please try to be a little more thorough.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    I think they hate Obama. They want him out of the White House more than they want to destroy al Qaeda.

    I do hate 0bama and want him out of the White House because of what he’s done to this country.  It is true we want him out of the White House more than we want to destroy Al Quaeda because Obama is a bigger threat to this country than Al Qaeda.

    As for Matthews and all the other lefties at MSNBC, If Romney wins, I’ll be watching that channel to witness the meltdown.  Oh , Happy Day!!


  • libertarian1234

    You know if these blithering idiots on MSNBC didn’t say something outrageous and stupid I don’t think  anybody would even know they exist.

    The other day the Incredible Hulk, Lawrence O’Donnel challenged Tag Romney to a fist fight.

    Next to him Barney Fife would look like Arnold Swartsnegger.

  • bluffcreek1967

    We are so divided in this country (USA) that our news commentators and political talking heads don’t even try to feign any form of objective reporting or journalistic neutrality. Truth, logical argumentation and fair-minded reasoning does not even come into play anymore. Each news network has its own idealogy (most of them being liberal-marxist in nature), and the viewer just tunes into the one that fits his or her political fancy. But maybe that’s a good thing ultimately? At least we don’t try to pretend anymore where we stand on important issues because all our opinions are now out in the open (at least for many of us).

    Regardless, all of this demonstrates how liberals have divided our country and have set us against each other. They have done so via their long march through our major institutions, through massive third-world immigration, through anti-White indoctrination and by making everything that is good and decent appear as if it’s evil and degrading.  

  • Carney3

    And if the election had been between Herman Cain and Hillary Clinton, what would Chris Matthews had said then?

  • Matthews ignores how Obama’s race got him elected in the first place. A white man with his thin résumé would have been laughed out of the primaries (or his white half, at any rate).

    Blacks voted overwhelmingly for Obama, which of course had nothing to do with race…while the rare black who voted republican was mocked….but that had nothing to do with skin color….

    This is not about racial hatred, the man is incompetent as a President an as thus does not deserve the office he holds. The left will rue the election of Obama, as it has drastically diluted the race card they so love to play. When every criticism of a black President is met with cries of racism, people have to wonder.

  • Barrack Osama

    Being dropped off in Detroit at midnight won’t fix Matthews. Matthews is old and will never wake up. He sees the world as it was when he was younger, and he always will. There is no combination of words to form an argument that could convince him otherwise. It’d be easiest to just ignore him and his kind until they die off. At 27, I think I can outlast him.

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      I agree.  

      He’s also PAID and paid well to say and act as he does — why would he want to give up his A-list parties in Manhattan, limousines, fat salary, his summer home on the beach?  He well knows what happened to Pat Buchanan and Andrew Breitbart for speaking the truth.

      Matthews knows exactly what he is doing — he’s a whore for the lefties and he knows it.  Better to sell the rest of us out and live a cushy life. But,  I always believe what goes around comes around.  Useful idiots and running dogs are always the first to go when their masters are done with them.


      • KD_Did

        Ever since Keith Olberman publicly lost his mind on the air it seems like Mathews has attempted to carry that torch…along with the hideous Rachel Maddow.  I like to watch occasionally for comedic purposes. They are completely out of control.

        • Puggg

          Who on MSNBC isn’t crazy?  Even Joe Scarborough, who hosts the only semi-tolerable show on that channel, is going bonkers, and he was a 1994 Republican “revolution” freshman.  Only Pat Buchanan was able to be at MSBHO for any length of time without smelling like it.

  • Sloppo

    I believe a great deal of Romney’s support IS a result of racial hatred.  We only need to look at South Africa and Zimbabwe in order to see what happens to whites when they ignore the racial hatred of blacks.  Racial hatred and “black empowerment” causes anti-white genocides, so whites are beginning to understand that choosing black leadership is suicidal.  

  • Defiant White

    I give the old Queen some credit:  He is absolutely right.

    “I think they hate Obama.   ABSOLUTELY  TRUE

    They want him out of the White House more than they want to destroy al Qaeda.  MOSTLY TRUE

     Their No. 1 enemy in the world right now, on the right, is their hatred, hatred for Obama. I WOULD HAVE SAID THAT FOR MOST WHITES IT’S A TOSS-UP BETWEEN JEWS AND NEGROES IN GENERAL,  BUT HE’S CLOSE

    And we can go into that about the white working class in the South and looking at these numbers we’re getting the last couple days about racial hatred in many cases … PROBABLY TRUE

     this isn’t about being a better president, they want to get rid of this president,” he said.  ABSOLUTELY TRUE

  • Defiant White

    Ed from the Ed Show.

    Also that Rachel Maddow guy.

  • Republicans would allow exclusions for rape, incest and the life of the mother. Knock off the rhetoric or do it on HuffPost.

  • like so many lefties he is nothing but a dry drunk/ and the drug addict equivalent of the same. HE is a fool that sobers up barely long enough to be somewhat presentable in front of a camera but he still thinks and acts like he’s drunk or high. Like most libs, he probably has not had a moment of clarity for his entire adult life.

  • Hal K

    Instead of getting worked up about Chris Matthews, let’s look at how mainstream conservatives empower liberals to attack them this way.  You can’t effectively respond to liberals without talking about white racial interests and inherent racial differences.  This is completely absent from mainstream conservative opinion making.  Liberals keep accusing conservatives of “racism” because they know conservatives believe that “racism” is wrong.

  • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

    Someone ought to ask what it means when 98% of blacks vote for Obama, no matter what.

  • youhavetherighttoremainsilent
  • WR the elder

    For every white person voting for Romney because of racial hatred there are at least two black people voting for Obama because of racial hatred.  But the MSM will never report on that.

    Me, I’d be ashamed to vote for Obama or Romney.