Chris Matthews: 10-20 Percent Of America Don’t Support Obama Because They Believe ‘White Race Must Rule’

Chris Matthews’ toxic anti-conservative vitriol has spread onto other MSNBC shows, infecting them with his slanderous language. It is no secret that Matthews opposes the Tea Party as extremists, often times accusing them of outright racism towards President Obama.

Appearing on PoliticsNation with racist host Al Sharpton, Chris Matthews disgustingly claimed that a full 10-20 percent of this country:

[w]ant this president to have an asterisk next to his name in the history books that he really wasn't president… They can't stand the idea that he is president. And a piece of it is racism. Not that somebody in one racial group doesn't like somebody in another racial group. So what? It is the sense that the white race must rule. [See video after jump. MP3 audio here.]

 

Matthews’ racist rhetoric didn’t stop there, essentially claiming that 20 percent of the nation are outright racist, although he had no evidence to back up the number he seemed to pull out of thin air:

That's what racism is. And they can't stand the idea that a man who is not white is president. That is real. That sense of racial superiority and rule is in the hearts of some people in this country.

To Matthews, a large percentage of the objection people have to Obama is racially motivated, disguised as dissatisfaction with things such as ObamaCare:

He wasn't really wasn’t the first African-American president. He really didn't do health care. He really didn't kill Bin Laden. There’s an asterisk. And they've been fighting for that, the people like Donald Trump since day 1. They can't stand the idea that he is president.  

Unsurprisingly, NewsNation host Sharpton agreed with Matthews’ racist comments, saying that objection to Obama goes beyond garden-variety racism to white supremacy:

And you take away everything. And because that's what white supremacy is. And that's not calling all of them that. But clearly there is an element there.

Such charges are baseless and unsubstantiated and unfit for broadcasters to spew on air on an alleged news program, but this is par for the course for MSNBC.

 

See relevant transcript below.


MSNBC

PoliticsNation

May 15, 2013

6:06 p.m. Eastern

AL SHARPTON: Chris, let me go back to you. Could this ultimately, this obsession that congressman cleaver talks about, could this ultimately end up backfiring on the republicans? Are they over jumping the runway here?

CHRIS MATTHEWS: Well I would think that would be justice if it did happen. If they did keep saying that the president was involved in this. They can say fairly and authoritatively, it is his job to fix it. But I'll tell you, Reverend, one piece of this thing that we have to keep in mind as we deal with effective government, and those of us who believe in effective positive government have to be the ones who make it work. The right wing loves it when it screws up because it makes their case. The liberals the progressives the reasonable people that say I need the government. I need it not just to protect me. I need it to do a lot of things I want done to keep this society okay. But the problem is there are people in this country maybe 10%, I don’t know what the number, maybe 20% on a bad day, who want this president to have an asterisk next to his name in the history books that he really wasn't president. You know, like the guy in baseball that used drugs. They want to be able to say well, he really didn't have that batting average. He wasn't really wasn’t the first African-American president. He really didn't do health care. He really didn't kill Bin Laden. There’s an asterisk. And they've been fighting for that, the people like Donald Trump since day 1. They can't stand the idea that he is president. And a piece of it is racism. Not that somebody in one racial group doesn't like somebody in another racial group. So what? It is the sense that the white race must rule. That's what racism is. And they can't stand the idea that a man who is not white is president. That is real. That sense of racial superiority and rule is in the hearts of some people in this country. Not all conservatives. Not even all right wingers. But it always come through with this birther crap and this other references and somehow trying to erase ObamaCcare, erase his record in history and a big part of it is bought into by people like John Boehner who is not a bad guy but he knows the only way he can talk to the hard right is talk their language. That's it. That this guy shouldn't be president somehow. That he isn't president somehow. That he is an asterisk. Just like Barry Bonds or somebody took drugs therefore he really didn't really have the batting average. It didn’t really count.

SHARPTON: And you take away everything. And because that's what white supremacy is. And that's not calling all of them that. But clearly there is an element there.

Jeffrey Meyer
Jeffrey Meyer
Jeffrey Meyer is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center.