Cynthia Tucker: Voter Anger Is About Racism - 'Fear of a White Minority'

Are you sick and tired of being called a racist because you don't agree with Barack Obama's policies?

If you are, you shouldn't read any further, for Cynthia Tucker this weekend claimed the voter anger that threatens the Democrat majorities in the House and the Senate is all a function of racism.

With the opening segment of the syndicated program "The Chris Matthews Show" focusing on the strong position the GOP has going into the midterm elections, Tucker said, "We haven't talked about the elephant in the room, and I don't mean the Republicans: race. Changing demographics. Fear of a white minority."

She disgustingly continued as host Chris Matthews agreed, "Obama's election has suddenly made many white Americans aware of the loss of a white majority. That's what this crazy summer has been all about" (video follows with transcript and commentary, file photo):  

CYNTHIA TUCKER, ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION: Well I think it may help the Democrats in some races this time, Chris, because some of the Tea Party candidates are so extreme. But there is another issue. There is, as Norah said, a whole lot of voter anger, discontent out there. We haven't talked about the elephant in the room, and I don't mean the Republicans: race. Changing demographics. Fear of a white minority.

CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST: That's so interesting. 

TUCKER: Obama's election has suddenly made many white Americans aware of the loss of a white majority.

MATTHEWS: That's so interesting. 

TUCKER: That's what this crazy summer has been all about. Anti-mosque construction. Anti-immigrant ravings. It, that fear is very difficult for Obama to overcome.

That fear is very difficult for Obama to overcome? You find that interesting, Mr. Matthews? 

Well, then why did 43 percent of white Americans vote for Obama in November 2008? And why did Obama have a 78 percent favorability rating in January 2009 according to Gallup?

Did all of these white folks that voted for Obama and previously adored him suddenly become concerned with losing their majority status?

It's one thing that despicable race-baiters like Tucker get to go on shows like this and make such racially-charged comments.

But that not one of the people on that panel or the host brought up how popular this same man used to be before he started implementing unpopular policies is deplorable.

To be sure, we expect this kind of nonsense from Tucker; she's been doing it for years.

That Matthews along with Newsweek's Howard Fineman, NBC's Norah O'Donnell, and Time's Michael Duffy didn't offer any resistance whatsoever to her disgraceful comments is what really should anger people on both sides of the aisle.

Shame on all of you for continually adding to the racial divide in this nation despite your liberal pretense to the contrary.

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.