The Ku Klux Con Job Award, for Smearing Conservatives With Phony Racism Charges

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The Ku Klux Con Job Award, for Smearing Conservatives With Phony Racism Charges

Post  fshnski on Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:02 pm

MSNBC's Hardball host Chris Matthews won this award for a March 20 diatribe in which he smeared the Tea Party as a bunch of intolerant racist yahoos, as he interviewed author Christopher Parker:

“What does your study tell you about the nature of the racial piece here of the Tea Party?...Is it sort of a resumption of the Old South, of the way things were before the Civil War, for example? Is it like that old dreamy nostalgia you get in the old movies, Gone With the Wind? Is it that kind of America they want to bring back or what? When there were no gays, where blacks were slaves, Mexicans were in Mexico? I mean, is this what they want?”

On the May 15 edition of MSNBC's PoliticsNation, Matthews argued that criticism of President Obama's policies was rooted in racism:

“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....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.”

Next up, ABC's Cokie Roberts, who on the August 25 edition of This Week lashed out at the Supreme Court ruling on the Voting Rights Act as well as new laws requiring a photo ID:

“You know, having grown up in the deep south in the era of Jim Crow, the difference is dramatic. And the fact that Andy Young was Mayor of Atlanta and John Lewis is a member of Congress from Georgia, is a great testament to the fact that when you do something like pass a voting rights bill, that it makes a difference. Which is why, at the moment, what’s going on about voting rights is downright evil because it is something that really needs to keep going forward not backward.”

Rounding out the category: On the July 11 edition of MSNBC's Now with Alex Wagner, MSNBC contributor Joy Reid cast Republicans as racist when it came to immigration reform, equating the idea of temporary work visas as akin to indentured servitude:

“Didn’t we do this before? Wasn’t it called ‘indentured servitude,’ where you come, and you pay all this money out, his money out — you’re not a citizen, but you’re legally allowed to work on the farm? This sounds like indentured servitude, is what they want....It is also a very ugly, sort of, ethnic argument, that they don’t want to add more brown people to the population of the United States underlying this argument....This whole premise is so racially ugly.”


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I thought I should share what a commenter expressed.

Post  fshnski on Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:15 pm

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To the democrat propagandist, we as black people are nothing more than trained animals, a voting block of ignorant savages led by their emotions. We only need to be thrown an occasional race baiting bone from time to time to keep us in line.

How insulting ...

If we are honest with ourselves in the black community, how many of us can actually point to a single act of so-called racism by the republican party, that has personally affected us?

None of us can... Why? because it does not exist.

There is no civil rights struggle, there is no mass conspiracy to prevent us from voting, but there is a coordinated effort by the democrat party to hide their true history and to make us believe that although we are surrounded by opportunity, we are nothing more than victims of our skin color...

How degrading ...

We have been sold a bill of goods, and because we are too proud to admit it,

God has simply turned us over to the lie and allowed us to live in it…

This is why many of our children are filled with rage and run wild in the streets ... murdering each other.

Our false hatred has infected them and we are reaping what we have sown.

Until we stop allowing others to exploit our history and use false accusations of racism to drive us to the voting booth, we will continue to destroy ourselves and all the progress that so many brave black and white Americans died to give us.

We can not demand to be valued and respected by the rest of society until we first embrace the truth and learn to value and respect ourselves.

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Re: The Ku Klux Con Job Award, for Smearing Conservatives With Phony Racism Charges

Post  WHL on Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:40 pm

Where do people get these crazy ideas about the tea party? The tea party is not what they say. It is less gov., less spending, more common sense. What is wrong with that?
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