Chris Matthews STFU!!

MATTHEWS: You know, I was trying to think about who he was tonight, and it’s interesting: He is post-racial by all appearances. You know, I forgot he was black tonight for an hour. You know, he’s gone a long way to become a leader of this country and passed so much history in just a year or two. I mean, it’s something we don’t even think about.

Obviously, President Obama’s blackness was all over Tweety’s mind this evening.

*eyes rolling*

HT: ThinkProgress

8 thoughts on “Chris Matthews STFU!!

  1. houseofroberts
    January 27, 2010 at 7:28 pm
    Tweety said he forgot Obama was black for an hour tonight. WTF?

    Y’all owe me a cookie! 😀

  2. I wasn’t on the computer last night but watched the speech on MSNBC. Same response here. Both my husband’s and my head snapped up as soon as Matthews said that.. HUH!??

    Wayne, exactly right, well said.
    His comment was bizzare! There was so much that Obama said that he could have responded to. It was a LONG speech, and I thought a good one. Very clever at making some important points in a humorous, non-angry way. The response speech by the repubs was ridiculous. Could they have staged it any weirder with having that guy speaking framed in with a black woman behind one shoulder, an Asian man behind the other shoulder, and someone in uniform sitting directly to his side? It just screams “we’re all inclusive and have a big tent” don’t ya think? Yeah, I’m buying it…

    Back to Matthews..

    What a dorky thing to have said! I get so tired of people needing to point out Obama’s black. So what! Does that make him a pretend president? A kinda-sorta president, pretending to be the real thing? A notch or two lower in standing than that of a white president? That’s how Matthews made me feel when he said that stupid sentence. Like he was surprised he seemed like a ‘real’ president, like he was somehow reassuring himself, like he’s not over it yet… Well Chris, get over it! And while you’re at it, get over yourself.

  3. muse,

    Matthews also kept talking about how he, himself, was “post-racial”, but every time Obama makes a great speech, Matthews is the one pointing out the fact that he’s black. And I agree with you in that Matthews seems to want to justify his surprise and not attribute it to his own latent racism. But he does have it. If he didn’t, then why would he constantly bring up the fact that Obama is black? I say it’s because he sees Obama as a black man first, president second.

  4. Hi “Muse!

    You get the impression he was there with Bill O’Reilly at Sylvia’s in Harlem, too.

    Maybe he was there when Rush said the NFL wanted Donovan McNabb to succeed because he was a black quarterback.

    It’s the same senseless kind of remark.

    I noticed the people behind Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell during the response too. The black woman kept smiling and the Asian guy kept nodding, all through the speech. The Republicans obviously wrote it without waiting for the SOTU transcript, because they knew what they wanted to say anyway.

  5. I could not understand what I was hearing from the miserable spitter I never watch after Obamas speech..Can’t stand this nut bag and was royaly pissed last week when I tuned in to see Dr. Dean’s interview, the only time in months I tried to catch one of wackos shows….It took all my effort not to shoot the TV with my 357…He interupts, talk’s over guests and like a dumb parrot repeats stupid remarks…He should be removed from that station.. P.B. & J

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