• MSNBC's Chris Matthews rips GOP chairman for playing 'insane' race and socialism cards
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[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sH0_8FnKfQ8[/media] [url]http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/27/chris-matthews-reince-priebus-birth-certificate_n_1832872.html[/url] [quote=HuffPost]Chris Matthews exploded at Reince Priebus on Monday's "Morning Joe," tearing into the Republican National Committee chairman and accusing his party of playing the race card. Priebus spoke out about the confrontation later in the day. The MSNBC host was livid over Mitt Romney's recent birth certificate joke, and false claims that Obama ended work requirements for welfare. "That cheap shot ... was awful," Matthews said, referring to the joke. "It is an embarrassment to your party to play that card ... you are playing that ethnic card there." As Priebus apparently laughed and co-host Joe Scarborough tried to get a word in, Matthews continued, "you can sit there and giggle about it, but the fact is your party is playing that card." "You think Mitt Romney's playing the race card?" Scarborough asked. "There's no doubt he did," Matthews said. Co-host Mika Brzezinski speculated that Romney may have said what he said because he is an "awkward joker." Priebus said Matthews was just trying to "push his brand" with his "monologue." "It just seems funny that the first joke he ever told in his life was about Obama's birth certificate," Matthews said. Later when Priebus alleged that Obama was looking at European policies for guidance, Matthews lost it again. "Where do you get this from?" Matthews shouted. "This is insane." He charged that Priebus was "playing that card again." "Let's just work on tone," Brzezinski said. "Chris, let him answer the question," Scarborough said. "I'm not going to get into a shouting match with Chris so you guys can move on," Priebus said. "Because you're losing, that's why," Matthews said. "Garbage, garbage," Priebus muttered. "It's your garbage," Matthews fired back. UPDATE: Priebus weighed in on the confrontation on Sean Hannity's radio show Monday afternoon, saying that it was typical for Chris Matthews to "play the role of being the biggest jerk in the room." "You know, at that point you just tell the guy to go take a jump in the lake because obviously he's just trying to build his ratings on a show that isn't very well viewed, and I let him do it," he continued. The RNC chairman said that someone at MSNBC has been trying to call him, and surmised that the network wants to apologize. Moments later, Matthews hosted his MSNBC show from Tampa. He continued to protest Romney's birth certificate joke, which he called an "endless ethnic attack" on Obama. He also raised the issue with Newt Gingrich, who insisted that Romney had been joking. Matthews replayed a clip of Romney speaking and demanded to know the punch line.[/quote]
Race card seems like a far stretch. And wow Tom Brokaw is looking really old.
Still can't get over that name
Chris is right in every aspect though, that guy started making shit up on the spot.
Isn't socialism the new "communists!" scare word in the USA
[QUOTE=Eric95;37444835]Isn't socialism the new "communists!" scare word in the USA[/QUOTE] Was always interchangeable really.
It's not new, it's been used interchangeably with "communists!" since the beginning of the red scare.
Where did Obama maybe looking to Europe for his policies come into GOP attacks on the president?
[QUOTE=RAG Frag;37445239]Where did Obama maybe looking to Europe for his policies come into GOP attacks on the president?[/QUOTE] Because according to the Tea Party, European Policies = SOCIALISM = [B][I]COMMUNISM[/I][/B].
[QUOTE=RAG Frag;37445239]Where did Obama maybe looking to Europe for his policies come into GOP attacks on the president?[/QUOTE] Priebus said it in the video
The second half of the video is better. He totally smashed him on the foreign/socialism fear mongering shit.
God damn, I quite loved that video. Nice to see him get called on his bullshit.
Why do News channels take political stances in the US.. is there nothing unbias over there that isn't linked to one party or another?
[QUOTE=Chernarus;37446328]Why do News channels take political stances in the US.. is there nothing unbias over there that isn't linked to one party or another?[/QUOTE] Because there's no regulations stating they can't, thus owners of news corporations use them as an outlet to push their own political agendas.
Whats the problem with Europe anyway.
[QUOTE=abananapeel;37447036]Whats the problem with Europe anyway.[/QUOTE] It ain't america
[QUOTE=abananapeel;37447036]Whats the problem with Europe anyway.[/QUOTE] Most Americans support a nationalist sentiment.
Haha you can see the "oh fuck oh fuck oh fuck gotta backpedal or shrugg this off" in his mind all the time, he KNOWS he's been beaten.
as much as i dislike matthews' brand of yelling in your ear, he's totally right. the republican party has been making that dichotomy of Obama = not American and Romney = American. the chairman doesn't even deny it lol
[QUOTE=Tureis;37447153]Most Americans support a nationalist sentiment.[/QUOTE] nah some are just mildly xenophobic in rhetoric. In practice, not really.
The GOP Chairman just shat his pants and thats why he didnt want to continue the argument
[QUOTE=Tureis;37447153]Most Americans support a nationalist sentiment.[/QUOTE] i wouldn't say most, but quite a few do [editline]28th August 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=areolop;37447505]The GOP Chairman just shat his pants and thats why he didnt want to continue the argument[/QUOTE] you can see the flash of fear strike through his eyes as the great and terrible chris matthews begins to rip and maul his argument
Teddy and Franklin Roosevelt supported socialized healthcare? Learn something new every day.
The many faces of Reince Priebus getting shut down [img]http://puu.sh/ZNiN[/img][img]http://puu.sh/ZNjC[/img][img]http://puu.sh/ZNjO[/img][img]http://puu.sh/ZNk6[/img][img]http://puu.sh/ZNkp[/img][img]http://puu.sh/ZNlf[/img][img]http://puu.sh/ZNly[/img][img]http://puu.sh/ZNlV[/img]
[QUOTE=smurfy;37447816]The many faces of Reince Priebus getting shut down [img]http://puu.sh/ZNiN[/img][img]http://puu.sh/ZNjC[/img][img]http://puu.sh/ZNjO[/img][img]http://puu.sh/ZNk6[/img][img]http://puu.sh/ZNkp[/img][img]http://puu.sh/ZNlf[/img][img]http://puu.sh/ZNly[/img][img]http://puu.sh/ZNlV[/img][/QUOTE] the face of Reince Postbus
You can see the guilt in his smirk.
[QUOTE=smurfy;37447816][img]http://puu.sh/ZNjO[/img][/QUOTE] it's ok reince don't cry
[QUOTE=Madman_Andre;37445399]Because according to the Tea Party, European Policies = SOCIALISM = [B][I]COMMUNISM[/I][/B].[/QUOTE] The cold war never ended!
gotta backpedal and call the debate "garbage" at the end after saying I wont say any more in it because I can't retort with anything accurate or intelligent :downs:
[QUOTE=Chernarus;37446328]Why do News channels take political stances in the US.. is there nothing unbias over there that isn't linked to one party or another?[/QUOTE] Yes, because calling the RNC chairman out on what is quite obviously an attempt at calling the president of the US un-American [I]must[/I] be bias. Any form of public healthcare must be because of influence from Europe? It's utter nonsense.
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