Chris Matthews, who earlier on Monday attacked RNC chairman Reince Priebus on MSNBC’s Morning Joe program for playing what he called the race card, met his match on Monday night on Hardball when he continued harping on GOP racism, only to be called out by Newt Gingrich for his “racist thinking.
Matthews used Mitt Romney’s joke last week about never being asked for his birth certificate as proof that Romney and the GOP were racists. In Matthews’ warped view, any reference to Obama’s birth certificate is only meant to remind people that he is black.
But it wasn’t just the Romney joke that had Matthews wound up on race, as he accused Gingrich of using ethnic politics when he called Barack Obama the “food stamp president.”
Gingrich responded by telling Matthews that his assumptions were “absurd” and that Romney’s joke was clearly not malicious.
Matthews wasn’t satisfied with Gingrich’s answer and played the Romney clip from last week. He told Gingrich that he had received emails from African-Americans, and said they see this as racial talk.
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