The flipside to voting against a politician because he's black is voting for him precisely for the same reason. MSNBC pundit Chris Matthews confessed to such an inverted race-conscious strategy on last Wednesday's "Hardball," reportsThe Washington Times.
Matthews claimed to have voted for black Republican Michael Steele in his 2006 bid for the Senate because to have no African-Americans in the Senate is a "disgrace." Discussing the prospects for New Jersey politico Corey Booker's gaining a seat in the Senate, Matthews wished him luck and explained his reason for doing so.
"The good thing going for Cory Booker, if he's the candidate, Steve, is that we don't have any African-Americans in the United States Senate, which I think is a disgrace," said Matthews. "It's one of the reasons I voted for my friend Michael Steele when he ran because I think we ought to have some; it's absurd in this country, it's absurd."
See a portion of Matthews dialogue with fellow MSNBC host Steve Kornacki below:
"...Judged not by the color of a person's skin, but by the content of their character". MLK.
Seems the Democrats have forsaken that, and embraced the racist ideals of their KKK members. If Obama had been judged by his character, then he would have never even been a "community organizer", much less a politician. The fact that he was voted into office, with no qualifications or experience, and a very shady past, shows it was purely racial. What Matthews is saying futher proves this racist mentality. I'm surprised that most blacks didn't realize that Obama is a puppet, put in his position by the ruling elite, simply because of his skin color. That is offensive in of itself. Pandering and exploitation of racism and race relations.
The person who is most qualified for a position should be the one hired. Too bad that hasn't been the case with Presidents in over 100 years!
@O_S_Thomas Both are the spawn of Democrats. Ever since the party was founded by President Jackson, it has been the party of racists. From the Indian Removal Act, Trail of Tears, Indian Treaties, Civil War, KKK, Prohibition, the new KKK in the 1920s - present, etc. Black Panthers were originally more anarchist, but they were quickly taken over the Democrats to further exploit minorities.
@Concerned_Cit excuse me but which party holds damn near all the south, where the kkk, indian removals, and prohibition (which wasnt racist it was just stupid) took place? the democratic party is a name.'democratic' is the system we have today and the inhabitants of the party have shuffled and switched. lincoln's repub party is not the same party ideologically that it is today.
In other news: He's still trying to relive that thrill that Obama sent up his leg, Oh, that felt sooo good, maybe voting for this black man will do it again. Sorry chris, there can never be another first time.
@mimi57-- I don;t know. Matthews might be one of the very few people on the face of the Earth for whom a heroin addiction might be a benefit. He could quickly get his racist ass off the air thus saving himself from more embarrassment and he could also experience something akin to the "thrill up (his) leg."
I'm not one to wish heroin addiction on anyone either, but when it could be a win-win situation like that... who am I to argue? ;-)
@Bobolinsky ...LOL...Well, it would get him off the air. I've never listened to him for more than 5 min. I can't take him, or almost anyone else on Prime Time media. I lost trust in them a long time ago. But, yeah, one less nut on the air is a real plus.( ;
@Arumizy No. I know people who are conservative cannot understand it to this day but millions upon millions of people voted for Obama for reasons that had nothing to do with the color of his skin. (Or giving things away.)
@Zazziness Ah so your saying despite the record turn out of blacks and other minorities to vote for a black president, interview after interview with voters who couldnt tell you his platform only that he was black that race didn't matter in 08?
Yes indeed. The White Male bashing, of what these damn liberals guilty of, is racist just like bashing African Americans.
Affirmative Action for instance. I know where many jobs hire people based on color not the knowledge and experience. I know a lot of governement organizations are messed up because of this issue. I am not being racist but I have to say that many Blacks are not satisfied with a damn thing. Always complaining and finding fault with everything.
What else could it be called, it is racism of the worst kind. I call it "reverse" racism, favoring a minority race, usually blacks, based solely on skin color. And Steele actually has the qualifications to rightfully be voted for, unlike Obama.
Already knew Mathews was racist. No surprise there. Skin color doesnt matter to me one way or the other, but then im not a progressive. I follow the apparently racist practice of judging a person by their character, or candidate by their policies...
This is just one reason why racism is still alive and strong. Quality has never come in colors it has always been delivered by the attention at hand. Dual standards will always hender any process and jerks like matthewas will always muddy the waters.
If you vote for someone whose views you don't agree with just because of their race, ethnicity, color, national origin, gender, gender preference, etc., I don't know what that makes you other than a grand-standing, sack of hot air named Chris Matthews. At least he had the good sense to stop that "Les Nessman"-style self-promotion at the beginning of all of his Chris Matthews shows on NBC, lol.
Funny how that is considered "racist" nowdays by Democrats. Just like 1984, the Democrats took "newspeak" to heart. Bravery is cowardice, war is peace, love is hate, up is down. They are completely out of control.
Probably shouldn't be throwing too many stones here. Obama was replaced in the Senate by a thief. Who was then replaced by a thief. Both were black. When black people like Maxine Water run their little districts like Boss Hogg they have very little appeal statewide because their corruption is widely known and regionally disliked (although nobody does anything about it) so they have little chance to advance to the Senate. If memory serves blacks control elections in Mississippi so why do they keep electing white senators? With the base of cause oriented liberals and large black populations there is no reason a black can't be elected Senator except for one thing. Black don't turnout like they could to vote.
I also remember tingles saying after Obamas first state of the union address, that the speech was "so good I forgot he was a black man." Seemed strange to me, because I honestly dont think about his race at all until a democrat calls attention to it. It is unimportant to me. I see no other way to take that statement, though, than to assume he doesnt believe a black person can give a good speech, and that obama was somehow able to get past his racial handicap and give a speech at least almost as good as a white person could have done. Again, this is not my view, just the only way I can see to interpret Matthews statement. Obamas skin color seems to weigh heavily on Tingles' mind...
I'm the same way. The last time Obama's skin color came to my mind without the Left calling me a racist first was back in 2004 when he gavve the keynote address at the DNC convention... though thinking back, I can;t help but think that the Liberal media, aka the Mainstream Media, made a big deal out of his skin color then as well.
So maybe I'm unable to say that Obama's skin color has ever occurred to me without prompting by the Left-wing media.