Jan. 9, 2014
Even for Chris Matthews, his rant on Hardball on MSNBC on Wednesday night was over the top and completely disconnected with reality. He spent about three minutes warning his small audience about what he perceives the danger of a Republican victory in this November’s mid-term election to be. Specifically, he claims that a Republican victory in Congress will lead to the re-institution of Jim Crow laws. According to Matthews, it could mean another war. It also means, “a victory for the haters.”
Here’s a portion of Matthews’ remarks:
But if only the people who voted in 2010 show up this November, you can kiss all this goodbye. You’ll see the beginning of the end to what could have been what many of us believe should have been an historic turn toward full democratic government in this country, where everyone has a chance for the top office, where everyone is looked after by those in power. It means Republican control in the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. And with that, a slow grinding effort to kill not just the president’s health care plan, but his presidency itself and the legacy it promised. It will be a double downing of efforts to suppress the efforts of those who voted for him in historic numbers — a return to something like Jim Crow days, a remnant of all the anti-black gimmickry. Literary tests and all the rest. The goal will be to erase not just President Obama from the history book, but that someone of his background would ever think of being president. It will mean victory for the haters.
Watch the entire rant below: