By The Right Scoop


Matthews had Michael Steele on his show today and asked him if black people were told not to bunch up in crowds or they would scare the white people at the Republican Convention:

I go to Republican convention; I go to Democrat [convention] and as a white guy one of the things I notice about the difference – one thing I notice about black people at different conventions [is] you go to the Democrat convention [and] black folk are hanging together, having a good time. They’re smiling and enjoying themselves. They feel very much at home. You go to Republican [convention] – you get the feeling you are all told individually ‘now don’t bunch up; don’t get together, don’t crowd or you’ll scare these people’. Is that true in the Republican Party? Is that still true in your party?

Did you fear that if you got together with some other African Americans that white guys might get scared of you?

Is it still true in the Republican Party? Er what? Has Matthews forgot that it was the Republican Party that lead the way on the Civil Rights Act? They way it rolled off Matthews tongue I’m starting to believe he has brainwashed himself.

I can’t imagine what the MSM would do if Hannity or Beck asked a bigoted question like this to anyone. Well I do know. They wouldn’t stop until Fox News’ roof collapsed just like the one at Vikings’ stadium in Minnesota.

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  • halfmadjesus

    Maybe, just maybe, black conseravtives don’t feel the need to self-segregate? Perhaps they feel so at ease at these events, that they freely mingle amongst other races, and in turn, those races accept them without prejudice over the color of their skin?

    Jerkoff.

    • http://twitter.com/SumErgoMonstro The Monster

      You mean they are more concerned about the content of character than the color of skin?

      • RyokTHEgod

        **Gasp**

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Y4QC6QYUNI57MBDJTWVICYY4BQ Roland Brown

    This is one example of why I am Losing hope & respect for the republicans! Matthews slanders the party with this outragous statement and Steele just laughs along(great fun) then builds himself up. Bet they have a blast at the cocktail partys. Have you noticed the only Repbs. to seam to have a fire in there bellys for a fight with these bastards are the women? Maybe blacks bunch up at the DNC cause they remember it’s the party of the KKK!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Y4QC6QYUNI57MBDJTWVICYY4BQ Roland Brown

    This is one example of why I am Losing hope & respect for the republicans! Matthews slanders the party with this outragous statement and Steele just laughs along(great fun) then builds himself up. Bet they have a blast at the cocktail partys. Have you noticed the only Repbs. to seam to have a fire in there bellys for a fight with these bastards are the women? Maybe blacks bunch up at the DNC cause they remember it’s the party of the KKK!

    • halfmadjesus

      Ann Coulter and Michelle Malkin have more cojones than most of the limp-wristed male conservatives out there. Malkin, in particular, took no prisoners last week, which was nice to see.

  • Anonymous

    Ya know, this is just stupid. Steele should have called him on it and told him it was an inappropreiate question. This is exactly why I can’t stand Republicans.

  • Shawn

    Im black myself, and its funny, he gets the only black guy that is a RINO on his show, he wants to get someone real, get Allen West!

    • DisturbingBehavior

      Don’t forget Tim Scott. He’s not the most vocal congressman, but he’s one who could speak in retort to the left’s stereotypical views of republicans, especially considering he has been elected in the so-called “deep south”.

    • Anonymous

      Totally agree. Allen West , I think wouldn’t have let him say such bull do hickey.

    • Anonymous

      Totally agree. Allen West , I think wouldn’t have let him say such bull do hickey.

    • https://www.google.com/accounts/o8/id?id=AItOawmTdNcrEc-DiuJuGbX_XXGNo6EGyfuFnGY Vatar

      Also check out Herman Cain.

  • Publius

    Probably more at home than white people feel watching MS LSD.

  • Teri

    So Steele goes goes along with the funny black joke. Despicable. Prediction: Within the next year Steele will become a Democrat and will be complaining about how he didn’t leave the GOP, the racist GOP left him.

    • Anonymous

      Steele was a disaster attracting African-American votes while running for governor of Maryland; they flat-out wanted no part of him due to the “R” next to his name. WE need men/women of color to join the Republican Party for one major reason: their voices are needed in refuting these DEM-Tyrants….

  • Conservative Hippie

    Matthew’s says, “don’t bunch up, don’t get together, don’t crowd you’ll scare these people… if you got together with some other african americans the white guys might get scared of you?”

    What?! Where’s the media outrage at this statement? If a white republican had said this he would be crucified by the MSM. Matthews says it? No problem. Nice double standard!

    • right4us

      As Sarah Palin just said in her interview with Hannity: “If they didn’t have double standards, they’d have no standards at all.

  • Conservative Hippie

    Matthew’s says, “don’t bunch up, don’t get together, don’t crowd you’ll scare these people… if you got together with some other african americans the white guys might get scared of you?”

    What?! Where’s the media outrage at this statement? If a white republican had said this he would be crucified by the MSM. Matthews says it? No problem. Nice double standard!

  • http://twitter.com/TJexcite Trevor Johansen

    What a great way to celebrate MLK day.

    Judge people not by the content of character but by the color of skin. Walk thought life with brown color glasses on. but that is SOP for Tingles.

  • Anonymous

    Chris Matthews and his antiquated view of black Republicans . . . . . .

    3:33

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/OUNFNNK4VWVNQZWD743RKW5UYM jonathon b

    his laughing it off and answer is why he’s not the chairman anymore. i would have said”stop with your BS ‘when did you stop beating your wife’ type of questions!”

  • Whipplejohn82

    Chris showed is ignorance again….he’s always bringing up race and I’m beginning to think he has a problem with a color blind society.

  • Anonymous

    “Has Matthews forgot that it was the Republican Party that lead the way on the Civil Rights Act?”

    Edit me if you want, but you do realize how absolutely ridiculous you sound saying this, right? You’re familiar with the whole history of Southern politics, right? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solid_South

    Let’s make one thing very obvious here – partisan politics in the US always been geographically motivated. The civil war wasn’t fought between the Democrats and the Republicans, it was fought between the Union and the Confederacy – who just happened to be very very conveniently divided by a certain line that Thomas Pynchon would later write a 800 page novel about.
    Why else would the Electoral map ultimately go from looking like this:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election,_1860
    to this:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election,_2008

    So, right now the Republican pretty much dominates the Southern white vote – yes? Also, Fifty or so years ago, Southern whites were the ones lynching people and brutalizing the civil rights protesters, yes? I mean, it certainly wasn’t northern whites – of course we have had (and still have) our own racial issues, many of them profoundly regrettable – but we hadn’t been segregated for about a hundred years and the passage of the civil rights act was going to have literally zero impact on our day to day lives. And it wasn’t Southern blacks, since they were the ones being brutalized and arrested.. so that leaves Southern whites.

    Whether you like it or not, the people who were seen as pushing the civil rights act fall into two categories:

    1) The Democratic President (keep in mind that the only states that HADN’T voted for Johnson that year were Goldwater’s home state and the Bible Belt states, which did not bode well.)
    2) “Liberal Northern Elitists” (both Republicans and Democrats)

    Then, immediately following the passage of the civil rights act, the south, who had supported the Democrats consistently pretty much since the 1840s, became disenchanted with their party, because they felt that the party was no longer representing their interests, since both the President and the Democrats in the North had aligned on the side of passage for the Civil Rights act.

    Here’s the breakdown by party and region for both houses, just to illustrate the point.

    House Vote:

    * Southern Democrats: 7–87 (7%–93%)
    * Southern Republicans: 0–10 (0%–100%)
    * Northern Democrats: 145-9 (94%–6%)
    * Northern Republicans: 138-24 (85%–15%)

    Senate Vote:

    * Southern Democrats: 1–20 (5%–95%)
    * Southern Republicans: 0–1 (0%–100%)
    * Northern Democrats: 45-1 (98%–2%)
    * Northern Republicans: 27-5 (84%–16%)

    This chart is profound for a few reasons:
    1) Look at how few Republicans there are in the South – and not a single one of them voted in favor of the Civil Rights act.
    2) In the North, Democrats were actually more likely to vote for the act than Republicans.
    3) Southern Democrats, in terms of percentages, were slightly more inclined to vote for the act than Southern Republicans (although this is statistically insignificant since there are far fewer Southern Republicans than there are Southern Democrats).
    Following the vote, a few things happened:
    1) Southern Democrats felt utterly betrayed by the party and saw it has having given up its heart to “northern elitists” and an “oppressive federal government” (sound familiar?)
    2) The Republicans (and the party has since admitted that this is the case) realized that they could capitalize on this newfound Southern discontent with the Democrats and adopted the “Southern Strategy” which essentially said: screw black people; the politically winning strategy is in scaring white people to vote for us.
    3) Southern Democrats like Strom Thurmond who had previously sparred with the Democratic Party in some pretty spectacular ways left the party and became Republicans. George Wallace – a former Southern Democrat, left and formed the “American Independence Party”
    4) The Electoral map began to shift as the Republicans first gained traction in the south and then lost it in the north while the Democrats gained more traction in the North to make up for it. This was briefly interrupted by Jimmy Carter, as he was able to woo the South by the fact that he himself was a Southerner and an Evangelical, but their honeymoon was over pretty soon after the election, leading to the massive refudiation (I do admit that as far as neologisms go, that’s not a bad one. I’m still working on spreading the word “splenderful”) at the hands of ol’ Ronnie just 4 years later, until by the late 90s the South had become as reliable a Republican vote as it had once been a Democratic vote.
    So why is this important?
    Because the primary heirs to the legacy of this country’s most depressing track record on civil rights is the contemporary Republican party, not the Democratic party. Yes, we couldn’t have done it without you guys, but those all those Republicans did was cooperate with the opposition party along strict geographical lines, and when the Republicans decided to co-opt the South’s struggle, most of the Northern liberal Republicans were booted out of the party and became today’s Democrats.

    So yeah, the oft-repeated claim that the Republican Party as it exists today is the party that pushed for civil rights is stultifyingly idiotic.
    Also, I think it’s adorable that the people who are now Southern Republicans today have utterly and totally forgotten which side of the debate they were on back when civil rights was being legislated.

    P.S. Another term you could use for people who championed the civil rights cause would be “progressives” and another term for the people who opposed it might be “conservatives.”

    • Anonymous

      I’m not sure where you got this account of history and statistics but it is incorrect….wait….let me rephrase….it does not, in the least, reflect my understanding of the historical facts. Unfortunately I do not have the time at the moment to give you “my understanding” but will return later and provide them for your consideration.
      V/R
      GED

      • Anonymous

        Which part? The documented vote counts, the documented adoption of the “Southern Strategy”, the clearly documented record of Southern whites against civil rights or the documented changes in the electoral map in the wake of the passage of civil rights? I believe President Johnson is reported to have said “We (the Democrats) have lost the South for a generation.”

        Or do I just have it all wrong and has it, in fact, been Northeastern liberals who fought tooth and nail against integration in the South? Was it Northeastern liberals who rewrote Southern states’ constitutions so as to disenfranchise black voters to the point that when the voting rights act was passed the states that required federal preclearance before changing any aspect of their election codes so as to prove that the change wasn’t designed to disenfranchise people due to the fact that they had under 50% of the voting-age population voting in previous elections were the bible belt states + TX, AZ, VA, and AK? When a black male was accused of rape or murder down in Oklahoma or wherever, did Northeastern liberals get in their buggies/cars and drive down to the state in question so they could lynch him despite the objections of Southern whites?

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    • KeninMontana

      I believe Scoop is talking about the filibuster in the Senate, carried out by a group of Senators,18 Democrats and 1 Republican ( all Southern, but no one here ever denied that they were from the South) lasted 54 days until it was broken by a group of 4 Senators,2 Republicans and 2 Democrats ( one of the Democrats was Sen Mike Mansfield of Montana,not even close to being a liberal as they are today and like JFK would most likely would stand zero chance today of winning a Dem nomination or primary) Given the political make up of the filibusters and the group of 4 that were responsible for breaking the filibuster, Scoop is more correct than you give him credit for. By the way the info on the filibuster is from the same source you posted. In closing using your definitions only two of the four Senators could possibly be portrayed as “Northern Elites” as Mansfield and Kuchel were from Montana and California respectively,Western States.

  • Anonymous

    Matthews epitomizes the racism of the left. A basic tenet of progressiveism is identity politics. Dividing people into groups based on race, gender, sexual preference, or nationality, (usually to the detriment of said group) is one of the lefts primary political tools. This country will never get beyond race until the democrat party and people like Matthews, Olby, Schultz, Sharpton, Madison, S Miller, and the list goes on….no longer have a vice at the national level. Democrats and the main stream media are and always have been racist. Hopefully more are waking up to that fact.

  • Fred Smith

    “That was the most offensive, condescending, ignorant question any racist has ever asked me.” Was the correct answer to that question.

  • Fred Smith

    “That was the most offensive, condescending, ignorant question any racist has ever asked me.” Was the correct answer to that question.

  • Maryjochris

    Tingles is a royal DB….Im so glad he’s on the other side.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FRAOPO3PP2EK7WG3E2YS3MSK5U Star Spankled

    …and steele let that stand ? he didn’t set it straight ?

  • http://twitter.com/mplm21 Mplm21