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The Ku Klux Con Job Award
for Smearing Conservatives with Phony Racism Charges


Chris Matthews (74 points)

“What does your study tell you about the nature of the racial piece here of the Tea Party?...Is it sort of a resumption of the Old South, of the way things were before the Civil War, for example? Is it like that old dreamy nostalgia you get in the old movies, Gone With the Wind? Is it that kind of America they want to bring back or what? When there were no gays, where blacks were slaves, Mexicans were in Mexico? I mean, is this what they want?”

— Chris Matthews to author Christopher Parker on MSNBC’s Hardball, March 20. [MP3 Audio]


Chris Matthews (68 points)

“The problem is there are people in this country — maybe 10%, I don’t know what the number, maybe 20% on a bad day — who want this President to have an asterisk next to his name in the history books, that he really wasn’t President....They can’t stand the idea that he is President, and a piece of it is racism. Not that somebody in one racial group doesn’t like somebody in another racial group. So what? It is the sense that the white race must rule. That’s what racism is. And they can’t stand the idea that a man who is not white is President.”

— Chris Matthews appearing as a guest on MSNBC’s PoliticsNation, May 15. [MP3 Audio]

Cokie Roberts (45 points)

“You know, having grown up in the Deep South in the era of Jim Crow, the difference is dramatic. And the fact that Andy Young was Mayor of Atlanta and John Lewis is a member of Congress from Georgia, is a great testament to the fact that when you do something like pass a voting rights bill, that it makes a difference. Which is why, at the moment, what’s going on about voting rights is downright evil, because it is something that really needs to keep going forward, not backward.”

— ABC’s Cokie Roberts on This Week, August 25. [MP3 Audio]

Joy Reid (25 points)

“Didn’t we do this before? Wasn’t it called ‘indentured servitude,’ where you come, and you pay all this money out, his money out — you’re not a citizen, but you’re legally allowed to work on the farm? This sounds like indentured servitude, is what they want....It is also a very ugly, sort of, ethnic argument, that they don’t want to add more brown people to the population of the United States underlying this argument....This whole premise is so racially ugly.”

— MSNBC analyst Joy Reid, who is also managing editor of the NBC-owned, on MSNBC’s Now with Alex Wagner, July 11, reacting to suggestions Republicans might accept legal status, but not citizenship, to illegal immigrants. [MP3 Audio]
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I hesitate to call this "McCarthyism", because Joseph McCarthy, for all his personal flaws was too good a man to have his name ascribed to the favored tactic of today's Progressive Left: denying the legitimacy of conservatism by (falsely) claiming it promotes hatred of presumably disfavored groups.

McCarthy turned out to be rather more correct than not about the infiltration of communists into Hollywood and into our government. His charges were not motivated by hatred, but by patriotism.

Whereas, Chris Matthews and his ilk tend to be motivated by the hatred of patriotism. They promote the same essential transnational ideology about which Senator McCarthy warned, but which in our time has cleverly transformed itself and now operates under an assumed identity that masks its ultimate intentions by claiming that it stands for American values, when in fact, it seeks to eliminate them.   
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The Ku Klux Klan was founded as the terrorist wing of the Democrat Party.
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The Ku Klux Klan was founded as the terrorist wing of the Democrat Party.
And the Abolitionist movement overlapped the origins of the Republican Party.

But the party failed miserably defending their "brand" and let the democrats grab the blacks off the table.

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And the Abolitionist movement overlapped the origins of the Republican Party.

But the party failed miserably defending their "brand" and let the democrats grab the blacks off the table.



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The Ku Klux Klan was founded as the terrorist wing of the Democrat Party.

Well and brilliantly stated.  I will probably use that in the future WITHOUT crediting you.
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