This story is proof that Chris Matthews’ famous tingle has damaged his brain and turned him into a paranoid conspiracy theorist.
As a guest on Andrea Mitchell Reports yesterday, Chris Matthews accused Newt Gingrich of sending out a racist code to the “white, male” audience at the Myrtle Beach debate on Monday night. He followed up by saying that Rick Perry’s statement that South Carolina was “at war” with the federal government was also sending out “racist” signals as well as signals about secession and nullification.
Matthews proof of Gingrich’s racist attack? During his now famous exchange with Fox News’ Juan Williams the former Speaker of the House called Mr. Williams the “J Word.” That’s right, Newt Gingrich called Juan Williams…..JUAN. According to Matthews it is racist to call someone named Juan by their first name.
There were interesting aspects to that, wasn’t there some applause when he called him Juan? I mean it’s an interesting thing here. I mean, I once, it’s very clever — I mean Newt is a very smart guy. He knows how to play an audience.
There was a wonderful exchange between George Herbert Walker Bush and Pete DuPont one time where he answered a question to him and he said, “Let me help you with that one, Pierre.”
Now it is his name, and Juan is his name, but there’s an interesting way it’s used and to personalize it, and Juan Williams has a lot of guts getting in front of that audience that’s conservative white in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and asking a question which is a reasonable question.
[T]his is going to get very, you know, very ethnic, very racial, it’s going to get very hot.
And I think you saw it there in that audience there the other night. And I think it’s going to be bad. I don’t like it. And I think we’re looking for signs of coaxing people back to their sort of tribal attitudes. You know, and how it’s done and that use of the name Juan, the way he does it. You can’t argue these things. You either see it or you don’t. It’s just the way he did that.I sensed a little applause when he said “Let me help you,” when he answered the Juan question.
Well, we know what’s going on. And everybody knows what’s going on. And to argue with it, the problem with arguing it is, the people who don’t hear it don’t want to hear it, or they hear it and don’t want to admit it.
You can’t argue a person into it. You can’t say to a person that’s code, because the people that don’t want to hear that it’s code will say that it’s not and the people who clearly hear that it’s code will. It’s not something that you can argue with a person.(Transcript From Newsbusters, read their take by clicking here)
Chris (is calling him Chris, bigoted?) Mr. Matthews is suffering from some paranoid delusions, this is even worse than when he accused Israelis of hating Obama because he is Black. The only explanation for his fall into insanity is that tingle down his leg, caused by President Obama has somehow damaged Chris Matthews’ brain function. No sane person could ever make the comments he presented yesterday.