Apparently, Monday, Aug. 27, was opening day for Hysterical Liberal Sanctimony About Imagined Republican Racism. During this first round, The New York Times, The Atlantic and the TV networks each put in a splendid showing.
I'd need a book to cover it all. HOLD ON! I HAVE ONE -- Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obamaavailable in fine bookstores near you Sept. 25, 2012.
Today, we will focus on the outstanding individual performance of the man who, since the departure of Contessa Brewer, is widely regarded by his colleagues as the stupidest on-air personality at MSNBC. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Chris Matthews.
Appearing on "Morning Joe," Matthews exploded at Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus, alleging that Mitt Romney's harmless birth certificate joke from a few days earlier was a "cheap shot," "awful," and an example of the Republicans playing "that card."
(Discussing his hometown roots while campaigning in Michigan, Romney had cited the local hospitals where he and his wife were born, adding, "No one's ever asked to see my birth certificate.")
Even the liberals on the show were perplexed. Asked to clarify whether he considered the birth certificate joke "playing the race card," Matthews angrily said: "Yeah, there's no doubt he did with his birth certificate. No doubt. Why would he bring it up? Why would he say, 'I have no problem with my birth certificate'? What's that supposed to say?"