Chris Matthews on Republicans: "Do they still count blacks as three-fifths of a vote?"

Heather Ginsberg

10/17/2013 3:15:00 PM - Heather Ginsberg

Is anyone else getting really sick of being called a racist? Well here is Chris Matthews preaching to his liberal audience on MSNBC about how awful the Republicans are...

Apparently it is now offensive for Representatives in the House to refer to themselves as 'we, the American people'. Isn't it their responsibility to represent the American people in their respective districts? And aren't they themselves, American people?

Matthews then went on to associate the tea party and the rest of the GOP with the Three-Fifths compromise and the birther conspiracy theory.

“Do they still count blacks as three-fifths, three-fifths of a vote?” he continued. “Is that the way they count it? Because seriously — why do you say ‘we, the American people’ when the president keeps getting re-elected? You keep saying ‘we don’t like him, we don’t like him.’ How does that work? Who voted for him? So there is this ‘we’ I am very worried about — we’re more American than the rest so we should get a higher weighing of who ‘we’ are? I think it’s dangerous. And it goes with the birther stuff and all the rest of it.”

These comments are completely off base and out of left field. It is clear that at this point Matthews is losing the battle and has nothing else to talk about. Quit grasping at straws!