Chris Matthews: Calling Juan Williams Juan is Code Racism

Posted: Jan 18, 2012 11:38 AM

During the GOP primary debate hosted by Fox News in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on Monday, the exchange between Newt Gingrich and Juan Williams about poverty stole the show. Now, MSNBC's Chris Matthews in an attempt to distract away from the fact that more people have been put on food stamps under President Obama than any other president in history, he's pulling the predictable race card.

"Well we know what's going on, everybody knows what's going on. The problem with arguing with it is that the people that 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 with 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 is code will say it's not and the people who clearly hear that it's code will. It's not something you can argue with a person. There were intersting aspects, wasn't there some applause when he called him Juan? I mean it's an interesting thing here."

Yes, calling someone by their first name is so interesting, Chris. According to Matthews, calling someone by their first name is "code." Good thing we didn't use that during WWII.

"Now it is his name and Juan is his name but it's an interesting way it is used an to personalize it and Juan Williams has a lot of guts getting up in front of that audience that's a conservative white audience in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina."

"You can argue whether janitorial means black or not."

Janitorial: adj. version of janitor, definition: a person employed in an apartment house, office building, school, etc., to clean the public areas, remove garbage, and do minor repairs; caretaker.

On the food stamp front, the way "Iowa is too white" Andrea Mitchell tries to pin more people than ever being on food stamps to Congress instead of Barack Obama's failed economic policies is pathetic. How long are we going to hear from liberals that "we are in the worst recession since the Great Depression," before we can say, "Yes, we are and your guy isn't doing anything to make things better." How long can liberals use that excuse to defend Obama instead of fixing the problem?