As much as I am a fan of MSNBC programming and Chris Matthews infamous rants against Mitt Romney and Reince Priebus. This morning on MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ Matthews went on a rant talking about how Mitt Romney’s “joke” concerning birth certificates was basically the Mitt Romney and the GOP playing the race card. Matthews went as far as to say Romney is playing the race card.
On Friday at a rally in Michigan, Romney said the following:
“No one’s ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know that this is the place where both of us were born and raised.”
Romney claims this was his attempt at humor and this morning Reince Priebus (Who I think is a prick!) backed up that story and said the president has even joked about his birth certificate.
Was this an attempt at humor for Mitt Romney?
What Romney did there was make an attempt to play up that Birther part of the base. In playing to that part of the base Romney is playing with fire, its fire that John McCain was unwilling to play with back in 2008. I commend Matthews for doing what most host and definitely not Joe Scarborough and that is call Priebus on his BS. When Priebus said that President Obama was looking to Europe for guidance when it came to health care and spending, Scarborough would have never called Priebus on that. I wonder if Priebus would say the same thing about Bush 43?
In the video you can see how uncomfortable the rest of the panelist were; because Chris Matthews wears his politics on his sleeve he couldn’t help himself but go on this rant. What we saw in Matthews was built of frustration of the past 4 years, it will be interesting to see if there will be any blowback from MSNBC Execs. Matthew could have probably avoided all this if he stayed away from mentioning the “race card”; he would have been fine if he made the argument that Romney should stay away from birther jokes and the likes of Donald Trump and condemn that part of the Republican Party. Unfortunately once he gets going there is not much stopping him…
In all honesty I did enjoy watching Reince Priebus squirm a bit; ever since he took over as head of th RNC I have not liked his style in handling the media, who am I kidding??? I think the guy is a dick!!!
***Video courtesy of loudmothcha44 YouTube Channel***
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