While You Were Sleep!! >> Chris Matthews: Blacks, people in Mozambique and Jamaica thank me for playing the race card

During the online-only “Overtime” segment of Bill Maher’s Friday night “Real Time” program on HBO, a viewer asked MSNBC “Hardball” host Chris Matthews whether his willingness to accuse others of racism has ever gotten him into trouble.

“Chris Matthews, are you taking heat for willing to call a comment racist sometimes, before anyone else has raised the issue?” Maher said, reading the viewer-submitted question. Because politicians sometimes rely on “the racial divide” to “get votes,” Matthews claimed, he has a duty to call out racism wherever he sees it.

“Everybody I’ve met who’s African-American has come up to me, about six inches away from me and very personally said, ‘thank you,’” Matthews said. “I met some people in Mozambique. I met some people in Jamaica. It is an international reality, and everybody feels it on that side of the racial divide, and it’s disgusting that white people to whom the dog whistle is aimed, refuse to acknowledge it, is there. It’s been part of our politics. We thought it was gone. It’s back and it’s being used to get votes.”

Via The Daily Caller

Wayne Dupree

Wayne Dupree is owner and founder of WayneDupree.com. He was named to the 2017 Newsmax’s 50 Most Influential African-American Republicans. He served in the USAF between 1987-1995. He saw time in Operation Desert Storm/Shield and is the father of three. He is the host of the Wayne Dupree Show.

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