In Europe in the old days, kings had court jesters to supply amusement and entertainment.
Alas, those days are no more but Chris Matthews somehow missed the e-mail about that. God bless him! For what would America be without Matthews the Clown’s “I feel a thrill up my leg” and other silly utterances?
Scott Whitlock of Media Research Center reports on January 17, 2011:
Appearing on MSNBC, Monday, to promote his new special on Barack Obama, Chris Matthews attacked “older white people” for still holding bigoted feelings against the first African American President.
Lavishing praise on younger Americans, he added, “And I think that’s a generalization and I’ll stick with it. I think younger people do not see race as an obstacle.” He then touted the “non-judgmental” attitude of Obama voters, fawning, “In fact, they say [race is] irrelevant and don’t even notice it, whereas older people notice it all the time.”
If “older white people” are focused on race, Matthews could certainly be one of them. On January 27, 2010, after Obama’s State of the Union address, he oddly alerted, “You know, I forgot he was black tonight for an hour…I was watching, I said, ‘Wait a minute. He’s an African-American guy in front of a bunch of other white people, and there he is, President of the United States, and we’ve completely forgotten that tonight.'” [MP3 audio here.]
Umm, let’s see….
Chris Matthews was born on December 17, 1945, which makes him 65 years old.
He is pasty white, as you can see from this pic…
Even better, here he is in full corpulent pastiness, captured by our brilliant political artist Bob Keyser!
CAUTION: Spew Alert! and Eye Bleach Alert!!!
An impartial observer would say Chris Matthews himself is an older white guy.
Maybe there really is something to what some psychologists say about the Left: White liberals are consumed with a self-hatred that stems from their misplaced sense of guilt about blacks and other racial minorities. That kind of irrational self-hatred most certainly is a form of mental illness.
H/t beloved fellow May!