Chris Matthews defended his attack on RNC chief Reince Preibus on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” yesterday in which he accused the Republicans of playing the race card by saying “race was abused by white politicians in my lifetime, including Reagan…we grew up in a country where appeals to race have been awful, terrible.”
Politico: ”It is obvious that this is something I care passionately about: race was abused by white politicians in my lifetime, including Reagan. For someone to come on the program and deny that this is part of their process, I couldn’t take that,” Matthews said. “This is something I really, deeply believe in. We grew up in a country where appeals to race have been awful, terrible. This language — we are beyond this. It had to be called out.”
Well, when you have the Speaker of the House, John Boehner saying blacks and Latinos won’t come out to vote due to apathy over the economy, then they are making it about race. You see, the less blacks and Latinos who come out the vote, the better the results will be for the mainly white Republican Party. When you have a Republican saying that they want to get the majority of the white vote, then you are dealing with divisiveness on the basis of race.