By DYLAN BYERS |
8/27/12 8:46 PM EDT
TAMPA — In an emotional interview with POLITICO tonight, MSNBC host Chris Matthews defended his spirited attack against RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, in which he alleged that the Republican party was guilty of playing the race card against President Barack Obama.
“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.”
On today’s edition of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Matthews told Priebus that Republican attacks on President Obama’s welfare stance, as well as Mitt Romney‘s remark about his birth certificate, were evidence that the Republican party was playing “that little ethnic card… the race card,” and called it an embarrassment to the party.
Matthews criticism, leveled with a remarkable emotional intensity, visibly rankled the show’s co-hosts, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski. RNC spokesman Sean Spicer called it “outlandish.” Priebus called it “garbage,” and later charged Matthews with trying to be “the biggest jerk in the room.” In an interview with Matthews Monday evening, Newt Gingrichcharged Matthews with racism. FULL ARTICLE
IN GOP PRIMARY NEWT GINGRICH WON SOUTH CAROLINA BY FANNING THE FLAMES OF THE STATES HERITAGE OF RACISM AND RACIAL HATRED. NOTE: SOUTH CAROLINA STARTED THE CIVIL WAR OVER STATE’S “RIGHT TO KEEP FORCED AFRICAN IMMIGRANTS AS SLAVES.
Mitt, blacks and Latinos are not fools!
Post-Racial Politics Ain’t Here Yet!
Trusting God‘s steadfast love…
“But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence.”
Cornelia “Corrie” ten Boom (1892-1983) was a Dutch Christianwhose family members helped many Jews escape the Nazi Holocaust during World War II, eventually leading to her imprisonment in a concentration camp where many of her family members perished.
On trusting God even in dire circumstances, Corrie once said,”I remember one occasion when I was very discouraged. Everything around us (in the concentration camp) was dark, and there was darkness in my heart. I remember telling (my sister) Betsie that I thought God had forgotten us.”
Betsie, who later died in that camp, disagreed, reminding Corrie of God’s word: “For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is His steadfast love toward those who fear Him.”
“There is an ocean of God’s love available,” said Corrie,”…plenty for everyone. May God grant you never to doubt that victorious love – whatever the circumstances.”
Prayer: Dear Lord, I trust you. I feel confidence and hope knowing that you have positive plans for my life, and that, even in my darkest moments, you are there. Amen.
Reflection: What circumstances have caused you to doubt God? How much do you trust him today?
FULL QUOTE FROM THE HOUR OF POWER