Woe unto any Republican who tries to pull a fast one on Chris Matthews.
The Hardball host challenged RNC Chairman Reince Preibus
after then-presidential candidate Mitt Romney joked about President
Obama’s birth certificate. A charged-up Matthews accused Republicans of
sending out dog-whistle racial messages to their base through comments
about welfare, food stamps, and the president’s birthplace.
“I have to call you out on this,” Matthews said during the Morning Joe
segment. “It is an embarrassment to your party, to play that card.
This stuff about getting rid of the work requirement for welfare is
dishonest, everyone has pointed out it’s dishonest. And you are playing
that little ethnic card there, and you can play your games and giggle
about it but the fact is, your side is playing that card.”
That was just the beginning.