So I watched Chris Matthews turn into a foaming-at-the-mouth, rabid dog, screaming racism, because Republicans have referred to President Obama as the "Food Stamp President". And because Republicans have mentioned that maybe, President Obama has weakened the bi-partisan victory of welfare reform. I'm still scratching my head.
I don't understand how you accuse someone of racism, when they never injected race. It wasn't Republicans who said "they're gonna put y'all back in chains". They stated a fact. Under this President more people are on food stamps than have ever been on food stamps in the history of the country. He is, by all facts, the Food Stamp President. What does that have to do with race?
The only answer I can come up with, is that Chris Matthews believes that most of the food stamp recipients are.... black. This isn't something the Republicans have said. It's not something that President has said. it's something Chris Matthews has said. Who's the racist? Where is the outrage?
I remember back in the 2008 election, I was told, with no facts to back it up, that I wouldn't vote for Barck Obama, because I was scared of putting a "darkie in the whitehouse". This was coming from a liberal democrat. All I could think was no conservative that I knew would EVER use the term "darkie' and yet, this person used it like it was nothing. Who's the racist?
The idea espoused by Democrats, that Black People can't succeed without the help of the government, that Women can't succeed without the help of the government (Julia anyone?), to me, is the height of both racism and sexism. Liberal pundits scream racism over food stamps, and no one sees how racist their view is? They are the ones assuming that food stamps=black, not conservatives.
Where is the outrage?