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Tweety can be a clueless dork sometimes — well, most of the time — but once in a while he wakes up and actually says something worthwhile. Here he tears into Reince Priebus for resorting to racist dog whistling —

“You can play your games and giggle about it but the fact is your side playing that card. When you start talking about work requirements, you know what game you’re playing and everybody knows what game you’re playing. It’s a race card and yeah, if your name’s Romney, yeah you were well born, you went to prep school, yeah, brag about it. This guy has an African name and he’s got to live with it. Look who’s gone further in their life. Who was born on third base? Making fun of the guy’s birth certificate issue when it was never a real issue except for the right wing.”

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  1. c u n d gulag  •  Aug 27, 2012 @11:41 am

    God, there are days when I LOOOOOOOOVE me some Chris Matthews!

    He just did what everybody in the news business should be doing – but isn’t.

    And Mr. Brokaw, one of the reasons people hate politica, is the way people like you cover it.

    And to think,I missed this.
    I was watching Scmoe’s show for a bit this morning, and when that smarmy piece of offal, Rinsus Anrepeatus, came on, I switched to a channel with sports talk on it.
    If he were selling something, like say, used cars, WHO would buy something from a smarmy prick like that?

    I’m going to have to watch Chris’s show this afternoon. I think he was really p-o’d, and will continue to rant later on.

  2. Felicity  •  Aug 27, 2012 @12:46 pm

    I’ve heard people called weasels and I’ve finally found someone who can actually wear the label. (Even his name conjures up some lethal disease that one wouldn’t want to be in the same room with.)

    It was absolutely delightful to watch this guy squirm. I think I even heard some applause from the audience as Chris made his right-on and scathing comments. Go Chris.

  3. joanr16  •  Aug 27, 2012 @1:02 pm

    This guy has an African name and he’s got to live with it. Look who’s gone further in their life. Who was born on third base?

    Win, win and win. Of the 2012 Ann Richards “Who Has A Silver Footie?” Award!

    Rinsus Anrepeatus

    And I vote that the best riff so far on a goofball name that makes “Barack Obama” sound like the father of the founder of the D.A.R.

  4. Swami  •  Aug 27, 2012 @1:50 pm

    “Romney miss fired on the joke”…But what’s the joke?

    Therein the answer lies.

  5. Swami  •  Aug 27, 2012 @2:12 pm

    “He’s a little remote, you know?” Matthews said. “He says things like, ‘Oh, I just left the aircraft.’ What are you, a Conehead? What planet are you from? Nobody talks like that. We earthlings have a certain language. [We say] ‘I just got off the plane.'”

  6. Bill B.  •  Aug 27, 2012 @3:39 pm

    Neat tagline for DKos poster “ontheleftcoast”:
    Romney’s religion is only an issue because he’s a high priest in the Church of Mammon.

  7. joanr16  •  Aug 27, 2012 @3:40 pm

    “It just seems funny that the first joke [Romney] ever told in his life was about Obama’s birth certificate,” Matthews said.

    Snort. Also, I can’t help but notice that Rincewind Prius looks exactly like “Cooter Berger,” the hapless Bush Administration underling that Matthew Broderick played on an episode of 30 Rock.

  8. justme277  •  Aug 27, 2012 @3:40 pm

    What was most telling was the reaction of the other corespondents on the stage.They seemed to scold chris, to act ashamed of his behavior, to act if he was unhinged and had gone to far in making a real point, like he had done something wrong. I cannot even start to tell you how ashamed I am of THEIR behavior. All I can say is this country has become one very fucked up place.

  9. erinyes  •  Aug 27, 2012 @5:57 pm

    Just watching Priebus gives me the creeps;he makes up crap, then when called on it his defense is shallow.

    This whole attack on Obama reminds me of the scene from “Blazing Saddles” where the hand cart goes into the quicksand and Slim Picken’s character says something about not using the horses, “send them niggers in there!”
    That’s it folks, The Bush administration drove the truck into the swamp, then they sit on the sidelines obstructing progress and whining that the Ni@@er is going too slow in removing the wreckage.This is screwed up.
    Yestyerday on “Press the Meat”, David Gregory interviewed Jebbie; I could watch for a few seconds as Jebbie said Obama has to go because he didn’t fix the economy in three years.

  10. moonbat  •  Aug 27, 2012 @7:37 pm

    Thoroughly enjoyed Tweety finally getting his ire up.

    Another great video, a MoveOn ad featuring Robert Reich and some magic markers, explaining Romney-Ryan’s budget plan/disaster. A lot of people need to see this one.

    It’s funny to hear Priebus knock European style social welfare, when the GOP’s economic austerity plan is an echo of similar disasters inflicted upon Europe.

  11. moonbat  •  Aug 27, 2012 @7:57 pm

    Do listen to One Term More!, an AWESOME performance, adapted from a number in the show “Les Miserables,” with new lyrics laying out how bad a Republican administration would be. I hope these people sing at the DNC convention.

  12. Swami  •  Aug 27, 2012 @10:39 pm

    erinyes…Great comment! LMAO.

  13. Ziggy  •  Aug 28, 2012 @12:03 am

    Tweety done good today, he done good.

  14. Amanda  •  Aug 29, 2012 @11:29 am

    Yeah Chris Matthews when he finally snaps is always fun to watch. When he’s right, he’s right.