March 6, 2016

Why anyone puts this woman in front of a camera in the first place is beyond me. Here's what happens when someone dares to tell the truth about Republicans and their use of racist dog whistles in front of the likes of Lady McCheney, Mary Matalin.

All I can say is that the Detroit Free Press' Stephen Henderson treated her a lot more politely than I would have if the woman had told me that she wanted to choke me for pointing what anyone with a functioning brain has known about Republicans for decades on end now.

Here's the exchange from this Sunday's Meet the Press, where host Chuck Todd once again proved himself to be about as useful as a potted plant:

STEPHEN HENDERSON: There's also a substantive credibility problem here. I mean, you have Republicans saying, "Trump is not one of us." And yet, a lot of the things that he's saying are said in coded language by other Republicans. I wrote a column last week about Paul Ryan, for instance, saying, "This is not a party that preys on people's prejudices."

And yet, you can think of lots of examples of Republicans doing exactly that, going back to Ronald Reagan, giving a states' rights speech in Neshoba County, Mississippi, in 1980. This goes on all the time in coded ways. Trump is saying some of these things more explicitly. And that makes them, you know, it makes you uncomfortable too--

MARY MATALIN: No, it doesn't make me uncomfortable, it just makes me want to choke you (LAUGHTER) because it's ridiculous and it's the creation of Trump. Because conservatives do not consider themselves bigots or homophobes or misogynists, okay? What Cruz won at CPAC, and he won overwhelmingly, he is expanding the electorate by bringing like-minded libertarians, young people. Trump is expanding the electorate by getting people who are sick of being called bigots, because they want to secure the border. This is not a race race, okay? Let's not go there.

STEPHEN HENDERSON: I think it is. I mean, I think there's no question that what he is doing is appealing to race. And Republicans have done that for a long time.

h/t Media Matters

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