It all began with Rachel Maddow asking why Romney might be “reversing himself” from positions he took during the primary season and whether this could affect his support from the conservative base. Matthews was quick to dismiss this and in doing so, once again, made the election an issue of race.
Regarding conservatives, Matthews said, “I think they hate Obama. They want him out of the White House more than they want to destroy Al Qaeda. Their number one enemy in the world right now, on the right, is their hatred, hatred for Obama.
“And we can go into that about the white working class in the South and looking at these numbers we’re getting the last couple days about racial hatred in many cases… this isn’t about being a better President, they want to get rid of this President.”
Matthews’ “racial hatred” comments did not even come a half hour after the debate had ended.
Not content to just play the race card Matthews also hit Romney for his tough talk toward Iran.
“Any jackass can talk about bombing Iran, but they never talk about the consequences,” Matthews said.
What Matthews fails to understand is that conservative voters are supporting Romney because he is not Obama. This support does not originate in the color of each candidate’s skin, but instead in the foundations of their beliefs and the promises that they have made throughout the campaign.
MSNBC’s repeated claims that racism is playing a role in this election is beyond the lowest level of politics.