Chris Matthews – Gun People Are Obsessed, and Possibly Racist
According to a NewsBusters report, In a recent discussion on his show Hardball, Chris Matthews decided to demonize gun owners (again) basically saying gun owners are weird, obsessed and possibly even racist. Way to keep the discussion classy and on topic Chris.
Here is the transcript of the discussion between Matthews and guest Ron Reagan about recent NRA ads attacking Senator Joe Manchin.
MATTHEWS: You know, Ron, I know where you stand. You’ve been very strong on this. And I wan to ask you, this is a self-deliberative question: People have long-distance running mentalities, and sprint mentalities. And I think the people have been for gun safety, like you and I, have been guilty of being pretty good at the sprint. Bobby Kennedy gets shot. I wrote a letter to my congressman. Never wrote one any other time. Didn’t do any good, maybe, but I wrote the letter and then, a couple months later, I’m thinking about the Vietnam War or something like that. The gun people, they think about nothing else. And they never change their minds, never change their attitudes and never change the frickin’ subject. How do you keep an interest among normal people that keeps up with that intense, almost, well, obsession that the gun people have?
RON REAGAN: The NRA needs to be just as demonized among 90 percent of at the public, as obama is demonized among the, you know, ten percent or so of the fanatic, you know, gun buffs.
MATTHEWS: Ron, do you think there might be a soupcon of ethnic gaming in this, the pictures they put in there? Obama and Bloomberg? Maybe a soupcon, a little spoonful of throwing in the ethnic part? It might just turn off people in West Virginia. I mean, I’m just thinking what game they’re playing there?
REAGAN: Obama looked awfully dark in that picture. Didn’t he?