Chris Matthews freaks out on Reince Priebus over GOP’s ‘race card’

Boldly going where no Democrat has ever gone before, Chris Matthews cemented his status as The Boy Who Cried Racism during an MSNBC segment with RNC chair Reince Priebus this morning.

Here's video of Chris Matthews' rant just a few minutes ago. http://t.co/rCvscx1O

— Christian Heinze (@CPHeinze) August 27, 2012

Whining about Mitt Romney’s birth certificate joke, an increasingly unbalanced Matthews unleashed a torrent of blather:

It is an embarrassment to your party to play that card. This stuff about getting rid of the work requirement for welfare is dishonest…. and you are playing that little ethnic card there. You can play your games and giggle about it, but the fact is your side is playing that card…. It’s a race card.

It’s the GOP side that plays the race card?

It's so insulting that Chris Matthews thinks food stamps are a "race card" issue. http://t.co/aTE4PUMv

— Kemberlee Kaye (@KemberleeKaye) August 27, 2012

Do you think Matthews gets a tingle down his leg when he projects?

The tingle has become a palsy of fear. RT @ExJon: I think Chris Matthews sees it all slipping away.

— Phineas Fahrquar (@irishspy) August 27, 2012

Matthews: How dare GOP play race card against campaign that accused them of bringing back slavery http://t.co/KMdRU2ZV

— Ed Morrissey (@EdMorrissey) August 27, 2012

And evidently Matthews missed the recent MSNBC memo: no need to stop short at accusing the GOP of playing the race card. He could’ve gone all in by labeling everything Republicans do “the most despicable bigotry we can imagine.”

Farewell to missed opportunities, Chris.

Still, at this rate, Matthews will be a quivering puddle of drool before the GOP convention gets into full swing.

I like how @Reince says to Matthews (around 1:49 in) "You're loaded up". I think he meant with talking points but alcohol is just as likely.

— DrewMTips (@DrewMTips) August 27, 2012

Exactly. RT @AG_Conservative: If you think Matthews is going crazy now, just wait until Obama loses.

— the eye (@ShannonPoe) August 27, 2012

How to explain Chris Matthews? He's a Looney Tunes cartoon in which a mad scientist transplants Yosemite Sam's brain into Tweety's head.

— Josh Painter (I-TX) (@Josh_Painter) August 27, 2012

I love hearing @Reince twist Chris Matthews into emotional knots by baffling him with simple truths

— Todd Herman (@toddeherman) August 27, 2012

Chris Matthews is a sad sad little man…

— Stephen Gutowski (@StephenGutowski) August 27, 2012

It’s worth noting that Priebus remained calm in the face of Matthew’s spittle-laden meltdown.

Chairman @Reince did a great job of keeping his cool as Chris Matthews came unhinged, the race card is all they have left @joenbc #tcot

— Tejas Conservative (@TXGaryM) August 27, 2012

BuzzFeed’s Ben Smith initially called it a “shouting match,” but was immediately taken to task by followers for his BenSmithing.

@BuzzFeedBen Priebus wasn't shouting

— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) August 27, 2012

There was no shouting match. MT @BuzzFeedBen Whoa Chris Matthews vs Reince Priebus shouting match on race

— John Nolte (@NolteNC) August 27, 2012

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This afternoon, Newt Gingrich took Matthews to the woodshed for his incessant, insane race-baiting:

Newt Gingrich blames Chris Matthews for his viewers thinking that Romney’s ‘birther’ joke is racist http://t.co/GROfwgxX

— Right Scoop (@trscoop) August 27, 2012

Behold the sound thrashing:

That. Was. Glorious. Conservative Twitterers thought so, too.

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