"That cheap shot about 'I don't have a problem with my birth certificate' was awful.
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 funny that the first joke he (Romney) ever told a joke in his life was about Obama's Birth Certificate.
~ MSNBC host Chris Matthews speaking to RNC President Reince Priebus on Morning Joe
From Huffington Post:
Later when Priebus alleged that Obama was looking at European policies for guidance, Matthews lost it again.
"Where do you get this from?" Matthews shouted. "This is insane." He charged that Priebus was "playing that card again."
"Let's just work on tone," Brzezinski said. "Chris, let him answer the question," Scarborough said.
"I'm not going to get into a shouting match with Chris so you guys can move on," Priebus said. "Because you're losing, that's why," Matthews said. "Garbage, garbage," Priebus muttered.
"It's your garbage," Matthews fired back.
More Via Politico
“I think Obama’s policies have created a sense that, for whatever reason, he’s looking guidance as far as health care is concerned, as far as our spending is concerned, as far as these stimulus packages are concerned, that he’s looking to Europe for guidance,” said Priebus on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” at the start of what would become a heated back and forth.
“What? Where do you get this from? That’s insane,” responded Matthews. “You mean the fact that every president we’ve had has tried to offset the economic cycle with stimulus going the other direction is somehow European?”
“We’ve got to get the debt under control,” said Priebus.
“What does that have to do with Europe and this foreignization of the government. You’re doing it now. Saying that he’s influenced by foreign influences?” said Matthews.
Transcript Via Think Progress
PRIEBUS: But I think Obama’s policies have created a sense that for whatever reason, he’s looking to guidance [from Europe] as far as health care is concerned, as far as our spending is concerned …
MATTHEWS: What? Where do you get this from? This is insane! You mean the Keynesian fiscal policy — you mean the fact that every president we’ve had has tried to offset the economic cycle with stimulus going the other direction is somehow European? … What’s this got to do with Europe and this foreignization of the guy? You’re doing it now! Saying he’s influenced by foreign influences? You’re playing that card again. What’s this European thing of yours? What are you up to with this constant that he’s not really domestic?
PRIEBUS: You don’t think the take-over of our health care system called Obamacare is a problem for most Americans?
MATTHEWS: Let me tell you some history, sir. Teddy Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt pushed for that, Truman pushed for that, were they all under the influence of Europe? Where do you get this from?
PRIEBUS: I’m not going to get into a shouting match with Chris, so you guys can just move on.
MATTHEWS: Because you’re losing, that’s why.
PRIEBUS: No, I’m not losing.
Sparks are flying in Tampa ... Chris Matthews to GOP chair: 'You are playing that ethnic card' leanforward.msnbc.com/_news/2012/08/…— msnbc (@msnbc) August 27, 2012
Who watched Chris Matthews eviscerate Reince Priebus on morning Joe— Tom Colicchio (@tomcolicchio) August 27, 2012
The inimitable— Alex Wagner (@alexwagner) August 27, 2012
@hardball_chris just called Romney "the Orkin Man."
— Tommy J (@TeamBBN) August 27, 2012
@reince Probably don't go back on Chris Matthews' show.You have to be more subtle about your campaign of racism.
I love how Republicans pretend to be totally hurt that people think Mitt Romney is playing race card. "Who, us?!" buzzfeed.com/dorsey/chris-m…— Russell Schaffer (@RussOnPolitics) August 27, 2012
Chris at his best! Chris Matthews Accuses Reince Priebus, GOP Of Playing Race Card: 'It's Your Garbage' mediaite.com/a/ynxhc— Art Matusow (@amatusow) August 27, 2012
Chris Matthews deserves a Statue, jewel encrusted, no, a Shrine ;) WATCH! Chris Matthews And Reince Priebus buzzfeed.com/dorsey/chris-m…— Micheal Stinson (@Symbolman) August 27, 2012
Hurricane Chris Matthews. bit.ly/PjBfvT— kaysteiger (@kaysteiger) August 27, 2012
Somewhere Michael Steele is laughing about Priebus getting a beatdown from Chris Matthews.— LiberalPhenom (@LiberalPhenom) August 27, 2012