On Friday night’s episode of Real Time with Bill Maher, panelist Chris Matthews renewed his accusations against Republicans of racist campaigning, in a confrontation with right-wing radio host Roger Hedgecock
“There’s a gentleman’s agreement out there about covering up this racist game that your side has been playing this whole campaign,” Matthews told Hedgecock. “Why do you talk about welfare? Why does Newt [Gingrich] talk about the ‘food stamp president’? Why does it keep going to this old town again, this dog-whistle stuff.”
When Hedgecock, a former mayor of San Diego, California, responded that Republicans are concerned that President Barack Obama’s “redistribution” of wealth is creating a dependent class, Matthews denounced the fact that the GOP continues to have a problem with Obama, despite his own making his way up from limited means. He then accused Hedgecock and other party members of simply not liking Obama.
“[Senate Minority Leader] Mitch McConnell was against him the first day he was in office,” Matthews said, before ultimately concluding that the GOP “will never quit.”
Matthews’ argument with Hedgecock, posted Friday night by Mediaite, can be seen below
Pelosi slaps Trump with a backhanded compliment: ‘He’s a great distractor — that’s what this is about’
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Wednesday accused President Donald Trump of making a racist attack on four U.S. congresswomen to distract from failures in his administration.
At a press conference, Pelosi told the reporters that lawmakers were "gentle" in condemning only Trump's tweets as "racist" in a recent vote.
"We weren't saying he is racist," she explained. "We were saying that the words that he used were racist."
"We all know the argument that could be made against us in terms of our philosophy, in terms of our priorities and the rest," Pelosi said. "And the president knows there are arguments that could be made against him and, therefore, he wants to distract from them."
Talk show host absolutely destroys Trump-loving caller: ‘You’re on national radio having your pants pulled down!’
A British talk show host completely flummoxed a caller who warned that four Democratic congresswomen attacked by President Donald Trump were trying to create a socialist country.
The caller, who identified himself as Stuart, called the representatives "left-wing extremists" who were trying to "change American politics from within," and LBC host James O'Brien pointed out that was what Trump promised he would do as president.
Stuart claimed Trump was restoring American capitalism after it was destroyed by Barack Obama, and O'Brien reminded the caller that a record streak economic expansion had begun well before the current president was in office -- which he flatly rejected.
Trump flag ignites turmoil in gated California community
A gated community in California has been engulfed in controversy after a woman displayed a Trump 2020 flag during a parade, reports CBS13.
The woman's mother, Elizabeth Wilder, says her daughter was treated unfairly when she unfurled the flag.
“She was booed in the parade for having that flag,” Wilder told the station.
The family insists it's a violation of the First Amendment. "Considering that it was the Fourth of July, and we were celebrating liberty, my daughter chose to fly the flag with the president’s name on it,” Wilder said.