MSNBC’s Chris Matthews recently interviewed North Carolina Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) when he let go with this rhetorical grenade.
“Why are they trying to screw the black voter, to put it bluntly? Is it because they don`t like blacks or because they don`t like Democrats?”
Is Chris Matthews the most disgusting man in the media? Maybe…
CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST: Think Ebola. Let`s play Hardball. Good evening. I`m Chris Matthews in Washington. The nurse`s name is Nina Pham. She took care of America`s first Ebola case, and now she`s the second. And the man-made virus called voter suppression. This weekend in North Carolina, I asked Kay Hagan whether Republicans are out to cut the Democratic vote or simply screw the black vote. Here`s her answer.
MATTHEWS: So is this based on racial — racism or on partisanship? Why are they trying to screw the black voter, to put it bluntly? Is it because they don`t like blacks or because they don`t like Democrats?
KAY HAGAN: You know, I think they are trying to suppress Democratic turnout.
MATTHEWS: So it`s partisan.
HAGAN: It`s quite simple.
MATTHEWS: African-Americans think that they`re being targeted because they`re African-Americans, not because they`re Democrats.
HAGAN: Well, you know, I tend to agree with them.
MATTHEWS: So it’s both.