Chris Matthews on Obama’s SOTU : “I forgot he was black”

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Of all the coverage of last night’s State of the Union address, the video below stands out.

Now, I’m sure Matthews will have a defence for this piece of analysis i.e. “he was so good that all the talk about Obama and race slipped my mind for that brief moment while he spoke.”  But, of course, then it came right back into focus, didn’t it?

It reminds me about what Patrick Buchanan said after Massachusetts last week:

How did Scott Brown turn that 26-point deficit into a six-point victory? By winning the white vote…

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These comments are definitely not the hallmarks of a post-racial society.

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Update: Matthews does acquit himself… somewhat.

 

Update: See also Chris Matthews: I Forgot Rod Blagojevich Was Black

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