Wednesday, April 2, 2008

For anyone who thinks we don't have a prob with race anymore in this country, Jesus Christ.

On Hardball, discussing Sen. Barack Obama's bowling performance at a campaign stop, Chris Matthews said to MSNBC political analyst Michelle Bernard, "You know, Michelle -- and this gets very ethnic, but the fact that he's good at basketball doesn't surprise anybody, but the fact that he's that terrible at bowling does make you wonder." While showing the video of Obama's bowling, Matthews asserted, "[I]t isn't the most macho form there."

Via Media Matters.


Melissa Silva said...

Although not a Hillary supporter, on Meet the Press last Sunday, in discussing Hillary the words used were 'venomous and bitter'. If someone did a study of the adjectives attached to Obama and Hillary during this primary, we could learn a lot about race and gender politics in America.

Melissa Silva said...

vomitorium=excellent word. Let's start a trend so folks are using that as slang. Then if it ends up in the OED, for etymology, they can put 2008 Democratic Primary.

T.G.C. said...

You said it, man.

It would be very instructive to compile a list of the adjectives used to describe all three candidates.