• Chris Matthews to Black Actor: Does Congressional Black Caucus Need to ‘Crack the Whip’?

    Progressives incessantly make racists comments and yet Republicans are scapegoated as racists. Here is yet another example.

    Chris Matthews suggested that the Congressional Black Caucus needs to “crack the whip” in  America’s inner-city black communities on Thursday night’s edition of Hardball.

    Matthews asked actor Gbenga Akinnagbe, best known for his role on HBO’s The Wire, why black Democratic politicians had so little to show for their years of loyalty to the party.

    “Well, what do you think of local politicians in the black community. Do you think they put the pressure on the majority in the country? Do they use their clout? There’s an awful lot of members of the African-American and Black Caucus in the D.C. and federal government,” Chris Matthews said,  “and I just wonder, do they crack the whip enough? Do they make sure that people listen to them, you know, as a deal. If you want to be part of the majority that wins elections, you’ve got to help us.”

    Even if  Matthews’ remarks were made with no bigoted intent, he regularly attributes the most malicious of intentions to Republicans.  A Republican suggesting that the CBC “crack the whip” at the black community would be fired from MSNBC, if MSNBC actually employed any Republicans.

    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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