MSNBC’s Chris Matthews confronted a woman outside Centre College in Danville, Ky., the location of Thursday’s vice presidential debate, who yelled out that President Obama is a “communist” while he was interviewing people about the presidential race.
“Who said communist down here?” Matthews asked, locating the woman and asking her why she believes Obama is in fact a communist.
“All you have to do is study it out. Just study it out. And you’ll see. You haven’t done your homework, buddy,” the woman told Matthews.
“And what do I need to study?” he replied.
“He’s a communist,” she said again. “And those of us who are not voting for him know it.”
“And what do you mean by ‘communist’?” asked Matthews.
“You don’t know?” the woman asked, looking genuinely surprised.
“No, just tell me. Help me out here,” the host said.
“You don’t know?” she repeated.
“I just want to know what you mean,” Matthews added, clearly amused by the woman’s ranting.
“Oh, I know what I mean.”
“Well, help us out. You’re on national television,” Matthews went on.
Assuming the woman may be a “birther” as well, the host asked her whether she thought the president was an “American.”
“On, no…Just because he was born here doesn’t mean he thinks like us,” she explained.
“He’s a communist, buddy,” she said one more time, prompting a mix of boos and cheers from the crowd — mostly boos.
Needless to say, the woman didn’t even come close to making any kind of reasonable argument to back up her claim that Obama is actually a communist.
Watch the entire interaction via MSNBC/Mediaite here: