MSNBC’s Chris Matthews is famously known for saying President Barack Obama once sent a “thrill” up his leg, and on Wednesday the TV host continued to pile on the praise in a very animated way.
Reacting to Obama’s inspiring address commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic “Dream” speech, Matthews bizarrely argued that Obama is “everything the white conservative should have designed” as the “perfect African-American president.”
“This will sound partisan – to hell with it,” Matthews began. “The speech the president gave today is an example of why there is no credibility to his right-wing critics. He is a moderate, he is a pro-American guy, a patriotic guy, who preaches over and over again unity among the various groups in this country. He never preaches division.”
He also said Obama promoted personal responsibility in his speech. “He is everything a white conservative should applaud!”
“Look how he grew up, how he educated himself, how he always did the right thing and stayed clean as a whistle his whole life and raised his beautiful family,” Matthews continued, getting increasingly angry and animated. “Everything that white conservatives say is perfect! And he is perfect by their standards and still trash him as some kind of left-wing socialist who somehow doesn’t belong in the presidency.”
In a very bizarre statement, he then claimed Obama is “everything the white conservative should have designed and said ‘our perfect African-American president.’”
“That’s if they ever wanted there to be a black president of the United States. That’s if,” he added. “What does this guy have to do to win the approval of the right-wing white guy out there.”
“Is that too strong? I’m sorry, it is,” he concluded.