MSNBC host Chris Matthews took to the airwaves early to promote a special episode he hosted Monday evening -- titled "Obama's America: 2010 and Beyond" -- that reflected on President Barack Obama's first two years in office.
Confused as to why all American don't proclaim support for the Obama presidency, Matthews highlighted a segment of his special which featured two older men offering conflicting views of the president's job performance. After the segment, Matthews pointed out that "older Americans," specifically "older white people still have a problem with this guy."
"That's a generalization and I'll stick with it," he said.
Later during his own broadcast, Matthews again whites of being intolerant and (insultingly) asked outgoing RNC chairman Michael Steele if blacks attending Republican conventions were told to "bunch up" because "you'll scare these people."
"Did you fear that if you got together with some other African-Americans white guys might get scared of you?" Matthews asked Steele.
"No! What are you talking about?!" a baffled Steele -- the only Republican on the panel -- asked Matthews. Steele went on to point out the success of a number of black Republicans, most recently during the midterm election of 2010. Steele concluded by saying that Republicans aren't exactly afraid of what Matthews describes as "black folk hanging together."
Matthews' unbelievable assumptions about whites and Republicans comes just days after he characterized an opponent of President Obama as a "cracker."