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    Why is Chris Matthews portraying Obama as “The Other”?

    Why is Chris Matthews portraying Obama as “The Other”?

    How often have we heard that portraying Obama as out of touch with the American people constitutes a racially tinged and undertoned use of Otherness?

    Just the other day Rick Perry was accused of invoking Otherness when he said Obama had been privileged:

    Rick Perry, seeking to paint  President Obama with an “otherness” brush from most Americans, described  him in terms that aren’t usually used to describe him: “Privileged.”

    So what to make of this brutal takedown of Obama by none other than Chris Matthews (who by the way had called on Obama to release his birth certificate).

    If this isn’t an attempt to use Otherness, then what is? (h/t Verum Serum):

    I don’t have a sense that he’s ever had a meeting.  I hear stories that you will not believe, not a single phone call since the last election.  They don’t call, he never calls, that’s the message.  Members of Congress, I keep asking, when did you hear from him last?  He doesn’t like their company.


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    Errrrr, MikA – dang typos.

    Why should Obama call anyone? He’s given them their orders. The only call should be when someone calls to let him know that his will has been done, and ask for more orders.

    Ah, but Chrissy admits it: “Why are we in this fight with him?” “Give us orders” MSDNC and Chrissy are as in the tank as ever.

    It is rather sickening. “Give us orders” – that’s the difference between us and them, him and me.

    mbabbitt | November 20, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    I just saw how other commenters noticed that “Give us orders” remark. I had just pointed this out to a family member. So weird. This is what frightens me about the Left. And Chris Matthews is a media guy at MSNBC. I was imagining if I could see a Bill O’Reilly saying this seriously – or a Sean Hannity or a Rush Limbaugh. I couldn’t. I could imagine the latter two strongly supporting a candidate but this “awaiting orders” type remark is beyond the pale. Now this is something scary but true.

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