Appearing on MSNBC's 'Morning Joe,' MSNBC host Chris Matthews claimed that Republican candidate Mitt Romney was playing the “race card” with birther jokes and lies about Pres. Obama ending work requirements for welfare (video below).
Matthews said: “That cheap shot about ‘I don’t have a problem with my birth certificate’ was awful. It is an embarrassment to your party to play that card.”
“This stuff about getting rid of the work requirement for welfare is dishonest, everyone has pointed out that it’s dishonest. And you are playing that little ethnic card there. You can play your games and giggle about it, but the fact is, your side is playing that card. You start talking about work requirements, you know what game you’re playing, everybody knows what game you’re playing. It’s a race card.”
“And this thing about birthers, yeah, if your name’s Romney, you were well born, you went to prep school, you can brag about it. And this [Barack Obama] guy, he’s got an African name, he’s got to live with it. … This is absurdity! Making fun of this guy’s birth certificate issue when it was never a real issue, except on the right wing.”