In a short but oh-so-sweet exchange this afternoon on “Hardball,” Chris “Tingles” Matthews got his quivering leg handed to him by none other than Newt Gingrich. After ludicrously claiming that it’s Republicans who obsessively play the race card, Matthews was cruisin’ for a bruisin’. And boy, did he get one.
— Mick Hettrick (@mickhettrick) August 27, 2012
Conservatives got thrills of their own watching Gingrich take Matthews to the woodshed:
— Kyle (@kyleraccio) August 27, 2012
— Ai-Everything (@AiPolitics) August 27, 2012
Newt Gingrich schooled CHRIS MATTHEWS on @msnbc THE OBAMA channel.
— Larry Williamson (@larrywitness) August 27, 2012
Exactly the question to ask liberals. Newt Gingrich asks Chris Matthews, ‘What kind of racist thinking do you have?’ http://t.co/691BjtQX
— Mary Evans (@granmary7235) August 27, 2012
— Ivan Garcia-Hidalgo (@IvanGH) August 27, 2012
— dan bear (@whufflepuppy) August 27, 2012
— Jen Kuznicki (@jen5309) August 27, 2012
— David Limbaugh (@DavidLimbaugh) August 27, 2012
— David Henry (@imau2fan) August 27, 2012
@Newt_Gingrich Great job putting that self-projecting racist Christ Matthews back in his place and telling him like it is! Bravo sir!
— rita (@ritamalika) August 27, 2012
— preciseBlogs (@preciseBlogs) August 27, 2012
— Cindy Cooper (@CindyCoops) August 27, 2012
— Sean O (@Sean_for_3) August 27, 2012
— Jay Riley (@jayriley) August 27, 2012
Newt Gingrich: Chris Matthews is the only dude around here acting like a racist. http://t.co/nOgfUFik And a jackass, and a hack, and a…
— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) August 27, 2012
After watching this video, I might have to switch back to my Newt avi ==> http://t.co/6ZthtgoY
— Jenn Taylor (@JennQPublic) August 27, 2012
Of course, a few people inevitably couldn’t process Matthews’ complete stupefaction:
Gingrich can't find way out of box. He's hating his interview & can't twist words enough. Chris Matthews is enjoying it.
— Kleyton Cooper (@kleytoncooper) August 27, 2012
@TPM when did Chris matthews decide to raise hell? I'm loving this angry tweety look. Gingrich is making a fool of himself.
— Steve Lubot (@fenwaysteve) August 27, 2012
Chris Matthews absolutely filleting Newt Gingrich. This is hilarious
— Lizzy (@Lizzy_Nielsen) August 27, 2012
“Filleting”? Was she watching the same interview we were? Dream on, honey. Matthews got pwned.
And such masterful pwnage is worthy of a masterful hashtag game. Enter #ThingsChrisMatthewsThinksAreRacist:
#ThingsChrisMatthewsThinksAreRacist chocolate labs
— Greg Pollowitz (@GPollowitz) August 27, 2012
#ThingsChrisMatthewsThinksAreRacist Eskimo Pies. Who insults a culture by saying it puts a pie on a stick?
— Razor (@hale_razor) August 27, 2012
#ThingsChrisMatthewsThinksAreRacist Driver's licenses
— Kyle (@kyleraccio) August 27, 2012
#ThingsChrisMatthewsThinksAreRacist Math. Duh.
— Ken Gardner (@kesgardner) August 27, 2012
— Marybeth (@MBGlenn) August 27, 2012
#ThingsChrisMatthewsThinksAreRacist Enjoying a "White Christmas"
— Bella Pelosi (@BellaPelosi) August 27, 2012
#ThingsChrisMatthewsThinksAreRacist Himself bcuz he's white, which somehow gives him more credibility to do the same to other whites. WTF?
— Shaughn (@Shaughn_A) August 27, 2012
#ThingsChrisMatthewsThinksAreRacist Miracle Whip
— NOT Jimi Hendrix (@jimithoughts) August 27, 2012
#ThingsChrisMatthewsThinksAreRacist anyone who doesn't enjoy spike lee movies
— Jared Gebhardt (@JaredGebhardt) August 27, 2012
#ThingsChrisMatthewsThinksAreRacist mentioning the fact that Robert "Sheets" Byrd was not only a Klansman but a ranking Official.
— Furrystoat (@Furrystoat) August 27, 2012
#ThingsChrisMatthewsThinksAreRacist the content of someone's character
— CRASHR (@CRASHR_me) August 27, 2012
So, everything. That just about covers it!