“This has become a kind of conventional wisdom — that the Republican Party has gone so far right, Reagan himself wouldn’t fit in.
…Ronald Reagan was an anti-government, union-busting, race-baiting, anti-abortion, anti-gay, anti-intellectual, who cut rich people’s taxes in half, had an incurable case for the military-industrial complex, and said Medicare was socialism that would destroy our freedom. Sounds to me like he would fit in just fine.
…Both sides really should stop pretending he was something other than the man most responsible for our decline.”
“Paul Ryan, who teamed up with Akin in the House to sponsor harsh anti-abortion bills, may look young and hip and new generation, with his iPod full of heavy metal jams and his cute kids. But he’s just a fresh face on a Taliban creed — the evermore antediluvian, anti-women, anti-immigrant, anti-gay conservative core. Amiable in khakis and polo shirts, Ryan is the perfect modern leader to rally medieval Republicans who believe that Adam and Eve cavorted with dinosaurs.”
“i get it now-just as the republicans have used homophobia to rally their base, fast food, which is SHIT slop and puke-takes a cue from them!”
“When mitt gives stump speech Look Behind Him!White People! Where R people of color & ethnicity?Gay men&women Theres no rm 4difference in gop”
“If ROMNEY gets elected I don’t know if i can breathe same air as Him & his Right Wing Racist Homophobic Women Hating Tea Bagger Masters
…They care nothing about the POOR The OLD The SICK The HUNGRY CHILDREN & People striving 4 a Better LIFE !”
“We should point out that when you listen to someone like Rush Limbaugh, the sort of comedy that he enjoys generally is sexist, homophobic, and racist. But they don’t have any problems with all of that.”
“I hear a lot about liberty now, from the so-called libertarians. And they say the only thing that matters in America is liberty. That’s what they say.
They say America has only one value: liberty, and economic liberty – my economic liberty. And if you stand for any other value, you’re anti-American. And they’ve taken their despicable ideology, and they’re using it as a wrecking ball – that they’ve painted red, white and blue – to smash down every good thing in America.
They want to smash down American education, but they call themselves patriots. They want to smash down America’s unions, but they call themselves patriots.
…They say they’re Patriots but they hate everybody in America who looks like us. They say they love America but they hate the people – the brown folk, and the gays, and the lesbians, the people with all these piercings and tattoos…ya’ll.”
“If you’re really anti-gay, you become a Catholic now…”
QUESTIONER: “Earlier tonight, you were talking about Nixon and the Southern Strategy and bigotry and things like that you and you said, quote, ‘If you’re really anti-gay, you become a Catholic now.’ I was wondering if you were saying that bigots become Catholic now and if you wanted to expand or apologize for that?”
MATTHEWS: “I think there are people who have chosen to convert to the Catholic faith because they don’t like the liberal positions taken by their sectarian groups. That’s a fact. So, you can write that down. No, you can write that down.”
QUESTIONER: “So, you’re saying Catholicism is drawing bigots? Is that what you’re saying?”
MATTHEWS: “I’m saying that some people who are bigoted against gay people have changed religions. Yes. You got it right.”