Dem. Rep. to MSNBC: Ted Cruz’s ‘Nigerian scammer’ joke appeals to ‘backward’ GOP racists

CartwrightIf a Republican says hello, someone at MSNBC will claim it’s racist.

While responding to a joke Sen. Ted Cruz told about the Obamacare website, Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Penn., falsely claimed it appealed to “backward” racists in the GOP base, Mediaite reported.

According to Mediaite:

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On Tuesday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) joked that the problem-plagued HealthCare.Gov website was designed by notoriously unscrupulous “Nigerian email scammers.” Reacting to that quote, Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-PA) said that jokes like this appeal to the “fairly backward people” in the Republican Party’s base who believe that President Barack Obama “is from Africa.”

Cartwright wasn’t finished, however, and implied that Cruz’s joke was part of a grand conservative plot.

“I think they have to cringe when they hear what you quoted Senator Cruz saying at the top of the show,” he said.

“I wonder how much off-the-cuff that really was, and how calculated it was to appeal to Senator Cruz’s base,” which, he claimed, include a number of people who “believe that the president is from Africa,” a not-so-subtle dig at those dubbed “birthers.”

“Why is it that they continue to exploit the implicit racial passions that are deeply embedded in this country, as opposed to playing to the higher road where we can all come together?” asked Michael Eric Dyson, who filled in for the bombastic Ed Schultz.

“Well, I don’t know that they’re doing that,” Cartwright said. “I will say that I suspect it.”

He continued to insult Cruz’s constituents, which includes the entire state of Texas.

“There are a lot of fairly backward people that are a part of the base of people like Senator Cruz and comments like that are right up their ally,” he added.

This is par for the course at MSNBC, the outlet dubbed the official network of insane liberal hate.  For some time, MSNBC has been fomenting violence against conservatives, but the network has gone over the top with heated rhetoric intended to inflame angry liberals.

It’s enough to make one think MSNBC really wants a second civil war in America.





Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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