Hardball: Is Conservative Outcry About Michelle Obama's Speech Racist?


The conservative backlash against First Lady Michelle Obama for her unvarnished remarks about race in this country. The Hardball Roundtable discusses.

CHRIS MATTHEWS: The right wing, well, anyway, they`re alleging her speech was too racially charged. Theyv'e taken on the radio waves to express their outrage. Here it is.

LAURA INGRAHAM, RADIO HOST: This is the first lady of the United States who has reached the innacle of success in our country, her husband has, and this was a litany of victimization which is exactly what we want young African graduates of a terrific university to take away with.

RUSH LIMBAUGH, RADIO HOST: She is playing the race card, she`s doubling down on it. It is continuing to roil the culture, rile up people who ought to have different approach being made to them. It`s just sad, folks, is what it is.

MARK LEVIN, RADIO HOST: They`ve done more damage to race relations in this country since George Wallace. There, I said it, and I mean it.

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