MSNBC’s Chris Matthews had some thoughts he wanted to share Thursday about remarks Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) made earlier today in which he said Republican Party’s brand “sucks” and that the GOP has been doing a “crappy job” reaching out the African-Americans. And he also compared the Republicans to Domino’s Pizza.
“He’s obviously a very intelligent guy with a lot of philosophical reading behind him and he sounds like a 14-year-old,” Matthews said of Paul. “What is all this language about, crapping this and crapping that, and pizza-pie crust?”
On the other side of things, former RNC chairman Michael Steele “applauded” Paul for what he hoped was the beginning of a “Sister Souljah moment” for the GOP when it comes to minority outreach.
Meanwhile, Salon’s Joan Walsh had a different idea about what Paul was up to with his language. “With the ‘sucks’ and the Domino’s and the ‘crappy,’ he’s trying to reach young people,” she said. “And young people are a better target for the Republican Party than African-Americans.”
“I want to make one last reference to Domino’s, which is the pro-life pizza, as we know” Matthews said at the end of the segment. “I just want to say, Domino’s comes in 30 minutes. When is the new Republican Party arriving?”
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