Matthews: GOP Desires Ruling Class of ‘White Men of Property’

by Eliana Johnson

Chris Matthews wondered aloud tonight – on national television – why “the Romney folks feel that this is their country to rule.” (They do?) He posited an answer: Republicans, said Matthews, rally behind the thinking of the Founding Fathers. That’s bad, because they believed in a “ruling class” that consists of “white men of property.”

We’re here in the 21st century with a group of Americans that still rally to the thinking of the Founding Fathers. The caveats, the exceptions to the equality, the very limited notion of who is to be included in the ruling of the country, white men of property. I don’t know how many people say this or openly think about it this way anymore, but why do, why did the Romney folks feel that this is their country to rule?

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