Panelists on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” were having a discussion about Donald Sterling being banned from involvement in the NBA for life, and Mike Barnicle said the following:

Partial transcript:

“You can’t ban racism for life. And it’s endemic in our culture. No matter how many times we say we’re gonna have a conversation about race, we never have that conversation.”

“Never have that conversation” about racism? Mike Barnicle must not watch MSNBC either.

Judging from this video, with regard to MSNBC, that’s all they talk about:

Classic!

As Bill Clinton might say, it depends on what your definition of “never” is.

Never change, MSNBC!

  • Ghee!

    MSNBC… meh.

  • Fire and Adjust!

    Kind of hard to have “that” conversation when over half of the participants just scream “racist” or “Uncle Tom” the entire time…………….

    • Ryan Schneider.

      We never have a RATIONAL discussion on race. Or rather, they don’t, but the jargon is supposed to be about everyone; it’s divisive to separate the intelligent from the bubble heads after all.

      • johnt

        Funny thing is, it was Obama who spent twenty years in a roaring racist church, and lied about it. I guess some racism is allowable.

  • AT

    Hey, MSNBC – why do Conservatives/Tea Party/Fox News often side against Obama and his policies?

    • Ghee!

      ^^^^ race baiter!

      • AT

        Seriously though? I’d love to know how they’d answer that question if shrieking “RACISM!” wasn’t an available option.

        • Ghee!

          That is why they shriek it, because they can’t answer it.

  • DG

    You know why race and racism is still a relevant issue in America? Because Liberals can’t let it go and want it to be.

    • Ghee!

      “because liberals.”

      FIXT

      • DG

        “because Obama”

        FIXT again.

        • aztectrumpet

          No “because liberals” is better. It’s used with Obama “because liberals” just like it has been used my whole life.

  • Mary Mommy Happy 2016!

    To work at or contribute to MSNBC, one has to 1) hate anybody that disagrees with the liberal agenda, 2) suffer from white guilt, 3) forget journalistic standards, and 4)be a race baiter.

    • Fire and Adjust!

      You could have just stated item number one and still been just as accurate and descriptive……..

    • Ghee!

      5) drink a few ounces of crazy every morning.

      • Humanary Stew

        6)Be miserable and great at projection.

      • QueenB

        7) with a chaser of a gallon of tequila

      • CO2 Producer

        8) Like turtles.

        • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

          9) Be willing to wear feminine hygiene products to accessorize your wardrobe.

          • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

            “How do I loon thee, let me count the ways . . . “

      • mdtljt

        Waitaholdit…a little crazy tastes good…batsh!t liberal crazy tastes like…well…batsh!t….

    • Jake Bradford

      Also 5) despise yourself

  • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

    They really believe this crap they say.

    • Ghee!

      Can you even imagine sitting in on a production meeting before doing the show? The level of insanity has to be pi x infinity squared when the msnbc dolts are trying to set the agenda for each show…

      “hey, I’m going to wear tampons on my ears, whatcha think?”
      “great idea, go for it!”

      • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

        There is no sane person that would ever EVER think to wear tampons from their ears. It’s just beyond weird and gross.

        • Ryan Schneider.

          …”no sane person..” yes. Point?

      • pinkelephant22

        HaHa!! I’ve pondered over that myself!

  • CO2 Producer

    Matthews: “…And I’m a white guy…” Oh, we know, Chris. Of that, there is no doubt.

    “…Purveyor of deep-fried racism…” Mm mm mm. I now have a name for my potential blog.

    • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

      I like it.

      • CO2 Producer

        Everything is better deep-fried.

        • Ghee!

          deep fried zombies…. mmmmm!

          • CO2 Producer

            No shortage of that these days.

        • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

          Absolutely! mmm mmmm good.

        • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

          “You know I like my chicken fried…cold beer on a Friday night, pair of jeans that fit just right…”

          • Ghee!

            ZB!

          • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

            They were at the Houston rodeo this year and I couldn’t make it! Ugh.

          • pinkelephant22

            I wasn’t able to make it that day either & was quite ticked about it! What area of H-town are you in?

          • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

            By the evil plants and refineries. You?

          • pinkelephant22

            Ahh…Stink-a-dena / Deer Park?

            I’m in Spring/The Woodlands.

          • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

            Yup, Deer Park. Nice up there where you are but I couldn’t handle that traffic every day. Yuck. I also teach dancing out in Sugar Land. But my main job is over here with the gas and oil peeps.

          • Humanary Stew

            Send me some free gas then.;)

          • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

            LOL I wish!

          • Humanary Stew

            You can’t hook a friend up?

          • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

            Would if I could but hell we pay more for gas in this area because our gas here is taxed with additional EPA tax for polllutin.

          • Humanary Stew

            What is the price right now there?

          • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

            $3.50 ….I know, cheaper than a lot of places, but that’s 10 cents higher than if you drive 15 miles down the road.

          • Humanary Stew

            Definitely cheaper than it is here in Michigan. It is about $3.70 here but recently has gone up to $ 3.89. The state tax per gallon is over 25 cents a gallon.

          • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

            Yeh, but we make it across the street….no shipping cost! LOL

          • pinkelephant22

            I hear you. It’s rather traffic jammy out here. We have a lot of lifelong friends in Deer Park and LaPorte.

          • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

            It’s a nice little area. I just moved back to Texas after about 25 years away….I couldn’t believe how much Pasadena had gone downhill though.

          • pinkelephant22

            Yeah – a lot of residents in Pasadena seemed to have moved further north to the Humble/Kingwood area over the years.

          • GaryTheBrave

            There’s an oxymoron. Humble, Texas. Just like Liberal, Kansas, and Normal, Illinois, are oxymorons. 😉

          • DeeDee

            West side. Love me some houston.

          • DeeDee

            Mom jeans?

          • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

            Never….only ever hunky sexy man jeans

  • QueenB

    “Never” meaning, unless you admit that all white republicans/conservatives are raging racists, we have not had the conversation.

  • iconoclast

    So the only racism that matters is racism from “whites”?

    • Ghee!

      only whites can be racist.

      • iconoclast

        Because only “whites” have power, got it. Double-think is hard, mmmkayyy?

  • Jake Bradford

    Well they’ve never had the conversation about liberal and black racism…..to be SURE.

  • Finrod Felagund

    It hasn’t been a conversation, it’s been a never-ending lecture by the people most guilty of it.

  • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

    You can not have a conversation with someone who is shrilly yelling at you, calling you names.

  • Tugger – ✓unamused

    I can’t really comment on this since I refuse to watch any of the video that comes from MSNBC. :-)

    • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

      Racist.

      • Tugger – ✓unamused

        Thank you.

        By all the current definitions of racism I (and everybody else) am a racist.

        • DG

          My liberal next door neighbor arrived home a little while ago while I was in my back yard. When she got out of her car, I said “Howdy” and asked her what she thought of the new Benghazi e-mail revelation (yes, baiting her…….I’m evil that way) and her response was something like “You teabaggers can’t let anything go, can you? You just hate the fact a proud black man is President and are hell bent on ruining his reputation.”

          I told her her cankles were showing.

          • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

            You have got to be a blonde, because that was just evil. LOL and a high five!

          • DG

            Nope. Black hair.

            Well, more salt and pepper these days.

          • DG

            If you knew her you would understand. She’s a liberal/hippie type. Caught her planting flowers one day in a tank top……she has more bushy hair under her arms than I do. She also has one of those stupid ‘Coexist’ bumper stickers on her car with all the religious signs in place of letters.

            We’re just the bestest of friends.

          • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

            Ok seriously…what is it with the arm pit hair….if it’s cultural, I can get that….but just to “spite” being a woman????? I don’t get it!

          • Finrod Felagund

            Ask her why she hates the truth.

          • DG

            Don’t have to ask her. I already know. She hates the truth because it upsets her Liberal world of Unicorns and Rainbows and Leprechauns and Pots of Gold.

          • snakebit

            @DamascusGate “I told her her cankles were showing.”

            Hillary wasn’t wearing her usual pantsuit?

  • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

    Liberals all remind me of the old adage around law schools:

    If the law is on your side, pound the law; if the facts are on your side, pound the facts; if neither, pound the table.

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Pound the other litigant, more like…

  • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

    FFS just shut up!

  • PeterP

    And CNN never talks about the missing Malaysian plane.

  • Super Marsupial

    translation: we desperately need more ways to inject race into EVERY aspect of EVERYTHING…..racist clouds!

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    “We never have a conversation about race.”

    Well, not an open, honest, frank, and candid one, at any rate. Nope– anyone who wants to discuss race is quickly informed as to what the rules are; “You angry blacks will speak one way, you craven whites will speak another, it doesn’t matter what you Asians say because a liberal can make fun of you with impunity if it’s ‘satire’, and you indigenous tribal people will talk all spiritual about the Great Spirit and the Happy Hunting Ground and nothing else.”

    And we are all expected to do our respective buck dances, shuckin’-‘n’-jivin’, smilin’ all up in the boss-man’s face lest the Massa think we deserves a whuppin’ for bein’ uppity. We sho’nuff loves it the way it is right now, ‘coz we never changes it!

    GTFOH with all that noise!. Barnicle, I’m-a be Jack Nicholson to your Tom Cruise– “You can’t handle a REAL discussion on race!”

    • LegalizeShemp

      That was well worth the price of admission, thanks !

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    To be fair, there is some truth to that. A conversation suggests an exchange of ideas and a meaningful debate. And no one could ever accuse MSNBC of being home to “an exchange of ideas and a meaningful debate.” Instead, a race-baiting nitwit will just accuse anyone who disagrees with Obama of being a racist and the other bobble-heads on-camera just shake their heads in agreement.

  • Jack Deth

    Some topics are just too ridiculous to embrace.

    Some questions are just too stupid to answer.

    Yet, they are always posited by a bed wetting, crybaby liberal.

  • Pat Arnold

    I guess MSNBC took their lead from Obama’s “I never said anything about a red line in Syria” comments

  • ReeFungorio

    I love the fact that several of those quoted (and you’ll hear it on MSNBC a lot if you’re listening for it) that call it “American” racism. Is racism different if practiced in Canada or Mexico? Just more fodder for the idea that what liberals really despise is a successful America.

    • The Demon Slick

      That way no one notices that Obama is commenting on Sterling from Malaysia, a country where he would not by law be allowed to hold a government job because of his race.

    • alanstorm

      Apparently, you are not aware that the US is the epitome of evil, the standard by which all other evil is judges.

  • lainer51

    I guess they mean SINCE Missy Harry-Perry made fun of the Romney’s adoped black grandchild.

  • Despiser_of_Libs

    Democrats lost America’s first Civil War because they enslaved Black people. Democrats are going to lose America’s second Civil War because they attempted to enslave everyone else…

  • LegalizeShemp

    Don’t forget to “start a national dialogue” also, you left wing media clowns never fail to use that one either. (it means look at a situation and propose more handout programs with higher taxes to pay for them). How about this for a conversation? Stop race baiting and treat people as equally as possible regardless of race? Nope, doesn’t get ratings like racial strife, so that’s not an option for the media.

  • Seriously?

    This video is…racist?

  • chrissy

    Racism again. Yawn.

  • johnt

    And you wonder if they’re nuts? This is what happens when you deinstitutionalize mental patients, some walk the streets, others become leftists and work at MSNBC and other swamps and sewers of the left.

  • http://libertynews.com/author/velvethammer Velvet Hammer
  • Eleanor Baldwin

    Well, it hasn’t been a TRUE conversation, as only ONE SIDE gets to speak !

  • Conserv_58

    Since the illegal fraud was placed in our White House America has been subjected to the lefts hypocritical, disingenuous, non-stop, relentless lies regarding race. The leftist progressives, liberals and their legions of sycophantic zombies use the leftist radical, Saul Alynski’s tactic of race bating to take the the American public’s focus off their countless abject failures and criminal activities.

  • CVN65

    When they say “a conversation about race” what they really mean is “that conversation about race” in which the aggrieved parties of color lecture us, air their complaints and tell us how they demand we make reparations for them while the vicious melanin-challenged people sit quietly, then apologize and beg for forgiveness whilst never challenging even one assertion or solution. Yeah, that’s a big ol’ run on sentence but it’s much more eloquent in one breath.

    • World B. Free

      That’s pretty much the way it is.

  • Norm McDonald

    They don’t consider their mantra of ….”it’s Bush’s fault, and you’re a racist!” a conversation about race. Calling all who disagree with them racists….and looking for their proverbial racial “dog whistles” 24/7 apparently is also not considered a race conversation either.

  • yesIDeeClaire

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