Postelection Meltdown: Mary Matalin vs. Van Jones


(The Root) — The meltdowns by many Republicans after the re-election of President Barack Obama have been quite a sight. From Donald Trump demanding a revolution to Karl Rove explaining that Obama demonized his opposition by calling them un-American, the rewriting of history started as soon as the election's writing was on the wall.

One particularly magical meltdown happened on CNN when Republican strategist Mary Matalin and Rebuild the Dream President Van Jones were discussing what comes next after the election. Check out the clip here:

To say that this was simply a case of being a sore loser would be a tremendous understatement. Matalin lost her ever-loving mind and basically responded to Jones like a spoiled brat. The level of disrespect that radiates off of her is astounding and yet not surprising at all. Could you possibly imagine Van Jones speaking to her in the same manner and not having the right-wing media setting him on fire?


The Republican Party can't imagine a world in which they might be wrong. It's why they love to talk about America and taking it back. It's why they have no problem calling those who disagree with their ideology un-American. They believe the rest of us are twisted, idiotic moochers who seek only to destroy their society — as if they own the very fabric that is America. They will cry, yell and place blame any and everywhere else they can.

However, America isn't being taken away or destroyed. America is doing what America is supposed to do: reflect the beliefs of its population. And America's population has a lot of pesky people of color, gays and women who all have a say in how things work.

Problematic, I know.

Elon James White is a writer and satirist and host of the award-winning video and radio series This Week in Blackness. Listen Monday to Thursday at 1:30 p.m. EST at TWIB.FM and watch at TV.TWIB.ME/LIVE. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Tumblr.