Matt Welch Talks Rand Paul and Melissa Harris-Perry on MSNBC


On Friday, April 12, I appeared on MSNBC's All In with host Chris Hayes, Atlantic columnist Ta-Nehesi Coates and commentator Melissa Harris-Perry to talk about the controversial appearance by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) at Howard University:  

The following morning I appeared on Harris-Perry's show, her first since drawing nationwide criticism for saying that the nation needs to "break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents, or kids belong to their families, and recognize that kids belong to whole communities." We talked about that controversy and much besides, along with a variety of other panelists. Watch it here: 

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  1. children do not belong to society they are a part of society, they belong to their parents.
    Words mean what they mean.

  2. Quite a coup that you were on Melissa Joan Hart’s Big Controversitunity Show, but your points were generally ignored on all topics but incarceration rates of juveniles. Would it have been that difficult to join in the mindless identity politics and statism?

  3. Wow, its tough to listen to Chris Hayes. I have yet to watch his show and I definately won’t now. He sounds like girls I went to college with.

    “blah blah blah…like, blah blah… like, like…” This guy speaks terribly.

    1. And the other host has a lisp.

      They’re just odd choices for show hosts. But then it’s MSNBC, which is a kind of crazy I’ll never understand.

  4. M.Lee Welch: Language matters.

    How dare you mansplain something to her, you sexist pig!

    You’re far better behaved than I am, Welch. I’d be interrupting her none-stop, demanding citations and explanations for every question-begging statement that jumped out of her mouth.

    1. Yeah but then he’d probably never get invited back on. He has to play nice in order to get the air time. Hopefully some people watching are susceptible to logic.

  5. If you think Richard`s story is nice, , four weaks-ago my mom basically also made $4739 grafting a 20 hour week in their apartment and they’re best friend’s mom`s neighbour done this for 8-months and got a cheque for over $4739 part-time on their computer. the instructions from this site http://www.wow65.com
    (Go to site and open “Home” for details)

    1. Well, I never really gave that much thought to Richard’s story. I mean, sure, it has some satisfactory bits there toward the end, but I don’t know that it merits all that much contemplation.

      Now, back in the day, we were getting checks, not those artsy-fartsy “cheques” that your generation thinks are so swell. Back then, temp-to-perm jobs would land you, oh…say, about $5117, give or take a few nickles. And, we done our grafting in 17 hour weeks for 5-months on the weaks-ago!

  6. the other host has a lisp.

    The lisp didn’t bother me nearly as much as the jumping to a different topic every thirty seconds. I hear they have treatments for ADHD, now.

  7. To be honest, I was surprised as hell to hear Hayes talking about his kid during one of my brief drive-bys.

    I assumed he was gay (NTTAWWT), but he’s just another annoying hipster knowitall.

  8. Hayes is actually much better than most MSNBC hosts (faint praise, I know)

  9. Why is making guns more expensive not racist? Isn’t it true that everything that makes it harder for poor people to do something racist? I thought that was one of these idiots founding premises.

  10. Matt Watch: give me a link to this “social contract” that I allegedly signed that allows the government to steal money from me to run government indoctrination camps (aka public schools) and police to arrest parents who don’t send their kids to said camps, or quit talking about it, because that social contract DOESN’T EXIST.

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