Hardball with Chris Matthews, 3/29/13, 5:58 PM ET

Matthews: The Republican platform seems to have outlawed evolution

Chris Matthews shares his thoughts on the Republican Party’s lack of interest in evolving, especially when it comes to voting rights.

The Republican platform seems to have outlawed evolution

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Let me finish tonight with this.

The nasty tricks keep coming. You know, I’d like to think when we spotlight a problem that those causing the problem would stop.

When it comes to Republicans messing with voter laws to smother the black vote, that’s been a case of hope triumphing over instinct. The instinct of some GOP legislators is to sit around in state capitals thinking up ways to win statewide elections by shrinking what they call the “urban vote.”

Well, you get the idea. They get the idea. The black community gets the idea. And we end up all on the same page.

If Reince Priebus doesn’t like this stuff why does he let it go on? He doesn’t like his people using bad words, so why does he put up with them trying to deny people their right to vote? It’s a good question, isn’t it?

Let’s hope. Maybe Mr. Priebus will “evolve.” Then, again, I think the Republican platform has outlawed evolution.

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The Republican platform seems to have outlawed evolution

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