"They've got three RCs, or two RCs- two Roman Catholics- running and a Mormon, so three cultists running, and they gotta pick one of the three cultists, as they see them."
First, this is not 1960. Surely a Boston Catholic like Matthews knows that evangelicals and other Protestants -- even in the South -- have been quite willing to vote for Catholics for president since at least that date. And given the number of Catholics who have been elected to high office in the South -- Governor, Senator, etc -- that whole "cultist" jab towards Catholics is absurd. And if 1960 didn't do it, consider that the Moral Majority and other social conservative groups have been bringing Catholics and evangelicals together to advance issues since before Ronald Reagan was elected and you see that the accusation that evangelicals have a problem with Catholics is just plain silly -- regardless of the theological divide that separates believers on both sides.
Second, we've got plenty of evidence of where the anti-Mormon bigotry lies in our political system.
Yeah, that's right -- it is among Democrats! Republicans don't have nearly the bias against voting for a Mormon that Democrats do. And if we consider that Democrats are least likely to vote for a Mormon, and that Protestants and Southerners somewhat less likely to vote for a Mormon, we can draw a conclusion that the Southerners who have a problem casting such a vote are Protestant Democrats from the South -- a group that is not predominantly white and evangelical, but that is instead African-American. But Chris Matthews wants to put the onus of bigotry on white evangelical southern Republicans -- members of groups that Matthews has long showed a bias against.
So we need to be outraged -- at Chris Matthews and the liberals who enable him to continue to spew bigotry. We need to make such hate mongering unacceptable in our society -- and we need to start with Chris Matthews, who is a life-long Democrat, a long-time staffer for Democrat politicians, and an apologist for Barack Obama and his administration since day one.