Chris Matthews on Obama: I Forgot He Was Black!

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The State of the Union address by President Barack Obama Wednesday provided plenty of sound bites, but MSNBC's Chris Matthews probably had the night's best.

Or at least the most discussed.

"I forgot he was black tonight for an hour," said Matthews, to which puzzled people across the country reacted somewhere along the lines of [crickets] or "lol wut."

Taken in context, Matthews meant it as praise for Obama as a uniter, a "post-racial" president who has "brought us so far." Still, not the best word choice, Chris.

"I think he's done something wonderful," Matthews later explained. "I think he's taken us beyond black and white in our politics, wonderfully so, in just a year."

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