MSNBC on Thursday again featured Ron Reagan to trade on the legacy of
his father, trashing the Republican Party as a "haven for bigots." The
liberal son of the former president appeared on Hardball to slime the GOP and Mitt Romney for discriminating against gays.
Matthews tossed Reagan a softball, complimenting his "Republican family" for not discriminating against gays. The son of a Republican president slimed, "Since the civil rights era, the Republican Party has been a haven for bigots." [MP3 audio here .]
He added that not "all" GOP members are bigots, but the party "has provided a refuge for bigots and it has exploited their fear and anger."