Tom Davis says "underclass minorities" helped Obama

Salon's Joan Walsh points out that Davis' term is out of touch and inaccurate

Published November 28, 2012 11:26PM (EST)

Former Virginia congressman Tom Davis today attributed President Obama's reelection, in part, to the voter turnout of "underclass minorities."

Salon's Joan Walsh pointed out that the term "underclass" is out-of-touch and "that's not who we're talking about here," she said.

"Hardball" host Chris Matthews awkwardly defended Davis, saying, "He's a good guy, he's a good guy, Susan -- I mean Joan. Thank you, Joan Walsh, I'm just trying to help him out a little bit here, he came on the show, he's nice enough to do that -- you're always going to be here."

By Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at

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