On Wednesday night time’s ReidOut, MSNBC’s Pleasure Reid determined to double down on her toxic narrative that not solely are right-of-center Individuals unhealthy individuals, however they’re murderous terrorists. Together with a collection of like-minded visitors, Reid insisted these conspiracy theory-laden savages need to overthrow the federal government whereas having their Covid-infected kids flood colleges.
This got here after a deranged Tuesday episode that posited that Governors Greg Abbott (R-TX) and Ron DeSantis (R-FL) are purposefully killing their residents with Covid.
Reid’s A-block touched on the three yr anniversary of the lethal occasions in Charlottesville, Virginia, however the actions of these people have been shortly branded as representing the core of the American proper and the 74 million Individuals that voted for Donald Trump in 2020.
She informed Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-CA) and MSNBC contributor Malcolm Nance that the GOP’s “harboring” an “insurgency and it’s a white nationalist insurgency, let’s simply be blunt.”
After a clip smearing Tucker Carlson, Reid requested Swalwell if he “really feel[s] snug and secure working with” Republicans “who at minimal are prepared to stay with that form of fascism and white nationalism.” For the document, the Home Republican caucus was 212 (and 210 when you take out Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger).
Swalwell took the divisive and harmful route, telling viewers that the presence of individuals with an R subsequent to their identify make him really feel unsafe and that’s why he gained’t be “working with them.” He additionally went onto accuse the GOP writ giant of believing that vaccines are ineffective and thus promulgating homicide.
Reid agreed, saying the GOP “is an insurgency and is housing an insurgency” whereas the Democrats make up “a standard political occasion.”
Reid then gave the ground to Nance, who validated what conservative creator and podcast host Ben Shapiro told him on HBO, which was that the far-left partisan has a penchant for ascribing the worst doable motives to tens of thousands and thousands of right-leaning Individuals (click on “develop”):
You understand, there is a substantial portion of, you already know, the gun-slinging conservatives base that — that — that actually would not assist QAnon. Regardless that, and I mentioned this a yr in the past on this program, QAnon would — would take over the Republican ideology and it has. Regardless that they do not permit Q-shirts at Trump rallies and issues like that, the assumption within the inherent evilness of all Democrats and that there’s a worldwide cabal that should be destroyed by power of arms, that’s now commonplace all through the conservative base.
So let me prognosticate a bit of bit extra. The Republican Occasion — you already know, I used to joke that they have been vanilla ISIS, proper, all of those militia males and the whole lot on the market. They have been like ISIS. They have been like al-Qaeda within the sense that they radicalized on-line, they might meet collectively in secret they usually did all of those actions which have been very very like a terrorist, you already know — terrorist insurgency. Now I feel they’ve shifted. The Republican occasion is extra like Sinn Fein and the — the connection between Sinn Fein, the Irish Nationalist Occasion, and the Irish Republican Military — Provisional Irish Republican Military Terrorist group and — who referred to as themselves freedom fighters and insurgents. And had Individuals — American congressmen sending them cash to purchase, you already know, heavy machine weapons. These guys view themselves as this fanciful group of patriotic freedom fighters, the second coming of the Sons of Liberty. And there are various of them who’re getting ready for civil battle proper now. All of the disgrace that we tried to provide them after January 6? That is gone. There are a lot of of them proper now which are able to combat and we’re seeing politicians within the statehouses and the Capitol who’re really, you already know, pushing them subliminally to combat.
Reid saved up the hate within the B-block as she returned to the subject of faculties, utilizing the car parking zone of a busy Tennessee faculty board assembly to counsel those that oppose masks mandates and Covid restrictions are violent loons out to assault directors, lecturers, and well being care employees.
Schooling Secretary Miguel Cardona was keen to hitch on this demonization, refusing to rebut Reid’s concern that such threats exist from “people who find themselves prepared to get violent over masks mandates.”
Reid requested Cardona if there’s a method to offer monetary and bodily safety to lecturers seeing as how they know what’s finest for college students. In response, Cardona framed the conduct of DeSantis and people dad and mom as “harmful” (click on “develop”)
REID: I imply, is — and I do not know if there even is, it is only a real query I do not know, is there something that the federal authorities, the Division of Schooling can do, to offer for the truth that we now should probably have safety for lecturers who need to have their college students masked, for varsity directors, and in addition monetary safety? As a result of within the state of Florida, the governor is threatening to dock the pay of people that do not make some huge cash, lecturers and directors, just because they need to preserve children alive. Can the federal authorities do something?
CARDONA: That is actually including insult to harm. We — we’ve got insurance policies which are being applied now that aren’t secure for college students. So sure, we’re working carefully with all — all states, however specifically with Florida, we’re having conversations about what we are able to do to be sure that, primary, our college students have entry to secure studying environments, that educators are given the chance to do what they do finest. Let’s let our superintendents do their jobs. They know what to do. It is powerful sufficient reopening colleges throughout a pandemic they usually should not should have their salaries threatened or take care of repercussions of constructing the precise choices. Sadly, have a look at the info. Have a look at the info. We’re speaking concerning the charges in Florida going up. It is harmful and we need to be sure that our colleges are reopened for our college students and that folks really feel assured sending their kids to highschool. They’ve been by sufficient already.
The MSNBC charlatan wasn’t carried out as she argued with out proof (debunked here by the Every day Caller’s Andrew Kerr) that schoolchildren have been at risk of dying from Covid if anti-mask mandate dad and mom get their method and ship their Covid-infected children to highschool:
[T]listed below are children, to start with, too younger to get vaccinated. After which there are additionally children who’ve pre-existing situations who may die from covid. And there are screaming, generally violent dad and mom saying they need no masks mandates they usually need to have the ability to ship unmasked, probably contagious children to highschool…[D]o you’re feeling that American public colleges at this level are secure with these individuals on the market?
As soon as Cardona concluded by arguing that “the rights of…college students are being violated” by DeSantis and the like, Reid reiterated her perception that right-leaning dad and mom don’t care what occurs to kids: “[T]hese children have rights too, or at the very least they need to. It will be good if each events cared about them equally.”
Reid’s continued caricature of right-leaning Individuals as murderous terrorists who now need to kill America’s schoolchildren with the coronavirus was made doable because of the endorsement of advertisers corresponding to 4imprint, Ensure, Farmers Insurance, and Liberty Mutual. Observe the hyperlinks to see their contact data on the MRC’s Conservatives Struggle Again web page.
To see the related MSNBC transcript from August 11, click on here.