On Wednesday evening’s ReidOut, MSNBC’s Pleasure Reid determined to double down on her toxic narrative that not solely are right-of-center People unhealthy folks, however they’re murderous terrorists. Together with a collection of like-minded company, Reid insisted these conspiracy theory-laden savages wish 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 People that voted for Donald Trump in 2020.
She instructed 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 keen to stay with that type 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 massive 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 celebration.”
Reid then gave the ground to Nance, who validated what conservative writer 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 hundreds of thousands of right-leaning People (click on “increase”):
You recognize, there is a substantial portion of, you recognize, the gun-slinging conservatives base that — that — that basically does not assist QAnon. Though, and I stated this a yr in the past on this program, QAnon would — would take over the Republican ideology and it has. Though 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 pressure of arms, that’s now commonplace all through the conservative base.
So let me prognosticate a bit of bit extra. The Republican Social gathering — you recognize, I used to joke that they have been vanilla ISIS, proper, all of those militia males and every little thing 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 similar to a terrorist, you recognize — terrorist insurgency. Now I believe they’ve shifted. The Republican celebration is extra like Sinn Fein and the — the connection between Sinn Fein, the Irish Nationalist Social gathering, and the Irish Republican Military — Provisional Irish Republican Military Terrorist group and — who known as themselves freedom fighters and insurgents. And had People — American congressmen sending them cash to purchase, you recognize, 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 a lot of of them who’re getting ready for civil battle proper now. All of the disgrace that we tried to offer them after January 6? That is gone. There are numerous of them proper now which might be able to battle and we’re seeing politicians within the statehouses and the Capitol who’re truly, you recognize, pushing them subliminally to battle.
Reid saved up the hate within the B-block as she returned to the subject of colleges, 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 keen to get violent over masks mandates.”
Reid requested Cardona if there’s a approach to supply 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 mother and father as “harmful” (click on “increase”)
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 supply for the truth that we now should doubtlessly have safety for lecturers who wish to have their college students masked, for college directors, and likewise 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 wish to maintain children alive. Can the federal authorities do something?
CARDONA: That is actually including insult to harm. We — now we have insurance policies which might be 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 will 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 robust sufficient reopening colleges throughout a pandemic they usually should not should have their salaries threatened or cope with repercussions of creating the precise selections. Sadly, take a look at the information. Have a look at the information. We’re speaking in regards to the charges in Florida going up. It is harmful and we wish to be sure that our colleges are reopened for our college students and that oldsters really feel assured sending their kids to high school. They’ve been via sufficient already.
The MSNBC charlatan wasn’t executed as she argued with out proof (debunked here by the Each day Caller’s Andrew Kerr) that schoolchildren have been in peril of dying from Covid if anti-mask mandate mother and father get their approach and ship their Covid-infected children to high school:
[T]listed below are children, to begin with, too younger to get vaccinated. After which there are additionally children who’ve pre-existing circumstances who may die from covid. And there are screaming, typically violent mother and father saying they need no masks mandates they usually need to have the ability to ship unmasked, doubtlessly contagious children to high school…[D]o you’re feeling that American public colleges at this level are secure with these folks 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 mother and father don’t care what occurs to kids: “[T]hese children have rights too, or at the very least they need to. It might be good if each events cared about them equally.”
Reid’s continued caricature of right-leaning People as murderous terrorists who now wish to kill America’s schoolchildren with the coronavirus was made doable because of the endorsement of advertisers akin to 4imprint, Ensure, Farmers Insurance, and Liberty Mutual. Observe the hyperlinks to see their contact info on the MRC’s Conservatives Combat Again web page.
To see the related MSNBC transcript from August 11, click on here.