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 sequence of like-minded visitors, Reid insisted these conspiracy theory-laden savages wish to overthrow the federal government whereas having their Covid-infected kids flood faculties.
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 protected working with” Republicans “who at minimal are prepared to stay with that type of fascism and white nationalism.” For the document, the Home Republican caucus was 212 (and 210 if you happen to 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 title make him really feel unsafe and that’s why he received’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 celebration.”
Reid then gave the ground to Nance, who validated what conservative creator and podcast host Ben Shapiro informed him on HBO, which was that the far-left partisan has a penchant for ascribing the worst potential motives to tens of tens of millions of right-leaning Individuals (click on “develop”):
You already know, there is a substantial portion of, you recognize, the gun-slinging conservatives base that — that — that actually 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 idea within the inherent evilness of all Democrats and that there’s a worldwide cabal that have to be destroyed by power of arms, that’s now normal all through the conservative base. So let me prognosticate a bit bit extra. The Republican Get together — you recognize, I used to joke that they have been vanilla ISIS, proper, all of those militia males and all the things on the market. They have been like ISIS. They have been like al-Qaeda within the sense that they radicalized on-line, they’d meet collectively in secret they usually did all of those actions which have been very very like a terrorist, you recognize — terrorist insurgency. Now I feel they’ve shifted. The Republican celebration is extra like Shin Fein and the — the connection between Shin Fein, the Irish Nationalist Get together, 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 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 various of them who’re making ready for civil battle proper now. All of the disgrace that we tried to provide them after January 6? That is gone. There are various of them proper now which might be able to struggle and we’re seeing politicians within the statehouses and the Capitol who’re truly, you recognize, pushing them subliminally to struggle.
Reid stored up the hate within the B-block as she returned to the subject of colleges, utilizing the 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, academics, and well being care employees.
Schooling Secretary Miguel Cardona was keen to affix 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 approach to offer monetary and bodily safety to academics seeing as how they know what’s greatest for college kids. 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 must probably have safety for academics 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, academics and directors, just because they wish to hold youngsters alive. Can the federal authorities do something?
CARDONA: That is actually including insult to damage. We — we have now insurance policies which might be being carried out now that aren’t protected for college kids. 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 protected studying environments, that educators are given the chance to do what they do greatest. Let’s let our superintendents do their jobs. They know what to do. It is robust sufficient reopening faculties throughout a pandemic they usually should not must have their salaries threatened or take care of repercussions of creating the appropriate selections. Sadly, take a look at the info. Take a look at the info. We’re speaking in regards to the charges in Florida going up. It is harmful and we wish to be sure that our faculties are reopened for our college students and that folks really feel assured sending their kids to high school. They’ve been via sufficient already.
The MSNBC charlatan wasn’t carried out as she argued with out proof (debunked right 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 approach and ship their Covid-infected youngsters to high school:
[T]listed here are youngsters, initially, too younger to get vaccinated. After which there are additionally youngsters 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 youngsters to high school…[D]o you are feeling that American public faculties at this level are protected 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 youngsters have rights too, or a minimum of they need to. It could be good if each events cared about them equally.”
Reid’s continued caricature of right-leaning Individuals as murderous terrorists who now wish to kill America’s schoolchildren with the coronavirus was made potential because of the endorsement of advertisers resembling 4imprint, Guarantee, Farmers Insurance coverage, and Liberty Mutual. Comply with the hyperlinks to see their contact data on the MRC’s Conservatives Combat Again web page.
To see the related MSNBC transcript from August 11, click on right here.