MSNBC’s The ReidOut host Joy Reid has built a career on rhetoric full of incitement and truly hideous rhetoric against tens of millions of conservatives and Republicans or anyone who dares to stray from her worldview, so it was no surprise on Tuesday when she warned that, unless they’re put down, “[w]e may be in the waning years of America as a democracy” as the “Jonestown”-like right will do anything to obtain power.
And along with a panel that assisted her in claiming GOP-appointed judges are illegitimate, Reid told viewers they should welcome “a number of rational, pro-democracy Republicans have spoken out in support of electing Democrats” seeing as how some Democrats aren’t “afraid enough” of their terrorist family members, friends, and neighbors.
Reid began with far-left fear porn that’s long since strayed into fetish territory:
We begin The ReidOut with a warning. This could be it. We may be in the waning years of America as a democracy. I know. I know. I know. That sounds like hyperbole. But just hear me out. One of the two major parties, the Republican Party, has surrendered completely to a narcissistic autocrat, Donald Trump and the cancer of the big lie has spread throughout the Party’s ranks.
Griping about a tweet from a House Republican about a national divorce, Reid continued her deranged lunacy: “[W]hat the Republicans hope to turn this country into is so unthinkable — think Texas except everywhere — with the garish and despicable Donald Trump as the maybe permanent president completely unleashed with full control, once again, of the Justice Department, the military, the CIA, the FBI, et cetera, et cetera, plus the nuclear codes.”
Falsely painting the GOP as the pro-censorship party, Reid warned that the right must never be able to hold power again at any level or they’ll never give it up because they (and not Democrats) will never “honor the will of the voters” and ensure “the end of free elections.”
No word on whether Reid thought that applied to her party believing the 2000, 2004, and 2016 elections were stolen.
Reid went onto to heavily quoted faux Republican-turned-Democrat Michael Gerson’s latest Washington Post column before doing the same with Boot’s Post screed in light of his promise to only vote for Democrats. She also welcomed him to the A-block panel with far-left lawyer and failed New York mayoral candidate Maya Wiley.
In response, check out how Boot admits he doesn’t care about the size of President Biden’s so-called infrastructure packages other than that Biden’s agenda should blindly be supported (click “expand”):
REID: [F]or Democrats, the challenges of winning and retaining office is two-fold. They’ll have to overcome the built in disadvantage at the ballot box that are baked into the system to advantage rural voters, the apportionment of electoral votes, gerrymandered districts, and voter suppression just to name a few. That’s why a number of rational, pro-democracy Republicans have spoken out in support of electing Democrats. As conservative author Max Boot writes, “I’m a single issue voter. My issue is the fate of democracy in the United States.” He says: “Simply put, I have no faith that we will remain a democracy if Republicans win power. Thus, although I’m not a Democrat, I will continue to vote exclusively for Democrats…until the GOP seizes to pose a threat to our freedom.”
BOOT: I think this is a time when everybody who is a small-d democrat has to unite in support of the big-D Democratic Party and I mean, kind of the premise of my column was, you know, we’re hearing so much about the debates in Washington about the Build Back Better bill. Should it be $3.5 trillion? Should it be $2 trillion? Whatever. Honestly, I’m agnostic. I’m not sure what the size ought to be but what I do know for sure is that we should not get so wrapped up in that that we lose sight of the larger stakes here and I’m hearing people say, oh, you know, if Joe Biden can’t get this big bill through Congress, then the Democrats are going to in big trouble next year and that may be true but it shouldn’t be true because anybody out there who cares about the fate of our democracy has to realize that there is no way you can support Republicans under the present circumstances because this is a party a lot of which already went along with the coup attempt in January of this year…So, there is no way I can look at the Republican Party as it is currently constituted and have any confidence that, if they win power in 2022, in 2024, that America democracy will survive. And that’s why I’m saying we have to vote for big-D Democrats until the threat to our democracy passes.
Next, Reid illustrated how she doesn’t exactly care what happens to the right, blasting them as “a political Jonestown” straight out of Guyana with “this charismatic, cult leader and there were some people that questioned” Jim Jones before being “bullied or injured or killed” either by Jones’s thugs or by “drink[ing] that Kool-Aid.”
Having portrayed tens of millions of people as genocidal kooks, Reid fretted to Wiley that their side isn’t “afraid enough” of Republicans: “I see them out there arguing whether it’s going to be another billion there, another billion there on their bill like that’s going to matter if we don’t have a democracy.”
Wiley agreed, but added that she has “some hope about democracy because of Max Boot and he’s not the only one who’s standing up[.]”
She explained that the right has always been this deranged and truly dangerous and was followed by Boot arguing the state of American politics was due to a failure of Republican elites to put down and drive into submission the party’s base voters.
“[T]his is really monumental failure of Republican elites, truly shameful what’s happened because there have always conspiracy mongerers, these racists, these nuts at the grass roots of the party but you’ve never had party leadership that has welcomed them,” griped Boot.
Meanwhile, Reid and Wiley found another culprit for why America’s such a dangerous place: the judiciary.
Specifically, the pair argued Trump judges (and even Reagan judges) were somehow illegitimate (click “expand”):
REID: And I would add the weakness of the courts, Maya. I mean, we just had somebody sentenced, one of these Capitol insurrectionists, what she get? 14 days in — in jail. These sentences have seemed very light. The resistance from the DOJ has seemed very weak. Is part of the problem here is that — and Donald Trump is still walking around. He’s got cases, you know, maybe pending in Georgia. Is part of the problem is that our legal system and the Democratic Party are reacting to it to — too gently, too delicately?
WILEY: We have to remember two things, Joy. And one is that our judiciary is made up by people appointed by people who win public office. So, when we start to talk about partisan gerrymandering, about voter suppression, about all things that resulted in a Trump administration that could, frankly, design the courts, when we watched Mitch McConnell deny Barack Obama his constitutional right to get hearings on his judges, to slow walk judges, to use that power of office to actually really rebuild the courts and we saw it in 1980 also with Ronald Reagan. I mean, what we get is a much more ideological courts in ways that we should acknowledge.
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To see the relevant transcript from MSNBC’s The ReidOut on October 12, click here.