Perfect for Wednesday The ReidOut, MSNBC host Joy Reid a truly poisonous claim brought to life from September 15th not just the tens of millions of Americans on the center right do that “Love” COVID, but they idolize it to the point that they want to consume it like “grain” while committing mass murder.
And that was on top of what has become a dangerous narrative that conservatives and Republicans should not have agency or else they would use their power. “foam at the mouth brand conservatism” to seize power. Of course, Reid had a lot of help and no pushback whatsoever, including from Principled Conservative Tim Miller, who agreed that conservatives are indeed murderous sociopaths.
Reid started off with that shtick about right, which has come across as a combination of prompting viewers to hide under their sheets at night and want to wring someone’s throat (click “expand”):
We begin The ReidOut with a renewed effort from US law to ensure Covid stays here. First they came for the schools. Now it’s the companies. An astonishing 180 for the party that once claimed it stood for limited government, free enterprise, and protecting corporate America from cumbersome regulations. Today, the once Grand Ol’ Party faces nothing but the quest for absolute power, which they intend to achieve by embracing a frothy conservatism, which includes worshiping the disgraced former president, dismantling democracy, and forcing of corporations — forcing them to act on their terms, including coincidentally opening the doors to the pandemic, with the worst of them associating the deadly virus with freedom itself. They have also launched a new national pastime that allows anti-vaxxers and anti-masks to stand up and yell, spit up and attack workers who must mask to work. If they don’t harass teachers and health workers or mothers taking their kids to school for masks to prevent Covid, a life needs variety.
And we now have an abortion bounty hunt, Texas Governor Greg Abbott, banning any entity in his state, including private companies, from mandating Covid vaccinations for their employees or their clients. He denounces vaccine mandates as federal overreach, while his Covid-loving sidekick, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, lives up to his promise to punish local governments for taking steps to protect workers because Covid must be let in.
Reid then made a below-the-belt attack when she… seemed to be trumpeting the death of Bill Montgomery, Co-Founder of Turning Point USA of COVID last year, showing off his passing in light of a Charlie Kirk tweet about the pandemic.
After a crazy aside that Donald Trump Jr. “don’t care about black people”, Reid unleashed her demented claim about the right to have a COVID fetish:
I’m… looking for the rationality in the idea of embracing Covid as a thing and saying Covid is king, let it in, let it in your business, leave it in your schools, feed it to your kids with their breakfast cereals. Covid, Covid, Covid, right? This love for Covid makes no sense to me except that they also want to market remedies for Covid, right?
Miller explained that opposition to the COVID vaccine and vaccine mandates are rooted in “simple contrarianism, anti-elitism” and “populism” rampage, but he only started illustrating his inability to shame when he went on to argue that, “if that [belief in contrarianism] means unnecessarily letting their own citizens die,” elected officials with R’s next to their names will “let their own citizens die.”
Referring to Abbott as such a mass murderer, Miller ironically dismissed the right as being involved in… “unreasonable” behavior obsessed with “positioning” and “negative bias”[.]”
Talk about not seeing people he disagrees with as human beings.
Fellow Progressive Strategist Don Calloway agreed and grabbed the GOP “has adopted so – so – so aggressively anti-intellectualism that they don’t see it as inconsistent to say – to pass the Texas abortion ban… vaccinated[.]”
While she’s said enough incendiary for one night, Reid brought up Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) in the context of Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving refusing to get the coronavirus vaccine for claiming Cruz has a deep-seated aversion to blacks. people:
These people are Harvard, Yale, Princeton – these are – these are Ivy League rich people who say, “I’m behind the common man. Okay, Ted Cruz. If Ted Cruz saw Kyrie Irving in his neighborhood, he’d call the police He’d be like, “You’re in the wrong area.” 911. He’d call the police That’s the truth, okay?
Later, Reid reiterated her cockamamie claim, adding that Cruz would be unhappy if Irving stays on the sidelines and doesn’t work because, according to Reid’s reading of Cruz, the Texas senator views unemployed black people as troublesome and lazy.
And not to be outdone, Miller returned to his topic of conversation about Abbott being a murderer as he predicted a nursing home scandal would take root (click “expand”):
Look, I mean, look here, I want to go one step lower than that. Think if you’re a nursing home — right — and if you’re a nursing home in Texas and you have a lot of, you know, of course, older people there who may have been vaccinated, but they — they have co-morbidities. They have other reasons why they – you know, can have breakthrough cases, you – I think anyone who has their mother or aunt or uncle or grandparent in a nursing home would like that place to have a vaccine mandate, right? Like, who wouldn’t want that?
In Texas, Greg Abbott forbids nursing homes to have a vaccine mandate, so you could let an unvaccinated nurse in and there’s nothing you can do legally in the state. It’s absolute madness.
To be clear, there was no mention of former Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) and the Empire State’s deadly nursing home scandal. But with his side to protect, Team Biden’s Republicans must find a way to change the narrative.
Reid’s latest hate speech pushing more than 70 million Americans for the right love Covid was made possible thanks to the wanton endorsement of advertisers such as BMW, Farmer’s Insurance, and gold bond. Follow the links to see their contact details on MRC’s Conservatives Fight Back page.
To view the relevant October 13 MSNBC transcript, click here.