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‘These Republicans Are Dangerous’ and Other Stupid Media Election Reactions

Posted on | November 3, 2021 | Comments Off on ‘These Republicans Are Dangerous’ and Other Stupid Media Election Reactions

It’s official — everybody is now Hitler, or at least the 1.7 million or so Virginians who voted for Glenn Youngkin are “white supremacists,” according to the trauma-induced reactions of the liberal media, who responded to Tuesday’s results with predictable insanity.

Scarcely had the polls closed in Virginia when MSNBC’s Joy Reid uncorked this hysterical rant about RAAAAACIST Republicans:

[Democrats] have to be willing to vocalize that these Republicans are dangerous. That this isn’t a party that’s just another political party that disagrees with us on tax policy. That, at this point, they’re dangerous. They’re dangerous to our national security, because stoking that kind of soft white nationalism eventually leads to the hard-core stuff. It leads to the January 6th stuff, because if people are tolerant of it in your party, they’re tolerant of the soft racism, it’s a really short trip to get to the January 6th insurrectionist play.

Do these people even listen to what they’re saying? Are they capable of stepping back and evaluating their own overwrought feelings?

Keep in mind: Joy Reid is employed as a journalist — a profession whose practitioners once prided themselves on their objectivity. Yet here is Joy Reid, on national television, claiming that the Republican Party, as exemplified by Glenn Youngkin, is “dangerous to our national security.”

Youngkin is a former college basketball player who became a multimillionaire in the investment business. The idea that he, and the 1.7 million Virginians who voted for him, are national security threats is preposterous, and yet you watch this MSNBC video and all Joy Reid’s fellow panelists were nodding in agreement. Why? Because their Trump Derangement Syndrome is incurable, and they’ve spent the past 10 months inside an echo chamber where everyone is in the throes of this madness, ranting about the “insurrection” — that is to say, a bunch of angry GOP voters wandering around the Capitol taking selfies for their Instagram pages — as “an assault on our democracy,” a national crisis comparable to 9/11, Pearl Harbor and the Battle of Gettysburg.

Reid’s MSNBC colleague Nicolle Wallace — an operative of the Bush dynasty — claimed that the chief issue of the election didn’t even exist, that Critical Race Theory isn’t taught in Virginia schools:

Did I mention, by the way, that Fox News had more Election Night viewers than CNN and MSNBC combined? And this is part of the problem — inside the media echo chamber, where everybody believes these things, they have zero awareness of how small their audience actually is. They went into Tuesday night thinking that everyone shared their anti-Trump rage and their indignation about the Jan. 6 “insurrection,” and it was a shock to them to discover otherwise. The only way they can resolve the resulting cognitive dissonance is by telling themselves that these voters are dimwits who’ve been brainwashed with “misinformation” by the dreaded “right-wing media.”

By Wednesday morning, when I got up and switched the TV to CNN, the message-coordination memo from the White House had apparently arrived, and everyone was singing in unison from the same hymnal: The reason Democrats lost, according to the new narrative, is because Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema prevented passage of “Build Back Better.” What the American people want, said the CNN commentators, is for Congress to Get Things Done, i.e., to pass whatever multi-trillion-dollar boondoggle the Democrats can ram through on a party-line vote.

The next few months are going to be the kind of Interesting Times that the ancient orientals wished upon their enemies.


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