It is pretty clear by now that MSNBC host Joy Reid is a one-trick pony: Literally every problematic issue in American society can be boiled down to two things — Republicans and “white nationalism.”
The “Race Lady,” as Fox News’ Tucker Carlson calls her, was on her pony again on Wednesday with her usual racism schtick, telling her dwindling audience that the Republican Party desires for America to be “a white nationalist autocracy.”
“They want a white nationalist autocracy in the United States,” and think “white Christians … need to rule the United States without elections,” Reid said in one of the dumbest takes yet.
There is absolutely no basis for this insanity, but it certainly isn’t the first time Reid has made such inane, baseless statements.
“This is the real-life Handmaid’s Tale. A true cautionary tale for the U.S., which has our own far religious right dreaming of a theocracy that would impose a particular brand of Christianity, drive women from the workforce and solely into childbirth, and control all politics,” she tweeted last year before Joe Biden’s disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan in response to a statement about women and the Taliban.
She also declared last year that the GOP is “anti-democracy, anti-voting, anti-history, anti-facts,” and she referred to the GOP as “the pro-death party.”
— The ReidOut (@thereidout) September 4, 2021
In addition, she also claimed that conservatives and Republicans deep down really want the ability to be publicly racist without any repercussions.
“I’ll say it again: people on the right would trade all the tax cuts for the ability to openly say the n-word like in ‘the good old days.’ To them, not being able to be openly racist and discriminatory without consequence is oppression. Trump is the avatar for this ‘freedom,'” she tweeted last year.
I’ll say it again: people on the right would trade all the tax cuts for the ability to openly say the n-word like in “the good old days.” To them, not being able to be openly racist and discriminatory without consequence is oppression. Trump is the avatar for this “freedom.” https://t.co/RlqAFYe5Zr
— Joy-Ann (Pro-Democracy) Reid 😷 (@JoyAnnReid) March 4, 2021
In a recent interview with fellow network host Laura Ingraham, Carlson savaged Reid after listening to her hot take on Russia’s then-pending invasion of Ukraine, literally trying to blame the situation on former President Donald Trump, per BizPac Review:
Carlson pointed to some of the defenses of U.S. involvement that claimed it was somehow a “moral obligation” to defend democracies abroad before pointing out that Ukraine actually has an authoritarian leadership that has arrested opposition. Ingraham then pointed to the hypocrisy of these critics’ stances.
“The same individuals who in the 1980s – when I was in college – were making excuses for the Soviet Union,” Ingraham said reminding Carlson of “no nukes” concerts and opposition to the Strategic Defense Initiative, “all of those people are now like, ‘Well, this much weaker Russia is our biggest problem facing the United States.’”
“Meanwhile, you have people on television like Joy Reid who thinks that anyone who isn’t beating the war drums is basically a Kremlin apologist,” Ingraham said before queueing up a clip from Reid.
“Trump’s ties to Russia,” Reid began, “the help his campaign accepted from them, and his adoration of Vladimir Putin are all too real. And worse, Trump’s Putin love has seemed to infect many in his party – so much so that the Republican Party, once a stalwart opponent of Soviet aggression during the Cold War, are now essentially Kremlin apologists.”
An incredulous Carlson said “you have to pull back a little bit” before laying into the MSNBC host.
“That woman, who is a moron, went to Harvard. I went to Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. So, who’s got the privilege exactly? This is someone who’s not capable of thinking clearly, or expressing herself clearly, or writing a coherent sentence,” he said.
“And she got into Harvard!” Carlson reemphasized. “So, it does tell you that our system is producing, is elevating, and producing like, the most mediocre people imaginable. And that’s the core problem. And they run every American institution – these people who’ve been brought up through a system that is designed to create compliant, braindead, dumb leaders. And it’s doing that very effectively, obviously.”