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Hate in Their Hearts: Reid, Panel Denounce Trump’s ‘Mobutuism,’ Peddle Lies Concerning the GOP

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On Wednesday, MSNBC host Pleasure Reid continued her ongoing, hate-filled campaign towards any and all dissenting political beliefs throughout The ReidOut, asserting that America’s already working as an authoritarian nation resulting from Donald Trump’s refusal to concede the election to Joe Biden with the “supine” Republican Get together appearing like Vladimir Putin’s Duma.

Reid made positive to trot out a panel of far-left sycophants who view the proper as subhuman stooges “normaliz[ing] anti-democratic actions” who can solely be redeemed via “repudiat[ing] the issues that Donald Trump was standing for and doing.” And Reid additionally re-upped the 2018 lie about Brian Kemp stealing the Georgia governorship from Stacey Abrams (D). (Video forthcoming)

Reid started the present by bemoaning Trump as “an itinerant dictator, refusing to simply accept that the voters have spoken, erroneously declaring victory, bulldozing over our democracy and hunkering down within the White Home, refusing to relinquish the reins of presidency and even to confess he is been fired by the American folks.”

“In different phrases, Trump is not an autocrat within the making, he is already there…And behind each strongman is his supine social gathering, the fixers, and the king-makers, and the thugs who allow him,” she added.

 

 

After saying Republicans refusing to acquiesce solely bolstered the “normaliz[ation of] anti-democratic actions,” the ever-corrupt former CIA Director John Brennan griped: “[W]hat Donald Trump is engaged in is the kind of habits we have seen in lots of authoritarian international locations across the globe the place people attempt to retain energy by all means crucial.”

Brennan went onto name Republicans “despicable” and Trump “an insult to spoiled juveniles,” Reid and former U.S. Ambassador Patrick Gaspard invoked the whole lot from the Carter Heart to Mobutu Sese Seko to the Russian Duma to pro-apartheid South Africans (click on “broaden”) 

REID: You realize, and I’ve been saying to my workforce so much that, you understand, what Donald Trump is doing Mobutuism, proper? It’s one thing we noticed with the Nationalist Get together in South Africa from the Nineteen Forties till they have been lastly toppled and Nelson Mandela grew to become president and was launched from jail within the 1990. I imply, that is what we’ve seen in these different international locations and but, we’re the type of nation that possibly the Carter Heart wanted to supervise our election.

GASPARD: Pleasure, thanks for having me on. You realize, I served with John Brennan and he doesn’t get that heated about something in public. He retains his cool. So, it offers you a way to the extent of the disaster we’re in proper now. You are completely proper. That is the kind of habits we see from authoritarians in locations and cases that we condemn. You realize, the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo not too long ago put out statements of issues about violence and clashes following the elections in Belarus and in Tanzania. Two years in the past the Trump administration was making all types of declarations in regards to the corruption, the fraud and the challenges within the transition of energy within the DRC. So that you’re proper that, historically, america is the dealer of election integrity in locations all around the globe, and it is astonishing to see this being performed out right here within the U.S. However I’ve to say, Pleasure, there is not a single factor that Donald Trump is doing proper now that any of us couldn’t have anticipated. These of us who invested in planning situations about this anticipated this. The issue is not Donald Trump. The issue is the Republican management within the Senate, within the Home, within the states the place they’ve authority over election outcomes. They are not doing what some extraordinary of the secretaries of states are doing, calling out the lies, calling out the hazard and the hazard to democracy and educating their constituents and voters about what this does to our norms sooner or later. Extremely harmful.

REID: Yeah, certainly. They’re type of appearing extra like a Duma than they’re like an American political social gathering. A Russian Duma, I imply. 

Reid turned her consideration to former MSNBC contributor-turned-New York Metropolis mayoral candidate Maya Wiley with, effectively, lies. 

As an alternative of asking her a query, Reid falsely claimed Republicans solely needed “to siphon out solely Republicans” and “immediately govern for this type of white, Christian minority, rising minority, and everybody else can go to hell.”

And regarding Georgia, Reid hyped that present Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger wasn’t “behav[ing] just like the governor when he was secretary of state and was fixing the election so he might win it.”

Moments later, the section ended with Reid and Brennan satirically bemoaning how Republicans are a nationwide safety risk and would deal with Joe Biden like an illegitimate president (click on “broaden”):

REID: So Biden should govern in a rustic the place a whole lot of Republicans simply assume his election was illegitimate. So you might have that. However you’re additionally creating this narrative that votes solid by non-white individuals are in and of themselves illegitimate, so what does that imply going ahead. 

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REID: Properly, and — however — however Mr. Brennan, you understand, the problem that will likely be hung immediately on the Republican Get together will likely be that Joe Biden is now going to have to manipulate a rustic and attempt to get a virus beneath management that does not care what social gathering you might be, that’s relentless and vengeful and murderous, and he’ll have to try this the place you’ve got acquired folks on the proper, you understand, going after the governor of Michigan, threatening to kidnap her and put her on trial, attempting to question her for having masks mandates. We have Republican governors who say freedom equals you do not have to put on a masks. I do not care what anyone says, what the science says. He’ll be dealing with a rustic the place a considerable minority do not consider COVID is even actual and it is a nationwide safety subject and a safety subject for governors. What are — what ought to he do? 

BRENNAN: Properly, I believe he’ll must attempt to restore the belief and religion within the administration, each domestically in addition to internationally….As Donald Trump has fueled this polarization, he has sown nice mistrust inside the American citizens, inside the American inhabitants. And subsequently, Joe Biden, I believe, goes to must work actually arduous to focus on the truth that Donald Trump was an aberration, he was irregular president. However, actually, it should be as much as the members of the Republican Get together to, fairly frankly, repudiate the issues that Donald Trump was standing for and doing. Till we’ve got that broader repudiation, I believe as folks have stated, you understand, he’s symptomatic of a broader drawback and problem we’ve got on this nation, however what he has finished during the last 4 years, I believe, has accelerated and has intensified a few of these very, very disturbing developments.

Happily for the NewsBusters workforce, we regularly come throughout nonsense so predictable that the blogs write themselves, and, surely, this was no exception.

MSNBC’s implication that over 73 million folks hate America and her Founding Paperwork, the rule of regulation, and as an alternative assist turning the nation right into a African-style dictatorship was supported by advertisers comparable to Chevrolet, Farmers Insurance, and Qunol. Observe the hyperlinks to the MRC’s Conservatives Combat Again web page.

To see the related MSNBC transcript from November 18, click on “broaden.”

MSNBC’s The ReidOut
November 18, 2020
7:00 p.m. Jap

JOY REID: President-Elect Joe Biden has now acquired greater than 79 million votes. That is 10 million greater than the earlier file set by President Barack Obama in 2008 and but, Donald Trump continues to behave like an itinerant dictator, refusing to simply accept that the voters have spoken, erroneously declaring victory, bulldozing over our democracy and hunkering down within the White Home, refusing to relinquish the reins of presidency and even to confess he is been fired by the American folks. In different phrases, Trump is not an autocrat within the making, he is already there as a result of declaring victory, in an election one has misplaced, an election that has zero proof of fraud, that’s what autocrats do. Trump’s focus is on his energy and his ego, and maybe on that orange jumpsuit that could be ready as soon as he leaves workplace. His focus is nowhere close to his obligation to guard the American folks from a raging pandemic which has now taken greater than 251,000 lives and behind each strongman is his supine social gathering, the fixers, and the king-makers, and the thugs who allow him. Trumpian mascots like Mitch McConnell, William Barr, and Lindsey Graham, seen right here fist bumping Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris on the Senate ground, regardless of his claims of voter fraud within the election and his suspicion of votes solid in blue cities the place the black folks stay. It is why you are seeing secretaries of state in Georgia and Arizona receiving loss of life threats for overseeing elections that didn’t serve Trump, and now electors are getting sued for doing their sworn obligation. The Trump marketing campaign filed a lawsuit difficult Nevada’s election outcomes, together with concentrating on a presidential elector who occurs to be a homeless veteran. That is what we usually see in banana republics, in mafia states, however right here we’re, seeing it unfurl in a rustic that used to pleasure itself as a beacon of democracy, the place now a U.S. President can casually fireplace an official who identified the reality in regards to the absence of election fraud. Or he can stack each nook of presidency with lackeys who will do his bidding, from the Supreme Courtroom to the Protection Division, to the Basic Providers Administration the place the one official who can hand over the keys to the transitioning President-Elect is refusing to take action with sources telling CNN that she is basing her resolution on what she sees because the precedent set by the 2000 election, the place there was not a transparent winner for greater than a month. Every day that the Republican Get together doesn’t condemn this habits is one other day the social gathering normalizes anti-democratic actions, actions that may get additional baked into our authorities and our establishments and our perception programs and if these schemes do not succeed for Trump, they may someday for another person, an individual Adam Serwer of The Atlantic describes as “the subsequent racist demagogue who comes alongside, who might not be as clownish or as incompetent.” [INTRODUCES PANEL] Mr. Brennan, I wish to go to you on this. Karen Attiah wrote an excellent piece that I hope everybody acquired an opportunity to learn on this morning’s Washington Put up, and he or she wrote “how western media would cowl the U.S. election if it occurred abroad.” I am simply going to learn a bit little bit of it. “The US, the previous British colony, already rocked this yr by ethnic battle and mass protest by extrajudicial killings by police, might lastly have a brand new chief after weeks of political turmoil following a disputed presidential election. Trump, nevertheless, is refusing to go away energy and there are fears the fractured nation could also be pushed over the sting, destabilizing the Western Hemisphere.” That is how it might sound if we have been protecting an election in another country, however now we’re that nation. What do you make of this dissent? 

JOHN BRENNAN: Properly, clearly what Donald Trump is engaged in is the kind of habits we have seen in lots of authoritarian international locations across the globe the place people attempt to retain energy by all means crucial and Donald Trump, I believe, has demonstrated time and time once more that he is not going to stick to not solely the norms and requirements which might be anticipated within the workplace of the presidency, but additionally the necessities that actually have america nationwide safety hanging within the steadiness. The truth that he is appearing as a spoiled juvenile, and I — that is an insult to spoiled juveniles, fairly frankly, that he’s not facilitating the switch of energy of the manager department to Joe Biden and his incoming administration, I believe is outrageous as a result of whether or not we’re coping with COVID or whether or not we’re coping with worldwide points, that transition, which has been honored by each president, actually in — throughout my profession and has allowed the incoming administration to have the ability to rise up to hurry shortly on these very, very difficult points, that is one thing that should occur. And the truth that the members of the Republican Get together are nonetheless permitting Donald Trump to proceed with this tantrum, I believe, is despicable.

REID: Yeah, and, you understand, Patrick, you and I share each household connections to the Congo and connections through household to South Africa the place, in fact, you have been ambassador. You realize, and I’ve been saying to my workforce so much that, you understand, what Donald Trump is doing Mobutuism, proper? It’s one thing we noticed with the Nationalist Get together in South Africa from the Nineteen Forties till they have been lastly toppled and Nelson Mandela grew to become president and was launched from jail within the 1990. I imply, that is what we’ve seen in these different international locations and but, we’re the type of nation that possibly the Carter Heart wanted to supervise our election.

PATRICK GASPARD: Pleasure, thanks for having me on. You realize, I served with John Brennan and he doesn’t get that heated about something in public. He retains his cool. So, it offers you a way to the extent of the disaster we’re in proper now. You are completely proper. That is the kind of habits we see from authoritarians in locations and cases that we condemn. You realize, the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo not too long ago put out statements of issues about violence and clashes following the elections in Belarus and in Tanzania. Two years in the past the Trump administration was making all types of declarations in regards to the corruption, the fraud and the challenges within the transition of energy within the DRC. So that you’re proper that, historically, america is the dealer of election integrity in locations all around the globe, and it is astonishing to see this being performed out right here within the U.S. However I’ve to say, Pleasure, there is not a single factor that Donald Trump is doing proper now that any of us couldn’t have anticipated. These of us who invested in planning situations about this anticipated this. The issue is not Donald Trump. The issue is the Republican management within the Senate, within the Home, within the states the place they’ve authority over election outcomes. They are not doing what some extraordinary of the secretaries of states are doing, calling out the lies, calling out the hazard and the hazard to democracy and educating their constituents and voters about what this does to our norms sooner or later. Extremely harmful.

REID: Yeah, certainly. They’re type of appearing extra like a Duma than they’re like an American political social gathering. A Russian Duma, I imply. Maya, we will have to speak in some unspecified time in the future about your run for mayor. However you are working for an govt place during which, you understand, you run and also you attempt to win your base, however then you definitely even have to manipulate those that voted for you and those that did not. And Republicans appear to be attempting to siphon out solely Republicans and say we will immediately govern for this type of white, Christian minority, rising minority, and everybody else can go to hell. And even different Republicans are being focused by these type of campaigns towards any dissent from Trumpism. ProPublica studies that Trump marketing campaign officers started pressuring Georgia’s Republican secretary of state even earlier than the election. A bit of little bit of that. Raffensperger — Mr. Raffensperger of Georgia, acquired a suggestion — “declined a suggestion in January to function honorary co-chair of the Trump marketing campaign in Georgia….He later rejected GOP requests to assist Trump publicly….The assaults on his job efficiency are ‘clear retaliation,’ Raffensperger stated.” They needed this man who is meant to be the man counting the votes to principally behave just like the governor when he was secretary of state and was fixing the election so he might win it, they’re like this man must do it not for himself, however for Trump. 

MAYA WILEY: Yeah, this isn’t democracy. That is hypocrisy as a result of that is additionally the identical social gathering that claims that it is so vital for the federal authorities to defer to the powers of state. And we noticed that hypocrisy as we noticed states in some cases working so arduous to make sure that voters might vote regardless of COVID and spreading lies and disinformation about mail-in voting, one thing to allow democracy in a method that may additionally shield public well being and but of us then got here to the polls. And now we see the efforts to counsel that that, too, was fraudulent, which primarily means there is not any technique of voting the place you’ll be able to’t declare fraud, even within the absence of proof. And, you understand, one factor that we’ve got to recollect right here that has been so damaging to this democracy is that the assault on folks’s skill to vote, notably black and Latino voters, actually began in 2010. In order Patrick stated, you understand, Trump is a symptom of a Republican Get together that has refused to concentrate to profitable votes moderately than making it harder — moderately, making it harder for folks to vote who might not vote for them and that, that’s finally what’s endangering our democracy. 

REID: And Patrick, your identify was referred to as. I imply, that is — we’re at some extent now the place half of Republicans consider that the election was rigged, proper? So Biden should govern in a rustic the place a whole lot of Republicans simply assume his election was illegitimate. So you might have that. However you’re additionally creating this narrative that votes solid by non-white individuals are in and of themselves illegitimate, so what does that imply going ahead. 

GASPARD: Yeah, not a brand new story, Pleasure. You realize, a few of us bear in mind not that way back serving in a White Home the place folks like Donald Trump and others lifted up birtherism and all types of different claims to attempt to delegitimize the presidency of Barack Obama. However let’s be clear that this goes again many years. After we speak about voter suppression at the moment on this election cycle, we have to admire that going again via the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, there are clear antecedents to this second that might not be as dramatic as what’s occurring with the try and [INAUDIBLE] ballots in Detroit, as an illustration, bu it’s an on a regular basis incidence in Milwaukee, in Atlanta, and so many different city facilities the place clearly Republicans are involved that the extra individuals who take part, the much less possible it’s they’re to achieve their effort. So this isn’t a brand new factor. And I wish to say, Pleasure, disgrace on all of us, and this isn’t simply Republicans — disgrace on all of us on this democracy that we do not make voting entry a daily subject in our coverage work past election cycles. In order that’s not one thing that we will hold solely on the Republican Get together.

REID: Properly, and — however — however Mr. Brennan, you understand, the problem that will likely be hung immediately on the Republican Get together will likely be that Joe Biden is now going to have to manipulate a rustic and attempt to get a virus beneath management that does not care what social gathering you might be, that’s relentless and vengeful and murderous, and he’ll have to try this the place you’ve got acquired folks on the proper, you understand, going after the governor of Michigan, threatening to kidnap her and put her on trial, attempting to question her for having masks mandates. We have Republican governors who say freedom equals you do not have to put on a masks. I do not care what anyone says, what the science says. He’ll be dealing with a rustic the place a considerable minority do not consider COVID is even actual and it is a nationwide safety subject and a safety subject for governors. What are — what ought to he do? 

BRENNAN: Properly, I believe he’ll must attempt to restore the belief and religion within the administration, each domestically in addition to internationally. Donald Trump will quickly be out of the White Home. He’ll go from the political scene, however the harm he has finished to our standing, fame on the earth so far as being that beacon of democracy that actually represents these democratic ideas upon which our nation was based and which different international locations are struggling via. The identical factor right here in america. As Donald Trump has fueled this polarization, he has sown nice mistrust inside the American citizens, inside the American inhabitants. And subsequently, Joe Biden, I believe, goes to must work actually arduous to focus on the truth that Donald Trump was an aberration, he was irregular president. However, actually, it should be as much as the members of the Republican Get together to, fairly frankly, repudiate the issues that Donald Trump was standing for and doing. Till we’ve got that broader repudiation, I believe as folks have stated, you understand, he’s symptomatic of a broader drawback and problem we’ve got on this nation, however what he has finished during the last 4 years, I believe, has accelerated and has intensified a few of these very, very disturbing developments.

GASPARD: And — and — and John, I simply don’t assume his lies —

REID: I want we had extra time. 

GASPARD: — his lies cannot survive the 250,000 empty chairs which might be going to be at Thanksgiving tables two weeks from now. 

REID: Certainly. 

GASPARD: And that is one thing we must always all deal with.

REID: Completely. Completely.