MSNBC is proof that the beloved Looney Tunes cartoon has been rebooted as a stay TV channel. However, joking apart, not a day goes by that I do not hear one thing odious on this self-proclaimed information channel.
This time, the instance of blatant insanity comes from “Morning Joe,” the place a heated debate between Mehdi Hasan and Shadi Hamid befell relating to the standard liberal battle cry: the approaching destruction of democracy.
You might acknowledge the identify Shadi Hamid; I reported earlier about his section with Jen Psaki, the place he appropriately defined that all of us must be taught to stay in the identical house as those that disagree with us.
Mr. Hamid could be the one cause to tune into the channel, frankly. His final try was to clarify that liberal rhetoric round safeguarding democracy would possibly trigger extra hurt than good; think about that.
.@mehdirhasan: “Do you consider that the 2024 election can be a free and truthful election if black persons are denied the proper to vote?”
@shadihamid“Black folks being denied the proper to vote? That is the primary time I’ve heard…”
Mehdi: “Sorry, what?”
Watch the convo @Morning_Joe: pic.twitter.com/cR8VIaKkRK
– The Mehdi Hasan Present (@MehdiHasanShow) October 26, 2022
Wait… Black folks cannot vote?
The change that first caught my consideration was a query that Mr. Hasan posed to Mr. Hamid:
“Do you consider the 2024 election can be a free and truthful election if black persons are denied the proper to vote?”
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Mr. Hamid’s reply is admirable and will have satisfied me to purchase his e book, The Downside of Democracy: America, the Center East, and the Rise and Fall of an Concept:
“Are black folks denied the proper to vote? That is the primary time I hear…”
You’ll be able to’t hear the remainder of what Mr. Hamid says as a result of, sometimes, Mr. Hasan is feigning shock. This specific back-and-forth highlights what Democrats proceed to argue, despite the fact that all of the proof factors on the contrary.
Georgia’s black voters have performed it once more! Voter turnout in Georgia hit historic highs on the primary day of early voting on this midterm election, and black voters made up 35% of all those that turned out on the polls.
— Black Voters Matter Fund (@BlackVotersMtr) October 21, 2022
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Simply because you possibly can vote doesn’t suggest you possibly can vote
There was file voter turnout in states that voted early for midterms, significantly in Georgia. However this has no significance to Hasan, or Stacey Abrams, who’s already making her argument in opposition to the concession if she loses to Governor Kemp:
“…it’s mistaken to recommend that there’s a correlation between voter turnout and voter suppression, as a result of suppression is about limitations.”
However, his marketing campaign supervisor Lauren Groh-Wargo says:
“Extra black males voted early in individual in uncooked numbers in 2022 than in 2020 or 2018 on the similar time.”
So wait a second…let me get this straight: The state the White Home has referred to as “Jim Crow 2.0” is seeing the best early turnout amongst black voters…however is it nonetheless voter suppression?
White Home Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre Clarify:
“Generally, in fact, extra broadly, in fact, excessive turnout and voter suppression can happen on the similar time.”
Oh, okay, I see now. Simply because extra persons are getting out to vote early, not fewer, doesn’t suggest there aren’t important limitations to voting.
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Oh wait, no, that does not make sense. However for Democrats, it does not matter; it’s fascinating to see how ready and prepared they appear to be to disclaim the election outcomes even earlier than they’re out there.
When @shadihamid instructed Mehdi Hasan that African Individuals had the proper to vote in 2022, Hasan replied, “Have you ever been to Georgia recently, Shadi? In Mehdi? This is early voting in a few of Georgia’s largest counties, by way of @AJC pic.twitter.com/6l9gBV6v3Q
— Zaid Jilani (@ZaidJilani) October 27, 2022
A lot sense
I want I might have heard extra from Mr. Hamid, however sadly Mr. Hasan made it very obscure what his counterpart needed to say. I heard an change about this so-called assault on democracy that the Democrats hold speaking about.
Mr. Hamid refers to the truth that when liberals (and I’d say the media normally) proceed to make this argument that there’s a menace to democracy, they are going to attempt to justify:
“…extraordinary measures to take away this menace.”
He goes on to clarify that an actual menace is that this justification which might result in:
“…take away democracy to put it aside.
He brings it again on the finish when he hits the bullseye on what is really a hazard to our democracy:
“I worry that your rhetoric will lead us to do issues that we must always not do in a democratic context and that we, as liberals, go too far in demonizing our opponents and the opposite facet. “
He’s an clever and balanced liberal; he does not know he is on MSNBC, does he?
Me: “[Trump] isn’t solely anti-immigration, he needed to construct a ditch, put alligators in it and shoot migrants within the legs. If that is not fascism, I do not know what’s.”
Shadi Hamid: “Okay, effectively, I have never heard of the alligator factor…”
Watch our debate:pic.twitter.com/ox6DCKQrZZ
— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) October 27, 2022
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Instance after instance
You’ll be able to activate the TV or examine Twitter at any time of the day and discover examples of the identical sort of rhetoric Mr. Hamid refers to. Mehdi Hasan is well-known for this and had no drawback suing republicans who congratulated the brand new Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni:
“What’s been so miserable is seeing so many, quote, liberal media, mainstream media, MSM, giving Meloni a cross, or downplaying his and his social gathering’s fascist roots, focusing extra on the truth that she’s a girl, and fewer on the truth that she’s, you realize, a fascist.
There may be this phrase… fascist. Seems like these pundits have an inventory of names to name conservatives and are going by way of them in hopes that it sticks.
I discover it miserable to see so many quote-unquote liberal progressive media not bragging about Italy’s first feminine prime minister as a lot as the primary feminine vp of america.
As an alternative, they targeted on Harris’ gender and minority standing and fewer on her being, you realize, incompetent.
How lengthy till Pleasure Reid blames John Fetterman’s stroke on white supremacy?
— Tim Younger (@TimRunsHisMouth) October 26, 2022
Then you might have Pleasure Reid, who summed up The one cause she thinks anybody would select to not vote for a Democrat:
“It is terrifying what number of Individuals will select literal fascism, feminine serfdom, local weather collapse, and the reversal of every thing from Social Safety and Medicare to scholar mortgage reduction. as a result of they suppose giving Republicans the ability to analyze Hunter Biden will decrease fuel costs.”
How extremely deaf and out of contact is Pleasure Reid? Individuals do not vote Republicans due to Hunter Biden. Nonetheless, it is truthful to wish to know what his father, who’s the chief of the free world, knew and did not learn about Hunter’s relationships.
Individuals vote Republicans as a result of they cannot afford groceries. They must work ten extra years till they’re 70 as a result of they’ve misplaced 1 / 4 of their retirement financial savings. They vote for Republicans as a result of they do not really feel secure strolling across the neighborhood, and for a thousand different actual causes.
However hold telling us how we’re the fascists and the way we’re a menace to democracy. I am positive it will likely be very helpful for you within the subsequent election.
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