Bigoted Joy Reid: Conservative Christians Are America’s Taliban

Bigoted Joy Reid: Conservative Christians Are America’s Taliban


If there’s any question as to what left-wing journalists think about the right, all you have to do turn the channel to hatemonger MSNBC host, Joy Reid. Reid’s passion seems to be spreading her bigoted beliefs about people she disagrees with, namely Republicans and Christians. That was obvious on her Friday night show, where she and her equally radical guests spent two hours bashing conservatives for wanting elections to be honest and passing laws to protect babies in the womb. For that last horrible deed, Reid claimed they were like “the Taliban.”

But first, Reid opened her show dramatically wailing about the “Republican long game, in its quest for ultimate power.” Whining about the 2020 election, January 6, voting integrity laws and even critical race theory, Reid claimed Republicans were the ones using intimidation and “thuggery” to get what they want. 

Ironically right after this, Reid’s guests suggested Democrat intimidation would be the way to win at the polls, by scaring white liberal women. 

Reid asked, “Is it something like Texas becoming “The Handmaid’s Tale” state, is that the kind of thing that it takes for people to say ‘oh, this affects me, too?’” 

MSNBC contributors Kurt Bardella and Rachel Bitecofer agreed, urging Democrats to aggressively portraying Republicans as extremists to “terrify” and “threaten” white people to vote Democrat:

“You must galvanize and threaten white people on this side in order to have enough voting power to win right?” Bitecofer said, adding, “You’ve got to make suburban mothers terrified that their daughters are going to be forced to bear the baby of a rapist or there’s a baby that’s going to kill them and take their lives.”

LA Times contributor Kurt Bardella agreed: “You have to fight fear with fear,” he stated suggesting the left use natural disasters to stir up support for climate change policies, and abortion: 

When we talk about what’s going on right now with Texas, you know, and it’s like you just said: a rapist can impregnate you and that person has more rights than you do with your own body. That should be the ad that’s playing everywhere in this country right now. And here’s the thing: Republicans have to invent things. They have to lie about things to scare voters. We can just tell the truth about what’s happening.

Later, Reid returned to raging over the Texas abortion law and the Supreme Court’s decision to let it stand. 

Complaining about the “really sneaky way” the conservative court ruled, Reid fretted to guest legal analyst Melissa Murray that the only way they could save abortion was to expand the court. That’s when she claimed conservative Christians wanted to impose their religious ‘sect’ on everyone, like the Taliban:

The things that the vast majority of people want: women to have liberty — personal bodily liberty most people want that, but between Republicans who don’t respect the rules and the laws and are willing to cheat and willing to do whatever it takes and now the courts being on their side and there now being a solid majority of them who want to enact hyper right-wing, basically evangel — you know, a certain type of evangelical rule over us, which is Talibanism, right? ‘This is our sect and you will live by our sect whether you want to be a part of it or not.’ That scares me. Because if the court is willing to do that, where do we go from here if we don’t expand the court? I can’t think of what else we do other than expand the court? 

Further revealing her neurotic paranoia about evil right-wing Christians, Reid ranted, “[The courts] are stacked now to essentially suborn our democracy to their very particular version of right-wing evangelical Christ — what they call Christianity and they’re going to force the rest of us to live under those rules,” Reid moaned, adding, “That’s no different than Talibanism!

She ended the segment sounding the alarm to her viewers to be on alert: “And we’re just watching it happen like it ain’t happening. It’s happening, guys. Wake up everybody. Democrats wake up!” she urged.

Also shown was a segment from earlier in the week, where guest Frank Schaeffer, an atheist author and progressive activist who is son of the late theologian Francis Schaeffer, first trotted out the Taliban slander:

We have a situation in Texas, right now tonight, where the American Taliban, because that’s what it is. There’s not an American evangelical right-wing movement, there is an American Taliban, it’s weirdly similar to the middle Eastern Islamist terrorists…[T]he evangelical voter in Texas who backed Donald Trump is now also the voter who is calling vaccines some sort of government conspiracy and wanting to stop Joe Biden’s program to deliver our country from the covid virus…I want to say this again. There is no evangelical political movement. There’s a new Taliban and their goal is theocracy. Which means to take our Old Testament law and force secular Americans, non-evangelical Americans, progressive Americans, women, people of color into that box and this is not hyperbole. This is happening right now tonight in Texas. This is happening with the people dying of covid. Children dying of covid because pro-lifers have seen fit to stand against Joe Biden’s vaccine as a way to own the libs. Their price is to be literally bioterrorists…

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To read the full quotes read the transcript below:

The ReidOut

9/3/21

JOY REID: ..That’s howI feel. That they are trying to get away with implementing very unpopular right wing ideas that they believe in because of their own reading of the Christian faith and they want to do these things but to do them through a normal case would be really bad headlines for the Roberts court. So they are doing it in a really sneaky way. 


 

JOY REID: The things that the vast majority of people want: women to have liberty — personal bodily liberty most people want that, but between Republicans who don’t respect the rules and the laws and are willing to cheat and willing to do whatever it takes and now the courts being on their side and there now being a solid majority of them who want to enact hyper right-wing, basically evangel — you know, a certain type of evangelical rule over us, which is Talibanism, right? ‘This is our sect and you will live by our sect whether you want to be a part of it or not.’ That scares me. Because if the court is willing to do that, where do we go from here if we don’t expand the court? I can’t think of what else we do other than expand the court? 

REID: [The courts] are stacked now to essentially suborn our democracy to their very particular version of right-wing evangelical Christ — what they call Christianity and they’re going to force the rest of us to live under those rules. That’s no different than Talibanism. And we’re just watching it happen like it ain’t happening. It’s happening, guys. Wake up everybody. Democrats wake up. …
 

KURT BARDELLA: You have to fight fear with fear. Policy isn’t always going to win the day. Facts and truths are not always going to win the day….So, when we talk about issues — whether it is climate change, “hey, right now your house can be on fire, your place could be flooded, your entire livelihood could be wrecked.” We need to scare people with that. When we talk about what’s going on right now with Texas, you know, and it’s like you just said: a rapist can impregnate you and that person has more rights than you do with your own body. That should be the ad that’s playing everywhere in this country right now. And here’s the thing: Republicans have to invent things. They have to lie about things to scare voters. We can just tell the truth about what’s happening. We can just tell the truth about what Republicans are doing. It’s not that hard. It’s not that complicated. Democrats need to get away from this novelty that they have that, somehow, the best policies and the best ideas are always going to win. It is not. That’s not the world we live in right now….It is going to take running a sustained brand campaign against the Democratic arsonists that are the Republican party to win these elections coming up.

REID: [Republicans] believed the elections were stolen because they don’t believe it is possible for black and brown people’s decisions to hold and be valid, they think that if black people vote, its got to be some kind of scam and they voted illegally and they’ve come to believe that and they believe about President Obama, that his election was somehow the result of fraud.

CORNELL BELCHER: While it wasn’t just that they thought it was fraudulent, it sort of, at the ballots, it was fraudulent in a much deeper sense in that you — people like you and I are not real Americans. It’s about people who they value as — as — as real American. So, right now, when they say, you know, the election was stolen, the election was because — because people who, quite frankly, they don’t value as Americans are — are flexing their political power and bringing the power to bare, so you can understand a great deal of it from — from that lens.

JOY REID: Rachel, listen, I will say the exact same thing. That’s part of what YOU see in national Democrats. People like Kristen Sinema don’t feel in peril. You know the people up there the only people that I hear sounding the alarm in D.C. are the squad, Mondaire Jones, people that have lived this life and the speaker. That lady from Baltimore gets it. Beyond her — I see a lot of white democratic senators who are very nice people, you know, but they don’t get it. Is it something like Texas becoming “The Handmaid’s Tale” state, Is that the kind of thing that it takes for people to say oh, this affects me, too?

RACHEL BITECOFER: Yes, here is one of the things of the many reforms I am trying to get across and trying to get people on the left to understand. Number one, you don’t want white people to co-op anything. It absolutely is a true statement in these elections, the way the elections are competitive and  played out in competitive places in this country. 

You must galvanize and threaten white people on this side in order to have enough voting power to win right?

We have to find a way to make those people terrified, so it’s not just that Texas is banning abortion. You’ve got to make suburban mothers terrified that their daughters are going to be forced to bear the baby of a rapist or there’s a baby that’s going to kill them and take their lives. And until we make suburban American — and that cuts across races but all the sides of the left including independent leaners — until we terrify them about the condition of democracy and where we’re headed in 2022, we can expect a lot of hurt at the polls.

DEAN OBEIDALLAH: What did George Bush say? You’re with us or the terrorists. 20 years later, where are they now? You’re either with Trump’s terrorists or you’re out of the GOP. This is what we’re actually watching now with Andy Biggs and others. It is stunning to see….Are you with the United States of America or are you with Trump’s terrorists? Put their patriotism on the line day in and day out. No more ambiguity. It was a terrorist attack. FBI’s words, not mine.



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