After her fact-free section on “gun reform,” MSNBC’s Pleasure Reid pivoted on Tuesday’s ReidOut to immigration with a section that would have simply been penned by the White Home. In stated block, Reid repeatedly stated there isn’t a “disaster” on the southern border and stated “caterwauling” from “the Grand Q Get together” doesn’t care in regards to the kids there as a result of they’re too busy perpetuating a “brown scare.”
And with assist from the College of Texas at Austin’s Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, they in contrast issues in regards to the border to 20th century eugenicists and even implied they don’t view Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) as an actual Hispanic.
Reid started with clips of Republicans calling the overwhelmed border a “disaster,” however she shortly mocked the “Grand Q Get together” as greedy at straws and “determined” to persuade “the media” to undertake their verbiage despite the fact that “migration on the southern border is a real political problem, an ongoing one which spans a number of earlier administrations.”
She added that the state of affairs on the border is merely “a predictable sample of seasonal adjustments” due partially to “a backlog of demand due to 2020’s coronavirus border closure” and different, extra frequent elements reminiscent of “pure disasters,” “poverty, gang, and cartel violence,” and even America’s “drug demand.”
After gently calling for extra press entry to migrant “amenities,” Reid gaslit viewers into additional hating their right-leaning relations and neighbors as having hearts so chilly that kids lack worth:
[F]or Republicans, their caterwauling will not be about concern for these kids. Let’s simply be clear. These kids are only a prop for fear-mongering and doing the outdated brown scare as evidenced by what you heard from Lindsey Graham earlier.
Talking of gaslighting, Reid then butchered and additional misled by saying FNC’s Justice host Jeanine Pirro used “nativist” and “racist” language.
What Pirro really stated was that cartels trafficking kids to the U.S. was a type of “slavery” and would endow these kids to them in a manner that will render them “a decrease stage of human being who will probably be managed from different international locations.”
Reid wasn’t involved about information and neither was DeFrancesco Soto, who replied that Piro’s rhetoric was identical to “phrases that had been used with European immigrants, with southern and jap European immigrants, actually there’s the place the eugenics motion began in Ellis Island the place they’d take immigrants who had been coming over and determining that they had been decrease stage and never letting them are available.”
Having constructed that strawman, they turned as to if the border is “a disaster” with DeFrancesco Soto stating that it’s a decade-long disaster and Reid going completely ballistic and nearly shouting about how “no, it’s not a disaster” as a result of it was supposedly worse below President George W. Bush. DeFrancesco Soto didn’t push again and as a substitute chalked up local weather change as a main push issue (click on “broaden”):
DEFRANCESCO SOTO: Is there a disaster on the border? Look, we had obtained a disaster relating to the border and the immigration system for happening a decade. We’re nicely overdue for a complete immigration reform. So sure, it’s a disaster.
DEFRANCESCO SOTO: But it surely’s a disaster that we have been residing in near a decade, Pleasure Ann.
REID: Greater than a decade. I imply, you possibly can go all the best way again. You already know, there’s an important piece in The Week the place they put a chart up that I simply wish to put up on the display screen. Okay, should you — should you name the disaster the variety of apprehensions, if you wish to go by that, as a result of they’re making it sound like 1,000,000 individuals are on the border. Look along with the chart that’s on my left, stage proper. The 12 months 2000 — we’re speaking — in 2001, you had greater than 200,000 a month — that was in the course of the George W. Bush period. Okay, maintaining going. You possibly can go all through. It goes up, it does down. It is seasonal. Up, it goes down. Up, it goes down. Up, it goes down. Look the place we’re in 2021, we’re not anyplace close to — we’re lower than occur of the extent of individuals coming in — in 2000. So, no, it is not a disaster. We’d like immigration reform. Can — speak a little bit bit in regards to the logistics right here. We discuss this on the present as kind of — there is a problem in the beginning of it, proper? The triangle international locations who, by the best way, a few of it’s our doing that has put them on this horrible state of affairs. We aren’t giving sufficient assist. They’ve points with COVID, all types of points are taking place there, then the issue of the choke level. Whenever you get to the border, what the hell do you do to people who find themselves caught and backing up due to the final 4 years of horrible coverage, and now they know their youngsters will not be taken, so, like, okay, perhaps I can strive. After which had been do you set folks? As a result of you possibly can’t simply take a child and ship them off on their very own. It’s a must to course of youngsters and have them go someplace protected. Sorry, I simply talked myself out. Inform me what you suppose we may by doing in another way.
DEFRANCESCO SOTO: What you simply laid out is the multilayered nature of the issue. After we’re speaking about immigration, it’s in regards to the push and pull elements. And there’s no one push issue of oldsters coming from Central America. It is instability relating to their financial system, to the gang violence, to the financial instability that is triggered by local weather change. We now have seen, since 2014 —
DEFRANCESCO SOTO: — El Nino and La Nina being rather more extreme. It is inflicting extra droughts within the highlands of Guatemala. Your subsistence farms now not have something to subsist on, so that they’re coming over. With the hurricanes, we noticed the sharecroppers, who lived off the land, their crops had been worn out. And do the calculus. Should you’re a rational actor, human beings make the associated fee/profit evaluation. If I keep right here, I’m going to starve. If I do not keep right here, I may need an opportunity of creating it and surviving and thriving. Any Republican would do the identical factor for his or her household. And that is what this nation was constructed on — immigrants coming for a greater life.
“The Irish did it within the 1840s, the Germans did it within the 1870s. That’s how Donald Trump’s household obtained right here. They didn’t simply come over right here for kicks,” Reid exclaimed.
The pair ended with the assault on Cruz, which adopted an indignant Reid reacting to Governor Greg Abbott (R-TX) saying the flood of unlawful immigrants was additional spreading the coronavirus in Texas: “[I]t is gross for me for Greg Abbott to mainly painting folks as illness carriers as a result of they arrive from Central America.”
So, speaking about life disparities between Central America and the U.S. is okay, nevertheless it’s racist to boost fundamental well being issues (and in context of the spotty nature of coronavirus testing by the Biden administration)? Acquired it.
At any fee, Reid then invited DeFrancesco Soto to do the work for her on questioning Cruz’s ethnicity (click on “broaden,” emphasis mine):
REID: [B]ut I simply need to get your ideas on Ted — Rafael Cruz, who himself is an individual of coloration, take part in that? Your ideas.
DEFRANCESCO SOTO: He’s, Pleasure Ann, however he has by no means embraced that identification. Actually, I’d — I’d argue that he’s pushed again in opposition to his Latino identification. And I believe the trickier half is that, in framing his dad’s immigration to the US from Cuba, he at all times may be very clear to level out he was a political refugee, that he got here right here combating communism. He did not wish to be in that communist bastion that was Cuba. He got here to the U.S., so he makes use of a really completely different body to separate himself from immigrants who’re coming on account of financial causes or the plight that we’re seeing in Central America. So, it has been at all times fascinating to see how Ted Cruz has separated himself from his immigrant expertise and when pushed, , places the distinction of his dad and different immigrants.
REID: Yeah, however he additionally did defend his dad when Donald Trump stated his dad was a part of killing JFK. He didn’t even defend the person. He mainly was like sure, Donald Trump, sure, Donald Trump, sure, sir, extra, sir. Victor — that was me, not Victoria — DeFrancesco Soto is gorgeous and never shady like me.
Seeing as how MSNBC has given their tacit approval by way of their silence to Reid’s anti-Semitism, homophobia, and racism from her so-called “hacked” weblog, it’s uncertain she’ll ever face disciplinary repercussions for such divisive nonsense. How refreshing.
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