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MSNBC’s Joy Ann Reid Attacks Rural Americans as a ‘Minority’ that is ‘the Core Threat to Our Democracy’

Gateway Pundit – by Kristin Taylor

The irony of a liberal African-American political commentator calling for the disenfranchisement of a minority population group appears to be lost on MSNBC’s Joy Ann Reid. Reid labeled rural Americans “the core threat to our Democracy” and called for the abolition of the electoral college to limit their ability to influence elections and government, “This is the core threat to our democracy. The rural minority — the people @JYSexton just wrote a long thread about — have and will continue to have disproportionate power over the urban majority.” And, “That (ending gerrymandering) and the abolition of the Electoral College would be a start.”  

Reid was commenting an a Wall Street Journal article by Gerald Seib published November 21, The Varied—and Global—Threats Confronting Democracy that expressed concerns over demographic trends in the U.S. that could dilute the political power of large population states.

…The U.S.: His critics charge that Mr. Trump exhibits some authoritarian tendencies of his own, and his occasional disparaging remarks about “rigged” democratic institutions seem to suggest that. The fact is, though, that the American system of checks and balances—a hallmark of the democratic model—remains strong and vibrant.

Yet there are reasons to worry about the health of the American model. Current leaders seem unable to find their way to consensus or even compromise on the biggest issues of the day, which can breed voter despair and disillusionment.

Demographic trends also are straining the American model. Because of the way the Electoral College works, two of the past three presidents first won office while losing the popular vote. And David Birdsell, dean of the school of public and international affairs at Baruch College, notes that by 2040, about 70% of Americans are expected to live in the 15 largest states. They will have only 30 senators representing them, while the remaining 30% of Americans will have 70 senators representing them.

That’s the way the system works, of course. But there will be growing need for enlightened leaders who can show it actually does work for all.’

Reid defended herself to a critic, Brian Hare, who asked, “a threat? huh? 70% would have house & 30% the senate – this is by design (see federalist papers) to prevent a majority taking total power. the minority can be out of power but not w/o a voice – that is our republican system working. am I missing something @JoyAnnReid?”

Reid condescendingly replied, “Yes you are. Your first problem is one of reading comprehension. The stat is that the 30 percent would have 70 Senators, meaning lopsided minority rule. This is inherently undemocratic and incentivizes that minority to undermine democratic noms to preserve their power.”

This is the first of twenty-two posts in a thread referenced by Reid that in comment sixteen smears Trump voters as people who “hold Adolf Hitler in high regard. Who say he had “good ideas.” 16/

Reid’s Twitter about box features this apt quote, ““Ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.” – James Baldwin”

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12 Responses to MSNBC’s Joy Ann Reid Attacks Rural Americans as a ‘Minority’ that is ‘the Core Threat to Our Democracy’

  1. Mark Schumacher in LV says:

    Joy Ann Reid’s place is in the wild, caring for the gorillas. She sure as he’ll ain’t making it here in normal society.

  2. galen says:

    This post should come with the warning: Barf Bag Required. Not only disgusting in the sense of serving tyranny, but infuriating in its ignorance. We are the wild. Of the wild. The wilderness is us. The city is artificial. What the dictionary says about…

    RURAL: adjective – relating to, or characteristic of the countryside rather than the town

    The countryside is life. The countryside is beauty. We just gotta make it free again.

    No stack ’em and shove ’em tenement hoses for the free. However, I don’t mind if all involved in the U.N. live in ’em.

    🙂

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    • DL. says:

      And no 5G dissonance either. But if she wants to resonate at 741 hertz, lady, be my guest. I’ll stick with 528, thank you. (And the only way we get 5G out here is if they tear down every tree and box canyon out here….folks that isn’t happening…we barely have 3G cell service (and not at our house either–no cell service here. Isn’t life wonderful!)

      • DL. says:

        And another thing, Joy–learn to do the math!

        Finally, that 30 percent will I assume be all Democrats, right? Then add in about 50 percent of Republicans from the Rhino clique (50 percent of 70 percent is 35 percent, right?), then add 30 percent and 35 percent and can you figure out with your beloved Common Core math what 30% plus 35% equals?

        I didn’t think so! And the answer is: 65%, enough for you libtards to keep on keepin’ on screwing We the People. After all, 2 + 2 = 5.

        • RodgerDodger says:

          “then add 30 percent and 35 percent and can you figure out with your beloved Common Core math what 30% plus 35% equals?”

          Using Common Core, I would have said September.

  3. WIL E.KOYOTE ( SUPER GENIUS) says:

    THIS BITCH ACTUALLY MEANS “TRUE AMERICANS ARE A THREAT TO THE MINORITY OF US THAT VOTE IN OUR NEW COMMUNIST DEMON -CRACY”

  4. Martist says:

    Good thing it’s our Republic, you racist nigger c**t.

    She can be on the front line for whichever dumbass side of the commie-joo manufactured race war she chooses to be on.

  5. Ed Teach says:

    First it’s not a democracy.
    Second what makes anyone think it is theirs?

    You are a slave in a system you can’t even understand. Now sit down and let adults converse about reality.

  6. Jolly Roger says:

    The arguments presented are based on current demographics, past relocation trends, and projected future demographics of dubious certainly.

    What ALL of the arguments ignore is how demographics are affected by economics. During the Great Depression for example, many urbanites sent their kids to farming relatives so they could eat regularly.

    People are drawn to cities by wealth. When it’s no longer there, they’ll be fleeing the urban blight. Anyone is better off living in a rural area than being in a city with no money.

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