Truth Revolt -- Joy Reid, host of AM Joy on MSNBC, slammed listeners of Rush Limbaugh and other conservative radio hosts, saying President Trump essentially personifies the “rage” and “vulgarity” that has been stirred over the last 20 years on “right-wing radio.”
Reid told NBC’s Chuck Todd:Reid continued, saying Trump “simply identified with the text of what people were saying on talk radio or listening to when they heard Rush Limbaugh.” That is, “the anger and rage that they felt all the time.”
“It is really, to me, about the gap between the text and the subtext. If Donald Trump committed a crime among Republican elites, is that he made the long-term subtext of Republicanism into text.
“Meaning, if you've been listening to right-wing talk radio over the last 20-something years, the same anger and rage and anger at the changes in the country, the same ethic, the same sort of, you know, sometime vulgarity, existed.”
Also, anger about having to be suppressed by a politically correct culture: “Meaning, ‘I can’t say these things because I can’t keep my job and be in polite society,’” Reid added. “Trump said, ‘Yes, you can or I can say them for you.’”
It wasn’t something Trump invented, Reid furthered, but pulled from conservatives across the country -- “the subtext and anger that was already there” -- and “making it open and obvious.”
Blog Author's Comments: Reid said: “Meaning, if you've been listening to right-wing talk radio over the last 20-something years, the same anger and rage and anger at the changes in the country, the same ethic, the same sort of, you know, sometime vulgarity, existed.” Sounds like someone who hasn't been listening to talk radio over the last 20 years. There is anger alright, but it comes from the erosion of individual liberty, the suspension of the rule of law, and destruction of economic opportunities for the working class.
The left wanted a class war, well they got it, it just didn't go the way they thought it would because the left no longer controls the narrative. From what I have been seeing, the Leftists are the ones who are destroying property, attacking Trump supporters and other conservatives - barring them from even speaking on campuses. But according to Joy Reid, we on the Right are the angry ones. But the blacks far outnumber Caucasians, when it comes to the overall brutality, burning, looting, etc. And we on the right are supposed to not notice and give them room to destroy?
It never ceases to amaze me how much the left claims what Rush Limbaugh said or didn't say, without having actually listened to him even once. If they did listen to him or Hannity and Levin, they might actually learn something besides propaganda. Liberals are clueless as to what the middle class in the U.S. think. That's why they lost the last election. But instead of sober reflection and soul searching as to why Americans rejected them across the board (White House, governors, federal/state legislatures), they chose to blame Russia and insult Trump voters as racists, Islamophobes, deplorables etc. I am extremely tired of these arrogant liberals spewing their hatred and division whenever they open their mouths to comment on topics about which they know nothing.
All they do is display to us just how liberal and racist they really are, as if we did not already know. As long as she continues to spew the rhetoric her plantation owners have brainwashed her to say, she'll never come to grips or understand why we Americans are so angry. She'll just keep doing the work of her slave owners. We won't have a country much longer if people like her win the argument, just chaos. Ms. Reid doesn't even realize that she is the personification of the liberal mental illness. Well, at least Ms. Reid's mother had a sense of humor when she named her daughter 'Joy.’