Morning Joe Panel Goes Mad, Livid that GOP Waives Away Tape Recordings as ‘Faked’


One does nicely to observe Morning Joe whether or not one likes any of the standard panelists and hosts, or not (I occur to love them). It’s important as a result of, given the alternate options, it’s the present that the insiders in Congress and the White Home watch, even Republicans, whether or not they admit it or not. One can quibble with the definition of “critical” on this context, however it’s the most critical political present provided within the all-important time slot.

One of many strongest on the present has all the time been Mika Brzezinski, and she or he was significantly on her recreation this morning in her response to listening to the Republicans’ response to the Kevin McCarthy tapes. Lots of them are merely waiving them away as… faux. There is no such thing as a actuality in GOP world, not one past the cartoon they create.

Mika listened Rep. Maria Salazar’s clarification of the tapes:

It was edited. You see, I do know the artwork of enhancing, so I’m unsure in what context. However what I’m saying to you is that isn’t a matter of looking for out it occurred, what he mentioned is the entire story. Don’t you guys see it, what you guys are doing? You understand, it’s like, historical past will choose the information organizations 100 years from now.

Unsuitable. Historical past will choose this complete interval because the transition from American democracy to an American dictatorship, and Mika is aware of a factor or two about dictatorships.

“My god. I do know her. She is aware of so significantly better.”

Joe jumped in, selecting up Mika’s emphasis:

“These individuals know they’re mendacity they usually know that we all know that they’re mendacity. They know that their rank-and-file know they’re mendacity, but they only maintain mendacity.”

After noting that Rep. Glenn Grothman of Wisconsin additionally mentioned that one can’t ever belief something popping out these days as a result of they will splice tape nevertheless they need, Mika returned to her theme that blatant and informal lies of the sort that Trump used throughout his rise at the moment are the norm within the social gathering.

Former White Home Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri mentioned the apparent, a right-wing fascist takeover requires the destruction of “reality:”

“This appears like it’s all the identical struggle. It’s like, it’s whataboutism, which is what Russia does. That’s their play. The struggle in Ukraine, how the Republicans are casually mendacity and everybody accepts it and expects it to occur, how that’s hurting Democrats once they don’t stand as much as struggle again, each by way of pushing again tradition warfare, but additionally these fights take maintain while you’re not making progress. You understand, that’s when Democrats — while you’re not making progress on behalf of working individuals, that’s when the tradition warfare stuff takes place.”

Most individuals don’t perceive that propaganda, used most successfully, isn’t meant to make anyone individual consider anyone factor at any given time. It’s to persuade individuals to surrender on the concept the reality even exists in any respect, by no means thoughts whether or not they’re getting it. Everybody has an angle. You possibly can speak to individuals standing within the room who noticed one thing, you’ll be able to have video of one thing happening, it is going to be defined away, everybody has an angle, it’s straightforward to splice, create one’s personal video, all of it. One might be within the room, however are you able to belief what was heard? Everybody has an angle. There’s no such factor as reality. Everybody has their very own reality.

We see it day by day within the Republican social gathering and it’s the strongest proof in existence that they intend to take their social gathering to the exhausting proper, the fascist proper, a dictatorship. Confronted with demographics that clearly show that their future is certainly one of a minority social gathering (and a minority race, if we confine it to white and particularly male), they don’t seem to be adjusting their beliefs to draw extra individuals to their agenda. No, they’re retaining their agenda and grabbing energy the one manner a minority social gathering can, by means of fascism. And we’re watching it occur in sluggish movement.

As I reported yesterday, the Republicans have already got a plan to win in 2024 with out regard to the favored vote. They’ll merely rely on state legislatures and a puppet SCOTUS, 5-Four on a important 12th Modification query. Absent legal arrests, setting out THE TRUTH, it’s all preordained.

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