It would be tough to come to a consensus about the worst host on MSNBC. Rachel Maddow certainly deserves consideration for her thorough, well-researched, nonstop perpetuation of the Trump/Russia hoax over the last two years; when it comes to fake news, almost no one else in the media can hold a candle to her faux-intelligent screeds against the president. Then there’s Lawrence O’Donnell, who puts on a tough guy routine where he convinces his viewers, few as they may be, that he would personally kick Trump’s ass if ever given half the chance. It’s really, really bad, but the saving grace is that hardly anyone is watching.
But our vote might go to Maddow’s lead-in, Chris Hayes. This silly excuse for a man has been presiding over the 8:00 hour for several years now, and America is the worse for it. His show drips with so much liberal venom that even Anderson Cooper is a welcome relief on the other channel. And frankly, when Cooper – an affirmed homosexual – exudes more masculinity than you, there’s a problem. Hell, Maddow does as well, to be honest.
On Thursday, still seething from the Tweets That Shocked America, Hayes told his viewers that they were left with no choice now but to “destroy” not just Trump and his supporters, but the very ideology that makes up the Republican Party. That ideology being, in his opinion, racism.
“Each part of the coalition has been dealt into the Trump presidency,” Hayes said. “It is a classic model of corrupt governance. The capo on the top and the many, many bosses below who are given control of their domain to do as they wish. Because Trump doesn’t care at all about EPA policy or labor or Iran really or anything other than making money, which the presidency allows him to do with public dollars, and being the center of attention, which same.”
Proof that Trump doesn’t care about those things? He offers none. Proof that he’s making money off the presidency? Also absent.
“But the base, what does the base get? The folks in that arena,” he continued. “Well, it’s obvious, isn’t it? They get to chant. They get to revel in their own Americanness and primacy at the expense of others. They may not get much more than that, but Trump and now the entire Republican Party and most of the conservative movement realize that is enough for them.
They realize that no one actually cared about deficits or small government,” Hayes said. “That was never the fuel that fired the engine of Republican politics. It was always roiling rage against them that was on full display in the ‘Send her back’ chants last night. Without that rage and that passion, that enthusiasm and fire in that room, this entire project falls apart.”
Wow, a single chant on a single night in a single town now defines everything about Republican politics? And they say Trump supporters exaggerate!
“That sentiment at the core of the coalition cannot be pried loose, and it could not be negotiated with, and it cannot be appeased,” he continued. “It must be peacefully, nonviolently, politically destroyed with love, compassion and determination, but utterly confronted and destroyed. That is the only way to break the coalition apart. Not by prying off this or that interest. They are in too deep. They have shamed themselves too much. The heart of the thing must be ripped out. The darkness must be banished. The people who feel moral revulsion at that display we saw last night must collectively mobilize in greater numbers than the chanters.”
Well, that will be easy, since there were like – what, 1,000 chanters at best?
We suppose we could just chalk this up to liberal strategy – the flipside of the Republican one, which is to make AOC and Friends stand for the Democratic Party. But um, didn’t the left try that once before? Wasn’t the whole “deplorables” thing an attempt to turn all conservatives into racist monsters who must be shunned and confronted and put into a basket? How did that whole thing turn out, by the way?
Mr. Hayes, to “destroy” something is mutually exclusive with love and compassion. But you knew that. AOC knows that. Antifa knows it. Maxine Waters knows it, that lady who owns the Red Hen knows it, and the guy who shot up that congressional baseball practice knew it.
Most of all, WE know it. So let’s stop pretending, shall we.