Joy Reid hurls despicable race-baiting accusations, personal insults as Herschel Walker closes in

MSNBC’s demonstrably racist hosts have once again resorted to portraying Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker, a black Republican, as nothing more than a black puppet being controlled by white Republican masters.

The latest MSNBC talking head to espouse this racist perspective was host Joy Reid, who on Thursday said as much while delivering a rant about the allegedly racist Republican congressmen who’ve endorsed Walker.

“This is what double bothers me about the people who have been trotted out to endorse Herschel Walker. You have Tom Cotton, who said slavery was not so bad — it was a necessary evil. He doesn’t give a damn about black people,” she began.

Right off the bat, she was full of it. Cotton said in 2020 that the Founding Fathers had viewed slavery as a necessary evil.

“You have Rick Scott, who has already threatened that he’s going to attack corporations that wouldn’t donate to Republicans. And now Lindsey Graham, who, when he had the opportunity to elevate an actual black United States senator and allow him to make a contribution, he undercut his fellow South Carolina senator and destroyed the bill that he was building. If he respects black men, then why didn’t he let [Sen.] Tim Scott have that victory and have a legacy of his own? He undercut it,” Reid continued.

It’s not clear when Graham ever undercut Scott …

Getting to her core point, Reid then said, “It’s showing you they don’t want a thinking black senator. He’s too much for them.”

They were like, ‘You can be here and wave quietly and silently wave, Tim Scott, but the minute you try to legislate, Lindsey Graham – your fellow South Carolina senator – is going to cut the legs out from under you.’ What they want is Herschel, who’s gonna sit there quietly and nod, and nod, and nod while he’s being pointed to as if he is a prop,” she added.

Listen:

Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele agreed with Reid.

“They have someone that they can ultimately control. They have someone who is not going to be an independent voice for the people of Georgia,”  he said, adding that Republicans will be in Walker’s ear “telling him always what to do and what to think and what to say.”

Frequent MSNBC contributor Elie Mystal, an avid racist, made basically the same remark back in July while ostensibly explaining why Walker was performing so well in the polls.

“It’s going to be a close election in Georgia because Walker has the backing of the Republicans. Now you ask why are Republicans backing this man who’s so clearly unintelligent, who so clearly doesn’t have independent thoughts. But that’s actually the reason. Walker’s gonna do what he’s told, and that’s what Republicans like. That’s what Republicans want from their negroes — to do what they’re told,” he said.

“And Walker presents exactly as a person who lacks independent thoughts, lacks an independent agenda, lacks an ability to grasp policies. And he’s just going to go in there and vote like Mitch McConnell tells him to vote. And remember, this has worked for the GOP in the south already,” Mystal continued.

This is an increasingly common refrain on the left — that blacks and other minorities are only welcomed into the Republican Party if they behave like obedient dogs.

The idea that blacks and other minorities are independently-minded human beings with their own perspectives — perspectives that sometimes align perfectly with the views of the Republican Party at large — is inconceivable to leftists like Reid and Mystal.

Indeed, in the minds of Reid and Mystal, people are defined solely by their race. And so when a black man or woman adopts conservative principles, it can only mean one thing — that he or she is an unintelligent boob who’s been bamboozled by the big, bad Republican white man.

Regarding Mystal, he has a sordid history of espousing especially bigoted remarks. Back in April, for instance, he accused black “tokens” like Walker of “shucking and jiving” for their “white handlers.”

“Look, I make a hard distinction between black conservatives, of which there are many, one of whom just was elected mayor of New York City, in fact, and these tokens, who are out here right now, shucking and jiving for their white handlers,” he said.

“And the way that you can know the difference between a token, and a person who just happens to have conservative views, is that the black conservative has an argument for why their policies will help the black community,” he added.

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