Joy Reid says – with a straight face – Republicans are voting on race, not economics

Joy Reid, the angry race lady on MSNBC, looks at life through the prism of color — or, more accurately, skin color — so it’s a given that her racist attitudes shape whatever expertise the network must believe she brings to election analysis.

With a broad brush, Reid painted the entire Republican voting bloc as racists who want to “drive all the blacks out of the colleges” while commenting on Super Tuesday election results — as expected, former President Donald Trump pretty much ran the table on former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, who did manage to carry the very liberal state of Vermont.


To hear Reid tell it, President Joe Biden is a “white working-class guy” who’s delivering a wonderful economy while bending over backward to “disproportionately” lift up ungrateful white people otherwise consumed with getting rid of people of color.

“You’re seeing the sort of disconnect between a president that is a white working-class guy himself and that keeps doing all of these things that disproportionately benefit white working-class Americans in red states, and their reaction to him is they hate him more,” Reid said. “Like, the more he does — and it is because the most economically vulnerable voters tend to be young voters who tend to be more voters of color. They are economically vulnerable and they tend to hold the president to account if they can’t afford their lives or can’t pay their student loans. They vote that way.

“But Republican voters don’t vote that way. They don’t vote based on economics or based on the benefits they are getting economically from the president,” she continued. “They are increasingly, from the Tea Party on, they are voting on race, they’re voting on this idea of an invasion of brown people over the border, the idea that they can’t get whatever job they want, a black person got it, therefore drive all the blacks out of the colleges, get rid of DEI. That is what they are voting on. They’re just voting specifically on racial animus at this stage. It isn’t about economics.”

There was zero pushback on the wild accusations from the panel of all liberal females, including Rachel Maddow, Nicole Wallace, and Jen Psaki.

Then again, they exist in an elitist bubble that’s completely out of touch with regular folks, as seen in their reaction to exit polls showing that voters in Virginia care about immigration — the panel ignores the recent arrest of an illegal immigrant from Venezuela for raping a 14-year-old girl in the state.

“I live in Virginia. Immigration was the No. 1 issue,” a surprised Psaki said, as Reid laughed along.

“Well, Virginia does have a border with West Virginia,” Maddow chimed in, smearing the solidly red state that Trump carried in 2020 by nearly 40 points.

Social media users were quick to note that Republican voters in North Carolina elected a black man, Mark Robinson, as their nominee for governor.

Here’s a quick sampling of responses to the story, as seen on X:

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