MSNBC’s Bardella: GOP Has Done More Damage Than Al-Qaeda, Bin Laden, Taliban Combined

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Sinking to a new, anti-American low on Wednesday night, MSNBC trotted out political contributor, former Lincoln Project aide, and Republican flack-turned-Democrat Kurt Bardella during The ReidOut to declare that the Republican Party had done more damage to our democracy than Islamic terrorists al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, and the Taliban combined.

Notably, host Joy Reid and former CNN political commentator Angela Rye said nothing and thus expressed their agreement with this horrifying claim that a political party has done more to harm the country and our body politic than the people who’ve murdered thousands of Americans.

The topic de jour was the growing Republican calls for Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-WY) to be removed from her position on House GOP leadership, so Bardella naturally took it to the radical end.

After claiming that “the entire party” doesn’t support American democracy and there are too few people left to build a sensible, right-of-center party, Bardella let loose his horrifying hot take:

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I’ve been thinking to myself this whole time, you know, Al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, the Taliban, the people who wanted to do harm to our nation and to our way of life and democracy, they got nothing on what this Republican Party is doing. 

This served as an escalation from his incendiary rhetoric on February 11’s ReidOut when he coincidentally told Reid and Rye that the entire Republican Party was a “racist” and “radical” “domestic terrorist cell” in which all members “should be treated as such.”

Between these two hot takes, it’s safe to say that, if you vote for conservatives and Republicans and Bardella ever takes power, look for the CIA, FBI, or even U.S. troops to arrest, bound, gag, imprison, waterboard, or take out you and your family.

But in all seriousness, such rhetoric could only lead to dangerous and even violent ends when such a large network has people who poison their viewers with the notion that their coworkers, family members, and the people they attend religious services with have done more to hurt the country than actual, murderous terror groups.

Nonetheless, Bardella continued to expound upon his claim, saying that Republicans are the ones who are “detrimental and dangerous” to the country for removing Cheney for, according to Bardella, the lone sin of “telling the truth about January 6th” and the 2020 election.

Numerous people have debunked this claim, but facts aren’t exactly Bardella’s strong suit.

Without pushback from Reid or Rye, Bardella concluded by predicting that Republicans will kill innocent people in order to retake power:

When one of the two parties becomes this radicalized and the core of the party’s ideology is anti-democratic, that’s a very dangerous development going on that’s result in more violence, that’s going to result in more attempts to overthrow our government, that’s going to result in people losing lives, just like January 6th. 

Reid declined to comment on Bardella’s insane take and it’s safe to say she didn’t need to because, using the left’s logic over the last year, silence equals approval.

Instead, Reid decided to deploy hot takes of her own, telling Rye that the GOP was “a white interests party” and, from now on, will resort to violence if they fail to win an election. 

Reid added another racist take as she asserted that the American right doesn’t “believe people of color even should be, apparently, have access to voting booth” and thus racial minorities were in “danger” because they’re allowed to “control a lot of legislatures,” and thus use redistricting to rig elections in their favor.

Wanting to send viewers (and especially fellow African-Americans) into crippling fear of people who aren’t progressives, Rye joined in by lying about the Georgia voter law and suggesting the GOP only wins elections by cheating (click “expand”):

Yeah, Joy, you know, it’s a lot of danger and we can start with where we started two years after Barack Obama was elected — right — we’re right back at voter suppression, right back at voter I.D. legislation. Now, criminalizing people who would bring water to voters. When you have to compromise the very principles that you claim this democracy was founded upon so that you can desperately cling on to power, we’re in trouble. When you could turn a blind eye to a white supremacist and elect him, that’s when you know we’re in trouble. When you can support not just a violent insurrection but one against police officers, law enforcement, where they were yelling, “Blue Lives Matter” unless it is a white MAGA supporter taking them on, trying to take their lives, right? Or perhaps they’re law enforcement, too. But also MAGA supporters which we saw at the Capitol. So whether we’re talking about voter suppression, Joy, or we’re talking about police violence in the justification they’re in. Whether we’re talking about how they win elections, the way that they will rig them when it’s convenient through a redistricting process that is overwhelmingly throughout the country dominated by the Republican Party, we’ve left justice. And so, it’s no wonder, as my good brother Charlemagne said for Donkey of the Day against Mitch McConnell today, that you don’t want to remember a 1619 as a starting point, that you would go to a 1776 starting point. Revisionist history has always been toxic and deadly and the fact they would lean is that in 2021 after the very clear — clear vision we had in 2020 I think says all we need to know. 

For years, MSNBC has used the slogan “this is who we are” during promos touting deeply partisan, funny, and/or serious moments.

So it’s in that spirit that, upon hearing Bardella’s take that al-Qaeda and the Taliban have done more to harm America than the GOP, we have one thing to say: This is who they are.

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To see the relevant MSNBC transcript from May 5, click “expand.”

MSNBC’s The ReidOut
May 5, 2021
7:07 p.m. Eastern

JOY REID: And, Kurt, you know, you are somebody who had a much earlier breaking point along the lines of some of the things that Angela mentioned, right? Some of the sort of real, moral — I mean, they separated children from their parents, infants from their moms who were still breast feeding and a lot of Republicans — well, you know, well, that happens.” Like, there — there was nothing.  Let me read really quickly for you before I have a question for you.. This is Liz Cheney’s op-ed. She wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post, interestingly, this morning, saying: “History is watching. Our children are watching. We must be brave enough to defend the basic principles that underpin and protect our freedom and our democratic process. I am committed to doing that, no matter what…consequences” are. They are now turning her over for someone named Louise Stefanik. Ms. Stefanik was also normcore Republican. This lady went to Harvard. She graduated in 2006. She got kicked out of the Institute of Politics just this year because she, the Harvard educated, normcore Republican, decided she was cool with overturning an election using a violent siege on the Capitol. So, she got booted. Last item before I go to you, Kurt, here’s George W. Bush who is also in the same wing with the two party I just mentioned. And here he is talking about his party. 

GEORGE W. BUSH: The idea of kind of saying you can only say a Republican “if,” then the ultimate extension of that is it ends up being a one-person party. 

STEVE HAYES: But there are more of those people today —

BUSH: I hope not.

HAYES: — than there were during the Republican party 

BUSH: I hope not.

HAYES: — during your tenure. 

BUSH: I hope not. 

HAYES: Well, either that or they’re louder, right?

BUSH: Yeah.

HAYES: I mean, many members of Congress, I mean, they were talking about starting a caucus. 

BUSH: Yeah, well. It’s — it — it — yeah, to me, that’s, it basically says we want to be extinct. 

REID: Is it — is it, Kurt, in your mind that we’re going to have the part of the party that is more neocon — more about — they’re pro democracy but also pro-invading Iraq — right — and sort of militarism — that little wing of the party? The neocons will be one party and the rest will just be the Trump people?

KURT BARDELLA: You know, Joy, I think what is really concerning here, and we’ll see this come down to a very, I think, public vote very soon about Liz Cheney is the majority of people in this party, and their elected leadership is siding with the anti-democratic forces within the Republican Party. It’s not that it’s just a segment of the party. It’s now becoming the entire party. I don’t think there are enough of people who are willing to stand up to this iteration of the Republican Party to build another party at this point. I mean, for all the conversation about Liz Cheney or — or Mitt Romney or Adam Kinzinger, they’re the outliers. And it’s really — it’s really something hearing those comments from George W. Bush. I’ve been thinking to myself this whole time, you know, Al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, the Taliban, the people who wanted to do harm to our nation and to our way of life and democracy, they got nothing on what this Republican Party is doing. The idea that a member of their party, of their leadership whose last name is Cheney, could be purged from their leadership for telling the truth about January 6th, for telling the truth about a violent insurrection that claimed the lives of — of — among — a Capitol police officer — the fact that they, people like Cheney won’t support the great lie that this election was rigged, or there was voter fraud, the anti-democratic forces are hijacking this party, purging one of — one of the members who won’t — who won’t abide by the party line. That is so detrimental and dangerous. We are a two-party system in this country. That’s how it was built for better or worse. When one of the two parties becomes this radicalized and the core of the party’s ideology is anti-democratic, that’s a very dangerous development going on that’s result in more violence, that’s going to result in more attempts to overthrow our government, that’s going to result in people losing lives, just like January 6th. 

REID: Well, and you know, Angela, it feels like we are at a much more dangerous point now because you’re see it merging into a white interests party. And saying that if they don’t get their way, they’re willing to literally commit violence to overturn an election because they don’t believe people of color even should be, apparently, have access to voting booths, right? So, I wonder how much danger you feel we’re in because there is still a chance, they control a lot of legislatures. They’re going to control redistricting. They can still get power back. I wonder how much danger you feel that places the rest of us in. 

ANGELA RYE: Yeah, Joy, you know, it’s a lot of danger and we can start with where we started two years after Barack Obama was elected — right — we’re right back at voter suppression, right back at voter I.D. legislation. Now, criminalizing people who would bring water to voters. When you have to compromise the very principles that you claim this democracy was founded upon so that you can desperately cling on to power, we’re in trouble. When you could turn a blind eye to a white supremacist and elect him, that’s when you know we’re in trouble. When you can support not just a violent insurrection but one against police officers, law enforcement, where they were yelling, “Blue Lives Matter” unless it is a white MAGA supporter taking them on, trying to take their lives, right? Or perhaps they’re law enforcement, too. But also MAGA supporters which we saw at the Capitol. So whether we’re talking about voter suppression, Joy, or we’re talking about police violence in the justification they’re in. Whether we’re talking about how they win elections, the way that they will rig them when it’s convenient through a redistricting process that is overwhelmingly throughout the country dominated by the Republican Party, we’ve left justice. And so, it’s no wonder, as my good brother Charlemagne said for Donkey of the Day against Mitch McConnell today, that you don’t want to remember a 1619 as a starting point, that you would go to a 1776 starting point. Revisionist history has always been toxic and deadly and the fact they would lean is that in 2021 after the very clear — clear vision we had in 2020 I think says all we need to know. 

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22 Comments

  1. I guess the nigger, and the chinc aren’t paying attention to the damage drooling Joe, and his slut are doing, then again, it’s MSLSD, home of the lie tellers.

      1. The two of you only reinforce the truth,…there ARE racists among us, and one doesn’t have to look far! Obviously believers of THE BIG LIE!

        1. Those two may or may not be racist based on one comment. However, they do tell the truth about the folks on msnbc, and news in general. We listened to 8 years of obama telling the world how bad the US was, and turned us against each other, and then we listened to 4 years of everyone telling us how bad trump was for questioning what the heck was going on….it never ends does it.

  2. Evidently liberals will let anyone dox everyone else simply by lying about every issue. What’s next? A trained monkey with a keyboard hammering out nonsense until something seems to make sense?

    1. @ Scott Just like Hollywierd MORONS–I would really like to know who in their right mind would give credence to, let alone pay to see, a bunch of Narcissistic Hypocritical Xenophobic Misogynistic Transgender Queer Pedophiles (Hollywierd Morons) who reside in LA LA Land and have the comprehension and sophistication level of a dog turd, who either earn (?) their living pretending to be someone else or live a charmed life because of their looks, questionable talent or might know someone who might be someone important!!!! These HYPOCRITICAL CLOWNS have the brain of a pebble and need someone else to put words in their mouths alter their voices or make them up to appear semi presentable and/or coach them in a way to appear semi literate or talented. Listening to them speak without a script speaks volumes for their character intellect and or sophistication (or lack thereof)!!! I would be remiss if I failed to include Athletes who pontificate as if they are royalty and are paid a king’s ransom for having a God given talent to play a professional sport, and are in need for nothing!

      What makes matters worse is these insecure clowns CRAVE attention and all the adulation they can get so much so they promote countless televised events in which they pat each other’s backs presenting award after award to one another for accomplishing absolutely nothing!

      The difference between Hollywierd Idiots and political idiots is most often Hollywierd Idiots have writers to make them appear to be semi intellectual. Take the writers out of the equation and you have Robert DeNiro. We all know how intellectual he displayed himself to be when he ranted about Trump Actually truth be told DeNiro was describing most of Hollywierd particularly himself

      Here is something to ponder – The United States has become a place where entertainers and professional athletes are mistaken for people of importance.

      Well at some time in our life most of us have probably needed the services of a Doctor or have been taught by a Teacher. Most of us have needed farmers, and on occasions an auto mechanic, a plumber, a house painter, and many other everyday people. But I would be more than willing to bet the farm that none of us have EVER, not even once NEEDED a Pro athlete, media personality, or Hollywierd entertainer for ANYTHING!!!

      A Hollywierd celebrity or professional sports personality is an entertainer; so is an organ grinder’s monkey. Does anyone really believe I care about what an organ grinder’s monkey, Hollywierd idiot or Pro-athlete thinks, (or most importantly says) about anything?

    2. The trained monkey is already in place. Biden’s “State of the Union speech” is a perfect example. No human could write a speech that boring.

  3. MSNBC??? Don’t they mean BSDNC??? Why is it LIEberals continually reside in the RECIPROCAL WORLD of fantasy?? EVERYTHING they think, do, or say is the OPPOSITE of reality.

    What really amazes and at the same time FRIGHTENS me is so many MORONS agree with them!

    Because the globalist elite have seized control of the media and education systems, our children are property of the state and are indoctrinated to accept what the globalists force upon them, again like it was in Nazi Germany.

    Satan is the ringmaster of the LIEberal Demoshits circus. Morals are set by popular opinion and one’s feelings Therefore SOCIETY has no morals therefore society is in fact AMORAL

    Conformity is doing what everyone else is doing, regardless of what is right- Morality is doing what is right regardless of what everyone else is doing.

    As a result, morals in America are in complete decay. Ethics in America are in decay. Personal responsibility in America has been eliminated leading to the Subjugation of the American people. The main objective of the globalist elite is that we will become slaves of the global elite because we as a people have been conditioned via political correctness to no longer be interested in or be bothered to fight for our way of life.

  4. All I’m seeing here is the left painting their own picture and blaming the right. Is this 1930s Germany all over again? Remember the old saying? If you don’t learn from your history, you repeat it. Liberals will not stop until they have completely destroyed the United States and the free world so they can RULE over the little people! Every vote for the left is a vote to annihilate freedom and the American way of life!

    1. I agree the similarities to 1930s Germany and the NAZI party is chilling. The only difference between the democrat party of the US and the NAZI party of 1930-40s Germany is the number of people they have killed. The democrats are lagging far behind the NAZIs but I’m sure they have plans to catch up. Putting Covid19 positive patients into nursing homes is only the start of their murder spree.

  5. I believe the average smart thinking American doesn’t listen to this crap! Sure the conservative needs to hear this and remember the idiots who spill this crap from there mouth but remember this come election time ? Don’t resort to the pits of hell with those morons over at MSNBC or any other idiotic network who doesn’t care about the real America anymore ! But remember this Black, white , brown , including all Latinos, Asians American Indians or any other bleed red white and blue person is a person so don’t show your racist rhetoric or believe that about other races because you are part of the problem if you do ?? Get it ! So you to at top of comments believe in the good point of views of conservatives and race name calling isn’t one of them ! So throw that shit away ? Follow your heart and soul and pull this country back from the demonic Democratic Party that lost all sense of reality , reason and logic . Peace to all Conservatives and even the idiots for they don’t know what they do.

  6. The people at MSNBC are hired on their ability to tell lies. No wonder hardly anyone watches that thing called a network. They only report fabricated news, never the real thing. I have never watched this piece of crap.

  7. DemocRat Party accomplishments since founded by Andy ‘JackAzz’ Jackson:
    Trail of Tears, Slavery extended for generations, Civil War which killed more USA citizens than any other war, K.K.K. lynchings and political terrorism for a century, pushed the ‘progressive Science’ of Eugenics to justify forced sterilizing of ‘lesser humans’ (inspiring Stalin, Hitler and Mussolini to just slaughter people!), drove the US into 2 World Wars after promising to keep US out of foreign wars to get elected, harbored Soviet and CPUSA agents in their administrations, which led to the UN being virtually Communist-controlled, confiscated properties and threw hundreds of thousands of US citizens into concentration camps for years, used federal tax (and other) policy to inhibit and destroy the US economy repeatedly since they founded the Federal Reserve and ‘progressive income tax’, abandoned the south Vietnamese after a Republican administration negotiated a peace treaty that the North then ignored, Democrats denied the promised US support, abandoned US hostages in Iran for 1.5 years, antisemitic and racist by nature, Carter failed stop OPEC due to his hatred of Israel, leading to embargoes, stagflation and economic ‘malaise’, Clinton corrupted the FBI and BATF into making ‘showpiece’ assaults against tiny groups they called ‘right-wing’ leading to stupid loss of life, inspiring the OKC bombing retaliation, got impeached and with Joe Biden’s help repealed the Glass-Steagull Act, which allowed ‘Banks Too Big to Fail’ along with Freddie and Fannie, to combine speculative investing with other normal banking/lending, which led to the ‘Great (subprime) Recession a few years later, helping Obama get elected and double the federal debt, abandon Iraq to a genocidal ISIS that Hillary helped create, dumped billions of US assets, dollars and sanction relief on Iran, who also helped create ISIS (and Hezbollah).
    Out of time, there’s more, but what’s the Republican list?

  8. What is MSNBC and acronym for?
    Microsoft National Broadcasting Corporation.
    Does anyone not get that they wouldn’t promote all this seditious, traitorous, anti-USA B.S. if Bill Gates wasn’t all for it????!!!!

  9. Stuff like this is why the Dems are (rightfully) labeled a braindead cult and why Joy Reid and MSNBC need to be cancelled.

  10. Who cares what they say, they are Communist sympathizers and Marxists being prompted up by China to spread propaganda to the fools that are their fan base and that is dwindling by the day. Losers all of them including China’s mutt of the month O’ no they call that a leader, leader to hell.

  11. White Supremacists have absolutely no political power in this country, today. They have been completely marginalized and discredited over the years, especially by Republicans who routinely condemn the violence and the ideals.

    This is far different from Democrats who openly support BLM and Antifa, two groups that by definition, are terrorists and insurrectionists. Both these groups engage in violence to advance a political agenda, and promote a Marxist agenda to undermine our Constitutional government.

    Instead of condemnation, democrat leaders name streets and plazas after BLM, helping contribute millions of dollars to advance their agenda. Every democrat who supports these groups is also guilty of violating the 14th Amendment, Section 3, which prohibits any public official from aiding and abetting any person or group fomenting rebellion against the US. By every criteria, Democrats are the real threat to this nation.

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