MSNBC Race Hustlers Cry Over Low Black Turnout, Cost Dems Key Seats

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Despite a better-than-expected night for the Democrats on Tuesday, MSNBC’s Joy Reid and her gang of race baiters were clearly unhappy during Thursday night’s edition of The ReidOut that the Democrat Party let some winnable Senate and House seats slip through their fingertips due to what she described as poor black voter turnout. 

Reid first turned to Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza first to lash out over the Democrat Party’s ongoing problem with black voter turnout: 

Black people are up against voter suppression that’s making it harder and harder for our voices to be heard. We are also up against misinformation and disinformation. And then frankly, we’re up against this kind of rigged system, where we’re not investing money from the party that wants us to turn out our votes.

She went on to tout the fact that her organization “moved $2.5 million to black organizations to activate black voters the day after the midterm elections, moving all the way to 2024.”

Praising herself, Garza huffed “I’m not doing anything that’s rocket science, and certainly, I can’t fund this on my own. We need the party who depends on our votes to also invest in our communities.”

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Turning to ESPN correspondent Angela Rye, Reid complained about all the winnable races that Democrats lost due to her party not turning out black voters: “I look at a race like Mandela Barnes, I look at Cheri Beasley, these were narrow losses. These were winnable races. How do we convince the party that they need to do things differently?” 

Rye went against the grain and complained about the “very white consultancy” that has told Democrats to run candidates who are “almost a Republican” or “very moderate Democrat.” 

According to Rye, that will only suppress the black vote and “ensure black people don’t turn out.” 

“You need dynamic candidates that speak to our issues. You need younger candidates who speak to our issues,” Rye added. 

Rye ended by proclaiming that “you’ve got narrow loss margins, you got large ones. There’s a lot to choose from, but you’ve got work to do.” 

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To read the relevant transcript click “expand”:

MSNBC’s The ReidOut
11/10/2022
7:42:40 p.m. Eastern 

ALICIA GARZA (CO-FOUNDER, BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT): We have been saying this for years and years and years. It is, yes, about 365-day engagement in black communities. It’s also about money and dollars and investing resources in black communities for voter engagement, for voter education, for voter activation, for black voter organizing. I can tell you, in places like Georgia, there was a lot of money moving around, but not enough money moving to organizations like Black Voters Matter, who of course, people depend on, right, to activate and energize the black vote. 

But if they don’t have the resources that they need to do that, then we end up in this situation where we’re asking, why didn’t black people turn out? Here’s the thing, Joy. Black people are up against voter suppression that’s making it harder and harder for our voices to be heard. We are also up against misinformation and disinformation. And then frankly, we’re up against this kind of rigged system, where we’re not investing money from the party that wants us to turn out our votes. Joy, this week alone, I and my organization moved $2.5 million to black organizations to activate black voters the day after the midterm elections, moving all the way to 2024. I’m not doing anything that’s rocket science, and certainly, I can’t fund this on my own. We need the party who depends on our votes to also invest in our communities. It’s really just that simple. 

JOY REID: Yeah, and Jaime Harrison, I’ll give him credit, he put $90 million on the road in terms of GOTV and turnout operations. And real quick before we go, Angela Rye, I look at a race like Mandela Barnes, I look at Cheri Beasley, these were narrow losses. These were winnable races. How do we convince the party that they need to do things differently? 

ANGELA RYE (ESPN CORRESPONDENT): Here’s what we should first convince them of. I know that you all are watching at home and you have decided with the very white consultancy that you all have been having for decades that this is exactly why we got to run almost a Republican. A very moderate Democrat. I’m going to tell you right now, that’s not the answer. That’s how you self-suppress. 

That’s how you ensure black people don’t turn out. You need dynamic candidates that speak to our issues. You need younger candidates who speak to our issues. You need to ensure that you’re employing a whole new class of consultants who don’t think the same way that you always think. It doesn’t work. And we don’t know what else to tell you at this point. You’ve got narrow loss margins, you got large ones. There’s a lot to choose from, but you’ve got work to do.

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