Reid Accuses Thomas Of Selling Out For ‘A Fabulous Lifestyle’

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On Monday, MSNBC’s Joy Reid claimed that her objection to NBC hiring former RNC chair Ronna McDaniel was not because she was a Republican and that she has no problem welcoming them to her show. The rest of the week discredited that notion, and Friday’s edition of The ReidOut was just the latest example of Reid living in her bubble as she suggested Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has sold out for “a fabulous lifestyle.”

Reid’s dislike of the Supreme Court goes beyond Thomas, as she addressed her panel of SiriusXM host Dean Obeidallah and author Clay Cane, “The Supreme Court is very clear that some of them are just like ‘we want Trump back.’”

Trying to come up with some proof for her claim, she added that “they also just want Republicans to win. The Supreme Court has slow walked an illegal Congressional map in South Carolina, they’re like ‘No, y’all got to vote on that map. You have to use that map because we can’t be bothered to get ourselves together to fix it.’”

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That assumes there’s something that needs fixing, as Obeidallah admitted when he condemned the Court for not having ruled on the map. “Yeah, and just to inform people, you know, about a year ago, a three panel—federal judges said the map where Nancy Mace represents is an illegal gerrymander. It dilutes the votes of black people. They argued before the Supreme Court last fall and this Supreme Court, GOP Court has not delivered an opinion. The result is a practical matter. They’re going to run the election on illegal maps.” 

For Obeidallah, a Supreme Court that rules against him is a “GOP Court,” but one that would rule for him is simply “the judiciary,” and he demanded Democrats pack the court as a result, “And they still—this GOP Court, everybody has to view it the same way, it’s part of the GOP. It is not in the judiciary,it’s part of the apparatus. So, Democrats have to make expanding this Court and bringing judiciary to the judiciary one of the big things because they’re delaying the immunity case. The only thing they were fast on was the 14th Amendment case to make sure Trump got back on the ballot.“

Of course, that was a 9-0 case, but some narratives are allowed to supersede facts at The ReidOut.

On Thomas specifically, Reid turned to Cane, whose book is about how terrible black conservatives are, and asked him, “You did write The Grift, explain Clarence Thomas, why is Clarence Thomas?”

If Reid was serious about her Monday claim about hearing Republican perspectives, she could’ve brought on an actual conservative or former Thomas clerk, but instead Cane offered up a quite lazy, but satisfying for MSNBC response of “And Ginni Thomas. I call her a 10th member of the Supreme Court. That’s what I call her. Hey, listen, he put in a blueprint. He’s etched it in stone and he is—it’s been profitable for him. I guess he’ll be on more yachts from Harlan Crow—.”

For Reid, it is unfathomable that Thomas could possibly disagree with her, “He’s essentially trading and I don’t know if he believes this stuff or not, but essentially his votes are traded for a fabulous lifestyle that he couldn’t get from a job and the irony is he couldn’t get the job you wanted to be a rich lawyer because of racism.”

For someone who claims to place a great emphasis on facts, Joy Reid sure does do a lot of projecting and motive questioning.

Here is a transcript for the March 29 show:

MSNBC The ReidOut

3/29/2024

7:51 PM ET

JOY REID: The Supreme Court is very clear that some of them are just like “we want Trump back.”

DEAN OBEIDALLAH: Yeah.

REID: And they also just want Republicans to win. The Supreme Court has slow walked an illegal Congressional map in South Carolina, they’re like “No, y’all got to vote on that map. You have to use that map because we can’t be bothered to get ourselves together to fix it.”

So, it seems to me that at this point the Supreme Court is in the business of trying to get Trump and Republicans elected. 

OBEIDALLAH: Yeah, and just to inform people, you know, about a year ago, a three panel—federal judges said the map where Nancy Mace represents is an illegal gerrymander.

REID: Yeah.

OBEIDALLAH: It dilutes the votes of black people. They argued before the Supreme Court last fall—

REID: Yeah.

OBEIDALLAH: — and this Supreme Court, GOP Court has not delivered an opinion. The result is a practical matter. They’re going to run the election on illegal maps. 

REID: Yeah.

OBEIDALLAH: And they still—this GOP Court, everybody has to view it the same way, it’s part of the GOP. It is not in the judiciary—

REID: Exactly.

OBEIDALLAH: — it’s part of the apparatus. So, Democrats have to make expanding this Court and bringing judiciary to the judiciary—

REID: Yeah.

OBEIDALLAH: —one of the big things because they’re delaying the immunity case. 

REID: Yeah.

OBEIDALLAH: The only thing they were fast on was the 14th Amendment case—

REID: Yeah.

OBEIDALLAH: — to make sure Trump got back on the ballot. 

REID: Get him back on the ballot. You did write The Grift, explain Clarence Thomas, why is Clarence Thomas?

CLAY CANE: And Ginni Thomas. I call her a 10th member of the Supreme Court.

REID: Yeah.

CANE: That’s what I call her. Hey, listen, he put in a blueprint. He’s etched it in stone and he is—it’s been profitable for him. I guess he’ll be on more yachts from Harlan Crow—.

REID: He’s essentially trading and I don’t know if he believes this stuff or not, but essentially his votes are traded for a fabulous lifestyle that he couldn’t get from a job and the irony is he couldn’t get the job you wanted to be a rich lawyer because of racism. 

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