Morning Joe Panel goes mad, furious that GOP renounces tape recordings as ‘rigged’ – Reuters News in France and abroad

We do well to watch Morning Joe, whether or not we like one of the usual panelists and hosts (I happen to like them). It matters because, given the alternatives, this is the show Congressional and White House insiders are watching, even Republicans, whether they admit it or not. One can quibble with the definition of “serious” in this context, but this is the most serious political program offered in the most important time slot.

One of the strongest on the show has always been Mika Brzezinski, and she was particularly on her game this morning in her response to Republicans’ response to Kevin McCarthy’s tapings. Many of them simply give them up considering them to be… wrong. There is no reality in the world of the GOP, not one beyond the cartoon they create.

Mika listened to Rep. Maria Salazar’s explanation of the tapes:

It has been edited. You see, I know the art of editing, so I don’t know in what context. But what I’m telling you is it’s not about trying to find out what happened, what he said is the whole story. You don’t see it, what are you doing? You know, it’s like history will judge news agencies 100 years from now.

Bad. History will judge this entire period as the transition from American democracy to an American dictatorship, and Mika knows a thing or two about dictatorships.

“My God. I know her. She knows so much better.

Joe chimed in, picking up Mika’s emphasis:

“These people know they are lying and they know we know they are lying. They know their soldiers know they are lying, but they keep lying.

After noting that Rep. Glenn Grothman of Wisconsin also said that you can never trust anything coming out these days because they can splice the tape however they want, Mika backtracked on his theme, these blatant, flippant lies of the type Trump used during his ascension. are now the norm in the party.

Former White House Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri said the obvious, right-wing fascist takeover requires the destruction of “the truth”:

“It’s like it’s the same fight. It’s like what aboutism, that’s what Russia does. It’s their game. The fight in Ukraine, how the Republicans casually lie and everyone accepts it and expects it to happen, how it hurts the Democrats when they don’t rise up to fight back , both in terms of fending off the Culture War, but also these fights take hold when you’re not progressing. You know, that’s when the Democrats – when you’re not making progress on behalf of working people, that’s when the culture war stuff happens.

Most people don’t understand that propaganda, when used most effectively, is not meant to make one person believe one thing at any one time. It’s about convincing people to let go of the idea that the truth even exists, no matter if they get it. Everyone has an angle. You can talk to people standing in the room who have observed something, you can have a video of something happening, it will be explained, everyone has an angle, it’s easy to put together, make your own video , all of this. We may be in the room, but can you trust what’s been heard? Everyone has an angle. There is no truth. Everyone has their own truth.

We see it every day in the Republican Party and it is the strongest evidence that exists that they intend to bring their party to the hard right, the fascist right, a dictatorship. Faced with a demographic that clearly demonstrates that their future is that of a minority party (and of a minority race, if we limit ourselves to whites and especially to men), they do not adjust their convictions to attract more world on their agenda. No, they maintain their program and seize power the only way a minority party can, through fascism. And we watch it happen in slow motion.

As I reported yesterday, Republicans already have a plan to win in 2024 regardless of the popular vote. They will simply rely on state legislatures and a SCOTUS puppet, 5-4 on a critical 12th Amendment issue. In the absence of criminal arrests, stating THE TRUTH, all is predestined.


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Morning Joe Panel goes mad, furious that GOP renounces tape recordings as ‘rigged’ – Reuters News in France and abroad