One does effectively to look at Morning Joe whether or not one likes any of the same old panelists and hosts, or not (I occur to love them). It can be crucial as a result of, given the alternate options, it’s the present that the insiders in Congress and the White Home watch, even Republicans, whether or not they admit it or not. One can quibble with the definition of “critical” on this context, however it’s the most critical political present provided within the all-important time slot.
One of many strongest on the present has at all times been Mika Brzezinski, and he or she was significantly on her recreation this morning in her response to listening to the Republicans’ response to the Kevin McCarthy tapes. A lot of them are merely waiving them away as… pretend. There isn’t a actuality in GOP world, not one past the cartoon they create.
Mika listened to Rep. Maria Salazar’s clarification of the tapes:
It was edited. You see, I do know the artwork of enhancing, so I am undecided in what context. However what I am saying to you is that’s not a matter of looking for out it occurred, what he stated is the entire story. Do not you guys see it, what you guys are doing? You realize, it is like, historical past will choose the information organizations 100 years from now.
mistaken Historical past will choose this whole interval because the transition from American democracy to an American dictatorship, and Mika is aware of one factor or two about dictatorships.
“My god. I do know her. She is aware of so significantly better.”
Joe jumped in, choosing up Mika’s emphasis:
“These folks know they’re mendacity they usually know that we all know that they are mendacity. They know that their rank-and-file know they’re mendacity, but they simply preserve mendacity.”
After noting that Rep. Glenn Grothman of Wisconsin additionally stated that one cannot ever belief something popping out these days as a result of they’ll splice tape nonetheless they need, Mika returned to her theme that blatant and informal lies of the sort that Trump used throughout his rise at the moment are the norm within the occasion.
Former White Home Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri stated the plain, a right-wing fascist takeover requires the destruction of “reality:”
“This looks like it’s all the identical battle. It is like, it’s whataboutism, which is what Russia does. That’s their play. The battle in Ukraine, how the Republicans are casually mendacity and everybody accepts it and expects it to occur, how that is hurting Democrats once they do not stand as much as battle again, each when it comes to pushing again tradition struggle, but additionally these fights take maintain whenever you’re not making progress. You realize, that is when Democrats – whenever you’re not making progress on behalf of working folks, that’s when the tradition struggle stuff takes place.”
Most individuals do not perceive that propaganda, used most successfully, is not meant to make anyone particular person consider anyone factor at any given time. It’s to persuade folks to surrender on the concept that the reality even exists in any respect, by no means thoughts whether or not they’re getting it. Everybody has an angle. You’ll be able to speak to folks standing within the room who noticed one thing, you may have video of one thing going down, will probably be defined away, everybody has an angle, it is simple to splice, create one’s personal video, all of it. One might be within the room, however are you able to belief what was heard? Everybody has an angle. There isn’t any such factor as reality. Everybody has their very own reality.
We see it on daily basis within the Republican occasion and it is the strongest proof in existence that they intend to take their occasion to the exhausting proper, the fascist proper, a dictatorship. Confronted with demographics that clearly display that their future is one in all a minority occasion (and a minority race, if we confine it to white and particularly male), they aren’t adjusting their beliefs to draw extra folks to their agenda. No, they’re preserving their agenda and grabbing energy the one manner a minority occasion can, by way of fascism. And we’re watching it occur in sluggish movement.
As I reported yesterday, the Republicans have already got a plan to win in 2024 with out regard to the favored vote. They may merely rely on state legislatures and a puppet SCOTUS, 5-4 on a essential twelfth Modification query. Absent legal arrests, setting out THE TRUTH, it’s all preordained.
Jason Miciak believes a day with out studying is a day not lived. He’s a political author, options author, writer, and legal professional. He’s a Canadian-born twin citizen who spent his teen and faculty years within the Pacific Northwest and has since lived in seven states. He now enjoys life as a single dad of a younger lady, writing from the seashores of the Gulf Coast. He loves crafting his flower pots, cooking, whereas additionally learning scientific philosophy, faith, and non-math rules behind quantum mechanics and cosmology. Please be happy to contact for talking engagements or any considerations.