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MSNBC’s Joy Reid goes trope trolling

MSNBC’s Joy Reid goes trope trolling
February 05
18:13 2018
Joy Reid hosts “AM Joy” on MSNBC. Nothing more need be said to know her political philosophy. Her radical left-wing screeds are the mainstay of her morning show. She is often invited to further spread her fact-challenged political narratives as an in-house guest panelist on the full range of other MSNBC programs.

MSNBC promotes what they call “her distinctive analysis and insight.” Maybe “distinctive” is a euphemism for “prejudicial” or “one-sided.”

Following President Trump’s well delivered and relatively popular (based on polling results) State of the Union Speech, Reid tweeted this response.

“Church … family … police … military … the national anthem … Trump trying to call on all the tropes of 1950s-era nationalism. The goal of this speech appears to be to force the normalization of Trump on the terms of the bygone era his supporters are nostalgic for.”

Coming from one of the propagandists for the resistance, I knew it was not a compliment, but I did want to confirm the use of the word “trope.” It basically means an overused or outdated metaphor to make a point – sort of a cliché or an anachronism.

It is astounding that even such a radical leftist media personality would engage in a head-on attack on what for more than 200 years have been the main pillars of the American experience. Each of these “tropes,” as Reid calls them, is protected or reflected in the Constitution. To discard these is to repudiate all that make America so exceptional.

Not only does Reid disparage those cherished traditions, but slanders those who hold such values. In her view, we are only forcing “the normalization of Trump on the terms of the bygone era his supporters are nostalgic for.”

Reid is no liberal voice in the wilderness who thinks that religion, family, law enforcement, national defense and respect for Old Glory are all passé concepts. It is the foundation of left-wing thinking. You may recall (or maybe not) left fringe television host Bill Maher opining that “religion is a neurological disorder.” Black Lives Matter activist Jessica Disu told TV’s Megan Kelly that we need to “abolish the police” – an idea that would have great appeal to MS-13.

Unfortunately, Reid is not some outlier in the world of politics and journalism. Her views are represented throughout the extreme left fringe that currently holds sway over the Democratic Party.

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Larry Horist

Larry Horist

Larry Horist is a conservative activist with an extensive background in economics, public policy and politics. Clients of his consulting firm have included such conservative icons as Steve Forbes and Milton Friedman, as well as the White House. He has testified as an expert witness before legislative bodies, including the U. S. Congress, and lectured at major colleges and universities. An award-winning debater, his insightful and sometimes controversial commentaries appear frequently on the editorial pages of newspapers across the nation. He can be reached at lph@thomasandjoyce.com.

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