MSNBC Host Denounces Sanders Supporters As “Privileged White Voters” For Not Supporting Biden

Joy_Reid_2We have been discussing the open hostility that Sen. Bernie Sanders has faced on MSNBC and CNN during both his runs for the presidency in 2016 and 2020.  In one of the last large rallies of Sanders in Michigan (and his campaign) I spoke with Sanders supporters who were adamantly opposed to Joe Biden (here and here and here).  For them, it is no accident that, once again, the only option for the general election is the most establishment figure in the race.  They joined Sanders (some for their first campaign) because of his agenda and in opposition to the establishment policies that they see controlling the Democratic National Committee and Biden.  Now, MSNBC host Joy Reid has denounced those Sanders’ supporters as “privileged white voters” because they refuse to support Biden.

 Reid’s ire was drawn by statements by commentator Kyle Kulinski who told critics that they could “blame” him if President Trump defeats Biden in November: “As a left-winger who will not vote for Biden I want you to know I’m 100% okay with you blaming me if Trump wins a second term. I mean it. Blame me. Then get to thinking real hard how you’re gonna get me to support your candidate the next time! Maybe even ask me, I’ll tell you! We shouldn’t be defensive about this. If they’re blaming us for Trump that’s an admission that they need us to win. If they need us to win then they need to make concessions. Own it!”

“What this kind of thing says to me is that these are not ‘left-wing’ voters. They are privileged white voters who demand to be bowed down to, no different than Trump’s voters want those who are not white and Christian to take the knee for them like in the ‘good old days.’ These are voters whose primary concern is that everyone else kneel. That’s it. Kneel. Or they threaten the rest of us with the endless torment of Trumpism. Caged children. Viral death. Poverty. Want. Voter Suppression. Muslim bans. Of course none of this harms or impacts them.”


157 thoughts on “MSNBC Host Denounces Sanders Supporters As “Privileged White Voters” For Not Supporting Biden”

    1. Probably. Because even though the “mother” is not identified, the fact that Reade said HER mother called in, way back then 37 years ago is significant. Either Reade has a super-good memory about the Larry King show and some random caller to the show, or she knew that her mother called in.

      I find it highly unlikely that this is just coincidence, or a super good memory.

      Squeeky Fromm
      Girl Reporter

  1. “Racist” doesn’t mean anything anymore. It’s just a goad to try to control people.

    The erosion of the English language is a great loss.

    1. Americans enjoy the freedoms of thought, speech, belief, religion, publication, press, socialization, assembly and every other conceivable, natural and God-given right and freedom per the 9th Amendment.

      If Americans cannot discriminate, Americans cannot be free. Americans may certainly hold opinions based on race. You’re conflating violence with the freedom of individuals to discriminate and make choices. You wield the term “racist” as a weapon against free Americans as if holding an opinion is a crime.

      The next thing you communists will order is miscegenation. You’ll tell Americans whom to love. Homogeneous marriage will become illegal, right?

      No losers – share the misery – you communists are always right, right?

      One problem: The Founders provided maximal freedom to individuals while severely limiting and restricting government to its singular role of merely facilitating the maximal freedom of individuals through the provision of security and infrastructure.

      People must adapt to the outcomes of freedom. Freedom does not adapt to people…dictatorship does.


      By Christopher. Lydon Special to The New York Times

      April 7, 1976

      SOUTH BEND, Ind., April 6 — Jimmy Carter said today that the Federal Government should not take the initiative to change the “ethnic purity” of some urban neighborhoods or the economic “homogeneity” of well‐to‐do suburbs.
      ‘If he wins the Presidency, the Georgia Democrat said at a news conference here, “I’m not ‐going to use the Federal Government’s authority deliberately to circumvent the natural inclination of people to live in ethnically homogeneous neighborhoods.”
      Similarly, he said, “To build a high‐rise, very low‐cost housing unit in a suburban neighborhood or other neighborhoods with relatively expensive homes, I think, would not he in the best interest of the people. who live in the high‐rise or the suburbs.
      “Any exclusion of a family because of race or ethnic background I would oppose very strongly and aggressively as President,” he said. “But think it’s good to maintain the homogeneity of neighborhoods if they’ye been established that way.”

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