Rob Reiner: Republicans Will Kill for Power and This may be our Last Election

I have a column out this morning on the widespread claim by media and political figures that democracy may be lost if the GOP prevails in the midterm elections. The over-the-top rhetoric was recently captured in the unhinged claim of historian Michael Beschloss on MSNBC that a Republican win could lead not only to the end of history books and democracy but lead to the killing of our children. MSNBC later followed up with an interview with  actor and Director Rob Reiner who seemed to struggle to outdo Beschloss in the apocalyptic predictions.

On MSNBC’s “The ReidOut,” Anchor Joy Reid brought up the possibility of “rape panels” for women seeking abortions if the GOP wins and asked why the election is this close. Reiner then went full fringe:

“Because the other side reality does not mean anything. They are only interested in power. They are only interested, and they will do anything to get the power. And they are willing to kill, literally kill, to get the power. You can’t have a conversation with them. The only thing we can do is try to hold on to the House and a couple of Senate seats. It will be very hard. If we do not do that, this might be the last election we have in a democracy.”

It is unfortunately right on message for not just MSNBC but many of our leaders, including President Biden. On MSNBC, Rep. Madeleine Dean (D-Pa.) previously agreed with John Heilemann that Democrats must “scare the crap out of [voters] and get them to come out.”

However, as discussed today in my Hill column, the claims ignore both the historical and constitutional realities of this country. The “democracy or death” pitch is not only failing to shift the direction of most polls, it fails to consider the proven resilience of our constitutional system and the commitment of our people to the rule of law.

148 thoughts on “Rob Reiner: Republicans Will Kill for Power and This may be our Last Election”

  1. They have no clue about america….since they are surrounded by freaks! At least Obama admitted a shelkacking!

  2. Rob Reiner is 200 million dollars wealthy. He, like many of his celebrity companions live in a bubble. How can a famous person rub shoulders with rank and file Americans? They cannot. They are victims in a sense of the fame they hungered for and now have.

    Isn’t it interesting that those who push for strict socialism or even communist tenants are glitter rich? They jet around the globe in private jets that burn fossil fuels, heat and cool there many coastal estates with fossil fuels and wouldn’t know what it is like owning a small business, trying to meet payroll next week. They are divorced from reality. People are hurting.

    The glitter rich “bicoastal elites” will never be impacted by the totalitarian system they advocate.

    I had respect for Rob. He is a talented actor, screen writer and producer. What a bizarre person! What happened to common sense?

    1. “The glitter rich “bicoastal elites” will never be impacted by the totalitarian system they advocate.”

      I agree with everything else but this. These people will be eaten and spit out by the communist system they want. It always works this way. Their foolish advocacy is driven by a desire to appear and feel virtuous, but if such a system comes into place they will be killed.

    2. coMmon sense? You don’t have it surrounded in a bubble. That’s why Abbott and desantisic relocation plan worked. If only our “elected” has anything in common with the common man! They dont. So their will be a shellacking. By democracy…..for putting freaks fore front. We can’t have .05 % dictating….based on literally “junk” science.

  3. With all that’s wrong since the big guy took over now his focus is curing cancer. Oh, by the way, I’d like a lifetime supply of chocolate.

  4. Can you believe it. Obama calls Oz a snake oil salesman. This coming from the guy who said if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor. With Barry he didn’t even wait for the snake to be skinned and pressed before he squeezed the oil out of it. Perhaps soon his fangs will be removed. It’s only the right thing to do after they have become so dull.

  5. If the Democrat theory is accurate, that “democracy is lost” if Republicans are elected, then… let it be lost. Let the country fold like a cheap suit. Throw in the towel before Apollo Creed’s stars-n-stripes shorts hits the canvas.

    Because what Dems are really saying is the election of a few men and women (the archaic GOP is still only a two gender party; a very small tent) can sabotage more than two centuries of stability. If a few can do that we’re already lost.

    But all semi-cogent adults and most turnips realize our system of government can withstand a few screwballs regardless of party. A walk through American history shows we’ve always survived even when our best and brightest were anywhere but the halls of Congress. The Founders were wise. They looked around those 13 colonies and talked with their neighbors, and the Founders knew even then: there are always idiots with a soapbox, so ensure the country is protected.

  6. Comrade Rob Reiner, “SAVE THE ‘FREE STUFF’.”

    General Secretary “Crazy Abe” Lincoln, “SAVE THE [COMM]UNION.”

    Real President Donald J. Trump, “SAVE THE NATION!”

  7. So the republicans are going to eat our children. I sense the democrats are getting desperate. I guess now it’s the children’s turn now that grandma has been pushed off of a cliff.

  8. In the 1970s the unions were much stronger than they are today. Almost exclusively the unions backed Democrats in those days. In All in The Family the meathead son in law exposed the Democratic union member (Archie) as a racist. Archie believed the things that he believed because the union bosses told him how to think. These were the same union bosses who supported Democrats. Reiner told us of the danger of the Democratic racist then but now he tells us that the Republicans are the ones we should fear. It’s all just a message from a fallen priest. They tell us that we should not be afraid of gender change surgery on our children and in their next breath they say that it is Republicans who will harm your child if they are elected. If the Republicans are elected they will break out the bloodied severed heads of the new elected leaders in Hollywood. Reiner will not just say or do anything to stay in power before the election he will continue to do anything to stop the Republicans who have been elected by the people after the election if it doesn’t go his way. Reiner is a perfect example of the leaders of the Democratic party today. Should he be let anywhere near the controls of our nation?

  9. When the Meat in this Meathead rots, one is left with mold for brains. Oddly enough, such blue green dust, carried easily by varied media winds, offers an appealing, cloyingly sweet siren song to those who subscribe to the same butcher’s scrap shop. Amazingly, those whose argument has no foundation in fact, have a voice which screams in inverse proportion to logic. The Volume of one’s sounds are a poor substitute for moderate reason.

  10. Let’s face it folks, the now very cultish political left is completely unhinged and has gone pure fear mongering with their delusional apocalyptical predictions for this election cycle.

    Personally I think the political left has completely lost touch with reality and, if they’re not really careful, their own delusional behaviors, anti-American & anti-Constitutional rhetoric and complete lack of common sense will make Donald Trump look like a freaking genius and put him back in the Oval Office. Personally I don’t want Donald Trump back, so please, please Democrats and progressives stop your moronic scorched earth propaganda campaign.

  11. (slightly OT) Just read that Obama, in his Pennsylvania rally to drum up support for Fetterman, just referred to Fetterman’s opponent Dr. Oz as a “snake oil man.” I have now lost the very last modicum of respect that I tried to maintain for Obama as an ex-President.

    1. lin wrote, “Just read that Obama, in his Pennsylvania rally to drum up support for Fetterman, just referred to Fetterman’s opponent Dr. Oz as a “snake oil man.” I have now lost the very last modicum of respect that I tried to maintain for Obama as an ex-President.”

      Obama was dragged out of moth balls to be used as a pure blood snarling attack dog and it will completely ruin whatever was left of the false classic liberal facade they tried so hard to erect around him. What you’re seeing now is the true partisan hack POS Obama not the false facade.

      1. OBAMA “SNAKE” OIL???

        Bombshell – Obama High School Friend: Barry Soetoro “Portrayed Himself as a Foreigner”

        Posted by Wolf on November 7, 2013 at 7:41pm
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        Posted By Freedom Outpost On November 7, 2013

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        by Tim Brown [2]

        James Manning recently interviewed a high school friend of Barack Obama, who claims to have known him back in the 1970s as Barry Soetoro. Mia Marie Pope says that Obama identified himself as a foreigner and a crack-smoking homosexual.

        Ms. Pope was born in 1962, in California, and moved with her family to Hawaii when she was still an infant. Pope claims that she did not meet or see Barry Soetoro until about 1977. She said that she, Barry and other kids would hang out at the beach at Waikiki.

        Mia Marie Pope says that Barry Soetoro “always portrayed himself as a foreign student.”

        While Soetoro was a little older than her and didn’t always run around with the circle of friends that she had, Pope says that he “very much was in sort of the ‘gay community,’” which she says that even back then was “thriving.”

        “We knew Barry as, just common knowledge, that girls were never anything that he was ever interested in, and as a young teenager….as a young girl… was clear to me that Barry was strictly into men,” Pope said. She also indicated that she had no desires for him and said that they didn’t get along, largely in part to the fact that he was “a pathological liar, even back then.”

        Pope said that Soetoro’s lies were “egotistical” and always to “boost himself.” She referenced Barry “bumming cigarettes,” and said that as soon as someone would give him a cigarette, he would instantly turn and walk away, after he had gotten what he wanted. In Pope’s words, “He seemed to be incapable or genuine about anything.”

        Ms. Pope said that Barry Soetoro was always “getting with these older white men.” She recognized that he was one that had cocaine, which she said was “newsworthy” in the groups she hung out in. They then began to believe it was Soetoro’s engagements (ie. Homosexual acts) with these older white men is how he “procured” cocaine.

        “In other words, he was having sex with these older white guys, and that’s how he was getting his cocaine to be able to freebase,” she told Manning.

        To continue:

    2. ..well said…!! Barry Obama’s approach failed when he tried the same rubbish last year against Glenn Youngkin (with Stacey Abrams present as the choir…)… let’s hope enough PA voters are Intelligent enough to step out of the cult (yes I can yes I can…) long enough to see that Fetterman is unfit to hold the Office of US Senator.. but… unsure…. I had one PA friend tell me to-day that it’s OK if he’s unable to think 100% because he’ll have a great staff to do all the thinking for him……. as if having at least 1 Manchurian Candidate already in DC isn’t enough…….

    3. I have NEVER had any respect for that lying, spying bastard. He is the one who divided this country by RACE, gender, religion and class. HE spied on Trump before and after the election with his brown shirt FBI. HE communicated with Hillary on her bathroom server using a fake name. He isn’t what the left worshipping him think he is. He is a narcissistic, selfish, man…no different than Trump.

  12. Funny that Reindeer should say, “They are only interested in power. They are only interested, and they will do anything to get the power.” Biden uses our limited oil reserves to temporarily lower gas prices before election, and he asks Saudi Arabia to wait until after mid-terms to cut oil production. Does he do this because he cares about Americans, or does he want to help Democrat Congressmen and Senator candidates win elections? Does he care long term or short term? If he cared about Americans long-term, would he open grants on oil exploration to ease gas prices, or is he only looking for a short term fix? Reindeer should’ve, at least, been asked if Democrats have an equal lust for power.

  13. An Inconvenient truth:

    Hillary Clinton won almost 3 million more votes than Trump in 2016. Al Gore won about 500,000 more votes than George W. Bush. Both lost in the Electoral College vote not actual votes cast.

    More than 60 federal judges ruled that Trump lost fair & square, including Trump appointed judges ruled he lost.

    Democrats didn’t launch a coup attempt or insurrection. Democrats didn’t attack and injure police officers. Democrats didn’t hunt Republican members of Congress at the U.S. Capitol.

    Trump needs to grow up and stop being a cry-baby!

    1. Sorry, but almost all those 60 judges, and mostly state judges at that, dismissed the cases w/o hearing them “on the merits”, citing lack of “standing” or other legal technicalities. They didn’t “rule” Trump lost.

      1. He doesn’t have a talking point reply to that, making it an inconvenient truth when trolling for the DNC

      2. effinayright: THANK YOU. I was just about to address this, in the form of 1,2,3. You handled 2 very well, and truthfully.
        Now I will add 1 and 3:
        1. Ashcroft: Perhaps you need to go back and acquaint yourself with why our founding fathers, in the Constitution, decided on an electoral college over plain popular vote?
        3. Ashcroft: No, you’re right. Democrats preferred instead to “hunt Republicans” while they played baseball (and shot them), while they and their families dined in restaurants, while they exited buildings, while they were onstage giving speeches. In fact, Democrats and their proxies, -and those whom they inspired/provoked–,simply mobbed, vandalized, revolted, burned, looted, trashed, desecrated, and destroyed much of the DC area during Trump’s inauguration, including police vehicles.

    2. “More than 60 federal judges ruled that Trump lost fair & square, including Trump appointed judges ruled he lost.”

      You keep repeating this BS. It makes you sound ignorant.

      Electoral votes count. If it was individual votes Trump would have campaigned more in California and other blue states. IMO he would have gained more votes and won, but in the process might have lost the electoral vote.

      If your candidates can’t figure out which states to campaign in they shouldn’t be running for the Presidency. It proves they aren’t smart enough.

    3. “Democrats didn’t launch a coup attempt or insurrection.”

      But they did aid and apologize for some 450 riots during the “summer of love.”

      You cannot credibly claim to be against using violence for political purposes, when you encourage and remain silent about widespread violence used for political purposes.

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