MSNBC’s resident prime-time racial grievance merchant Joy Reid renewed, once again, her defamatory smear against U.S. Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX), wherein she compared his resistance to the Supreme Court allowing federal agents to remove razor wire along the southern border to opponents of segregation in the 60s.
We didn’t say that this was the smartest smear, or even the most congruent. But if you are a hammer, every problem is going to look like a nail. And, to Reid, even a dispute over border security is going to look like racism. Watch:
JOY REID: Texas Congressman Chip Roy told Fox last week, channeling the old Dixiecrat South’s massive resistance against Supreme Court-ordered desegregation, quote: “You tell the court to go to hell, you defend yourself and then figure it out later.”
Reid aired this smear during a lengthy segment on adherence to the Constitution, which was little more than a rehash of disqualification arguments against Donald Trump, and which featured three former GOP governors who signed an amicus brief in support of disqualification under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment.
One has a hard time understanding what purpose this little aside served within the broader segment on disqualification, other than to gleefully call Chip Roy a racist. And it’s not the first time, either. Reid uttered that very same smear a week ago, during a segment on immigration:
JOY REID: And very quickly, this massive resistance, it sounds like the old Southerners who said that we will resist integration by any means necessary, that Chip Roy language. How does that read inside of the Latino community?
PAOLA RAMOS: It’s very, it’s very simple, no? If you’re the Republican party, you’re allegedly the party of laws and order. And you’re essentially telling local authorities to break the law. So I think once again, going into this image of, you know, who is the party of law and order and who is the party for “democracy”. I think that’s where we have to highlight the hypocrisy regardless of the politics. They’re essentially telling people to break the law.
When reduced to the absurd, Reid’s smear suggests that either you are for an open, porous border or you are Bull Connor. There’s no in-between. The unexamined fatal flaw in Reid’s logic is that the federal government has no civil right to refuse to enforce the border. Laughably, Reid is airing these bleatings during a segment on adherence to the Constitution.
Exit question: since Reid renewed her racist smear of Chip Roy, will Roy renew his call for Reid to pound sand?