Joy Reid is fearmongering about ‘the kind of people’ that have been unleashed on the United States since President Trump’s win in 2016.
On her Sunday show, Joy Reid, a frequent race-baiter and open critic of President Trump, took a stab at being an armchair psychologist by delving into President Trump’s psyche. Obviously Reid is perfectly qualified to discuss his motivations and those of his supporters because she has her own show on MSNBC. Reid is very concerned about the anxiety that people are feeling because of the President’s actions and the hordes of Nazis that have now come out in the open.
No, I don’t think she means the inaccurately named #Resistance “heroes,” Antifa.
Reid is convinced that there are Nazi supporters of President Trump openly wandering the streets.
Yes, I know that’s stupid, but we are talking about Joy Reid if you recall.
REID: Donald Trump — we were talking about this in the hair and makeup room a little bit as well — he produces a kind of anxiety in people that is so profound. It’s part of the reason that people are obsessively watching this show and Rachel Maddow. It’s like Rachel Maddow is sort of their psychologist at this point. Because people are afraid of, not just what he can do, but what he is doing to people, what he is bringing out in people. The kind of people he is surfacing in the United States. You have swatting happening, and Nazis walking around. It is a scary time. And you look at the polling on what Donald Trump has just done. And rather than make people feel more confident, it’s made people more anxious. Here’s the anxiety level in 2018 versus 2019 and people are more anxious. Do people feel safer after the strike in Iran, they feel less safe. The anxiety — everything he does makes people feel worse.
How is this woman still on television? They’re apparently not very selective on “MSDNC.”
Joy Reid: Because of Trump Nazis are Walking Around America pic.twitter.com/CPlZKGBvt4
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) January 13, 2020
Let’s take this one thing at a time.
First, I hate to be the one to break it to Joy, but there’s a name for that “anxiety” that she’s talking about — it’s called Trump Derangement Syndrome™. It’s interesting that Reid sees that people are obsessively watching MSNBC in order to get their “therapy” for TDS. What she doesn’t seem to realize is that obsessively watching MSNBC only adds to TDS.
I admit that I’m a bit of a political junkie, but fixating on politics constantly isn’t healthy.
As illustrated so well by C.S. Lewis:
A sick society must think much about politics, as a sick man must think much about his digestion; to ignore the subject may be fatal cowardice for one as for the other. But if either comes to regard it as the natural food of the mind—if either forgets that we think of such things only in order to be able to think of something else—then what was undertaken for the sake of health has become itself a new and deadly disease. — C.S. Lewis
In addition, Reid cites a survey that shows over 30% of Americans are feeling generalized anxiety year-to-year and lays this at the feet of President Trump. While claiming that President Trump’s actions have made people feel more anxious, she doesn’t seem to realize that the anxiety rate went down between 2018 and 2019. (Probably because they have jobs and a raise in the Trump economy, but, hey, I’m just spitballing here.)
Reid was mocked on Twitter for this ridiculous segment.
— Greg DeFusco (@Greg_DeFusco) January 13, 2020
My favorite part is where Joy thinks that a poll showing 32% of people in 2019 felt anxiety vs. 39% in 2018 is an *increase.*
Thinking that Nazis are walking around confirms the part at the beginning where she unwittingly says that Trump Derangement Syndrome requires therapy.
— K. Walker (@TheMrsKnowItAll) January 13, 2020
“Accuse the otherside of that which you are guilty.”
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually believe it”.
“Propaganda works best when those that are being manipulated are confident they are acting on their own free will.”
— Bradley Ingram (@BradleyIngram24) January 14, 2020
No one gets it all wrong as consistently as homophobic and not very bright @JoyAnnReid
— Conservative in Marin (@JNOV57) January 13, 2020
Buckle up, Patriots, with half the country suffering from TDS, it’s gonna be a bumpy ride to 2020!