In a discussion over the midterm elections and what effect the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh would have on Republican voter enthusiasm, MSNBC contributor Elie Mystal made some extraordinarily ignorant and Clinton-esque statements about the conservative base. Mystal, who is the editor of Above the Law, said that voters would come out in force for Trump and other Republicans, simply because the president had delivered on his promises. But Mystal had a bizarre sense of what those promises entailed.
“The thing about making a deal with the devil is that the devil backs up his bargain,” he said. “The devil does not welch. Trump has delivered for these people on the things that they care about most. He’s delivered racism for these people. He has delivered misogyny for these people, and now he’s delivered the Supreme Court for these people, which is something they’ve been trying to get for a generation.”
Mystal is dead-on when it comes to the Supreme Court, and you can see that the last vestiges of any serious NeverTrump conservatism died a quick and painless death while Democrats were trying to block the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh. Trump promised that he would nominate conservative Supreme Court nominees, and he has definitely come through on that promise. Even if he were otherwise the worst president to ever hold office, this alone would be enough to guarantee him another four years.
As for the other stuff, are you serious? This is Clinton’s “deplorables” comment under another banner. Does he really believe that Trump’s voters went out to the polls in 2016 because they craved a president who would give them lots of “racism” and “misogyny” over the course of his term? How caught up in your own elitist bubble do you have to be to actually say something like that, much less think it? Does Elie Mystal know a single Republican voter, or does he get all of his information about conservatives from Vox.com?
Oh, wait, the dude’s not done.
“We’re going to see if this reign that they now have control over all three branches of government, we’re going to see if this reign lasts for thirty days, or two years, or a thousand-year Reich,” he said. “Because that is what these people have set themselves up for.”
A thousand-year Reich? Seriously?
God, we can only hope that liberals and Democrats drag this kind of apocalyptic rhetoric with them into the 2020 election. We’re pretty sure that the Republican Party picks up one voter every time someone in the media compares Trump to Hitler or his supporters to everyday Nazis. If our theory holds true, we could be in for a landslide re-election party.
Four more years, baby!
And if it somehow becomes a thousand…well…so much the better.