In another pathetic effort to smear President Donald Trump and his supporters as racists, MSNBC’s Andrew Mitchell and her guests spent the day last week informing viewers that Trump is blowing “racist dogwhistles” when he promises to protect the suburbs from Democrat policies that would introduce (forced) low-income housing into safe neighborhoods.
“The racist dogwhistle is now a siren song,” shrieked Mitchell, more hysterically than usual.
NBC News analyst Shawna Thomas said that Trump’s efforts to protect the suburbs were out-of-touch with the “real” America.
“I think what President Trump was expressing there is how he sees the American dream. How he sees that suburban dream,” she mused. “I think there’s a lot of people out there in the country who don’t necessarily think moving out to the suburbs and pretending there aren’t people in poverty and pretending that you can’t give people a helping hand is the way that they want to live their American dream.”
Oh, how astute. The guy who spent his entire adult life living on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue sees suburban living as the pinnacle of the American dream. Makes a ton of sense. We also enjoy the suggestion that people are choosing to live in blighted inner cities out of a sense of charity. They would retire to the suburbs as well, if only they didn’t feel like they were abandoning all of those poor people! Surrrre…
Mitchell then pivoted to the McCloskeys, the gun-toting homeowners who were turned into the left’s Public Enemy #1 when they dared to protect their home from wilding protesters.
“And we now know that the Republican convention is going to feature that St. Louis couple who brandished their firearms against the Black Lives Matter protesters in June. Carol Anderson, what is that going to say to America coming at the Republican National Convention?” she asked disapprovingly.
Well, it will say, Hey, you never know when one of these anarchist mobs is going to start marching in your neighborhood. And since you’ve seen what they’ve done in Seattle, Portland, Chicago, St. Louis, Minneapolis, and elsewhere…you might think about preparing for that day.
But Anderson, an African American Studies professor at Emory, obviously didn’t see it that way.
“It’s really striking that same tone of the invasion,” she tutted. “And that invasion is language that we have heard back when Ossian Sweet in Detroit. A black doctor who moved out of the all-black restricted neighborhood into a white working class neighborhood and was surrounded by a mob. And the newspaper talked about this invasion of these negroes so that black people moving to better homes becomes an invasion.”
This incident she’s talking about unfolded more than a hundred years ago, by the way.
“So what Trump is doing there is multifold. He’s trying to scare white women because that’s who has really defected from him and to say ‘I can protect you from this invasion so you need to vote for me.’ Except white women aren’t protected. And what you saw there with that couple with their guns was their way of protecting from this invasion. It’s the same language, the same tropes, and it’s the same kind of vicious racism that has made this election such a stark, clear difference between one party and the other,” she concluded.
Well, we agree with her on that final point: The choice in this election certainly couldn’t be clearer.