MSNBC Whines, GOP Is Trying to Solve Problems That Don’t Exist

MSNBC and NBC journalists are gaslighting viewers into believing that toxic critical race theory, the ahistorical1619 Project and other culture war issues are pretend problems in Republicans’ imagination.

MSNBC’s MTP Daily host Chuck Todd and political editor Carrie Dann spent Friday’s show venting about Republican legislatures passing legislation against everything from election reform to critical race theory to The 1619 Project, to preserving the competitive integrity of women’s sports. The liberal pair mocked these measures as dealing with problems that don’t exist.

Todd kicked off his Friday show by playing a clip from earlier in the day when West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice could not provide an example to fellow MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle of a West Virginian transgender athlete attempting to get an unfair competitive advantage. For Todd, that proves, “Taken together, this Republican Party appears to be knitted together more by cultural warfare and Trump-style cable TV propaganda grievances than anything else.”

Just because Justice could not provide an example from his state, doesn’t mean the issue is made up. Athletes who have had these advantages have recently appeared on MSNBC.

To further prove his point, Todd quoted an op-ed from Rich Lowry, “‘The party changed and would rather talk about the border than the budget, cancellations than Congressional Budget Office scores.'”

Unlike Todd, Lowry was not necessarily criticizing the GOP for talking about those issues, but rather arguing that they resonate with conservative voters more than wonky budgetary issues.

Turning to Dann, Todd then absurdly claimed that the state of the GOP doesn’t get much attention in the media:

You know Carrie, I do think one of the under-covered stories in American politics is sort of the Republican Party — we talk about whose party is it? Is it Donald Trump’s party? Here is what it’s not. It’s not the Washington Republicans. They couldn’t be farther removed, it appears, from where the rank and file is.

Dann agreed with Todd, claiming Republicans are coming up with solutions to problems that don’t actually exist: “Two places that that has been the case is with the issue of trans kids in sports and the issue of voting legislation. I think Florida is just so demonstrative about this,” she stated.

Dann also alleged:

We are seeing this throughout the state legislatures and Republicans in D.C. sometimes following suit as well, weighing in on things like, for example, critical race theory, the 1619 Project, trans kids as well. We see some of the Washington folks picking up these issues that are raging in Republican legislatures around the country, despite the fact that nobody can really point at exactly what the problem is that that legislation is trying to solve.

The problem with CRT is that is both a fallacious and cynical theory that leads to people of different races coming to view each other as their enemy, while the problem with The 1619 Project is that it has been debunked as politicized history by actual scholars. 

This is basic stuff that MSNBC could learn if it were to venture out of its liberal bubble from time to time.

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Here is a transcript for the April 30 show:

MSNBC

MTP Daily

1:03 PM ET

CHUCK TODD: Taken together, this Republican Party appears to be knitted together more by cultural warfare and Trump-style cable TV propaganda grievances than anything else. In fact, as Rich Lowry wrote this week in Politico, “The party changed and would rather talk about the border than the budget, cancellations than Congressional Budget Office scores. What happened to that GOP? The short answer, of course, is Donald Trump.” Joining me now to talk about this shift in priorities for where the GOP is right now, my colleague and NBC News political unit’s political editor Carrie Dann. You know Carrie, I do think one of the under-covered stories in American politics is sort of the Republican Party — we talk about whose party is it? Is it Donald Trump’s party? Here is what it’s not. It’s not the Washington Republicans. They couldn’t be farther removed, it appears, from where the rank and file is. 

CARRIE DANN: Well that’s right, Chuck. Over the past few weeks, myself and a lot of my colleagues have been watching these debates playing out in state legislatures around the country and one of the sort of prevailing themes you hear from Democrats in the state legislatures that are controlled by Republicans is exactly what you were saying. What exactly is the problem that we are trying to solve here with this legislation? Two places that that has been the case is with the issue of trans kids in sports and the issue of voting legislation. I think Florida is just so demonstrative about this. It’s a state that Donald Trump won. It’s a state, forget what you think you know about the 2000 election, it was a very, very smoothly run election in 2020. The Republican governor, Ron DeSantis said it was smooth and praised elections officials and yet this voting legislation passed. A solution in search of a problem. We are seeing this throughout the state legislatures and Republicans in D.C. sometimes following suit as well, weighing in on things like, for example, critical race theory, the 1619 Project, trans kids as well. We see some of the Washington folks picking up these issues that are raging in Republican legislatures around the country, despite the fact that nobody can really point at exactly what the problem is that that legislation is trying to solve. 

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