Race-baiting MSNBC host Joy Reid is at it again, this time taking aim at Senator Ted Cruz.
In a recent segment, Reid called out Senator Cruz for his opposition to the Democrat-led effort to overhaul the nation’s voting system. The For the People Act would essentially rip the election process away from states, giving it to the federal government. The act would eliminate voter ID requirements nationwide and give the drawing of all congressional districts to unelected commissions.
Ted Cruz called the effort “Jim Crow 2.0” in a recent speech. That prompted Reid to call out Cruz as a “Stephen from Django Unchained,” a character from the film seen as a traitor to his race, and a metonym for an “Uncle Tom.” She also claimed that Cruz was trying “to stop fellow people of color from voting.”
Joy Reid refers to @TedCruz as "Stephen from Django Unchained" to argue that he's a betrayal to his skin color.
She also doubled down with her deranged belief that Republicans are petrified at the sight of Black people and want to prevent each and every one of them from voting. pic.twitter.com/NgbUeLmGZI
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) May 11, 2021
And she didn’t stop there, calling the Republican Party “literally a ‘Jim Crow’ party at this point.”
But Ted was having none of it.
The Senator fired back in a tweet on Wednesday saying, “I appreciate MSNBC lecturing me on how people of “my race” are supposed to vote. This arrogant condescension is a big reason Hispanic voters are moving right in large numbers. Also, why is MSNBC ok with their hosts using overt racial slurs (“Stephen from Django”)?”
I appreciate MSNBC lecturing me on how people of “my race” are supposed to vote. This arrogant condescension is a big reason Hispanic voters are moving right in large numbers.
Also, why is MSNBC ok with their hosts using overt racial slurs (“Stephen from Django”)? https://t.co/ROXn7MSEzO
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) May 12, 2021
Of course, we’ve come to expect this kind of hate-filled rhetoric out of Joy Reid, especially when it comes to anyone who isn’t in lockstep with her narrow political viewpoint. But she has a particular problem with conservatives who also happen to be minorities.
Last November, Reid took fire for smearing Justice Clarence Thomas as “Uncle Clarence,” without so much as a blink from her MSNBC co-panelists.
— Washington Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) November 4, 2020
This March, Reid went after South Carolina Senator Tim Scott, saying he gave Republicans a “patina of diversity”—what was little more than a thinly veiled attempt at calling Scott a “token.”
By now we know Joy Reid’s playbook. It’s just running the same play over and over. Feign outrage, call conservatives racists, and attack anyone who doesn’t swear loyalty to her brand of politics.
If there’s a silver lining to Reid’s invectives, it’s this—not many people are watching. Her ratings sank to record lows in March, and it’s all downhill from here.