If it weren’t so disgustingly dishonest, it might be hilarious. MSNBC, with a serving to hand from a Lincoln Undertaking By no means-Trumper, has uncovered a Communist who has by some means managed to infiltrate himself right into a lofty elected place.
And it is none aside from . . . Republican Senator Mike Lee, from that hotbed of seething Stalinism, Utah!
Jonathan Capehart, visitor internet hosting AM Pleasure on MSNBC at present, mentioned that he had invited Stuart Stevens of the Lincoln Undertaking on to debate a tweet from earlier within the week during which Lee had written:
“Democracy isn’t the target; liberty, peace, and prosperity are. We would like the human situation to flourish. Rank democracy can thwart that.”
Lee’s level was clear to anybody who understands our founding and Structure. As an alternative of a pure democracy, we have now a constitutional republic, a key objective of which is to guard the rights of the minority.
However Stevens selected to misread Lee in essentially the most outrageously dishonest manner, analogizing Lee, and the Republican get together at massive, to nothing much less the Communist Get together of the Soviet Union! Stevens mentioned that Lee’s tweet:
“Sums up the place of the Communist Get together within the Soviet Union for 75 years . . . What’s taking place now within the Republican get together . . .is an entire ethical collapse . . . Unusually, I feel the one factor you possibly can examine it to is the collapse of the Communist Get together within the Soviet Union.”
As David Harsanyi wrote on the Nationwide Evaluate in protection of Lee’s tweet:
“The Left sees democracy as a cudgel to impose their cultural and ideological values on the minority. For this reason we have now separation of powers. For this reason a Supreme Court docket exists. For this reason we have now deliberative our bodies such because the Senate. For this reason we have now states. And that is why progressives wish to weaken all these establishments.”
Who’s subsequent on the Left’s little record of purple moles within the US authorities? Tune in subsequent week: maybe MSNBC will reveal that Rafael Cruz was despatched right here from Cuba as a deep plant, and that his spawn Ted Cruz is a cat’s-paw of the Cuban commies!
Here is the transcript.
11:36 am EDT
JONATHAN CAPEHART: This tweet, from Utah Senator Mike Lee on Thursday, the place he tweeted out: “we’re not a democracy.” Adopted by, “Democracy isn’t the target: liberty, peace and prosperity are. We would like the human situation to flourish. Rank democracy can thwart that.”
Stuart! What in your complete — I can’t curse on TV. What’s occurring?
STUART STEVENS: I tweeted in response to that. That principally is, sums up the place of the Communist Get together within the Soviet Union for 75 years. You don’t want democracy to assist the individuals.
I actually — what’s taking place now within the Republican get together, if you’re in the midst of one thing it’s at all times tough to essentially perceive it. However it’s an entire ethical collapse of a celebration not like something we’ve seen, I feel in American historical past.
Unusually, I feel the one factor you possibly can examine it to is the collapse of the Communist Get together within the Soviet Union.