MSNBC has fully immersed itself into the Democratic Party, and has made no attempt to hide it. During Thursday’s All In, guest host Ali Velshi explicitly pitched DNC talking points about race and mail-in voting to Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ).
The far-left personality made the accusation that President Trump only attacked Booker because of his race:
Now the only thing, you know, Senator, I have studied your background. You and I have talked a lot. The only thing I can gleam from this is he is just dropping your name into tweets because you are an African-American man and he thinks that might scare his voters. I don't know.
Leftists, like Velshi, do not believe that Trump, who spouts off and attacks adversaries of all genders and races, can make a comment without it being tied to race. As with many on the right, Trump likely sees Booker as someone that has had a messy record as Mayor of Newark, not just as the one-dimensional race-figure Velshi sees him as. Velshi used this tactic to further the notion that Trump’s racist, even if that means not including context and just playing the race card.
Velshi also pushed these DNC talking points when discussing the Postal Service:
This is an emergency. This is a major, major problem. What can be done now to stop this? He's out there talking about it. He's saying it in plain words just like he talks about suburban housewives and low-income people invading. He's talking about stopping mail-in voting. What can we do?
Velshi was trying to instill fear in viewers, so they would be dramatically concerned about the preservation of the archaic Post Office. The left, hand in hand with MSNBC, have been pushing this absurd narrative about the necessity of mail-in voting, to further enhance fear of coronavirus. Velshi asked the Senator “What can we do?” solidified that MSNBC has become one with the DNC.
In reality the Post Office has been a failure for a some time. Since the start of the pandemic the Postal Service has only become more of a disaster, with losses of thirteen billion this year and over fifty billion in projected losses over the next ten years. MSNBC has been pushing this ridiculous fantasy about pouring money into the Post Office with no reason to reform it, in part because it’s politically convenient.
Undoubtedly, Velshi gave Booker the opportunity to praise the Democratic ticket:
It is some of the best news I've had of my entire career. I--- Kamala Harris isn't my colleague. She's my sister. We have been in the trenches fighting for a long time. And even when she was, as you say my opponent in a primary, I used to always tell reporters when they would try to stir up trouble between our camps, I would say, wait a minute, Kamala is my sister.
It wouldn’t be a MSNBC segment without unwavering support for the Biden/Harris presidential bid. Velshi has exemplified MSNBC’s talking points in their fight against Trump.
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MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes
8:06 PM ET
ALI VELSHI (MSNBC HOST): I'm joined now by Democratic Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey. Senator, good to see you again. I apologize. We seem to talk a lot after Donald Trump seems to drop your name into tweets. He did it again yesterday, very similar to the last time you and I talked about this, in which talked, he addresses a tweet to suburban housewives. Don’t know who uses that expression. Talks about low-income housing and how people are going to invade the suburbs, and then he drops your name. He says Biden would reinstall it in a bigger form with Cory Booker in charge. Now the only thing, you know, Senator, I have studied your background. You and I have talked a lot. The only thing I can gleam from this is he is just dropping your name into tweets because you are an African-American man and he thinks that might scare his voters. I don't know.
SEN. CORY BOOKER (D-NJ): I really do think that it is something as basic as that. Let me find a black person that I can try to scare folks from the suburbs. And but it is personal to me because of my back story. I mean the reality is, 1969 when I was a baby and my parents tried to move into these amazing New Jersey suburbs, they were turned away from houses because of the color of their skin. And if it wasn't for activists, many of them white, in their community, they would send white couples out to pose as my parents after my parents were turned away to see if houses were still for sale. The house I grew up in, my father and mother were told it was sold. A white couple found it was still for sale. On the day of the closing the white couple didn’t show up, my father did, and a volunteer lawyer named Marty Freedman, and Marty was then attacked by the real estate agent, punched him in the face, sicked a dog on my dad.
And after that, we finally moved into this community. It was one of the best public schools in New Jersey. 18 years later, I was president of my class, an all American football player on the honor roll and heading off to Stanford. And I'll tell you, Donald Trump was a part of that 1960s, '70s housing discrimination. Remember, he had a major federal lawsuit against him for that kind of systemic discrimination. And, so, for him to try to whip up this boogie man that people like me are scary to try to put prey upon bigotry and fear, I'm sorry, this is a very old trope that was used by generations past. And it's just not going to work in today's America. And he will lose the suburbs because there are people that are afraid there. But it's not of the fear mongering that he's doing. It's that he has failed to protect them and keep them safe in the midst of this virus.
I am sad to say, as I sit here, that we in New Jersey have had so many deaths in our suburbs that were preventable if we had a President of the United States that took this virus seriously, and did the things we're seeing from New Zealand to Taiwan where they got the virus, the same kind we did, in places like Taiwan have about 10 deaths nationwide. And, yet, we have a person dying from COVID about every 80 seconds. And, so, his fear mongering is bigotry, sexism, racism and won't work. But the real concerns that Americans have about their safety and well-being, the real concerns and fears we have, that he's not addressing will be one of the many reasons he will lose.
VELSHI: Senator Booker, we, this post office thing has come into sharp relief in the last couple of weeks. We, I think all thinking people in America understand that the problems with voting by mail have nothing, zero, from a percentage perspective to do with fraud, and a whole lot to do with the fact that a whole bunch of people are planning to cast their ballot by mail and Donald Trump is actually doing everything possible to prevent that from happening. This is an emergency. This is a major, major problem. What can be done now to stop this. He's out there talking about it. He's saying it in plain words just like he talks about suburban housewives and low-income people invading. He's talking about stopping mail-in voting. What can we do?
BOOKER: Well, I just want you to understand that, and I know we want to look through the political lens, but this is an emergency for the health and well-being of Americans. People every single day are relying on the post office for critical resources. They get checks delivered. And right now as quickly as they come in, they’re going out. Well, if that check is late because of the slowdown of the post office, they're going to miss mortgage payments, car payments and put their families in jeopardy. Let me go further than that. Our veterans are disproportionately relying on the post office to deliver life saving medications. Those medications now are going to get slowed down. We have talked to postal unions and employees about the massive slowdowns. It is not just the disappearance of mailboxes that we were seeing. It is not just the removal of sorting machines, but they're also doing things like cutting overtime, which means more and more mail is literally piling up, the backlogs are happening all over this country. And so he is putting the critical postal service, something that's written into our Constitution in jeopardy. That alone is an emergency. But for him now to overtly say that I am going to gum up the election process. I am not going to allow fair elections to happen. I’m going to do a frontal assault on mail-in balloting, when red states and blue states around America from Utah to Oregon already have all mail-in elections, you have Republicans that oversee it and are saying it is a safe way to vote, and what he wants to do, obviously, is to do everything he can to delegitimize the election so that when he loses, he can make, put in jeopardy. Perhaps one of the greatest traditions Americans has, that every other country doesn't. Just look at what's happening in Belarus, which is the fair elections and the peaceful transfer of power.
VELSHI: Senator Booker, I haven't had a chance to talk to you since the naming of Kamala Harris as a vice presidential candidate. You know her from your days in the Senate. You share a lot of experiences with her. She was an opponent of yours in the presidential nomination. Give me your thoughts on Kamala Harris.
BOOKER: It is some of the best news I've had of my entire career. I, Kamala Harris isn't my colleague. She's my sister. We have been in the trenches fighting for a long time. And even when she was, as you say my opponent in a primary, I used to always tell reporters when they would try to stir up trouble between our camps, I would say, wait a minute, Kamala is my sister. And there’s some sibling rivalry, but don't let it be mistaken. In the end she will always be family.
And so what you have in Kamala Harris is irrespective of race and gender, is one of the most qualifying people ever to be named a vice presidential candidate nominee. She has ascended through the most difficult of terrain to become the Senator for the most populous state, and she has shown herself on the campaign trail, that she is tough, whip smart. And as the guy that sits next to her on the Judiciary Committee, I am telling you right now, America, get excited. Buckle your seat belt, because you are going to have somebody that is going to bring the best of who we are to the national stage. And so I'm just thrilled and exciting. I will tell you, in our personal conversations, she is somebody that is funny and fun, and kind and generous. In many ways, I think what the Biden/Harris team are offering America is a deep contrast about the choice we have, which will ultimately be a defining characteristic of the very culture of our country. Are we a nation that will re-elect a president who has defined the character of this country with meanness, demeaning, degrading language who shows who his values are. He puts them out there. Versus folks who want to try to have what we really need in this country, which is a revival of civic grace, which is to celebrate decency and mercy and to begin to heal this country and get us back to the common virtues we have across the political spectrum and, frankly, help us to be the moral nation on the planet Earth that this world needs so desperately right now.
VELSHI: Gracious words will resonate. Kamala Harris is my sister. Senator Cory Booker, thank you again for joining me tonight.