MSNBC Host & Former Republican Nicolle Wallace and Dr. Eddie Glaude did an exceptional job in articulating the GOP march away from freedom into every aspect of controlling our personal lives.
It’s not about our freedom but theirs.
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MSNBC Host & Former Republican operative Nicolle Wallace spoke about freedom according to the MAGA GOP in a manner that makes the point as clear as possible.
“The Republican Party’s move away from anything resembling autonomy and freedom is the most underreported and potentially politically dramatic story of the last five years,” Nicolle Wallace said. “To become a party that says out loud they want to be right there in the OBGYN office with you. That was Republican senatorial candidate Dr. Oz. DeSantis; they want to be right there in the pediatrician’s office with you as you grapple with whatever medical decisions your transgender daughter is making. They want to be inside the gynecologist’s office, inside the pediatrician’s office. They don’t want to be inside the School of Children, who are under their desk because they’re in their third active shooter drill of the semester. They are done. They are done approximating anything resembling freedom.”
Dr. Eddie Glaude then defined them.
“Absolutely,” Eddie Glaude responded. “It’s almost as if the libertarian wing of the Republican Party has morphed and transformed into only one really serious liberty. And that is the liberty to hate, the liberty to grieve. You know, to express a grievance, to express fear, and the like. So those elements of the traditional Republican Party that I grew up with, the corporatist wing, the libertarian wing, the values wing, and of course, the nativist white supremacist wing, all of that has kind of collapsed into one kind of Frankenstein-like monster.”
Glaude then finished with the inconvenient truth.
“In other words, the freedoms that the Republican Party’s articulating today, the freedom to control, the freedom to censor, the freedom to exploit, the freedom to menace. That aspect of America has always been its underbelly. It’s just the Republican Party has turned it over so we can see all the barnacles. And the question is, will we articulate our values and views in the face of it just as FDR did?”
The problem is articulated. Now it’s time for us to act. How? Make the extra effort to get around the attempted voter suppression in the Red States and make sure to vote early or on election day. The power still resides with you.