On the recent edition of MSNBC’s The ReidOut, presenter Joy Reid and her three guests engaged in a heated discussion over the role that George Soros plays in American culture, during which they accused the Republican Party of utilizing harmful dog whistles.
MSNBC's Joy Reid claimed pointing out how George Soros is funding institutions dedicated to the destruction of America is a "dogwhistle that's dangerous." pic.twitter.com/2Gn8sJJWN7
— Kevin Tober (@KevinTober94) March 22, 2023
It was stated by Reid and the guests she invited that Republicans were using George Soros as a scapegoat for the issues that the country was facing. The group said Republicans were also inciting divisiveness and hatred towards Jews and other minority groups.
Former CIA officer Tracy Walder joined the discussion, expressing her concern about the repeated mention of Soros’ name by the GOP. She described it as a dangerous dog whistle, which could lead to more anti-Semitic and racist sentiments.
George Soros is not a Holocaust Survivor. Soros is the Devil and one of the most corrupt humans on planet earth. He is destroying America and should be exiled from this country
Am I alone on this one or is there other people who feel the same way. pic.twitter.com/lNlq2ovWxR
— Terrence K. Williams (@w_terrence) March 20, 2023
She also asserted that most fringe groups affiliated with these ideologies, such as the Oath Keepers, Boogaloo Boys, and Proud Boys, were adherents of the great replacement theory. This theory is the belief that other ethnic groups in the United States are replacing the white population.
The discussion turned heated, with the panelists accusing the GOP of using Soros as a convenient target to deflect attention from their own failures.
Reid and her guests also accused Republicans of not standing up to Trump’s divisive language, which they claimed is leading to civil upheaval and bloodshed across the country.
Tara Setmayer, one of the guests, expressed her embarrassment at the behavior of the Republican Party, saying they were letting Trump get away with being dangerous.
Conservative media outlets were among those to respond to the discussion with criticism. They claimed Reid and her guests were unfairly maligning the GOP and using Soros as a political pawn.
They were also accused of hypocrisy by certain people for calling out dog whistles while also indulging in similar conduct themselves.This article appeared in The Political Globe and has been published here with permission.