On Tuesday’s Deadline: White House, MSNBC host and former Republican Nicolle Wallace was in denial about the existence of racism within her new home on the left as she ridiculously claimed that “there isn’t a strain of racism on the left.”
Her comments came during a discussion of Iowa Republican Congressman Steve King’s flirtations with white nationalists that have drawn condemnation from fellow Republicans.
But the MSNBC host was overlooking several facets of racism that exist on the left that the dominant liberal media typically ignore.
At 4:42 p.m. Eastern, MSNBC contributor Rick Stengel fretted over voters who have supported Congressman King who may be sympathetic to white supremacists, leading fellow contributor Elise Jordan to complain that, unliked former President George W. Bush, President Donald Trump has not as forcefully condemned white nationalists. Wallace then commented:
Part of the problem is we think — this does not have a parallel on the left — it doesn’t. There isn’t a strain of racism on the left. So I think that this gets brushed under the rug — people sort of tolerate — it’s been normalized. Like you just said, they don’t have anywhere else to go, so they attach to the Republican party.
She then posed: “The Republican party doesn’t have to let them. How do Republicans sort of get back to doing something decent?”
After MSNBC analyst and former Obama administration official Matthew Miller theorized that Repubicans are only condemning Congressman King because they lost control of the House, he suggested that Republicans ran a racist election campaign invoking “brown” people in the illegal immigrant caravan. Miller:
I think the problem for the Repubican party is, this is not the message of the party — not as explicit as Steve King — they don’t come out and endorse white supremacy — but if you look at their closing argument to voters in the last election, it wasn’t just the argument that Donald Trump was making, but Repubican House and Senate candidates all across the country were talking about this caravan of brown people who were charging the Southern border and were coming across to take your jobs and threaten your children.
He added: “That is the message of the Republican party now. And until they come up with a different message, you’re going to see these racists and cranks all throughout the party.”
Not mentioned were the recurring controversies about blatantly racist Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, including his links to current Democratic members of Congress, which are usually ignored by the liberal media.
Additionally, the mockery and criticism of whites is very much tolerated on the left, as evidenced by many cracks about “old white men” made over the past couple years, especially during the hearings for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
And one of the MSNBC contributors who appears regularly on her show, Jason Johnson of The Root, has quite a history of obsessing over race, and even wrote an article freaking out because a white Democrat was elected mayor of St. Louis instead of a black candidate, as he even included a quote of a critic deriding her as an “f—ing white woman.”
In fact, Wallace’s colleague, MSNBC host Chris Hayes, has even fretted over polling suggesting that many white Democrats hold racist views toward blacks. So racial controversies are certainly not a phenomenon exclusive to Repubicans and conservatives.