Let me start by saying, I am proud to hate Charlie Crist. If hating Charlie Crist is wrong, I don’t want to be right. However, I don’t claim to be a “progressive” and I’m not employed by MSNBC:I don't care much whether or not Charlie Crist is gay, but I was happy when he came out of the closet as a Democrat. The Republicans have too many squishes already.
Recently resurfaced internet archives show political commentator Joy Reid wrote a dozen blog posts in 2007, 2008, and 2009 that contained homophobic conspiracies and anti-gay jokes.Actually, it’s not a “crackpot conspiracy theory” to believe Crist is a closet case, and that his marriages were merely camouflage. This kind of gossip has long been widespread in Florida political circles. But this wasn’t why Tea Party conservatives hated Crist in 2009, when the then-Republican governor of Florida dishonestly secured the endorsement of both the state party chairman and the National Republican Senatorial Committee 15 months ahead of the 2010 GOP Senate primary. With Tea Party backing, Marco Rubio surged ahead to beat Crist, who eventually became a Democrat. (And the exposure of corruption of the state GOP apparatus sent some people to prison.) When Joy Reid started gay-baiting Crist in 2007, however, Crist was seen as a “rising star” in the GOP, and smearing him as a closet homosexual was obviously an attempt by Reid — then as now a partisan Democrat — to sabotage the career of a Republican.
The MSNBC weekend host ran a blog called The Reid Report — which is the same name as her now-defunct cable news show — a decade ago while she wrote for the Miami Herald. As first resurfaced by Twitter user Jamie_Maz, Reid wrote numerous bigoted blog posts smearing, mocking, and attacking former Florida governor Charlie Crist. These rants included calling Crist “Miss Charlie” and sarcastically using the tags “gay politicians” and “not gay politicians” — despite the fact that the twice-married, heterosexual man has never come-out as gay.
Reid went on to spread the crackpot conspiracy theory that Crist was actually a closeted gay man who refused to come out for fear that his sexual orientation would hurt his political career. Additionally, the AM Joy host claims Crist’s marriages to women are part of this elaborate cover up.
The issue is not whether Joy Reid is a “homophobe” any more than the issue is whether Crist is gay. Indeed, I have argued that much of what is condemned as “homophobia” is neither wrong nor harmful. The real issue is that Reid is dishonest — a Democrat Party hack, masquerading as a journalist — and that she is an unscrupulous hypocrite, willing to do whatever she can to hurt Republicans, even if it means acting in direct contradiction to her own party’s alleged “principles.” (In fact, Democrats have no principle other than the pursuit of power.) Furthermore, Reid’s behavior illustrates Vox Day’s Three Laws of SJWs:I never watch MSNBC, but it would be amusing to watch a present day interview of Crist by Reid. Would she apologize in person? Would he suck it up, knowing she previously attacked him not for being gay, but for being a Republican?
These laws were promulgated by Vox Day during the #GamerGate controversy, when self-described “social justice warriors” (SJWs) were attacking the alleged misogyny of the videogame industry. The third law, in particular — “SJWs always project” — was repeatedly proven correct, when SJWs were caught in sexist behavior, harassment and other wrongdoing of which they had accused #GamerGate activists.
- SJWs always lie.
- SJWs always double down.
- SJWs always project.
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Of course, now Joy Reid has issued an “apology,” but she’s not actually sorry for anything except getting caught. Joy Reid is a Democrat and an SJW, which means she has no moral standards whatsoever.
In more recent news about Joy Reid, she recently (correctly) blamed rural America for electing Donald Trump, and holding back the progressive program: Anti-Trump MSNBC host Joy Reid thinks rural Americans are 'core threat' to democracy
This is the core threat to our democracy. The rural minority -- the people @JYSexton just wrote a long thread about -- have and will continue to have disproportionate power over the urban majority. https://t.co/fzBHaZ9kzR— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) November 26, 2017
No Joy, this was the fundamental compromise that made the Republic of the United States possible. Small states were afraid that big, heavily populated states (at that time New York and Pennsylvania principally) would try to rule the scarcely populated hinterlands. Hence the constitution gave each state two senators, and the electoral college slightly weighted in favor of small states by that "fudge." Otherwise the small states would not have agreed to join.