Further establishing left-wing MSNBC staple AM Joy’s penchant for loony, race-baiting guests, Sunday’s program featured a panel which included commentator Fernand Amandi. Credited as “Executive Vice President and Principal” at “Bendixen & Amandi,” he made a statement as ridiculous as anything you’re likely to hear this week on the network.
Discussing former President George W. Bush’s recent comment regarding bigotry, Amandi said:
“Who was it that came out just to destroy George Bush after those comments where he touched on white supremacy? Steve Bannon–whose exact quote was ‘George W. Bush was so out of line with those comments.’”
Amandi was referencing a speech George W. delivered Thursday in New York, in which he praised America’s founding values. The left-wing guest's analysis was more than a bit misleading: Bannon's comments were made to imply the former president misunderstood the Trump administration's disposition, not to defend notions of white supremacy. “Our identity as a nation, unlike other nations, is not determined by geography or ethnicity, by soil or blood,” Bush stated. “Being an American involves the embrace of high ideals and civic responsibility.” Additionally, Bush asserted that one of America’s ideals was its capacity for judging people by their adoption of American values rather than their race:
“We become the heirs of Thomas Jefferson by accepting the ideal of human dignity found in the Declaration of Independence; we become the heirs of James Madison by understanding the genius and values of the U.S. Constitution; we become the heirs of Martin Luther King Jr. by recognizing one another not by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
Furthermore, the retired leader labeled notions of white supremacy an aberration of Americanism:
“Bigotry or white supremacy in any form is blasphemy against the American creed.”
Continuing his commentary on the Bush speech, Amandi said:
"Again, the issue polarizing here–the issue at the heart beat of it all: race. The Republican Party or the Republi-Klan Party, as I call them now, which is what Donald Trump has sanctioned them as, cannot and will not allow any proper discussion on their white supremacy to be had because it all unravels after that. That’s what George W. Bush courageously did.”
Republi-Klan -- get it? This is what passes for wit and argument among the Left.
This was Amandi's ludicrous, libelous characterization of the GOP, despite the fact that President Trump has done nothing to warrant such a claim against himself, let alone the Republican Party as a whole.
The Democrat Party has devolved into a desperate, one-trick pony with nothing left to play except the expired race card. Having lost all ability to win in the theater of debate, they have developed a kind of political Tourette's Syndrome, whereby they incessantly, reflexively spew accusations of racism. And MSNBC can always be counted on to provide a soapbox from which they expose their own intellectual inadequacies.