Are The Radicals Of The Republican Party Becoming The Mainstream? | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC

Are The Radicals Of The Republican Party Becoming The Mainstream? | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC


>>>AN IMPORTANT QUESTION NO>>>AN IMPORTANT QUESTION NO YOU. YOU. WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A MAIN WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A MAIN STREAM REPUBLICAN? STREAM REPUBLICAN? IT IS THE QUESTION SOME IT IS THE QUESTION SOME REPUBLICANS HAVE BEEN ASKING IN REPUBLICANS HAVE BEEN ASKING IN THE AGE OF DONALD TRUMP AND THE AGE OF DONALD TRUMP AND INCREASINGLY IT SEEMS THE ANSWER INCREASINGLY IT SEEMS THE ANSWER MIGHT BE TO MAKE INCENDIARY MIGHT BE TO MAKE INCENDIARY COMMENTS ABOUT WOMEN AND MEMBERS COMMENTS ABOUT WOMEN AND MEMBERS OF THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY. OF THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY. JUST YESTERDAY FORMER MINNESOTA JUST YESTERDAY FORMER MINNESOTA REPRESENTATIVE JASON LEWIS WHO REPRESENTATIVE JASON LEWIS WHO IN 2012 LAMENTED THAT MEN CAN NO IN 2012 LAMENTED THAT MEN CAN NO LONGER CALL WOMEN SLUTS LONGER CALL WOMEN SLUTS ANNOUNCED HE IS CHALLENGING ANNOUNCED HE IS CHALLENGING SENATOR TINA SMITH FOR HER SEAT SENATOR TINA SMITH FOR HER SEAT NEXT YEAR. NEXT YEAR. IN LOUISIANA THE REPUBLICAN IN LOUISIANA THE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR RALPH CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR RALPH ABRAHAM IS OUT WITH A NEW TV AD ABRAHAM IS OUT WITH A NEW TV AD THIS WEEK MAKING INCENDIARY THIS WEEK MAKING INCENDIARY COMMENTS ABOUT GENDER. COMMENTS ABOUT GENDER.>>AS A DOCTOR, I CAN ASSURE>>AS A DOCTOR, I CAN ASSURE YOU, THERE ARE ONLY TWO GENDERS. YOU, THERE ARE ONLY TWO GENDERS.>>JOINING ME NOW THE FORMER NEW>>JOINING ME NOW THE FORMER NEW HAMPSHIRE GOP CHAIRWOMAN WHO HAMPSHIRE GOP CHAIRWOMAN WHO JUST RESIGNED FROM THE LOG CABIN JUST RESIGNED FROM THE LOG CABIN REPUBLICANS AND GOVERNOR REPUBLICANS AND GOVERNOR CHRISTINE TODD WHITMAN IS BACK CHRISTINE TODD WHITMAN IS BACK WITH ME. WITH ME. JENNIFER, YOU DECIDED TO LEAVE JENNIFER, YOU DECIDED TO LEAVE THE LOG CABIN REPUBLICANS AFTER THE LOG CABIN REPUBLICANS AFTER THEY ENDORSED THE PRESIDENT THEY ENDORSED THE PRESIDENT SPECIFICALLY BECAUSE OF HIS SPECIFICALLY BECAUSE OF HIS LGBTQ POLICIES BUT OBVIOUSLY IT LGBTQ POLICIES BUT OBVIOUSLY IT IS MORE THAN THE PRESIDENT, IS MORE THAN THE PRESIDENT, RIGHT? RIGHT? WHAT IS THE REPUBLICAN PARTY TO WHAT IS THE REPUBLICAN PARTY TO DO? DO?>>RIGHT.>>RIGHT. WELL, FIRST OF ALL, THANK YOU WELL, FIRST OF ALL, THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME THIS MORNING. FOR HAVING ME THIS MORNING. IT IS A PLEASURE TO BE WITH YOU. IT IS A PLEASURE TO BE WITH YOU. AND, YOU KNOW, WHEN THE LOG AND, YOU KNOW, WHEN THE LOG CABIN REPUBLICANS ARE MADE UP OF CABIN REPUBLICANS ARE MADE UP OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE SPENT DECADES PEOPLE WHO HAVE SPENT DECADES FIGHTING FOR CIVIL RIGHTS, FIGHTING FOR CIVIL RIGHTS, FIGHTING FOR EQUAL RIGHTS FOR FIGHTING FOR EQUAL RIGHTS FOR ALL AMERICANS, FIGHTING ALL AMERICANS, FIGHTING ESPECIALLY FOR THE LGBTQ ESPECIALLY FOR THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY AND I JUST SIMPLY COMMUNITY AND I JUST SIMPLY COULD NOT REMAIN AND STAND BY AN COULD NOT REMAIN AND STAND BY AN ORGANIZATION THAT ENDORSED A ORGANIZATION THAT ENDORSED A PRESIDENT WHOSE RECORD IS SO PRESIDENT WHOSE RECORD IS SO ABYSMALLY POOR ON THESE ISSUES. ABYSMALLY POOR ON THESE ISSUES. WHETHER IT’S THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY WHETHER IT’S THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY OR ANY OTHER GROUP OF PEOPLE IN OR ANY OTHER GROUP OF PEOPLE IN OUR COUNTRY WHO HAS EVER HAD TO OUR COUNTRY WHO HAS EVER HAD TO FIGHT FOR INCLUSION AND FIGHT FIGHT FOR INCLUSION AND FIGHT FOR RECOGNITION. FOR RECOGNITION. THIS PRESIDENT HAS BEEN AWFUL ON THIS PRESIDENT HAS BEEN AWFUL ON THESE ISSUES OF FREEDOM AND THESE ISSUES OF FREEDOM AND EQUALITY AND INCLUSION. EQUALITY AND INCLUSION. I WANT TO SAY I DON’T THINK THAT I WANT TO SAY I DON’T THINK THAT MAIN STREAM REPUBLICANS ARE MAIN STREAM REPUBLICANS ARE REPRESENTED BY THIS PRESIDENT OR REPRESENTED BY THIS PRESIDENT OR BY THOSE REPUBLICANS WHO HAVE, BY THOSE REPUBLICANS WHO HAVE, YOU KNOW, GATHERED SO CLOSELY TO YOU KNOW, GATHERED SO CLOSELY TO HIM. HIM. I THINK THERE ARE MILLIONS OF I THINK THERE ARE MILLIONS OF REPUBLICANS ACROSS THE COUNTRY REPUBLICANS ACROSS THE COUNTRY JUST LIKE MYSELF, JUST LIKE JUST LIKE MYSELF, JUST LIKE GOVERNOR TODD WHITMAN, WHO FEEL GOVERNOR TODD WHITMAN, WHO FEEL THE SAME WAY THAT WE DO AND ARE THE SAME WAY THAT WE DO AND ARE LOOKING DESPERATELY FOR LOOKING DESPERATELY FOR LEADERSHIP. LEADERSHIP.>>BUT YOU STOOD UP AND TOOK>>BUT YOU STOOD UP AND TOOK ACTION. ACTION. IS IT INCUMBENT UPON REAL IF I IS IT INCUMBENT UPON REAL IF I CAN USE THIS PHRASE, REAL MAIN CAN USE THIS PHRASE, REAL MAIN STREAM REPUBLICANS, WHEN YOU STREAM REPUBLICANS, WHEN YOU HAVE SOMEBODY LIKE JASON LEWIS HAVE SOMEBODY LIKE JASON LEWIS WHO COMPARES LGBTQ PEOPLE TO WHO COMPARES LGBTQ PEOPLE TO RAPISTS, CRIMINALS, AND RAPISTS, CRIMINALS, AND POLYGAMISTES, ALLEGES SAME SEX POLYGAMISTES, ALLEGES SAME SEX PARENTS ARE HARMING THEIR PARENTS ARE HARMING THEIR CHILDREN BY IDENTIFYING AS CHILDREN BY IDENTIFYING AS LGBTQ, DOES — CAN YOU BE A MAIN LGBTQ, DOES — CAN YOU BE A MAIN STREAM REPUBLICAN AND NOT STAND STREAM REPUBLICAN AND NOT STAND UP AS YOU HAVE, AS CHRISTIE TODD UP AS YOU HAVE, AS CHRISTIE TODD WHITMAN DID, AND SAY, THAT’S NOT WHITMAN DID, AND SAY, THAT’S NOT OKAY? OKAY?>>WELL, I AGREE A HUNDRED>>WELL, I AGREE A HUNDRED PERCENT. PERCENT. PEOPLE MUST STAND UP AND SPEAK. PEOPLE MUST STAND UP AND SPEAK. I HOPE THAT WHEN WE DO IT THAT I HOPE THAT WHEN WE DO IT THAT IT MAKES IT EASIER FOR OTHERS TO IT MAKES IT EASIER FOR OTHERS TO DO THAT. DO THAT. YOU KNOW, I DO GENUINELY BELIEVE YOU KNOW, I DO GENUINELY BELIEVE THAT THERE IS SORT OF A SLOW, THAT THERE IS SORT OF A SLOW, ROLLING MOVEMENT IN THAT ROLLING MOVEMENT IN THAT DIRECTION. DIRECTION. I THINK AS WE GET CLOSER TO THE I THINK AS WE GET CLOSER TO THE 2020 ELECTIONS YOU’RE GOING TO 2020 ELECTIONS YOU’RE GOING TO SEE MORE AND MORE OF IT. SEE MORE AND MORE OF IT. THESE ARE DESPICABLE STATEMENTS. THESE ARE DESPICABLE STATEMENTS. THE STRATEGY, THE POLITICAL THE STRATEGY, THE POLITICAL STRATEGY OF TRYING TO DIVIDE AND STRATEGY OF TRYING TO DIVIDE AND CONQUER IN THIS MANNER, THE CONQUER IN THIS MANNER, THE CONSTANT TARGETING THAT THE CONSTANT TARGETING THAT THE TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY HAS TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY HAS SUFFERED UNDER THIS PRESIDENT SUFFERED UNDER THIS PRESIDENT AND THOSE CLOSE TO HIM AND THOSE AND THOSE CLOSE TO HIM AND THOSE WHO ARE TRYING TO COPY HIM IS WHO ARE TRYING TO COPY HIM IS IT’S UNTENABLE. IT’S UNTENABLE. IT’S TRULY UNAMERICAN. IT’S TRULY UNAMERICAN. AND ABSOLUTELY WE NEED MORE AND ABSOLUTELY WE NEED MORE PEOPLE TO JOIN US. PEOPLE TO JOIN US. WE NEED PEOPLE TO STAND UP AND WE NEED PEOPLE TO STAND UP AND SAY WHAT’S TRUE. SAY WHAT’S TRUE. THAT THIS PRESIDENT IS A THAT THIS PRESIDENT IS A DIVISIVE, DESTRUCTIVE FORCE DIVISIVE, DESTRUCTIVE FORCE AGAINST THE AMERICAN DEMOCRACY AGAINST THE AMERICAN DEMOCRACY THAT WE ALL HOLD SO DEAR AND, THAT WE ALL HOLD SO DEAR AND, FRANKLY, CHRIS, WE ARE LONG PAST FRANKLY, CHRIS, WE ARE LONG PAST THE TIME WHEN WE NEED OUR THE TIME WHEN WE NEED OUR ELECTED REPUBLICANS ESPECIALLY ELECTED REPUBLICANS ESPECIALLY IN THE SENATE, A BODY WE LOOK TO IN THE SENATE, A BODY WE LOOK TO FOR LEADERSHIP, TO COME TOGETHER FOR LEADERSHIP, TO COME TOGETHER AND STAND UP AND BE A FORCE AND STAND UP AND BE A FORCE AGAINST THE WORST INSTINCTS OF AGAINST THE WORST INSTINCTS OF THIS PRESIDENT. THIS PRESIDENT.>>SO, GOVERNOR, YOU DID THAT.>>SO, GOVERNOR, YOU DID THAT. YOU STOOD UP TO YOUR PARTY. YOU STOOD UP TO YOUR PARTY. ALL THE WAY BACK IN 2009 YOU ALL THE WAY BACK IN 2009 YOU SAID, WE HAVE GOT TO REMOVE THE SAID, WE HAVE GOT TO REMOVE THE TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE PLANK FROM TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE PLANK FROM OUR PARTY PLATFORM. OUR PARTY PLATFORM. TEN YEARS LATER WHO IS GOING TO TEN YEARS LATER WHO IS GOING TO STAND UP AND HAVE THINGS GOTTEN STAND UP AND HAVE THINGS GOTTEN BETTER OR WORSE? BETTER OR WORSE?>>THINGS I THINK HAVE GOTTEN>>THINGS I THINK HAVE GOTTEN DEFINITELY WORSE AND I’M HOPING DEFINITELY WORSE AND I’M HOPING THAT IN AN IRONIC WAY JUST THE THAT IN AN IRONIC WAY JUST THE WAY THIS PRESIDENT’S STANCE HAS WAY THIS PRESIDENT’S STANCE HAS BROUGHT SO MANY DEMOCRAT WOMEN, BROUGHT SO MANY DEMOCRAT WOMEN, MOSTLY DEMOCRATS BUT WOMEN TO MOSTLY DEMOCRATS BUT WOMEN TO RUN FOR OFFICE AND GET ELECTED RUN FOR OFFICE AND GET ELECTED THAT SOMEHOW THE WAY HE’S THAT SOMEHOW THE WAY HE’S BEHAVING NOW AND THE WAY WE SEE BEHAVING NOW AND THE WAY WE SEE THESE SUPPOSED REPUBLICANS THESE SUPPOSED REPUBLICANS REPRESENTING OUR PARTY RIGHT REPRESENTING OUR PARTY RIGHT NOW, THE DESPICABLE THINGS THAT NOW, THE DESPICABLE THINGS THAT THEY’RE SAYING, WILL BRING MORE THEY’RE SAYING, WILL BRING MORE PEOPLE TO THE FOREFRONT TO SAY, PEOPLE TO THE FOREFRONT TO SAY, NO. NO. THIS IS NOT WHO WE ARE. THIS IS NOT WHO WE ARE. THIS IS NOT WHO THE REPUBLICAN THIS IS NOT WHO THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS. PARTY IS. THIS IS NOT WHO WE ARE AS THIS IS NOT WHO WE ARE AS AMERICANS. AMERICANS. WE DON’T BELIEVE IN THIS KIND OF WE DON’T BELIEVE IN THIS KIND OF THING. THING. WE DON’T — WE ARE STRONG WE DON’T — WE ARE STRONG BECAUSE WE ARE, I DON’T SAY BECAUSE WE ARE, I DON’T SAY WE’RE A MELTING POT. WE’RE A MELTING POT. WE’RE A STEW BECAUSE EVERYBODY WE’RE A STEW BECAUSE EVERYBODY CAN MAINTAIN INDIVIDUAL CAN MAINTAIN INDIVIDUAL IDENTITIES AND STILL MAKE THE IDENTITIES AND STILL MAKE THE WHOLE GREATER THAN THE WHOLE GREATER THAN THE INDIVIDUAL PARTS. INDIVIDUAL PARTS. THAT’S WHAT MADE THIS COUNTRY SO THAT’S WHAT MADE THIS COUNTRY SO GREAT. GREAT.>>YET AS THE PRESIDENT TWEETED>>YET AS THE PRESIDENT TWEETED THIS MORNING 94% APPROVAL RATING THIS MORNING 94% APPROVAL RATING WITH THE REPUBLICAN PARTY. WITH THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.>>THAT’S HIS REPUBLICAN PARTY.>>THAT’S HIS REPUBLICAN PARTY. THAT’S HIS BASE. THAT’S HIS BASE. HE’S ALWAYS GOING TO KEEP THAT HE’S ALWAYS GOING TO KEEP THAT BASE. BASE. I KNOW SO MANY PEOPLE, AND I’M I KNOW SO MANY PEOPLE, AND I’M SURE THAT THE STATE CHAIRMAN SURE THAT THE STATE CHAIRMAN KNOWS SO MANY PEOPLE WHO HAVE KNOWS SO MANY PEOPLE WHO HAVE DROPPED OUT OF THE REPUBLICAN DROPPED OUT OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY WHO AREN’T DEMOCRATS BUT PARTY WHO AREN’T DEMOCRATS BUT REGISTERED INDEPENDENTS NOW REGISTERED INDEPENDENTS NOW BECAUSE THEY CANNOT STAND THE BECAUSE THEY CANNOT STAND THE LABEL AND ALL THAT IMPLIES WHEN LABEL AND ALL THAT IMPLIES WHEN THEY SAY, I’M A REPUBLICAN. THEY SAY, I’M A REPUBLICAN. I CHOOSE TO STAY IN THE PARTY I CHOOSE TO STAY IN THE PARTY BECAUSE I BELIEVE IN THE BECAUSE I BELIEVE IN THE TWO-PARTY SYSTEM AND I WANT TO TWO-PARTY SYSTEM AND I WANT TO CHANGE IT FROM WITHIN. CHANGE IT FROM WITHIN. I THINK THAT’S THE ONLY WAY OVER I THINK THAT’S THE ONLY WAY OVER TIME BUT I THINK IT’S A LONG TIME BUT I THINK IT’S A LONG TIME AWAY BEFORE WE BRING IT TIME AWAY BEFORE WE BRING IT BACK TO WHERE IT NEEDS TO BE. BACK TO WHERE IT NEEDS TO BE.>>YES, WHO IS THAT MODERATE>>YES, WHO IS THAT MODERATE REPUBLICAN LEADER WHO CAN STAND REPUBLICAN LEADER WHO CAN STAND UP, JENNIFER? UP, JENNIFER? WHO IS THE PERSON WHO CAN LEAD WHO IS THE PERSON WHO CAN LEAD FOR THAT HUGE PART OF YOUR FOR THAT HUGE PART OF YOUR PARTY, OF CHRISTIE TODD PARTY, OF CHRISTIE TODD WHITMAN’S PARTY, WHO IS GOING TO WHITMAN’S PARTY, WHO IS GOING TO SAY, THIS IS NOT WHAT WE WERE SAY, THIS IS NOT WHAT WE WERE FOUNDED ON. FOUNDED ON. THIS MAKES NO SENSE AT ALL. THIS MAKES NO SENSE AT ALL. THIS IS NOT HOW WE SURVIVE IF THIS IS NOT HOW WE SURVIVE IF YOU WANT TO MAKE IT JUST SIMPLY YOU WANT TO MAKE IT JUST SIMPLY PRAGMATIC. PRAGMATIC.>>RIGHT.>>RIGHT. LISTEN, THERE’S HUNDREDS OUT LISTEN, THERE’S HUNDREDS OUT THERE WHO COULD IF THEY CHOSE THERE WHO COULD IF THEY CHOSE TO, AND TO THE GOVERNOR’S POINT, TO, AND TO THE GOVERNOR’S POINT, I’LL SAY REALLY QUICKLY, IN THE I’LL SAY REALLY QUICKLY, IN THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE WE HAVE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE WE HAVE OVER 14,000 FEWER REGISTERED OVER 14,000 FEWER REGISTERED REPUBLICANS THAN WE HAD ON REPUBLICANS THAN WE HAD ON ELECTION DAY IN 2016. ELECTION DAY IN 2016. IN IOWA IT’S OVER 30,000 LESS. IN IOWA IT’S OVER 30,000 LESS. IN CALIFORNIA IT’S OVER 300,000 IN CALIFORNIA IT’S OVER 300,000 FEWER PEOPLE WHO ARE NOW FEWER PEOPLE WHO ARE NOW REGISTERED AS REPUBLICANS, THAT REGISTERED AS REPUBLICANS, THAT THERE IS THIS MOVEMENT AWAY FROM THERE IS THIS MOVEMENT AWAY FROM WANTING TO BE IDENTIFIED WITH WANTING TO BE IDENTIFIED WITH WHAT DONALD TRUMP IS ALL ABOUT. WHAT DONALD TRUMP IS ALL ABOUT. THOSE PEOPLE ARE STILL THERE. THOSE PEOPLE ARE STILL THERE.>>IF I MAY INTERJECT, TO>>IF I MAY INTERJECT, TO CHRISTIE TODD WHITMAN’S POINT CHRISTIE TODD WHITMAN’S POINT BECAUSE I’VE DONE A LOT OF BECAUSE I’VE DONE A LOT OF REPORTING ON THIS, REPUBLICANS REPORTING ON THIS, REPUBLICANS ARE HAVING AN INCREDIBLY ARE HAVING AN INCREDIBLY DIFFICULT TIME GETTING WOMEN DIFFICULT TIME GETTING WOMEN ONBOARD TO RUN FOR OFFICE ONBOARD TO RUN FOR OFFICE EXACTLY BECAUSE OF THESE EXACTLY BECAUSE OF THESE REASONS. REASONS.>>WHY WOULD YOU?>>WHY WOULD YOU?>>WHILE WOMEN ARE FLOCKING TO>>WHILE WOMEN ARE FLOCKING TO THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY TO RUN. THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY TO RUN.>>THAT’S EXACTLY RIGHT.>>THAT’S EXACTLY RIGHT. AND WHAT IS SO DISCOURAGING AND WHAT IS SO DISCOURAGING ABOUT THAT IS THAT THERE ARE SO ABOUT THAT IS THAT THERE ARE SO MANY WOMEN OUT THERE WHO EMBRACE MANY WOMEN OUT THERE WHO EMBRACE THE IDEAS THAT THE REPUBLICAN THE IDEAS THAT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY WAS FOUNDED ON, WHO PARTY WAS FOUNDED ON, WHO EMBRACE THE CORE PRINCIPLES THAT EMBRACE THE CORE PRINCIPLES THAT OUR PARTY HAS ALWAYS EXISTED ON. OUR PARTY HAS ALWAYS EXISTED ON. WHAT DONALD TRUMP IS SAYING AND WHAT DONALD TRUMP IS SAYING AND DOING AND ADVANCING IS IN NO WAY DOING AND ADVANCING IS IN NO WAY CONNECTED TO WHAT THE REPUBLICAN CONNECTED TO WHAT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY HAS ALWAYS BEEN. PARTY HAS ALWAYS BEEN. YOU KNOW, AND JUST, I FEEL LIKE YOU KNOW, AND JUST, I FEEL LIKE YOU CAN’T SAY IT OFTEN ENOUGH. YOU CAN’T SAY IT OFTEN ENOUGH. HE IS DESPICABLE. HE IS DESPICABLE. WHAT HE IS DOING FOR, NOT TO OUR WHAT HE IS DOING FOR, NOT TO OUR PARTY, WHAT HE IS DOING TO OUR PARTY, WHAT HE IS DOING TO OUR COUNTRY, YOU KNOW, OUR STRENGTH COUNTRY, YOU KNOW, OUR STRENGTH IS IN OUR DIVERSITY AND THE IS IN OUR DIVERSITY AND THE ABILITY FOR, YOU KNOW, ABILITY FOR, YOU KNOW, INDIVIDUALS TO MAINTAIN THEIR INDIVIDUALS TO MAINTAIN THEIR OWN IDENTITY AND STILL COME OWN IDENTITY AND STILL COME TOGETHER FOR — TO MAKE GREATER TOGETHER FOR — TO MAKE GREATER IDEALS HAPPEN. IDEALS HAPPEN. AND WHAT HE’S DOING IS AND WHAT HE’S DOING IS DESTROYING WHAT IT IS OUR DESTROYING WHAT IT IS OUR COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED ON, NOT JUST COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED ON, NOT JUST OUR PARTY. OUR PARTY.>>LONG LASTING DAMAGE,>>LONG LASTING DAMAGE, UNFORTUNATELY. UNFORTUNATELY. HE’S ALLOWED PEOPLE TO — IT’S HE’S ALLOWED PEOPLE TO — IT’S ALWAYS BEEN THERE. ALWAYS BEEN THERE. WE HAVE TO ADMIT THIS. WE HAVE TO ADMIT THIS. WE’VE ALWAYS HAD RACISM. WE’VE ALWAYS HAD RACISM. WE’VE ALWAYS HAD BIASSES. WE’VE ALWAYS HAD BIASSES. WE ALL HAVE BIASSES WHETHER WE WE ALL HAVE BIASSES WHETHER WE LIKE TO ADMIT IT OR NOT, BUT

100 thoughts to “Are The Radicals Of The Republican Party Becoming The Mainstream? | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC”

  1. I can't believe how stupid men have become….more of them still support trump and his manliness than women… hahahaha….poor little boys..

  2. Trump just happened to pick the secret republican slogan: Winning
    The fact that the republicans have been working a racist voter suppression / gerrymandering angle is coincidental to Trump's racism.
    When you have a minority party using underhanded and illegal tactics to hold a majority… well, smell that coffee folks!

  3. So 2 miss America Pageant winners and 2 actors..one who had his whole charity threaten bc he was a trump supporter..yet we are the radical ones

  4. Remember when obama condemned BLM riots that destoryed Baltimore…no..oh he invited them to the white house..wow…oh what about when ppl in Obama's admin said black ppl can never be racist or charged with a hate crime bc of slavery…sounds pretty racist to me

  5. Please don’t call Republicans “conservatives”. They aren’t and haven’t been for over four decades.

    Google the “Two Santa Claus theory” for a guide to the cynical doctrine that the GOP has used to manipulate the country since 1976.

    Here's one of many links:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDuzgE0CESc

  6. I don't think these women want to accept that in our democracy that the Republicans of the House and Senate are staunchly representing the racist, homophobic and other fears of their constituents. They stand up for these hateful and sociopathic views every day as they enthusiastically follow the leader of their party.

  7. There will never be any prospect of enlightening T-rump's so called base. If you lack the mental facility to realise what trump is, you've lost. It is , indeed unsettling , to know how many there are, in this country. Education is the key , that many do not possess.

  8. I've always liked Christie Whitman and voted for her in 1990 and 1993 for U.S. Senate and Governor. She is in the mold of that great humanitarian Millicent Fenwick. When TRUMP falls, and he will, Christie will be around her help the GOP, if they listen to pull that party together. Or else it will go the way of the WHIGs. Christie is a woman of courage and intelligence.

  9. What is wrong with these Republican "men"? Are they all afraid of anyone who is different? Are they so afraid of women? What a sad bunch of cry babies. Dump the GOP! Vote everyone of these despicable men out of office. Then take a look at the Republican party and see if you can save it. If not, bury it.

  10. It isn't just Trump destroying America, it's his supporters as well. These people and their ideological views and beliefs are beyond sickening. The majority of these people have the worst of all mental illnesses a human being can have. Self righteousness, arrogance, narcesistic sociopathic apathetic heartless mentalities to the core. It must be a terrible thing to go through life with all that coursing through your mind constantly. To constantly be judging people, while believing that you are better than others. To constantly try to push your own standards for what you think a human being should be, and anyone who doesn't fit into their standards isn't normal. I'm glad that I don't have that kind of evil running my thoughts and constantly filling my heart with unjustifiable,self righteous, and arrogant hatred and animosity.

  11. trump IS the stake thru the heart of the republican party. More n More republicans are jumping ship, Is there a chance the party will come back ? Nope. How can you fix Dry Rot, Greed, and lazy ness, uncaring, racism, white nationalism ? You Can't.

  12. She left the Log Cabin Republicans, but remains in the Republican Party?
    Republican Morality: It's OK to demonize any minority except the one I belong to.
    .

  13. No one can stop anybody from being bigoted or racist other than that person them self. But even though many of us harbor bad ideas of other people the one thing that you can not do is take that out into the public and exhibit it. That infringes on the rights of others. So hate if you think that you must, but keep it to yourself and never show it or hint at it in public. This is every American's country and America is made up of every race, creed and orientation and their rights are guaranteed under the same law that govern us all. Have enough respect for one another to leave them alone and allow them to enjoy the same benefits that you enjoy.

  14. Evangelicals still back Trump because they think that he was ordained by God. Now he has come out and compared himself to the 2nd coming. So, much of the hard core base of the Republicans are blasphemers.

  15. Why is it they never talk about the radical left like https://bigleaguepolitics.com/confirmed-democrat-dayton-shooter-was-part-of-antifa-participated-in-armed-protest-this-year/ then they make all the open border, radical left presidental candidates look like they are normal wanting free college for all illegals that come in when the open the borders up to the whole world, not only free college, but free medical for the whole world as well. Now that seems radical, but they won't talk about this to you, will they?

  16. Being a "Republican" means complete subservience to Donald Trump. That's it. That's the full depth of modern mainstream Republican ideology.

  17. The GOP is simply revealed as what they have been for the last twenty years. This is their agenda. They just can't sugar coat the final steps to their dismantling of our rights. How bout a holiday for the election? Why not get say, 80% turnout? We are not Russia yet because we can vote

  18. Thats right they are not republicans anymore. So the current Republicans are the cult of tRump. That is the definition of the party. I am so tired of hearing from these people we have to take back our party. You gave up long ago. Start a new one or consign yourself to sit politics out.

  19. “There are milliions of republicans …” … 90% of them support a criminal mocking sexual assaulter who runs a corrupted administration by nepotism. As Obama said: “It’s not even a close call”

  20. I am a doctor, believe me, I know what I am saying. Duh! There are only two genders…as if there are only two personalities and two colors also. Why are they so afraid of transgenders?

  21. Progessive Humanist is right. We are a plutocracy not a democracy. Look it up if you have too, but look first before you condemn me for my comments.

  22. Trump is the first president in history to support marriage equality from DAY ONE of his presidency (Obama lacked the courage or was bigoted). Trump has advocated decriminalization of homosexuality across the world; Obama did not. Shame on her!

  23. It's hard to believe that these women voted for a person who knew who he was. The Christian Conservative Party has lose all credibility. For generations to come their children are going to carry their shame. A 100 years from now they are going to be talking about the terrible choice Christian conservatives made.

  24. Im sorry I don't trust anything a Republican says. Their true color is Red, they have blood on their hands. This evil has has always been here since the beginning. Now it's back out in the open for the world to see. They rather let innocent people suffer to further their agenda.

  25. Not sure what the GOP are going to do when these old white people die off and are replaced by their more tolerant kids and a more diverse demographic. Their eggs are all thoroughly in one basket.

  26. These Republicans that complain about Trump are no better. They espouse fiscal prudence and inclusion while blowing up the deficit and engaging in hate for marginalized groups. I'll believe their actions over their words.

  27. jennifer horn can go procreate with herself, i despise her and people like her, she advocates for lgbtq rights because she identifies as such, she doesn't promote immigrants, refugees or the working class, why? because she is a repugnant, repugnants!

  28. Russia owns the NRA; they bailed them out of bankruptcy! Russia owns the Republican party, because of greedy senators like Moscow Mitch, the commie traitor. Russia owns Donald Trump, because he owes them for years of loans for his failing business dealings. Russia's commie partner, Donald Trump, sold out America by asking for and accepting Russia's help in their interference in our elections so he could become president of the United States. Putin's master plan outsmarted the Republican imbiciles, and the American voters allowed this to happen. Vote Russia out, 2020! Vote Blue!!

  29. Republicans who oppose Donald Trump were never Republicans.
    They were ALWAYS Communist Traitors.

    Liberalism is destroyed most on America and if we have to destroy the rest of it to rid ourselves of Liberalism and Immigrants, then so be it.

    Trump Today
    Trump Tomorrow
    Trump forever

    MAGA 2020

  30. Republican and Donald Trump are a sick communist party, they deal with the Russians and they are treasonous to the American people. Moscow Mitch Is one of them

  31. How have these "log cabin Republicans" missed the hateful rhetoric employed by the Republicans for decades? Since the southern strategy and evangelical takeover of the party, racist, bigoted fear mongering has been used to motivate their voters. Trump is just not as subtle as the others.

  32. Excuse me but the Republican core principles are gone. Actions speak louder than words. If it does everything like a duck, it's probably a duck. The entire party and constituency have sold their souls gambling on an individual of poor character at best. It was always less than 50/50 odds it would go as promised. More like typical all-talk and hype salesperson that over promises and under delivers. However if it wasn't all bull$hit you have to give him credit for consistency.

  33. I say E-S (Everybody-Straight). Easier to say and describes straight people as a minority. Suggests that most people are on the spectrum

  34. The Republican party is going to split in two. People like Joe Scarborough, Ana Navarro, and others have lost their place in their party because they're sensible and accepting.

  35. When your parties only real goal is to assist billionaire oligarchs take & control everything – That will not work to well as a slogan , So instead you pander to white nationalism , fear , bigotry via endless misinformation (alternative facts)

  36. AND IF YOU THINK LAWS OR OUR CONSTITUTION WILL STOP THEM – your dreaming ! Only a massive rejection from the voters will do it ( otherwise we are toast)

  37. You can expect the SATANIC JEW TRAITOR REPUBLICAN to be a radical because of the god he worships…. JEEEBUS!! 😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈

  38. Words, words, words, nothing but words. Same yammering just a different day! Action is necessary. First order of business, remove Trump from the WH. Physically if necessary. Mitch McConnell as well.

  39. Guys like Stephen Miller have too much influence on a President that was never really prepared for the job of POTUS and leader of the free world. Sadly, Donald Trump would be doing just fine as an economic advisor or US Trade Rep. to President Jeb Bush or Mitt Romney or Mike Pence… Unfortunately, he is the POTUS, and not a team player for the POTUS! This would be analogous to Secretary of the Interior, James G. Watt, being the 40th POTUS, instead of being a team player for President Ronald Reagan! When James Watt made his (politically incorrect) joke to the US Chamber of Commerce in September 1983, President Ronald Reagan did not take that seriously. He wanted to forgive and forget the foolish joke by James Watt. Unfortunately, James Watt did not publicly apologize for that joke, and he was later pressured to resign in October 1983. Had James G. Watt been the 40th POTUS, there would have been a lot of unhappy, frowning Americans in 1983! That would have been a very big deal! Fortunately, he was just a cabinet member and not the POTUS and leader of the free world! Clearly, James Watt did not have the right character and temperament to be POTUS! Likewise, clearly, Donald Trump does not have the right character and temperament to be POTUS and leader of the free world! His furious tweets and comments blasting individuals like: Stormy Daniels, Rex Tillerson, UK Ambassador Sir Kim Darroch, Danish PM Mette Frederiksen, and Fed Chairman Jerome Powell…. make James G. Watt look mild and tame to put politely! All we can do is pray for the 45th POTUS and his family and administration!

  40. Hey MSNBC WHAT PLANET DO YOU LIVE ON?? A RADICAL REPUBLICAN??? These REPUBLICANS don't do enough to be called " RADICALS"!! Watch out MSNBC your WEALTHY EXECUTIVE'S Republicans are showing!!

  41. Have you only started to notice these nutbags? The GOP took the handbreak off the far right years before Trump. All Trump did was give them licence to shout louder, and their voters to cheer "Yay! We can be racist and bigoted in public again!"

  42. Radicals or mainstream these are all fault by Republicans. Mostly they did not stand up and just allowed Trump to thrash our Country. No more Republicans come 2020.

  43. This always happens. For the Republicans in the 90s under Newt the Republican party embraced it's crazies and just have kept trying to out crazy themselves ever since.

  44. What rock has Ms. Horn been under the last 30 years or even the last 50? Why does she think the GOP keeps winning almost all the states of the defunct Confederacy? Tax policy? Infrastructure plans? Paul Ryan's ideas for cutting back on Social Security and Medicare spending? As has been pointed out by many, Pres. Trump is the result, not the source of the current condition of the Republican Party. He would not be president today if tens of millions of voters didn't exist who never heard of Everett Dirksen, John Rhodes or Howard Baker and were waiting for someone like Trump to make their private thoughts (or those expressed anonymously by talk radio callers) acceptable rather than an embarrassment. Republican leaders knew those voters were part of the GOP electorate but kept them in the background far away from the TV cameras photographing their candidates. Trump realized that they could easily be made to be more loyal to the party, or rather to him as he took over the party, than other traditional Republicans who focused on bread and butter issues. He surrounded himself with them rather than hiding them at his rallies. They would demonstrate an irrational allegiance to someone whose main skill was to flatter them and validate their feelings. Neither party can claim to have policies that never fail, but you'll always succeed by flattering people who want to be told they are superior. Who else did Ms. Horn think all the racial and sexual dog whistles were for, for the past three decades? Did she think it was OK to keep those voters on her side as long as she didn't appeal to them explicitly? Now they are the explicit mainstream of the GOP, while those like Ms. Horn are the fringe. Time to vote Democratic, which is where Log Cabin Republicans should have been all along. Ah, but for all those years, they put their love of money first. Tax policy was more important to them. Who would let you keep more of your "hard-earned money" (favorite phrase of those Republicans who believe that those helped through federal programs are not working as hard as, you know, a hedge fund manager) was more important than human rights or spending taxpayer money to benefit all Americans. None of us is capable of complete selflessness. We are biologically wired to seek first to preserve our own lives. We instinctively compete for advantage. If that is all we are about, however, if winning is all we care about, and the only way to win is to make others lose, what has the point been for the development of human civilization over the past 8,000 years?

  45. Radicals from the Republican Party??
    I didn't watch the video did they name one..🤣😄😁 what a joke this fake news is

  46. Republican Women called Michelle Obama a "Monkey".
    That's what GOP Women are!
    Ask your Racist Prominent White Women Republicans about THEIR OWN Racism!

  47. Acknowledging that there are two biological sexes in humans and that gender is based on these two sexes is incendiary now?

  48. Gallup polls on Party Affiliation show no such drop in Republican affiliation. Sorry but it is true. Latest figures July 2019 have 29% Repub's and 27% for the Dem's

  49. shakes_head – what “courage” from the GOP, to take a “stand” like that in the face of the systemic destabilization of our entire society earns her…NOTHING.

    Total sell-outs usually fare better when they STAY sold out…should o’ taken the zero and shut up about it….

  50. You can't really disagree with her but at the same time it is quite apparent that she is overstating the scope of the Republican Party, and whitewashing over the base and the leadership and most importantly; the power in the form of financial backing that controls the levers of the GOP.. hands down. In other words, today's Republican Party would be an opposition party, what they were formulated from, rather than a populist party that they now aspire to be, if it weren't for their financial backers. The question is, or rather.. the jury is still out on whether Trump has diminished, increased, or obliterated that???

  51. Title should be: Are the CRAZIES…. Radical is one thing, crazy is something else. Just look at The Don.
    Neither foot in reality nor is his mind.

  52. LBJ's favorite joke: A rich fellow was offered a choice of 3 hearts to be transplanted in him: an athletic man, a starlet, and a Republican banker. He picked the last, because he wanted a heart that had never been used.

  53. God bless our great president Donald Trump. MAGA. By the way ther are only 2 genders. That's not radical that's the truth.

  54. Did I hear Whitman's last comment right – that the Repube party has always been a party of racists, but the problem is that now they are now talking about it publicly and acting on their true beliefs? That's the problem? It's a true statement, but I still can't believe she just said it.

  55. I'm 51 i do not recall a moment in my life that republicans were not racist ,misogynistic homophobes why are they acting like there has been a shift? The screaming carrot is just too stupid to keep his white hood on in public.

  56. The Republican Party has been pandering to the Racists and White Supremists since Nixon they have just finally taken over the party. You reap what you sow and if you lie down with dogs?

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