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CNN Guest Tells Republican: 'White Men Who Think Like You' Are 'Greatest Terrorist Threat'

Racism has rarely been so acceptable on American television.

But when a leftist guest spewed unapologetically racist rhetoric on CNN on Monday night, she not only wasn’t chastised, the host actually took up the argument on her behalf.

Fortunately, plenty of Americans who heard about it weren’t buying it for a second.

The events unfolded Monday on “Cuomo Prime Time,” when the regular segment billed as “The Great Debate” degenerated into racist insults.

Angela Rye, an attorney, liberal commentator and former executive director of the Congressional Black Caucus, took on Patrick Griffin, a Republican strategist.

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Things started going downhill fast when Griffin said that Reps. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota — along with the rest of the so-called “squad” — had “hijacked” the Democratic Party’s agenda in Washington.

Rye pretended to be offended by Griffin’s use of the word “hijacked,” with its connotations of terrorism in relation to the only two Muslim women in Congress. (That’s the kind of “dog whistle” liberals love to hear.)

She then took the conversation completely out of bounds with a blatantly racist statement of her own.

“That’s a real interesting word choice, and you understand why,” she said. “You can talk over me all you want to but the bottom line is the greatest terrorist threat in this country is white men, white men who think like you. That is the greatest terrorist threat in this country.”

Check it out here (the “white men” comment comes about the 1:30-second mark):

It’s important to note that Rye wasn’t just saying “white men who think like you” in reference to Gannon’s conservative positions.

She, and later Cuomo, basically lumped Gannon and “white men who think like you” in with violent white supremacist terrorists — based on nothing more than the shared color of their skin.

Gannon didn’t make that argument, preferring instead to talk political tactics, but it was clear to anyone who watched the debate.

Try, for a second, to imagine Griffin — or any other mainstream speaker on television — addressing Rye and saying “the greatest threat to this country is black women, black women who think like you.” And then lumping every black woman in the United States into the same grouping as Assata Shakur.

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It’s literally inconceivable.

But Rye not only did it, she actually had the aid of host Chris “Fredo” Cuomo, who spent virtually the remainder of the segment trying to explain why she was right.

But a lot of people weren’t buying what Rye and Cuomo were selling. One of them was “Dilbert” creator and prolific Twitter user Scott Adams, who had just publicly announced he’d joined an anti-racist outfit called AntiRa.


That last post hit the nail on the head.

Has the "racism" charge been so abused by Democrats that it's lost its power?

Basically, the new resurgence of “racism” is the Democratic Party’s fallback position to attack President Donald Trump, now that the fever dream of Russia “collusion” has died a painful death.

It was killed by both the report from former special counsel Robert Mueller in April and Mueller’s own pathetic appearance before House lawmakers in July.

With the economy booming, Democrats are left to literally make up reasons for Americans to want Trump out of the White House, and “racism” is a weapon they always keep near at hand.

With mainstream media outlets like The New York Times giving every sign they’re going to play along, Americans should get used to performances like the one Rye and Cuomo put on on Monday night.

Racism has never been so presentable on American television, and as 2020 rolls around, it’s likely only to get worse.

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Joe has spent more than 30 years as a reporter, copy editor and metro desk editor in newsrooms in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Florida. He's been with Liftable Media since 2015.
Joe has spent more than 30 years as a reporter, copy editor and metro editor in newsrooms in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Florida. He's been with Liftable Media since 2015. Largely a product of Catholic schools, who discovered Ayn Rand in college, Joe is a lifelong newspaperman who learned enough about the trade to be skeptical of every word ever written. He was also lucky enough to have a job that didn't need a printing press to do it.
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