MSNBC says calls for travel ban from Africa so racist they’re ‘not even thinly veiled’ (Video)

MSNBC says calls for travel ban from Africa so racist they’re ‘not even thinly veiled’ (Video)

Time for conservatives to give up the charade. We’ve been found out. The fact of the matter is that we on the right (read: white males) don’t like the “dark” people and will find any excuse to keep them out.

Which explains this obsession with a ban on flights from West Africa. The alleged motive is to reduce the risk of people infected with the Ebola virus from spreading the disease. And if you believe that … well, then you’re not a viewer of MSNBC. Last night, hosts Alex Wagner and Joy Reid exposed the real rationale behind the urgent calls on the administration to ban flights from the hot zone.

“That stuff is incredible,” says Wagner said, in the video that follows. “He is their president, Joy. I mean, it’s not even thinly veiled racism at this point.”

Reid concurs:

I’m glad you called it a racial stew because it is kind of like the perfect storm. You have an African, God forbid, flies into the United States and you’ve got all of these sort of issues of immigration sort of thrown into it.

I couldn’t believe that Marsha Blackburn brought the border into it because I hate to tell you, the planes don’t walk over the border with the Guatemalan children, they fly into the airport.

So you have that. And of course somehow the Obama administration should met the plane, picked out all of the African nationals to make sure they couldn’t get in. You know what? The Obama administration had nothing to do with [Thomas Eric Duncan] coming here. He came here to visit his family and his fiancée.

There’s just one problem with Wagner and Reid’s conclusion. A Fox News poll released on Wednesday found that 57% of Democrats believe that the administration should impose a ban on flights from West Africa. Women, moreover, are more concerned about the spread of Ebola than men, 71% to 64%. In fact, no less a dyed-in-the-wool Democrat than former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told a panel of CNN employees:

I think the substantive actions have to be taken, and they may involve, you know, flight restrictions. They may involve moving all patients to specific hospitals in the country that can handle Ebola. And I think those would be wise decisions to make. I’m not an expert, but I think that would demonstrate a level of seriousness in response to this that is merited at this point. [Emphasis added]

Granted, Carney is white and male, but he loathes conservatives nearly as much as his former boss.

(h/t Daily Caller)

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Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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