One News Now – Left-wing whining over Hillary Clinton losing the Electoral College a year ago has taken a new turn: complaining about the influence of rural America.
MSNBC host Joy Reid threw rural Americans into a whole new “Basket of Deplorables” by suggesting via Twitter that they are literally a threat to American democracy.
Reid was responding to a tweet from Kyle Griffin, an MSNBC producer, who complained that 70 percent of Americans are expected to live in the 15 largest states by 2040, accounting for only 30 of 100 U.S. senators.
“This is the core threat to our democracy,” Reid responded, citing “disproportionate power” over the “urban majority.”
“Basically that comment says the rest of America is stupid: They don’t understand like I do and they’re a threat to me because they disagree with me,” responds Jeff Crank, a conservative political consultant.
It’s obvious to anyone who follows politics, Crank says, that rural areas tend to be more conservative than their Democrat-led urban counterparts. So a political system in which urban Democrats control the rural areas would likely suit Reid just fine, he suggests…