On MSNBC’s AM Joy, guest Fernand Amandi made outlandish claims against the Republican party, accusing the GOP of being a “domestic terror group” which should be locked up.
As Newsbusters journalist Brad Wilmouth reported, the comments came after host Joy Reid asked Mr. Amandi a routine question.
"We know that Florida has a large abundance of people who are on CHIP. In a state like that, can the members of Congress from Florida afford not to renew CHIP? And why haven't they pushed for it?”, asked Reid.
CHIP stands for the Children's Health Insurance Program.
Amandi's response included typical Democrat talking points, accusing the GOP of being pro-Putin and anti-children.
“It's an excellent question, Joy, You know, Florida and many other states would be decimated -- Florida's children, other children. And I think it leads to the question: Is it any surprise that the party that is pro-pay-for-play, pro-Putin, and now with Roy Moore, pro-pedophilia, the fact that they're anti-children, is that any surprise? I don't think it is. And I think, Joy, this is emblematic -- this CHIP scenario where you mentioned nine million children -- children -- without health insurance.”
He then, without the slightest hint of exaggeration, offered a peculiar solution for the policy disagreement between the GOP and Democratic party.
“I think if you take a step back, one has to ask themselves -- and I think the American people should ask themselves the broader question: What has the Republican in the last 10 years done to help the American people? What have they done? This is not a political party -- this is a domestic terror group. And I think what the American people should consider when they ask themselves that question -- with a party that has done nothing to help the American people -- is to vote them out and consider possibly afterwards locking them up, Joy.”
No body on the panel, including the Republican guest, challenged Amandi’s claims
“You know, I'm going to go to Katon that. I'm sure Katon has thoughts on that. Katon, I know you're not a fan of the Affordable Care Act, but can the part really, you know, get away with the idea of not renewing this program? It's nine million kids," Reid said, shifting the conversation
Katon Dawson, former chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party, did not address the statement. He only said the GOP will probably find a way to make the legislation work.
“I would predict to you that the party or the politicians will find a away to make this palatable and affordable. And the already have addressed it in the House. It's pretty tough to leave nine million children behind, and that won't happen."
Amandi's comments are not alarming. There is no need to panic. They are more stupid than anything. But, his comments are another reminder that the left routinely attempts to paint Conservatives as far right and as whacked out as possible.