Thursday on MSNBC’s The Beat, former lead strategist for Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign James Carville declared falsely that the Republican philosophy is, “God must surely want wealthy white people to be first in line to get the [coronavirus] vaccine.”
Reacting to the rumor that wealthy seniors in Key Largo reportedly received vaccinations in mid-January, Carville said, “The [FL Governor Ron] DeSantis thing favoring wealthy people getting the vaccine, no one’s surprised. They want the tax code to favor wealthy people. They want the entire system to be rigged in favor of wealthy people. So why wouldn’t someone try to rig the vaccine to be in favor of wealthy people?
“It is totally consistent with modern Republican philosophy that wealthy people get to cut in line because the fact that they are wealthy makes them virtuous themselves. That’s even a whole branch, the fact that you are wealthy means that God loves you, and God must surely want wealthy white people to be first in line to get the vaccine. I mean, it makes total sense if you think like they do, doesn’t it?”
This is nothing but the demonization of his political enemies by the mean-spirited Carville, who has made a career out of such ludicrous pronouncements. In fact, it is the Democrats, not Republicans, who are the party of the wealthy elites. But Carville knew he would get no pushback on that from his Progressive allies at MSNBC.
Carville went on to rant that Republicans are trying to suppress the votes not of the wealthy, but of the “middle and lower middle class, people, African American people, Hispanic people, immigrants, anything else. That’s who they’re trying to stop from voting.”
This is another grotesque lie; the only votes Republicans are trying to suppress are illegal ones, like the ones Democrats used to put corrupt, empty-suit candidate Joe Biden in the White House.