MSNBC’s Capehart Cries to Biden: I’m Scared for Future of Democracy!

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On Friday night, MSNBC’s Jonathan Capehart sat down for an exclusive interview with President Joe Biden and it was as embarrassingly sycophantic and servile as you would think. The interview which was first aired on Joy Reid’s show The ReidOut proved to be the perfect timeslot to run this interview since Capehart sucked up to Biden in much the same fashion as Reid would. 

“Mr. President, I’ll be honest. I’m scared,” Capehart started off by saying. “Millions of Americans are scared. They’re concerned about the concerted attacks on democracy, on voting, and how that’s going to impact the midterm elections. We’re seeing everything from Governor DeSantis’ election police force arresting people for alleged violations of voter fraud, we’re seeing election workers quitting because of threats,” Capehart cried to Biden. 

Not quite done embarrassing himself, Capehart, whined: “and then, on top of it, you’ve got election deniers up and down the ballot, running for election. A good chunk of them could win. So why shouldn’t we be scared?” 

“Well, I think we should be concerned. Look, there’s nothing automatic about democracy,” Biden responded in agreement. 

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Capehart then continued to dwell on his imaginary threats to democracy: “there is a startling headline in The New York Times,” he worried. “It said that a majority of Americans believe that democracy is under threat. And yet they don’t see it as a priority, protecting democracy.” 

Biden responded “well, I think they do. I think under threat and they’re concerned on other issues.” 

Later on in the interview, Capehart continued obsessing, asking Biden: “Can our democracy survive when the Republican Party is–it only cares about power?” 

“One of the reasons there’s not more mainstream conservative Republicans running out there is because they are so concerned about not only their physical wellbeing but also the notion that how can they win when a minority of Republicans are showing up to vote and they’re really hard edge,” Biden mumbled in response. 

Capehart then turned to the other pathological obsession of the Democrat Party and leftists like him in the media: so-called “abortion rights.”

“One of the things you said you’re for, Mr. President, is codifying Roe. You said you need 51 or 53 seats in order — in the Senate in order to make that happen,” he started off by asking Biden.

“But what happens if Republicans take control of Congress? How are you going to protect women?” The premise of this absurd question is that women can’t be protected unless they’re allowed to murder their unborn babies. 

Biden promised to “veto anything they do” if Republicans win control of Congress in November. 

Jonathan Capehart isn’t a journalist. He’s a Democrat Party fluffer with a byline. He should be treated as such going forward. 

This clownish interview by MSNBC’s Jonathan Capehart was made possible thanks to Liberty Mutual. Their information is linked. 

To read the relevant transcript click “expand”: 

MSNBC’s The ReidOut
10/21/2022
7:04:44 p.m. Eastern 

JONATHAN CAPEHART: Mr. President, I’ll be honest. I’m scared. Millions of Americans are scared. They’re concerned about the concerted attacks on democracy, on voting, and how that’s going to impact the midterm elections. We’re seeing everything from Governor DeSantis’ election police force arresting people for alleged violations of voter fraud, we’re seeing election workers quitting because of threats. And then, on top of it, you’ve got election deniers up and down the ballot, running for election. A good chunk of them could win. So why shouldn’t we be scared?

JOE BIDEN: Well, I think we should be concerned. Look, there’s nothing automatic about democracy. Remember when you’re in undergraduate school, they talk about every generation has to protect democracy. It really does. I think we’re at one of those inflection points in history. Where we have reached a point where there has been such a division that you have what I call the mega MAGA Republicans who think that it’s all right to threaten violence, think that’s not inappropriate, talk about how they’re concerned about security, but yet you saw what happened on January 6, the whole world saw it. 

But I think there’s reason for concern, but I’m optimistic about two things. Number one, we’ve been here before. And I believe that the essence of who we are as a nation, the soul of our country is really about our commitment to the basic fundamental elements that make us Americans, which is the idea of fairness, decency, honesty, and I think it’s baked in to a majority of the American people. And I think as long as we take seriously the threat, I don’t think the threat can come to fruition. 

CAPEHART: On that point, Mr. President, there is a startling headline in The New York Times, let’s see if I can find it, where it said that a majority of Americans believe that democracy is under threat. And yet they don’t see it as a priority, protecting democracy. I mean, why do you think that is? 

BIDEN: Well, I think they do. I think under threat and they’re concerned on other issues, meld, in other words, you know when they say it’s under threat, they worry about basic rights being taken away. They worry about the idea that you can have people in public life talk about one another the way they do with such bitterness. Look, you know, the organizing, we’re unique in all of history, we’re the most unique nation in the world. And I’m not being — I’m not trying to beat our chest about who we are as Americans. 

We’re the only nation that is not built on ethnicity, geography, whatever. It’s on a notion that we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men and women are created equal. We have never fully lived up to it, we have never walked away from it. And it’s a core of all this, that concern. It’s a concern that you know, the soul is sort of the breadth and essence of who we are, and it ultimately gets down to not supporting violence, not supporting making sure that you have — you count the votes when they’re cast, not intimidating anyone at the polls. Not intimidating anyone who wants to vote. And I still think that’s rock bottom core issue in America. 

[…]

7:10:47 p.m. Eastern 

CAPEHART: My question to you, though, Mr. President, is can our democracy survive when the Republican Party is — it only cares about power?

BIDEN: Look, I think that if we allow the Republican party to continue to metastasize into what a minority of the party as a whole is, look, I think one of the reasons there’s not more mainstream conservative Republicans running out there is because they are so concerned about not only their physical wellbeing but also the notion that how can they win when a minority of Republicans are showing up to vote and they’re really hard edge. Look, I don’t agree with anything that Liz Cheney believes about the substantive issues but I admire the hell out of her. 

She means what she says. She doesn’t support the notion of the use of violence. She doesn’t support the notion she insists there are basic fundamental rules. It used to be that way all through the Senate. I mean, I served with Jim Eastland and Strom Thurmond. I served with really conservative members of the United States Senate. But afterwards, after we had argued like hell, we would go down to the senate dining room and everybody would eat together. There was still an understanding that the differences may be profound, but they don’t justify a kind of activities you’re seeing today. 

[…]

7:21:21 p.m. Eastern 

CAPEHART: One of the things you said you’re for, Mr. President, is codifying Roe. You said you need 51 or 53 seats in order — in the Senate in order to make that happen. But what happens if Republicans take control of Congress? How are you going to protect women? 

BIDEN: Veto anything they do. They have to — for them to make Dobbs–for them to outlaw Roe, outlaw the right of a woman to make a choice with their doctor, to not make exceptions for rape and incest and et cetera, and pass it out of the congress to make it the law of the land, the President has to sign it. I’ll veto it. 

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