(Joshua Paladino, Headline USA) MSNBC Anchor Nicolle Wallace suggested on Oct. 10 that former President Barack Obama should head a “Democracy Commission” to stop Republicans from holding rallies and discussing election results, Twitchy reported.
“Should President Obama ask [former New Jersey Gov.] Chris Christie and [establishment GOP lawyer] Ben Ginsberg to man a democracy hotline the way people used to man other crises?,” she asked. “What should we do?”
Wallace, MSNBC’s fake Republican until she left the party in 2021, provided no information about her proposed Democracy Commission—like whether it would adjudicate election disputes or merely reinforce mainstream narratives.
Then Wallace delivered an incoherent rant about former President Donald Trump’s rally in Mesa, Arizona.
“We are watching Republicans not just destroying democracy in the dark,” she said. “We’re watching them do it from rally stages, debate stages! That’s where they’re doing it!”
“They are running to sow discord in America!,” Wallace exclaimed. “And it will change everything.”
She seemed to accuse the Republicans of prolonging the November elections to stir distrust.
“We will wake up the morning after ‘election day’ and we might not even call it that anymore in two years! We might not call it Election Day,” Wallace said. “We might call it ‘Election Week’ because what we are watching – because it’s so slow… we don’t cover it as a five-alarm fire, but it is!”
The point makes little sense because Democrats want elections to last for a month while most Republicans want an election day.
No one can seem to interpret Wallace’s comments—whether she thinks Election Week should be the new normal or whether it is a threat to democracy that Republicans have encouraged.
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) October 10, 2022
Former Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., responded with a confused face, “Well, it doesn’t take a commission. It just takes Republicans that have some character and integrity.”
From her days as a professional liar for the Bush/Cheney WH and campaign, now as a beloved-by-liberals MSNBC host, @NicolleDWallace has for two decades been the Typhoid Mary of Disinformation. Nobody spreads it more.
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) May 19, 2022