Joy Reid Tap-Dances for Elizabeth Warren After Dustup With Elon Musk

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White progressives are the absolute worst. But the black progressives who tap-dance for them aren’t any better. This story is a prime illustration of this reality.


MSNBC’s Joy Reid recently donned her well-worn pair of tap-dancing shoes, when she took Tesla CEO Elon Musk to task for supposedly “misappropriated black vernacular” after he referred to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), as a “Karen.”

Earlier this week, Sen. Karen, AKA Fauxcahontas, took aim at the CEO, deceptively claiming he does not pay taxes. She wrote:

Let’s change the rigged tax code so [Musk] will actually pay taxes and stop freeloading off everyone else.

In his usual fashion, Musk clapped back at the lawmaker:

You remind me of when I was a kid and my friend’s angry Mom would just randomly yell at everyone for no reason. Please don’t call the manager on me, Senator Karen.

Musk continued tweeting, pointing out that he “will pay more taxes than any American in history this year.”


Reid had Sen. Karen on her show shortly after and derided Musk because apparently, his use of the term constituted a misappropriation of black vernacular. In a tap-dancing performance worthy of the late, great Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, Reid valiantly defended her precious white progressive ally against Musk’s sexist attack.

She said:

“Elon wasn’t happy, so he did what he always did, and stomped his little feet and insulted Senator Warren. So, for so many reasons, being a freeloader and a selfish and disrespectful one, and for misappropriating black vernacular for misogynistic purposes, Elon Musk is the absolute worst.”

According to Urban Dictionary, the term “Karen” describes:

Middle aged woman, typically blonde, makes solutions to others’ problems an inconvenience to her although she isn’t even remotely affected.

It also says it is “[u]sually the name of a mother with 3 kids who has a short hairstyle and would like to speak to the manager.”

It is typically used to describe a woman who is entitled and superior – especially those who have a penchant for calling the police on black men for no valid reason. Of course, what progressives won’t tell you is that the majority of incidents involving Karenous behavior take place in blue cities.


Here’s the thing: The term “Karen” has been used by people of every ethnicity without it being a problem. She is being completely duplicitous in this situation because she knows good and well that if Musk had used the term against someone like Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), she wouldn’t bat an eye. If anything, she would perform another tap dance routine for the Tesla CEO.

But this dustup is indicative of a bigger reality: High-profile black progressives like Joy Reid do not live in the same world as everyday black Americans. Folks like her constantly lament issues like “cultural appropriation” and “microaggressions,” while normal black folks are concerned with normal American issues.

In a Washington Post/Ipsos poll conducted during last year’s election season, black Americans indicated their top five concerns were the economy (86%), health care (89%), COVID-19 (83%), racism (92%), and police brutality (93%).

To be clear, when black Americans cite racism as an issue, I can guarantee you they’re not thinking about Elon Musk calling someone a “Karen.” They are talking about racial issues they believe might actually impact their lives such as the criminal justice system and others.


In short, your average black person isn’t waking up in the morning worrying about a white person calling another white person a “Karen.” They are concerned about putting food on the table and keeping their families secure and safe.

This is why black voters in general do not identify as liberals. According to Pew Research, 81 percent of black Americans identify as “moderate” or “conservative.” It is the reason black voters supported President Joe Biden over Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in the 2020 election.

It is not surprising considering how out of touch the progressive movement is when it comes to the black community and Americans in general. If they keep going on like this, the Marxist crowd will never truly win over black Americans – which is a good thing. So, by all means, please keep tap-dancing, Joy Reid.



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