Former Navy SEAL Robert O'Neill Has Perfect Reply to MSNBC Panelist Who Claimed GOP Worse Than Al Qaeda

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We’ve seen a lot of craziness and demonization of President Donald Trump and the Republicans in general by Democrats and the media over the past few years.

It’s not new that Democrats and the media demonize Republicans. They’ve demonized Republican presidents and presidential candidates for years.

What was new with Trump, perhaps, is the utter ferocity of their hate and how truly unhinged from reality it has become.

But the take from an MSNBC contributor and former Lincoln Project guy Kurt Bardella hit new heights on the insanity meter. Now you know, Lincoln Project plus MSNBC equals not likely to be sane at the outset.

Listen as this character Bardella claims, “Al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, the Taliban – the people who wanted to do harm to our nation and to our way of life and democracy – they got nothing on what this Republican Party is doing.” What’s his justification for that statement? Republicans don’t want Liz Cheney in a leadership position because she’s stuck in a loop, attacking Trump and ignoring all the havoc Democrats are wreaking. You know, Bardella’s right, that’s exactly like running planes into the World Trade Center. Why didn’t I ever think of that before?

Notice how there’s absolutely no pushback from Joy Reid, no effort to bring it back to reality, just letting this crazy person spout loony attacks.

But former Navy SEAL Robert O’Neill had a response. O’Neill was part of the SEAL team that took out bin Laden, so he certainly has some standing to comment on the subject. O’Neill had a great suggestion for Bardella.

“I recently saw a pundit on MSNBC say the GOP is more dangerous than al Qaeda,” O’Neill said. “I recommend he sets up interviews with both. Ya, know… see how it goes.”

Could there be a better suggestion? But I’m just guessing Bardella wouldn’t take him up on it, because the guy who is constantly attacking Trump and the Republicans, knowing he has nothing to fear from that, wouldn’t dare go near al Qaeda or the Taliban. He’d never dare to say anything about them to their face. That would blow his whole crazy case. But this is the kind of garbage spewed on MSNBC every day. Not only do the hosts not push back; they foster the crazy and engage in it themselves.