Speaking on CBS News’ Face the Nation, RINO Republican Adam Kinzinger perfectly played the role of the “I hate my party and voters” Republican, exactly what the mainstream media wants him to do.
Fake Republicans like Kinzinger, Liz Cheney, and Mitt Romney are celebrated by the left for insulting and degrading their own party and its voters. They know it is their only ticket to stay relevant, so they continue to do it, simply to hold power.
Kinzinger took that role one step further when speaking about the GOP on CBS.
“Some Republicans in Congress were putting out fundraising after fundraising email about ‘first it’s going to be a vaccine mandate, next thing the Gestapo is going to show up at your door and take your Bible away,'” the RINO said.
“That’s not going to happen, and that’s playing on people’s fear,” Kinzinger added.
Well, just a few months ago the left and RINOs were saying “there’s not going to be a vaccine mandate, we’re just going to make it so you can’t do pretty much anything without having a vaccine card, you can still choose not to get it.”
A few months before that, it was: “there’s not going to be a vaccine mandate, we’re just putting out ads to encourage people to get it.”
Just months before that, it was: “we’re not going to institute a vaccine mandate, just a mask mandate for everyone who is unvaccinated.”
Now, it’s ‘get vaccinated or lose your job.’ Are we wrong to think that this will escalate once again? Not necessarily to Kinzinger’s ridiculous “take your Bible away” strawman argument, but maybe to Australia-level concentration camps?
Of course, the RINO has an explanation for why the GOP is supposedly fearmongering.
“We humans have different functions in the brain, and fear oftentimes bypasses logic. There are several reasons. One is that logic is slow, fear is fast. In situations of danger, we ought to be fast: first run or kill, then think,” he said.
Republicans are supposed to be the party of freedom, but according to Kinzinger, promoting freedom is “failure,” and the unconstitutional vaccine mandate from Joe Biden is going to “save lives.”
“I think it’s gonna save lives and the failure here comes in leaders that have basically used vaccine status as some tattoo of what political tribe you belong to. I mean we all hear stories of people that are in, you know, very red areas that are embarrassed to say they’re vaccinated,” the RINO said.
“That is insane and silly, and that is a problem with leaders, particularly Republican leaders, that don’t stand up and give cover to people and say, ‘look, this is not what Republicanism or conservatism should be,'” he added.
Of course, what Kinzinger is saying is that he knows what true conservatism is: agreeing with the left on tyrannical measures.
During the interview, the RINO made one statement that actually was telling the truth, although it was likely an accident because he clearly was trying to make a different point.
“Politicians and the media very often use fear to circumvent our logic. I always say the U.S. media are disaster pornographers – they work too much on triggering their audiences’ emotions. They are kind of political reality shows, surprising to anyone from outside the U.S.,” he said.
“When demagogues manage to get hold of our fear circuitry, we often regress to illogical, tribal, and aggressive human animals, becoming weapons ourselves – weapons that politicians use for their own agenda,” Kinzinger added.
He’s right: politicians and the media use fear to circumvent logic. Using fear of a virus with an over 99% survival rate to convince Americans to give up their freedoms; using fear of “right-wing terrorists” to avoid the discussion of nonstop left-wing BLM/Antifa riots; using fear of Donald Trump to convince people to vote for a senile old man. There are thousands of examples of the left-wing mainstream media playing on their viewers’ emotions to circumvent any logical thoughts they might have.
Of course, what Kinzinger was trying to say was far less factual. What he meant was that GOP leaders are using the fear of authoritarian government to scare the American people. But that isn’t emotional manipulation, that’s fact. Governments throughout history, and in many books and movies such as 1984 or V for Vendetta, have become tyrannical through slowly shifting the goalposts of their power. Every country on the planet is just a few steps away from totalitarianism. We should be scared. But the difference between conservatives and the left is that we don’t often act on emotions, we usually have a logical base for our policies and actions. That is something that Kinzinger doesn’t seem to understand.
While Democrats are using fear of a virus with a 99% survival rate to terrify the masses, many within the GOP are predicting what is likely to happen next, and warning their constituents not to give in to the fear, and to instead stand up and refuse to let the government take more power.