MSNBC Show Host, Melissa Harris-Perry could not wait for the next social outrage to attach her thoughts to. Instead, she latched onto two common words and manufactured an outrage all her own to keep the politically correct agenda moving forward.
While discussing Paul Ryan’s merits as a candidate for speaker of the house, guest Alfonso Aguilar said that Ryan is a “hard worker” and that he “works with not only republicans, but democrats.”
Harris-Perry let Aguilar talk about Ryan for a few moments longer until she could no longer hold her thoughts in. She stopped Aguilar. She implored Aguilar to be very careful when using certain language.
“Alfonso, I feel you, but I want to pause on one thing, because I don’t disagree with you that I actually think Mr. Ryan is a great choice for this role, but I want us to be super careful when we use the language ‘hard worker’, because I actually keep an image of folks working in cotton fields on my office wall because it is a reminder about what hard work looks like.”
I am not making this up. She actually tried to make “hard worker” into a racially charged offensive statement. Was there not enough outrage in the news that day? The political correct (PC) movement in this country has gone too far. But Harris-Perry doesn’t stop there, she continues…
“I feel you that he’s a hard worker, I do, but in the context of relative privilege I just want to point out that when you talk about work life balance and being a hard worker, the moms who don’t have healthcare, who are working…”
Alfonso didn’t know how to handle the manufactured PC outrage. The look on his face shows his confusion.
At that point even the other liberal pundits in the room could not sit silent any longer. Watch the whole awkward exchange below…