It takes a village to school MSNBC's 'persecuted' village idiot Melissa Harris-Perry

On Sunday, Sarah Palin called out the ludicrous and creepy MSNBC spot by Melissa Harris-Perry. You see, Ms. Harris-Perry believes all your children belong to us.

Children are community property!

Palin called it “unflippingbelievable” and many others agreed. Collectivism? No thank you.

Leave our children alone.

Ms. Harris-Perry apparently not only believes that your children aren’t your own, but neither are your thoughts. If you think independently and disagree with her, that must be persecution!

No, for real. She is claiming persecution. With bible verse.

Bingo. Actor Adam Baldwin responds to Ms. Harris-Perry.

And, that’s right. She doubled-down on her creepy collectivism. “Lean Forward”? More like “Lean Creepy” into collectivism. Again.

Waah!  Her doubling-down is beyond pitiful:

My inbox began filling with hateful, personal attacks on Monday, apparently as a result of conservative reactions to a recent “Lean Forward” advertisement now airing on MSNBC, which you can view above. What I thought was an uncontroversial comment on my desire for Americans to see children as everyone’s responsibility has created a bit of a tempest in the right’s teapot. Allow me to double down.

Stop tweeting her! Leave Melissa alooooone.

Twitter users rightly give her the business and try to provide some Teachable Moments. It takes a village? Well, it does take a village to school the village idiot.

Actor Nick Searcy weighs in with his usual awesome.

The lessons continue.

Huh. How about that?

And in a timely nutshell: Words of wisdom from the late Margaret Thatcher.


  • Clayton Grant

    It takes a village to raise an idiot.

    • TugboatPhil

      A village must have raised her.

  • ceemack

    I think this tyrannical fool has just been voted off the island.

  • Shawneuser

    An educator saying we need to spend more money on education. Wow, what a revelation.

    We don’t need to spend more. We need to spend MORE WISELY.

    This is a tame “Lean Socialist” ad by MSNBC in comparison. In Rachel Maddow’s, she blatantly lies by actually saying Obama has “lowered the deficit by hundreds of billions.”


    • Jay Stevens

      Yes. That certainly explains why our national debt has decreased. Oh, wait. It didn’t? Never mind.

    • Pascal

      Your comments shows that you know very little about this subject and should probably read a bit more and stop listening to Rush and Hannity so much.

      The deficit is the mathematical difference between Revenues (taxes) and Expenditures (spending) over the year. The Debt is how much we owe at a fixed point in time. A deficit of $1 increases our debt by $1. The deficit was $1.5T when Obama came into office, which means our debt increased $1.5T that year. The deficit is now $880B, which means our debt will increase $880B from the beginning of 2013 to the end (our fiscal year really starts in October, but that’s neither here nor there). This equals a decrease in the deficit of $600B+ dollars over 4 years. The only way you can decrease the debt is by turning the deficit into a surplus.

      So, please research something before you start to act like you know something about it. A good place to start would be a dictionary, or maybe just a simple googleing of “debt vs deficit”. Either way, I hope you enjoyed this short lesson.

  • TheOriginalDonald

    no doubt Melissa is Vegas’ favorite kind of gal-someone who’ll double-down on a 19

    • journogal

      or split a pair of 10’s?

      • Mike G.

        Or hit an ACE-Ten.

        • JustLikeAnimals

          Like my old mama used to say, “Stupid is as Melissa Harris-Perry does.”

        • TheOriginalDonald

          They pay off on blackjack immediately. As for split 10s, if the dealer shows a deuce, that WOULD make sense.

  • ChampionCapua

    .@MHarrisPerry Matthew 5:44, Mark 5:55, Luke 6:15… Courtney around 6:30, she’s got cheerleading. #ThanksForPickingUpOurKids#TheCommunity

    • LisaG

      Winner, winner, chicken dinner! This one made my day!

    • peece


    • JustLikeAnimals

      “Here’s yer sign.”

    • Miss Clairee

      I’ve got college tuition for my child due soon. Pay up Melissa. And I spent over 3 hours yesterday driving kids to and from campus, baseball, study sessions and more. Where’s Melissa when I need an extra Mom taxi? Huh? Oh and since my kid is “our kid,” where’s the money for all that gas I used driving all over town, Melissa???????????

    • GW

      CC shows us how much awesome can fit in two lines.

  • TugboatPhil

    Melissa Harris-Perry ✔
    The trolls have been really busy the past two weeks calling me disgusting, evil & communist.

    Hey, Mel. Here’s the deal. It ain’t trolling when the subject is in fact, disgusting, evil and Communist.

    • Canadian in USA

      The trolls have been really busy the past two weeks calling me disgusting, evil & communist.
      Unlike the leftist trolls that call conservative women a c–t, slut, or told to f–k off and die. If she wants to see trolls, post a conservative tweet.

    • nc

      Don’t you find it interesting that she groups together “disgusting, evil & communist” when in fact she is extolling the “virtues” of Communism?

      Like Rush always says, libs can never tell you the truth about what they truly believe.

    • EastValleyConservative

      In her double down article, she says that “we all come down on different sides of the issues, but AGREE that children are not the property of their parents”. Excuse me??? I don’t agree. Property, maybe not, but responsibility? Yes, therefore, none of YOUR business. This woman is ridiculous, this country has gone straight to hell.

  • DV S1EOG

    So, kids are property. Guess that means that all people are property……. I didn’t know that anyone was owned… I thought that we ended that when we ended slavery. And, if she really cares about the “collective” I guess she would not be opposed to giving up all of her money and possessions to the “collective good.” I am sure that I could use some of her money, as well as everyone else here could use it as well.

    • jb

      Well at least until age 26-30 or thereabouts….that’s the age where obamacare for infants ends.

      • DV S1EOG

        Yea, that is the age when the government then owns that person, either by taxing them to death or providing everything for them.

  • TDS

    Even LESS personal responsibility than we already have?
    Sounds like a winner!!!
    Just look at the future of our already crazy legal system: It’s not their fault, they did it because their neighbors didn’t raise them right.

    • Pascal

      No, even MORE personal responsibility. Now you’re not just responsible for yourself, but for those around you as well. Everyone helps everyone, instead of everyone just helping themselves.

  • Bklynnygirl

    Here is Melissa Harris Perry on another Lean forward ad.

    She is referencing the Communist Chinese economic program known as the ” Great Leap Forward.”

    This is from 3/18/2013

    • J. Cox

      Pffft…..only 50 odd million deaths….Thats the democrat voting bloc here in America.

  • Michelle

    In her response to the criticism, she referred to her students as “children”. She’s a college professor, her students are 18+ yrs old, legal adults, can vote, can join the military, can own a home, etc. When a professor refers to grown adults as “children” it’s easy to understand why she has a hard time comprehending the concept of “personal responsibility”

  • wwbdinct

    @Sean Hannity’s Hair is the best response! I think I love you SHH!

  • sqeptiq

    Conservatives tend to believe children are their parents’ property to do anything they want with, like a chair or a table. Liberals, eg MHP, mostly believe that children have legitimate interests of their own and the wider community should be able to look out for their wellbeing too, while of course primarily leaving their care and upbringing to the parents.

    • PrezDoucheTheFirst

      If you had half an idea of what conservatives believe, you would be a conservative.

    • Garth Haycock

      Really? Then why are the areas of this country with the biggest social problems run by liberals?

      • Garth Haycock

        And furthermore, it really is the left who sees children as property. Do the words “my body; my choice” sound familiar?

        When you figure out why your view has always failed throughout history, you’ll understand why you’re wrong.

    • dkhilly

      If anything, my children use me as a chair.

    • vino veritas

      Except when they are inconvenient to a libs social engineering plans. Then they are as expendable as an unplanned pregnancy is to darth gosnell or a Fox News reporter with questions about Benghazi is at a WH press conference.

      If a single thing about your asinine babble were true it would still be a far more preferable situation to have then NBC & harris-perry’s collectivist ‘utopia’ would be.

    • J. Cox

      Let us see how well liberal/progs do with raising kids….oh yeah..we can’t find them because half were murdered in the womb,the other 1/2 are either in drug rehab,jail,or in mommies basement getting high impregnating anything that moves while failing out of highschool,then having mommy read this post because they can’t.Great job.The culture of death wants to raise my kid?No thanks…I want mine to be successful,value life,and think for themselves.No get back to goosestepping practice before your groupthink therapy starts.

      • sqeptiq

        You can indoctrinate your kid in whatever right-wing goofiness you want, for all I care. But there are laws that limit parents’ freedom of action re their kids, eg laws barring child abuse, and rightly so.

        • NRPax

          Ah look; we’re now breaking out the straw men of child abuse. How predictable.

        • J. Cox

          Wow…the best reply you can come up with is that I am goofy and I am not allowed to beat my kids.No wonder you lowinfo types hate it when people respond to the nonsense you spout.You go ahead though and fill your kids head with the droning sheeple speak though.

          • sqeptiq

            I correctly said parents don’t have complete legal freedom of action regarding their children and demonstrated it with a concrete example. It doesn’t help you to blame me for your lack of an effective rebuttal. Who knows what exciting and positive legal changes lefties will make in future? Perhaps we’ll curb ultraconservative homeschooling fundamentalist maniacs, as Germany wisely does.

          • J. Cox

            Yawn…what is the matter..don’t like the fact that homeschooled kids are smarter than PE kids?Tell me I can’t spank my kid while you’re at it.Seems all you really said was we raise our kids wrong,all the while ignoring the facts.Tell me again how well the Govt. does at anything,and how great of a job shucking responsibility is.Really…we want you to show us with some stats on how great this nation is doing with the regs put in place by libs.Pick any city run by Democrats,and compare that to a red state…lower crime,better education,better jobs.But please…yell groupthink some more.Amerika wants your kid.

          • sqeptiq

            You mean poverty- and murder-ridden red states like Louisiana (#1 in homicides) and Mississippi (#2 in homicides)?

          • J. Cox

            Of course you mean in the cities controlled by democrats right?Funny how a blue city like NO can make the entire state look bad…but you knew that right.

          • sqeptiq

            Thanks for admitting red states can’t solve their own problems!

          • VerminMcCann

            Where the hell do you come up with this nonsense? No one even implied that parents have unfettered control over their children. You simply began asserting that because you, as usual, have nothing to say. Hey look over there! It’s a German red herring!

        • seek456

          but but but scissors to the brain is fine – between Mama and Dr. you freaking hypocrite! How dare you! You have absolutely no respect nor regard for children and you think I’d trust you with even my dog? Unfreaking believable – and you have the balls to try to play the high ground?????

          How freaking insane are you, you low life?

          • sqeptiq

            Irrelevant whether you trust me. We’re a society of laws and we all have a voice. My side however is winning and I have no doubt it’ll keep winning, in two-steps-forward-one-step-back fashion.

            Also, quit your caterwauling. I’m pro-choice and support prosecuting infanticide, which is distinct from abortion. It’s right and proper that Kermit Gosnell is being prosecuted.

          • J. Cox


            Also..winning implies achievement.Turning America into a third world dump isn’t that.Forward though…right off the cliff lemming.

          • sqeptiq

            Spare me the “pro-life” nonsense. Conservative women have lots of abortions, and conservative doctors are happy to make a buck performing them. They just preach pro-lifery to others. It’s like how the biggest conservative gay-bashers so often turn out to be closeted gays.

            What conservatives hate more than anything else under the sun is the idea of practicing what they preach.

          • J. Cox

            Please provide some proof instead of projecting.You have a failed argument so you resort to “they did it too” BS.Pro-life is nonsense?No wonder your side is so adept at killing millions and cheering them on.

          • Juanita Outlaw-Bedford

            if’s that the case….sad that whom ever spawned you didn’t have a coat hanger or a knitting needle

        • Jay Stevens

          Tell me, where above did you see anyone mention child abuse? NRPax is right, strawman indeed.

    • NRPax

      No, sqeptiq: Conservatives believe it is their responsibility to raise their children as opposed to the community at large. And since collectivism is a failure, it should be obvious why they prefer not to delegate that responsibility.

    • AaronHarrisinAlaska

      OMG. I’m dieing here. I’m laughing so hard I can barley type. You have NO fucking clue what you’re talking about.

  • rinodino

    Interesting…. Seems to be a lot of conservatives commenting on whats on msnbc lately…..when they claim nobody watches them, but apparently tea party fanatics watch it more than liberals…. Good job!!!!

    • Hellpig

      no we dont…we got it off DRUDGE

      • trixiewoobeans

        Poor Rino, skunked again!

    • Billie Slash

      And conversely, here you are, a lib on a conservative site. Busted.

    • VerminMcCann

      Thanks. The internet was due for a new most-ass-backwards argument.

    • Joseph A White

      I let the folks at Newsbusters watch that crap. They do an excellent job of showing us what idiocy you drones are slathering up. I haven’t watched MSNBC since the invasion of Iraq, pal.

    • aruser

      Here’s what happens when you turn your babies over to the state and to women who advocate “being an unwavering advocate for women’s reproductive rights”


    She got caught and now she is trying to nuance her way out.

    • Jay Stevens

      When you find yourself in a hole, the first thing you should do is PUT DOWN THE SHOVEL.

      • VerminMcCann

        Nah, you heed the advice of the best Simpsons line ever: dig up stupid.

      • JINNASH

        Your right of course but here is why she can’t; arrogance. I know people like her. They are too egotistical(eventhough they have no real accomplishments) to admit that they are wrong.

  • CatHerder

    Is ‘Lean Forward’ a euphemism for ‘bend over, I’ll drive’?

    • Spatial Awareness

      YES. (:^(

      Two words for @MHarrisPerry ==> RESTRAINING ORDER.

  • Hellpig

    STOMP the ProgCom

  • trixiewoobeans

    Quick! Somebody loosen her braids! Her rational thought processes are being compromised badly!

  • DjWeideman

    Hey, Melissa. My kid has a poopy diaper. It’s your turn to change it. Thanks.

  • $21790226

    side bar: Completely ignoring the fact that we already spend more on education per capita than any country on earth

    • trixiewoobeans

      Ignoring facts is their spec-i-al-it-y…that is their re-al-it-y!

    • Jay Stevens

      Washington, DC per capita student spending is $18 – $19K per year. Utah, the lowest, is around $6K per year. Therefore, the DC schools must be three times better. They are not? Darn.

  • maybetoday777

    This is while she is quoting the WORDS God spoke and wrote (2 Peter 1:20-21) which canNOT be taught in public school. Oh the hypocrisy. And, if anyone ever read what God wrote then that said person would know that Satan quotes Scripture (Luke 4).

    • JustLikeAnimals

      Proverbs 5:3 For the lips of a forbidden woman drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil.

      And here’s a good one for all the lib-prog “men” out there:

      Deuteronomy 23:1 “No one whose testicles are crushed or whose male organ is cut off shall enter the assembly of the Lord.”

      That’s God telling you to “grow a pair.”

    • Pascal

      She’s not in school, isn’t a public school teacher and isn’t trying to enact legislation. How is that hypocrisy?

  • drdr jojo

    the kids in my ‘village’ are warned to stay away from collectivist like MHP… she needs to clean up her own backyard before she starts coming after our kids…

  • Jim

    Remember that anti-McCain ad of a mother holding her baby and saying, “you can’t have my child”? Well, apparently they changed their mind and they’re ready to hand their kids over to the State. Go figure.

    • Pascal

      “Community” does not equal “State”.

  • Arnold Townsend

    Notice the trend among libtards these days? You didn’t build that … that money isn’t yours … those kids don’t belong to you … and if you disagree with me you’re a hater and should be investigated by the New and Improved FBI.

    • trixiewoobeans

      That’s because they’re takers. For all the posturing and rhetoric of the Democratic Party over the years, championing the working man, talking about greedy “Rich, White Republicans”, it now appears it was envy all along, cause they’re living just as large, and everything they accused the old school Repubs. of doing, they’re doing X 10. Yes, it was envy and greed all along, and now they’re taking and taking, until they’ve picked our bones clean.

  • JustLikeAnimals

    Putin called. He wants his village idiot back.

  • JustLikeAnimals

    Ha! The biological version of “You didn’t build that.”

    • nc

      Brilliant! +1000!

  • dkhilly

    There’s nothing wrong with wanting a pleasant community environment…BUT you get that THROUGH strong families. I mean the kids who feel a strong sense of belonging and family unity at home aren’t exactly the type to go searching for a gang family and go terrorizing the neighborhood.

    • Pascal

      Since not everyone can have “strong families”, strong communities help those kids who aren’t as fortunate as the rest of us. When neighbors don’t care what happens next door, that’s when kids from weak families end up fucked up and robbing their neighbors. That’s the basis of her message.

  • michael s

    I support Melissa Harris Perry. Waiting for a MHP mug.Speaking of Margaret Thatcher ,you know who else thought kids didn’t belong to their parents. Thatcher’s friends Augusto Pinochet and Jimmy Saville.

    • J. Cox

      And this is why your the biggest idiot on this site.

    • Joseph A White

      Waiting to get mugged by MHP?? I hear she’s pretty good at it. Learned it from her peeps in da hood.

      • michael s

        da hood? you are aware she was raised mormon middle class by a white mother. stop da hood garbage.

        • Rand

          So what?

        • Garth Haycock

          Her mother was raised in a Mormon middle class family, but left the Mormon church on her own accord when she divorced MHP’s father. MHP was not raised Mormon.

  • vino veritas

    Does this person even have any children of her own (no Ms. Harris-Perry, pet birds and cats don’t count)? Why don’t these communism loving tools at NBC (and hollywood, for that matter) finally get off their deranged/intellectually challenged butts, put some courage behind their convictions and go live in a communist utopia of their choosing. They can then spread their wealth and their own children (who, apparently, are less valuable to them than their own bank accounts) around with the collective.

    Stop trying to force freedom-loving, hard working, independent people to be guinea pigs in your insane social engineering experiments. This is the inevitable ‘progression’ of the collectivist mentality (regardless of whether you want to call it communism, collectivism, socialism or progressiveness) which cannot, in truth, be discounted or ignored.

  • radjahshelduck

    I still say that MSNBC should replace the slogan “Lean Forward” with “Fart Loudly.” That would be a much more accurate description of their product.

  • Duane Savage

    No! Klingons may not have our earth children.

  • nc

    One of our biggest social problems is the shrinking sense of personal responsibility. Why in the world would we encourage that, on purpose? This is scary.

    • DV S1EOG

      That’s not our fault. It is because we were all abused as children. Mean words were spoken to us and it made us feel bad.

      • nc

        You mean we’re not supposed to feel bad? Wow…

    • NRPax

      Because personal responsibility is now considered “racist”, “sexist”, “homophobic” and “regressive.” Hope that helps you.

      • nc


  • QBallBrazil

    AWESOME! I love collect-o-think. Ms. NBC, hi! First lets get something straight, I know your playbook…since I was once a part of your ilk. Here is language you can’t control and can only rationalise within your small box of perception: Don’t mess with someone’s child. Oh, and your pissing on my leg and telling me it’s raining. Mess with my family and there isnt a place in Seward Park or China you can hide in. No apology from me either.

  • Neil Jones

    So Mel since it is your idea that kids should be a collective responsiblity,does that mean if I see your kid doing something stupid I can walk over and smack the kid along side the head? If that is your view go ahead and come to my house and try to slap my kid. It would be the last thing you ever do . You communist pig. I just wish Senator Macarthy was here and still hunting down communist pigs Get out of our land.

  • Neil Jones

    The Collective didn’t I hear about this on Star trek?

  • BadGirloftheNorth

    The fact is, if every SET of parents spent the amount of time it really takes to raise a successful next generation; they wouldn’t have time or resources to ‘collective’ other people’s children. The hateful part of it is that more children are simply spawned and we know how well they turn out being ‘collective-ized’ by the system. Kids need their family, not some lobotomized liberal like MHP who suffers from what I call insanititis – chronic political and moral insanity.

  • irishgirl91

    The only deal I have with the “community” is that I am raising a kind, law abiding adult. No one enforces that and MHP wasn’t on my doorstep to let me get a few naps along the way. My job, my responsibility, my pleasure, my pain. MINE.

  • Right Wired

    Anyone with a hyphen in their name worries me.

  • Timmmmm

    My first instinct after hearing this was the average NAMBLA members ears perk up.

  • DANEgerus

    How long did she work in Gosnell’s clinic?

  • Tonia McBride

    This is a collective now? Is it one of those cool high-tech collectives like the Borg from Star Trek? One of those smelly hippie collectives where everyone smokes too much weed and eventually get poisoned by the charismatic leader? One of those dictatorial collectives where you stand in line for hours to buy toilet paper and have nothing to eat but rutabagas? Is it one of those paternalistic totalitarian collectives where you will think and do as you are told or you will disappear in the middle of the night never to be seen again?

  • Rulz

    The hyphenated name.

    Shoulda known it was her.

  • Pascal

    Saying that we are all responsible for the well being of society isn’t communism. This whole notion is just laughable. Go back to booing gay soldiers and cheering death sentences for innocent inmates. It’s more your style.

    • Jim

      I’m assuming you’re referring to Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church there. Guess what? He’s a registered Democrat. Nice try, though.

  • hahn2

    Screw MSNBC and the whore it rode in on. Communism has no place in this country!