Rachel Maddow was playing the Church Lady of Political Discourse again on Thursday, doing the Superiority Dance of political seriousness.
She wants a serious and civil discussion of the issues, but the conservatives keep failing her with “weird lies.” She called Climategate “all made up” and insisted “I don‘t want to be fighting with people who refuse to acknowledge reality.”
This was MSNBC, so Maddow wasn’t discussing this with a conservative opponent. She was complaining to David Corn of the hard-left magazine Mother Jones:
MADDOW: I have to tell you, David, I — without being snarky, I despair over this. I despair over this because there are real fights to have over the response to terrorism. You know, there are real fights to have over health reform But what did we do? We followed the Republicans‘ lead and spent all that time talking about death panels—which is made up.
CORN: Government takeover. Yes.
MADDOW: Yes. And on climate change. There are a lot of interesting ways to talk about the right way to respond to that, but instead, it‘s Climate-gate, it‘s all made up. Following the Republican framing into nonsense land and we‘ve ended up talking about stuff that is not real instead of talking about policy. I want to have policy fights. I don‘t want to be fighting with people who refuse to acknowledge reality.
Inside the Mother Jones echo chamber of MSNBC, Corn and Maddow agreed on everything, and in terms of denying reality, they think Barack Obama is every bit as serious about tackling terrorism as George W. Bush. They cannot believe Republicans would insist otherwise:
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