Kevin Drum on Tyranny. Maybe the Republicans actually have a point.
Representative Mo Brooks’ (R-Al) amazing verbal and historical dexterity during an interview with Chris Hayes.From Crooks and Liars:
There’s a lot to see in this interview with Chris Hayes and Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL), but I want you to pay special close attention to the part of the segment where Hayes asks about Reagan’s amnesty. And you really must watch it, too, because this is in no way an accident or unintentional. … Mo Brooks is a prosecutor. He knew exactly what he was doing there. It wasn’t just a slip of the tongue and it wasn’t a mistake. He was just the first to deploy the talking point.
This is what we are up against and why it’s so difficult to win when <40% of the people vote. This type of maneuver is seen by many as appropriate and ethical in defense against whatever it is they are fighting.
That moment, where a question about Ronald Reagan magically became Bill Clinton is the type of deception that is happening 24/7 on KINS and Drudge. It’s just less clear when they don’t have to answer good and tough questions. Something they work really, really hard to avoid.
Finally, John F. Kennedy on liberty and tyranny and America’s role from 51 years ago last Saturday.