Flamingly liberal MSNBC talking head Rachel Maddow is having a really hard time staying relevant, even in a Democrat paradise where they have control of all three branches of government. She had to reach all the way down to the end of her arm into the BS jar for this one as her network sinks into the sunset.
Rachel Maddow’s on-air implosion
Without Donald Trump to kick around, liberals can’t seem to find any news. They aren’t allowed to talk about anything a liberal does wrong so they aren’t saying anything. Rachel Maddow has been watching her ratings go down the toilet so she dug really deep to manufacture a crisis out of thin air.
She reached into the liberal bag of tricks and found a way to drag Donald Trump back into it. The insurrection is always good for clicks.
While those deplorable barbarian Trump supporters stormed the capitol building, the ranking Republican, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, threw one of his colleagues to the wolves, leaving fellow republican lawmaker Bruce Westerman behind to cower in the bathroom.
Rachel is furious about it. She says it “highlights just how callous the GOP leadership was while Trump supporters stormed the building.”
In order to have something to talk about during her alloted air-time, Rachel used a single paragraph buried at the bottom of a New York Times diatribe to come up with a theory which makes the grassy knoll conspiracy just another drive through Dallas.
She just can’t “understand how this isn’t the headline!” To build up the anticipation she gives it some hype.
It’s new to her
“This anecdote,” she breathlessly proclaims, is “totally new to me and as far as I can tell, previously unreported.” She’s going to let her viewers in on a little secret, she implies.
She starts by saying how unbelievably hard the source was to find. It “comes 34 paragraphs into a story that is 39 paragraphs long,” and Rachel had it handy.
“After the House chamber was evacuated on January 6,” Rachel read, “Mr. McCarthy retreated to his Capitol office with a colleague, Representative Bruce Westerman, Republican of Arkansas. When it became evident the rioters were breaking in, Mr. McCarthy’s security detail insisted he leave.
But Mr. Westerman was left behind in Mr. McCarthy’s inner work area, he said in a recent interview.” Westerman may have been left behind by security but used his head. “he commandeered a Civil War sword from an office display, barricaded himself in Mr. McCarthy’s private bathroom and waited out the siege while crouched on the toilet.”
The line that really cheesed off Rachel Maddow is that friends “describe the post-election period as traumatic for Mr. McCarthy.” She’s traumatized over it. “Wait, traumatic for Mr. McCarthy?” she asked.
“For Kevin? I mean, he’s the one who got rushed out of there because the rioters were breaking in.” Westerman was armed better than Capitol police once he had that pig sticker. He could have locked the office door and hung out on the sofa watching TV. Cowering in the bathroom is his own psychological hang up. Maddow seems to have a few of those herself.