Maddow's compulsive misstatements: As usual, Rachel Maddow was wasting everyone's time last night with silly campaign piddle.
Before the program was over, she would 1) play tape of Bush's funny sounds again; 2) make Bush's head shot go "poof" on her big board of Republican head shots; and even 3) go back through all the Republican headshots, re-poofing every one!
For us out here in Mickey Mouse land, it was oodles of Mickey Mouse Club-style fun. It was also as dumb as a box of rocks, although we liberals don't seem able to notice or care.
Maddow's show has become every bit as faux as the Morning Joe gonger which forms its daily bookend. Last night, though, Maddow livened things up amid all the poof-ing with one of her compulsive, absurd false statements.
As she often does, Maddow was pretending to stand tall against that "Beltway press." When Maddow casts herself in this role, she often attributes puzzling claims to those unnamed very bad people.
Last night, though, Maddow outdid herself. Even by her own weird standards, the highlighted claims makes absolutely no sense:
MADDOW (2/22/16): This election year is now officially so weird that historically speaking, the least weird thing that could happen from here on out, would be for Donald Trump to win the Republican presidential nomination. Honestly, it would be bizarre if it didn't happen now.Sitting at home, we the gullible liberals got played by this big fraud once again.
No Republican candidate for president has ever won both New Hampshire and South Carolina and not gone onto win the nomination. Mr. Trump has won both New Hampshire and South Carolina. And he won them both by a lot.
It would be weird—it would be unprecedented if he didn't now go onto win the overall primary.
Now conversely, the political press has decided that Marco Rubio is basically a sure bet at this point. The endorsements for Senator Rubio is flooding in. He's been all but coronated by the Beltway press.
But Marco Rubio just lost by 10 points in South Carolina. He came in fifth before that in New Hampshire. He came in third before that in Iowa. Historically speaking, nobody has won the Republican nomination without winning at least one of the first three states.
Marco Rubio not only didn't win one of the first three, he didn't come close to winning in any of the first three states.
If Marco Rubio is going to get the Republican nomination, he's going to be a historical anomaly so glaring, you will be able to see the glow from space.
Say what? "The political press has decided that Marco Rubio is basically a sure bet at this point?"
"He's been all but coronated by the Beltway press?"
We have no idea why Maddow would make such strange statements. Have you seen anyone in the mainstream press predicting that Rubio is going to win the GOP nomination? Have you seen anyone calling him "a sure bet?"
Why does Maddow say these things? Aside from our sense that she could possibly use some help, we have no idea.
Just for the record, to see the Maddow Show's "citations" for last night's program, you can just click here. The Maddow staff links you to many cites. There is no link to any claim that Rubio's going to win.
That claim was very, very strange but increasingly, so is this program's host. Many "stars" have been eaten alive by show business wealth and fame. Maddow, a multimillionaire clown, looks like the latest contender.