Courtesy of Newsbusters, here’s MSNBC’s Chuck Todd talking to Joe Klein about the whole fiscal cliff deal. Which, according to Chuck, can be compared to another event in U.S. history you might have heard about:
“Joe? You’re gonna like this. So, I threw the Lincoln analogy at a close aide to the president last week, and he said, ‘You know, with this Republi– with the way politics of Washington are today, there’d still be slavery. Lincoln wouldn’t have been able to navigate the polarization between the media, between this.’ It was an interesting and depressing observation from this very smart White House aide.”
Does this aide have a name? Just kidding. That would only matter if the president were a Republican. And keep in mind, Chuck Todd describing someone as “very smart” only means he or she is smarter than Chuck Todd. So it could be anybody.
You might think that since Chuck found this incisive observation worth bringing up on national television, and it was “very smart,” that means he agrees with it. Ha. That’s what you think, teabagger!
Good ole Twitter, folks doing their usual, if you REPORT something, then you must believe it too. Whatever…
— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) December 3, 2012
Fair enough. Guess that means:
@chucktodd You said it was an interesting observation from a smart person. That was your way of rejecting it, then?
— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) December 3, 2012