This is actually more of a high five to MSNBC reporter Thomas Roberts for doing something members of the media seem reluctant to do, dare they insult the sensibilities of a nation who wants their media to be free of bias (well, unless they watch Fox News). But he asked a hard question of a politician recently. Good on him.
But there’s not a “Thumbs up” thread around here, so instead I’ll marvel at how thoroughly one of my least favorite politicians, Marsha Blackburn, got taken to the woodshed in this interview. Because Roberts was able to use her own words to immediately stop her attempts to turn the question around on the interviewer.
The question seems loaded, but it’s really not unfair as the rest of the interview will show, just sensationalistically worded:
The response was at first in the vein of a how dare you ask that question whine followed by a telling deflection: “We didn’t want a government shutdown.”
This allowed the intrepid investigator to hold her feet to the fire in a manner the media needs to do a lot more: With her own words.
Yes. Yes she did. To quote noted conservative scholar Rick Perry: “Oops.”
Which means that she does, in fact, hate Obamacare more than she loves America. Fuck her for that and fuck her a second time for not even having the courage of her convictions, as lame as they may be.