First, no expense was spared to book a killer opening act: a rousing stage seance wherein famed political spiritualists attempted to raise the Presidential Prospects of three-time loser Mittens Romney from the dead.
Yea, and many tambourines were shaken and, yea, many spells were incanted and, yea, I suspect at least one jug of Oh Be Joyful was passed around because by the time the keening and wailing really took off, many were swearing that -- yes!, yes! -- they could make out the outlines of a Romney 2016 run hovering in the ectoplasm because -- y'know what!?, y'know what!? -- maybe losing over and over again was the best possible thing that coulda happened to The Mittster!
Of course, with the table linen yanked back, any reasonably intelligent child could see that all the bell ringing and table-tapping was just the stagecraft of a barefoot magician, which is why reasonably intelligent children are not allowed on Morning Joe.
But the fake medium act did what it was intended to do; warm the table up for the Main Event. And here is where Wonkette takes up the story:
MSNBC Welcomes Back Hitler Fanboy Racist Piece Of Filth Pat Buchanan Because That’s All Behind Us NowThe medium may be the message, but in political spiritualism, the medium is also the messenger.
by Kaili Joy Gray
Aug 04 1:09 pm 2014
Every now and then, cable news gets something right. Not often — see, for example, that time CNN reported that the Supreme Court had overturned Obamacare, except it was the opposite of that, or see, for example everything that has ever aired on Fox “News.” But sometimes.
MSNBC had one such rare moment of sobriety in 2012, when it finally (read: belatedly) decided that giving air time to Pat Buchanan, one of the original poster boys for the worst kind of rightwing scum, was not such a good idea because even MSNBC’s president Phil Griffin finally (read: belatedly) cringed so hard at Pat’s blatant racism when, in his latest book, he bemoaned the end of white Christian America. As if Pat’s indisputable despicability hadn’t been on full display for decades, including right there on Griffin’s very own network.
But MSNBC has fallen off the wagon and gone on a major bender, because Pat is back to pimp his newest book, Why I’d Still Get On My Knees And Fellate My Hero Richard Nixon If I Could, and the “Morning Joe” team couldn’t be happier, because they had all the sads and thought it was very wrong when Buchanan was suspended in the first place. Pat was a “friend,” you see, and “a member of the family,” like that crazy racist uncle who sends you illiterate conspiracy theory emails and probably also touched you under the dinner table when you were a kid.
And, as Houdini reminds us, it is also the lowest form of life: