Sometimes you have to wonder if anyone at MSNBC is actually watching what is being said on the network.
On Thursday’s Ed Show, host Ed Schultz actually said, “Thanks to Republican policies, and I don't care if [Detroit's] been under Democratic rule or not, it's Republican policies that have come down from the state and the country that have put this city in a bad position” (video follows with commentary):
To be sure, this wasn't the first time Schultz has blamed Republicans for Detroit's demise, but from what I can tell, this is the first time he said so in the same sentence admitting that Democrats controlled the city.
In fact, they controlled the city for 51 years.
As for Republican policies from the state, Rick Snyder (R) has been governor since January 2011.
However, Democrats in the statehouse have largely overseen Detroit's demise with James Blanchard as governor from January 1983 to January 1991 and Jennifer Granholm running the ship from January 2003 till January 2011.
With Republican John Engler in control of things from January 1991 to January 2003, that means Michigan's had a Democratic governor sixteen of the last 30 years.
Facts sure are a stupid thing at MSNBC, ain't they?