The MSNBC suits have reportedly been limiting Malcolm Nance's air time because of his "hyperbolic" statements. But Joy Reid had the MSNBC analyst on her show this morning, and Nance was back at his hyperbolic worst. Readers are encouraged to view the video to appreciate just how agitated was Nance's rant. Among his hyperbolic highlights, Nance said all of the following:
- Called the Trump administration a "corrupt criminal enterprise."
- Slurred Bill Barr as a "hit man" for President Trump.
- Labeled Trump "all but in name a dictator."
- Warned that if Trump is re-elected in 2020, we may not have a "nation" anymore.
- Intimated that if a Dem congressman guest isn't sufficiently determined to attack Trump, Nance might go after him in the green room.
- Criticized Mueller as "not the Eliot Ness we all wanted," having given Trump permission to think he's "untouchable."
- Said that Democrats need to look at the current political situation as a "machine-gun fight."
In light of his latest hyperbolic display, you wonder whether those MSNBC suits are regretting their decision to let Nance back on their air?
Note: Nance says, "I come on here and I try to be nice and calm." Better luck next time!
Note segundo: Samuel Johnson once said that "patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel." Nance passionately described himself to Reid as a "patriot" who has "dedicated every second of my life to defend this nation." Not even a bathroom break, Malcolm?
Here's the transcript.
MSNBC's AM Joy
May 4, 2019
MALCOLM NANCE: This administration is completely and wholly a corrupt criminal enterprise now. You have the Attorney General of the United States acting as a hit man for the President of the United States, not looking out for the interests of the people of the United States, and laws now no longer matter. I've dedicated every second of my life to defend this nation. I love and believe in the Constitution of the United States. My country is now under attack by the President of the United States. Who will stand for it? Who in our own Congress right is wanting to negotiate with him, right? Their last bit of power is now going to come under 18 months of crushing pressure from a man that is all but in name a dictator. And I would like to hear how we’re going to handle this problem.
JOY REID: We have a Member of Congress on in the next block. Talk to them for a moment. What should they be doing, what can they do, and how serious of a crisis really is this? Are we overblowing how serious this is?
NANCE: I hope that I don’t see him in the green room. You know, I’m just astounded. You know, I come on here and I try to be nice and calm when I come in, and then I listen to all this analysis and it just brings out the inner patriot in me, and it should in everyone in this country. We have got to stand for our Constitution, we've got to stand for our laws, and to say we’re going to negotiate it out, we're going to create a nice paper trail, that is not fighting for this country. That is not fighting for what we believe, that is not fighting to defend this nation.
So, I think, all these people that write me every day. They need need to just blow up the telephone lines on Monday. They need blow up the Twitter, and they need to hold Democrats accountable. Not the Republicans, hold the Democrats accountable, and say, this nation and our laws, you will now stand and defend. Because if you don’t them, we may not have them in 18 months. This White House now feels it can do anything. Robert Mueller has now given him permission to believe that he is untouchable. And he is not the Eliot Ness that we all wanted. And if this Congressman comes in here and says okay, we’re going to have this discussion, then that's what you're gonna have: you're going to have a harshly-worded letter in a machine-gun fight.
REID: And a strongly-worded letter doesn't do too well in a machine-gun fight, presumably.