You can fully expect the media — left, right and center — to have shutdown fever for as long as the shutdown lasts. It’s good for business to have headlines that proclaim the effects of the government shutdown that House Republicans forced on the American People by way of their intransigence and sycophancy over the destruction of The Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare as it’s also known.
Rachel Maddow, host of MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show,” was not trepidatious about wading into the discussion at all on her show last night, ripping into House Republicans and comparing them to arsonists.
“This is what they promised to do,” Maddow said of the Republicans in the House of Representatives. “This tactic is an end in and of itself, and that is why there’s no talking them out of it.” Then she hit them with a solid and succinct criticism that is simply undeniable in the wake of the last four years of obstruction, tantrums and rhetoric from the right-wing, “Elect Republicans and they will burn the place down.”
Watch the whole segment from Rachel’s show below.