Nuggets of Wisdom

Friday, November 6, 2009

Maddow vs. Boehner: Idiot vs. Idiot

In trying to make Minority Leader John Boehner look like an idiot, left-wing pundit Rachel Maddow made herself look like an idiot:

Boehner: This is my copy of the Constitution. And I'm gonna stand here with our Founding Fathers, who wrote in the Preamble: "We hold these truths to be self-evident...

Maddow: No. Constitution doesn't have a Preamble. Not. Nope. Stop it. That would be the Declaration of Independence. Ooh.

Wait. The Constitution doesn’t have a Preamble? Then what’s this:

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

I know, I know: Boehner wasn’t quoting the Preamble to the Constitution; he was quoting the Declaration of Independence. In that sense, Maddow was correct. But it didn’t help that she claimed the Constitution didn’t have a Preamble.

If you’re going to make someone look like an idiot, make sure you have your facts straight so you don’t make yourself look like an idiot as well.