This is the same guy who declared he was uncomfortable calling military personnel who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice “heroes” a few months ago. As twisted as that was, today’s rant is even more difficult to follow:
CHRIS HAYES: "Frankly, the amount of money that’s on the line, the only historical analog for the amount of money that’s on the line, in terms of the fossil fuel industry, is the sum total value that the slaves represented in the Civil War. That is the analogy you have to go back to when you think of the current present value of the fossil fuel reserves that are on the books of the current fossil fuel companies. The last time that that much wealth was at stake was when the South fought the Civil War."
I know, that makes about as much sense as most of what we hear on MSNBC. But what the hey, I’ll take a shot at it at translating it. I think Hayes is trying to say that the present value of slaves to slave owners in the pre-Civil War South is equal to the present value of fossil fuel reserves to the evil energy industry today, and that they oppose the manmade global warming hoax for the same reason as slave owners were opposed to emancipation, and therefore it’s their fault that climate change legislation and Obama’s green energy boondoggles are going nowhere in the Republican House. In other words, today’s energy companies are the equivalent of antebellum slave owners. Get it? Me neither, and from the looks of the people unfortunate enough to be basking in Hayes’ wisdom, they don’t either. I’m open to alternative theories as to what the hell Hayes’ point is. Watch the video below and let me know in the comments of you have one.
When I see this kind of thing, I’m convinced Mark Levin has a point when he refers to this pathetic network as "MSLSD" because, let’s face it, you probably have to be imbibing for what they put on the air to make any sense. Amazingly, this is not the most bizarre MSNBC tirade in the last 24 hours.