I do have to do a mea culpa. Yesterday I posted another video of Rachel's show dealing with this issue, in whihc I said the following:
I had already been convinced that this desire to get their hands on John Kerry's Senate seat had to be the underlying reason for this bizarre fake outrage over the talking points that Susan Rice shared on those Sunday morning news shows right after the Benghazi attacks.
Which is true, except at the time I wrote that I could not exactly rememeber where I FIRST heard of this explanation for the Republican's bizarre fixation on this seemingly inconsequential flub by Susan Rice.
Somebody in the comments section, then reminded me that Lawrence O'Donnell had been one of the first, if not THE first, people to put two and two together. That is of course absolutely correct, and once my memory was jogged I have to admit it was indeed on the "Last Word" that I was fist made aware of this blatant political gamesmanship.
So huge hat tip to LD, for seeing through the BS yet again. Lawrence has an uncanny gift for seeing through the obfuscation better than just about anyone in the business, AND unlike some of the more reserved MSNBC hosts he never holds back from calling people out.
However having said that I STILL think that Rachel is knocking out of the park right now, and she remains my go to person on this issue.