It's unfortunate that this happened over the weekend when no one was paying attention, because it is a magnificent response to the ridiculous and over-the-top faux outrage over President Obama's National Prayer Breakfast remarks last week.
Jimmy Williams, Executive Editor of Blue Nation Review, took on Cove Strategies' partner Mercedes Schlapp over the ridiculous barrage of conservative poutrage over the President's comments, specifically about the Crusades.
Williams is a Southern-born, God-fearing Christian, who "was not offended at all by the President's remarks." Instead, Williams said, "Frankly, I would like to hear all Christians own up to the fact that when you have religious extremism from any religion, it's extremism altogether."
Right. Call it whatever you want, but extremism is extremism no matter whether it's Christians or Muslims.
Mercedes Schlapp is a principal in GOP strategy firm Cove Strategies along with her husband, Matthew A. Schlapp, former Vice President of Federal Affairs at Koch Industries. Both Schlapps are veterans of the George W. Bush administration. Mercedes often appears on MSNBC to promote the GOP-Koch message.
She, of course, was terribly, terribly offended -- stunned, even.
In response to Alex Witt's question about whether Mercedes was personally offended, she chose to speak for everyone in the room instead.
"This is a President who has had a very rocky relationship with the Christians in general here...because the Christians feel there has been this attack on their religious liberties from this Administration."
Pronouncing sentence, Schlapp declared that "This President used this speech and this forum in a very inappropriate manner."
Williams shot back, "They don't like the fact that it's not a purely clean religion."
Bringing it all together, Williams said "Just because he went to the National Prayer Breakfast as the President of the United States and made people actually do something -- it's called think - think about what people do in the name of religion."
Schlapp could take no more. "What he did is offended -- offended the audience that was there at the National Prayer Breakfast."
"Then that's tough. That's tough," Williams answered.
And with that, Williams exposed the fauxtrage for what it is. He proceeded to take Lawrence O'Donnell's weirdly staged outrage on in the last part of the segment too, debunking it and setting the record straight.
This is the first time I've seen this guy, but I like what I see, especially when he takes on a Kochhead and comes out the victor.