August 10, 2016

It takes a special kind of person to go out and twist themselves up trying to justify another person's evil, but Katrina Pierson gets up every day with a plan to do exactly that. Clearly she isn't in danger of being fired. It appears more that she's been promoted to me.

On MSNBC today, Pierson made an appearance with Kate Snow to try and spin the second amendment remarks more than she already did yesterday. Yesterday, as you might recall, the excuse was that he meant assassination "could" happen, not that it "should" happen.

Today, it was even more incoherent.

First, it was about the NRA, and uniting gun owners against Clinton. In other words, it was the first Trump excuse -- that he was talking about getting gun owners united against Hillary.

That fell flat, as Snow pointed out to her that Trump's remarks were clearly made in the context of a scenario where Clinton was elected and appointing judges.

From there, it fell off the rails.

Pierson retorted, “No one is even talking about the power of the NRA. They have been able to stop senators from appointing people that are hostile towards the Second Amendment. And that’s what he’s talking about.”

Uhhhh. Okay.

After complaining that the media is mean for repeating that it's a call for violence (because it IS one) over and over again, Snow gave her a reality check about what presidents have to contend with and why their language must be precise.

Snow observed, "If his words are misinterpreted as president, he will not get a do over as president of the United States," further warning, “I think that’s what a lot of people are reacting too here. You don’t get a do over.”

Pierson desperately tried to get off the subject entirely, turning to Clinton's tenure at the Department of State, but Snow was undeterred. She went back to the topic at hand, challenging Pierson to explain why she is unconcerned that Trump's ability to communicate while arguing with foreign leaders would not be misconstrued or misunderstood.

Pierson was clearly out of her league, stammering that Trump "wasn't talking about policy or implementation of policy." Instead, Pierson said, "He was talking about what would happen if Hillary Clinton were to be elected and he was absolutely right."

Circular argument complete.

At that point, Snow threw her hands in the air and called it a day. After a pregnant pause, she said, "I’m speechless because I’m trying to follow your logic here, Katrina, and I’m having a hard time."

Pierson just smirked and replied, "I can tell."

Where is George Orwell when you need him?

[h/t Raw Story]

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