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MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Doesn’t Know The Constitution: Claims It Has No Preamble.

Posted by iusbvision on November 6, 2009

It is no surprise that the left doesn’t know the Constitution. After all they spend so much time trying to ignore it, subvert it and get around it. Maddow has whopping flubs pretty regularly (1, 2, 3) and when we we started to look at her statements we realized that correcting and making fun of her ignorance would become a full time job. Nonetheless this flub is pretty entertaining.

Via Newsbusters.org:

RACHEL MADDOW, HOST: Congressman Akin was not alone in stumbling over a little basic U.S. history. He had some good company in the top Republican in the House, Minority Leader John Boehner.

(VIDEOTAPE)

JOHN BOEHNER (R-OHIO.): 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…”

(END VIDEOTAPE):

MADDOW (waving hands): Nnn, Constitution doesn’t have a Preamble. Not. Nope. Stop it. That would be the Declaration of Independence. Ooh.

Actually, Rach, the Constitution DOES have a Preamble, and I doth quote:

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, 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.

As you liberals so love Wikipedia, in its section titled “Preamble to the United States Constitution”

3 Responses to “MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Doesn’t Know The Constitution: Claims It Has No Preamble.”

  1. Don said

    She is a stupid, self congratulatory …….

  2. […] conservative lies and to inform her (dwindling) audience of the truth….. Truths such as the US Constitution NOT having a preamble as the ignorant republican, John Boehner had claimed. Imagine… With hard hitting info like […]

  3. Bayhuntr said

    It’s better to always tell half truths and not do any fact checking, then you can’t be expected to be accurate and therefor not called out on it. This is really the best you can do? “Look the lady who is always proving we have our heads up our rear ends made a mistake!”

    [No it is not the best I could do, I could make a full time job fact checking the attitude change propaganda on MSNBC, but that isn’t the gig I signed up for. Every once in a while I pick a show of hers to watch and shread it. I do it because she makes it easy.

    Like most propagandists, she tells a series of half truths and strings them together with an implied false narrative. I could deconstruct every show she does and show how it is filled with either out and out lies, key omitted facts or bogus equivilencies and narratives. I would do more but her ratings are so low and she is such small time that she isn’t worth the effort. – Editor]

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