Chuck Todd shredded any remaining credibility he thought he had after showing he has no idea about how rights and government work. Anyone, as confused about the founding of the country as this prominent NBC journalist, has no business hosting a news program. And yet, here we are.
Prior to Alabama Republican Roy Moore winning a seat in the Senate, Todd was on the air criticizing the candidate for his lack of knowledge about the Constitution. But as it turned out, it’s Todd who is the clueless one:
“Roy Moore, where the phrase ‘Christian conservative’ doesn’t even begin to describe him, could very well be your next U.S. senator. If you don’t understand just how freaked out some folks in the GOP and the White House are about what that means, then you don’t know Roy Moore. First off, he doesn’t appear to believe in the Constitution as it’s written.”
To “prove” his assertion, Todd cuts to Moore, saying, “Our rights don’t come from government, they don’t come from the Bill of Rights, they come from Almighty God.”
Todd cuts back in, adding, “Now, that’s just a taste of what are very fundamentalist views that have gotten him removed from office — twice — as Alabama’s chief justice.”
If “fundamentalist views” means interpreting our founding documents exactly as they are written then, sure, put Moore and the rest of us down as fundamentalists. After all, he basically summarized the beginning of the Declaration of Independence which states right off the bat:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Is there some other interpretation for “Creator” that Todd learned at his fancy university he’s not telling us about?
Epic fake news moment for ol’ Chucky boy. We’re sure he would LOVE the federal government is the one to hand out our rights. Thankfully, it doesn’t work that way, but that won’t stop the talking heads from thinking they are smarter than everybody else.