In a discussion about Newt Gingrich‘s comparison of not getting on the ballot in Virginia to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, The Nation‘s Ari Melber suggested a more apt comparison. “The analogy would be the Oklahoma City bombing,” Melber opined, causing other panelists to gasp. “If you want to make ridiculous analogies.”
“The point is this is a self-inflicted attack,” Melber clarified.
“I think I would take issue with Oklahoma City,” host Alex Wagner interjected.
Earlier, Wagner asked MSNBC contributor Robert Traynham why the former Speaker of the House had made the comparison. “Newt Gingrich has always thought big. He’s always thought materialistically. He’s always thought about us versus them. It’s always about the enemy versus us. Good versus bad. That’s how he thinks.”
“Well, that’s delusional,” Wagner deduced.
Watch Melber’s remarks on Gingrich’s Pearl Harbor comments below via MSNBC:
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