Video: Don’t ask questions when you don’t want to hear the answers

posted at 2:01 pm on June 27, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

When I first heard that S. E. Cupp would join three progressives in MSNBC’s new roundtable afternoon show, I wondered why she would enter a situation in which one side was so outgunned.  Answer: Because she enjoys outgunning them, that’s why.  This clip from The Cycle yesterday features Touré in his usual smug, elitist attitude attempting to psychoanalyze a 23-year-old Young Republican, saying that he felt the need to put such an unusual specimen “on the couch.”  Cupp interjects at one point by exclaiming, “Are you seriously treating him as a science experiment?”, to which Touré responds to the effect that he did the same with Cupp, too.  However, after Touré’s Kaelian introduction, young Alex Schriver proceeds to demolish Touré’s assumptions — and remind MSNBC viewers that Obamanomics has done the most damage to the youngest generation of voters:

The Corner’s Michael Walsh pronounces this “comedy gold“:

Truly a classic of the smackdown genre. On one side, a typical sneering MSNBC lefty, secure in his political prejudices and not expecting any back talk; on the other, a young man armed with the facts to displace Toure’s smug “narrative.” Comedy gold!

And Alex didn’t even get to ObamaCare — a program that forces younger people to buy high-priced comprehensive insurance plans they don’t need, which then subsidizes the health insurance coverage of middle-aged and older people that can then pay less for their plans.  Just imagine if Alex had the whole hour to himself and Touré.

Update: I didn’t get Alex’s first name when I wrote this post — it’s Alex Schriver, and he was nice enough to tweet the link to the post:

Alex is the chair of the College Republican National Committee.  They’re in good hands.

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>And they wonder why their ratings in the cellar. Oh wait, they don’t wonder. They just brush it off and keep on pluggin’ away. They’re smarter than we are don’t you know.

Their ratings are in the cellar because the shows are boring.

Maddow says x,y, and z and she brings on some moron how says “Yes, x,y, and z exactly. You’re right Rachael!” The rest of the doofuses over there do almost exactly the same thing. And Olbermann (remember that guy?) never had one single person on his show that disagreed with him. Ever.

All of the guests on MSNBC could be replaced with parrots and nobody would know the difference.

VinceOfDoom on June 27, 2012 at 4:06 PM

Ah yes, the man of “boycott skittles” fame.

Scrappy on June 27, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Yep. That guy.

Scrappy on June 27, 2012 at 4:16 PM

All of the guests on MSNBC could be replaced with parrots and nobody would know the difference.

That might do wonders for the Parrot, Cockatoo, Canary and other household avian demographic… those little buggers carry some purchasing power on bird seed and cage liners.

JFKY on June 27, 2012 at 4:16 PM

Dude, 23 years old and THAT well-spoken and eloquent?

*Stands up and applauds*

nicktjacob on June 27, 2012 at 4:22 PM

Nice work, Mr. Schriver – you’ve restored some faith in our future prospects. Well done, sir – well done.

Midas on June 27, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Alex Schriver: good for you, kiddo!

Touré seems to be taking it in the chops lately. He might want to start asking himself if, like his idol Obama, he’s in over his head. Note to Touré: Experience (unfortunately acquired with accumulating all those icky years) is the surest gateway to reality.

RebeccaH on June 27, 2012 at 4:53 PM

I bet he has a shelf full of trophies from his high school debate days.

skydaddy on June 27, 2012 at 4:54 PM

Facts are stubborn things, huh, Toure? You d0uchebag…

Dopenstrange on June 27, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Nice work, Mr. Schriver – you’ve restored some faith in our future prospects. Well done, sir – well done.

Midas on June 27, 2012 at 4:33 PM

If I had a hammer… la da da da da daa da

RalphyBoy on June 27, 2012 at 5:47 PM

He speaks the truth. My son is 24 and has moved out and back in several times. He now works two jobs and shares a 3 bedroom apartment with 5 people in not a great part of town. He hates it, but wants to live on his own. He voted Republican in the last election, but most of his friends voted for Obama, but none of them will this time around. Most will not bother to vote at all, they only voted for Obama in ’08 because “it was the cool thing to do”.

lea on June 27, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Has anyone else noticed that you never see Touré and RuPaul together?

Travis Bickle on June 27, 2012 at 6:34 PM

He speaks the truth. My son is 24 and has moved out and back in several times.

Same here. My son is working full time, as an electrician, living with his grandma and helping take care of her, and his prospects for a home of his own and the life he hoped for are, at this point, dim. I was taking care of mom til I got married in September and moved away, and God bless him, he stayed there.. it’s not easy for him, huge generation gap and all .. he’s 24, she’s 90, .. but he’s making it work for now. His student loans came due last fall and it’s all he can do to keep up with them and his monthly expenses .. I hope and pray for a brighter future for him .. but it won’t happen with these a.. holes we have running things now.

vamp57mw on June 27, 2012 at 6:49 PM

vamp57mw on June 27, 2012 at 6:49 PM

My daughter turns 23 this August and still lives at home. She works full time and kicks in a modest amount (about covers her groceries)and pays for her own gas and insurance and saves as much as she can so that someday she can be on her own. There is no way our daughter could afford to live on her own in this environment. Things suck, and as much as I think GW Bush was a mostly-useless RINO, I am really tired of hearing the Crybaby-In-Chief blame the last guy in office for what are clearly his failures. Bush didn’t make Obama into the SCOAMF. Obama did that all on his own.

SKYFOX on June 28, 2012 at 6:39 AM

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