President Obama's seeming inability to recognize that Congressional Republicans are not interested in cooperating with him has been the source of much consternation for many Obama supporters and liberals. Rachel's comparison of the divergence in perspective to The Twilight Zone's "To Serve Man" episode struck many viewers as resoundingly apt.
In the #Maddow Twitter channel, @Mr_Electrico was inspired to snark a metaphor of his own:
#Maddow Dateline 1861: President Obama today hailed the shelling of Fort Sumter as a "new era" in North/South cooperation & bipartisanship.
After Tuesday's show I met up with TRMS rose-colored correspondent Kent Jones in the TRMS History Library where we sat in giant leather arm chairs, swirling snifters of brandy, and pondered key moments in history from a more harmonious perspective...
Dateline Long Time Ago: Lauding what President Obama characterized as "heavenly hospitality" the White House today announced the scheduling of a series of "dinners with Lando."
Dateline 410 A.D.: Rome is sacked by barbarians. President Obama offers to have "beer summit" with King Alaric I, ruler of the Visigoths.
Dateline 1814: President Obama sends King George III a check for demolition and landscaping following the British burning of the White House. .
Dateline 1912: President Obama noted the meeting today between The Titanic and an iceberg as a positive step in ship/iceberg relations and offerd a generous aid package to the iceberg.
Dateline 1965: President Obama today praised Sonny Liston's "horizontal compromise" as a milestone in sportsmanship.
Dateline 1968: Upon the Soviet Union's invasion of Czechoslovakia today, President Obama hailed the move as "a long overdue coming together among brothers" and that "their similarities far outweighed their differences."
Dateline 1987: President Obama today held out Sylvester Stallone's "handshaking movie" as a sign of America's cultural embrace of bipartisanship.
Dateline: 2008: President Obama praises 0-16 Detroit Lions for "reaching across the aisle."
Any other examples of history reconsidered? The comments are open.