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MSNBC talker Contessa Brewer flattened by GOP Rep. Mo Brooks, politely (video)

You know how sometimes you get in a heated discussion and your opponent says something so completely stupid, if only you were quick enough to think of a clever riposte, but you weren't? But you think of it later?

Well, Alabama Republican Rep. Mo Brooks need have no regrets over his remote rhetorical confrontation this week with notorious MSNBC talker Contessa Brewer.

She was, of course, defending President Obama for bravely sticking by his deficit negotiation guns despite the obstruction of congressional Republicans stubbornly sticking by theirs.

To justify Obama's costly and ultimately ineffective attempts to stimulate job growth two years ago, Brewer proclaimed the country was headed into an awful depression at the time.

Rep. Brooks said he disagreed about the depression part.

An amazed Brewer, revealing her lack of an advanced degree in interview preparation, demanded to know if this ignorant Republican challenging her assertion had an economics degree.

You don't want to miss Brooks' calm reply in the video below.

Now, if only someone had been watching.

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-- Andrew Malcolm

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H/T Christopher Santarelli

 
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A veteran foreign and national correspondent, Andrew Malcolm has served on the L.A. Times Editorial Board and was a Pulitzer finalist in 2004. He is the author of 10 nonfiction books and father of four. Read more.
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