I have a confession to make: I have a bit of a nerd crush on MSNBC’s Chris Hayes. He’s smart, he’s funny and he wears dorky glasses.
When he was a regular guest on The Rachel Maddow Show, I would pay extra special attention because he always had something particularly relevant to say. And when he got his own show, I was…underwhelmed. It was still smart and funny but it was a bit dry.
But that was “new show growing pains” and for the last couple of months, Hayes has found his groove. On Friday night in the opening segment, Chris Hayes went to town, not only on the scumbags on the right that are actually overjoyed that millions of people are being denied Medicaid by Republicans but also on spineless Democrats that are trying to backpedal from Obamacare:
That entire monologue is the perfect blend of intelligent analysis and anger that we need in order to push back against the constant stream of bullshit of the right.
Hayes just got bumped up to my number two slot on “News shows I watch in the morning,” right after Maddow.