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MSNBC’s newest failure, Ronan Farrow, is beside himself that Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) presented a ceremonial flintlock percussion rifle to Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) on stage at CPAC Thursday.

Skip ahead to the 2:30 mark where he tries to grill Republican National Committee spokesman Sean Spicer about the presentation.

I think Mediaite’s Noah Rothman called the RNC’s play here perfectly.

If the RNC was in an enterprising mood, they would cut this mix of confusion and revulsion displayed by MSNBC and Farrow into a web-ad to run in every red state where Democratic Senate incumbents are fighting against the tide public opinion in their effort to seek reelection. This was nothing short of embarrassing.

Update: Rifle in question is a percussion rifle, not a flintlock as noted by several commenters. Mediaite’s description was inaccurate, and I failed to double-check it. My bad.

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