Rachel Maddow can’t possibly have “no idea” why Obama removed the presidential seal from his appearance at a political event. He is separating the office of the president from a state’s congressional race. Correctly or not, seeing the presidential seal behind a candidate for federal office (or any office) probably sends a subliminal message to voters:
“You can trust this guy. The president does.”
I, for one, think removing the presidential seal from political endorsement appearances is a good move. The more we as a country move away from an us-versus-them mentality when it comes to our government, the better, as far as I’m concerned.
Then again, I don’t watch Maddow regularly and I’m not used to her sense of humor. Was she just telling a straight-faced joke?