The thing is, this didn't surprise me in the least. It is exactly consistent with the dung Obama dished out during his presidential campaign about widening the war on Afghanistan and Pakistan and increasing the application of the death penalty and so many other tell-tale signs of a fascistic mind. His "rule of law" is creeping and in some aspects galloping fascism.
I had never seen Rachel Maddow before, having not watched TV since 2004 and even then steering clear of the network she's on. She told it right. I don't know her other views, but she spoke truth in this piece.