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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:01 AM

BRILLIANT Rachel Maddow: "Republicans, Return to the World of Facts"

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Maddow asks Republicans to return to the world of facts

By Eric W. Dolan
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 23:43 EST

Reviewing the results of the 2012 elections, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow predicted Republicans would need to “pop the factual bubble” that they were living in.

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“Republicans and conservatives really believed this stuff,” Maddow remarked. “I mean, they were talking each other into it, a little bit, but it is not like they were faking it. They were so, so, so sure they would win. They were so sure that these polls must be wrong, and that they must be right. And when the real math of the real world came barreling out of the dark at them last night, they hid from it, they could not believe it.”

But Obama really won, Maddow said. “And he really was born in Hawaii, and he really is legitimately President of the United States, again, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics did not make up a fake unemployment rate last month, and the Congressional Research Service really can find no evidence that cutting taxes on rich people grows the economy, and the polls were not screwed to oversample Democrats, and Nate Silver was not making up fake projections about the election to make conservatives feel bad, Nate Silver was doing math, and climate change is real, and rape really does cause pregnancy sometimes, and evolution is a thing, and benghazi was an attack on us, it was not a scandal by us, and nobody is taking away anyone’s guns, and taxes have not gone up, and the deficit is dropping, actually, and saddam hussein did not have weapons of mass destruction, and the moon landing was real, and FEMA is not building concentration camps, and you UN election observers are not taking over Texas, and moderate reforms of the regulations on the insurance industry and the financial services industry in this country are not the same thing as communism.”

Maddow pleaded with Republicans to accept the “actual, lived truth of the world” instead of believing whatever made them feel good. The liberal MSNBC host said it was important for the country to have a two-party system where both parties had good, albeit different, ideas on how to manage the government.

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Reply BRILLIANT Rachel Maddow: "Republicans, Return to the World of Facts" (Original post)
Hissyspit Nov 2012 OP
msongs Nov 2012 #1
chalky Nov 2012 #12
reformist2 Nov 2012 #2
Mojorabbit Nov 2012 #6
gkhouston Nov 2012 #3
Lucinda Nov 2012 #4
jd455 Nov 2012 #5
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #7
Marr Nov 2012 #8
Quixote1818 Nov 2012 #9
Lugnut Nov 2012 #10
liberal_at_heart Nov 2012 #11
Snotcicles Nov 2012 #13
malaise Nov 2012 #14
flygal Nov 2012 #15
AngryOldDem Nov 2012 #16
SoonerPride Nov 2012 #17
Turborama Nov 2012 #18

Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:03 AM

1. sorry there rachel but repubs need to keep living in this bubble forever, ok? nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:57 AM

12. No, because that first step out of the bubble and into the sunlight,

is the first step towards becoming a liberal. There's a limited supply of oxygen in the bubble. Why else do you imagine they think they way they do?

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:04 AM

2. What's that old saying. People go crazy en masse, but regain their sanity one at a time...


You can't simply tell them that all the conspiracy theories are crapola, they have to figure it out for themselves. I think humor would be helpful - if Repugs could be made to see how ridiculous - literally laughable - all this stuff is about black helicopters, gun confiscation drives, UN troop takeovers, FEMA concentration camps, etc. etc., maybe that will do the trick.

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Response to reformist2 (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:37 AM

6. I totally agree. nt

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:04 AM

3. Math: it's for serious people, not Serious People. n/t

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:26 AM

4. Thank you for this.

Appreciate it.

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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:38 AM

7. K&R nt

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:43 AM

8. I could not agree more.

Been saying this for awhile myself. They're living in a comforting media bubble that tells them all the things they want to hear, and that just doesn't work. There is a valuable role for them to play, but not if all their positions and issues are based on dogma and ideology rather than data.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:47 AM

9. Pure poetry! nt

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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 01:39 AM

10. K&R! n/t

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 01:40 AM

11. she was incredible

My husband has to see this one. He loves her and downloads her pod casts onto his phone all the time.

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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:56 AM

13. Just think of all precious time we have wasted dealing with their insane crap. nt

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:57 AM

14. Rachel had a great program last night

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:17 AM

15. wow - that was well done!

I live overseas and hadn't seen a run down of the whole election - I figured we won big but holy shit that was incredible. ZERO of the big money republican candidates won.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:31 AM

16. Brilliant commentary.

Right up there with Monday night when she listed all of Obama's first term achievements.

She is just wonderful.

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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:04 AM

17. This made me stand up and clap when I saw it last night.

She was on fire and 100% spot on.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:34 AM

18. "and evolution is a thIng"! That was so Rachel. I. Love. It!

Thanks for posting.

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