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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:55 AM

Rachel Maddow’s 15 Sucky Things PREVENTED By Obama Winning His 2nd Term






The proverbial “Morning in America” dawned brightly for President Barack Obama’s supporters when they woke upon November 7th — after a long and tumultuous campaign — to a world their chosen candidate will preside over until 2016. Yet, none of us could have possibly looked more triumphantly beautiful and radiant than our beloved progressive media angel Rachel Maddow — who opened her post-election day show by giddily proclaiming, “That HAPPENED … it REALLY happened!” She even adorned her customarily austere eyelids with a festive dash of purple eyeshadow for this august occasion.


Maddow then got serious and launched into a litany of horrible things that would have happened if Mitt Romney had won and Barack Obama had lost. I had long known this already, but still got caught up with the outrage and subsequent shudders of relief. For anyone who does NOT fully understand the full extent of horrors our country has — thankfully — rejected, I have transcribed, compiled, and organized Maddow’s quotations into an easy-to-read list format we can all easily appreciate and share:





(1) “We are not going to have a Supreme Court that will overturn Roe vs. Wade. There will be no more Antonin Scalias and Samuel Alitos added to this court.”


(2) “We’re not going to repeal health reform. Nobody’s going to kill Medicare and make old people in this generation — or any other generation — fight it out on the open market to try to get themselves health insurance. We’re not going to do that.”


(3) “We’re not going to give the 20% tax cut to millionaires and billionaires, and expect programs like food stamps and kids’ health insurance to cover that tax cut.”


(4) “We’re not going to make you clear it with your boss if you want to get birth control with the insurance plan that you’re on.”


(5) “We are not going to redefine rape.”


(6) “We are not going to amend the constitution to stop gay people from getting married.”


(7) We’re not going to double down on Guantanamo.


(8) “We’re not eliminating the Department of Energy, the Department of Education, or Housing at the Federal level.”


(9) “We are not going to spend two trillion dollars on the military, that the military does not want.”


(10) “We are not scaling back on student loans because the country’s NEW plan is that you should borrow money from your parents.”


(11) “We are not vetoing the Dream Act, we are not ‘self-deporting.’”


(12) “We are not letting Detroit go bankrupt.”


(13) “We are not starting a trade war with China on Inauguration Day in January.”


(14) “We are not going to have — as a president — a man who once led a mob of friends to run down a scared gay kid to hold him down and forcibly cut his hair off with a pair of scissors while that kid cried and screamed for help. (And there was NO apology, not EVER.)”


(15) “We are not going to have a Secretary of State John Bolton. We are not going to bring Dick Cheney Back. We are not going to have a foreign policy shop stocked with architects of the Iraqi war, we are not going to do it … We had the choice to do that if we wanted to do that, as a country, and we said no, last night, loudly.”





Yes, Ms. Maddow, we said “NO” as loudly as we could, and hopefully even these kinds of retrogrades know by now that “NO” means “NO!”







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Segami Nov 2012 OP
FSogol Nov 2012 #1
BeyondGeography Nov 2012 #2
myrna minx Nov 2012 #3
Segami Nov 2012 #4
JackN415 Nov 2012 #5
Bucky Nov 2012 #6
TomClash Nov 2012 #7
PowerToThePeople Nov 2012 #8
ccavagnolo Nov 2012 #12
Ratty Nov 2012 #9
HopeHoops Nov 2012 #10
SDjack Nov 2012 #11
lobodons Nov 2012 #13
wellspring Nov 2012 #14
Dog Gone at Penigma Nov 2012 #15
codjh9 Nov 2012 #16
DirkGently Nov 2012 #17
joanbarnes Nov 2012 #18
DirkGently Nov 2012 #23
Jennicut Nov 2012 #19
agracie Nov 2012 #20
Spitfire of ATJ Nov 2012 #21
Initech Nov 2012 #22

Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:57 AM

1. K & R. n/t

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:57 AM

2. Number 14

Yup.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:01 AM

3. I've never felt so relieved in my life.

I've been so jubilent this week - but this list makes me want to cry for how close we came to have this list in the affirmative.

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Response to myrna minx (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:23 AM

4. This is the SAME relief we all SHOULD have been experiencing after the 2000 Gore/Bush election.

Unfortunately, the 2000 election did not fair so well for us. Look at the disastrous eight long years + that transpired after the 2000 Gore/Bush election theft.

This decision could have been worse in the long run considering the neo-con vulture advisors who surrounded Rmoney.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:26 AM

5. #15 is particularly good for me. Can't stand the neocons. I want them vanished.

 

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:27 AM

6. At the end of each of the 15 points, you should add "for at least 4 years".

They'll be back. It's still the Pragmatic Party vs the Freddy Kruger Party.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:23 AM

7. No. 15

The future undead thank you.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:28 AM

8. #7?

I do not think it is closed down yet..

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Response to PowerToThePeople (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:56 AM

12. my thoughts as well.

we need this closed. not just place restrictions on who enters.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:39 AM

9. Ha! That smiling happy face

It's going in my forum sigs for the next couple of weeks and at the bottom of a few choice emails.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:53 AM

10. K&R

 

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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:54 AM

11. The holding of the Senate assures that Pres. Obama

will not be charged with being "black", impeached, and forced from office. (A side note: After Pres. Obama's election in 2008, my RW relatives carpet bombed with racist cartoons of Obama that were disgusting and vile. This time, they have sent an email or called me. I don't know if those in their fort have decided to return to their homes and jobs.)

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:12 AM

13. Why Stop at 15?

#16 Fox News begins its spiral to irrelevance.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:16 AM

14. Another item:

 

We will not have new Supreme Court appointments that will back up Citizens United. The linchpin of fascism will not be supported by Obama's court appointees.

Pity the poor Republicans.


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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:24 AM

15. Sing it Rachel! Sing it LOUD!

She should have included there will be no more extremist incompetents like Clarence Thomas added either.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:26 AM

16. We're also not going to get a severely-eviscerated EPA, rollback of multiple pollution laws,

endangered species laws, etc. The party that purports to care about 'families' and their 'grandchildren' thinks coal/oil/etc. production and pollution doesn't matter.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:35 AM

17. Rachel nailed this. Her palpable relief was dead-on.

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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:39 AM

18. Didn't think is possible......but I love Rachel more and more each day.

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Response to joanbarnes (Reply #18)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:31 PM

23. TRMS has become the one must-see program for me.


She's extremely astute, and does it all with a perfectly balanced tone. Funny, or sincere, she's never nasty or clownish. Devastating.

She consistently delivers fascinating, grown-up progressive talk and is one of the smartest commentators on television.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:46 AM

19. No John Bolton. Thank you.

Incredible list...and I don't have to see John Bolton ruin foreign policy again.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:50 AM

20. How do you spell relief ?

O-B-A-M-A

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:19 PM

21. The supreme court is all the billionaires really cared about.

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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:48 PM

22. Another one: We are not going to war with Iran.

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