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Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:38 PM

Rachel Maddow Wins Best Video Clip Of The Year 2012


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Reply Rachel Maddow Wins Best Video Clip Of The Year 2012 (Original post)
JeffHead Jan 2013 OP
zeemike Jan 2013 #1
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ReRe Jan 2013 #5
mimi85 Jan 2013 #6
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supercats Jan 2013 #8
SunSeeker Jan 2013 #9
whathehell Jan 2013 #29
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eaglesfanintn Jan 2013 #38
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Volaris Jan 2013 #46
Stellar Jan 2013 #45
Demo_Chris Jan 2013 #10
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amuse bouche Jan 2013 #12
whathehell Jan 2013 #31
Stuart G Jan 2013 #13
NBachers Jan 2013 #14
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bvar22 Jan 2013 #47
JeffHead Jan 2013 #50
pasto76 Jan 2013 #48
Ilsa Jan 2013 #49
JeffHead Jan 2013 #51

Response to JeffHead (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:42 PM

1. Let me be the first to K&R this.

No doubt...she made her point.

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Response to JeffHead (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:48 PM

2. Rachel

is the ma'am!

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Response to JeffHead (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:05 PM

3. Yeah for Rachael! She certainly deserved that!

I love that Ad she does.

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Response to JeffHead (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:17 PM

4. It was definitely one of the most awe-inspiring thing I've watched and heard

I broke down and cried for happiness, listening to her say all this right after the election! She is by far, the classiest pundit there is and the most intelligent.

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Response to JeffHead (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:35 PM

5. Amen... Rachel nailed it...

K&R

....we ARE NOT GOING THERE. We're going Forward, not backwards. We are out of the ditch. and we have a firm grip on the steering wheel. We have turned this ship of state around and are headed AWAY from the cliff. We truly have so much to be thankful for at this point in time. And I am.

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Response to ReRe (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:43 PM

6. She sure did nail it!

This is one of the most powerful clips ever. Now that it's been used as sort of a commercial for MSNBC, it's the only one I don't mute or change the channel. Kudos to Rachel! She's the best!

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Response to JeffHead (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:52 PM

7. I saw some of that the other day..

Thanks for posting, JeffHead. I'll see the whole thing!

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Response to JeffHead (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:53 PM

8. THANK GOD

None of that happened. If it did we would be moving backwards as a nation. There would be a lot of harmful callous pain. The one positive I could see, is that there would probably be a revolution, for greater change than what I expect will happen in the next four years.

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Response to JeffHead (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:04 PM

9. There's a reason her ratings are through the roof!

Last edited Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:05 AM - Edit history (1)

She is one of--if not THE-- best commentators on TV.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 09:52 AM

29. Absolutely Agreed. There's one show I never miss, and it's The Rachel Maddow Show.

She's the best....A national treasure.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:21 PM

37. Yayyyyy!

Oh geee...maybe I should get cable..... she would make it worthwhile....


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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #37)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:40 PM

38. Podcast

You can get the video podcast. I watch it every morning (I usually miss her show at night). Best part is - no commercials.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 07:06 PM

44. "Evolution is a thing!"

I LOL'd when she delivered that line.

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Response to Qutzupalotl (Reply #44)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 07:22 PM

46. Yep..I got to the moon landing one before I burst out laughing.

The Founding Fathers believed that a Representative Government was the best of all possible choices for a Human-Created Government. They thought that Direct Democracy was a bad idea because a lot of 'The People" were too dumb and uneducated to engage in the politics of the day.
LOVE that Fox, et al, keeps proving these men so smart lol.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 07:07 PM

45. Thank you for sharing!

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Response to JeffHead (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:06 PM

10. Great clip! Thanks for the reminder! (nt)

 

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Response to JeffHead (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:11 PM

11. saw it when it originally aired and was amazed. nt

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Response to JeffHead (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:21 PM

12. That clip still gives me goose bumps

Rachael is brilliant

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Response to amuse bouche (Reply #12)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 10:10 AM

31. Me too...I love it!

and yes, she's effing brilliant, and perhaps just as importantly,

so likable and "even" of temperament that she's able to make her point,

without the alienating propensities of sarcasm and anger that even many

good progressives carry (myself included).

I can think of only three progressives on the airwaves who posses this magical

combination of "A first class temperament and a first class mind", and they are:

Rachel Maddow, Tom Hartman, and Chris Hayes.

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Response to JeffHead (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:40 PM

13. K and R nt. thanks for posting

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Response to JeffHead (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:51 PM

14. *Sigh of Relief* Thanks for reminding me all over again

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Response to JeffHead (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:53 PM

15. We said it loudly; Rachel just said it.

I Love Rachel Maddow!

I watched/listened to this clip the day after the election. It did then, and it still brings tears to my eyes.

Rachel -- as she is want to do -- lays the core of the issues bare, with no equivocation. This is what truth sounds like. This is what we elected.

Let no DUer say any different without a floor fight.

Thank you, Rachel. You see what many of us still see.

R&

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Response to JeffHead (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:54 PM

16. Maybe in an parallel universe, Mitt won over Obama.

Better them than us.

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Response to JeffHead (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:09 PM

17. Best riff ever!

Makes me smile every time!

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Response to JeffHead (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:09 PM

18. K&R

 

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Response to JeffHead (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:13 PM

19. Here's a link to the extended version.

It's a really satisfying clip...
#!

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Response to Snarkoleptic (Reply #19)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:37 AM

24. Thanks! Hadn't see the full version.

There was so much I wanted to applaud and to comment on.

For one thing, I have never really watched Fox News, but just watching that short clip, made me feel like I was watching one of those Christian broadcasts—god forbid.

What a horrid format for news: it makes me feel like I need to take a shower to clean that garbage off. Yuck!

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Response to Snarkoleptic (Reply #19)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 05:29 PM

41. added to my YouTube favorites so I can watch it again and again

How fun to relive that wonderful happy feeling we had right after the election... gosh, that was fantastic! Thanks so much!

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Response to JeffHead (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:38 PM

20. We said HELL NO!

I loved that clipped from Rachel, I was watching live when she first said it, MSNBC was right to include parts of it as a promo.

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Response to JeffHead (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:02 AM

21. What's insane is that those were the choices.

 

Where anything to the left of teabagger freedomworks insanity is a win.
Here's what's wrong:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/us-election/9666345/US-election-2012-how-US-voters-have-changed.html
1. Obama won by a mere 2% vs the dregs of the Rep. party. I mean, look at what was offered in the Rep. primaries, and what kind of a candidate the Rep's eventually ran with. Every one of those people including the winning candidate would be outliers in a sane society. Yet it was a contest!!
2. Obama lost the "white" vote 59 to 39 %

That says something deep.

So OK, I'll say it: if Obama were 100% "white" then, all things being the same, the popular win wouldn't have been a mere 2%, given that kind of opposition with those kinds of ideas it'd be over the top. And if the win were over the top, the notion of what is "political center" in US politics would be radically different.

I congratulate US Americans for electing Obama for the second time! It was totally worth every effort put into it. It's now time to take all factors into consideration and redefine what is meant by "the political center" - to realize that the notion of "political center" it is very badly skewed and that it's now proven that this is correctable.

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Response to JeffHead (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:09 AM

22. Seems like a bad dream.

And one we'd better be damned sure never becomes reality.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #22)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:51 AM

23. Abso-friggin-loutely!!!

I think I was near tears when I saw this because it hit me that we won and peoples lives will have meaning. In other words, a chance to rebound from the 8 fucking miserable years of that war criminal POS.

And Hannity is still whining about November!

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Response to JeffHead (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 05:22 AM

25. I hope anyone here who bashes Obama warches this one REPEATEDLY.

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Response to JeffHead (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 06:14 AM

26. For the win!!!!

K&R

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Response to JeffHead (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 06:17 AM

27. Congratulations Rachel Maddow!

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Response to JeffHead (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 06:29 AM

28. Thanks. This is vastly superior to the condensed ad version shown on M$NBC

Thank you and congrats, Rachel!

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Response to JeffHead (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 10:01 AM

30. Congratulations, Rachel!

Even my husband, who has no use for pundits, listens to Rachel. He also likes Stephanie Miller. I'm starting to wonder if he has a thing for lesbian talkers. He works with mostly right wingers spouting their lies and Rachel provides him with answers to their fox crap. He said they've pretty much quit talking politics with him around.

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Response to JeffHead (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 11:27 AM

32. Castro Valley Ca ...


Seems to be on the map now. largely because of Ms Maddow! A Rhodes scholar and I think one of the most insightful folks on the news today.

One of the things that I like about her style is that when she interviews someone she always asks if the her lead-in was correct.

Oh and I am from Castro Valley too, but hell I am just a landscaper.

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Response to JeffHead (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 11:43 AM

33. I watched that one right after she originally did it

Well worth the trip down memory lane. It was a beautiful thing.

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Response to JeffHead (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 11:58 AM

34. We love Rachel!!

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Response to JeffHead (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:32 PM

35. Kick and Rec for Rachel's Best Moment

She's the best.

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Response to JeffHead (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:13 PM

36. An Amazing Clip

From an Amazing Person.

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Response to JeffHead (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 03:13 PM

39. When you put it that way . . .

We have so much fighting left to do. How did we even come close to this alternative?

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Response to JeffHead (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 03:14 PM

40. BIG K & R! NT

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Response to JeffHead (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 05:58 PM

42. I wonder . . .

Does Rachel know about DU and how many fans she has around here?

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Response to JeffHead (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 07:02 PM

43. I still have this on my Tivo!

Thanks for sharing it again!

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Response to JeffHead (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 07:48 PM

47. ...but WHERE is the Democratic Party Vision ?

I agree that the Republicans ARE terrible.
I love Rachel, and that was a beautiful clip,
but what was MISSING from that clip
is the same thing that is Missing from our Party Leadership:
A Democratic Vision for the Future.

Instead, the Whole National Conversation is about what the Republicans want to do,
and How MUCH Obama is going to let them do.

This is NOT a "VICTORY" for a President who WON in November with a MANDATE from the People.

WHERE is the DEMOCRATIC PARTY VISION for The FUTURE?
THAT should have been The FOCUS on Day ONE,
not what the republicans won't be allowed to do,
NOT Boehner and Plan B.

Things like:
*Lowering the Retirement Age to 62

*Raising the CAP

*EFCA

*Stop Federal Funds to Private Universities,
and DOUBLING or TRIPLING the funding for Public Universities

*Forgiveness of Student Loans

*Stop Subsidies to Oil Corporations

*MORE regulation of Wall Street

*EXPAND Medicare

*MASSIVE Jobs Programs, a la Republican President Dwight Eisenhower

*Medicare? allow Medicare to negotiate prices with Drug Companies

*Transaction Taxes for Stock Trades

*VAT Taxes or 15% Tariffs for Imported Manufactured Goods (like Europe)

*Fair Competition Regulations (Sherman Act)
that let Mom & Pop (small locally owned businesses) compete with WalMart
(Big Boxes) on a level playing field

*Not JUST let the Bush Tax Cuts expire, but go back to the Pre-Reagan Tax Rates

ALL that and MORE should have been put On-the-Table on DAY ONE.
THEN say to Boehner and the Republicans....
"OK. NOW lets talk compromise."
I weep over another Missed Opportunity to Frame the Debate.

I'm an old FDR/LBJ Working Class Democrat,
and just being not as bad as Republicans
is NOT Good Enough for me.

my 2 cents.


You will know them by their WORKS,
not by their rhetoric, promises, or excuses.
Solidarity99!

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Response to bvar22 (Reply #47)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 11:02 PM

50. I agree 100%

I posted this because Rachel gives a damn good example of what could have been if we fucked up and somehow elected Mitt. I'm not saying Obama is perfect. In fact he's far from it. You make a lot of good points in your post and I agree with all of them. We have a lot of work to do to get money out of politics and elect more progressive politicians to get all of this done and a whole lot more to turn this country around and headed in the right direction. Our first priority must be amend the constitution to overturn Citizens United. Secondly establish federal election standards to ensure everyone that is legally allowed to vote can vote. These 2 things would go a long way to solve the real problems this country faces.

My 2 cents change.

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Response to JeffHead (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 09:07 PM

48. 51% isnt exactly a 'mandate'. it means that 49% of the voters dont agree with it.

people liek you should really consider that. Your whole post is the same thing as a right wing nutjob post. "we won so shove everything down their throat." Your ideas are better than theirs, but something this country NEEDS TO RELEARN is _compromise_ is how shit gets done. if you dont understand that ideal, then consider the stark reality of none of your items above will EVER pass with a republican controlled house. period.

but you know what, 'mandate' is a dumb thing anyway. it just is. Beside that, Bush 43 ruined it for everyone, forever. Everytime you scream "MANDATE!" all we see is Bush telling us that he had a "mandate" too.

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Response to pasto76 (Reply #48)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 10:41 PM

49. Did you intend to reply to the OP or

another post? The OP was a celebration of RM's eloquent coverage and summary of the meaning of the election, and many of the items on her list (banning gay marriage, overturning ACA, etc) are not going to be compromised on. These items are not all up for a vote by a GOP-led House.

As far as Obama's 51% is concerned, he did it twice, even R Reagan didn't win by a 4pt+ advantage twice. It's as close to a mandate we'll ever see again in a general election, I bet.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #49)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 11:18 PM

51. Obama is the first Prez to be elected with 50% of the vote twice since, wait for it.....

Eisenhower. Not LBJ, Not St. Ronnie, Not Clinton, Not W but, Barack Hussein Obama. If that isn't a mandate, I don't know what is. You know what Ike did with his mandate? He paid off the WW2 debt, and built the interstate highway system with borrowed money, balanced the budget (the last republican to do so) So I agree, He has as close to a mandate as there could be in today's political climate.

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