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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:28 AM

Thank God for Rachel Maddow correcting David Letterman on his criticism of Obama on auto bailout

First time I've seen Dave be unaware of the facts about politics (not that I see him daily), but he said 'we find out today that' the president 'took liberties' with the excerpts from Romney's auto bailout op-ed, and Rachel did a fantastic job of explaining what Romney had advocated (saying GM could seek private loans when there was none available), and maybe the president didn't say it so well last night and was "more pointed" and not "as nuanced as he was in the 1st debate" about it.

But, seriously, at this late stage, to have someone so influential as Dave is with Dems and voters be negative about Obama being wrong about the bailout position of Romney, when Ohio is so close, is really tough to watch and Rachel just proved her value thanks to that great explanation! She deserves thanks for it!

And her slam of Romney's ignorance about Syria was golden! Dave is right to be livid about the lack of discussion on guns and climate change, I see why he's angry. Again, Rachel is a benefit to the Democratic Party, even if she's not officially a "dem", she is a progressive, and she can 'get through' to undecideds with her way of positioning issues.


Get it here --->
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Divine Discontent Oct 2012 OP
NYC_SKP Oct 2012 #1
Divine Discontent Oct 2012 #3
JI7 Oct 2012 #2
Divine Discontent Oct 2012 #4
Surya Gayatri Oct 2012 #8
amuse bouche Oct 2012 #5
JI7 Oct 2012 #6
Surya Gayatri Oct 2012 #9
amuse bouche Oct 2012 #11
NCLefty Oct 2012 #7
RichGirl Oct 2012 #10
moobu2 Oct 2012 #12
banned from Kos Oct 2012 #13
moobu2 Oct 2012 #15
moobu2 Oct 2012 #14

Response to Divine Discontent (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:30 AM

1. I know, righ

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:33 AM

3. I breathed a sigh of relief when she jumped right on it and corrected Dave, and he said,

"You're so smart" in a very kind way.

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Response to Divine Discontent (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:33 AM

2. Debates on Guns nad Climate Change are for a Democratic Primary

if Republicans don't believe in Climate Change how does one debate it ?

the Democratic Primary is where the issues are discussed .

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Response to JI7 (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:35 AM

4. I have to agree with Dave about the lack of quality debates and questions this go round...

and yeah, listening to a Republican attack climate change is painful. Of course, with Romney's hard shift from hard-right to moderate-left as a "peace" advocate, who knows, maybe he would have said he'd support further research to sound just like Obama, since he did it so much last night. UGH....

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Response to JI7 (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:44 AM

8. +1,000! Eggs-actly--how the hell can you "debate" with somebody

if the issues in question (guns, climate) aren't even within their frame of reference.

For Rmoney et al., these are non-issues.

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Response to Divine Discontent (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:55 AM

5. As a loooong time Dave fan

I think he played up the dumb a bit so Rachel could explain to the masses.

Dave loves him some Rachel

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Response to amuse bouche (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:31 AM

6. i didn't watch it but this seems more likely

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Response to amuse bouche (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:50 AM

9. Yeah, you can often catch Dave playing the devil's advocate

by appearing less informed than he certainly is.

That way, he gives his guest a soap box and something interesting to talk about!

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Response to Surya Gayatri (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:12 AM

11. Yup

That's his MO.

You know he is well informed because he is a big fan of Rachel. Ha...he is truly smitten

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Response to Divine Discontent (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:36 AM

7. OMG Rachel is a Republic!... oh wait, wrong thread *runs*

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Response to Divine Discontent (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:19 AM

10. I bet....

Dave said it just to give her the opportunity to correct him and set the record straight in case anyone thought different.

He has clearly been a strong supporter of Obama since 2008.

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Response to Divine Discontent (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:20 PM

12. Righties are spreading an edited video clip showing David Lettermans

accusations about President Obama lying without Rachel correcting him. Damn. Anyone know where I can find a clip of the entire interaction?

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Response to moobu2 (Reply #12)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:54 PM

13. I second your request

 

anyone?

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Response to banned from Kos (Reply #13)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 05:39 PM

15. I found it and posted it below.

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Response to Divine Discontent (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 05:33 PM

14. Here's the entire conversation

Between David and Rachael after the Letterman comment that President Obama wasn't telling the truth etc... There's an edited version of this going viral on Right-Wing websites that starts with Letterman's accusations and stops just after Letterman makes the dumb comments without Rachael explaining etc...

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