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BRILLIANT Rachel Maddow: "Republicans, Return to the World of Facts" [View all]


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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