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Maddow To GOP: ‘The Moon Landing Was Real, Evolution Is A Thing’

by David Badash on November 8, 2012

in News,Politics

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MSNBC’s amazing Rachel Maddow last night detailed many of the benefits of the re-election of President Obama, and had a come-to-Jesus conversation with the GOP. If you are a liberal, a progressive, a Democrat, you must watch this because it will make you so happy you will start jumping up and down uncontrollably.

If you are a conservative, a Tea Party supporter, a Republican or Libertarian, you may want to have someone tie you into a chair and remove throwable objects from arm’s reach: you need to watch this because it’s time your 17th century beliefs go away.

It’s time for the right to join the reality-based world.

Ohio really did go to the president last night.

And he really did win.
And he really was born in Hawaii.
And he really is -legitimately- President of the United States.

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 skewed to over-sample Democrats.
And Nate Silver was not making up fake projections about the election
To make conservatives feel bad.
He 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 no one is taking away anyone’s guns.
And taxes haven’t 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 isn’t building concentration camps.
And UN election observers aren’t taking over Texas.
And moderate reforms of the regulations on the insurance industry
And the financial services industry
Are not the same thing as communism.

If you are a conservative, a Tea Party supporter, a Republican or Libertarian, and you cannot or refuse to agree on facts, like the earth is essentially round, then you have doomed America, including you children, to what will become a civil war.

Make your choice.

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mithrandyr November 8, 2012 at 10:25 am

Washington and Colorado did not decriminalize recreational marijuana, they legalized it. There's a big difference. Decriminalized means you wont do any jail time. You can still be fined for it; you can still be required to take drug rehab classes.

david0296 November 8, 2012 at 10:32 am

that was brilliant… as usual

Tsedlak November 9, 2012 at 9:02 am

Why on earth would you lump libertarians in with that bunch? You're confused if you think Democrats have a monopoly on logic, education and intelligence. Could you possibly be more smug and pompous? Rachel Maddow had some good things to say here, it's too bad she had her speech tainted by your ignorance.

David Badash November 9, 2012 at 10:11 am

Libertarians are not cognizant of the real world. Just as — right now — voting for a third party candidate makes zero sense. When everyone starts recognizing facts, maybe we can move forward. Libertarians have an unrealistic ideal, that, frankly, I would embrace were we living in another world.

LOrion November 9, 2012 at 11:56 am

THANK YOU THANK YOU, We have given up on MSNBC even Rachel. Watch only Current now so I missed this. But have and sharing. Especially with my local newspaper editor. We went away cuz we couldn't stand the local redness, so we missed his 'fine' endorsement of Romney! But others didn't. Will append a response LTE, not mine but fine anyway. Also I sent him a copy of this and asked him to read it every AM.
Guess there might be 'something in the water' because Anthony Watts, who was a fine local weatherman, is now the spewer of the worst Climate Denial on the web on his WATTS UP WITH THAT website (Being paid millions by Heritage of course.) He is one who came up with the idea that Global warming was simply due to placing weather thermometers in wrong places! Irregardless of ICE FREE ARCTIC, which just might be signalling a bit of warming! I hope editor tries to clear his brain of some of this, it is terrifying to think what these people are teaching their own children (and I told him that in email today.)

HERE is local LTE: Letter: Presidential opinion misguided

Posted: 11/09/2012 12:05:29 AM PST

Your editorial endorsing Mitt Romney for president demonstrated the worst kind of editorial laziness. You failed to acknowledge that President Barack Obama made numerous attempts to reach across the aisle, often proposing Republican-backed policies. The hard right Congress rebuked these efforts, instead stating from day one they wouldn't cooperate in rebuilding America in order to make him a one-term president. Apparently, the E-R editorial board didn't notice four years of partisan obstructionism, opining "that's part of our nation's checks and balances."

But that's not even the beginning of the E-R's editorial dishonesty. You state the middle class took a beating under the president's policies; that he raised taxes; and that the stimulus was the worst sort of "pork barrel" politics. For the record, the middle class lost an average 40 percent of their wealth in the Great Recession, an event caused by the former Republican administration's reckless fiscal policies. And yet you endorse a candidate who wants to return to these very fatal policies?

Finally, economists of all stripes believe the stimulus prevented a global economic meltdown. Many believe the biggest failure of the stimulus were additional tax cuts (on top of the Bush era tax cuts) and wasn't large enough to jump-start the economy after the systemic damage caused by recklessly deregulated financial institutions managed by "successful" CEOs like Mitt Romney.

It goes without saying the E-R has a right to its opinion. However, I expect more intellectual rigor in my local newspaper's political endorsements.

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