Skip to main content

Last night, Rachel summed up every single thing we've been working for, what the reality of the election results mean, and what that reality means to the Right/GOP as they are faced with the utter failure of their tattered policies and battered beliefs.

Republicans, take notice: You have been weighed, you have been measured, and you have been found wanting.

You get no more fake 'facts'. No more biased fairytale narratives. No more expectation that money trumps humanity. No more marginalizing the people in favor of big corporate thuggery in controlling elections. The reality: A big shiny mirror was held up to the Republican Party and their Teabagger masters, and lo and behold! their emperor, their chosen standard barer, was displayed in all his nakedness and deceit and craven inadequacies, and I can't think of anyone who deserves it more. He earned it. They earned it. They worked hard for it., and now they own it. They refused to face reality, and it has left them shattered.

Shellacked, shocked, stunned, staggered; the Right has a lot of work to do to claw their way back to relevance.

We won. America won.  Reality won. Truth won. Decency won. Democracy won. And it feels soooo good!

Nail, meet hammer:

Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Adapted text below the inscrutable orange squiggle.

A text of her statements, for those with low bandwidth or video issues, from The Maddow Blog on MSNBC:

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 didn't 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.


Adapted from The Rachel Maddow Show 11/7

Originally posted to Lisa Lockwood on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 06:43 AM PST.

Also republished by The Rebel Alliance.

Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags


More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

  •  One of the best things Keith Olberman did (13+ / 0-)

    was to give Rachel Maddow a place at MSNBC. She rocks it!

    "When the powerless are shut out of the media, we will make the media irrelevant" ~♥~ Anonymous ~♥~

    by Lisa Lockwood on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 06:43:24 AM PST

  •  Ah, but see, the Tea Party didn't lose! (6+ / 0-)

    Because Rmoney was sufficiently "Centrist" enough that they can pretend that their mistake was not being crazy enough.

    I have a feeling the right wing is going to get a hell of a lot more ugly and desperate before dying off...

    I don't blame Christians. I blame Stupid. Which sadly is a much more popular religion these days.

    by detroitmechworks on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 06:52:23 AM PST

    •  After the shock wears off, (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:

      and they have a chance to regroup, they'll be back. But the people have taken a good hard look at what is pulling the levers behind the curtain, and (hopefully) it's going to be harder to fool 'em next time.

      "When the powerless are shut out of the media, we will make the media irrelevant" ~♥~ Anonymous ~♥~

      by Lisa Lockwood on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 06:55:34 AM PST

      [ Parent ]

    •  Yeah, there are a number of conservatives (3+ / 0-)

      who are forcefully saying this, among them Richard Viguerie.  Others, however, see the writing on the wall, that Republicans can no longer count on winning elections by appealing solely to white voters.  If they are to survive and remain relevant in national politics, they have to diversify their electorate, and they can't do that without dropping much of their hate rhetoric.  On the other hand, dropping the hate rhetoric will potentially lose them the white racist vote.  Oh well.  Sucks to be them.

      -5.13,-5.64; If you gave [Jerry Falwell] an enema, you could bury him in a matchbox. -- Christopher Hitchens

      by gizmo59 on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 07:17:34 AM PST

      [ Parent ]

  •  FUX NEWS is not talking about the election (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Lisa Lockwood, rovertheoctopus

    Still fixated on bengahzi

  •  Does anyone have this? (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Lisa Lockwood

    On the eve of the election, Rachel did a fantastic piece on Obama's accomplishments over the last four years and what was at stake in the election.  It was fantasic!!

    Can someone locate and post this??

  •  I had seen the list of conspiracy theories (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Lisa Lockwood, rovertheoctopus

    debunked, but it was the whole segment that was awe-inspiring.  What's wonderful, aside from her intelligence, her clarity of speech and her unflagging energy, is the way things have changed in the country.  During the Bush years, Democrats were terrified to piss off the GOP.  They lacked the courage to defend their beliefs, and shrunk even from the word "liberal" as if it were tainted.  They ceded the whole intellectual debate to the right out of fear.  That is over now, and this takedown by Rachel is an example of it.  It's time for people like Thomas Friedman and David Brooks and even the weenies at NPR to take notice.  We're back.

    "My dear friends, your vote is precious, almost sacred. It is the most powerful nonviolent tool we have to create a more perfect union." ---Representative John Lewis

    by SottoVoce on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 07:09:11 AM PST

  •  She said everything that needed to be said (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Lisa Lockwood

    Second time I have heard her in this segment, and it just makes more and more sense. This whole exercise has single-handedly rejected the Republicans' entire way of dealing with facts. From climate change to conspiracies about Obama's birth and faith to evolution and onward, and oh how ever onward. They came to the table with "their facts", nursing and fostering their detached fantasies about the way of the world, and they dwelt in that world for years until it just exploded all in their face.

    Nope. NOAA is not making up numbers on the temperature anomalies of the world.

    Nope. The Department of Labor is a nonpartisan agency releasing surveyed numbers of households and businesses, to tell us where we stand in the economy.

    Nope. The polls didn't lie. And you lost by the same margins by which you expected to win!

    I'm just glad the facts hit them first. They needed this moment. We needed this moment. If the GOP tamps down its intransigence and extremism, the whole world may have a chance. If not, then goodbye GOP, permanently. Hasta la vista!

    "Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell." ~Edward Abbey ////\\\\ "To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in a land of dollars is the very bottom of hardships." ~W.E.B. DuBois

    by rovertheoctopus on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 07:32:54 AM PST

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site