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:
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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