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Republicans Repudiate Reality! Really!

I don’t watch Rachel Maddow (or much TV of any kind) on a regular basis, but sometimes I really enjoy the things she talks about. Plus I really like her guest, Ezra Klein. This segment is hilarious. It documents recent complete about-faces performed by Republican politicians. Yes, they really perform impossible flip-flops, sometimes in real time!

Watch House Speaker John Boehner say he supports background checks for all gun buyers, and then moments later change his mind, all on camera! See Ohio Governor John Kasich declare loudly he supports civil unions, and then clarify that he actually opposes them. And the biggest example, Rand Paul introducing legislation that would outlaw abortions without exception (no chance for a misstatement here!) and then turn around and say that there would be “thousands of exceptions” and that it should be a private conversation between a woman and her doctor. My head is still spinning!

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  1. Richard wrote:

    The entire segment was great but the Ezra Klein back and forth at the end was incredible. Wow.

    Friday, March 22, 2013 at 5:20 am | Permalink
  2. hieronymus wrote:

    more proof that these idiots are just puppets for the special interest groups. Why don’t they just go all the way and get an earpiece?

    Friday, March 22, 2013 at 5:34 am | Permalink
  3. il-08 wrote:

    Burger King Politics, you can all “have it your way!”

    Friday, March 22, 2013 at 7:44 am | Permalink
  4. Don wrote:

    I tracked over to MSNBC and watched the segment there (bigger screen for older eyes). I certainly agree with the comments above. What one gets, though, when watching Maddow on the MSNBC stream is multiple segments of her show and I strongly encourage each of you to watch the segment following the one IK links to. This discussion of Obama and Israel is further illumination of the serious warping of the news done by Fox – the public affairs arm of the Republican Party.

    Friday, March 22, 2013 at 12:00 pm | Permalink
  5. Mark from Maryland wrote:

    What if this is a conscious strategy on the GOP part? That is, they know that the people who support them are only going to watch FoxNews and listen to Rush Limbaugh, and that these information providers will likely ignore the bits that contradict the “approved message”? Rachel Maddow gave an example of this choice herself in the same piece with how Fox diverged from CNN and MSNBC in how they chose to cover Obama’s visit and ignore his medal ceremony?

    Friday, March 22, 2013 at 1:01 pm | Permalink
  6. Iron Knee wrote:

    Don and Mark, I almost also included the following segment, about the coverage of Obama in Israel, but I figured that this one video was too long as it is. But I highly recommend that people watch that segment too.

    I hate to be appearing to defend Fox News, but I think to a certain extent all news outlets tend to have a “story” and tend to only report things that fit with that story. We see it more on Fox because we disagree with their story, but it happens in all popular media (even my blog).

    Friday, March 22, 2013 at 2:07 pm | Permalink
  7. Anonymous wrote:

    I suspect what MFM says is true. I know people who discount whatever you say if it doesn’t agree with what they know from Fox.

    Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 9:14 am | Permalink
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