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On Maddow, Rachel Maddow tells the truth about Ferguson Police Department’s racial profiling and how it played a role in the shooting of Mike Brown and the subsequent riots.

From the 08.12.2014 edition of MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show:

During the Tuesday night broadcast of The Rachel Maddow Show, host Rachel Maddow ended the show by discussing Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant and his recent comments regarding his state’s high uninsured rate. A recent survey revealed that Mississippi is the only state to have seen its uninsured rate increase since the full implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Overall, the country has seen a significant decrease in the number of uninsured people. However, Mississippi’s uninsured rate has climbed to 21.46%. Only Texas currently has a higher uninsured rate than Mississippi.

When presented with these results, Bryant decided that President Barack Obama and the ACA were to blame.

“If statistics show that the ill-conceived and so-called Affordable Care Act is resulting in higher rates of uninsured people in Mississippi, I’d say that’s yet another example of a broken promise from Barack Obama.”

Maddow highlighted Bryant’s refusal to work with any of the provisions of the ACA that would have helped bring health coverage to more Mississippians. The governor refused to assist in creating a state exchange even though his own state’s health commissioner, a Republican, had a well-designed exchange ready to be put in place. Due to Bryant’s intransigence, the HHS and other federal agencies were unable to work with the state exchange, and only two health insurance companies were willing to be placed on it. The governor also refused to expand Medicaid, which would have provided coverage to over 300,000 residents of his state. Instead, Bryant said that people have free coverage — the emergency room.

Rachel decided to use a visual metaphor to illustrate the effects of Bryant’s obstruction when it comes to Obamacare. The host brought out a model of a Lamborghini. The remote control car worked perfectly and she was able to drive it around the studio. After driving it around, she bashed it several times with a hammer. After causing severe damage to the car, she tried to drive it around again. Of course, it went nowhere. In mock outrage, Maddow kicked the car, called it a piece of junk and said nobody should get this car because it doesn’t work.

Below is video of the segment, courtesy of MSNBC:

In a short four-minute segment, Rachel Maddow destroyed Bryant’s declaration that the ACA is to blame for Mississippi’s high uninsured rate. The fact remains that red state Republican governors like Bryant and Texas’ Rick Perry have done everything in their power to ensure that the health care law is a failure in their state. However, when presented with the aftereffects of their obstruction, they turn tail and blame Obama or Democrats for the negative impact of their actions. Republicans take a jackhammer to Obamacare in their states and then call it a piece of junk when it doesn’t work as promised.

h/t: Justin Baragona at PoliticusUSA

Rachel Maddow: Oregon’s GOP chair wants your urine in the mail, twice a year (via Raw Story )

Rachel Maddow seemed to be both amused and weirded out on Thursday when she confirmed that the head of Oregon’s Republican Party, Art Robinson, is soliciting people’s urine for a scientific experiment. “The need for pee is urgent,” Maddow said…



 
Maddow rips reporter-threatening Republican Rep. Michael Grimm (via Raw Story )

On Friday night, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow examined the curious case of Republican Rep. Michael Grimm (NY), who is reportedly about to face a federal grand jury indictment and who notoriously threatened a reporter on camera. On Friday, sources familiar…



 

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Rachel Maddow Savages Bill Kristol, Ignores Liberal Blogs That Have Written About Him For Years

I don’t want to take away from the fact that I’m really happy to see someone in our corporate media point out that Bloody Bill Kristol should not have a platform where he’s allowed to push for more military interventions, to fearmonger and to lie about U.S. foreign policy (or any other subject he’s asked about for that matter), to the point where, as our brother Charlie Pierce pointed out this week, he deserves to be shunned, and certainly does not deserve a platform on any of our so-called “news” networks — I was disappointed to see MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow ignore the fact the the criticism she gave of Bill Kristol for always being wrong about everything, has been written about and read more

Rachel Maddow: Michigan is ‘way more insane than anyone nationally gives them credit for’ (via Raw Story )

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow weighed in on Michigan’s “rape insurance” law on Wednesday, one night before it takes effect, saying it is just one example of state lawmakers’ anti-woman stance. “Michigan, you are amazing,” Maddow said. “I continue…



 
Rachel Maddow: Federal probe of NC toxic polluter could be bad news for Gov. McCrory (via Raw Story )

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said on Thursday that a burgeoning federal investigation could spell trouble for not only the North Carolina company behind an 82,000-ton toxic spill, but also for former employee Gov. Pat McCrory (R). Maddow pointed out that…

Rachel Maddow: Michael Grimm the latest in ‘disgusting cesspool’ of corrupt NY lawmakers (via Raw Story )

Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) may be famous in the wake of his belligerence toward a reporter, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said Wednesday night, but he’s only the latest in a parade of New York state lawmakers making lurid headlines. “When it comes to…

Rachel Maddow: Why has Chris Christie’s Port Authority chief kept quiet on bridge closures? (via Raw Story )

The silence from New York and New Jersey Port Authority chair David Samson — a key political ally of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) — regarding the lane closures on the George Washington Bridge last year is suspicious given his history, MSNBC…



 

Rachel Maddow explains how a potential big ruling by SCOTUS on birth control and contraception could have drastic consequences. 

From the 11.26.2013 edition of MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show:

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Duck Dynasty's role in the LA-05 GOP v. GOP runoff gets discussed on tonight's Maddow

From the 11.18.2013 edition of MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show:

(via Crooks and Liars: Rachel Maddow: ‘Elect Republicans and They Will Burn the Place Down’)

Rachel Maddow had a little reminder for her audience this Monday about the fact that these TeaBirchers in the Republicans party have been threatening, and gleeful about the possibility of a government shutdown for a very long time now.

We’ve had no major legislative accomplishments since they took over the House. They’ve been threatening to shut down the government since they were put in charge of the House, and this week, they finally made good on that promise.

And as Maddow discussed here, this tactic is nothing new, and it’s not about the Affordable Care Act. That’s just their latest excuse to burn the place down.

NOTE TO TED CRUZ: Jesse Helms is a terrible role model, and so are you.

Maddow smacks down Cruz for invoking vicious racist Sen. Jesse Helms (via Raw Story )

Thursday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s assertion that what the U.S. Senate needs is 100 more people like former North Carolina Sen. Jesse Helms, the arch-conservative race-baiting homophobe…


 

Cheers to 5 years of The Rachel Maddow Show being on MSNBC, and to many more.