Sunday, April 29, 2012
My Namesake on Meet the Press
My namesake Hillary Rosen and Rachel Maddow were on Meet the Press this morning. Both are blessings to progressives everywhere. Rachel in particular was her usual perfect defending our cause against two Republican heavy weights, Vice Chair of the House Republican Conference Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), and Republican strategist Alex Castellanos.
Rachel was wonderful, passionate and absolutely 100% correct. I thought she and Hillary Rosen knocked it out of the park and the Republicans on their behinds. I was particularly thrilled Rosen had the opportunity to better explain her views which were originally, I believe, misinterpreted. She was NOT against Ann Romney or stay-at-home mothers. Who could be? BUT those in the 1% cannot in ANY way be compared to those in the 99%. How middle class mothers and poor mothers juggle a job and children is infinitely different. Ann Romney probably has NO idea what a head of lettuce or even a gallon of gasoline costs. Why should she? She doesn't HAVE to. Her husband’s Republican policy reflects just that point when he wants to take away the earned income tax credit but cut taxes for the top 1%. Fairness is not in the Republican vocabulary.
Rachel is right when she said state legislatures that turned Republican in the 2010 election catastrophe show EXACTLY what happens when Republicans rule -- high unemployment, the emasculation of unions, no health care and no jobs. Who are Republicans kidding?
Republicans indicting Democrats as the dividers is a joke. Republicans are the ones who will NOT compromise, Republicans are the ones who are virulently anti choice, anti birth control and thereby anti women. Republicans are the ones to introduce religious beliefs which should be separate and apart from the big government Republicans CLAIM they loathe so much. I don't say it, Rachel doesn't say it, Hillary doesn't say it but the CONSTITUTION says it and Republicans are blind to that too.
Rarely does Rachel Maddow say anything in error and if does she apologizes and corrects it immediately. That is infinitely more than Republicans do unless their arm is twisted into an unnatural position!
My channel in the evening is stuck on MSNBC!
If you are interested in Meet the Press and did not see it Sunday, April 29 I link it below.