Rick Santorum

Watch: Rachel Maddow On Rick Santorum And His Own Man And Dog Encounter

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Rick Santorum, famous for his "man on dog" remarks about same-sex marriage, recently shared a story about a dog who peed on his leg during a campaign stop. Rachel Maddow wants Santorum to know that if he's trying to distance himself from that remark, he's doing a lousy job.

Said Maddow: "Mr. Santorum is trying to undo what started as his man-on-dog problem with a new stump speech about a man and a dog. And a warm sensation."

Watch the rest of Maddow's commentary about "frothy mix" and the "serious barrier" that his googled name presents to his very likely presidential campaign, AFTER THE JUMP.

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  1. i know i'm the only one on earth who feels this way, but Maddow is just far too smug for me. i find her unwatchable.

    Posted by: just an observer | May 29, 2011 8:47:52 PM


  2. I will vote for whomever challenges Obama. I really, really hope it is NOT Santorum.

    Posted by: Max | May 29, 2011 9:05:54 PM


  3. @MAX: If you vote for Rick Santorum, then you're nothing but a kapo.

    Posted by: peterparker | May 29, 2011 9:43:20 PM


  4. I love Rachel. This was brilliant.

    Posted by: jrcpoet | May 29, 2011 9:56:12 PM


  5. @Max: Why are you even reading news on a gay site? If you will "vote for whomever challenges Obama" then you must realize that you will be voting for some who is against GLBT rights. Perhaps you have not noticed, but among the leading Republican presidential contenders, there is not a single one who supports GLBT rights (and I do not count Fred Karger as he is not even registering a blip in the polls and will never be nominated). Regardless of how imperfect Obama's record on GLBT issues has been, it is light years beyond anything the Republican party will offer us in 2012 (and it's also beyond anything any previous president of either party ever offered us).

    Or maybe you're just a random troll. If that's the case, you should disregard what I typed above and just piss off.

    Posted by: RyanInSacto | May 29, 2011 10:56:05 PM


  6. @MAX: Yeah, go vote for whoever challenges Obama. Your politics and sense of judgment are as pathetic as your grammar.

    Posted by: Ray | May 29, 2011 11:17:44 PM


  7. It's true that R. Maddow is as smug as it is possible to be, and often. However everyone gets to have a few faults. She is a most gifted observer, reporter and champion of GLBT rights.

    Posted by: Bear | May 30, 2011 2:29:15 AM


  8. I love Rachel's smugness!

    Posted by: NY2.0 | May 30, 2011 2:38:44 AM


  9. Good point NY2.

    Posted by: Bear | May 30, 2011 2:44:44 AM


  10. rachel fights for us brilliantly

    Posted by: andnowwhat | May 30, 2011 3:38:35 AM


  11. TY Queen Maddow keep it up put the BIGOT party in there place as raving lunatics

    Posted by: curtis | May 30, 2011 3:43:31 AM


  12. I LOVE ME SOME RACHEL!!

    Posted by: ACe | May 30, 2011 4:43:56 AM


  13. I loves me some Rachel! And she is nowhere near as smug as most Rethuglicans are about how they can save us from ourselves.

    Posted by: Goodcarver | May 30, 2011 7:46:00 AM


  14. @goodcarver

    Well said! Smug is in the eye of the troll.

    Posted by: silas | May 30, 2011 8:00:53 AM


  15. Ray, one of the many reasons I will vote for anyone but Obama is just to piss off nasty, smug elitists like you.

    Posted by: Max | May 30, 2011 9:49:48 AM


  16. Ah yes, the old "elitist" charge. Does anyone even know WTF that means? It's really bizarre that people from the party which has done far more to protect the true financial elite from a tiny tax increase, the most to create and protect corporate monopolies, and the most to prevent oversight of those corporations have the gall to toss the word "elitist" around about ANYONE.

    It's pretty much a clear sign the commenter has bought Faux News' BS hook, line, and sinker. They think they're standing up for "the common man," that they're populists, when really they're doing nothing but empowering the true elites in this country beyond their wildest dreams. Using wedge issues and resentment, the Republicans have cast education and expertise as "elitism" and convinced much of the middle class to vote against their own interests. They exploit resentment against gays, blacks, feminists, immigrants (both legal and illegal), welfare recipients, and those awful, snooty "elites" so people will shoot themselves in the foot so long as "those people" don't "get anything." Populists For Robber Barons. The mind boggles.

    But on to Maddow. I like her. A lot. She's excellent at explaining the connections between groups and the larger picture of what they're up to, the Koch brothers and the Tea Party for example. But stuff like this clip make me see why some people don't like her. It might have made a cute minute-long bit but stretching it out like it's The Greatest Story Ever Told only makes it seem petty, and yes, smug. Just IMO of course, but I much prefer Rachel when she's being 'wonky' instead of mocking.

    Posted by: Codswallop | May 30, 2011 10:48:47 AM


  17. Ms Maddow presents evidence that neither Santorum nor anyone in his campaign has the intelligence, discretion or savvy to be president. The right-wing elitists surely don't want a candidate who keeps stepping in steamy piles of doggy dew with no idea of how to clean his shoe.

    Posted by: Chuck Mielke | May 30, 2011 11:10:56 AM


  18. Just an observer when you become a Rhodes scholar like Maddow than you to can be smug, till then :-P

    Max, elitist? You do understand that repub policies only work for the top 1%. Till your a multi multi millionaire then and or you are the issuer of your paycheck you are in wage slavery to the elites served by the modern repub party. The repub party of your father is long dead

    Posted by: Mstrozfckslv | May 30, 2011 11:13:34 AM


  19. President Obama is the most pro-gay President ever. He signed the first federal gay rights bill (the hate crimes bill).

    The updated hate crimes bill was the first federal law that gave protections to gays. That was huge and historical.

    He issued a directive banning hospitals from discriminating against gay couples in respect to hospital visitations rights (being a directive and not a law by congress a Republican president could and most likely would reverse it).

    He signed the repeal of DADT. They are working to repeal the law that discriminated against gay troops.

    He has refused to defend DOMA.

    What more do people want from him? He is already going in the history books in regards to advancing gay rights.

    Posted by: Josh | May 30, 2011 11:26:34 AM


  20. Codswallop's is right about Rachael. Being smug is a shortcoming, proof that even a Rhode's Scholar is out of line to be prideful and overbearing. She can be a smartass which can also be fun for an audience. Again, however, these are not disastrous shortcomings. Carrying on about a pismire like Santorum is akin to using a canon to weed a garden.

    Posted by: Bear | May 30, 2011 11:41:32 AM


  21. LGBT equality marches forward whether we have an idiot Republican or an elitist Democrat in the White House.

    Oh, and Rachel Maddow has a small credibility problem: http://www.queerty.com/rachel-maddow-punkd-by-hilarious-fake-website-20110201/

    Other than that, she's still (by far) the best pundit on cable news.

    Posted by: Max | May 30, 2011 11:42:13 AM


  22. I don't think someone who objects to the smug style of the Rachel Maddow show is a troll. I find her perfectly charming in interviews. I don't like this style on FOXnews shows, and I don't like it even if I agree with (and generally like) the person utilizing it.

    Posted by: Kakapo | May 30, 2011 12:52:51 PM


  23. max

    google is your friend

    Maddow apologized for her mistake and has stated multiple times since then that she will always apologize when wrong

    That isn't smug, that is down right humble in a world where so few admit their mistakes

    Posted by: Mstrozfckslv | May 30, 2011 1:37:38 PM


  24. Mstrozfcklv, I didn't call Rachel smug, I called her "the best pundit on cable news." I called Ray smug for his ad hominem grammar attack.

    And I know all about the shortcomings of Republicans. I'm voting for them - at the top of ticket only - because I can't stand Obama.

    Posted by: Max | May 30, 2011 1:58:09 PM


  25. I find Santorum a disgusting excuse for a human being. Hopefully god will call this piece of human debris, home soon.

    Posted by: Kevin Thor | May 30, 2011 2:16:13 PM


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