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Rachel Maddow is Astonished by Virginia's Sodomy-Obsessed GOP Gubernatorial Ticket: VIDEO


Rachel Maddow takes a look at the sodomy-obsessed, anti-gay, socially conservative Republican gubernatorial ticket of Ken Cuccinelli and EW Jackson in Virginia. Also on the Virginia GOP's obsession list: voodoo and Satanism.

"This really is what the Republican Party is like right now...Virginia will be the first statewide election we've had since the presidential election and THIS is who the Republican party has put together as their best face in that state. And it's not just Virginia..."


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  1. If only she was half as outraged about our privacy violations. But no, that's anti-Obama administration, and goes against her channel's policy.

    Posted by: Jeff | Jun 14, 2013 11:57:31 AM

  2. jeff you do know the documents revealed show prism ONLY dealt with non americans

    IT profesionals are pointing out how snowden has said a lot of impossible BS

    greenwald's own paper is debunking Greenwald now = much of what greenwald "reported" was untrue and cherry picked to promote greenwalds uber libertarian vis a vis "privacy" agenda

    and snowden has supposedly revealed a ton of secure info to china

    the snowden greenwald libertarian fanbois need to shh for a while because it looks like you will end up with egg on your collective faces if you don't

    Posted by: Moz's | Jun 14, 2013 12:05:35 PM

  3. News update: Jeff is a tool. Maybe she could report about that.

    Posted by: Brian | Jun 14, 2013 12:10:57 PM

  4. "Jeff" is obviously Jeb Bush. Please.

    Posted by: Geoff | Jun 14, 2013 12:50:03 PM

  5. But Rachel, shouldn't we also warn the GOP candidates about the dangers of witchcraft ?
    It was only last night that I saw two of them on broomsticks flying irresponsibly.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Jun 14, 2013 12:54:03 PM

  6. Yes, In Virginia we have the democrats and then we have the psychos. Sadly the psychos are in charge now. Hopefully this will change in Nov.

    Posted by: Peter | Jun 14, 2013 12:57:31 PM

  7. I don't know whether to laugh or cry. I'm laughing because the Repubs have created their own black hole and it's sucking them in. That these politicians can be so dense and still have power…well, come on Virginians, get out and vote and change things, these guys aren't fit to fix your toilet.

    Come to think of it, if any of the people Rachel showed here had to get a real job, do you think that any HR person in their right mind wouldn't just immediately throw these "candidates' " resumes in the garbage? Or have them committed…

    Posted by: tinkerbelle | Jun 14, 2013 1:27:14 PM

  8. Preach it, Rachel!

    Posted by: Matt | Jun 14, 2013 1:42:15 PM

  9. WTF Virginia ??
    You just can't make this sh*t up.

    Deflection again. This segment of Rachael's show was about the astounding lunacy of GOP nominees in Virginia.
    Any comment about that?

    Posted by: JONES | Jun 14, 2013 1:50:15 PM

  10. Glenn Greenwald's a tool too.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Jun 14, 2013 1:50:21 PM

  11. Virginia, the State of Washington and Jefferson is now an addled fight-ring of ignorance and superstition, America's "burden" in the most classic sense of such a phrase. We have to bear with her to bring her along so that someday the State of Virginia will be as good as most of the other states. It's the slavery of minds to idiocy that must be bourne until it is eliminated. Good luck with that. So grateful to Rachael Maddow.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Jun 14, 2013 1:51:59 PM

  12. The Republican Party grows crazier by the day and has yet to hit bottom. I'm looking forward to the party's gutting in the 2014 elections and it's wipe-out in 2016. I think these loons are going the way of the old Whig party. I'm willing to bet that there won't even be a Republican Party after 2016. The religious nuts will form some kind of renegade ultra-nationalist, white racist-fascist party and the secular conservatives will cobble together a rump imitation-Tory party devoted mostly to worshipping the ghosts of Reagan and Thatcher while pining away for the halcyon days of the 1980s. Whatever happens, Republicans and normality have parted company--for good.

    Posted by: Jim | Jun 14, 2013 2:23:07 PM

  13. Is it really that surprising? The state that spit out both Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson, home to one of the largest southern baptist colleges in the world - Liberty University. Northern VA may be progressive but once you start traveling south on 95 or 81 its just as backwater as the rest of the south.

    Posted by: eyescintilla | Jun 14, 2013 2:23:31 PM

  14. In case anyone was wondering: I'm not against her going after the GOP guys like she did, not at all. Only pointing out that she's not doing it because she's "liberal" - if she were, she would've expressed an equal level of outrage--or even dedicated an equal amount of time--at what's been revealed in the news lately (many aspects of which have NOT been denied, despite the selective dissembling of certain points from people trying to discredit this guy)

    Posted by: Jeff | Jun 14, 2013 2:31:19 PM

  15. However, I will never criticize Fox News because that's me and my Klan's favorite network. I like pretending that the problems is liberals so that my parents don't beat me.

    Posted by: Jeff | Jun 14, 2013 2:34:24 PM

  16. After a weekend of huge revelations, Maddow returned Monday with this mealy-mouthed segment, the first 5 minutes of which was spent analyzing an only tangentially related attempt to recruit young hakers. All distractions from the important issues involved - "Probably nothing to worry about here, people, but isn't it all so interesting? Let's dissect it till you zone out":


    Posted by: Jeff | Jun 14, 2013 2:38:45 PM

  17. In reply to the fake troll using my name two posts above above, I DO think Fox News is far, far worse than MSNBC. I'm liberal. But everyone here knows it's worse, too, and everyone is pitted in an "us vs them" fight, so no one on the left criticizes MSNBC even when they deserve to be taken to task. See how that works?

    Posted by: Jeff | Jun 14, 2013 2:43:48 PM

  18. As an aside, MSNBC has been all over the privacy and NSA story. Rachel has done quite a bit on it - and if you think not, you're simply not paying attention. (Chris Hayes seems to have the most interest in that subject though, of the MSNBC show hosts.)

    Posted by: Zlick | Jun 14, 2013 2:50:32 PM

  19. I'm happy to be wrong about this, Zlick. I was mainly responding to the opening Monday segment I linked to, which was this boring parsing of info. (I also think MSNBC likes to hire nerds who are easier to keep in line, and fire even high-rated people like Donahue, or Cenk, who really threaten the status quo). We don't need "outrage", but we could use some more direct tackling of the main issues involved, which are far more important to everyone than one state's bad GOP lineup, and will have much more impact on us when the next gop prez is elected.

    The Maddow link above has a "Previously" menu - if there were harder-hitting segments I missed, please post the links.

    Posted by: Jeff | Jun 14, 2013 3:15:46 PM

  20. In all fairness, I'm also a little bit sodomy-obsessed too. Really, who isn't sodomy-obsessed?

    Posted by: Miguel R. | Jun 14, 2013 3:27:09 PM

  21. The Republican Party is like a roux made from rancid vegetables, being reduced in a slow-simmering pan, boiling down to the craziest, most extreme, foul-stenched elements. Anything moderate is being burned away, and the McDonalds, Jacksons, and Cuccinellis are all that's left.

    Posted by: Whoolia Shild | Jun 14, 2013 3:35:49 PM

  22. While this story gives us many things to consider, there is a basic problem. It is the problem of credible sources. Rachael Maddow is just a mirror image of Sean Hannity. Maddow = Hannity and Hannity = Maddow. They should be looked at as entertainers, not as reporters. I happen to live in Virginia, and I will investigate the positions of both party's candidates before casting my vote.

    Posted by: ernstroehm's ghost | Jun 14, 2013 4:49:37 PM

  23. Andy why aren't you doing as you said and getting rid of those who post under the names of others. You said you know who they are. So what's the problem?

    Posted by: UFFDA | Jun 14, 2013 5:40:09 PM

  24. @ Maddow = Hannity

    That statement goes a long way to explaining why Virginia is in the crapper.

    Not on the best day of Hannity's life can he come close to Rachael Maddow by anything that can be measured.

    Posted by: JONES | Jun 14, 2013 7:15:51 PM

  25. @ErnestRoehm's Ghost :
    You are kidding ?

    Hannity can't even do joined up writing.......and could not follow any argument of Rachel even with a Guide Dog.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Jun 14, 2013 8:35:47 PM

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