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Maddow marvels that Republicans don’t really know why they shut down the government

On Friday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow marveled at the fact that the Republicans who shut down the government don’t really even seem to know what they did it for. As hundreds of thousands of federal employees go without work and without pay, as hundreds…

Maddow: A history of Republican’s ‘cry-baby hurting the country as part of a tantrum’ narrative

On tonight’s Rachel Maddow Show, the MSNBC host mocked Republicans who respond to policy disputes by complaining that their feelings are hurt. She began by discussing the last government shutdown, in 1995, which was orchestrated by Newt Gingrinch, who apparently had had his feelings hurt when he’d been asked to…

Rachel Maddow mocks Republicans: Nobody learned anything from Eastwood’s empty chair speech

It took MSNBC host Rachel Maddow just over 90 seconds to poke a hole in the latest Republican photo opportunity, as she highlighted the fact that they have blocked repeated efforts to negotiate with Democrats beforehand. Displaying a picture of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) and seven GOP colleagues…

Rachel Maddow blasts GOP intransigence: ‘Elect Republicans and they will burn the place down’

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow outlined the Republican path toward grinding the government to a halt on Monday night, pointing out that on multiple occasions over the past few years, GOP lawmakers and candidates swore they would do just that. “There is nothing about the last few weeks of political back-and-forth…

Maddow: House Republicans are ‘a classical array of stunned and mystified’

On Friday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow said that the entire country is amazed and appalled at what the Republicans in Washington are doing. The looming government shutdown, she said, wouldn’t be half as scary if it weren’t so clear that the Republicans have no…

Maddow compares Republicans to unruly teenagers driving U.S. ‘toward the nearest cliff’

To illustrate Republican obstinacy over keeping the U.S. economy on track, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow compared them on Thursday to a nightmarish teenager threatening a parent right after being trusted to drive the family car. “Your kid says ‘sweet,’” Maddow explained. “And you switch places, your kid grabs the wheel…

Maddow: Republicans like ‘a bag of blindfolded, hungry weasels’ on angel dust

On Monday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow and guest Nicole Wallace took a look at the spreading disaster that is the Republican Party’s battle with itself over Obamacare. Maddow opined that the GOP is going at each other like a “bag of blindfolded, hungry weasels”…

Maddow: Obamacare is turning into the GOP’s Waterloo and it’s awesome

On Thursday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow relished the current disarray among D.C. Republicans over the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare.” Maddow prefaced the segment with the same warning that runs before MSNBC’s popular prison shows: “Due to mature subject…

Maddow mocks GOP’s rightward drift and wonders what year they think it is

Wednesday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow took a hard look at Republicans who are being driven further and further to the right as they alienate moderate conservatives and dip in the polls. State politicians like Virginia’s Attorney General and gubernatorial hopeful Ken Cuccinelli (R) and former…

Maddow: Mass shootings are ‘part of how we live’ now

On Monday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed the fact that mass shootings are becoming more and more common in the U.S. over the last several years. She laid out a timeline of shooting incidents where more than 12 people were killed and showed that…

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