I watched “Meet the Press” last Sunday and was so happy to see Rachel Maddow on the round table. I usually don’t watch. I miss Tim Russert and I’m sick of the same old bla bla bla. When I saw Rachel was on I wanted to watch. She is the most intelligent and knowledgeable of all the radio hosts I listen to (or used to listen to. Talking a break from excessive talk radio). She’s rational and calm. Always the most rational person in a room full of white men who usually disagree with her.
She was sitting nest to Dick Armey. Let’s pretend I had the sound off. Maybe I did because I was on the phone. Anyhow, body language showed that Mr. Armey was very humored that a little lady thinks she can debate and have a discussion with the big boys. She’d be a pretty little gal if she wore some purdy make-up and put on a frilly dress. Every time she spoke—he snickered. Men can be so intimidated by smart woman. Especially a woman who has absolutely no use for his penis.
FROM HUFFINGTON POST:
Rachel Maddow appeared on “Meet the Press” for the first time on Sunday, August 16th. On a panel with former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.), former House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-Texas), and Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), the MSNBC host more than held her own.
When Armey said he took no responsibility “whatsoever” for the virulent protests against President Obama and compared it to MoveOn.org running an ad comparing President Bush to Hitler, Maddow pointed out that that never actually happened. Later she elaborated, pointing out that major conservative groups had speakers going around the country comparing Obama to Hitler, Pol Pot and Stalin and asking supporters to put the fear of God in their congresspeople. When Armey said that he denounced violence, Maddow pointed out that his organization, FreedomWorks, was in a coalition whose website was promoting the violent fight at a Tampa town hall as a good thing.
Maddow also questioned President Obama for not getting more personally involved in the legislation while Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) is letting Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee have an equal say even though a huge Democratic majority was voted in in November.