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Don't Trust Government? Maddow Guest Blames . . . Mr. T!
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 03/31/2011 4:16:25 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

Are you one of them small-gubmint conservative weirdos? A critter who cringes when someone tells you they're from the government and there to help you? Well, answer this: are you, or have you ever been . . . a fan of The A-Team?

Because, yes: one of Rachel Maddow's guests has, with a straight face, advanced the argument that Mr. T and company were complicit in undermining Americans' belief in the benign powers of government. David Sirota made an appearance with Maddow on her MSNBC show this evening to promote his book that advances the A-List-as-enemy-of-government-love theory.

View video here.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: beans4america; biggovernment; davidsirota; jimmyqaeda2; mrt; rachelmaddow; ribs4moochelle; victory911mosque

1 posted on 03/31/2011 4:16:30 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Rachel Maddow guest claims Mr. T undermined our trust in government. A-List ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 03/31/2011 4:18:17 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I pity that dyke...


3 posted on 03/31/2011 4:18:46 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Whoops: that should have been “A-Team” ping, not A-List!


4 posted on 03/31/2011 4:19:23 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Rachel doesn’t like black people.


5 posted on 03/31/2011 4:24:37 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Democrats- Forgetting 9/11 since 9/12/01)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

For a show with a lot of bullets flying around, no one ever got killed. It must have been a government conspiracy....


6 posted on 03/31/2011 4:25:51 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Hey. Leave the A-Team alone!


7 posted on 03/31/2011 4:29:05 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (Obama Sucks)
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To: MuttTheHoople

Ah PIT-y da racist!


8 posted on 03/31/2011 4:45:31 AM PDT by Humble Servant
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
That you can't rely on the government. You have to rely on outsiders, you have to rely on the Blackwaters, the Halliburtons, to solve our society's problems.

Wow! a Halliburton reference! In all the "blame Bush" rhetoric coming from the left I havent heard a Halliburton reference in a while. I was beginning to miss them.
9 posted on 03/31/2011 4:52:49 AM PDT by The_Sword_of_Groo (<=== Proudly resides in occupied Georgia)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

There’s an A-Team ping list??????? If so, I MUST be on it! I found 100 episodes on Netflix over the weekend and much to my wife’s chagrin I’ve been watching them at every opportunity since then!


10 posted on 03/31/2011 4:54:10 AM PDT by stefanbatory (Insert witty tagline here)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
"...Mr. T and company were complicit in undermining Americans' belief in the benign powers of government."

All I can say is... "I love it when a plan comes together!"

11 posted on 03/31/2011 4:55:05 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden
For a show with a lot of bullets flying around, no one ever got killed. It must have been a government conspiracy....

Not to mention the special grenades which only seem to catapult the bad guys through the air instead of having any real fragmentation or blast effects.

12 posted on 03/31/2011 5:05:22 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! Tea Party extremism is a badge of honor.)
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To: The_Sword_of_Groo

But, but, but, obama took a Haliburton executive with him to Brazil. Is it the same Haliburton?


13 posted on 03/31/2011 5:16:20 AM PDT by griswold3 (Character is destiny)
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To: KarlInOhio
"Not to mention the special grenades which only seem to catapult the bad guys through the air instead of having any real fragmentation or blast effects."

Would it not have been so much better if instead of catapulting bad guys through the air, they just catapulted a bad guys arm or leg through the air. With a bloody tendon hanging on the end every now and again..
14 posted on 03/31/2011 5:17:41 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

15 posted on 03/31/2011 5:37:12 AM PDT by JRios1968 (Laz would hit it!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I thought it was the Woodstock generation that undermined our faith in the government. But, oops, a lot of them are now in the government.


16 posted on 03/31/2011 5:49:18 AM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

I blame it on Gilligan’s Island.

The thought of being marooned on a tropical island with MaryAnn and Ginger zapped the will of ordinary men to continue on with their dreary lives.

Just wondering, how come neither of them ever got pregnant?

Proffessor too busy tinkering?
Captain from the ole British school of sailing?

Thurston didn’t have a steady supply of his ED medicine?

Gilligan, nuff said.


17 posted on 03/31/2011 5:54:58 AM PDT by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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To: JRios1968

Hey Foo!!


18 posted on 03/31/2011 6:02:40 AM PDT by MNnice
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Hey Maddow Don’t forget The Dukes of Hazard, that show taught me that all public officials are overweight, well dressed southerners who constantly are working on crooked, yet harebrained and zany schemes to steal family farms. Also, if law enforcement is pursuing me, and I manage to evade capture, preferably by jumping my car over some well placed road construction then, under the “Southern Gentleman’s Amendment” to the constitution, all pending charges must be dropped and law enforcement can not arrest me at any time in the future for the offense I was being pursued for, this also applies to breaking out of jail or tricking a dimwitted arresting officer. Also, if I am ever captured and convicted of a crime, I lose my rights to own a gun, yet the law guarantees even convicted felons the right to use high explosives attached to arrows.


19 posted on 03/31/2011 6:09:52 AM PDT by apillar
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To: MNnice

I don’t got no time for jibba-jabba, foo


20 posted on 03/31/2011 6:17:14 AM PDT by JRios1968 (Laz would hit it!)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden
I remember seeing Mr T. braze a chrome rim to a chrome bumper and run it through a barricade with it still on. He had skills.
21 posted on 03/31/2011 6:19:55 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (Memo to Mitt Romney, just go away.........)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
It was the cereal - I swear.


23 posted on 03/31/2011 7:05:07 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (A communist is just a liberal in a hurry)
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To: stefanbatory

and I bet nobody died in any of the episodes ?


24 posted on 03/31/2011 7:09:44 AM PDT by stylin19a
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Better to blame Conservative and patriot Dwight Schultz than the TV show. The guy is great!

“It rolls off my back. Ridicule doesn’t mean anything - even from people you’re supposed to wear knee pads around, like the scientific community.”

http://www.dwightschultzfansite.nl/


25 posted on 03/31/2011 7:21:39 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: stylin19a

Last night I watched the one where Face marries the heiress so her scum fiancee couldn’t. It turned out that he had killed her father and her father had taped the murder on a secret tape recorder under his desk. But no, nobody died on screen...

BTW, did you know that there was a different person playing Face in the two hour premier episode?


26 posted on 03/31/2011 7:23:45 AM PDT by stefanbatory (Insert witty tagline here)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

(Ten years ago / In 1972), a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn’t commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire... The A-Team.


28 posted on 03/31/2011 10:32:17 AM PDT by xp38
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

and here I thought I’d made the A-list. Shot down again :(


29 posted on 03/31/2011 2:57:19 PM PDT by EDINVA
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