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GOP lawmaker SLAMS Rachel Maddow: ‘Stop being a cheerleader and be a journalist’ [VIDEO]
The Daily Caller ^ | 1-29-2014 | Brendan Bordelon

Posted on 01/29/2014 5:31:30 PM PST by smoothsailing

January 29, 2014

GOP lawmaker SLAMS Rachel Maddow: ‘Stop being a cheerleader and be a journalist’ [VIDEO]

Brendan Bordelon

Kansas Republican lawmaker Tim Huelskamp took MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow to task during a post-State of the Union interview on Benghazi secrecy, noting that if Maddow “would stop being a cheerleader and be a journalist, you’d recognize we’re not getting those answers.”

Huelskamp spoke with Maddow about an hour after President Barack Obama wrapped up his State of the Union address Tuesday night, with the MSNBC reporter taking the congressman to task for anti-Obama tweets she deemed offensive and inaccurate.

She zeroed in on one tweet, suggesting that President Obama was deliberately ignoring the ongoing Benghazi controversy, asking the lawmaker if he voted to cut State Department security at any point.

“Don’t forget, the fact of the matter is Hillary Clinton did not request security enhancements,” Huelskamp responded. “And we do believe that this administration let our troops down and let this diplomat down.

“We need more answers there,” he continued. “We need answers about a lot of things. This administration promised to be the most transparent in history, Rachel. And I think if you would stop being a cheerleader and be a journalist, you’d recognize we’re not getting those answers.”

Maddow, always eager to pounce on the slightest hint of Republican sexism, imaginary or not, was furious:

MADDOW: Did you just call me a cheerleader?

HUELSKAMP: Uh, I dunno. Maybe you have that history. I’m saying look at the facts –

MADDOW: No, wait, wait, wait. No, hold on, hold on, hold on. Did you –

HUELSKAMP: I’m saying–

MADDOW: Hold on!

HUELSKAMP: – you’re a cheerleader for the administration –

MADDOW: Ok, so I’m a cheerleader?

HUELSKAMP: – you’re not being a journalist when you’re not willing to look at the facts! If it was Bush you would be jumping and screaming –

MADDOW: You’re amazing.

HUELSKAMP: – but because it’s Hillary Clinton, you don’t want the answers, Rachel. Face the facts! We don’t know the answers there.

The two then got into a contentious debate over whether Obama’s promise to take executive action without Congress — along with unilateral changes already made to Obamacare — constitute “lawlessness,” with Maddow suggesting Huelskamp’s comment come from another universe.

“It’s the universe of reality, Rachel,” he retorted. “The universe of outside this Beltway. The president’s speech fell flat in the real world.”

VIDEO

[h/t RCP]


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 01/29/2014 5:31:30 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

MADDOW: Did you just call me a cheerleader?

HUELSKAMP: Uh, I dunno. I think I said “Carpet eater”.


2 posted on 01/29/2014 5:34:51 PM PST by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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To: smoothsailing

3 posted on 01/29/2014 5:35:22 PM PST by Diogenesis
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To: smoothsailing

What makes him think she/he/it is capable of being a journalist?


4 posted on 01/29/2014 5:35:57 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Fido969

LOL


5 posted on 01/29/2014 5:35:57 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: smoothsailing

I’ll be keeping an eye on this thread.


6 posted on 01/29/2014 5:37:39 PM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: smoothsailing

If the cheerleaders in my school were that ugly and dykey I would have dropped out.


7 posted on 01/29/2014 5:37:45 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: smoothsailing

the speech did far FAR worse then fall flat.

It begs description.

it was another obama got caught with his hand in the cookie jar pretense.

That anyone other than a George Soros.on one hand..or a Harvee Hoodrat on the other could still support this fantasy ridden jackass is utterly surreal!

all bogus bland sizzle...no steak


8 posted on 01/29/2014 5:38:04 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: smoothsailing
Rachel Madcow a journalist?

ROTFLMAO! Now that's funny.

9 posted on 01/29/2014 5:39:06 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: smoothsailing

Never heard of this guy but like his attitude here.
Tired of GOPers who like to “play nice” all the time with the MSM.


10 posted on 01/29/2014 5:39:42 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: smoothsailing

Hahah!!!

Aww!! Poor widdle Rachel got her panties in a knot because a mean old Republican called her what she is.

When she said “Wait, did you just call me a cheerleader” he should have replied...

“Aww... you’re angry. How cute is that?!?”


11 posted on 01/29/2014 5:40:24 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: smoothsailing

12 posted on 01/29/2014 5:41:18 PM PST by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: smoothsailing

Little by little the people in congress with courage are starting to emerge. It’s slow and there aren’t enough of them yet, but they will hopefully give courage to others.


13 posted on 01/29/2014 5:41:49 PM PST by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
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To: NFHale

“Aww!! Poor widdle Rachel got her panties in a knot”

I think Madcow is more of a boxer kind of guy.


14 posted on 01/29/2014 5:44:42 PM PST by Batman11 (Obama is not American.. he has no clue what it is to be American.)
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To: NFHale
"Aww... you’re angry. How cute is that?!?”

LOL! That would have been a hoot!

All in all though, I'll give him a good solid A+. I wish more Republicans would take it directly to these leftist news hacks the way he did.

15 posted on 01/29/2014 5:45:05 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Good for Huelskamp. We need more people willing to push back on these dishonest mediots.


16 posted on 01/29/2014 5:54:29 PM PST by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: pgyanke; Diogenesis; The Looking Spoon

17 posted on 01/29/2014 5:55:11 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Ugliest cheerleader ever!


18 posted on 01/29/2014 5:59:17 PM PST by bray (http://www.braylog.com/id47.html)
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To: Batman11; smoothsailing

If it were me, I’d have said this her:

“If you and the rest of your cheerleading gaggle would remove your Liplock from his Love Pork Chop and maybe actually report some of the crap he’s pulled, then the rest of the country would have some respect for you...”


19 posted on 01/29/2014 6:01:42 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: smoothsailing

e U.S. Representative for Kansas's 1st congressional district since 2011

On February 16, 2012, during a contentious three-hour House Budget Committee hearing with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, Huelskamp warned of the looming threat of an economic crisis similar to the one then taking place in Europe. Representative Huelskamp accused Geithner and the entire Obama administration of failing to correct the U.S.'s debt crisis, which he believed would lead the country down the same path. Secretary Geithner replied that Huelskamp had an “adolescent perspective on how to think about economic policy.”

20 posted on 01/29/2014 6:02:09 PM PST by kcvl
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To: smoothsailing

In a way she is being a sexist....

There are male cheerleaders... You know...


21 posted on 01/29/2014 6:03:31 PM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: smoothsailing

I thought for one brief moment he was going to go wobbly (as Iron Lady Maggie Thatcher put it), but he “firmed up” in the face of her PMS-induced fury.


22 posted on 01/29/2014 6:03:53 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: smoothsailing

HAHAHAHA


23 posted on 01/29/2014 6:04:08 PM PST by kanawa
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To: smoothsailing

We had a thread earlier this afternoon where a couple of bawling conservatives were wringing their hands that a Republican told a lying journalist to go to hell.

These GOPe wimps were crying like little girls that a patriot told a gestapo goon to F himself.

FR is getting interesting.


24 posted on 01/29/2014 6:04:17 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: Popman; smoothsailing

“...There are male cheerleaders... You know.....”

Yeah, they’re called “ballerinas”...


25 posted on 01/29/2014 6:05:21 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: smoothsailing

Ugh.
That’s the most that I’ve ever seen of that little boy Maddow.
I’m sure glad I’m already drinking.


26 posted on 01/29/2014 6:06:49 PM PST by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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To: sergeantdave

“...wringing their hands that a Republican told a lying journalist to go to hell....”

Was that Rep Grimm from up in NY? I thought he did an awesome job with the pinch-faced weaselboy... That little pr*ck looked like he was going to crap himself when Grimm walked back over to him.

Good for the Representative. Time to stop playing with these Pravda apparatchiks.


27 posted on 01/29/2014 6:07:51 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale

I caught that too, but he did recover quickly and even more strongly for the rest of the segment.


28 posted on 01/29/2014 6:13:41 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: sergeantdave; smoothsailing

Here it is:

This is how YouTube titled it:
Rep. Michael Grimm Physically Threatens NY1 Reporter
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbpxVO-mnYU

Look at the two douchebag news anchors’ “pained”, “concerned” expressions that a Republican “physically threatened Michael”.

Gee... they get kinda ....scared... when our side fights back, don’t they?

Psst... GOP... hint, hint... Testicular fortitude WORKS!!!


29 posted on 01/29/2014 6:13:41 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: smoothsailing

All that was needed to round it off would have been a nice, solid middle finger...

On the order of “Hey Rach, if ya don’t like it... Here y’are.”


30 posted on 01/29/2014 6:14:47 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: sergeantdave

We’ll never get anywhere being nice to these commie hacks. Call them out! Make them respect us out of fear. It’s all that ever works with their kind.


31 posted on 01/29/2014 6:19:22 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
“It’s the universe of reality, Rachel,” he retorted. “The universe of outside this Beltway."

Now THAT's Hope 'n' Change!

32 posted on 01/29/2014 6:31:26 PM PST by Albion Wilde (The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
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To: smoothsailing

LesbiDykes hate it when men stand up to them! Good job Huelskamp.

Of course, it is one ugly school that would have Rachael MadDyke as a cheerleader


33 posted on 01/29/2014 6:31:28 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: smoothsailing

Yeah, but Rachel doesn’t have her job because she is a journalist. She has it because she is a cheerleader. She would be fired for real journalism and telling the truth.


34 posted on 01/29/2014 6:44:07 PM PST by pallis
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To: smoothsailing; NFHale

NFHale: Time to stop playing with these Pravda apparatchiks.

smoothsailing: We’ll never get anywhere being nice to these commie hacks. Call them out! Make them respect us out of fear.

Between the two of you, we got enough to kick some major leftist ass.

Here’s a slight modification of your posts, smoothsailing and NFHale: Stop playing and make them fear us.

semper fi, brothers


35 posted on 01/29/2014 6:45:29 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: sergeantdave; NFHale

Since 1988 The Communist Party in America hasn’t even bothered to field their own candidate, they decided they’d be better off backing Democrats.


36 posted on 01/29/2014 7:47:32 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Bookmark.


37 posted on 01/29/2014 7:51:03 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Baynative

A little leak in the dike (no pun intended) and pretty soon the wall erodes and the water comes rushing in. We’re seeing some of those walls beginning to crumble.

It will be interesting to watch as the cheerleaders of today try to spin their attitudes in the future when it is proven what a fraud 0vomit really is. (”I was just hired to read the news. I didn’t write it.” “I had to toe the company line if I wanted to keep my job.” “I was always a little suspicious, but I didn’t have any solid evidence.” “I’ve always supported my country and whoever the people elect.” - just a few samples of what to expect from the complicit media in the days ahead)


38 posted on 01/29/2014 8:18:00 PM PST by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: smoothsailing

Rah rah rachel—sis boom bah!!


39 posted on 01/29/2014 8:38:26 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: sergeantdave; smoothsailing

Roger that, sarge... not argument from me there.


40 posted on 01/30/2014 4:43:15 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: smoothsailing; sergeantdave

Yeah, they’re not hiding it anymore, are they.


41 posted on 01/30/2014 4:44:12 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: smoothsailing

HUELSKAMP: – you’re not being a journalist when you’re not willing to look at the facts! If it was Bush you would be jumping and screaming –

MADDOW: You’re amazing.


I have never seen a journ-0-list ever honestly address that. Like Madcow here, they:

1) Discount the message
2) Discredit the messenger
3) Distract attention

Oh, and Rachel? You sucked as a DJ on WRSI also. Sucked.


42 posted on 01/30/2014 9:31:15 AM PST by Peet (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: NFHale; smoothsailing

“Yeah, they’re not hiding it anymore, are they.”

Tru dat, buddy. We have a congressman telling a toadie neo-Nazi propagandist to go F’ himself, and neo-con weenies are pouring out of the FR cracks, telling everyone how gawd-awful it is that a man insulted a turd. Everyone complains that we’re not confronting leftists, and when it happens, the hand-wringing GOPe leftists cry about it, like little girls who find a fly in their dolly’s teacup.

It’s way past time to tell these GOPe traitors at FR to get lost or suffer the consequences.


43 posted on 01/31/2014 3:33:33 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: sergeantdave; smoothsailing

“toadie” best describes about 90% of the media. Perfect word.

You know, there IS a way to broach the subject with the Congressman - that would have been to call his office ahead of time, and ask him for an interview to tell HIS side of the story. If he chose to speak about it, then fine. If not, then you do due diligence as an investigative reporter and find it out for yourself, get it fact-checked, and go to press if it’s accurate.

But this little punkass weasel chump thought he could shortcut the guy, ambushed him, and then actually acted surprised when he got pissed about it.

Too many on our side are content to sit and take it. I don’t know where they learned that crap, or who taught them it, but that’s not the way I was brought up.


44 posted on 01/31/2014 7:33:08 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: sergeantdave; NFHale; Joe Brower
It’s way past time to tell these GOPe traitors at FR to get lost or suffer the consequences.

Hey guys. I agree with you, Sarge. They are coming out of the woodwork and really stinking up the place.

They're as bad as DU trolls as far as I'm concerned.

And speaking of trolls, I'm going to stop using that term.

Back when I first got involved here with FR the term Disruptor was used before it evolved into troll around 2003 or so, and it applied to anyone who didn't adhere to our first principles as spelled out by Jim Robinson and IMO that definitely applies to GOPe jackoffs.

IIRC, It was freeper Joe Brower who first introduced me to the proper use of the word and he had a great little jpg that he posted, usually when he or someone else successfully rid FR of the Disruptor vermin.

 photo disruptor_tombstone_zps70a4bf6f.jpg

45 posted on 01/31/2014 8:20:25 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing; sergeantdave; Joe Brower

Well, it IS an opinion forum, and we do pride ourselves on being able to listen to and hold dissenting opinions (unlike the left who can’t tolerate dissent). I may not always agree with folks but I don’t intentionally try to be disagreeable - unless of course the other goes into complete jackass mode. And that does happen sometimes, yeah..

But people that are out to genuinely disrupt and start flame wars are relatively easy to spot and should get “da boot”.

Like the graphic too.

“Disruptor”... hmm... wasn’t that a Klingon or Romulan hand-held weapon in in the original Star Trek?? Sounds familiar..


46 posted on 01/31/2014 8:40:57 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: smoothsailing; sergeantdave; NFHale
Thanks for the kind words, smoothsailing.

As for .jpgs, I keep a store of these on my website here. Some are a bit dated, but some of these photo-memes are timeless. Feel free to link to them as you deem fit. $:-)

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

47 posted on 02/01/2014 6:18:47 AM PST by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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To: Joe Brower

Man, that’s quite a library you have there! B-)


48 posted on 02/01/2014 7:05:14 AM PST by smoothsailing
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