Skip to comments.Why Conservatives Love Rachel Maddow
Posted on 06/19/2012 7:28:53 PM PDT by presidio9
When the arch-conservative Oklahoma Republican Senator James Inhofe made his way to Rachel Maddow's eponymous 9:00 p.m. MSNBC show on March 15, viewers probably didn't expect a lovefest.
Inhofe, however, had unusually kind words for the liberal host.
"You won't believe this but I'm happy to be here with you," he told Maddow. "I really love people who are liberal that are honest about it. The ones I don't like are the hypocrites."
It isn't just Inhofe. No lesser figure than Fox News President Roger Ailes blurbed her recent bestseller, Drift, as "a book worth reading." The conservative movement, in fact, is in the throes of an unlikely fascination with the liberal, intellectual television host, an out lesbian, former Rhodes Scholar, and longtime resident of Northampton, Mass. The appeal has two major strains, conservatives say: They respect her intellect; and they believe that all Democrats are as far left as she is, but that most hide it better.
"Maddow is the Rush Limbaugh of the left, a joyous warrior for her cause," the Republican political consultant Alex Castellanos said in an email, adding that she shares Limbaugh's "joie de guerre."
"She is somewhat more limited than Rush since she is wrong about almost everything, but she's a happy warrior nevertheless," he said. "Maddow is quite different than the joyless Lawrence O'Donnell, whose demeanor suggests he hasn't had a bowel movement in months."
A survey of a spectrum of conservative and Republican figures finds the movement's signature on the subject.
"I disagree with her ideologically but I am extremely impressed with her intellect and her ability to position the issues," said Mallory Factor, the co-founder of New York City's conservative Monday Meeting. "Too many left ideologues just rant and rave with no substance."
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I’m sure that Mr. Rachel Maddow is very happy.
I swear, Allen West is the last man standing
I’m just confused as to why a parent(s) would give his/her son a woman’s name.
She’s a lightweight. I much prefer Stephanie Miller.
This Maddow video blew me away. I gained a lot of respect for the woman:
I disagree with her a lot, but she showed some real conviction here and absolutely slammed Obama in a way few conservatives could.
That Maddow fellow looks like Fred Savage trying to be Elvis Costello.
You mean...it was once female? Damn, modern science.
Home of Smith College, which has a reputation as the Harvard of lesbians. And I think Maddow went to Stanford.
Not a bad looking picture - ‘cept for that whole Adam’s Apple thing going on.
She constantly lies and is wrong about just about everything. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day. Maddow is almost always wrong.
When conservatives are polite and gracious, which they usually are, leftists proclaim how popular they are. It is just more propaganda from the MSM.
Do you notice how leftists are never polite to conservatives. They always lie about them and call them names. Remember how they called Sarah Palin a “twat” and ridiculed her Down Syndrome child. I didn't hear any leftist hypocrites talk about “the need for civility” then.
After watching that video I do find myself very confused. I find myself in agreement with the Madcow. I actually like what she said.
This is very troubling.
I think I better go lie down for a while...
Thanks for the link - that was amazing. Rachel Maddow called that one right... she totally ‘gets’ the totalitarian angle to Obama.
Rachel Maddow called that one right... she totally ‘gets’ the totalitarian angle to Obama. Watch if you have the time...
If you watch this you might change your mind...
Exactly! We love her because she has the best nickname!
I recall when she was a regular guest on Tucker Carlson’s excellent program, and at that time she came across as a fairly decent human being. She was very liberal, of course, but not generally offensive in personality and she seemed very willing to engage with Tucker. As soon as she became Olbermann’s protégée her demeanour appeared to change and she became much more strident and nasty in temperament.