By Lucas Grindley
Originally published on Advocate.com November 08 2012 1:24 PM ET
Rachel Maddow was on a tear during her show on Wednesday, her first chance to offer an unvarnished take on why Republicans lost the presidency and a bunch of competitive Senate races.
It started with her takedown of Mitt Romney's list of policy positions and character flaws, seeming grateful that "we're not going to" do any of them.
"We are not going to have as a president a man who once led a mob of friends to run down a scared gay kid, to hold him down and forcibly cut his hair off with a pair of scissors while that kid cried and screamed for help," Maddow said among her list. "And there was no apology, not ever."
Then she rattled off a list of major wins for liberals, including marriage equality passing not just for the first time but repeatedly. "They voted on marriage equality, and they voted for it," Maddow declared. She also included our first openly gay U.S. senator and the failure of the right-wing to kick a gay-friendly judge from the Iowa bench.
As almost always, Maddow saved the best for last. She went after Fox News and the Republican Party for living in a "bubble" void of facts, regaling viewers with a third list — this one, of all the myths they believe.
Watch the video below.
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