Gush Overload! Maddow Delights Over 'Perfect,' 'Talented' Dem: So 'Much Promise'


Move over DCCC, there’s a new Democrat flack in town! While everyone knows Rachel Maddow is a propagandist for all things liberal, this introduction for Congresswoman Lauren Underwood is just over the top.

On Wednesday night’s episode of The Rachel Maddow Show, the eponymous cable news host gushed all over Underwood for three minutes. I’m honestly shocked she didn’t start drooling during her monologue. That’s how bad it was. Even for MSNBC, this was pathetic.

 

 

After playing a clip of President Biden introducing her at an event in her congressional district, Maddow lost control and started acting like a thirteen-year-old girl at a Justin Bieber concert.

Here’s what the sycophantic host said:

That woman there is Democratic Congresswoman Lauren Underwood. She and President Biden today visited McHenry County College, a community college in Underwood’s district. The President promoted his legislation to invest in child care, education, and health care. And the President went out of his way several times during this visit to praise Congresswoman Underwood, who really is a big Democratic success story in a previously red corner of that state. Lauren Underwood is an RN. She’s a registered nurse. After Trump was elected and she watched her Republican Congressmen in her home district vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act, she decided that, well she’d do it. She would run against him. She was 32 years old. She had never run for anything before but she ran an absolutely flawless campaign and she won. She turfed out a four-term Republican incumbent Congressman.

In so doing, she became the first woman and the first person of color to represent her district. She of course also immediately became one of Republicans’ top targets in terms of trying to flip that district back to red, back to the Republican Party. In her re-election race last year, in 2020, she was seen as one of the most vulnerable Democrats in the entire Congress. And she did have a very close race, but she won again. We have been checking in with Congresswoman Underwood periodically ever since she was first elected, in part because she has such promise and she’s such a good campaigner. She’s so obviously talented and so focused on her district and so perfectly suited to her district even though it’s not an easy place for Democrats to win. To have the president there today after this hard-fought re-election battle is — seems like sort of a benchmark moment both for her and for where the Democratic Party is going.

This is exactly the kind of behavior that all the left-wing MSNBC and CNN hosts complain about Fox doing. CNN’s Brian Stelter and MSNBC host Chuck Todd constantly obsess about Fox News and accuse them of sucking up to Democrats. Maybe they should pay attention to their own side because there’s plenty to work with here.

But Maddow wasn’t done, in case you thought she would control herself once Underwood appeared on the show, you thought wrong.

One of the things that was so remarkable about your first term in Congress is not only that you won it, but also that once you were there with President Trump as president, you authored four different pieces of legislation that got signed into law by President Trump. You have been a remarkably effective young member of Congress and first-term member of Congress. Now you’re in your second term. I was interested today to see President Biden shout you out specifically for something in the American Families Plan, this issue of maternal health. And part of that legislation that you’re essentially spearheading. I wanted to ask if you could talk about that a little bit.

(….)

Let me ask you also, you’ve been so focused on health care, that legislation that you’re talking about — specifically, I love it’s called the “Momnibus.” It’s fantastic!

This is so sad. I have second-hand embarrassment for Maddow. This interview should make clear that MSNBC is not a news channel, and Maddow is not a journalist. She isn’t even a talented cable news opinion host. However, she is a very talented propagandist for left-wing causes and politicians. The DCCC should hire her. At least then, she would be upfront about her motives.

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To read the relevant transcript, click “expand”

MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show
07/07/2021
9:32 p.m.

RACHEL MADDOW: Our last president really, really liked to hold rallies in the deepest red pockets of the country, in the places where he was already really, really popular. You know, and who wouldn’t want to do that, right? I’m sure it’s fun to visit places where people love you more than they love fresh air, they love you more than beer, they love you more than the smell of fresh-cut grass. Like who wouldn’t just love to bask in that? Um, but our current president has taken a different tact. The politics newsletter Punchbowl News points out today that President Biden lately has been traveling to Republican-held districts and also to swing districts that are only narrowly held by Democrats. Today President Biden headed to a historically red congressional district inside the blue state of Illinois. This is a district that went for Trump in 2016. It’s since been very narrowly blue since electing a Democrat to Congress in 2018. But that specific member of Congress may be part of why President Biden went there today.

[Cuts to video]

JOE BIDEN: This woman here, hang on to her, man. Hang on to her. She knows what she’s doing. She knows what she’s doing.

[Cuts back to live]

MADDOW: That woman there is Democratic Congresswoman Lauren Underwood. She and President Biden today visited McHenry County College, a community college in Underwood’s district. The President promoted his legislation to invest in child care, education, and health care. And the President went out of his way several times during this visit to praise Congresswoman Underwood, who really is a big Democratic success story in a previously red corner of that state. Lauren Underwood is an RN. She’s a registered nurse. After Trump was elected and she watched her Republican Congressmen in her home district vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act, she decided that, well she’d do it, she would run against him. She was 32 years old. She had never run for anything before but she ran an absolutely flawless campaign and she won. She turfed out a four-term Republican incumbent Congressman.

In so doing, she became the first woman and the first person of color to represent her district. She of course also immediately became one of Republicans’ top targets in terms of trying to flip that district back to red, back to the Republican Party. In her re-election race last year, in 2020, she was seen as one of the most vulnerable Democrats in the entire congress. And she did have a very close race, but she won again. We have been checking in with Congresswoman Underwood periodically ever since she was first elected, in part because she has such promise and she’s such a good campaigner. She’s so obviously talented and so focused on her district and so perfectly suited to her district even though it’s not an easy place for Democrats to win. To have the president there today after this hard-fought re-election battle is — seems like sort of a benchmark moment both for her and for where the Democratic Party is going.

(….)

9:36 PM

MADDOW: One of the things that was so remarkable about your first term in Congress is not only that you won it but also that once you were there with President Trump as president, you authored four different pieces of legislation that got signed into law by President Trump. You have been a remarkably effective young member of Congress and first term member of Congress. Now you’re in your second term. I was interested today to see President Biden shout you out specifically for something in the American Families Plan, this issue of maternal health. And part of that legislation that you’re essentially spearheading. I wanted to ask if you could talk about that a little bit.

(….)

9:38 PM

MADDOW: Let me ask you also, you’ve been so focused on health care, that legislation that you’re talking about — specifically, I love its called the “momnibus”. It’s fantastic!



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