Message from Rachel Maddow: Come out of the bubble, Join us: Let's get to work...

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    We are not going to kill Obamacare.

    We are not going to fix a deficit with a 20% tax cut for millionaires and billionaires.

    We are not going to fight battles over what is "true" rape.

    We are not going to amend the United States Constitution to stop gay people from getting married.

    We are not going to toss an extra $200 billion a year at the Defense Department that they do not want.

    We are not going to have Secretary of State John Bolton.

    We are not going to have a foreign policy team filled with people that think the end of the Iraq was was tragic.

    Barack Obama is an American. He was born here. He loves his country. He is not a terrorist sympathizer.

    The American people may disagree with Barack Obama on some issues, but they do not hate him. A majority of American voters have now elected him twice. That is more than even Bill Clinton can say.

    The polls were not skewed. Romney was never going to win in a landslide.

    Women cannot release special secretions into their bodies to prevent rape pregnancies if they "really don't want it".

    Rape pregnancies are not similar to out of wedlock pregnancies.

    People do not believe rape pregnancies are "God's will".

    Unemployment numbers are not being fixed by the White House.

    Nate Silver was exactly right. Dick Morris was exactly wrong.

    Man does have an effect on the world around him. Pollutants do affect the environment and likely the greater world climate.

    Evolution is a demonstrable reality of life. It is not equivalent to intelligent design.

    Benghazi was a terrorist attack against the United States. It was not planned by the White House. Obama did not knowingly sit by for 7 hours with some kind of gleeful smirk on his face while Americans died.

    Nobody is coming to take your guns.

    FEMA is not secretly building concentration camps to reeducate Republicans.

    Everything you dislike is not socialism or Marxism or Communism.

    Women are not going to vote for people that believe they should have next to no control over their own pregnancies. Forced vaginal probing is not small government.

    Hispanics are not going to vote for people that believe their language is "the language of living in a ghetto".

    African Americans are not going to vote for people that use racial attacks against the first black president.

    Gays and lesbians, as well as their friends and family, are not going to vote for people that treat them like second class citizens.


    Ok, that is a fairly exhaustive list.

    We all love this country. We all want a better future. We all want the next generation to have it as good or better than we do.

    Can you come out of the bubble and start trying to deal with reality now? Can you approach problems based on the reality of the present instead of using the ideology of the past?

    This country is stronger when we are all working on real ideas for real solutions to real problems. A lot of us want a strong second national voice that isn't bogged down by jingoism, xenophobia, bigotry, intolerance, and a world view that simply does not exist anymore.

    You are entitled to your own opinions. You are not entitled to your own reality.

    So please, come on out and join us in the real world. We need everybody to get this country moving forward the way we all know it can.

    You can see the original clip in it's entirety here: Rachel Maddow Show

    There's one or 2 things on this list/statement that I disagree with, otherwise than that...I agree.
     
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    Sums it up.
     

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