Rachel Maddow Supports Aid to Mubarak

So you thought it was only the wackos on the neocon right who support Mubarak? Wrong! I’m listening right now to Rachel Maddow, MSNBC’s resident ultra-liberal, attack Rand Paul for being “offshore” because he calls for ending the $1.5 billion in “aid” to the Egyptian military. 

 “Offshore”?

Well, uh, yes, because you see “politics stops at the water’s edge,” everyone in both parties supports the President’s non-policy regarding the Egyptian events, and only “offshore” (read: off-the-wall) types, like the “isolationist” (Rachel’s word) Rand Paul think otherwise.  Stupidly, she lumps in Paul with John “Invade the World” Bolton — who supports Mubarak (just like the Obama administration, which continues to fund Mubarak’s secret police thugs). She also noted that Paul wants to end aid to Israel — “Of course,” as she put it. 

“Of course”? Really? Rand Paul’s bravery in sticking his neck out on this sensitive issue is to be commended — but not if you’re Rachel Maddow, who has never — ever — critcized Israel on her oh-so-“liberal” show.

Back when she was just another Air America airhead, Maddow invited me to be on her program: I declined, just because I wasn’t in the mood for liberal bromides that day. I thought she was a hack then, and now that she’s famous she’s even more of a partisan hack than before.

What I’d like to know is this, though: why does Maddow think funding the Egyptian torture machine, and the Israeli occupation of Palestine, is good for America? How does it serve our legitimate interests? Is it “stimulus” money? Does she just support any and all government spending as a matter of high principle? Or does she really think it’s a good idea for us to be subsidizing a regime so brutal that even the US State Department characterizes it as “repressive”?

Rachel, Rachel, Rachel — you can’t be serious. The Egyptian people want us to stop supporting Mubarak: it’s that simple. If that’s “offshore,” then so be it.

UPDATE:

“The Ed Show’ follows the Maddow tirade on MSNBC, and there’s good old Ed — a protectionist China-basher with a slightly thuggish look — demanding to know why the US sends $1.5 billion a year to Mubarak. Maybe he should ask Rachel that question. Oh, and he’s pushing a poll — you text in your vote — asking people whether they think the US should cut the aid. I guess Rachel will be voting “yes.”

101 thoughts on “Rachel Maddow Supports Aid to Mubarak”

  1. But perhaps the unifying theme in her political positions is hostility to the self-determination and independence of the native people of a given country, be it Egypt, Iran, of even the United States.

  2. Obama administration, which continues to fund Mubarak’s secret police thugs). She also noted that Paul wants to end aid to Israel — “Of course,” as she put it.Â

  3. I declined, just because I wasn’t in the mood for liberal bromides that day. I thought she was a hack then, and now that she’s famous she’s even more of a partisan hack than before.

  4. condemning Rand Paul's position, but she was lumping him in with 'far rightists' who were demanding full-fledged US military intervention in Egypt on behalf of A Certain Country.

  5. They're much closer than we are, and know the territory and language much better and since they're such good friends of Mubarak how can they refuse him a favor of military support?

  6. oppose him and lose her liberal pro-democracy credentials which would cause her ratings (such as they are) to plummet and then also get her fired.

  7. So you thought it was only the wackos on the neocon right who support Mubarak? Wrong! I’m listening right now to Rachel Maddow, MSNBC’s resident ultra-liberal, attack Rand Paul for being “offshore” because he calls for ending the $1.5 billion in “aid” to the Egyptian military.Â

  8. But perhaps the unifying theme in her political positions is hostility to the self-determination and independence of the native people of a given country, be it Egypt, Iran, of even the United States.

  9. “Of course”? Really? Rand Paul’s bravery in sticking his neck out on this sensitive issue is to be commended — but not if you’re Rachel Maddow, who has never — ever — critcized Israel on her oh-so-”liberal” show.

  10. Rachel's negative comments about Rand Paul were related to his statement about ending all foreign aid, including to Israel. She did not support continued aid to Mubarak specifically. One must wonder about commenters here who are expert critics of her positions but seem to be unfamiliar with her program and what she actually says.

  11. I recall how she has ridiculed President Ahmadinejad as "little Mach-mood." Turns out Iran's government is one of the few (the only?) in the region to support the Egyptian demonstrators.

  12. "Iran expects Egyptian officials to listen to the voice of their Muslim people, respond to their rightful demands and refrain from exerting violence by security forces and police against an Islamic wave of awareness that has spread through the country in form of a popular movement."

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  14. So you thought it was only the wackos on the neocon right who support Mubarak? Wrong! I’m listening right now to Rachel Maddow, MSNBC’s resident ultra-liberal, attack Rand Paul for being “offshore” because he calls for ending the $1.5 billion in “aid” to the Egyptian military.Â

  15. But perhaps the unifying theme in her political positions is hostility to the self-determination and independence of the native people of a given country, be it Egypt, Iran, of even the United States.

  16. It's kind of like how the TV networks cover the presidential campaigns like a horse race, rather than discuss the issues, which might actually lead to real political change and so can never be permitted by the corporate overlords. Hey, can we discuss the Federal Reserve? No, let's bicker about gay marriage instead for the zillionth time.

  17. Her little graphic of all the 'rightists' in rowboats with oversized heads was a cutesy-pie way to avoid discussing the merits of Rand Paul's proposal, which of course would force her to side with him and get fired, or oppose him and lose her liberal pro-democracy credentials which would cause her ratings (such as they are) to plummet and then also get her fired.

  18. Maddow is an opinion moulder for the left, just as Hannity is for the right, they absolutely hate that comparison and deny it all the time, but it's so true, she's following talking points from her bosses in the military industrial complex, after all, they are the true beneficiaries of all this aid. Friv 2

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