Rachel Maddow

  • Aired:  11/08/12
  •  | Views: 224,642

The MSNBC host talks about conservative election coverage and shares her book, "Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power." (5:57)

>> WELCOME BACK, EVERYBODY, MY GUEST TONIGHT WAS LEAD ANCHOR OF MSNBC ELECTION

NIGHT COVERAGE.

THEY WERE THE FIRST TO CALL THE RACE FOR OBAMA BACK IN JANUARY.

PLEASE WELCOME RACHEL MADDOW.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) RACHEL, GOOD TO SEE YOU AGAIN.

THANKS FOR COMING ON.

ALL RIGHT.

YOUNG LADY.

>> YES, HELLO.

>> Stephen: FEELING GOOD?

FEELING GOOD OVER THERE.

>> I LOVE ELECTION SEASON EVERY YEAR NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS.

>> Stephen: HAVE YOU GOTTEN ANY SLEEP?

>> YOU KNOW HOW THE NIGHT-- NO, I HAVEN'T.

BUT YOU KNOW, YOU STAY UP ALL NIGHT AND THE NEXT DAY ARE YOU SORT OF FINE BUT THEN THE DAY AFTER THAT YOUR

BRAIN TURNS TO PUDDING.

I HAVE PUDDING BRAIN TODAY.

I CAN'T THINK.

I'M VERY TIRED.

>> Stephen: I DON'T EVEN UNDERSTAND WHERE YOU JUST SAID.

>> SEE.

THAT'S THE PROBLEM.

>> Stephen: NOW ARE THE HOST, YOU WERE THE HOST OF THE RACHEL MADDOUT BROADCAST

EVERY-- NIGHT OF THE WEEK.

YOU'RE ALSO AUTHOR OF THE BOOK DRIFT, ALL RIGHT, ITS UNMOORING OF THE AMERICAN MILITARY.

ENOUGH OF THAT.

ALL RIGHT.

STILL ME WHAT IT WAS LIKE ELECTION NIGHT OVER AT MSNBC.

OKAY WHEN YOU GUYS KNEW THAT OBAMA WAS GOING TO WIN.

WAS IT JUST CRAZY OVER THERE?

WAS CHRIS MATTHEWS LIKE RUNNING AROUND WITH A LAMP SHADE ON HIS HEAD OR DO THEY

MAKE LAMP SHADES BIG ENOUGH TO FIT ON HIS HEAD?

>> WE WERE ALL COVERING IT.

AND WHEN OHIO WENT, WE WERE NOT EXPECTING IT.

IT WAS SORT OF, WE WERE IN THE MIDDLE OF TALKING ABOUT FORECALL FOR ANOTHER STATION,

AN WHEN THEY SAID THAT OHIO HAPPENED IT WAS SORT OF LIKE DO-WHOOP?

IT HAPPENED QUICKLY AND WE WERE ALL INVOLVED IN COVERING, AND WANTED TO MAKE SURE WE HAD THE RIGHT INFORMATION.

IT WAS A WORK DAY.

>> Stephen: HERE IS THE THING.

THE PEOPLE AT FOX SEEMED MORE FREAKED OUT THAN YOU GUYS SEEMED ELATED.

WHY WAS IT?

COULD YOU NOT BELIEVE THAT THINGS WERE TURNING YOUR WAY?

WHY WEREN'T YOU DOING THE END ZONE DANCE.

>> I THINK THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO SIDES IS THAT THE RIGHT TALKED THEMSELVES INTO THE IDEA

THAT IT WAS GOING TO BE A ROMNEY LANDSLIDE BASED ON I DON'T KNOW.

>> Stephen: GUT.

>> GUT, FEELINGS.

>> Stephen: OUR BUDDY SKOW JAR OWE-- SCAR BORROW SAYS CUT SAYS ROMNEY.

>> KARL ROVE IS SAYING YES, I SEE THE POLLS BUT I ALSO SEE THESE ENTHUSIASTIC

CROWDS AND BASED ON THE ENTHUSIASTIC CROWDS I'M SURE ROMNEY IS GOING TO WIN.

TURNED OUT TO BE A BAD WAY TO PREDICT THE ELECTION.

WE WERE LOOKING AT THE POLLS.

>> Stephen: COSTILL PULL IT OUT THERE IS ANOTHER PATH TO 27020 MITT.

NEVER SAY DIE ON THIS ONE.

HE JUST NEEDS TO GET SWITZERLAND, THE CAYMAN ISLANDS AND THE SECRET STATE ONLY REPUBLICANS CAN SEE

WHITESYLVANIA, HE'LL GET THERE, HE'LL GET THERE.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> HE'S NOT GOING TO GET THERE.

IT IS REALLY OVER.

>> Stephen: LET ME TELL YOU, HERE'S WHAT I, OBVIOUSLY WE'RE ON THE DIFFERENCE SIDE

OF THE POLITICAL SPECTRUM HERE.

WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOUR SHOW.

WHAT I RESPECT IS YOU DECONSTRUCT THE NEWS AND I PUT THE DAY'S NEWS LIKE PARTS ON A LAWN, LIKE OF A CAR.

AND THEN YOU GO ALL THE PARTS OF THE ENGINE THAT IS ROARING THROUGH THE NEWS RIGHT NOW.

BUT THEN YOU RECONSTRUCT THOSE PIECES INTO A CONSERVATIVE DREAM KILLING MACHINE.

>> I DON'T WANT-- I DON'T WANT TO KILL ANYBODY'S DREAM BUT I-- BUT I DO FEEL LIKE

THERE'S AN IMPORTANT ROLE TO PLAY IN DISABUSING PEOPLE OF THEIR FANTASIES THAT DO NOT

COMPORT WITH WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE REAL WORLD.

>> Stephen: LAST NIGHT DID YOU DO AN END ZONE DANCE.

DID YOU A NINE MINUTE LOOK AT WHAT THE DEMOCRATS WON LAST NIGHT.

IS THAT WHAT THE NEXT FOUR YEARS ARE GOING TO BE?

NO OLIVE BRANCH OR IF IT ISN'T AN OLIVE BRANCH IT IS A STICK IN THE EYE OF GUYS

LIKE ME?

>> I WASN'T TRYING TO DO AN END ZONE DANCE.

I WAS DESCRIBING WHAT HAPPENED.

>> Stephen: AND YOU SAID YOU MIGHT WANT TO GO GET SOME POPCORN OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

>> YEAH, YEAH.

>> Stephen: SO I'M CALLING

[BLEEP] ON YOUR FRIENDLINESS.

(APPLAUSE) THIS IS ONE OF THOSE DAYS WHEN THE FACTS HAVE A LIBERAL BIAS.

AND IF YOU DESCRIBE WHAT HAPPENS IN LAST NIGHT-- IN THIS WEEK'S ELECTION, LIBERALS ARE GOING TO BE

HAPPY BY A FACTUAL DESCRIPTION OF WHAT HAPPENED.

AND SO JUST DOING NO ADJECTIVES DESCRIBING THE OUTCOME AT THE STATE LEVEL, IN THE SENATE, ESPECIALLY AT

THE PRESIDENTIAL LEVEL, JUST RAW DATA MAKES PEOPLE LIKE SEND YOU FLOWERS.

AND THAT IS, THAT'S WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE WORLD RIGHT NOW.

AND DENYING WHAT IT IS HAPPENING WHICH I THINK IS WHAT THE RIGHT TRIED TO DO THROUGHOUT THE CAMPAIGN WHEN

ROMNEY WAS LOSING DOESN'T HELP.

>> Stephen: IT WAS HURRICANE SANDY THAT DID IT, IT WAS HURRICANE SANDY THAT DID IT.

PEOPLE WERE WORRIED ABOUT THE NOR'EASTER THAT CAME THE DAY AFTER THE ELECTION THAT

DID IT.

>> BUT ITS IF THE RIGHT IS GOING TO LOOK AT WHAT JUST HAPPENED AND SAY YOU KNOW

WHAT, BUT FOR THE STORM, WE DID EVERYTHING RIGHT AND THE COUNTRY LOVES US, DEMOCRATS

ARE GOING TO BE VERY HAPPY WITH ALL THE NEXT ELECTIONS TOO.

>> Stephen: AND LISTEN, YOU KNOW YOU KNOW WHAT CAUSES HURRICANES.

GAY PEOPLE CAUSE HURRICANES.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) THAT'S SCIENCE OR DON'T YOU BELIEVE IN SCIENCE ANY MORE?

(LAUGHTER)

>> DO GAY PEOPLE LOWER BAROMETRIC PRESSURE.

>> Stephen: OH, YEAH, YES, THEY DO.

(LAUGHTER) RACHEL, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING ME.

>> SURE.

>> Stephen: RACHEL MAD OU, THE BOOK IS-- SORRY WE DIDN'T GET TO IT WE'LL BE

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