Honorable Mention: Maddow Drops Mic

Just because this is quite possibly the best summary of the mad mad mad mad crazy election year and its results, I am sharing Rachel Maddow’s commentary from the day after.  It’s old news now, surely you have seen it (what? You haven’t? Stop what you’re doing right now and sit down and watch this!) … regardless, it still makes me happy:

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Among so many other things:

We are not going to give a 20% tax cut to millionaires and billionaires and expect programs like food stamps and kid’s health insurance to cover the cost of that tax cut.

We’ll not make you clear it with your boss if you want to get birth control under the insurance plan that you’re on.

We are not going to redefine rape.

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

We had a choice to do that … and we said no.

 

Author note:  Honorable Mention’ is a recurring feature on this blog … a quick mention/shout-out to someone or something worth noting.

 

About Caryn Riswold

Caryn D. Riswold is a feminist theologian in the Lutheran tradition. She is Professor of Religion and Chair of Gender and Women’s Studies at Illinois College in Jacksonville, Illinois, where she has worked for over a decade teaching undergraduates to think critically and creatively about religion. She earned her Ph.D. and Th.M. from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, holds a master’s degree from the Claremont School of Theology, and received her B.A. from Augustana College in her childhood hometown of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

  • http://www.samikmartin.com Sami K Martin

    I still have it saved to my computer & will keep it as long as possible… It’s such a powerful reminder of what could have been and a celebration of what IS! Glad someone else shares my sentiment and excitement over this particular episode!


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