Appearing as a guest on the Thursday, January 7, Late Show with David Letterman on CBS, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow praised President Obama claiming that “he’s kind of quietly put together the most legislatively accomplished first year of any President in a generation,” right after she referred to Obama’s “opposition” like Sarah Palin and the Tea Party activists as being “crazy.”
Maddow went on to credit Obama with preventing a Great Depression: He did the bailout thing, while being wildly unpopular, does appear to have stopped the financial industry from disappearing, we do still have an economy, you know, it’s not the best one, but we have one. And to sort of saved us from going into the Great Depression was the thing he didn’t ever plan on having to do, but he actually did it…
Also did the giant stimulus, which even conservatives are starting to admit now worked. And if he gets health care signed, that’s something that, what, six, seven presidents have tried to do, and nobody’s been able to. So everybody’s slagging him off and saying what a disappointment he’s been while he’s quietly doing everything he wants to do.
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After Letterman turned attention to the Climate Summit in Copenhagen and Obama’s failure to make an agreement with countries like China and India, Maddow went on to label another of her favorite conservative targets – Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe – as “crazy.” Maddow: “I sort of feel like we’re going to have to lead by example, that if we can’t get a good agreement because crazy people like Jim Inhofe decide what happens in the Senate now, we should just do it, agreement be damned.”
The duo rounded up the environmental discussion with Letterman bringing up the unusually cold winter and his temptation to wonder if it contradicts global warming theory, but Maddow insisted that such a cold winter is actually consistent with the theory: “I think global warming probably means extreme weather of all kinds.”
Read More: By Brad Wilmouth, Newsbusters