I guess political correctness has taken all the teeth out of insults. My former colleague and friend, Rep. Tim Huelskamp hit quite the nerve with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow when he called her a “cheerleader” after the president’s State of the Union address.
As our local friend Cheryl Carpenter at BizPac Review reported, when the interview got testy about Benghazi, Huelskamp said,
This administration promised to be the most transparent in history, Rachel, and I think if you would stop being a cheerleader and be a journalist, you’d recognize we’re not getting those answers.
Completely aghast, Maddow said, “Did you just call me a cheerleader?”Yes, yes, Rachel, Representative Huelskamp called you and all you blind fawning liberal progressives masquerading as “journalists” cheerleaders. Rep. Huelskamp is what the GOP needs more of: resolute individuals who will look these progressive socialists in the eye and take them on, unapologetically.
Huelskamp didn’t let up,
If the Benghazi attacked had occurred under President George W. Bush, it would have been front page on the New York Times every day. If it were Speaker Nancy Pelosi, there would be a select committee. And Rachel Maddow would be cheering on for impeachment and imprisonment for murder — not to mention the lies told.
You’re a cheerleader for the administration,” he said. “You’re not being a journalist when you’re not willing to look at the facts. If it was Bush, you would be jumping and screaming.
As you’ll see in the video, when Huelskamp questioned why the administration continues to refuse to answer questions about what really happened the night the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was attacked, Maddow asked if he voted to cut diplomatic security in such facilities.First of all, the clearly incompetent Ms. Maddow needs to go back and review the House Oversight Committee hearing where State Department official Charlene Lamb stated budget cuts had nothing to with the security at the Benghazi consulate. The truth is that the requests for additional security from Ambassador Stevens were denied.
You know, I spent almost eight years of my military career out in Kansas, Ft. Riley, Manhattan (The Little Apple), and Ft. Leavenworth. Both of our daughters were born in Kansas and Angela is a Kansas State University BS and PhD alum as well as a former professor there. We loved our time in Kansas, brutal winters and all, but most especially we loved the genuine character of Kansans like Tim Huelskamp.
Maddow called him “disingenuous.” What would you call her?