Video: National Review’s Lowry destroys Rachel Maddow on Meet the Press

Watch this video to see National Review’s Rich Lowry destroy Rachel Maddow on Meet the Press. He backed her into a corner and wouldn’t let up.

Here’s the transcript the Lowry vs. Maddow exchange:

LOWRY: Do you support $700 billion in cuts in Medicare over the next 10 years?


MADDOW: I’m not running for president.

LOWRY: Do you?

MADDOW: I’m not running for anything. Paul Ryan is running for vice president.

LOWRY: Do you? Why can’t you answer? See, you can’t answer.

MADDOW: But wait, I’m not running for anything.

LOWRY: This is the key vulnerability. Democrats have cut $700 billion out of Medicare which you won’t or can’t defend it. Defend it.

MADDOW: Is it good or bad?

LOWRY: Do you support it? You can’t answer.

MADDOW: But wait. Why are you asking me?

LOWRY: You can’t answer. Because you’re an opinion maker who is supposed to give us your opinion. But you will not tell us what your opinion is?

MADDOW: What I want to know is the logic of . . .

LOWRY: Democrats cannot defend that.

MADDOW: Wait. I want to know is the logic . . .

LOWRY: Go ahead. Defend it.

MADDOW: What I want to know is the logic . . .

LOWRY: [Laughter]

MADDOW: Wait. Rich, hold on.

LOWRY: Answer me. You’re not answering.

MADDOW: Can I say something?

LOWRY: Can you answer?

Photo credit: Paul Schultz

  • jetstream

    High time someone held this mouth’s feet to the fire.