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Losing it Over Massachusetts : Meltdown with Keith Olbermann Part 26
Posted By David Forsmark On January 19, 2010 @ 5:30 pm In NewsReal Blog | No Comments
OLBERMANN: The coarseness of her opponent, Mr. Brown, and the coarseness of the race that he has run—has that just not been sufficiently covered by the media locally or nationally, or has it not been exploited by the Democrats? How did that part of this equation get lost?
Being lectured to by Keith Olbermann about good taste and discretion on political rhetoric is like…
Well, I’m at a loss. I don’t think there IS anything quite like being lectured on political decorum by the most hateful host on cable TV.
One of the reasons may be that Keith is making this stuff up. The lowest blow of the night came when Keith tried to play video that “proved” Brown advocated sexual violence against Coakley.
OLBERMANN: Something more disturbing coming out of the Brown campaign, a call to violence against women and other politicians. At one of his rallies, a Brown supporter making a crude reference to Coakley, alluding to a sexual abuse case her office prosecuted.
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OLBERMANN: Brown‘s camp claims the candidate “did not hear the comment. The “we can do it” or “we can do this” statement was in response to the growing energy of the crowd.” Even though Mr. Brown appears to respond directly to the person making the comment and there was no noise otherwise heard.
That’s right, EVEN NBC’s TRANSCRIPT SAID THE VIDEO WAS “INAUDIBLE!”
Olbermann continued with this hilarious soundbite:
OLBERMANN: The state‘s senior senator issuing a statement this afternoon, asking Mr. Brown to speak up and get his tea party supporters under control. “What we‘ve seen in the past few days is way over the line and reminiscent of the dangerous atmosphere of Sarah Palin‘s 2008 campaign rallies. This is not how democracy works, said John Kerry in Massachusetts.
Oh my goodness! The “dangerous atmosphere” of a Sarah Palin rally? Call out the National Guard!
But wait, there’s more! A lot more.
OLBERMANN: Staying on the subject of the special Massachusetts senatorial election though, here is the second of tonight‘s quick comments.
Lost in the angst about Obama and Coakley is the little recognized real headline of this vote. You have heard Scott Brown speculating, talking out of his bare bottom, about whether or not the president of the United States was born out of wedlock.
You‘ve heard Scott Brown respond to the shout from his supporter that they should stick a curling iron into Ms. Coakley‘s rectum with the answer: “we can do this.” [DF: That’s right Keith, NOBODY HEARD IT, NOT EVEN THE NBC official transcriber]
You may not have heard Scott Brown support a constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage, or describing two women having a child as being, quote, “just not normal.” [DF-- No, but I'm sure if you spread the news, you can pad Brown's lead by a few more points]
You may not have heard Scott Brown associating himself with the Tea Party movement, perhaps the saddest collection of people who don‘t want to admit why they really hate since the racists of the south in the ‘60s insisted they were really just concerned about states‘ rights.
You may not have heard Scott Brown voting against funding paid leaves of absence for Massachusetts Red Cross workers, who had gone to New York to help after 9/11. [DF- What sound does voting make? Just asking.]
In short, in Scott Brown we have an irresponsible, homophobic, racist, reactionary, ex-nude model, Tea Bagging supporter of violence against women, and against politicians with whom he disagrees. In any other time in our history, this man would have been laughed off the stage as an unqualified and a disaster in the making by the most conservative of conservatives. Instead, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is close to sending this bad joke to the Senate of the United States.
It’s really hard to satire the Left when they get frantic. They do such a good job of it themselves.
Talk about a “bad joke.”
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