Rosie O’Donnell: Anti-Semite or Psycho?


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Helen Thomas, now former columnist for Hearst newspapers, has a track record of “utter detachment from reality.” In a 2006 column, Thomas characterized her colleagues in the White House press corp as “lap dogs” for the Bush administration leading up to the Iraq war. With axiomatic confidence she wrote,

“They lapped up everything the Pentagon and White House could dish out — no questions asked.”

This raised the eyebrow of National Review Online author Stephen Spruiell, who called Thomas to task. Citing a March 2003 transcript of a White House press conference, Spruiell proved journalists had piled on the administration. He concluded that Thomas’s assertion was “nonsense.”

There is a word for the inability to discern reality from delusion. It is psychosis. It goes a long way toward accounting for Thomas’s expressed political beliefs.

The same could be said of Rosie O’Donnell. In the wake of calling for the government seizure of British Petroleum by executive order, O’Donnell demonstrated willful ignorance of fact, while excusing Thomas’s anti-Semitism.

Earlier this week, Thomas resigned in disgrace amid controversy surrounding an off-the-cuff remark calling for Jews to “get the hell out of Palestine.” On Wednesday, during her satellite radio show, O’Donnell defended Thomas with blatant disregard for Israel’s sovereignty.

Here’s the exact quote of what [Thomas] said: “… Tell them to get the hell out of Palestine. Remember these people [the Palestinians] are occupied. It’s their land, not Germany’s, not Poland’s.” She was asked where they should go, and she answered, “They should go home, to Poland, to Germany, to America.”

Guest 1: How could that be construed as hate-speech?

O’Donnell: I don’t know.

Guest 1: I don’t see any way that could be construed as hate speech.

Guest 2: What if [Thomas said] Black people should go back to Africa?

O’Donnell: Black people are not occupying a country.

This concept of “occupation,” which O’Donnell shares with Thomas, is indicative of the same detachment from reality which underlays Thomas’ perception of Bush-era “lap dogs.” These women see the world, not as it is, but as their politics require it.

Is O’Donnell prepared to out herself, and every other American not directly descended from “natives,” as an occupier? Is she prepared to “go back” to her country of ethnic origin? If not, she is employing a double-standard. Such hypocrisy can only be explained by anti-Semitism or psychosis.

Unfortunately, either possibility seems as likely as the other. As the exchange between O’Donnell and her guests continued, she dismissed the anti-Semitism underlying Thomas’s call for Jews to return to the scene of the Holocaust. O’Donnell argued the lack of active death camps in Europe negates any Jewish claim to Israel.

O’Donnell went on to wholly reinterpret Thomas’s remarks:

What [Thomas] was saying was the homeland was originally Palestinians’… and that it’s now occupied by Israel, and that Palestinians should be afforded, you know, human and civil rights. That’s what I think that she was saying.

Here again, O’Donnell demonstrates utter detachment from reality. Israel never belonged to “Palestinians,” as there has never been a state of Palestine.

Civil rights are created by states. O’Donnell’s reinterpretation of Thomas has her calling for civil rights from a state whose existence she opposes. This is blatantly nonsensical. O’Donnell is either ignorant of what civil rights are or unable to reconcile disparate ideas.

No matter which way you cut it, O’Donnell proves incredible. Whether she joins Thomas in anti-Semitism, psychosis, or a potent mixture of both, O’Donnell’s distorted perspective inhibits critical thought.

Walter Hudson is a political commentator, activist, and Tea Party coordinator from the Twin Cities. He runs a blog and internet radio show, both entitled Fightin Words. He also contributes to True North, a hub of Minnesotan conservative commentary. Follow his work via Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

  • MattMan57

    Rosie O'Donnel is sick with anger. She always makes me want to hate; but i am left, instead, to an extreme form of compassion that I feel for those whose anger has ruined their perspective completely. I really don't understand why anyone gives her voice – when you argue against her you are only lending her sickness credence in its perverted basis. Rahter than act as though she has some powerful voice we should instead simply ignore her until she finally breaks apart – which she will inevitably do.
    Meantime we should pray for her, and for all those who have so much hatred for what is right and good in this life. Their pain has them so blinded that they think we who care so deeply about our fellow-man are the angry ones. It is better that we let them see how insignificant their views are, than to continue to let those views be an issue in the public forum.

    • http://intensedebate.com/profiles/fightinwordsusa Walter Scott Hudson

      I disagree. By virtue of the fact O'Donnell has an audience, the lunacy in her statements is not self-evident to all. It is therefore incumbent upon us to debunk her.

      Ignoring the opposition or declaring their statements false, without demonstration, is a tactic of the Left. They use it to avoid defending their positions. We are not afraid to defend our positions. We charge boldly into the fray.

      Arguing against O'Donnell, and others like her, does not give them "credence." It has the opposite affect. It proves them incredible.

  • GARY PURCELL

    I THINK THAT ROSIE AND obama WOULD MAKE AN IDEAL COUPLE, THEY BOTH HATE THIS COUNTRY!!!!!

  • jonnyt623

    This pile of dung is so far left, I can't see that far. However, for golfers out there who hit a short, fat, ugly shot should call it a "Rosie O'Donnell".

  • steve

    As I stated before…..She/he is the cruelist joke God has played on the human race to date. Her/his occupying space and consuming valuable oxygen is tragic.

  • steve

    too bad she/he didn't live in Nazi Germany during Hitler's reign. What a pile of ashes she would have made.

  • barry

    She is as stupid as she is FAT,lots of anger .

  • william

    If the so called main stream media would not report on parsites like Rosie. Then she would be just be another fly on a pile of cow chips choking on all the crap she digest in the pea brain of hers. I have one thing to say to Rosie, get your head out of the toilet and open your eyes fool.

  • CHARLES HARGRAVE

    O"DONNELL IS NOT ONLY A MORON AND A PSYCHO IGNORANT LESBIAN SHE DOESN'T UNDERSTAND THAT THE JEWS ARE IN THEIR OWN COUNTRY,ISREAL,THE INTRUDERS ARE THE ARABS AND ARE THE CAUSE OF NO PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST,I LIVED AND WORKED ALL OVER THE MIDDLE EAST AND IF O'DONNEL WOULD GO THERE AND START SPEWING HER LESBIAN PROPAGANDA HAMAS WOULD KILL HER,JEWS AND AMERICANS WOULDN'T.

  • stephen russell

    True Psyco & Anti Semite in One, Helen Thomas 2.

  • Father Branigan

    "Rosie O'Donnel. She's Disgusting" -Donald Trump on this year's Celeb Apprentice

  • Dennis

    Ummm wow.I thought this was suppose to be about the comment made not about Rosie.Israel should get out of palestine.Helen Thomas was right.They have no more right to that land than Mexico has to the United States.They are an occupying force as should be looked upon as such.They flagrantly broke international law on there attack of that flotilla and should be dealt with like any other country.

  • Thunder

    Rosie O'Pigg, Sean Pinnsane et al – why isn't Hollyweird b*tching at President, as they did at Bush?

  • doowop

    "Anti-Semite or Psycho?" – but why not both? It's two for one at the politically rectal sale.

  • David

    For a time I was thinking that only our politicians, journalists and celebrities in Europe are sick and stupid but I can claim that politicians, journalists and celebrities in the USA are as sick and stupid as ours and even worse.

    My friends, We have a problem.

  • cowgirl

    Does anyone really really care what Rosie O'Donnel thinks (if in her case that is what one would call it) about anything? I don't.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/p3orion p3orion

    Excellent post about an abhorrent "woman."

    However, I must take exception to one of your statements, that "civil rights are created by states." Civil rights are created by God; governments can merely recognize this fact or attempt, at their peril, to ignore it.

  • socialismsracist

    Socialism is the most disgusting thing in the world.

  • Mike

    It's going to get worse. She takes over the Oprah show today. Look for more hatred and filth from this potty-mouthed liberal.

  • bptr

    Sorry, but I think that YOU are the deluded one. Rosie is right. Israeli’s are obnoxious and belligerent Jews who ARE occupying the STATE of Palestine. It’s not just a bunch of random people living in a country – get real. Netanyahu is “Nut and Yahoo”. You must be a Jew.