Jtwhatever... I hate to be so banal as to state the obvious but you're a buffoon. I do not have a love affair going on with O'Donnell nor does it "hurt (me) that much" that you attack him. What bothers me is someone telling such blatant lies and spreading misinformation, period. I think that O'Donnell happens to have some keen insights and observations but just because he's a self-proclaimed socialist you teabagger-types with your heads up your butts automatically dismiss him as being just another mouthpiece for the "liberal" media. That article you cite (I read it in its entirety) is meaningless. It does nothing to detract from the person he claims to be. I'm not going to deny that any radio or TV commentator who voices their opinion sometimes plays to the emotions of their audience, but that does not mean that they are being phony about the substance of what they're saying. I can't pretend to second-guess who or what anyone really is when they get behind closed doors but everything O'Donnell has said and stood for in both his personal and public life is in harmony with who he claims to be on air. You have taken one quote and tried to stretch it into something it's not. But then, that's par for the course for you wack-doodle wingnuts.
You know what I find particularly annoying about people like you, MyGen? You pretend to be so civil and polite and "nice" but you're just sensitive to the indignation directed at those whom you choose to defend and not those who maybe have a good reason for their anger. You're completely blind or indifferent to the dishonesty, partisanship, and lies that spew from the lips of someone like Robin Smith and you think that because we call her out for it we are the ones who are partisan and filled with hate. Your pretense is obvious. And that line about "You're all about individual rights as long as they are just like yours"...put it to rest. You guys on the right have worn that to a frazzle. You are no more tolerant of differing views than anybody else with an opinion.
You're welcome, MyGen. And thank YOU for revealing what a nincompoop you are. If Mrs. Smith had written an "honest" article, there wouldn't have been a need for personal "attacks." There is no one more guilty of partisanship than she.
PT, I strongly encourage you NOT to read any of it. I fear that, like a vampire exposed to sunlight, you will shrivel and die instantaneously from exposure to the light of truth and logic. Anyway, I know it's much easier for you to get your "knowledge" from those short right-wing sound-bytes that don't require any thinking.
"Lawrence O’Donnell has admitted that his on air persona is an act that is employed to draw gullible left wing viewers." - jt...etc.
I'm curious to know where you get that bit of information. Methinks you're pulling it out of whatever source you get your other warped ideas from. Please back up your statement with a direct quote from him relating to what you just said. He has always openly stood for the very philosophy he espouses on air. He has admitted to being a socialist but many people do not have a clear understanding of what he means when he says that. In fact, most of you on the right don't even have a rudimentary understanding of the term. You just think it's somehow un-American and a dirty word.
The kind of socialist he refers to is not really the crazed extremist you righties like to think it is. We are all a mixed bag of socialists/capitalists, whether you will admit it or not. Here is his explanation of who he is. I think it fits a lot of people. I have no problem identifying myself with what he says here:
"I have been calling myself a socialist ever since I first read the definition of socialism in the first economics class I took in college. Not that (I) choose the socialist option every time but (I) do consider socialism a reasonable option under certain circumstances; in fact, under many circumstances. As any introductory economics course can tell you, there is no capitalist economy anywhere in the world, and there is no socialist economy anywhere in the world, not even Cuba. We are all mixed economies; that is, mixes of capitalism and socialism, and we all vary that mix in different ways. China has more capitalism, and a lot more capitalism, than has Cuba, but it also has a lot more socialism than we [the United States] do. Our socialist programs include the biggest government spending programs: Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, as well as welfare, and the socialist program I hate the most, agriculture subsidies. Yes, I'm a socialist, but I hate bad socialism, and there is plenty of bad socialism out there, just like there is plenty of bad capitalism out there, like the capitalism that pollutes our rivers or makes health care too expensive for so many people. I can argue this because every side of this is true: capitalism is good, capitalism is bad; socialism is good, socialism is bad; all of those things are true at the same time. That's why we have a mixed economy, an economy in which we are trying to use the best, most efficient forms of capitalism, and the best, most efficient forms of socialism, where necessary. So my full truth is I am as much a capitalist as I am a socialist; but since we live in the only mature country in the world where 'socialist' is considered such a dirty word that no one would dare admit to being one, I feel more compelled to stand up for the socialist side of me than the capitalist side of me." - Lawrence O'Donnell
Politicians lie to us? No! Really?? Funny how you forgot to mention the Supreme Master of all Liars, George H. W. Bush and his lying demonic sidekick Dick Cheney. Or does Republican lying not count in your book of finger pointing? Even if Obama were proven to be intentionally, knowingly lying with malice aforethought, the repercussions from his lies would pale in comparison to the dastardly duo of Bush/Cheney. How about 5000 dead American soldiers and hundreds of thousands of dead innocent Iraqis from their lies about WMDs? Oh, but maybe those weren't lies in your humble opinion, were they? Just "bad intelligence" and poor decision making, right? An honest mistake. Oops.
You right-wing rubes have never even acknowledged his failures. Not a whimper from you about his lies and his "bankruptcy of ideas" the whole time he was in office. And now that he's enjoying a cushy retirement you just accuse of us of "keeping on blaming Bush." But you know why we keep on blaming Bush? Because his lies and incompetence were so egregious that we're still suffering the consequences of them and he still needs to be held accountable for them.
There's something that's even worse than lying, Robin Smith. Hypocrisy. This article, you, and your knee-jerk Obama hating conservative cohorts reek with it.
I'm glad that you at least have enough sense to acknowledge that, Jack Dimwit.
BTW, thank you for the compliment. I like the gut-level passion of Ed Schultz and the intelligent insights of Lawrence O'Donnell.
The fact that you hate them both only makes me more secure in the rightness of my beliefs and views. Just because someone is extreme to the left does not make them any more incorrect in their views than you so-called moderates/independents. It's laughable how you try to pass yourself off as an independent or a moderate, but every stance you take is extreme right. At least I have the guts to take a stance one way or the other and not straddle a fence and just cheer from the side lines like you do.
How many have even heard of Pete Santilli? Good point, PT. There are so many talk-radio right-wing wackos like him out there these days, spouting the same kind of BS, it's hard to keep track of all of 'em. They're like maggots.
Listen to this comment from right wing talk radio nut-job Pete Santilli. There is a definite connection between his unwarranted, perverted attitude towards Hillary Clinton and the military attitude towards women in general who don't measure up in their eyes. Listen... and then somebody please tell me how you honestly think the military is concerned with policing itself in matters of rape. I'm sure that many, if not most, guys in the military who have heard this are high-fiving this idiot. The military is comprised mostly of low-intelligence, low-information, arrogant young chest thumpers with a macho attitude in the first place. You honestly think that rape is going to be seriously addressed any time soon? Not friggin' likely.
Pete Santilli, Radio Host: Hillary Clinton Needs To Be 'Shot In The Vagina'