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And This Was Not Even Voted the Worst Keith Olbermann Rant of 2010

Posted on | December 22, 2010 | 4 Comments

This was only good enough for second runner-up in the Media Research Center’s “Dumb and Dumber Award” category of its 23rd annual Notable Quotables competition:

“[The Tea Party-backed Republicans are] a group of unqualified, unstable individuals who will do what they are told, in exchange for money and power, and march this nation as far backward as they can get, backward to Jim Crow, or backward to the breadlines of the ’30s, or backward to hanging union organizers, or backward to the trusts and the robber barons. . . . It is nothing short of an attempted use of democracy to end this democracy, to buy America wholesale and pave over the freedoms and the care we take of one another, which have combined to keep us the envy of the world. . . . If you sit there tomorrow, and the rest of this week, and you let this cataclysm unfold, you have enabled this. It is one thing to be attacked by those who would destroy America from without. It is a worse thing to be attacked by those who would destroy America from within.”

Of course, picking the absolute nadir of Olbermann’s unhinged crackpot demagoguery is a very difficult task, because there is always so much irresponsible moonbat lunacy from which to choose. Frankly, I don’t even think that MRC video clip even captured the worst of that particular rant about Tea Party-backed Republicans:

They see the future of America not in progress, but in revolution to establish a theocracy for white males, with dissent caged and individuality suppressed.
They see America not for what is, nor what it can be. They see delusions, specters, fantasies; they see communists under every bed and a gun in every hand.

What made that rant so outstanding was that it was delivered on October 27 — the Thursday before Election Day. Here was Olbermann warning America that a vote for the GOP was a vote for a white male theocracy instituted by delusional enemies of progress.

Five days later? The biggest GOP landslide since 1938.

Evidently voters listened to Olbermann’s description of Republican candidates and decided, “Yeah. That’s what we want!”

So now I guess John Boehner knows what his mandate means.

Thanks, Keith!


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