I’m so grateful for Keith Olbermann

MSNBC Countdown’s Keith Olbermann: Special Comment for 9/20/07. A stunning denunciation of Bush’s cowardice and hypocrisy. Here is an excerpt:

“…Mr. Bush, you have hidden behind the General’s skirts, and today you have hidden behind the skirts of ‘the last question’ at a news conference, to indicate once again that your presidency has been about the tilted playing field, about no rules for your party in terms of character assassination and changing the fabric of our nation, and no right for your opponents or critics to as much as respond.

That, Sir, is not only unAmerican — it is dictatorial.

And in pimping General David Petraeus, Sir, in violation of everything this country has been assiduously and vigilantly against for 220 years, you have tried to blur the gleaming radioactive line between the military and the political, and to portray your party as the one associated with the military, and your opponents as the ones somehow antithetical to it. You did it again today, Sir, and you need to know how history will judge the line you just crossed.”

6 thoughts on “I’m so grateful for Keith Olbermann

  1. Thanks so much for posting this! I tried hard not to cry about the news these days, but yesterday I did. I just couldn’t believe that Bush would condemn MoveOn for publishing an ad that at the very, very worst could be considered hurting someone’s reputation, and then refuse to condemn the deaths of 11 innocent Iraqi civilians. And then the Iraqi orders Blackwater out and they…stay. I just can’t believe the travesty going on in Iraq. It’s enough to make you want to give up being human.
    Okay I could go on and on, but I’ll stop now. Thanks again!

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    • I’m glad you appreciated the link. I absolutely understand your feelings of disbelief and outrage and whatever else you’re feeling these days. It’s overwhelming. That’s why I’m so grateful when someone with a platform says what I want to say because then I don’t feel so alone and isolated during these crazy times.
      Keith Olbermann is vital to our collective mental health, I think.
      Take care.
      Tracy

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  2. Thanks so much for posting this! I tried hard not to cry about the news these days, but yesterday I did. I just couldn’t believe that Bush would condemn MoveOn for publishing an ad that at the very, very worst could be considered hurting someone’s reputation, and then refuse to condemn the deaths of 11 innocent Iraqi civilians. And then the Iraqi orders Blackwater out and they…stay. I just can’t believe the travesty going on in Iraq. It’s enough to make you want to give up being human.
    Okay I could go on and on, but I’ll stop now. Thanks again!

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  3. Thanks so much for posting this! I tried hard not to cry about the news these days, but yesterday I did. I just couldn’t believe that Bush would condemn MoveOn for publishing an ad that at the very, very worst could be considered hurting someone’s reputation, and then refuse to condemn the deaths of 11 innocent Iraqi civilians. And then the Iraqi orders Blackwater out and they…stay. I just can’t believe the travesty going on in Iraq. It’s enough to make you want to give up being human.

    Okay I could go on and on, but I’ll stop now. Thanks again!

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  4. I’m glad you appreciated the link. I absolutely understand your feelings of disbelief and outrage and whatever else you’re feeling these days. It’s overwhelming. That’s why I’m so grateful when someone with a platform says what I want to say because then I don’t feel so alone and isolated during these crazy times.
    Keith Olbermann is vital to our collective mental health, I think.
    Take care.
    Tracy

    Like

  5. I’m glad you appreciated the link. I absolutely understand your feelings of disbelief and outrage and whatever else you’re feeling these days. It’s overwhelming. That’s why I’m so grateful when someone with a platform says what I want to say because then I don’t feel so alone and isolated during these crazy times.

    Keith Olbermann is vital to our collective mental health, I think.

    Take care.
    Tracy

    Like

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