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Olbermann marvels at “just how stupid” the opponents of high taxes and Obamacare are
NewsReal Blog ^ | August 9, 2009 | John Perazzo

Posted on 08/09/2009 1:18:04 PM PDT by HorowitzianConservative

On his Countdown program Thursday, Keith Olbermann demonstrated once again that because of his boiling hatred for anyone whose ideology differs from his own, he is entirely incapable of engaging in linear thought or reasoned debate. In this particular episode, Olbermann designated former Reagan economic advisor Arthur Laffer as the day’s “Worst Person in the World,” disparaging Laffer as “the pusher of the discredited notion that tax cuts for the rich stimulated the economy, and the creator of the farcical Laffer Curve.” The Laffer Curve is a concept which contends that at a given point of increased taxation, business activity will diminish because of the reduced economic incentives that accompany higher taxes, thereby causing the government to receive less tax revenue rather than more. Olbermann is particularly annoyed with Laffer these days, because of the latter’s opposition to the Obama/Democrat plan for government-run health care.

Sneering that Laffer’s name befits his purportedly clownish economic theories, Olbermann contemptuously marveled at “just how stupid” Laffer and “other critics of health care reform … are about this topic.” He then quoted Laffer saying:

“If you like the Post Office and the Department of Motor Vehicles and you think they’re run well, just wait until you see Medicare, Medicaid, and Healthcare done by the government.”

Olbermann then looked directly at the camera and mocked Laffer by addressing these comments to him directly:

“Medicare and Medicaid are already done by the government. They’re government programs. This also just in, Dr. Laffer: Lindburgh has landed safely in Paris.”

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Does Olbermann really think he can get away with this?
1 posted on 08/09/2009 1:18:05 PM PDT by HorowitzianConservative
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To: HorowitzianConservative


from Offal-Mann again!

2 posted on 08/09/2009 1:19:56 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: HorowitzianConservative
Just remind yourself that he is a professional stooge.


3 posted on 08/09/2009 1:21:02 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: HorowitzianConservative

“Does Olbermann really think he can get away with this?”

His audience is small and diminishing so...no.


4 posted on 08/09/2009 1:21:27 PM PDT by y6162 (uish..)
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To: HorowitzianConservative

“Stupid” must be the new buzz word for the democrats.. from obama on down..saying the police man acted stupid.


5 posted on 08/09/2009 1:22:48 PM PDT by JoanneSD
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To: HorowitzianConservative

If the Laffer Curve is “farcical” then MSNBC should quadruple their ad rates,no more money problems and then they can afford to hire hosts people will want to see.


6 posted on 08/09/2009 1:23:01 PM PDT by GeronL (Guilty of the crime of deviationism.http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: HorowitzianConservative

“Does Olbermann really think he can get away with this?”

Only a Reagan sized landslide will shut them up.

We have to persevere.


7 posted on 08/09/2009 1:23:44 PM PDT by y6162 (uish..)
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To: HorowitzianConservative

He gets away with it because only like minded people actually watch him.


8 posted on 08/09/2009 1:26:46 PM PDT by tips up
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To: HorowitzianConservative

255,000 people turn in to watch him spew hate, a third of them agree with him, another third might agree with a small amount of his cult logic, and maybe another third because the other channels have gone blank and Jerry Springer is not on.


9 posted on 08/09/2009 1:27:55 PM PDT by junta (Conservatives, the word "racism" is now ours.)
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To: JoanneSD
Typical DummieCRAP Voter???


10 posted on 08/09/2009 1:28:03 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: HorowitzianConservative
On his Countdown program Thursday, Keith Olbermann demonstrated once again that because of his boiling hatred for anyone whose ideology differs from his own, he is entirely incapable of engaging in linear thought or reasoned debate.


11 posted on 08/09/2009 1:29:23 PM PDT by Godzilla (TEA - Taxed Enough Already)
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To: HorowitzianConservative

Keith...don’t go there. Really, just don’t. In a battle of wits against Art Laffer, you’re not only unarmed, you’re running in bellowing “LEEROY JENKINS!!!”


12 posted on 08/09/2009 1:35:37 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: HorowitzianConservative; All
The real issue here isn't Olbermann. Anyone with a triple digit IQ knows the guy has real mental issues. He's more pathetic than annoying. It's only a matter of time before he has a mental breakdown. He needs professional help and I think he should be kept away from sharp objects.

No the real issue here is MSNBC and the assorted crackpots who are on the air. The network (if you want to call it that) has the biggest assortments of buffoons you will find this side of the NY Times editorial page. MSNBC doesn't even try to conceal their bias. It's one thing to have a political point in an editorial page. It's something different to inject it into the news stories . Every show on MSNBC is more comedy than news. They passed pathetic a long time ago. But the question is: Who's running the show? The decision to move hard left, who made it. Why? Were they so far behind FOX that they decided that there was a lunatic audience out there for what they are doing. Why hasn't Microsoft or NBC pulled the plug on this operation. They should be embarrassed. But are they passed the point of embarrassment? The network is a disgrace and even the liberals know it. Even they criticize the shows.

With such low ratings, how can they sell enough advertising to stay on the air? Maybe they don't pay the assortment of buffoons much money so perhaps that the reason. You get more real news from the shopping channels, and certainly more intelligence.
13 posted on 08/09/2009 1:38:34 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: HorowitzianConservative

Another village missing an idiot.


14 posted on 08/09/2009 1:39:43 PM PDT by duckman (Jesus I trust in You. Mary take over)
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To: HorowitzianConservative

Earth calling Olbermann....Medicare and Medicaid are BANKRUPT. Obama wants to Bankrupt the Private Companies to level the playing field. That will make it fair.


15 posted on 08/09/2009 1:40:00 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (!!)
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To: GeronL

I like that, your very good. I will have to remember your example.


16 posted on 08/09/2009 1:42:12 PM PDT by federal
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To: federal

We can expect the money to roll in once all taxes are 99%, yup, we will never have money problems again. /sarc


17 posted on 08/09/2009 1:44:23 PM PDT by GeronL (Guilty of the crime of deviationism.http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: HorowitzianConservative

Like Olberman knows anything about intelligence.


18 posted on 08/09/2009 1:46:03 PM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American (E)
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To: HorowitzianConservative

Nobody watches him, why are we subjected to his dumbass rants on FR?


19 posted on 08/09/2009 1:48:42 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: HorowitzianConservative

Did someone fart ... who cares.


20 posted on 08/09/2009 2:02:00 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bail out)
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To: HorowitzianConservative

I’d like to challenge Olberman to an IQ competition. Loser dies.


21 posted on 08/09/2009 2:09:55 PM PDT by 3niner (When Obama succeeds, America fails.)
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To: HorowitzianConservative

In the future, please post content from your blog into our bloggers forum.

Thanks,


23 posted on 08/09/2009 2:12:38 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: HorowitzianConservative
Keith Olbermann is just being a typical lefty, desperately trying to justify his (and every leftist's) belief that they are brilliant and anyone who doesn't agree with them is, necessarily, 'stupid'.

This kind of insular self-aggrandizement by leftists is standard fare that we've all seen at least a thousand times. 'liberals = smart, conservatives = stupid'. It doesn't play so well anymore because (a) average Americans are growing tired of being smeared as ' stupid' for rejecting insane leftist polices promulgated by the Obama administration and, (b) Keith Olbermann is distinctly unlikeable and clearly far from the brillant guy he thinks he is and represents.

Olbermann has a relatively small audience that already buys his twaddle - and even that audience is beginning to shrink. The man is a loon - and his show is a bore. His rants are irrelevant - and mostly, unwatched.

24 posted on 08/09/2009 2:15:23 PM PDT by Jim Scott (Do not go gentle into that good night)
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To: HorowitzianConservative

Laffer was WRONG to believe that legal plunder destroys the WHOLE LOOT ONLY when it taxes 100 PERCENT of others’ income.

This reasoning is blindsided by the IMPUNITY of legal plunder.
It ignores the inevitable RIVALRY for the loot and, the PSEUDO-INVESTMENT which, as a consequence of that rivalry, the participants in the political processes have to make in order to get the share of the plundered wealth they are aiming at.

Since there is no such thing as a guaranteed profit (TAANSTAFL), this pseudo-investment in the political processes, which is entirely LOST for any real production (since it only aims at already produced wealth) MUST, at equilibrium, be the EQUIVALENT of what it tries to get.

Q. E. D.: Socialism destroys the EQUIVALENT of what it steals, not only PART of it.


25 posted on 08/09/2009 2:19:09 PM PDT by Vincent Jappi (Google censorship of Taitz' blog?)
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GE pays Olbermann $7.5 million a year to promote the party line, support Obama and thereby help get more bailout money and get big in the Carbon Credit business with Cap and Trade.

Olbermann does not have to get ratings. He is not answerable to the market. He is answerable to his ideological and financial masters who will line their pockets at the expense of the taxpayer.

26 posted on 08/09/2009 3:32:58 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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