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Lawrence O'Donnel says he could care less if troops are demoralized by Kerry negativity on war.
The McLaughlin Group - Weekend of October Second and Third ^ | 10/03/2004 | Whitman

Posted on 10/03/2004 7:52:43 PM PDT by timbuck2

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Waiting for a transcript, but I heard Lawrence O'Donnell shout on today's TMG that he could care less that the troops are demoralized by Kerry's incessant cynicism about the Iraq war. Essentially he said they should keep their mouths shut and fight. I almost fell out of my chair. Did anybody else hear the exchange? Shocking!

Please write to McLaughlin producers at comments@mclaughlin.com to let them know that O'Donnell crossed the line of decency and really does not deserve to have access to an otherwise prestigious panel.

I'll post the transcript as soon as it is available. If anybody has TiVo or VHS, please record this program at the earliest opportunity. I am not convinced the transcript will catch all the unbelievable words that O'Donnell used. TMG needs to feel the heat on this one and soldiers should be informed how little respect Democrat operatives like O'Donnell (former writer for NBC's West Wing and campaign staffer of the last great Democrat Senator Patrick Moynihan)have for our fighting men and women who are putting their lives on the line for all of us.

Thoughts?

-T


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aidandcomfort; hatrioticleft; kerry; lawrence; liberals; mclauglin; media; morale; napalminthemorning; odonnell; sedition; troops; truecolors; wot
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Thank you!

-T

1 posted on 10/03/2004 7:52:44 PM PDT by timbuck2
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To: timbuck2

Send the video to Sean Hannity, he'll see to it that the troops understand exactly where these assholes are coming from.


2 posted on 10/03/2004 7:54:31 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (Always ask yourself, does this pass the Global Test?)
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To: timbuck2

I'm writing the email right now.

Kerry's remarks are going to lose us this war.

And things like today's NYT article accusing the pres of LYING AND TREASON have to be adressed too.

I'm emailing them next.


3 posted on 10/03/2004 7:54:31 PM PDT by johannes89a
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Ping.


4 posted on 10/03/2004 7:55:41 PM PDT by Fedora
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To: timbuck2
I would hate for the idiot liberals to alienate the military to the point that, when they try to steal the next election, our boys take care of their socialist butts once and for all.

I really would...

5 posted on 10/03/2004 7:56:53 PM PDT by Reactionary
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To: timbuck2

Just another CLASSIC EXAMPLE of the anti-military, anti-Americanism if the RADICAL LEFTIST DEMS.

Fine patriots -- now tell me THEY GIVE A DAMN ABOUT THIS COUNTRY ????


6 posted on 10/03/2004 7:57:02 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: timbuck2

Lawrence O'Donnell is a prick on the subject of war. Especially if any sort of scrutiny is applied to Kerry's Vietnam service, O'Donnell goes ballistic, leading me to believe his own service (or lack thereof) is a sore spot for him.


7 posted on 10/03/2004 7:57:34 PM PDT by Azzurri
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To: timbuck2
I don't think writing McLaughlin will accomplish anything......JMcL was sitting right there when he said it, and yes, O'Donnell did say that.

O'Donnell (any relation to Rosie?) was almost transfigured in that exchange -- he was lit, eyes bulging, suffused by a baleful inner glow, as if he were inspirited by Pazuzu.

That's what happens when 'Rats get up a bit in the polls. They revert to their mephistophelean state.

8 posted on 10/03/2004 7:58:23 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus ("Whatever." -- sinkspur)
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To: timbuck2

That's just great.....that's it, Im now behind my hubby's desire to retire, depending on the election outcome.....we had eight years of that shit, no more!


9 posted on 10/03/2004 7:58:54 PM PDT by mystery-ak (Mr Kerry, how did we ever get along without you?)
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To: Azzurri

Here is the bio of the frothing lunatic bastard. He was so out of line I am still almost speechless. We need to get on this and quick!

-T

Lawrence O'Donnell
Senior Political Analyst, MSNBC

Lawrence O'Donnell, Jr., is the creator and Executive Producer of a new NBC Washington-based drama set in the Senate. The show, entitled "Mister Sterling," will premiere in January, 2003. Mr. O'Donnell won an Emmy as a Producer of NBC's "The West Wing" where he served as a writer and producer for the first two seasons of the show. "The West Wing" episode he co-wrote on the death penalty won the 2000 Humanitas Prize for writing that "communicate(s) those values which most enrich the human person."

O’Donnell is also MSNBC’s senior political analyst and substitute host of Hardball With Chris Matthews.

From 1993, through 1995, O'Donnell was the Democratic chief of staff of the United States Senate Committee on Finance. The Committee has jurisdiction over legislation involving taxation, international trade, health care, social security, welfare, and other income security programs.

In 1992, O'Donnell was chief of staff of the United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.

From 1989 until 1992, O'Donnell served as senior advisor to Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan of New York. He began his professional association with Senator Moynihan as director of communications in the Senator's 1988 reelection campaign.

A writer prior to entering politics and government, O'Donnell published the 1983 book Deadly Force, which was adapted as a CBS movie in 1986. He has written essays and articles for several publications including The New York Times, New York Magazine, Vanity Fair, Manhattan Inc., People, Spy, and Boston Magazine.

O’Donnell has also appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, Nightline, Charlie Rose Show, Politically Incorrect, and several other programs.

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, O'Donnell is a graduate of Harvard College (Class of 1976). He lives in Los Angeles.


10 posted on 10/03/2004 7:59:32 PM PDT by timbuck2 ("The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedients, and by parts." -Edmund Burke)
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To: timbuck2
LO'D is a wacko!

I nearly shot my TV the last time he spoke on PMSNBC.

The guy needs his clock cleaned.

11 posted on 10/03/2004 8:01:59 PM PDT by Cold Heat (http://ice.he.net/~freepnet/kerry/staticpages/index.php?page=20040531140357545)
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To: lentulusgracchus

O'Donnell is the poster boy of the rabid and hateful left. I cannot believe McLaughlin did not step in to put an end to his frothy rant. It's possible he did not hear exactly what he said in the exchange. I know Blankly and Buchanan heard him and they were visibly angry and attempted to respond before McLaughlin quickly moved to the next topic.

-T

p.s. A reptilian mephistopheles...


13 posted on 10/03/2004 8:05:04 PM PDT by timbuck2 ("The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedients, and by parts." -Edmund Burke)
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To: timbuck2
...McLaughlin quickly moved to the next topic.

Speaks volumes.

14 posted on 10/03/2004 8:06:09 PM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: lentulusgracchus
>>JMcL was sitting right there when he said it,

McLaughlin's pro-Kerry. They probably rehearsed the comments McL was too insecure to make by himself.

15 posted on 10/03/2004 8:06:28 PM PDT by Graymatter (Reload Bush/Cheney 2004)
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To: timbuck2

Lawrece O'Donnell is an EVIL person with a smile on his face....


16 posted on 10/03/2004 8:08:45 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Azzurri; timbuck2
Lawrence O'Donnell is a prick on the subject of war.

He's a prick on the subject of anything not involving a 'Rat in the White House -- look at West Wing, which he produced for the first two seasons. He even portrayed Jeb Bartlett's uncaring, b@stardly dad in one episode, playing Bartlett Senior as a nasty, Republicanoid gold-plated louse.

O'Donnell's an UltraRat. Check his vita at a 'Rat-friendly site, here.

17 posted on 10/03/2004 8:10:17 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus ("Whatever." -- sinkspur)
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To: Graymatter
yeah I saw that, I was stunned he (O'Donnel) was real angry when he said it too.

I would expect that from Eleanor. but usual he isn't so animated... I wonder what the deal is?
18 posted on 10/03/2004 8:11:20 PM PDT by dhm005 (die hippies die....)
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To: timbuck2
Ooops. You beat me to it. You got the same material. Thanks.
19 posted on 10/03/2004 8:12:04 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus ("Whatever." -- sinkspur)
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To: dhm005

He's been getting more and more agitated as he sees his "golden candidate" sink further and further.

As a 'Rat he keeps hoping. As an analyst (irrespective of his words) he can see the writing on the all.


20 posted on 10/03/2004 8:13:40 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Please quote me. I am an Unimpeachable Source.)
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To: dhm005
I wonder what the deal is?

This is just a glimpse of what life would be like, under a Kerry presidency. The alphabet news outlets may be comprised of many different letters, but they are all DNC.

21 posted on 10/03/2004 8:13:49 PM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: timbuck2

You can't oppose the war and support the troops.


22 posted on 10/03/2004 8:14:42 PM PDT by bayourod (Even security moms should now know that you can't lead while waffling and calling Iraq the wrong war)
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To: freedumb2003
As an analyst (irrespective of his words) he can see the writing on the stall.
23 posted on 10/03/2004 8:14:58 PM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: timbuck2

Never heard of him.


24 posted on 10/03/2004 8:15:04 PM PDT by dougherty (I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free. - Michelangelo)
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To: Paul Atreides

LOL


25 posted on 10/03/2004 8:15:40 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Please quote me. I am an Unimpeachable Source.)
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To: dhm005
I would expect that from Eleanor. but usual he isn't so animated... I wonder what the deal is?

The deal is, he is a Harvard man, ultracool in school. The kind who wouldn't talk to you or me on the street, unless he were consciously condescending for some reason.

Boston and Harvard says it all. Stone waste of humanity.

26 posted on 10/03/2004 8:15:53 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus ("Whatever." -- sinkspur)
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To: johannes89a
Amazing how many FR people buy the liberal media line that we could lose the war.

Earth to the brainwashed, the war has been WON! Establishing a freely elected Republic style government is what is at issue now. And that is not up to us to determine. Its up to the Iraqis.

27 posted on 10/03/2004 8:16:05 PM PDT by HisKingdomWillAbolishSinDeath (Proverbs 10:30 The righteous shall never be removed: but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth.)
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To: dhm005

Could it be that his 2003 show Mister Sterling was an unbelievable flop? Bitterness might be eating him up?

-T


28 posted on 10/03/2004 8:16:27 PM PDT by timbuck2 ("The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedients, and by parts." -Edmund Burke)
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To: timbuck2

I've seen this jerk on MSNBC:
Here are some addresses:

MSNBC, Alison Stewart, world@msnbc.com
MSNBC, Amy Robach, world@msnbc.com
MSNBC, Bob Kur, robert.kur@nbc.com
MSNBC, Chris Jansing, world@msnbc.com
MSNBC, Chris Matthews, hardball@msnbc.com
MSNBC, Contessa Brewer, world@msnbc.com
MSNBC, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, countdown@msnbc.com
MSNBC, Dan Abrams, abramsreport@msnbc.com
MSNBC, David Schuster, dshuster@msnbc.com
MSNBC, Deborah Norville, norville@msnbc.com
MSNBC, Deborah Norville, norville@msnbc.com
MSNBC, Dennis Sullivan (Executive Editor - Campaign Coverage), dennis.sullivan@msnbc.com
MSNBC, Don Imus, imus@msnbc.com
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MSNBC, Hardball with Chris Matthews, hardball@msnbc.com
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MSNBC, Keith Olbermann, countdown@msnbc.com
MSNBC, Lester Holt Live, Lesterholt@msnbc.com
MSNBC, Lester Holt, lester.holt@msnbc.com
MSNBC, MSNBC Investigates, msnbcinvestigates@msnbc.com
MSNBC, Randy Meier, world@msnbc.com
MSNBC, Richard Kaplan (President), feedback@msnbc.com
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MSNBC, Scarborough Country, joe@msnbc.com
MSNBC, The Abrams Report, abramsreport@msnbc.com
MSNBC, Viewer Services, viewerservices@msnbc.com


29 posted on 10/03/2004 8:16:33 PM PDT by crushelits
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To: timbuck2

Freep the commie. What an ungrateful bastard.


30 posted on 10/03/2004 8:16:44 PM PDT by Sam's Army (Reject Materialism)
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To: Paul Atreides

McLaughlin used to be a good show, now it is just a platform for useless left wing nitwits like )'D and Eleanor Clift, and she is creepy...McLaughlin has moved way left of center lately.


31 posted on 10/03/2004 8:17:20 PM PDT by Former Dodger ((Go W GO! Finish off the US Rats, then the Muslim ones!))
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To: Paul Atreides

think of the paradox they will be in. The will have to start showing things getting better and that it was a noble cause, thus proving W was correct... If we fail under the Lurch regime, then he would look bad..

what a conundrum it hurts my head....


32 posted on 10/03/2004 8:17:48 PM PDT by dhm005 (die hippies die....)
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To: lentulusgracchus
Call him on it, and he'll complain that you're "questioning his patriotism."

If you think it's bad now, imagine how the troop morale would ebb if Kerry got in. You would see so many people leaving the military after their tours of duty that the Dems would have to have a new draft just to keep the ranks full. Liberal lies and incompetence would make it a self-fulfilling prophecy.
33 posted on 10/03/2004 8:18:25 PM PDT by Uncle Vlad
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To: timbuck2
Actually, you mean "couldn't care less," as in, he does not care at all, his care is measured at zero.
34 posted on 10/03/2004 8:19:52 PM PDT by Petronski (Watching Heinz and Kerry show affection is like watching two lobsters in a kung fu movie.)
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To: lentulusgracchus

He went out of his way to remind people of his prior prediction that Kerry would win all three debates and would be elected president. I will definitely tape the Friday November 5 show just to relish the look on the baffoon's face when he must concede that he was wrong about Bush.

-T


35 posted on 10/03/2004 8:19:53 PM PDT by timbuck2 ("The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedients, and by parts." -Edmund Burke)
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To: Former Dodger

Which is why I cannot figure out why Fox News puts Eleanor's sour face on. She has all the personality and disposition of a bag lady's underwear.


36 posted on 10/03/2004 8:20:09 PM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: Former Dodger
don't forget (Mr bitter) Pat...

go Pat go go far far away....

notice how they love him now that he slams the GOP
they basically called him a fascist prior to the 2000 race...

he is shameless
37 posted on 10/03/2004 8:20:48 PM PDT by dhm005 (die hippies die....)
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To: lentulusgracchus

That is one of the most spot-on posts I've ever seen here. Kudo's to you.


38 posted on 10/03/2004 8:21:16 PM PDT by Sam's Army (Reject Materialism)
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To: johannes89a
Kerry's remarks are going to lose us this war.

He's attempting to undermine support for this war just like he did for Vietnam.

His sister is actually overseas trying to undermine the support of our allies.

These people are despicable if you ask me.

39 posted on 10/03/2004 8:22:39 PM PDT by Jorge
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To: brian_wilson

Some analogy -

Let's not forget what had gone on before - under Kennedy and Johnson


40 posted on 10/03/2004 8:22:39 PM PDT by Pastnowfuturealpha
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To: dhm005
F'n has already laid out the talking points. Remember, when he said that he "would not know what he would find," concerning Iraq, if he wins? This means, if things go well, it is because of his godlike abilities. If things go bad, it is mean ol' W's fault.

Naturally, the DNC news channels will parrot whatever he says.

41 posted on 10/03/2004 8:22:50 PM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: Graymatter
McLaughlin's pro-Kerry.

I wouldn't be too sure of that. He has had his knickers in a twist over the Iraq War, since Bush's preemption fails McLaughlin's Catholic doctrine of "just war". McLaughlin was equally hostile to Clinton's air war over Kosovo, if not moreso -- although I agreed with the Clintonoids about that one.

Turning the other cheek in an era of nuclear proliferation will get millions killed, but McLaughlin can't bring himself to see that the Catholic teaching has been overreached by Edward Teller and the hydrogen bomb. So he goes on bitterly opposing Bush and the war and generally playing Sir Thomas More to Bush's Henry VIII on the subject of war and peace. Except that nobody is calling for McLaughlin's head -- and he's got Belial sitting right next to him on the show, in the person of Larry O'Donnell, agreeing with everything he says that is critical of Bush and the war. That ought to be a clue that he's wrong, right there.

42 posted on 10/03/2004 8:23:19 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus ("Whatever." -- sinkspur)
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To: EagleUSA
Hello,

I have come to the conclusion that the Left wishes that America, as we know it, dies. That may sound harsh, but it is true.

Glad to be here, MOgirl
43 posted on 10/03/2004 8:23:55 PM PDT by MOgirl (In memory of Walton Wayne Callahan, I love you forever.)
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To: timbuck2

From the post: "Were the troops in Vietnam 'demoralized' when Nixon campaigned on pulling them out? Of course not."

Why do people insist on matching the war in Iraq to what went on with the Vietnam war - ?

By the time it got to Nixon, I believe the troops were well beyond "demoralized" by what the likes of Kerry's kind had loaded into the mix - along with all the flower children -


44 posted on 10/03/2004 8:24:12 PM PDT by Pastnowfuturealpha
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To: timbuck2

Guy is such a phony it makes my ears bleed.

Listen to this Fresh Air piece on the flop Mr. Sterling. Listening to O'Donnell is like watching the grass grow, but it is illuminating nonetheless.

-T


45 posted on 10/03/2004 8:24:14 PM PDT by timbuck2 ("The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedients, and by parts." -Edmund Burke)
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To: All

Please limit profanity.


46 posted on 10/03/2004 8:24:19 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: timbuck2

Aid and comfort to the enemy in my book


47 posted on 10/03/2004 8:26:15 PM PDT by underbyte (I am watching the Democrat campaign of 1000 clowns & having the time of my life)
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To: Uncle Vlad

His lack of patriotism is the least of his problems apparently.

-T


48 posted on 10/03/2004 8:27:09 PM PDT by timbuck2 ("The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedients, and by parts." -Edmund Burke)
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To: timbuck2

Oops. Here is the Fresh Air link.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1184204


The part about how it is impossible to write provocative conservative characters into the show because they only say "no" while Dems are more "activist." Guess Nat'l Defense would not quite fall into O'Donnell's stereotype...

-T


49 posted on 10/03/2004 8:29:32 PM PDT by timbuck2 ("The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedients, and by parts." -Edmund Burke)
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To: timbuck2
Essentially he said they should keep their mouths shut and fight.

This jackass forgets that these brave men and women are volunteers not draftees. Of course if he keeps popping off at the chops and pi$$ing these great Americans off, Kerry will need to bring back the draft. I knows dozens of troops who are planning to bail ASAP if that treasonous ba$tard gets elected. The majority of the kids in the military worship our commander-n-chief because they know he really respects and cares about them--and he's a man of courage and conviction.

50 posted on 10/03/2004 8:29:45 PM PDT by DaBroasta (Stop the hate--vote Republican)
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