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(NBC's Lawrence) O'Donnell's Lunacy Continues (says John Edwards is racist just for staying in race)
Captain's Quarters ^ | Jan. 11, 2008 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 01/11/2008 12:03:36 PM PST by jdm

NBC correspondent Lawrence O'Donnell has been losing it for the last four years, but he usually restricts his extreme bombast for Republicans. He wouldn't allow John O'Neill (actually a Democrat) speak in a 2004 television appearance, screaming "Creepy liar" over him whenever O'Neill tried to respond. Just recently he let loose a barrage of anti-Mormon bigotry when discussing Mitt Romney. Now, however, O'Donnell aims his strange ire at John Edwards, whom he accuses of racism for staying in the primaries:

John Edwards is a loser. He has won exactly two elections in his life and lost 31. Only one of his wins and all of his losses were in presidential primaries and caucuses. He remains perfectly positioned to continue to lose with a Kucinich-like consistency. Nothing but egomania keeps Edwards in the race now. All presidential candidates are egomaniacs but some of them have party status worth preserving that forces them to drop out when they hit the wall. A loser like Edwards has no status or dignity to lose. Campaigning and losing is his life. So, he will continue his simple-minded, losing campaign and deny Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton the one-on-one contest they deserve.

If John Edwards stays in the race, he might, in the end, become nothing other than the Southern white man who stood in the way of the black man. And for that, he would deserve a lifetime of liberal condemnation.

Wow. Just ... wow. I hold no brief for John Edwards, and think he's a political loser myself, as O'Donnell labels him. He's not going to win the nomination, and his continued presence in the race exemplifies his self-involvement more than anything else.

But to suggest that Edwards' failure to withdraw constitutes racism as O'Donnell clearly implies is nothing short of insane. Does O'Donnell believe that Obama's presence in the primaries requires all other candidates to withdraw to prove that they're not racist? In fact, isn't the suggestion that Obama can't win this on his own without people throwing the election a racist notion in and of itself? At the very least, it's offensively paternalistic.

Jane Smiley, also at the HuffPo, offers O'Donnell some sage advice: shut up, Larry. She should have added: seek some help.


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: johnedwards; lawrenceodonnell; lunacy
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1 posted on 01/11/2008 12:03:40 PM PST by jdm
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Get a load of this!


2 posted on 01/11/2008 12:04:08 PM PST by jdm (A Hunter Thompson ticket would be suicide.)
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To: jdm

“load” - yep, ya pretty well nailed it...


3 posted on 01/11/2008 12:05:47 PM PST by Hegemony Cricket (Although most dead people vote democrat, aborted babies, if given the choice, would vote Republican.)
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To: jdm
John Edwards is not a racist he is a narcissist.
4 posted on 01/11/2008 12:06:10 PM PST by elizabetty ("Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm." .Ralph Waldo Emerson)
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To: jdm

The PMSM is really showing its naked biases this week. Will anyone notice?


5 posted on 01/11/2008 12:07:18 PM PST by jimtorr
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To: jdm

Larry O’Donnell also moonlights playing a Mormon lawyer to a bigamist in “Big Love”.


6 posted on 01/11/2008 12:08:10 PM PST by AU72
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To: jdm
Crazy and crazier.


7 posted on 01/11/2008 12:08:39 PM PST by jdm (A Hunter Thompson ticket would be suicide.)
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To: elizabetty
"John Edwards is not a racist he is a narcissist."

I disagree. Liberals are by definition racist. They believe black people can only succeed with liberal "assistance".

8 posted on 01/11/2008 12:09:03 PM PST by boop (Democracy is the theory that the people get the government they deserve, good and hard.)
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To: jdm

Shades of Dorian Gray - Edwards keeps getting prettier but the picture gets older./Just Asking - seoul62........


9 posted on 01/11/2008 12:09:18 PM PST by seoul62
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To: jdm
Liberals never cease to amaze...

By this logic, is Hillary a racist because she won't drop out and let Obama win?

Am I a racist because I won't vote for Obama?

It's like a page from an Ayn Rand novel.
10 posted on 01/11/2008 12:10:50 PM PST by The Louiswu (Never Forget!)
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To: jdm

Man..MSNBC doesn’t even try to hide bias these days. Not even kind of sorta maybe hinting towards their opinions.

Hillary will not like this one bit!


11 posted on 01/11/2008 12:11:32 PM PST by My Favorite Headache (No One Gets To Their Heaven Without A Fight)
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To: The Louiswu

Exactly


12 posted on 01/11/2008 12:11:55 PM PST by My Favorite Headache (No One Gets To Their Heaven Without A Fight)
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To: The Louiswu

I love Ayn but this would require SEVERAL pages in one of her novels.


13 posted on 01/11/2008 12:14:23 PM PST by Bob Buchholz
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To: jdm; Interesting Times
In fact, isn't the suggestion that Obama can't win this on his own without people throwing the election a racist notion in and of itself?

Captain Ed nails O'Donnell.

Regards,

TS

14 posted on 01/11/2008 12:15:06 PM PST by The Shrew (www.ToSetTheRecordStraight.com/www.swiftvets.com/www.wintersoldier.com-The Truth Shall Set YOU Free!)
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To: The Louiswu
By this logic, is Hillary a racist because she won't drop out and let Obama win?

You're 50% correct. By this logic, Hillary is both racist and sexist!

15 posted on 01/11/2008 12:15:36 PM PST by jdm (A Hunter Thompson ticket would be suicide.)
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To: jdm

Nice to see Larry spreading his lunacy around instead of just dumping it on conservatives. Also funny that the huffpost woman claims he’s a Karl Rove plant. These people remind me of the Stalinist USSR, with everybody claiming everybody else is an enemy spy.


16 posted on 01/11/2008 12:16:09 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: The Louiswu
"It's like a page from an Ayn Rand novel.

Surely this is not just the first time you've noticed this. Right? { 8^)

17 posted on 01/11/2008 12:18:46 PM PST by YHAOS
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To: My Favorite Headache
Man..MSNBC doesn’t even try to hide bias these days. Not even kind of sorta maybe hinting towards their opinions.

Hillary will not like this one bit!


Bill O. has been all over NBC for their Obama love fests...and then last night did a story on GE's contracts with Iran & the Bin Laden Family.
18 posted on 01/11/2008 12:19:40 PM PST by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: jdm

Very interesting.


19 posted on 01/11/2008 12:20:11 PM PST by syriacus (It's hard to say when we will see -- a Lib as glib as Huckabee.)
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To: jdm

EDS???


20 posted on 01/11/2008 12:22:00 PM PST by weegee (Those who surrender personal liberty to lower global temperatures will receive neither.)
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To: YHAOS
"Surely this is not just the first time you've noticed this. Right? { 8^)"
No, your correct, but it is getting worse...i.e. more obvious.
21 posted on 01/11/2008 12:23:43 PM PST by The Louiswu (Never Forget!)
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To: jdm
>>>>NBC correspondent Lawrence O’Donnell

He is not a reporter, correspondent, news producer of any of the like. He is liberal political commentator, paid to bring his left-wing ideas to the air, just as Ann Coulter is paid to present our points.

O’Donnell is also a Hollywood writer and producer of “West Wing.”

Of course, he is also a crass, rude idiot, while Ann is Mother Theresa in gown.

22 posted on 01/11/2008 12:24:48 PM PST by MindBender26 (Is FR worth our time anymore? All the "fun" seems to be gone ?)
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To: jdm

Why don’t we just end the election and have the first affirmative action president? I don’t have any love for Edwards, but this is ridiculous. On a related note, I cruised over to DU the other day just to see what was going on. They are mostly big Edwards fans over there. I’m sure they won’t be liking these comments.


23 posted on 01/11/2008 12:25:33 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: My Favorite Headache
"Hillary will not like this one bit!"

The Drive-Bys will make a exception for the Hill. She and BHO are the only two reasonable candidates. Otherwise, this election is merely a hateful expression of Racist/Sexist America.

24 posted on 01/11/2008 12:25:49 PM PST by YHAOS
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To: jdm

Hate speech from a hater.


25 posted on 01/11/2008 12:26:48 PM PST by Doctor Raoul (Abolish the CIA, give the job to the Free Clinic who know how to stop leaks.)
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To: ozzymandus

Yep, everything is a conspiracy with them and everyone has alterior motives. Unfortunately, I see that on FR too. I’m probably guilty of it myself at times.


26 posted on 01/11/2008 12:27:58 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: jdm
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Oh. So that's who he is.
27 posted on 01/11/2008 12:29:40 PM PST by Old Seadog (Inside every old person is a young person saying "WTF happened?".)
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To: The Louiswu
"but it is getting worse...i.e. more obvious."

Just like it does in an Ayn Rand novel! LOL!

28 posted on 01/11/2008 12:30:35 PM PST by YHAOS
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To: jdm

Could it be that Clinton sock puppet Lawrence O’Donnell is merely trying to deflect hits Hillary is currently receiving because of her insensitive civil rights comments...........deflect the hits from her over to Edwards.........sounds like Clinton SOP........


29 posted on 01/11/2008 12:34:57 PM PST by AwesomePossum
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To: jdm

Democrats are all about entitlements on every level.
The idea that Obama is somehow entitled to be the nominee because of his race is such a sad comment on the state of Democratic politics.
It’s as bad as Gloria Steinem’s Op-Ed this week basically saying that is shouldn’t be based on race as much as gender because women have suffered for their gender more than minorities have suffered for their race. It’s nauseating. It seems to be all about victimhood.
I suspect that most Americans, regardless of party or persuasion, are disgusted by such statements.
I will vote for anyone, regardless of race or gender, if they are honest, intelligent, and I agree with their politics. I will not vote for anyone simply because the look like me. To say otherwise is un-American.


30 posted on 01/11/2008 12:37:14 PM PST by mountainbunny
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To: jdm

I love it. Hey John, the people over at Fox News would never stoop so low and you’re hellbent on boycotting them? This Obama and Hillary race may turn out to be our saving grace in 2008. One way or the other, the party is going to be ripped apart if this gets any nastier.


31 posted on 01/11/2008 12:51:09 PM PST by chad_in_georgia
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To: Old Seadog

Just one little chromosome away from being another Rosie O’Donnell. Retardation must run in that family.


32 posted on 01/11/2008 12:52:56 PM PST by frankenMonkey (101st Army Dad)
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To: jdm

WOW! The last thing in the world I want to do is defend the Breck Girl but holy cow...white guys are now racist just because they dare to run for election against a black man???? O’Donnell should be hospitalized.


33 posted on 01/11/2008 12:53:12 PM PST by pgkdan (Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions - G.K. Chesterton)
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To: jdm
NBC correspondent Lawrence O'Donnell

Lawrence who?

This article makes me doubly glad I don't waste my time watching NBC news.

34 posted on 01/11/2008 12:56:59 PM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: jdm

Maybe Edwards doesn’t believe in affirmative action! :)
But seriously, the stuff we’re hearing about him lately, from his own party, would seem to suggest he’s toast. Possibly not masculine enough (ya think?) to be credible.
The Kerry endorsement of Obama was one of the bigger nails in his coffin, although it will probably hurt Obama as well. Now this out of O’D.
And then, Edwards aside, there was Bubba making remarks that Donna Brazile considers unsavory.
The Dems appear to be in disarray.


35 posted on 01/11/2008 1:04:55 PM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Pro-life.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

BTT


36 posted on 01/11/2008 1:07:44 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Democrat Happens!)
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To: Bob Buchholz

You know, though I’ve tried several times I can’t seem to get through ATLAS SHRUGGED. It’s really a philosophical soap opera. It never, really ends.


37 posted on 01/11/2008 1:20:49 PM PST by kjo
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To: jdm

“creepy liar”? BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! That deserves a brewski! Well, from me to me, anyway...


38 posted on 01/11/2008 1:22:02 PM PST by jagusafr ("Bugs, Mr. Rico! Zillions of 'em!" - Robert Heinlein)
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To: jdm
For some unknown reason I switched over to MSNBC just to see what was being reported at that time. Now I can’t remember the last time I have been to that network, but the Abrams report was on, the guest was Lawrence O’Donnell and some lady loon from Air America.

The insanity of the conversation overwhelmed me in the first three minutes. I brushed my teeth, gargled, took a scalding hot shower, prayed for forgiveness for almost an hour and went straight to bed. They talk about Fox news being one sided, but if this is what you hear day after day, and you fall for this stuff without thinking on your own, you would think life is over and want to kill yourself, the children and the goldfish.

No wonder we are so divided, and to think this was all we had for what, some 40 years or more? It was probably not this bad in the past since we only had one side, and now you clearly see the desperation of networks because they are losing revenue and customers. Since I get all of my info from the net and like minded sources I was thinking that I was not getting the whole story, but I will not stray again, at least not without some protection. :-)

39 posted on 01/11/2008 1:28:33 PM PST by c21sac (If it's meant to be it's up to me.)
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To: jdm
Funny, I've heard a theory that Edwards is really angry with Hillary (didn't hear why), and is staying in the campaign, in order to take her out. If he stays in all the way to the convention, then throws his support to Obama, that just might do the trick.

Hmmm, I wonder if either of these hare-brained theories is correct. :-)

40 posted on 01/11/2008 1:34:00 PM PST by 3niner (War is one game where the home team always loses.)
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To: jdm
Whoever wrote this article is a “LIAR’! Liar! Liar, liar, liar! Creepy liar! Liar, liar, liar!
41 posted on 01/11/2008 1:42:12 PM PST by Bushbacker1 (Officially Fredbacker1 but don't know how to change my name)
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To: jdm

Wow...the dems are clearly showing their true colors..and I ain’t talking Black. First the hildebeast and Bill’s racist remarks and then the fool from NY - Cumo’s son shuffle and jive remark - and now this..and it’s every day more racism of the worst kind.

Dems are about the most racist people on earth.


42 posted on 01/11/2008 1:52:28 PM PST by eleni121 (+ En Touto Nika! By this sign conquer! + Constantine the Great)
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To: eleni121


The reports of these two being related is an exaggeration
43 posted on 01/11/2008 2:08:15 PM PST by BigEdLB (BigEd)
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To: BigEdLB

Yup—lots of morons in the moonbat media.

It really doesn’t take much to graduate with a degree in Communications - just tell the prof that you will work to spread socialism everywhere. Easy A.


44 posted on 01/11/2008 2:12:55 PM PST by eleni121 (+ En Touto Nika! By this sign conquer! + Constantine the Great)
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To: MindBender26

“O’Donnell is also a Hollywood writer and producer of “West Wing.”

You do know that West Wing has been off the air for well over a year, don’t you?


45 posted on 01/11/2008 2:15:21 PM PST by toddlintown (Five bullets and Lennon goes down. Yet not one hit Yoko. Discuss..)
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To: toddlintown

So ??????????


46 posted on 01/11/2008 2:59:59 PM PST by MindBender26 (Is FR worth our time anymore? All the "fun" seems to be gone ?)
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To: MindBender26
>>>>NBC correspondent Lawrence O’Donnell

He is not a reporter, correspondent, news producer of any of the like. He is liberal political commentator

I was about to post the same thought.

Being a "correspondent" implies a certain level of non-biased reporting removing one own opinion to deliver the news

This moonbat is about as far from that as possible.

47 posted on 01/11/2008 5:25:16 PM PST by Popman (Gold Standard: Trying to squeeze a 50 lb economy back into a 5 lb bag)
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To: kjo
I can’t seem to get through ATLAS SHRUGGED. It’s really a philosophical soap opera. It never, really ends.

Don't worry about it

If you live long enough, you will be a participate in the same ending as the book, but in real life

48 posted on 01/11/2008 5:28:24 PM PST by Popman (Gold Standard: Trying to squeeze a 50 lb economy back into a 5 lb bag)
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To: jdm
The take-home point of this episode is that O'Donnell verbalizes the kind of thought disorder which is epidemic among liberal and other leftwing crackpots. His deranged utterances lift the lid and reveal what goes on under the craniums of the others.
49 posted on 01/11/2008 5:28:44 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: jdm
The take-home point of this episode is that O'Donnell verbalizes the kind of thought disorder which is epidemic among liberal and other leftwing crackpots. His deranged utterances lift the lid and reveal what goes on under the craniums of the others.
50 posted on 01/11/2008 5:29:14 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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