Skip to comments.HYSTERICAL MSNBC HOST GOES BONKERS ON AIR
Posted on 09/02/2012 3:11:25 PM PDT by SMGFan
A talk-show host this weekend on MSNBC, widely considered a heavily left-leaning news network, suddenly erupted into a screaming rant after one of her guests suggested Obama wasnt acknowledging the risks entrepreneurs take in Americas economy. What is riskier than living poor in America? Seriously! host Melissa Harris-Perry shouted on her self-titled show yesterday. I am sick of the idea that being wealthy is risky!
Harris-Perry was discussing welfare reform and economic class mobility with a panel of guests.
One guest, Nancy Giles, described as a social commentator, suggested it was public education and low-cost health care that enabled people to move out of lower economic classes.
But Monica Mehta, described as a business/finance expert, countered that class mobility is fueled by entrepreneurs taking risks, and began to imply that Obamas You didnt build that speech was indicative of anti-entrepreneurial bias.
But Mehta didnt have the opportunity to finish her thought.
What is riskier than living poor in America? Seriously! What in the world is riskier than being a poor person in America? the host interrupted. I live in a neighborhood where people are shot on my street corner. I live in a neighborhood where people have to figure out how to get their kid into school because maybe it will be a good school and maybe it wont. I am sick of the idea that being wealthy is risky! No! There is a huge safety net that whenever you fail, well catch you and catch you and catch you! Being poor is what is risky. We have to create a safety net for poor people, and when we wont because they happen to look different from us, it is the pervasive ugliness. We cannot do that!
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When entrepreneurs are outlawed, only government workers will have jobs.
Stupid is hard to cure.
>>What in the world is riskier than being a poor person in America?<<
Being a poor person anywhere else in the world.
This sounds like RAT City.
This is the Republicans' fault...how?
People with hyphenated last names are unstable to start with;)
Maybe, but they won't have pay, at least not for very long.
As millions of government employees in the old USSR found out.
“What is riskier than living poor in America?”
Being poor in one of the third world socialist/dictatorship shitholes about which you think so highly.
What part of the Soviet Union did Ms. Perry come from anyway?
She’s a `gorilla woman’? She doesn’t look that bad. http://guerillawomentn.blogspot.com/2012/09/melissa-harris-perry-gets-passionate.html
Bullshit. “When you ain’t got nothing you got nothing to lose”. This idiot doesn’t mean even know what the word “risk” means.
Boom goes the dynamite! Nailed it.
Rats oppose vouchers. Support school choice and stop complaining.
She points to the central irony of Demmunists: They cause the problems they complain about.
It is called ‘hitting a nerve.’
You can tell things are bad [internal polls, etc.] when the Leftie Liberals are screaming: Lawrence O’Donnell, Maddow, Chris Matthews, Olbermann, etc.
They don’t even have any ‘content’ to defend with, so they resort to screaming and changing the subject and vacillating on positions. They have nothing, except for an empty suit in the Oval Office — when he’s not out golfing or on another vacation.
Yeah, like being the poor brother of the President of the United States, and having to call Dinesh d'Sousa for financial help when your son needs an operation.
This type of behavior is what I think will be the downfall of the democrats this week. Full on hard core hatred on display. How many F-bombs are going to dropped and how much will the MSM cover up by not showing it?
the host interrupted. I live in a neighborhood where people are shot on my street corner. I live in a neighborhood where people have to figure out how to get their kid into school because maybe it will be a good school and maybe it wont. I am sick of the idea that being wealthy is risky!/
Harris-Perry was Associate Professor of Politics and African American Studies at Princeton University from 2006 to 2010. Currently she is Professor of Political Science at Tulane University.
She was married to Dennis Lacewell from 1999 to 2005, with whom she has a daughter. She currently lives in New Orleans and is married to James Perry, who was a 2010 candidate for mayor in New Orleans. Two days after the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Harris-Perry tweeted that the abandoned house in the 7th ward that she and her husband had bought and were restoring was destroyed during Hurricane Isaac.
Really? Seriously? I doubt it was a hovel she and her husband purchased to restore. She’s as big a liar as obama.
“Create a safety net for the poor”?? What about the welfare hammock?
We have to CREATE a safety net?!?
Wow. Just wow.
My favorite is still that ed guy. he is a nut job of the highest order. he reminds me of a tourette’s patient on crack
This is from 2009 and doesn't include any government dole, including free cell phones...;
Whoops, actually from 2005.
1. Doesn't know or won't acknowledge the difference between risk capital and social risk.
2. Apparently is unaware of that we have had a social safety net in this country since the founding of the Republic and a progressive, government run safety net for at least 47 years
3. Apparently has never asked herself whether the decline in the non-material well-being of the poorest decile of American society over the last forty years or so - measured by things like percentage of intact two parent households, number of children born out wedlock, drug addiction and crime and incarceration rates - might have been accelerated by the safety net programs of the Great Society.
There are questions to be asked here. Primarily, in an increasingly competetive world in which education, responsibility, the willingness to work hard, and discipline are becoming necessary not just to prosper but to survive, how should society, not government but society, deal with a group of people of all races, that does not seem to value education, responsibility, self-restraint, and respect for lawful behavior? Given the social decline of our poorest decile during a period of time when we have had a plethora of federal and federally sponsored programs for relief of the poor, it is not at clear that more of the same would be a good thing. It is, however, a problem that needs to be addressed.
That gal has quite the lisp.
Well, yeah. Neighborhood full of trayvons lookin’ for justice. Risky.
At the very least she has no concept of the many types of risks that businesses face:
societal preferences risk
To this idiot, standing on a street corner while obozo’s sons try to kill each other is the only “risk” she can comprehend.
First let me say I think New Orleans is a beautiful city.
But also has a very high crime rate and poor educational system.
If the lady lives there and is spouting this babble there is a serious disconnect. Or she is a kook. Or she is a liar.
When DON'T they ? That's what you get when you hire nothing but Funny Farm Fascists.
Someone that has her money and education would not move into a high crime area unless she has a death wish.
That is not only priceless...it’s true.
I hope you don’t mind is I steal it to use in future arguments with some of my less enlightened aquaintances.
If it doesn’t send them into a complete tizzy...it will certainly shut them up.:)
“Being a poor person anywhere else in the world.”
Or a rich man amongst collectivists.
Two days after the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Harris-Perry tweeted that the abandoned house in the 7th ward that she and her husband had bought and were restoring was destroyed during Hurricane Isaac
GETTING WEALTHY is risky, you welfare-queen idiot!
Excellent answer, but aren’t we overlooking another point? This imbecile doesn’t even understand the conversation. Being poor is not taking a risk. It is simply the state of having little money. The risk-taking the panel is discussing is when individuals may risk being poor by betting their life savings or going deeply in debt in order to bring a product or service to market. They could remain comfortably in their economic circumstances, live off government largesse and avoid any risk that they may improve their lot or the lot and lives of their fellow citizens. Instead they take a supreme risk of financial ruin to make things better. Sitting on your @ss taking handouts is not a risk at all.
I lived near the 7th ward for many years and drove through it every day. There are some very nice homes in that area. I doubt that she lost her home during Isaac. I heard that 2 or 3 empty shell houses fell down in the city.
New Orleans has some beautiful upscale neighborhoods as do all cities.
But the crime rate in the city as a whole is very high.
I don't know. Living poor in Mexico? North Korea? China? Russia? Central America? South America? Seriously?
I think it was DeSousa who I once heard say that he had asked an immigrant friend why he liked America. The friend said it was because, in America, even the poor people are fat.
I didn’t create it but I don’t think whoever did would mind if you showed it to your lib friends. I posted it on my Facebook page and I’m sure the Obamabots on my friends list were peeved. :-)
Exactly!!! The next question should be: Who is in charge of your city/state - the odds are it is a Democrat!!