Keith Olbermann Tries Mocking the GOP. Face Plants Instead...
Keith Olbermann has become a ballerina for the "Resistance," as it's called. He did his part for the Tree-House Club of Misfit Liberals who just like to protest things in order to feel validated, by saying lots of words to a camera.
Watch this segment and tell me how many IQ points you lost in the process. The goods are in the final minute if you have too much self-respect to slog through the entire video.
It's okay if you questioned all your life choices as you watched. The real crazy is in the last minute as Keith goes on a "tirade" about "quietly resisting" but also "going after you because we know your names and stuff." Before I get on with the greater points about how Keith has the intellectual acumen of a baked clam, was anyone else reminded of Joey writing the wedding speech for Chandler and Monica?
Also, Corey Stallings, LwC contributor extraordinaire, had some thoughts on this: "Having a pile of sh!t where his brain is supposed to be counted as a pre-existing condition. So, I doubt the asylums will want anything to do with him now."
Democrats just hate Republicans and anything the Republicans do (related College Students Hate Trump's First 100 Days. Except They're Really Obamas). Because what the GOP did with the health care law wasn't really a repeal of Obamacare as it was a "repeal" of Obamacare. Most of the law, as I understand it, is still freaking there. It's as much as a repeal as Olbermann is a serious journalist. Or talk show host. Skinny tie model. Professional Flop Walrus. Whatever he is, let's not get distracted.
What Olbermann did was two-fold:
- Echo mindless liberal talking points about how Republicans are Hitler/Satan/Your Old Gym Teacher/That DMV Attendant Who Hates You/The Mail Man Who Delivers the Sees Candy to the Wrong House. In an attempt to save itself, my brain automatically filled in the "muh GOP" with pictures of bunnies and baby penguins.
- ... oh snap, I don't think there was a second point.
Look, there are times aplenty where Republicans and Trump can (and should) be mocked. Calling them the handmaiden of Satan for keeping most of the precious liberal Obamacare, but okaying that insurance companies can charge you more if you're a HIGHER INSURANCE RISK with your "pre-existing conditions" is not the same as forcing toddlers to sew buttons on Pepe the Frog costumes. Let's not conflate the two things, m'kay?
Overreactions from the left are exactly why Trump sling-shotted the Wicked Witch of the Cloth or Something off her broom in November. So please, by all means, keep doing it. If the GOP continues to break promises made on the election trail, and the Democrats continue making butts of themselves, it'll make the next election more entertaining at the very least.
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