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Not-Subliminal Man: Play "Name that Buffoon" with Lawrence O’Donnell

Posted on September 24 2009 7:26 pm
David Forsmark is the owner and president of Winning Strategies, a full service political consulting firm in Michigan. David has been a regular columnist for Frontpage Magazine since 2006. For 20 years before that, he wrote book, movie and concert reviews as a stringer for the Flint Journal, a midsize daily newspaper.
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Tuesday night on Countdown, Lawrence O’Donnell, substituted for Keith Olbermann and he did his best to live up to the low intellectual and moral standards of the regular host.

O’Donnell, who styles himself as a more sophisticated and honest lefty, willing to take on his own side and occasionally praise the other side, engaged in juvenile partisan hackery of the lowest kind.  While nearly everyone on cable had some fun with former House Majority Leader Tom Delay’s appearance on Dancing with the Stars, only O’Donnell thought it was worth a whole segment complete with a guest for discussion.

But that’s not the bad part.

Here was the narrated intro to the segment:

O’DONNELL:  INDICTED Tom Delay making his dancing debut on the show‘s season premiere.  But before INDICTED Tom Delay stepped out onto the dance floor, the audience got a peek at the rehearsals. [VIDEO}

Then it was time for INDICTED Tom Delay to perform.  Mr.  Delay reportedly sporting a spray pen and wearing a costume that the former Congressman himself described as Elvis meets animal print.  Alongside partner Sheryl Burke , it was finally time to cha-cha-cha. [VIDEO]

Wild thing indeed.  A valiant effort considering the former Congressman is actually recovering from a pre-stress fracture of his right foot.  However, INDICTED Tom Delay was not able to whip the much-needed votes to stay at the top of the pack.  After a Vietnamese Waltz group relay, Tom Delay finished the night in third for the last place.  Fans will have to wait until Wednesday night‘s result show to see if INDICTED Tom Delay will live to dance another day.

If you hack your family to pieces and the police arrest you with the bloody axe in hand and video evidence to boot, liberals in the media will insist you are called the “alleged” killer.  Kalid Sheikh Mohammed is the “suspected” mastermind of 9/11.

But if you were an effective Republican…

Even though it’s not the issue, remember for a moment that Proscutor Ronnie Earle of Texas is a partisan whack job who has a habit of indicting Republicans at awkward moments, then not moving forward with what are trumped-up cases to start with.  Remember the old saying, “A prosecutor can indict a hammer—I mean ham—sandwich.”

And while Delay proved he could be the main ingredient of such a sandwich on Dancing Monday night, that’s about all he deserves to be mocked for.

One could even explain O’Donnell’s fury if Delay were seeking a return to public office.  But no, O’Donnell seems to be of the opinion that Delay should be shunned like an Amish kid caught with an Ipod.  How dare Indicted Tom Delay even show himself in public?

This is also rich coming from Lawrence O’Donnell, who hogged as much camera time as possible a few weeks ago, effusively celebrating the life of Senator Edward M. Kennedy, who exploited a younger blonde’s affection for him (no, I don’t mean Chris Matthews) then deliberated left her to die after a drunk driving accident.

So, let’s apply the O’Donnell standard to how one would refer to Democrat politicians:

This, of course, is a partial list.  Feel free to continue in the comment section below.

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