Dear Andrew, Chris & Ed,
President Obama is not an Ultimate Fighter who will exact the revenge that you seek on Mitt Romney.
You are not the only people watching this debate and what the President says is not personal to just you, so prepare yourselves. The President represents all Americans and he isn’t going to just say what you want to hear.
This debate is not the actual election, don’t freak out if Mitt Romney has a good “performance” while telling his blatant lies. He’s been rehearsing for this moment for over 5 years, he ought to be good at it by now. And he can afford to hire (and fire) the best coaches.
As the Republican media spins like hell after the debate, please don’t curl up into the fetal position, stick your giant thumbs in your puckered little mouths and whine like someone took your “bankie” away. Put on your big boy pants and act like an adult. You can do it.
What the candidates say actually matters, not just how slickly and passionately they deliver it. Fuck style, give me some substance.
If you give a shit about the future of our country and want to see President Obama continue to move us forward, don’t let your personal expectations and desires interfere with your other higher brain functions, like reasoning and tact.
If you can’t handle any of the above, just SHUT. THE. HELL. UP. and let the rest of us do your jobs for you.
If you didn’t see this last night on Ed Schultz’s show, good for you, don’t watch that shit. But this clip where Ed Schultz says a line that I don’t think Jane Hamsher appreciated, is worth watching. Ed’s response to her was typical Ed and really didn’t explain anything, but he stuck to his guns. The look on Jane Hamsher’s face is priceless and as I was reading Eclectablog’s piece over at Angry Black Lady Chronicles, it made me think of this clip. Enjoy!
And I don’t agree with what Ed says, I just like seeing Jane get all upset. I’m just like that.
Now that Ed is on at 10 pm on MSNBC, I have had the chance to watch a couple of his shows, but I can tell you that I won’t be a regular. When he first came on the scene at MSNBC, my first thoughts were that he seemed to be kind of simple. Not exactly a deep thinker, from what I’ve heard him say anyway. I think it was Bob Cesca that mentioned in his podcast that after the State of the Union, Ed sounded like a child amongst a panel of adults. I got home from work the other night and started watching Ed, he was on a rant about the SOTU speech and had the graphic up “Omission Accomplished”. How clever is that? I found the Youtube clip of the segment, if you didn’t see it, take a look or jump ahead to the parts that caught my eye.
At 08:10 of the clip, Ed makes the following statement which is a perfect example of how his obvious dislike for President Obama, for whatever reason, makes him say complete horseshit like this…
…And President Obama doesn’t seem to have anybody around on his economic team or staff who really understands labor. In fact, I can’t think of one person that has ever been connected to labor in factories and manufacturing - that’s on the President’s staff.
Jump to 09:22 where Leo Gerard annihilates Ed’s hypothesis by reminding him about a little thing called the bailout of the auto industry and the man who helped make that happen, Ron Bloom, the President’s senior counselor for manufacturing policy.
At 09:39, Ed tries his hardest to backpeddle, he kind of admits his omission…maybe that is where his graphic came from, his own “omission” of the facts in his rant.
So after a SOTU speech where CBS’s flash poll showed 91% who saw it, liked it. 91 freakin percent, people……that is off the fucking charts. Polling the following day showed it in the mid 80%. So what does Ed focus on for 14 damn minutes on his show, trying to pick out “omissions”. This is one more example of supposed liberals taking down our Democratic Party from the inside. With friends like this, who needs enemies?