Our nation’s leading political expert explains:
1. Olbermann started off that show with yet another string of “tea-bagging” double entendres. The fact that virtually everyone in the left-wing blogosphere (and MSNBC) has been repeating that joke ad nauseum is so juvenile I’m almost embarrassed for them. It might have been sort of funny the first time someone said it but when you’re the 5000th person to say it and you still think you’re oh-so-clever and witty, it’s just lame. Seriously.
2. Janeane mocks the number of people who attended saying “literally tens of people showed up to this thing…” In fact it was somewhere between 250,000 and 600,000 nationwide – similar to the biggest of the anti-Iraq war protests in 2003.
3. Both of them keep talking about how racist and hateful the protests supposedly are but can’t seem to find any examples of anyone doing or saying anything that’s actually racist or hateful. If the clips he shows are the best examples he can find from the over 800 protests nationwide, I’d say that’s pretty strong proof that this whole thing wasn’t the least bit racist or hateful. Doesn’t anyone remember the kind of stuff we saw constantly at all the anti-war/anti-Bush protests?
4. Janeane says these protesters are a “volatile group” prone to violence. Yet, despite the fact that this took place in over 800 locations nationwide, none of them were violent. Contrast that with all of the anti-capitalism and anti-WTO/G20 protests that almost always result in violence and vandalism. The most recent one was just a couple of weeks ago in London.