Faith & Social Justice: In the spirit of Richard Overton and the 17th C. Levellers

Olbermann on GOP Terrorism

Thanks to Gil Gulick for the heads up on yet another great comment by MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann, one of the few journalistic commentators to have the guts to call this administration’s evils for what they are. Watch; share; remember come the 7th!

October 27, 2006 - Posted by | terrorism prevention


  1. Quite a rant. Of course, with Islamic terrorism going on around the world every day, the leftist insistence that it isn’t happening is going to save the Republicans from getting what they deserve!

    Comment by Looney | October 27, 2006

  2. Yeah, except one thing: NO ONE said that it wasn’t happening. Neither Olbermann nor anyone on the hypothetical “left.” (I say hypothetical because what passes for “left” in the U.S. would be center or center-right almost ANYWHERE ELSE.)

    Try listening to what Olbermann ACTUALLY SAID, Looney.

    Terrorism is happening, but NOTHING that the GOP has done has helped with it, many things have made it worse, and much of the rest of their agenda, including stripping us of our freedoms and undermining human rights everywhere IS terrorism.

    Olbermann charged the GOP with the dictionary definition of terrorism. He did NOT in any way, shape, or form even HINT that terrorism wasn’t happening elsewhere. In fact, part of his anger–part of the anger of the electorate–is that the GOP has been pulling this crap INSTEAD of doing what might really work against terrorism and promote democracy and human rights.

    To hear what you heard from this commentary, which said nothing of the kind, really IS “looney.”

    Comment by Michael Westmoreland-White | October 27, 2006

  3. Correct me again if I am wrong, but Olbermann said that the message that there are terrorists who want to kill us constitutes terrorism. i.e. Let’s shoot the messenger and the problem will disappear.

    Bush’s solution isn’t going to work, because terrorist keep reproducing. The Left has yet to propose any alternatives other than what Olbermann just gave.

    Comment by Looney | October 27, 2006

  4. No, he said using the existence of terrorists to scare people into voting for his party–with the implicit message that to vote for Democrats is to vote for terrorism–is itself terrorist.

    The problem will not disappear, but can be addressed without giving up our liberties for dictatorship. The current GOP are McCarthyists.

    Comment by Michael Westmoreland-White | October 28, 2006

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