While doing his Worst Person in the World segment on his MSNBC show tonight, Countdown host Keith Olbermann named Rush Limbaugh one of the worst persons in the world for describing the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in the Ricci case as a 9-0 decision. Olbermann called Limbaugh, “a big bag of mashed up jackass.” Check out the video.
Here is the video:
Olbermann said about Limbaugh, “Look, seriously, Rush if you have fallen off the wagon, or if you feel like you are losing your grip emotionally, I am dead serious about this, get to a doctor, or a clergyman or a shrink, or somebody, if not, what the hell, dude? You’re starting to make stuff up? The Supreme Court votes 5-4 and you decode that as 9-0. So you say you have 30 million listeners a week and I can say no you’ve got none, and here’s why, big bag of mashed up jackass.”
As I wrote previously, Rush and the GOP’s talking point that the court was critical, specifically Ginsburg was critical of Sotomayor, thus it was really a 9-0 decision is not true. Olbermann is correct. Limbaugh and all the other Republicans echoing this claim are making stuff up.
Notice that the Republicans don’t seem to care about what this decision means for the employer/employee relationship. They are instead trying to warp this decision into a tool to use against the confirmation of Sotomayor. Limbaugh can try to spin this decision any way he wants, but I don’t think that is going to have any impact on Sotomayor’s confirmation.