Tonight on his MSNBC program Countdown, host Keith Olbermann directed one of his quick comments towards Republican Massachusetts Senate candidate Scott Brown. He said, “In short, in Scott Brown we have an irresponsible, homophobic, racist, reactionary, ex nude model, teabagging supporter of violence against women…”
Here is the video from MSNBC:
Olbermann said of Brown, “In short, in Scott Brown we have an irresponsible, homophobic, racist, reactionary, ex nude model, teabagging, supporter of violence against women, and against politicians with whom he disagrees. In any other time in our history this man would have been laughed off the stage, as an unqualified, and a disaster in the making by the most conservative of conservatives. Instead the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is close to sending this bad joke to the Senate of the United States.”
I think that the Democrats only have themselves to blame for this mess. They have a candidate in Coakley who has run a laughably bad campaign, and it seems like everyone involved thought that there was no way that this race could tighten. No one will say it out loud, but Democrats certainly acted like they had this election in the bag.
If a candidate does not engage their potential supporters, they will lose. It is that simple. The Coakley campaign opened the door for Brown, who at the very least is a typically empty headed right winger who the GOP will be able to count on to do what he is told. Olbermann made this guy sound like the anti-Christ, but part of Keith’s shtick is exaggeration.
Should Scott Brown win tomorrow’s special election, it would be because Massachusetts suddenly hates Barack Obama. It won’t be because the state is going conservative. It will be because voters are angry and the Democratic candidate has done nothing to address their anger. In short, the Democrats by being tone deaf will gift a Senate seat to the GOP.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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