WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2012
Think hard before you respond: Donald Trump is one of this country’s absolute biggest buffoons. His continued pimping of Obama’s birth certificate is a master example of The Big Stupid which now defines our failing political culture.
That said, The Big Stupid took shape, then took hold, a long time ago. (Bill Clinton murdered a whole lot of people!) For that reason, we were struck by the spectacle on last night’s Hardball, as Chris Matthews and Howard Fineman lamented the way this nonsense infests our elections.
Sorry. Starting in 1999, Matthews and Fineman helped invent the culture of The Big Stupid. In those days, Matthews was in service to his corporate owner, Jack Welch, who went on to make this loud shameless person a multimillionaire.
Today, Trump's a star player within The Big Stupid. But in all honesty, his current pose isn’t any dumber than the pose adopted by Matthews for twenty straight months during Campaign 2000, with Fineman cast as his sidekick.
The stupidity of our political culture was largely invented during the 1990s. Matthews and Fineman were among its key architects. And, to a lesser extent, so was Lawrence O’Donnell.
Good old Lawrence! He slandered Candidate Gore right to the end—and he did this on The McLaughlin Group, a program widely viewed in Florida.
In October 2000, it was hard to be dumber and live. But last night, O'Donnell topped even himself, staging one of the stupidest segments we’ve ever seen on cable.
Can we talk? If you aren’t embarrassed by MSNBC, then you’re a large part of our problem.
We’ll have to wait until tomorrow to review O’Donnell's segment. But to watch an extremely dumb person at work, go ahead—just click here.
Mitt Romney is a horrible candidate. Is it possible Romney could win? We'll only say this: If anyone can get Romney elected, it may be Lawrence O’Donnell!
Is Lawrence O’Donnell the world's dumbest human? Think hard before you respond.