Inquiring minds hate to ask: How dumb is Lawrence O’Donnell? Last night, he started his program like this:
O’DONNELL (7/12/12): Mitt Romney has told more lies than any presidential campaigner I’ve ever seen, and he’s been caught at more lies than any presidential campaigner I’ve ever seen, including another big one today.Lawrence loves to talk about lies. He plainly thinks that this daring word choice makes him tougher than all the rest.
And so what did Romney decide to do after one of his biggest lies got exposed? He calls President Obama a liar. And so tonight, this entire program, every word of The Last Word will be about the lies of Mitt Romney.
Oh, and have I mentioned that his first name isn’t really Mitt?
Unfortunately, the last time he thought he had spotted a liar, the liar in question was Candidate Gore. Lawrence kept the bullshit going right through October 2000.
George Bush ended up in the White House. For unknown reasons, we liberals are willing to accept this big fool as one of our fiery leaders.
Last night, Lawrence went off on the alleged lies of Mitt Romney. By paragraph 3, he was saying this: “Oh, and have I mentioned that his first name isn’t really Mitt?”
That’s how dopey this guy is. What do you think a typical voter would think about brilliance like this?
Last in the show, Lawrence returned to this theme. First, he put Dr. King to use, revisiting a stupid old claim involving whether George Romney marched with Dr. King.
Pretty much, the answer is yes. Then, the children started to play. We rubes were treated to this:
WOLFFE (7/12/12): No wonder [Romney] is a fan of Bill Clinton. It’s really—Clinton has—As you can see at the start, O’Donnell never tires of his jihad against the lies of Clinton and Gore. It’s astounding that a dope like this is now a liberal hero.
O’DONNELL: It’s way wilder than Clinton. Yes you know, I mean, Clinton at least understood, “Here’s the stuff they can check. OK, I’m not going to say that.”
WOLFFE: It’s in the dictionary. What do you want?
O’DONNELL: Steve, this lying pattern with him— You know look, I don’t like my first name. I’m wicked jealous of my brother, Michael, who got the good first name in my family.
But I feel there’s something—it would be kind of a lie if I just didn’t tell you my first name, if I claimed my first name was “Mitt” when it’s “Willard.” It begins there with this guy.
BALL: If anyone on this panel was going to change their first name, I might throw it out there that I would be the one. But I stick with it.
O’DONNELL: We share something. We share something, the integrity of what we got stuck with. But there is something— I’ve never seen anything like this in a politician.
KORNACKI: I like that you used the word "wicked" there, our shared Massachusetts roots.
The toady Wolffe helped him out, of course. By the rules of cable news, each channel must have one such Brit.
But truly, how dumb does someone have to be to play this “What’s his real first name” card? Lawrence opened that way, then returned to it later, letting us know that he himself doesn’t like his first name.
(The children played along. Sadly, it’s required.)
Please do not be fooled; Lawrence is truly a dope. The last time he knew he had spotted a liar, that liar was Candidate Gore. And by the way: Did Romney “get caught in another big one” yesterday? Did “one of his biggest lies get exposed?”
As we noted earlier, the basic reporting isn’t necessarily going that way. For the New York Times report, just click here.
We’ll wait to see how this topic turns out. But when true believers believe very truly, they sometimes leave other voters behind. That’s especially true when the top true believer is really a corporate-owned clown.
Lawrence spots the lies of Gore and praises Bush for his tax cut: As late as October 2000, Lawrence was still denouncing the troubling lies of Candidate Gore. Three weeks before the nation voted, he made a major bungle on the McLaughlin Report, trashing Gore for a lie Gore simply hadn’t told.
Lawrence sat in one of the program's “liberal” chairs as he falsely trashed Candidate Gore. See THE DAILY HOWLER, 6/3/05.
Be sure to note Lawrence’s other complaint on that McLaughlin program. Since his income was over $120,000, he wouldn’t be getting a tax cut from Candidate Gore’s budget plan!
Also note his complaints about Gore’s make-up at the first Bush-Gore debate, in which he quoted Rush Limbaugh. And note his praise for Bush’s tax cut.
Bush’s tax cut was better than Gore’s. Everyone would get a break, even high earners like Lawrence!
Lawrence O’Donnell is pure world-class crap. What kind of “liberal world” puts someone this hopeless in charge?