Strangest known person on earth: Before our eyes, cable “news” keeps devolving into two tribal camps. Example:
Last night, Fox viewers saw tape from Poland presented as a boost to the Romney campaign. On MSNBC, we were told that the tape was very bad for poor hapless pitiful Romney.
On the tape, we hear journalists yelling extremely dumb questions at Romney after a solemn event. We then hear the voice of a Romney aide telling them to shut the fig up.
Does anybody really think that voters side with the journalists in a case like that? That’s what Rachel told us last night, pretending that she was offended by the Romney aide’s naughty language.
Rachel likes to con us rubes. She’s paid huge bucks to do it.
That said, the saddest performance of the evening belonged to Lawrence O’Donnell. Lawrence lives in Hollywood, where he writes fatuous scripts. But despite his own fatuity quotient, he’s simply appalled by dressage.
Last evening, Lawrence devoted a segment of more than six minutes to the offenses of dressage. You will assume he was kidding.
But actually, no. If you watch the full tape, you’ll pretty much see that he wasn’t.
Lawrence ended with a brief moment of silence in memory of the man who invented wind-surfing. Earlier, Lawrence said this:
O’DONNELL (7/31/12): So Charles Krauthammer thinks that John Kerry’s wind surfing is more hoity-toity than the Romney’s dressage. All right, let's look at the facts.Fox News would be all over that! And so, as these guilds continue to merge, Lawrence got all over it too.
The Romneys’ dancing horse is worth $500,000. John Kerry’s wind-surfer? Eighteen hundred dollars out the door, brand new and loaded, but you can pick up a used one for a fraction of that.
“Dressage” is a French word. “Wind-surfing” is English. And the French language is the most hoity-toity language on Earth. It is now, it always will be. And dressage is a French word, because dressage was invented in Europe centuries ago.
The great pioneers of dressage include the likes of Antoine de Pluvinel, Michael Cavendish, first Duke of Newcastle, and of course, François Robichon de La Guérinière. The inventor of wind surfing was Jim Drake. He created the wind surfer in his spare time in his garage in Santa Monica, California. He patented his invention in 1970, and created the company, Wind Surfing International, based a couple miles down the road in Marina Del Rey, California.
Imagine! Imagine if a Democratic presidential candidate had ever even attended a dressage exhibition. Fox News would be all over that. Rush Limbaugh, who lives the most elitist of lives, flying around in his private jet while he rakes in his 50 million dollars a year, would be screaming about elitism, just like he did when John Kerry was photographed wind surfing.
Go ahead—watch the tape all the way to the end. Lawrence seems thoroughly serious.
A minor note on political strategy: Republicans have had to pimp “character” themes of this type because they’re constantly on the wrong side of most basic issues. Lawrence pimps this stupid shit because he’s the world’s dumbest man.
Liberal brains are being turned to mush on The One True Liberal Channel. Rachel was offended by the Romney aide’s words!
You will believe a story like if you’re seven years old.