More competent leadership, please: Without any question, liberals are facing a possible world of hurt as the debt limit approaches again.
Somehow, liberals need to convince the public—and major elites—that the GOP's plan to hold the debt limit hostage must be rejected.
Big Ed Schultz was worried about that topic last night. And he wanted our help:
SCHULTZ (1/3/13): Get your cell phones out. I want to know what you think. Tonight’s question: Will the American people fall for the Republican lies about the debt ceiling?Everything about that was sad. But Big Ed’s earlier attempt to explain the debt limit was perhaps even sadder.
Text A for yes, text B for no, to 622639. We’ll bring you the results later. You can always go to our blog at Ed.MSNBC.com.
You can watch the whole segment; just click here. You’ll be dealing in incomprehension and in high incoherence.
Loud claims about “lies” simply aren’t enough. This next showdown may turn out very badly. Liberals need to devise clear presentations very fast. Liberals should be angry to see the product we were sold on last night’s loud, ardent program.
At several junctures, Schultz played tape of three Republican pols from last December—videotape of outdated remarks he still doesn’t understand. Some of his presentation made sense. Much of it was incoherent.
Unless our channel exists to make us feel good, ardor can no longer be enough. It’s time for liberals to be upset when seven-figure TV stars fumble ahead in this manner.
The good news, then the bad: Late in the show, Schultz gave us the good news:
SCHULTZ: Tonight in our survey I asked you, Will the American people fall for the Republican lies about the debt ceiling? Seventeen percent of you say yes, 83 percent of you say no.Now for the bad news: The American people will certainly fall for this crap unless liberals learn how to talk to them.