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Dem Convention Day Three Parlor Game: Anticipatory Sycophantic Praise Predictions — The Olbermann Edition

[Posted by WLS]

With Joe Biden and Bill Clinton on tap to to speak tonight, lets start a contest to see who can predict what cliche’-ridden slobberfest stream of free-association praise and worship Keith Olbermann will have flow from his lips at the conclusion of their speeches. To give you some guidance on what you might anticipate, consider the following from Monday night after Michelle Obama’s speech:

OLBERMANN: Case, I think, closed. If that speech was to be more about tone than content, pitch-perfect. If it was supposed to be more about content than tone, pitch-perfect. If that was supposed to be friendliness and what they call accessibility, couldn’t have done it better. Couldn’t have done it better.

OLBERMANN: And the premise of this speech, to try to erase doubts that now seem difficult to voice aloud because they seem almost foolish, was also done subtly. There was a reference to, they love the country, meaning the troops. There was another one to, I love the country. There were six references to country. But if you went back and listened to that speech again and waited for the moment in which she is supposedly selling herself or redeeming herself, you wouldn’t have noticed it.

OLBERMANN: Yes, case closed. That could not have gone better for them. That could not have gone better for them right to the point with the little girls taking the mikes away and suddenly turning out to be hams. It’s wonderful. It really was terrific. And notice—did you notice that throughout that, especially as it built towards its conclusion, the women in that convention hall, the ones we saw at least, we can’t say every one was this way, but there were tears throughout among the women. And it was not a maudlin speech, it was not a—it was not a salesmanship speech, there was just a—I know, I’m beginning to sound borderline sycophantic on this.

Borderline?? Pal, you lost sight of the border years ago. You’re John-Madden-Monday-Night-Football-RV-Ride away from the border.

But lets also not forget last night after Hillary’s speech:

OLBERMANN: Grand slam. Grand slam, out of the ballpark, across the street.

OLBERMANN: Across the buildings across the street.

OLBERMANN: Five, six, maybe seven campaign slogans in that speech, starting out from the initial get-go, a sock to the jaw of disunity, a speech that started about Barack Obama, a proud American, a proud Democrat, a proud senator, and a proud supporter of Barack Obama, then a lot about her, some about George Bush, twisting it all back to get her supporters to recognize that their goals are now best served by Barack Obama, then Michelle, then Biden, then several key, probably the strongest hits against John McCain we have heard at this convention, and finally tying it all back together. I don’t know how it could have been better. I don’t know how it could have been better, Chris.

OLBERMANN: The usual Hillary approach of listing those things and those people she met who were in trouble and she tried to help, going along in that traditional manner we saw throughout the primaries, and now with a twist at the end: Those are the reasons I ran for president. Those are the reasons I support Barack Obama. And those are the reasons you should, too.

It’s literally what we have been talking about. How do you convert her campaign into their campaign? I don’t know how she could have done it better. At the end of the speech, it is one of those speeches, I would think, for Democrats, at least, that you now charge through the doorway, and, after you are through it, you check to see whether or not it was open. You go through the wall, if necessary, what she just told you to do.

Ok — so that’s what we’ve got so far. Lets have some predictions about what Keith has in store for us tonight.

118 Responses to “Dem Convention Day Three Parlor Game: Anticipatory Sycophantic Praise Predictions — The Olbermann Edition”

  1. I don’t think KO will be able to say anything.

    He’ll have something in his mouth.

    JayC (f1cd24)

  2. I won’t be able to watch after reading all that…I’m barfing on the lap top, my wife has cold towels, and the dog is hiding under the bed….

    reff (959425)

  3. No different than Hannity’s and company’s ass licking next week at the RNC.

    Oiram (983921)

  4. WLS – I will try to make a prediction when I get home. Olberdouche is not that difficult to parody.

    JD (75f5c3)

  5. Sounds like Olbermann’s aiming for a press secretary position.
    It’s like that SNL skit with Will Ferrell and Alec Baldwin – the one where they lampoon James Lipton and Charles Nelson Riley:

    Olbermann: “That speech was delightful. No. No. It was brilliant. No, no, no, no. There is no word to describe its perfection, so I am forced to make one up. And I’m going to do so right now.

    That speech was absolutely scrumtrelescent.”

    Leviticus (0e0803)

  6. Those two orations should be required study in our nation’s schools and colleges. Future generations of Amerikan school children will engage in competitions to recite them from memory.

    It gives me a tingle up my leg just thinking about the bliss that will shine down on Amerika as a result of the greatest few hours in Amerikan political history. We have only THE ONE to thank for this miracle, and Ms ONE too, of course.

    That dirty rat Bush/Hitler better not do anything like invade another country without provacation before THE ONE can save the planet, reduce gasoline prices, cure tooth decay, and bring peace to the Middle East.

    Ropelight (4a83c9)

  7. #3 – Oiram

    No different than Hannity’s and company’s ass licking next week at the RNC.

    — Does this mean you agree that Olbermann is being a sycophantic ass-kisser? [And try . . . try to only discuss Olbermann, as he alone is the subject of this thread.]

    Icy Truth (a1e931)

  8. Oiram — lets wait to see. The biggest difference between Fox and MSNBC is that Fox does not put sychophantic nitwits like Olbermann and Matthews in the role of the anchors of their main convention shows. Hannity and O’Reilly will do their own normal shows, but the immediate post-convention shows will be anchored by newsmen and opinion analysts from both sides of the political aisle. I’m sure you’ll see the likes of Barnes and Krauthammer, but you’ll also see Juan Williams and Mara Liason.

    The MSNBC brass — and the NBC brass as well –is really going to need to confront this issue after the election. The non-stop crapfest that programs anchored by Olbermann and Matthews have become is tainting NBC News’ brand. We already know that Russert had no use for Matthews, and I sure don’t remember him ever appearing on Olbermann’s show. I doubt he would have put up with Olbermann’s antics now.

    Olbermann has his eye on Matthews position, and he’s already bragging about getting Dan Abrams replaced by his alter-ego Rachel Maddow.

    There’s a great book to be written by an insider at MSNBC about what is going on behind the scenes there. I can’t wait until someone has the balls to write it.

    WLS (26b1e5)

  9. #1 – JayC

    He’ll have something in his mouth.

    — A ‘cigar’?

    Icy Truth (a1e931)

  10. #3 – 2:07pm

    I LOL at the comparison, not because it’s a sleight at Hannity, but because it’s a blatant admission that Olbermann is an ass licking sycophant. And that comment isn’t coming from the right.

    The DNC needs to send Olbermann a memo: “Stop Helping!”

    Apogee (366e8b)

  11. That Olbermann, he sure is a cunning linguist.

    nk (3c7a86)

  12. As I write this Dems are listening to the Star Spangled Banner. When they got to the part about “our flag was still there” it seemed some of them wanted to object. I could have missed something, but it sure looked odd.

    Ropelight (4a83c9)

  13. #7 Olberman
    Sycophantic? No

    Ass Kisser? Perhaps yes

    I just happen to agree with his lips…… most of the time.

    “try to only discuss Olbermann, as he alone is the subject of this thread.]”

    I had that one coming :(

    Oiram (983921)

  14. nk #11 2:24pm “Olbermann . . .cunning linguist”

    I completely disagree.

    From his diatribes, it’s obvious that Olbermann has no gag-reflex, and that’s indicative of something completely in the opposite.

    Apogee (366e8b)

  15. Thanks a lot, WLS… Trying to think like Olbie has cause me to keep attempting to naw my own face off…

    Scott Jacobs (a1c284)

  16. #8, WLS, I will wait and see.

    Oiram (983921)

  17. I just happen to agree with his lips…… most of the time.

    — They are to die for, are they not? *sigh*

    Icy Truth (a1e931)

  18. “I must say Chris, once again, out of the park. By both the former pres and vice presidential candidate. If Clinton and Biden were two pieces of white bread, i’d be the ham.

    biscuiteater (9cbc67)

  19. “The candidates have a knob — or two — and I have a job to do.”

    Icy Truth (a1e931)

  20. Olbermann:

    “They’re the top, they’re the Birth of Venus,
    they’re the top, they’re King Kong’s P….”

    Sorry Cole Porter.

    brobin (c07c20)

  21. In order to guess their knob-gobbling response, you have to know what they set as the goals for the speech. Anything short of Slick Willie dropping the N-bomb will be viewed as an unqualified success. With Biden, they will laud his gravitas, foreign policy gibberish? and how artfully he attacks McCain. Attacking McCain is likely to be tonite’s theme.

    JD (5f0e11)

  22. As a newscaster, Olberdouche’s a terrific sports anchor.

    Dmac (874677)

  23.    For MO, KO went for an appellate argument/concert metaphor. For HC, KO went for a baseball metaphor.
       For BC and/or JB, KO will go for a boxing metaphor. So, expect to hear KO mention “KO” or “KOed.”

    Ira (28a423)

  24. Expect red meat to raining down on the Leftists like manna from heaven, or, like those guys in P.C.U. throwing raw hamburger on the cause-heads.

    JD (5f0e11)

  25. As a sportscaster Olberman was maybe a political commentator. Just what is Olberman good at? He sure thinks he’s good at something–which makes him a minority of just about one in this country.

    But he’ll gag down whatever crapola is handed out tonight and say it all tastes like vanilla icecream with chocolate fudge sauce, whipped cream and a cherry on top.

    Mike Myers (31af82)

  26. You’re John-Madden-Monday-Night-Football-RV-Ride away from the border.

    You sure about that? I figure if Olby sneezes, His spittle lands in 1950’s moscow.

    wickedpinto (a69e7e)

  27. Hannity is indeed extremely biased. I think the difference is that Hannity is paired with Alan, who seems to be free and stridently left if you watch him lately (I hate watching TV news, but I caught a couple of shows).

    Olbermann is as least as bad as Hannity, but isn’t positioning himself as one side of the debate.

    I’m happy ignoring the thoughts of both as fundamentally entertainment and unfair coverage.

    Juan (4cdfb7)

  28. When Olbermann was interviewed by Bill Moyers (yeah, I really do have no life, don’t I?) he was asked what was the difference between his name-calling and and the name-calling by talk show hosts he condemned.

    “Well, mine are better written,” he said. But he later argued that there existed an “emergency situation” in the country – the Republic was being destroyed by Bush et al. – and that the usual standards of journalism such as balance, objectivity and fairness no longer applied.

    Olbermann knows he’s a partisan ideologue. But he does indeed believe that the Republicans are “terrorists” (he labeled them that in a commentary) and that he is saying the nation from rightwing destruction.

    Yeah, he’s a true believer.

    SteveMG (99c370)

  29. after following ace’s liveblog last night, with participants obviously watching MSNBC coverage, I have set my DVR to record all of MSNBC’s wednesday night coverage while I’m at work. Don’t wanna miss out on comedy gold.

    Because there’s media bias, and there’s seeing the MSNBC anchors put their lips right up against Obama’s backside and smooch away with a loud wet smacking sound.

    Jones (f397dc)

  30. “No different than Hannity’s and company’s ass licking next week at the RNC.

    Comment by Oiram”

    Oh my goodness people; we have someone here FROM THE FUTURE and you aren’t asking the relevant questions…

    How far in the future are you from? Can you give us any good betting or stock tips from the future world? Do we have flying cars at the time you came from?

    Seriously people, why aren’t we focusing on the magical man with the time machine now instead of Olbermann?

    Gekkobear (25ea0f)

  31. Is is still true that Oberdouche doesn’t/can’t/won’t drive his own car? I remember a story about him on ESPN where he mentioned he never had a driver’s license.

    JDW (ef5d4d)

  32. In the previous post you gave us “slip away like ether into the atmosphere” which unless you’re talking from a dentist chair makes no sense [ether or “aether” meaning upper atmosphere]
    and now “sychophant”

    It’s spelled: sycophant

    JAR (b249e3)

  33. Thursday night he’ll be indistinguishable from the voice track in a bad porn movie.

    “Oh, yeah, baby — oh, oh, baby, that’s it — yeah, that’s &#151 Oh! Oh! Please, baby ….”

    Beldar (b7b731)

  34. (Except without the HTML code for the em-dash — hmmm, how’d that happen?)

    Beldar (b7b731)

  35. #32 – JARule

    It’s spelled: sycophant

    — In the Olbermannequin’s case, it’s spelled psychophant.

    Icy Truth (a1e931)

  36. The way KO insults people, it’s no wonder that he doesn’t drive. If he owned a car, he would have to keep it in a sand-bagged bunker, and hire someone to start it each day.

    Another Drew (7e1367)

  37. Beldar, this is Olbermann we’re talking about. I think the en-dash is a bit more appropriate.

    Juan (4cdfb7)

  38. #30 – Gekkobear

    Oh my goodness people; we have someone here FROM THE FUTURE and you aren’t asking the relevant questions…

    — Several times I’ve asked Oiram what color the sky is in his world. He always gives the same answer: rainbow.

    Icy Truth (a1e931)

  39. Beldar’s been reading Karl Rove’s wiretap transcripts from the microphone under Bill Clinton’s desk again.

    WLS (26b1e5)

  40. JAR — ok, I can’t spell and I overlook the spellcheck that comes with WordPress. But at least I have the right words in the right places (most of the time). In that respect I’m light years ahead of the Obamesiah’s pick for VP. Go check out his use of “literally” in every other sentence he speaks. Pretty bad for a guy with an IQ much higher than mine who graduated in the top half of his law school class from that Ivy League institution at Syracuse.

    WLS (26b1e5)

  41. WLS, does he say it as often as Michelle Obama-ma-ma-belle begins a sentence with “You see”?

    Icy Truth (a1e931)

  42. Go check out his use of “literally” in every other sentence he speaks. Pretty bad for a guy with an IQ much higher than mine who graduated in the top half of his law school class from that Ivy League institution at Syracuse.

    Syracuse “literally” is an Ivy League school?

    steve (53ceb9)

  43. “It’s spelled: sycophant…”

    Ladies and gentlemen, we have the ghost of Merriam Webster with us tonight – to be followed shortly by Emily Post.

    Dmac (874677)

  44. Okay, this one I’m claiming:


    There is one online article and a couple of blog entries that, in talking about Michelle Obama, reference the old ELO song “Ma Ma Ma Belle”; however, none of them connect the two as I have done. I WIN!

    Now . . . how to capitalize on it —

    Icy Truth (a1e931)

  45. Dems are euphoric over the nomination of Obama, and the roll call vote was a absolute fraud. The fix was in, everyone there knew it, including the TV reporters. And still, they went misty-eyed and proclaimed the phony dog and pony show a defining moment in American history.

    We see before us the triumph of image over substance.

    Ropelight (4a83c9)

  46. #30 Gekkobear,

    Please try to have that sort of sarcasm when it comes to all predictions made here at Patterico.

    Look back a few days to how Patterico dreamed up the dissaray concerning Clinton’s delegates at the DNC.

    Consistency would be appreciated.

    Oiram (983921)

  47. #42 – steve

    Syracuse “literally” is an Ivy League school?

    — Ouch! Man, is this ‘beat up on WLS’ week, or what? I mean, come on! It is a wannabe Ivy Leaguer.

    Icy Truth (a1e931)

  48. #45 – Ropelight

    And still, they went misty-eyed and proclaimed the phony dog and pony show a defining moment in American history.

    — I’ll say it was phony! The Silk Pony wasn’t even there, and the Dawg was back in his hotel room working on his speech; or, as he told Hillary, ‘practicing his diction’.

    Icy Truth (a1e931)

  49. This prediction I will make. When Baracky loses, Olberdouchenozzle will have an epic meltdown on live TV. After he loses his job, he will pursue his lifelong dream of being a fluffer for Vivid videos.

    MSNBC cannot got 5 minutes without talking about race. Racists

    JD (5f0e11)

  50. Does Vivid make gladiator porn?

    Icy Truth (a1e931)

  51. You have to be an Obama-supporting Democrat to approval from Olbermann and Matthews.

    DRJ (7568a2)

  52. “Look back a few days to how Patterico dreamed up the dissaray concerning Clinton’s delegates at the DNC.”

    Odd. I don’t recall doing any such thing.

    Patterico (6525ff)

  53. I know that Syracuse isn’t an Ivy League school — but that’s the kind of embellishment that Joe Biden has been know for during his time in the Senate beginning with the start of the second Nixon Administration.

    I guess you missed the other little lie in there — which should have tipped you off about the “Syracuse is Ivy League” lie, i.e., that Biden finished in the top half of his law school class. In fact, he finised in the mid-70s out of a class of about 85.

    WLS (26b1e5)

  54. DRJ #51 – Great link.

    I think that’s known as a party purge.

    Apogee (366e8b)

  55. If Bill Clinton’s intention for that speech was to simultaneously; repair his damaged image battered during a bruising primary campaign with Barack Obama, heal the divisions within the Democratic party and bring the party more together than they have been in over 30 years, sell the vision of Barack Obama and the Democratic Party to legions of independent and yes, even Republican voters, while skillfully whipping this partisan Democratic crowd into a white hot frenzy that will carry through probably till election day. Then Bill Clinton just came out here and hit a hole in one.

    This cements Bill Clinton’s place as one of the greatest presidents and men of all time. Chris, hows your leg?

    Big E (fcee5d)

  56. I thought this was supposed to the convention of war, bloodshed and destruction. I thought this was supposed to be the beginning of the end for the Democrats. Instead people are holding hands, kissing and making up. Singing Kumbaya and wiping away tears. Forming a unity that can prove lethal for McCain. Bad. Not good. So what’s going to be the next prediction? Or are we going to continue to pretend this is about Olbermann’s sycophancy?

    love2008 (0c8c2c)

  57. They acted this way in Jonestown also; right up to the time they drank the Kool-Aide.

    Another Drew (7e1367)

  58. Harry Reid:

    foreign oil; foreign oil; foreign oil; foreign oil; foreign oil; Jimmy Carter good; energy independence; Bush/Cheney bad; Cheney “conspired” with the oil industry;

    war profiteering; corruption; “the obscenely rich”; Barack Obama is “the answer”; “He [Obama] articulates …” (watch it, Harry!);

    McCain – snake oil (all oil is bad!); whoops! there’s the lie that all McCain wants to do for energy is open up offshore drilling – ‘scuse me:
    HARRY REID, you fucking piece of boiling pusbag shit!!! You are lying to a nationwide audience, you cuntrag cocksucking LIAR!!!!!

    addiction to oil; Doc McCain’s Snake Oil [*sigh*]

    Icy Truth (a1e931)

  59. Icy, I’m glad to see that you’ve followed your Doctor’s advice in remaining calm in reacting to political events that could be upsetting to clear-thinking voters.
    Good work!

    Another Drew (7e1367)

  60. Rep. Patrick Murphy:

    straight into an anecdote; Bush treats veterans like crap; change; Obama will be good C-i-C; Obama will have tougher & smarter foreign policy [LMFAO!];

    Icy Truth (a1e931)

  61. Madeleine Albright:

    touting her own accomplishments; foreign policy is not foreign anymore[?];

    McCain claims to already know everything a leader needs to know[Drew, give me strength!];

    Bush created more terrorists; Biden “superb choice”;

    Icy Truth (a1e931)

  62. Another link between Denver and Jonestown here:

    Another Drew (7e1367)

  63. #61
    Hey Icy, did John “Capslock” get to you before he was banned? :) (whats de mara with youse buddy?)

    love2008 (1b037c)

  64. Evan Bayh, and his beady eyes:

    McCain is 4 more years of Bush [parrot! parrot!]; McCain fiscally irresponsible; Bush sent the economy into the toilet;

    the Middle East is more troubled now, due to Bush; Bush & McCain [they’re linked at the hip]; 5 million green-collar jobs;

    Obama will have American automakers build the next generation of efficient vehicles [apparently by mandate]

    no more red or blue states; Nanny Sam will take care of all; “God bless” [he left out “America” – damn Commie pinko!]

    Icy Truth (a1e931)

  65. love, ANYONE who tells an outright factual lie about John McCain had better be prepared to face the same reaction.

    Icy Truth (a1e931)

  66. Sen. Jack Reed:

    equality [remember “liberty” Senator?]; 4 more years of Bush;

    McCain said we would be greeted as liberators in Iraq [does he not think that most Iraqis did just that?];

    — This whole stream of speakers is building up quite a snowbank of ‘Obama is ready to be Commander in Chief’.

    Icy Truth (a1e931)

  67. Olberdouche is jerkin’ the gherkin under the table.

    WE ARE FUCKING UNIFIED GODAMMIT !!!!!!!!!!! The beatings will continue until morale improves.

    Over/under on Slick Willie’s lies?


    JD (5f0e11)

  68. Joe Biden thinks that Baracky is not ready on Day 1, Icy 😉

    JD (5f0e11)

  69. Walter Mondale:
    (interviewed by Jim Lehrer)

    “We” [himself & Carter] broke the mold on what a Vice President is and does [he says with false humility]; he desegregated the party;

    McCain is sidling up to the Neocons and the right wing; he’s no longer a maverick [he used the word “renegade”]

    Icy Truth (a1e931)

  70. Depends on your definition of “lie.”

    Ropelight (4a83c9)

  71. As long as Clinton does not drop the N-bomb on Baracky, Olberassface will bath in the love spunk of Slick Willie.

    JD (5f0e11)

  72. Kendrick Meek told at least 5 lies in the introduction …

    JD (5f0e11)

  73. It is just a show … Bill said so.

    JD (5f0e11)

  74. Slick Willie can give a speech. Here comes the misery pimping.

    JD (5f0e11)

  75. This is not one of Bill’s best efforts. He is saying what he is supposed to, but it seems hollow.

    JD (5f0e11)

  76. Bill’s hand was shaking as he took a drink of water. Weird.

    Dana (084de8)

  77. I just remembered why Bill is such a prick. He ran off a list of lies so long that I could not keep count.


    JD (5f0e11)

  78. Sounds em…. lacking in something, I don’t know what. Anyone?

    love2008 (0c8c2c)

  79. Lacking in honesty, lovie.

    JD (5f0e11)

  80. Bill “Campaigner . . . Dress-Stainer” Clinton:

    well, at least his wife knows where he is right now; “I love this” [his ego loves it, and he loves his ego]; “I love Joe Biden, and America will too”;

    Hillary’s magnificent speech last night [*gag*]; pledging to do everything he/Hillary/and all of her supporters can do to get Obama elected [we shall see];

    America is in the toilet; too much unilateralism, too little cooperation; failures of diplomacy [dissing Condi too?];

    restore American leadership in the world [can’t most of these other countries lead themselves?]; Obama has “clear grasp of foreign policy challenges”;

    choosing Biden was ‘hitting it out of the park’ [hahahahahahaha!!!]; Obama will honor the oath of office [implying that Bush has not];

    dissing Bush for fighting AIDS in Africa, but not at home; [talking A LOT MORE than Hillary did about what Obama will do as POTUS – but not mentioning $$$]

    — Get ready, JD. Olbermonkey is about to ‘Clintonize’ the camera lens!

    Katrina and cronyism [alliterative bullshit]; 5 million Americans “driven into poverty”; McCain will enrich insurance companies;

    the third time is not the charm [how cute]; comparing Obama to himself [well, anyone but Lincoln];

    Obama is on the right side of history [and the Left side of Trotsky]; RACE< GENDER< SEXUAL ORIENTATION [equality uber alles]; unity and hope;

    — Someone get Keith-O a box of tissues . . . and a mop.

    Icy Truth (a1e931)

  81. Clean up on the MSNBC set. Exploding Obergasm.

    JD (5f0e11)

  82. #79
    Yes. That’s the word! But then, I could be wrong. Maybe he is not feeling so good. But who do you think Hillary’s loss hurt more? Not Hillary.

    love2008 (0c8c2c)

  83. Icy (4:04)


    You can borrow my Obamessia-uhbus© if you want to go with that catchy phrase.

    Lord Nazh (899dce)

  84. Olberdouche took away that if you voted for Hillary you MUST vote for Baracky. He will be even worse after Joe “i make shit up” Biden starts chucking red meat. Wonder if Joe and the Wonder Plugs will mention his vote for the war, or his idea to partition off Iraq, or the fact that he got less than 2 percent of the votes in the Dem primary, or that he likes to borrow others life stories ….

    JD (5f0e11)

  85. Lurch:

    “this time we’re going to win” [bitter]; change; parroting every speaker before him (“Bush’s 3rd term”); McCain is responsible for starting the Iraq War;

    pot meet kettle [the original flip-flopper accuses McCain of being schizophrenic — pathetic]; the ‘Bush said any kind of talking to enemies is appeasement’ LIE;

    no one can question Obama’s patriotism [paging Mr. Fairness Doctrine]; trotting out Obama’s white uncle [I denounce myself]; “swift-boating” [bitter?];

    — Not too bad . . . for him.

    Icy Truth (a1e931)

  86. If you’re not already under it, get to the Barack of the bus!

    Icy Truth (a1e931)

  87. Lurch was horrible.

    Olbergasm is practically begging for someone to get up there and start calling people fascists.

    JD (5f0e11)

  88. Republicans are mean old rich guys who shoot guns, won’t recycle, and are insinsitive to the plight of rain forest bugs. They think they own the country, or act like they do. Often seen in golf carts.

    Democrats pander to illegal aliens, the poor, and most anyone else who will vote two or three times when things get iffy. They like organic veggies, Hugo Chavez, and won’t serve in the forces. Easily identified by the rings in their noses.

    Ropelight (4a83c9)

  89. #82

    “But who do you think Hillary’s loss hurt more?”

    We’ll find out in November.

    Vermont Neighbor (a066ed)

  90. Spielberg’s film: An all-out blitzkrieg (yes, it’s redundant) to convince the voters that Obama will be a great Commander in Chief.

    Race card played [SURPRISE!].

    Narrated by Tom Hanks, who gave Obama the max $2300, and had an additional $2300 returned to him (trying to skirt the rules there, Tom?). Check the FEC records; it’s there.

    Icy Truth (a1e931)

  91. Muhammad Ali is there. His history is checkered, to say the least, but I still have more respect for him than everyone else in the room combined.

    Lurch blathering to Brian Williams. Williams called him the most forceful speaker of the night. Perhaps he has some ko-kaine up that broken nose of his.

    Icy Truth (a1e931)

  92. No different than Hannity’s and company’s ass licking next week at the RNC.

    Liberal dingbats can’t distinguish between network “news” anchors “reporting” the news and talk radio personalities on their own shows.

    Gerald A (ebb8b5)

  93. BotoxBitchByTheBay makes Biden’s VP nomination official. For a split-second she almost displayed a personality! Maybe it was just a twitch in a spot where the injection didn’t take.

    Icy Truth (a1e931)

  94. As mendoucheous as this charade has been up to this point, Biden and Baracky are going to make the rest of them look like pikers.

    JD (5f0e11)

  95. As mendoucheous as this charade has been up to this point, Biden and Baracky are going to make the rest of them look like pikers


    JD (5f0e11)

  96. Beau Biden likes the sound of his own voice. He’s a chip off the old lip, and he’s got the old man’s mean streak too.

    Ropelight (4a83c9)

  97. Biden’s son was good. Damn good. Right up until he said truth to power.

    Biden can talk, that’s for sure.

    JD (5f0e11)

  98. I’ve got a tingle running up my leg. Quick someone get the hook ready, just in case.

    Ropelight (4a83c9)

  99. Good Allah. I had forgotten how good of a freaking blowhard liar Biden can be.

    JD (5f0e11)

  100. Biden:

    intro video — his wife talking about Joe wanting change [but don’t take away his earmarks!]; relating his family tragedy [once, okay; twice? pushing it];

    “Ladies and gentlemen, I’m not only the owner – I’m also a client.”

    tonguing the Clinton’s bungs; dissing Darth “Cheney” Vader; the stuttering story [he stutters in complete sentences now]; equalityequalityequality;

    middle class; American dream slipping away [Gad!]; Nanny Sam not powdering the bottoms of enough ADULTS;

    Obama got people off of welfare [must have been a mistake]; mangling some words; Bush’s 3rd term [haven’t the grooves in this record worn out yet?];

    free us from the grip of foreign oil; health care for all [the biggest earmark in history]; equal pay for women [has someone told them it’s already law?];

    Bush is responsible for Russia invading Georgia [that’s a neat trick]; false implication that we haven’t been talking to Iran before now;

    “remember when the world used to trust us?” [remember when calling your country a piece of shit meant that you were a piece of shit?]

    The Messiah is the one we have been waiting for!”

    — JD, did Olberama have another shot in the tank?

    Icy Truth (a1e931)

  101. Obama kissing Biden’s wife on the mouth. There goes the gun-clinger vote.

    Icy Truth (a1e931)

  102. Olberdouchenozzle is gargling on Baracky love spunk.

    JD (5f0e11)

  103. Mathews and Maddow are having an orgy lying about Cheney. Here comes Olberwanker piling on. They were begging for red meat.

    JD (5f0e11)

  104. McCain has his own clinton/obama relationship with Bush, but Dems claim peacekeeping forces around the globe would be “Bush III.” Nothing like brazen lies and bullshit from Barry’s masters. Actually, when this is all done we may Obama reparations.

    Vermont Neighbor (a066ed)

  105. Biden, the Senator from MBNA worried about the little guy? That would be hilarious if it wasn’t so infuriating to anyone who actually understood what the SOB did to screw the average American.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  106. Ah, Keith Olbermann, the Leni Riefenstahl of journalists. You know, when Bela Karolyi leap up and down with excitement during the Beijing Olympics – I was glad he was not trying to “pretend” to be dispassionate. When reporters behave that way with political leaders – it creeps me out and my blood runs cold. I don’t mean merely not challenging the politico they are covering or interviewing – I mean this Olbermanniac joy at , say Obama, deigning to look over in his direction. “Oh my God! He couldn’t have done it better! Sell my clothes, I’m going to heaven!!”

    [PLEASE elect OBAMA! The not-so-closeted fascist in me can smell an opportunity of a lifetime.)

    Californio (970696)

  107. Here’s the token black member of the analyst panel on PBS: Obama *race* *race* historic candidate *race* *race* *race* . . .

    Icy Truth (64f9d0)

  108. Olby and Mathews are going to die and go to heaven tomorrow night. Man, I’m so mad I’m going to be traveling and will miss the toga party!

    I predict Obama will take a negative bounce after the convention. Takers?

    Patricia (f56a97)

  109. Delaware is a state that protects big business. Joe should probably make a restroom run whenever Bambi disses profit, growth and competition.

    Vermont Neighbor (a066ed)

  110. I predict Obama will take a negative bounce after the convention. Takers?

    Well, since my views on this are less than generous… maybe I should sit this poll out. Actually, I think he’ll go up 5-7 points with of all the love and endorphins and open-mouth kissing. People like Olbermann will need a day to just clear the head, and wring out his panties. It is a religious experience when the laid-back one takes the stage.

    Up 5+

    Vermont Neighbor (a066ed)

  111. I agree Obama will go up 5-7 points. Maybe more after his speech.

    DRJ (7568a2)

  112. Where is the media coverage on the Philip Berg lawsuit filed in Federal Court on Aug. 21 against Barack Obama?

    Philip J. Berg, Esq. Files Federal Lawsuit Requesting Obama Be Removed as a Candidate as he does not meet the Qualifications for President

    Lucy Wilson (78dc35)

  113. #112

    Well I like that… fair play. Or we’ve heard this strategy before, anyway.

    Vermont Neighbor (a066ed)

  114. #108 – Patricia

    Olby and Mathews are going to die and go to heaven tomorrow night. Man, I’m so mad I’m going to be traveling and will miss the toga party!

    — And “toga party” is right. Have you seen the stage they built inside Invesco Field? It looks like the Senate building . . . as in, the original Senate building from the Roman Empire!

    Hubris? Elitism? Presumptuousness? Arrogance? I know — baseless assertions, every single one of them.

    Icy Truth (64f9d0)

  115. I’m no expert, but, I’m with Patricia, and he’ll hold, or even drop a point (since +/- 2 is no movement at all in any legitimate poll, let’s hold to that as our base numbers) so, there’ll be no movement measurable in the major polls….

    He can’t possibly gain even now, if he’s done nothing but drop….people are moving to a decision-making time, and since both candidates are polarizing in their parties, it is only the very few that will make moves now….

    reff (b68a4f)

  116. All of the above, Icy Truth. There will also be a full gospel choir!

    Okay, we’ll see who hits it right on the + or – bounce!

    Patricia (f56a97)

  117. Lucy, I tried to read that lawsuit, but it’s just not that good.

    I think it’s not Obama’s burden to prove he’s a citizen. That’s a huge charge to make, so I want to see evidence he isn’t before I’ll deem it credible. I’m aware that is a BS organization (an annennberg), and that their ‘certification of live birth’ proof is dishonest and unimpressive, but that’s probably a cheap effort to get whackos to assert something that can be publicized as racism and xenophobia. Obama needs to be the victim…

    I’m convinced that Obama is almost surely a US Citizen, and his mom is a US Citizen, so I don’t think it’s worth arguing about without solid evidence to the contrary.

    Obama has plenty of real scandals for us to discuss without falling into this trap of his.

    Juan (4cdfb7)

  118. Keith Olberman has caused me to find another Network to watch. Unprofessional as can be. He wants to ban Brokaw. Ridiculous. He needs to return to sports or maybe host a reality show. Better fit.

    Dennis (56a0a8)

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