The Bible rightly describes people like Lawrence O’Donnell as those “whose glory is in their shame.” The Bible will be read and loved by untold numbers of people long past the days of any who mock and criticize it. The Bible has been attacked by Lenin, Stalin, Hitler and many others. There are those in every generation who proclaim the demise of the Bible. They choose to break themselves, and in some cases, entire nations on the rocks of its truth. But “the Word of our God shall stand forever.”
Of course, Lawrence thinks he knows better than George Washington, who at the First Presidential Inauguration chose to begin the tradition followed by every other President to place his hand on the Bible he loved:
To the great consternation of Lawrence O’Donnell and the Left, I suspect President Obama will continue doing the same as George Washington. But I would like to see one of those enterprising liberal reporters ask Obama if he agrees with Lawrence O’Donnell’s diatribe against the Bible.
Here is video from tonight of MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell interviewing Herman Cain. From the beginning of the “interview,” O’Donnell went after Cain with one gotcha question after another. He first tried to get Cain to back off his use of the word “brainwashed” to describe many Democrat voters. Cain would not. Then, he actually attacked Cain with a question on why Cain sat “on the sidelines” during the Civil Rights Movement. O’Donnell specifically asked Cain about Rosa Parks and what would have happened if she had “stayed out of trouble” as Cain’s father had advised him to do. Cain explained he was in High School at the time, and that’s why his Dad had told him that. O’Donnell harangued Cain for being in College from 1963-1967 and sitting on the “sidelines” while the Civil Rights movement played out. However, the facts are that Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus in December of 1955 – when Herman Cain was only 10 years old.
If that were not bad enough, O’Donnell later also tried to make it look like Herman Cain “avoided” service to his country during the Vietnam War. He asked Cain how he managed to do that. Cain explained his draft board asked him to continue his work in ballistics for the Navy rather than join the military because what he was doing was important. Cain was a mathematician at the time. He also explained he made himself available for the draft, but his number was not called, and he continued his work for the Navy in ballistics. O’Donnell then went after Cain for not joining the military – “like John Kerry did” – ignoring that Cain had already explained that he was serving the nation through his work for the Navy in ballistics, and that his Draft Board had actually asked him to do so.
It is amazing to think that the people on MSNBC attack Fox News as not being real journalists, when they allow their on-air personalities to treat a guest this way. Never have I seen a guest of any political persuasion treated like this on any Fox News program. For his part, Cain did an outstanding job, and certainly shows he can stand up to very harsh questioning. While it may be a little more subtle from others in the media, this is what awaits whoever becomes the GOP Nominee.
When even Lawrence O’Donnell and Chris Matthews on MSNBC criticize President Obama for asking for Network Airtime during Prime Time to give a political address, you know it must not have gone well for Obama.That’s exactly what happened as O’Donnell and Matthews reacted to Obama’s speech tonight. They said they would have expected Obama to “make news” since he asked for Prime Time airtime – but he did not. Instead he rehashed what he has been saying endlessly for weeks.
While Democrats and their Leftist cohorts in the media still don’t care for Michele Bachmann, there appears to be a grudging respect for her ability to put together and run a campaign.
Here is video from MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell’s program last night, where both Howard Fineman and reporter Ryan Lizza said Bachmann and her campaign are “serious” and for real.
Fineman said he recently talked with a group of Minnesota Democrats who told him that Bachmann is very good on the campaign trail, and that “she is very smart.” Lizza reported that he has covered four Presidential campaigns, and that the campaign team Bachmann has put together is “a high grade, professional-caliber operation.” The way Fineman put it is that “this is not a flaky campaign.”
Here is video from tonight of far-Left “journalist” Joe Klein talking with far-Left MSNBCer Lawrence O’Donnell about the victory of Democrat Kathy Hochul in the New York CD-26 Special Election in a three-way race. Klein seized on the victory as “a victory for Socialism.” Klein believes the vote was a repudiation of Paul Ryan’s Plan to make Medicare solvent, and Republicans in general.
Well, at least Klein is honest about what Democrats are – led by Barack Obama: Socialists. He’s proud of it, and he mistakenly takes this off-year special election to replace a fallen Republican as evidence Americans love Socialism. We’ll see if that turns out to be true in November 2012. If it is, it will be the end of the exceptional America that has led the world, and the beginning of the also-ran America that will go the way of all the European Socialist Republics. I don’t believe that’s going to happen.
MSNBC’s Lawernce O’Donnell is an idiot. Actually, far worse.
He proves that in this interview with former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice. He asks her to come on his program, which she does graciously. He then comes at her with one question after another trying to re-fight the Iraq War and whether we thought Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. When Rice tries to answer his left-wing shill questions, he talks over her and tries to keep her from answering.
Rice repeatedly had to tell O’Donnell that he had a bad habit of not letting his guests answer, and at one point told him “we can end this interview now if you don’t want me to finish my point.”
The Left is obsessed with George W. Bush and everyone connected to his administration. It is not rocket science to understand that Rice, Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, etc. could only make decisions based on what they knew and the intelligence they were given AT THAT TIME – not based on what we know today! What they did at the time was completely in keeping with the set of facts they had.
O’Donnell should be looking into why President Obama and his party have worked against all the various measures instituted by President Bush that gained the information which enabled us to find and kill Osama Bin Laden. But he’ll never be looking into that story.
Here is video of Rev. Franklin Graham on with MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell last night, where O’Donnell did his best to try and chastise Graham for having said in an interview on Sunday that some of what Donald Trump is saying “may be right,” and that Trump could become his “candidate of choice.” Trump made the comments in response to questions from ABC News’ Christiane Amanpour.
Graham told O’Donnell he has not and will not endorse any candidate, but that he is praying that God will provide a leader to bring our nation out of the crisis we are in. Graham said that person may be Donald Trump or it could be someone else.
O’Donnell then tried to take Graham to task for saying “only God” really knows whether Barack Obama, or any other person, is truly a Christian. He even tried to play gotcha on what a Christian is by quoting the words of Jesus to Graham. That’s when Graham took the nerf ball served up by O’Donnell and launched into an extended explanation of the Good News – the Gospel – of Jesus Christ, that He died on the cross for the sins of every person, that He rose again from the Dead, and the He offers forgiveness and eternal life to all who will put their trust and faith in Him. Graham told O’Donnell that the Good News is for him and for every person.
Here is video of conservative Ann Coulter appearing on Lawrence O’Donnell’s MSNBC program, “The Last Word,” last night, where she talked with him about why New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie should get into the 2012 GOP Presidential Nomination race. Essentially, Coulter said he should run even though he really had not planned to because, “his country needs him.”
On Sarah Palin, Coulter said it would “be a step down” for her to run for President, because she already has enormous influence. “I think it would be crazy for her to run for President.”
O’Donnell read to Coulter Mark Levin’s concerns about Christie, and she agreed there were some things she disagreed with Christie on, but said “we can talk him out of it.” What you cannot do, she said, is “inject an IQ into a candidate.” Coulter said several times that Christie is very smart and articulate, and that he would be “our strongest candidate” against Obama.
On his Wednesday evening broadcast, O’Donnell went on something of a rampage against Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz for using his office as a place to sleep while he is in Washington, D.C. for congressional business. Throughout his segment, O’Donnell accused Chaffetz of illegal activity and called him a tax criminal.
Here is video of MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell giving Keith Olbermann a slobbering sendoff, as he praises the man whose time-slot he just took over as the inventor of the television op-ed, and a writer of extraordinary ability!
NewsBusters has a great commentary on O’Donnell’s over-the-top praise of Olbermann, including the facts that Olbermann in no way invented the television op-ed. David Brinkley and Bill O’Reilly both preceded Olbermann by quite a bit.
Here is video of Democrat Rep. Bob Filner telling MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell that the shooting of Democrat Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is “not an isolated incident,” and seeming to suggest that this is the “start of the revolution”:
“The next day, Lawrence, and also right after Gabby’s shooting, there were blogs to say that clearly politics doesn’t work for us because Filner the sneaky Jewish guy obviously defrauded us, and we have to go to violence. And here`s some AK-47s; here’s how you do sniper work. And that was repeated a couple days ago with — when they said this is the start of the revolution, the shooting of Gabby Giffords. So this is not an isolated incident. Everybody who tries to put it off on a deranged individual I think is — that’s a political statement in and of itself, because they are absolving themselves of the responsibility of their words and their actions.”
Only one problem with Filner’s rant. This was the act of a “deranged individual,” and Loughner is responsible for his own actions.
Here is video of MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell doing his best to try and get GOP Rep. Allen West to “retract” and “apologize” for his assertion that President Obama should not slip into war zones under cover of darkness when he goes to visit the troops in Afghanistan. West said a leader should “lead by example,” and if America is asking our young men and women to put themselves in harm’s way, the leaders of nation must lead by example.
O’Donnell repeatedly asked West if he really believes that, and West very calmly stood by his statements.
Liberals just don’t know what to do with someone like Allen West!
Here is video of MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell trying to refute Ann Coulter’s recent statement that liberals are less generous when it comes to charitable giving than conservatives. To do so, he cited that his audience has given over $700,000 in contributions to a fund to buy desks for school children in Africa!
Coulter is certainly right in that conservatives tend to be more committed to churches than liberals, and many actually tithe – giving 10% or more of their income. A 2008 study by a Syracuse University Professor shows that Coulter is right on the facts – conservatives give 30% to charity than liberals even though liberals made 6% in income.
BELIEF.NET: Do “conservatives” give more to charitable causes than “liberals”? According to Syracuse University professor Arthur C. Brooks, they do. Dr. Brooks, a professor of public administration at Syracuse’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, was quite astounded with the results of his own research, which was so at variance with the common perception of the generous “liberal” and the Scrooge-like “conservative.” . . . . Read More
What O’Donnell is doing to help children in Africa with school desks is admirable. But it does not refute the overall argument that as a whole, conservatives are not the stingy, uncaring people liberals try to make us out to be.
Wow. And the Left says there is division within the GOP!
Here is video from this morning of liberal (um, excuse me, “Progressive”) Glenn Greenwald getting into a knockdown, drag out argument with MSNBC’s Lawerence O’Donnell over whether Democrats should seek to build a majority by winning with true “progressives,” or with “Blue Dog” Democrats. O’Donnell, who described himself as a “Socialst” on Morning Joe this morning, said a governing majority can only be won by winning in more conservative parts of the nation with “Blue Dogs.” Greenwald disagreed, criticizing O’Donnell’s election night comments about “Progressives.” He blamed the loss of the House on depending too much on “Blue Dogs” to win. The two went back and forth, obviously agitated with one another.
Oh my. South Carolina Democrat Senate nominee Alvin Greene is the gift that keeps on giving.
Here he is being interviewed by MSNBC liberal Lawrence O’Donnell, and he answered virtually every question with the same phrase – “Jim DeMint started the recession.” No matter what O’Donnell tried to ask him, he responded the same way!
At the end of the interview, O’Donnell actually said though he did not believe Jim DeMint had personally started the recession, “but I do think, Alvin Greene – still better than Jim DeMint.” In response, Greene said, “He started it in his first term.”
Wow. How Democrats must be proud of their nominee.