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Keith Olbermann’s Special Comment On The Govts. Iraq Betrayal

May 24th, 2007 | by Daniel DiRito |

Well it was bound to happen. Just over six months after the American voter sent politicians what appeared to be a clear message about the direction of the country…and particularly their displeasure with the war in Iraq…the criticism of the Democrats (in addition to the Republicans) has made its formal debut in the form of a signature “Special Comment” by the always ebullient and opinionated Keith Olbermann.

Whether the emerging criticism and anger spells trouble for the Democrats in 2008 is yet to be seen…but thinking ahead to the next election, voters may find themselves sending the same message…though wholly uncertain whether they can expect either party to demonstrate enough leadership to bite the bullet and resolve the Iraq situation once and for all.

The growing anticipation of change that characterized the post election period may transform into an extended and continuing period of agonizing indecision and hesitation on the part of politicians in both parties as they jockey for advantage. 2008 may be a watershed election…but that may mean nothing more than an “in your face” realization that the need for power has poisoned the well of public service to such an extent that the lives of honorable Americans and vulnerable Iraqis have become expendable pawns in a never ending game of pedantic power plays.

I’m not prone to predictions…but in this instance…if the above comes to pass, rest assured that the deafening drone that will emerge will be the sound of the collective awareness and awakening of an American voter tsunami hell bent on tearing up the template of our two party system and starting over. I could be wrong…but I doubt it.

Cross-posted at Thought Theater

  1. 11 Responses to “Keith Olbermann’s Special Comment On The Govts. Iraq Betrayal”

  2. By Liberal Jarhead on May 24, 2007 | Reply

    Eloquent as usual… more than ever, it’s looking to me as if the only thing that will make the executive and legislative branches responsive to ordinary Americans again will be the emergence of a new party - the Republicans seem to have run their course from starting as reformers to a complete state of arrogant corruption, and the Democrats are half a step behind them, trying their hardest to be just like them. Tweedledum and Tweedledee indeed - Nader was horribly wrong when he said there was no difference between Gore and Bush, but there isn’t near as much difference between their parties as they want us to believe.

  3. By Jose Chung on May 24, 2007 | Reply

    Keith Olbermann?

    Who on earth cares what this pea-brain has to say? He is a lightweight, third-rate propagandist who happens to have his own TV show, but his “eloquent” thoughts are only a click or two above Rosie O’Donnell’s due to the fact that his are written down first and sound more coherent and polished but the content of which is on basically the same level as Rosie’s screeching. And, of course, Olbermann wears a suit and tie.

  4. By JT Davis on May 24, 2007 | Reply

    What a drag. Jose Chung comments here.

  5. By JT Davis on May 24, 2007 | Reply

    LJ,

    There really isn’t much of a difference but that’s changing.

    http://www.politicalcompass.org/uselection

  6. By Paul Merda on May 24, 2007 | Reply

    Love Olbermann… See Jose, Olbermann gets to say on TV (then splattered all over the web), what the rest of us are actually thinking. It’s why he resonates so well with the public.

  7. By SteveIL on May 24, 2007 | Reply

    Remember, what’s good for the goose is good for the gander. That (Un)Fairness Doctrine being proposed by those who would violate the 1st Amendment works both ways. I would love to see Olbermann forced to sit next to Michael Savage in presenting the opposing view. Olbermann would soil himself two seconds after Savage started and spend the rest of his show cleaning himself.

    By the way, don’t try to say that the (Un)Fairness Doctrine would only apply to “public” airwaves and not cables stations like MSNBC. The cable companies are allowed to maintain a local monopoly and are more akin to the public airwaves since the various levels of government set up the rules to allow it. Plus, the basic stations still need to follow FCC rules, just like the traditional stations.

  8. By Paul Merda on May 24, 2007 | Reply

    Bring It On SteveIL!!!!!! The only thing the right-wing has these days is empty rhetoric and bullshit propaganda. I’d put Olberman up against one of your morons anytime…

  9. By SteveIL on May 24, 2007 | Reply

    Paul, Bring It On!!!

  10. By Jet Netwal on May 24, 2007 | Reply

    Every time I read one of Olberman’s Special Comment transcripts, I finish it with a “Hell, Yes!” resounding in my mind. As long as he keeps connecting like that, he’s not going any where, regardless of what the plethora of righties wish.

    Great post Daniel. I think that the swell of people heartily sick of this two party septic system is growing daily.

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