“I told him he was full of sh*t”

(10 pm. – promoted by ek hornbeck)

MSNBC’s Ed Schultz talking at the AM950 Blue State Bash on Saturday night to a crowd of progressive talk radio fans in Minnesota lets go with both barrels at Robert Gibbs, at Barack Obama, at the “people who have infiltrated the Democratic progressive movement“, and at the whole delusional idea of bipartisanship.

I told him he was full of sh*t is what I told him,” Schultz said. “And then he gave me the Dick Cheney f-bomb the same way Senator Leahy got it on the Senate floor. I told Robert Gibbs, I said, ‘I’m sorry you’re swearing at me, but I’m just trying to help you out.

I’m telling you, you’re losing your base,” he continued. “Do you understand that you’re losing your base? And that the American people don’t want public option, the American people want single-payer!?’

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    • Edger on January 25, 2010 at 02:51

    ass kicking time, I’d agree.

    Nothing else is working.

  1. for a ‘pen and pad’ session.


    After his little run in with Gibbs, I’m sure Ed’ll have a few choice things to say at that meeting.

    • Edger on January 25, 2010 at 03:41


  2. bankrupt industry deficient yet armed to the teeth and can destroy the planet seven times over with multiple diverse weapon systems is not a trivial thing.

    Are we the cockroaches of the universe to be confined to the small mindedness of who pays or profits from the latest ask your doctor for magic pill?

    William McGuire, RICO lawsuit+United Health Care.

  3. is there a link?

    • Xanthe on January 25, 2010 at 13:13

    if all we’re worried about is saving Obama.  No, I’m not good with that.  Let him lead, for God’s sake and give us something.  His family is set for generations – mine isn’t.

    Nothing will get changed for the better if this piece of legislation gets passed.  or should I say more bad stuff.  Have we learned nothing?

    I’ve been really screwed by the pharma bill — because I’m younger demographic and bless me, I’ve been healthy.  So I barely use the pharma but I am paying every month, damn it.  If I were paying monthly and the plan was getting drugs out to people instead of profits to another damn corporation – okay – that’s how insurance works.  But I’ve become a profit center for the big guys.  No!

    Don’t tell me – somehow as a Medicare recipient – I am not going to get screwed without the upside of all Americans benefitting.  No – no and uh uh.

    I’ve had it – I’m seriously falling into Selfish Land since no one is worrying about me or my family in government.  Screw them and that horrific plan.  It will be set in stone – haven’t we seen their characters in this slow motion chainsaw massacre – are you proud of your congress – I’m not.        

  4. but what will be more interesting is what happens after that.

    The question I want an answer to right now is, is the administration going to respond by changing direction or just changing messaging? I suspect the latter, but we’ll find out shortly.  

    • TMC on January 25, 2010 at 15:46

    From AMERICAblog’s Joe Sudbay a recent Gallup poll show that the gap in the President’s popularity between “D”s and “R”s is even greater than Clinton’s.

    The 65 percentage-point gap between Democrats’ (88%) and Republicans’ (23%) average job approval ratings for Barack Obama is easily the largest for any president in his first year in office, greatly exceeding the prior high of 52 points for Bill Clinton.

    The Republican’s will never play nice, period. Obama needs to ditch this bipartisan BS and solidify his base by doing what he promised during the campaign.

  5. raw story reports that instead of listening and trying to learn from Schultz, Gibbs has decided that he’d rather attack Schultz by accusing him of “telling lies” to get increased ratings for his program:  

    The Plum Line garnered a response from Gibbs which Greg Sargent believes “probably won’t do much to turn down the temperature.”

    Gibbs adds that he demanded Schultz tell him “why he’d tell his viewers something so completely and knowingly wrong in an attempt to get people to watch his show.”

    It’s an unusually harsh charge, given that the Obama White House would presumably like to calm frayed nerves on the left, and one imagines that in response, Schultz will not do a great deal to dial down the volume.

    Apparently covering WH butt trumps trying to listen to dissenting voices and criticisms from the people who voted them into office–but who are feeling betrayed, but still trying to get them to understand and change before it’s too late.

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