Olbermann: ‘How stupid is Eric Cantor?’
After House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) used Hurricane Irene as an excuse for spending cuts, Current TV’s Keith Olbermann had just one question: How stupid is he?
“It is one thing to treat the citizens of the United States as if they were your idiot cousins, loafing around your house waiting for you to pay them their meth bills,” Olbermann began Thursday. “In a twisted part of this country, that has worked for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, but in our third story on the countdown, 99 percent of those people cannot vote for him. When he treats the folks inside his on congressional district that way, he evolves from Scrooge-like to potentially self-destructive.”
“The inhumanity, I get. The political self destruction, I do not get. Every politician is seemingly smart enough to protect those limited number of people in his own constituency. Why doesn’t Cantor?” Olbermann asked Democratic strategist Karl Frisch.
“I don’t think he cares about his constituents,” Frisch opined. “He certainly doesn’t care about the American people. If Eric Cantor were King Solomon, he would cut the baby in half before even talking to the two women claiming to be its mother.”
“He just wants to see a baby cut in half,” Olbermann agreed.
Watch this video from Current TV’s Countdown, broadcast Aug. 25, 2011.