Olbermann: ‘WTF!?!’ GOP using namecalling as strategy

By David Edwards
Thursday, May 14, 2009 8:03 EDT
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The Republican National Committee is expected to pass a resolution branding the Democratic Party as the “Democrat Socialist Party” later this week. Keith Olbermann expressed outrage at the GOP namecalling Wednesday.

“Since the election, the Republicans seem to be doing whatever has just popped into one of their leaders’ heads,” said Olbermann.

Citing a recent Pew poll, Olbermann estimated that 2.7% of people associated the Democratic Party with the word “socialist.” “It’s genius, I tells you. Genius,” he quipped.

“The word ‘socialist’ is not sticking, and even when it does, extraordinarily large numbers of Americans think it’s a compliment.”

“This mass madness, this cascade of rookie mistakes, the seemingly deliberate narrowing of the Republicans to a third party, can all have only one explanation. They’re all Democratic agents,” Olbermann concluded. “They’re moles, turncoats, spies, sellouts, political traders. They have to be. They can’t be that stupid.”

This video is from MSNBC’s Countdown, broadcast May 13, 2009.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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