Keith labels GOP audience ‘worst persons’ for cheering child labor

By Eric W. Dolan
Monday, December 12, 2011 23:32 EDT
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On the “Worst Persons” segment of his show Monday night, Current TV host Keith Olbermann labelled the audience at Saturday night’s Republican presidential debate the “worst persons in the world.”

The crowd applauded the idea, put forth by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, of putting poor children to work as janitors in schools.

“One theme continues, the debate crowd cheering every weakness this nation has striven to correct about itself,” Olbermann commented. “Cheering everything short of human sacrifice.”

GOP debate crowds at previous debates have cheered the death penalty and letting a man without insurance die. They have also booed a gay U.S. soldier.

“Pursue happiness — by cleaning the toilets their richer classmates get to use,” Olbermann said sarcastically. “And a mighty roar goes up from the GOP crowd: ‘Yay, we love the elitist GOP candidates who want to enslave our lower and middle-class asses.’”

Watch video, courtesy of Current TV, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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