A few thoughts:
But when candidates for lower office make their opponents out to be friends of Osama bin Laden, or try to turn a minor gaffe into a near felony, thatâ€™s just depressing. When the president of the United States gleefully bathes in the muck to divide Americans into those who love their country and those who donâ€™t, it is destructive to the fabric of the nation he is supposed to be leading.
This is hardly the first time that Mr. Bush has played the politics of fear, anger and division; if heâ€™s ever missed a chance to wave the bloody flag of 9/11, we canâ€™t think of when. But Mr. Bushâ€™s latest outbursts go way beyond that. They leave us wondering whether this president will ever be willing or able to make room for bipartisanship, compromise and statesmanship in the two years he has left in office.
Olbermannâ€™s Special Comment : There is no line this President has not crossed â€” nor will not cross â€” to keep one political party, in power; wherein McCain is also taken to task over the ruling Party’s latest grasp at straws
This, is our beloved country now, as you have re-defined it, Mr. Bush.
Get a tortured Vietnam veteran to attack a decorated Vietnam veteran, in defense of military personnel, whom that decorated veteran did not insult.
Or, get your henchmen to take advantage of the evil lingering dregs of the fear of miscegenation in Tennessee, in your party’s advertisements against Harold Ford.
Or, get the satellites who orbit around you, like Rush Limbaugh, to exploit the illness â€” and the bi-partisanship â€” of Michael J. Fox â€” yes, get someone to make fun of the cripple.