Just when you think they can’t go any lower . . .

This is not an Onion parody:

MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell said Wednesday that a reference to President Obama’s golfing in Sen. Mitch McConnell’s upcoming RNC speech is an attempt to link the president to Tiger Woods and his “lifestyle”:

MARTIN BASHIR: We have seen an early draft of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s forthcoming oration. Can I quote something from you? “For four years, Barack Obama has been running from the nation’s problems, he hasn’t been working to earn re-election. He has been working to earn a spot on the PGA Tour.” How about that?

LAWRENCE O’DONNELL: Well, we know exactly what he’s trying to do there. He is trying to align to Tiger Woods and surely, the — lifestyle of Tiger Woods with Barack Obama. Obviously, nothing could be further from the truth. They find every way they possibly can to –

BASHIR: Lawrence — don’t you think — don’t you think that what he’s really trying to do is to suggest that the president is not paying attention to the central issues that come with the responsibility he has? Is he really – Mitch McConnell really making a connection with Tiger Woods who, of course, has become infamous for chasing various cocktail waitresses around Las Vegas and so on?

O’DONNELL: Martin, there are many, many, many rhetorical choices you can make at any point in any speech to make whatever point up want to make. If he wanted to make the point that you just suggested and I think he does want to make that point, they had a menu of a minimum of ten different kinds of images that they could have raised. And I promise you, the speech writers went through, rejecting three or four before they land order that one. That’s the one they want for a very deliberate reason. That — there’s – these people reach for every single possible racial double entendre they can find in every one of these speeches.

BASHIR: You really believe that about Mitch McConnell?

O’DONNELL: I know these people are insensitive. I know the speechwriters are insensitive. I know the way they work. They do not have the same sensitivity level that other speechwriters do. But when you get to the Tiger Woods reference, there were people in the speech writing room, I know this, without a shadow of a doubt, who said wait a minute, do we really want to go there? Do we really want to go to Tiger Woods and the vote in the room was yes, we do. Mitch McConnell agreed to do it.

BASHIR: Wow. Things are getting lower and lower by the day.

I completely agree with Bashir’s last sentence.

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35 Responses to Just when you think they can’t go any lower . . .

  1. Lulu says:

    This is the ramblings of middle schoolers at a sleep over when the video game console is taken away. Then they ask mom for some Popsicles.

  2. angienc says:

    For the love of fuck!

    Seriously the stupid should hurt them to say it at least as much as it does me to hear it.

  3. carol haka says:

    Wow! Bashir concerned O’Donnell is going too far!



  4. carol haka says:

    Fox News just cancelled all of Sarah Palin’s appearances tonight!


  5. If you had any doubts about Politico (I know you didn’t) check this out.

    From The Hill article on Romney’s 5 point likability bump from day 1 of the convention:

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s speech had the biggest impact of the convention so far, more than twice as popular as Ann Romney’s remarks on Tuesday, according to the poll.

    Twelve percent of respondents rated Christie’s speech as their favorite…

    Now here’s Politico’s latest headline: Chris Christie’s flop at the GOP convention

  6. myiq2xu says:

    • DandyTiger says:

      Fox is clearly working hard for the GOP, no surprise. And Palin’s comments about Ann Romney, completely reasonable and true, were a bit biting. If Fox were reasonable, and frankly smart, they wouldn’t have done that. That actually are acting out of fear of hurting the GOP ticket. Not surprising, but sad just the same.

  7. cj says:

    Craziest thing I’ve heard on cable news, ever.

    It’s like they ingested some bath salts, jumped the shark, fell down the rabbit hole and landed on their heads.

  8. Oh my gosh, yes! I’ll be out of class in time to hear both Susanna Martinez & Paul Ryan tonight! Via Denise: http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2012/08/26/update_rnc_announces_modified_threeday_convention_schedule

  9. cj says:


    #Obama Honored 17 Fallen SEALs By Sending Their Parents a Form Letter Signed By Electric Pen. They Compared letters.


  10. gram cracker says:

    Let’s see – Tiger Woods’s mother is an Asian. Mitch McConnell’s wife, Elaine Chou, was the first Asian American Cabinet member. So of course that Kentucky redneck hillbilly Senator has to be a racist.

  11. carol haka says:

    I just turned to CNN!

    Fox News now has a curse on them!

    I would have changed the channel to MSNBC, but I didn’t want to see just white people!


    • carol haka says:

      Dang! I just had to change it from CNN as they went all xenophobic on me by showing the Pledge of Allegiance and singing The Star Spangled Banner.


  12. DeniseVB says:

    Cspan …. Ayla Brown singing National Anthem WOW ( Sen. Scott Brown’s daughter)

  13. myiq2xu says:

    Isaac has been downgraded to a tropical storm, the media still trying to sell that it is worse than Katrina.

  14. myiq2xu says:

    I changed the graphic – that is an actual cover of Golf Digest from 2009

  15. DeniseVB says:

    Cspan – Docu tribute to Ron Paul ? I know Rand is speaking soon.

  16. carol haka says:

    “MarkRNY (conservatives4Palin):

    Even a tribute to Mac makes Romney look bad. Mac was getting the hell beat out of him daily at the Hanoi Hilton while Romney was
    converting savage Catholics in the wilds of Paris.”

    Pretty funny! 👿

  17. carol haka says:

    Okay, may have to rethink Fox News boycott – I just heard Donna Brazile’s voice. 👿

  18. carol haka says:

    Fox responds:

    Fox News was quick to respond with the following statement from Bill Shine, Fox News’ EVP of Programming.
    “Our plans changed based on the fact that the RNC condensed the schedule of speeches from four nights to three. We look forward to having Governor Palin back as soon as we can.”

    Dan C responds:

    “He is a liar. I don’t want to hear this obvious bullshit get defended by anyone here!

    Fox has time for Juan Williams and a host of other racist misogynist liberals to speak on air! SO DON’T LIE TO ME AND TELL ME IT IS ABOUT TIME!

    I WILL NOT BE LIED TO! Only a fool would believe this garbage!”

  19. This just proves how batsheet crazy these Obama supporters/defenders have become. Now we can’t even talk about how much Obama golfs because its raycist?

    I’m waiting for the day that arugula will become raycist because ya know its a leafy green vegetable and it reminds one of collards, turnips and mustard greens and you know who eats those? Southern Blacks with their black-eyed peas. With their corn bread. Oh wait, mentioning the devastation on corn will be racist too.

    Seriously, these TVNonews people will have decimated the meaning of racism.

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