MSNBC Countdown host Keith Olbermann has slammed a Tea Party
Senate candidate who won a key primary victory this week, intimating
that she is crazy because she believes sodium fluoride, a deadly
poison, is poisonous.
In yet another example of an anti-establishment candidate
scoring a decisive victory, Tea Party-backed Nevada Republican
Sharron Angle came from behind to win
the State primary on Tuesday and earn the right
to challenge incumbent Harry Reid for a place in the Senate.
In a similar vein to the backlash against Rand Paul following
his Kentucky win last month, Democrats have suggested that Angle's
win is a good thing because she will be an easier opponent for
Reid come November due to her "extremist" views.
Olbermann began the tirade against Angle on Wednesday, during
a segment of his show as he announced "Conventional wisdom
was that Sue Lowden's come-from-ahead defeat to Tea Partier
Sharron Angle would hurt Senator Harry Reid. Turns out Ms. Lowden
was the sensible one."
Calling Angle "cartoon-like", Olbermann criticized
Angle's affiliation with the Oath Keepers, the military and
law enforcement activist group that pledges to uphold state's
rights and the U.S. Constitution.
Despite the fact that since 9/11, the U.S. has officially been
under a state of emergency, and the vast erosion of civil liberties
in the form of legislation such as the Patriot Act, the John
Warner Defense Authorization Act and the Military Commissions
Act, to name but a few, Olbermann suggested Angle was farcical
for having concerns that Martial Law could be used to suspend
the Constitution and effectively turn American cities into internment
"Two months ago Ms. Angle said she was a member of the
Oath Keepers, a group preparing itself not just for government
internment camps, but for the day that somebody issues a 'order
to blockade American cities, thus turning them into giant concentration
camps.'" Olbermann sardonically read from his autocue.
Olbermann clearly considers such concerns ludicrous now Obama
is in office, but just a few years ago he was decrying the death
of Habeas Corpus under president Bush, explaining to his viewers
that any American citizen could effectively be arrested and
locked away forever without trial. A
google search yields articles and videos of Olbermann's
well placed concern.
The hope and change America has since experienced has clearly
alleviated such worries in Keith's mind, and he now considers
the same concerns stupid and laughable.
This is a clear example of how the phony left/right political
paradigm works. For eight years Olbermann campaigned against
the increasing tyranny Americans were subject to. Despite the
fact that none of the freedom stripping legislation enacted
under Bush has been repealed by the Obama administration, everything
is seemingly fine now the Democrats are back in power.
Olbermann also described as farcical Angle's views that the
Income Tax is unconstitutional and her concern that oil should
not be nationalized in the wake of the BP disaster.
Olbermann saved his best attempted smear for last, however,
chuckling his way through the sentence:
"Ms. Angle also voted against fluoridizing (sic) the water,
because she thinks the fluoride might be poison."
Watch the video via Raw Story:
What a crazy kook, to think that sodium
fluoride, the stuff that comes in bags with a skull
and cross bones on, labeled "TOXIC", is a poison!
Note, we are not talking about calcium fluoride - which is naturally
occurring and not added to water because it is INSOLUABLE.
How "extremist" it is to believe that a waste by-product
of the fertilizer and aluminum industry, a Part II Poison under
the UK Poisons Act 1972, is a poison - stupid Sharron Angle.
Stupid crazy Sharron Angle - she must be racist for thinking
Well, there's no doubt that Angle will be roundly defeated
by Reid in November... Oh no wait, she already has
an 11-point lead over the Senate Majority Leader.Perhaps the American people are actually aware that
poison is not good to drink after all Mr Olbermann.