Tuesday, August 04, 2009

KO bites Blue Dogs

I can't watch Keith Olbermann do his special commentary bits. I find his delivery grating. But I like reading them and he was on fire last night. Perhaps he's feeling defensive about the GE/Fox News deal that allegedly shut down the feud between and BillO. I hear he broke that truce last night too, but the special rant was for our Congresslizards that sold out health insurance reform to corporate interests. Read the whole thing -- it's great -- but here's the money grafs:
But I think you get the point. We don't need to call the Democrats holding this up Blue Dogs. That one word "Dogs" is perfectly sufficient. But let me speak to them collectively, anyway.I warn you all. You were not elected to create a Democratic majority. You were elected to restore this country. You were not elected to serve the corporations and the trusts who the government has enabled for the last eight years.

You were elected to serve the people. And if you fail to pass or support this legislation, the full wrath of the progressive and the moderate movements in this country will come down on your heads. Explain yourselves not to me, but to them. They elected you, and in the blink of an eye, they will replace you.

If you will behave as if you are Republicans — as if you are the prostitutes of our system —you will be judged as such. And you will lose not merely our respect. You will lose your jobs!
Let it be so.

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