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Senator Keith Olbermann?

Updated on June 16, 2012

King Olbermann


The Worst Senator in the World?

There is a report today that there is a movement by liberals to draft recently fired news commentator and all around King of Hate, Keith Olbermann . Reportedly, there are now Facebook and Twitter pages dedicated to drafting Olbermann to run for the seat being vacated by retiring Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut. The report goes on to state that Olbermann would be eligible to run because he "...use to live in Connecticut and could easily return and establish residency."

It seems what little sanity was left in the old Democratic Party is gone if this movement proves to be successful. There is virtually no one, outside of Hillary Clinton, who would galvanize Republicans more than Keith Olbermann. He has shown to be vile, hateful and vulgar in his ridicule of everyone even slightly right of center. Olbermann has shown he has little, if any, patience for moderates as well. His disdain for Senator Lieberman was made quite clear on various occasions and just last week as well. His vulgar reaction to Senator Brown of MA was despicable. Many wondered back then why MSNBC did not can him for that. He is an extremist, narrow-minded and violently out of control when people disagree with him. In short, he fits in quite well with the new Progressive Democratic Party. I thought the Democratic Party could not outdo itself when the court jester himself, Senator Al Franken of MN was nominated and subsequently elected. Is it possible the Democrats will try to bookend their party with Keith Olbermann in the Senate? I've read where many Republicans are practically praying this will happen. Olbermann has never been one who could control his mouth. He's well known for shooting from the hip and damn the consequences. It would be a nightmare for Democrats in this new era of "civility " that President Obama asked for in his Tuscon speech.

This is just a small movement right now. In fact, Keith Olbermann has not even commented on it as far as I can tell. I would think he would be interested. He has an ego the size of Connecticut. He feels he is superior to approximately six billion other people on the planet. Money should not be a problem if he decides to toss his hat into the ring. George Soros would see to that, I would imagine. I'm not sure who the Republicans would put up against him in the very liberal state of Connecticut. But, no one gave Scott Brown much of a chance either in the bluest of blue states of Massachusetts. One could say Olbermann is a neophyte in the political world and would get devoured on the campaign trail. One thing is for sure, if Keith Olbermann has any skeletons in his closet, they would certainly come out during what would surely be a brutal campaign, both during the primary and Fall campaigns. He would absolutely lose his temper repeatedly. This is why Republicans are almost giddy at the prospect of Olbermann being the Democratic Party nominee for Senator in CT. His always bombastic temper would be his downfall.

***Side Note - I had to do something this week on a hub I have never had to do before. I had to ask someone not to come back to one of my hubs. I have always said that there is nothing wrong with disagreement, as long as you are not disagreeable. By that I mean attack the message all you want. But, attacking the messenger will not be tolerated on my hubs. I have a pretty thick skin. I have been in many flame infested fights on message boards over the years. One thing I learned about that, there cannot be much in the way of dialogue when personal attacks are going back and forth. That was the case of this person on my hub. Now this person went and made a special hub about what a rude and arrogant person I am because I said i would not allow any more personal attacks or off topic discussion. I am probably more particular about staying on topic on my hubs than most people. But, that's just me. I encourage discussion on any hub I write. But, when you make personal attacks, then your argument has lost its validity in my opinion. I will not tolerate it. To quote Forrest Gump, "And that's all I have to say about that."


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    Writer David 7 years ago from Mobile, AL

    Keith Olbermann is as vile and disgusting human being you will ever find on this earth. I simply don't see any redeeming value in him. When you personally attack people, as he is noted for doing, you basically have lost the argument. He rarely puts up facts to support his distorted views on society. But, that is typical of the Olbermanns of the world. I'll check your hub out.

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    William Green 7 years ago from USA

    Writer David, I can't agree with more. Olbermann is a loose cannon on the gun deck. And he doesn't care who he hurts. Keith Olbermann only cares about Keith Olbermann. His "We need to put the guns down" special comment was disgusting. He of all people inspires hate and blind rage in people on both sides. Unless we as a country start having rational debates on public policy and politics there will always be a Keith Olbermann out there waiting to take advantage of the public anti government sentiment.

    I just published a hub on Olbermann you might be interested in it.

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    Writer David 7 years ago from Mobile, AL

    Tony, nothing would be greater than Olbermann ran for election in CT. That guy would explode the first time someone challenged him on any issue. It would be great comedy.

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    tony0724 7 years ago from san diego calif

    I would LMAO if Olbermann were up for election. He is just about unhinged at this point. The guy is obviously unstable.

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    Writer David 7 years ago from Mobile, AL

    Steve, I wouldn't vote for Olbermann if he were the only candidate running for political office in the USA. He represents all that is wrong with the Left today, in my opinion. He is partisan and doesn't back down on his views. I give him credit for that. Unfortunately, that is the nicest thing I can say about him. As for me dealing with controversial topics; I will continue to do so. Those that don't like it, can just ignore me if they wish. One person who can't even identify what his or her own ideology is, is not going to run me off. I'm here to stay, like it or leave it. BTW, this is not intended for you. Just meant for one person who felt they could pretend that personal attacks is just normal disagreement.

    breakfastpop, I agree!

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    breakfastpop 7 years ago

    God help us!

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    Steven Miller 7 years ago from Ohio Great City of Dayton

    Wow if Keith Olbermann would run for senator he would get my vote. I notice a lot of political extremism lately around the internet. Maybe we will see some about this hub. People run, people win, people lose, this is politics. To get all boiled up about it shows we are only getting closer to Pre-WWII Germany. He is a man who thinks with his heart. Like the Republicans say, "Liberals think with their heart, while Republicans think with their brains." I do believe Jesus thought with his heart as well, so what is up with the conservative Christians? Keep hubbing these controversial topics, I like it.