Olbermann for Senate?

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  1. profile image59
    C.J. Wrightposted 7 years ago

    Could this be? Is he a viable candidate? Was this the plan all along?


    http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/sen … or-senate-

    1. BillyDRitchie profile image59
      BillyDRitchieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, please, please.....this would only be slightly less entertaining than watching Screamin Howie Dean run for President.....

    2. profile image62
      logic,commonsenseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Minnesota elected one moron, Al Franken, I guess Olbermann could go there and run.  Then they'd have 2 morons.

    3. lady_love158 profile image57
      lady_love158posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Why not? Would he be any worse then the rest of the democtat fools there now?

  2. profile image59
    C.J. Wrightposted 7 years ago

    He might make for some interesting news cycles.

  3. megs11237 profile image68
    megs11237posted 7 years ago

    Hey or it might be as entertaining as Sarah Palin, Sharron Angle, Meg Whitman, or Ken " Buyers Remorse" Buck.

    Oh wait how about Carl Bestiality Palladino.

    1. profile image59
      C.J. Wrightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      No doubt.

  4. stclairjack profile image82
    stclairjackposted 7 years ago

    even though i dissagree with him on a few issues, i enjoyed listening to kieth on msnbc and will miss his voice there,... olberman in the senate? oh hell yea, i'd pay my wiskey money to see him rant on the senate floor,... full sentances containing propper grammer? why the hell not!

    1. megs11237 profile image68
      megs11237posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      They had that in Florida. Alan Grayson. I really liked him but he was voted out, but most Floridians I speak to like republicans so no surprise really.

  5. lovemychris profile image66
    lovemychrisposted 7 years ago

    That would be great. Someone not afraid to speak his mind.
    I doubt he'd do it though....

    But SOMEONE needs to offset the lunatics of the tea-party brigade. Insane is too nice a word for them.
    Did you know that slavery was not an issue after the pilgrims came here? Didja? Why all that silly talk about Jim Crowe and hanging people from trees was just made up. Yeah, see.......*TwilightZone Music*......We were all free and equal!! The whole durn time of America!!!! --Michelle "I have 5 kids on tax-payer healthcare, but not for you!" Bachmann.

    This is not dumbing down, it is dimming down....dimming out the lights so that truth no longer exists anymore.
    Welcome to the shadow world of Tea-Party truth, which is one huge lie.

    CULT.
    IMO.

  6. Mighty Mom profile image80
    Mighty Momposted 7 years ago

    He'd be a damned sight better than Joe "Turncoat" Liebermann!
    I read his non-compete with MSNBC bars him from returning to TV in a similar capacity for quite awhile AND baseball nerd blog simply isn't enough brain stimulation for Keith SO... could be some truth to the rumor.
    He's a smart guy.
    Plays well with others? Not so much.

    1. megs11237 profile image68
      megs11237posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Haha I forgot I bout him. Lieberman is going senile in his own age. Calling women "honey" and whatnot when he is question  about his insistance that there were WMD's.

      Even the republicans won't say that aloud.

      I know a lot people don't like him but I like Sanders. Too bad they got all over him about his newsletter. Wasn't the way the media painted it either since I get it every month in my in box.

      He speaks his mind.

    2. profile image59
      C.J. Wrightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You know he is a pretty darn good sports caster....
      Liberman, I kinda liked him. Of course you have to be some what suspicious of any politician that changes their stripes.

  7. Mighty Mom profile image80
    Mighty Momposted 7 years ago

    Couldn't resist posting this. I LOVE Stephen Colbert!

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/ … rmann.html

    1. megs11237 profile image68
      megs11237posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That was funny.

      He is hilarious...

      They did a poll that said republicans think he is making fun of democrats and vice versa, too funny.

  8. Flightkeeper profile image70
    Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago

    Oh boy!  Go on, make Keith Olbermann a democratic senator.  Between him and Al Franken, the pomposity of these two can't be contained.  Showing videos of these two would be all that the Republicans would need to raise money! lol

    1. lovemychris profile image66
      lovemychrisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, Don't worry about those pubbies raising $$:

      "Corporate contributions have surged for new Republican leaders in House"

      By Dan Eggen and T.W. Farnam
      Washington Post Staff Writers
      Saturday, January 22, 2011; 12:00 AM

      "The new Republican leaders in the House have received millions of dollars in contributions from banks, health insurers and other major business interests, which are pressing for broad reversals of Democratic policies that affect corporations, according to disclosure records and interviews."

      http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/co … 03187.html

    2. megs11237 profile image68
      megs11237posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hey we should do a montage of Boehner crying, I bet we could get like a half hour of sniffles. Both sides have there share a wackos.

      Have you every seen anyone as ugly as Mitch McConnell? LOL What is up with his chin and nose.

      WAAAAAAA

      Paleeeeeesseeee

      1. Flightkeeper profile image70
        Flightkeeperposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Hey, if you think Boehner crying and Mitchnell's ugly mug is going to raise money for the dems, go right ahead. lol I just don't think it'll be as effective as Olbermann and Franken.

        1. megs11237 profile image68
          megs11237posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          What raises the most money is the people who are the most business friendly in who cares if we devaste everything else way.

          Hands down the republicans.

          1. uncorrectedvision profile image61
            uncorrectedvisionposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Really?  Is that why Shining Handsome Obama raised $750 million last election cycle(compared to McCain's $370 million) and is expected to raise $1 billion this election cycle?  Perhaps you should do some research on where the money comes from and how much is donated to which candidates before regurgitating the same old hackney drivel.  You will find that those evil rich and those evil and contemptible big business people gave to Shining Handsome in some pretty big numbers and are expected to do so again.

            http://www.opensecrets.org/index.php

            1. Flightkeeper profile image70
              Flightkeeperposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              lol They really are blind to the truth aren't they?

              1. uncorrectedvision profile image61
                uncorrectedvisionposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                We all see what we want to see.

                1. megs11237 profile image68
                  megs11237posted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  Blind to what truth flightkeeper? I think both sides are corrupt and tethically challeged so how is that blind. People who think it is one side is blind. People who think that kind of money doesn't affect our government is blind.


                  That's not me.

                  I did enjoy this one though as well.

                  http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2011/01 … tions.html

                  1. Flightkeeper profile image70
                    Flightkeeperposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    You assumed that Republicans at the last election got the most funding from corporations and claimed that they "devastate everything else away".  uncorrected vision just pointed out your fat mistake and wrong assumption -- it's actually Obama and the democrats who devastate everything". lol

            2. megs11237 profile image68
              megs11237posted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Did I say Obama wasn't? I say republicans win. I didn't say democrats don't get any.

              I have no wool over my eyes whereas if you think republicans don't you just might.

              In fact my biggest contention with Obama is his relationship with Monsanto. Don't assume to know me.

  9. mortimerjackson profile image56
    mortimerjacksonposted 7 years ago

    Am I the only one that thinks this article is complete schlock? Liberals is not an organization. Simply saying that "liberals" want him to do this or that doesn't qualify who, or at what extent (if any) it's being considered. 

    Also, the story says that the whole suggestion was brought up by some activists. Shouldn't the article title then read "Activists Trying To Draft Keith Olbermann," or better yet, "I'm Not A Real Journalist"?

  10. lovemychris profile image66
    lovemychrisposted 7 years ago

    Republicorp.

  11. Flightkeeper profile image70
    Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago

    Yeah, those dumb companies finally realized how anti-business Obama was after bankrolling the democrat party for so many years.

  12. Mighty Mom profile image80
    Mighty Momposted 7 years ago

    Colbert is making fun of anyone who gets in his path!
    His character is a pretend right-winger but actuall he makes more fun of GOP and rightie stances than he does Dems.

  13. lovemychris profile image66
    lovemychrisposted 7 years ago

    "Early this month, when John Boehner was sworn in as the new speaker of the House of Representatives, he tipped his hat to the teabag activists across the country who had fueled the Republican takeover of the chamber last fall. He almost choked up as he promised to "give the government back to the American people."
    Boehner was not choking back tears, however, he literally was choking on the flagrant hypocrisy of his words. You see, the people he's giving the government back to are not tea partiers, but the rapacious corporate lobbyists who ran the Congress during the years when former Majority Leader Tom DeLay ran the show. Apparently, the name "Boehner" is derived from an ancient Teutonic word meaning: business as usual."

    http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/01/19-7

  14. Mighty Mom profile image80
    Mighty Momposted 7 years ago

    I'm surprised no one calls Boehner out for being a baby girly man lol

  15. sir slave profile image60
    sir slaveposted 7 years ago

    where would he run for senate?

  16. lovemychris profile image66
    lovemychrisposted 7 years ago

    Nah..it's Abramoff who did time, and Delay who's heading there. Mr. "I AM the federal gvt" himself.
    You got Clinton for sex......

    Hands down, the worst of the worst are the Thuglicans, in my book.
    Righty's book is another story.

    But don't come around here acting superior.

    You know them by their fruits.
    No matter how people get in charge, when it's a Democrat, the people win.
    When it's a Republican, Business wins. Simple as that.

    1. Flightkeeper profile image70
      Flightkeeperposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      And as usual your perception is not close to reality.  Didn't GM and Chrysler win when Obama bailed them out?  Didn't the banks win when Obama and the dems passed TARP and injected money directly to banks.  lol lol  You're another example where your hate blinds you to the truth.

      1. lovemychris profile image66
        lovemychrisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Sorry flighty..the hate I see comes from you.
        People won with GM...lots of jobs there that were saved. Pride for Michigan, Motor City! It was a win win.

        And speaking of truth....
        TARP was Bush and Paulson....already was LAW when Obama took over.
        But--according to many, that TARP helped save the economy. So give yer boy Bush credit.
        And give Obama credit for not simply destroying it because it was his predecessors' plan. As a lot of people say about Obama, "He's the only grown-up in the room."

        1. Flightkeeper profile image70
          Flightkeeperposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Oh so your assumptions ARE wrong when you say 1) when Republicans AND business wins that people don't benefit.   TARP which you credited to Bush saved the economy which helped people and 2) that people don't benefit when Democrats work with business.

          Thank you, I'm glad you see the light. Finally.

        2. profile image59
          C.J. Wrightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Maybe the GM bailout could have been a win. However when they sold shares last year at 33 a share they missed the break even point by 15 bucks a share. That means that the taxpayer will likely NEVER get THEIR money back. So a win win? Well see, it doesn't look promising though. By the way, have you been to detroit lately?

 
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