Thus Spake Lawrence O’Donnell
January 22, 2011 1 Comment
“The NRA has a very difficult case to make, that there should be absolutely no restrictions on access to guns and bullets in this country, and that we must never allow our homicide rate to fall below any other country`s homicide rate.” (source)
Facts are troublesome things, Larry:
“Anti-gun activist groups claim that all of their proposals–including gun bans, prohibitive taxes, registration and licensing to name a few– are “moderate and reasonable.” Those who oppose such ideas, they say, are “unreasonable.” And they claim that NRA opposes all gun laws. The truth is, NRA supports many gun laws, including federal and state laws that prohibit the possession of firearms by certain categories of people, such as convicted violent criminals, those prohibiting sales of firearms to juveniles, and those requiring instant criminal records checks on retail firearm purchasers.” (source)
Another specious assertion:
“Liberals are the least charitable with their money. Really, Ann?” (source)
Yes, really, Larry:
“Arthur C. Brooks, a professor at Syracuse University, published ‘Who Really Cares: The Surprising Truth About Compassionate Conservatism.’ The surprise is that liberals are markedly less charitable than conservatives….Although liberal families’ incomes average 6 percent higher than those of conservative families, conservative-headed households give, on average, 30 percent more to charity than the average liberal-headed household ($1,600 per year vs. $1,227).” (source)
“As the first congressional election during his party chairmanship approaches, Michael Steele is dancing as fast as he can trying to charm independent voters and Tea Partiers while never losing sight of his real master and paycheck provider, the Republican National Committee.” (source)
Blah blah blah.
Finally, a true assertion:
“Glenn, unlike you, I am not a progressive. I am not a liberal who is so afraid of the word that I had to change my name to progressive. Liberals amuse me. I am a socialist. I live to the extreme left, the extreme left of you mere liberals, okay?” (source)
Newbusters has a great compendium of Lawrence O’Donnell rants here. So much concentrated craziness….