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  •  I noticed his show last night was back to normal (4+ / 0-)

    and he was mostly praising Obama and dissing Romney, it made me wonder what the heck is going on with him.

    •  He threw a temper tantrum/hissyfit (3+ / 0-)

      and now he's over it

      •  No, he did not. (0+ / 0-)

        He saw a problem with his candidate and he addressed it.  If no one does this, the problem is likely to remain uncorrected or even get worse.

        The Obama campaign made a mistake and their friends pointed it out.  It appears the campaign has acknowledged the error and is taking corrective action.  It's not the end of the world.  It's time to move forward.

        But, it is not helpful to denigrate those who pointed out the problem.  Obama's debate performance was poor.  That shocked and frightened some of his allies and they let him know - precisely as they should have.  Now, it's time for ALL of us to move on.  No?

        "But all in all, it's been a fabulous year for Laura and me." - bush summing up his first year in office, 3 months after 9/11, Washington, D.C., Dec. 20, 2001

        by rmx2630 on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 03:18:10 PM PDT

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        •  I was pointing out (3+ / 0-)
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          his demeanor, not the actual message.

          •  OK, I see (1+ / 0-)
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            But really, Ed Schultz is out there every day fighting passionately for progressives.  His critique of Obama was  not that far from  his usual demeanor.  I don't think one can fairly say he was having a fit.  He was shocked and disappointed - as was I.

            "But all in all, it's been a fabulous year for Laura and me." - bush summing up his first year in office, 3 months after 9/11, Washington, D.C., Dec. 20, 2001

            by rmx2630 on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 05:26:30 PM PDT

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            •  Nonsense (0+ / 0-)

              Ed is a TV personality and opinion shaper, if he's on Obama's side he needs to cover his six. Throwing a tantrum on freaking TV was stupid, and accomplished nothing. Obama and his handlers will look at the reaction of the public and  adjust accordingly. They don't need liberal commentators helping to form a negative opinion.

              •  So, you think Schultz should lie? (0+ / 0-)

                YOU think Ed Schultz is nothing more than a "TV personality and opinion shaper".  I think he is a professional analyst and commentator who has independent opinions and ethics and who is owned by no political party (he in fact was once a Republican).

                What you are suggesting he do, sounds to me, like what a Republican would do.  In fact, it sounds like the type of thing Rush Limbaugh would do.

                Put down the Kool-aid.  Tell the truth.

                "But all in all, it's been a fabulous year for Laura and me." - bush summing up his first year in office, 3 months after 9/11, Washington, D.C., Dec. 20, 2001

                by rmx2630 on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 10:12:57 PM PDT

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                •  You're kidding right? (0+ / 0-)

                  Ed IS a partisan TV host, it's laughable to suggest otherwise after his advocacy in the WI recall.

                  I'm sure Obama REALLY needs to hear from Ed how bad he did. If Ed thinks Obama should have hit Romney on certain points, then it's his job to say those points. Lashing out at Obama after the debate is the equivalent of booing your own team after the game. Bullshit. No one's saying Ed has to lie about his opinion, but he didn't have to be stupid enough to contribute to the negativity. Obama's going to hear the bad coverage, he doesn't need his own side giving him shit.

                  •  No, I am not kidding. (0+ / 0-)

                    And you are being dishonest.  I never said Schultz was not partisan.  He supports the Democratic Party as opposed to the Republican Party.  However, he is not owned by the Democratic Party.  He doesn't work for the Democratic Party.  He often points out what he sees as the failings of the Democratic Party and of individual Democrats, as he should.  That's his job.  He is not a blabbering sarcastic blind zealot.  Apparently, that's your job.

                    You say Obama is going to hear the bad coverage.  But if he only hears it from his enemies he is likely to dismiss it.  And that would be dangerous.  What Obama needs to hear is: the truth.  You seem to be afraid of the truth and afraid of people who do not rise to your standard of fanaticism.

                    And you ARE saying that Schultz should have lied.  Obama performed poorly in the debates.  That was obvious to all but few benighted people.  It was certainly obvious to Schultz.  Do you think he was going to talk about the weather on the night of the first debate between Obama and Romney.  He had to talk about the debate - it was the biggest political story of the day.  And sugar-coating his honest opinions would have been lying.  This seems obvious to me and I easily  tire of pointing out the obvious.

                    "But all in all, it's been a fabulous year for Laura and me." - bush summing up his first year in office, 3 months after 9/11, Washington, D.C., Dec. 20, 2001

                    by rmx2630 on Mon Oct 08, 2012 at 10:46:04 PM PDT

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