"Conservatism doesn't exist, you lost every fight."
That was the stinging quote that resonated this morning from Lawrence O'Donnell's latest debunking of right wing nonsense from the leader of Mourning Joke.
And though I wouldn't qualify it as a smackdown, it really didn't need to be. Because it was an astute teaching lesson instead
The Huffington Post columnist (one of the few things still excellent on that site) commenced his critique of Scarborough by being funny and not playing into a temperament that will be discussed further down low. Brought on to discuss his criticism of Scarborough's "The Last Best Hope", a guide on how Republicans can lie back into prominence in all honesty, O'Donnell is hilarious in bringing up how Scarborough used the word "crisis" back to back on page 126 in his book.
"To be fair, it's a first edition, it happens in first editions." Hilarious indeed, and utterly embarrassing.
Then O'Donnell gets into his conservative smackdown (which it was) by mentioning how liberals how made the ultimate difference in this country:
"Liberals ended slavery, liberals got woman the right to vote, liberals created Social Security, Medicaid and a minimum wage, they wrote the Civil Rights Act, , the Voting Rights Act, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, they have done all of those things in at every moment, for every one of those things in this country, what did conservatives do, they opposed every one of those things, including your right to vote (pointing at Mika)."
All Scarborough could do is look at the camera, and bring distortions of a narrative which O'Donnell thankfully corrected.
O'Donnell brings up the hypocrisy of Jim DeMint and Scarborough not calling what Bush did in 04 socialism despite jumping on the bandwagon .
Ronald Reagan, he hit hard. Social security distortions, he hit hard. The Republican balancing the budget myth in 95-97 because "they care", he hit hard as well.
This wasn't your usual screamfest when Scarborough usually gets served, because O'Donnell wouldn't play true to the stupid, facetious building up of him being crazy by that joke of the crew, cheerleaded by Mika of course.
In fact, they were so disappointed that O'Donnell didm't raise his voice like he does against Pat Buchanan that the unfunny clown Willie said "A little disappointing, we were expecting Spinks-Holmes."
Too bad for them O'Donnell didn't play to their wanting narrative, brewed by Starbucks. Too good for us though that he played to the narrative of truth.
From The Whole Delivery, Sha-la!
(And as always, thank you for the Rec.)
Updated: Thanks to Scarce, here it is.
Updated 2: Breaking News in regards to a shooting at the Holocaust Museum in D.C., as three people have been shot by a man with a rifle.
Unbelievable. The guy is anti-government, and a white supremacist. This just gets more scarier by the minute. The 89 year old man was anti-Semitic, and did something crazy in 1981.