It’s things like this that piss me off some days about Keith Olbermann (though any given day, Ed Shultz is far worse):
In short, in Scott Brown we have an irresponsible, homophobic, racist, reactionary, ex-nude model, teabagging supporter of violence against women and against politicians with whom he disagrees.
Great. That’s amazing. Thanks.
You know, some parts of that are vaguely related to the truth, but none of it matters, because it’s all wrapped up in hyperbole and rage. Turn it around to some liberal pol, and this is what I expect from Glenn Beck or Rush Limbaugh (probably more Limbaugh; he’s more articulate than Beck, and could probably string that together quite nicely). Basically, what the hell are you adding to the political discourse with something like this, except more division and hate?
I mean, I doubt I’ll like much of anything Scott Brown does in the Senate. But leveling these kind of charges in such a way just makes you one more idiot shouting at people who already agree with you. Especially when Brown seems to have gone out of his way to make himself look like a good guy (I can’t really speak to whether he actually is or not):
This special election came about because we lost someone very dear to Massachusetts, and to America. Senator Ted Kennedy was a tireless and big-hearted public servant, and for most of my lifetime was a force like no other in this state. His name will always command the affection and respect by the people of Massachusetts, and the same goes for his wife Vicki. There’s no replacing a man like that, but tonight I honor his memory, and I pledge my very best to be a worthy successor. –From Brown’s victory speech
So I guess congratulations to Scott Brown for winning it in a blue state, and we’ll see if you can hold it in 2012.