Video: Keith Olberman Says John McCain Is Inciting Lunatics To Violence

The continued reports of just plain bigoted and incendiary remarks at John McCain and Sarah Palin rallies continues.  As mentioned here in past posts, it is shocking and unforgivable that Republicans would act in this fashion, and be proud of it.  Tonight Keith Olberman had a special comment on his program that deserves a viewing, as it speaks directly to the rancid and deplorable behavior of not only those who utter the words “kill him”, but also to the diminished Senator from Arizona who is closing out his political career with a racist and hate-filled campaign.  John McCain needed to address this matter the first time it raised its grimy little head at a rally.  The fact he did not, and Sarah Palin cannot, speaks volumes.  

This is so important of a message I print his words below.

Olbermann: McCain, suspend your campaign
The GOP ticket is inciting supporters to violence against Barack Obama
By Keith Olbermann
Anchor, ‘Countdown’
Oct. 14, 2008

1:25 PM Eastern Time, today, in Scranton, Pennsylvania. During the warm-up act by a Red Meat Congressional Candidate aptly named Chris Hackett, Hackett mentions Obama and a Palin audience member shouts “Kill Him.”

And Gov. Palin, as usual, does nothing about it says nothing to these thugs and psychos. She may not have heard this one. It is impossible to believe that by now she has not heard about the other ones. Her silence is deafening. Just as, Sen. McCain, you have done nothing when violence has been asserted. Correction. You have done one thing.

Asked why in real time you do not repudiate this hatefulness you act as if you are the victim. Speaking today to our NBC Station in Washington.

McCain: “Sure and I repudiated it as I have on several occasions. Unfortunately, Congressman John Lewis is an American hero who I admire who made the worst, most unacceptable statement a couple days ago that I have ever heard. He accused me and Sarah Palin of being involved in segregation, George Wallace and even made reference to a church bombing where children were killed. Senator Obama has not repudiated that statement. Senator Obama should do so immediately. Its the most outrageous thing that I have heard since in politics…it is disgraceful.”


Obviously, Senator, you haven’t heard your own speeches, and Gov. Palin’s, and what people shout during them. And you haven’t heard your state GOP Chair in Virginia, Jeffrey Frederick, giving talking points to 30 of your field-operatives heading out to canvass voters in Gainesville, Virginia. With a reporter present, telling them to try to forge a connection between Barack Obama and Osama bin Laden to emphasize bombings and terrorism. And you haven’t heard those volunteers, your volunteers Sen. McCain, shout back “and he won’t salute the flag” and “we don’t even know where Sen. Obama was really born.”

Sen. McCain, these people are speaking for you! And how dare you try to claim Congressman Lewis was linking you to Gov. George Wallace’s segregation. He was linking you, aptly, to Gov. George Wallace’s lynch-mob mentality.

“As public figures with the power to influence and persuade,” said Congressman Lewis, “Sen. McCain and Gov. Palin are playing with fire, and if they are not careful, that fire will consume us all.”

Sen. McCain, your supporters, at your events, are calling Obama a terrorist and traitor and are calling for him to be killed. And yet you keep bringing back these same rabid Right Wing nuts to deliberately stir these crowds into frenzies. And then you take offense when somebody who remembers the violence in our political past, calls you on it. You, sir, are responsible for a phalanx of individuals who are shouting fire in a crowded theatre. There are some things to respect and honor about you, Sen. McCain.

But on this, you’re not only a fraud, Senator but you are tacitly inciting lunatics to violence. If you want to again grand-stand and suspend your campaign here’s your big chance. Suspend your campaign now, until you, or somebody else, gets some control over it and it ceases to be a clear and present danger to the peace of this nation.


11 thoughts on “Video: Keith Olberman Says John McCain Is Inciting Lunatics To Violence

  1. notalib

    The King of moonbats Keith Overblown should be the last one who is talking about hate.

    I know the left are trying to make a mountain out of a molehill, but it’s laughable how you continue to want to divide this country with your hate lies and distortions. I guess we better get use to that because that is what we can expect for 4 years if this socalist gets into office.

    BTW soon you moonbats can relax if you actually knew what was said instead of listening too baffons like Keith:

    Sarah said “according to the New York Times, he was a domestic terrorist and part of a group that, quote, ‘launched a campaign of bombings that would target the Pentagon and our U.S. Capitol,”

    Then someone yelled, “Kill him!”

    Now I know this may be a little over your head so let me help you who he actually was talking about, obamas terrorist buddy Billy “badboy” Ayers.

    But hey, don’t let facts get in your way here, continue looking like fools over this issue.

  2. Notaliblover


    UGH, Let me guess…you were drinking before breakfast again today weren’t you?!? Sober up and stop already with the crapulous rants. Blatz anyone?

  3. notalib

    So deke thinks I spin again I prove him wrong,

    Even the original reporters on the story are saying that the idiot who yelled “Kill him!” during a Sarah Palin rally was referring to unrepentant domestic terrorist and Barack Obama supporter Bill Ayers — not to Obama himself.

    After all, Palin had literally just mentioned Ayer’s name in her speech when the man shouted from the crowd.

    Reporters from the Washington Post and the New Republic — both reliably liberal publications — say the true target of the despicable outburst was obvious.

  4. Everyone but you seems to know the truth.

    The Secret Service has been called in to investigate the ‘kill him’ comments that were directed to a presidential candidate.

    Shame on you for ‘protecting life’ as a Catholic and then caring not for a life when it comes to a Presidential candidate that is black.

  5. notalib

    DEKE you really need to stop watching msm news and try and get real facts.

    The agent in charge of the Secret Service field office in Scranton said allegations that someone yelled “kill him” when presidential hopeful Barack Obama’s name was mentioned during Tuesday’s Sarah Palin rally are unfounded.

    The Scranton Times-Tribune first reported the alleged incident on its Web site Tuesday and then again in its print edition Wednesday. The first story, written by reporter David Singleton, appeared with allegations that while congressional candidate Chris Hackett was addressing the crowd and mentioned Oabama’s name a man in the audience shouted “kill him.”

    News organizations including ABC, The Associated Press, The Washington Monthly and MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann reported the claim, with most attributing the allegations to the Times-Tribune story.

    Agent Bill Slavoski said he was in the audience, along with an undisclosed number of additional secret service agents and other law enforcement officers and not one heard the comment.

    “I was baffled,” he said after reading the report in Wednesday’s Times-Tribune.

    He said the agency conducted an investigation Wednesday, after seeing the story, and could not find one person to corroborate the allegation other than Singleton.

    Here is the source

  6. Slow down cowboy!

    You are talking about the Scranton rally only.

    That was not the rally that this post was written about.

    The other cases of such behavior did take place, and various news groups independent of each other witnessed it.

    And it has been duly reported.

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