Did MSNBC manage to make the worst political point in history?

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It’s a well known fact that politicians aren’t usually very funny. Remember what happened when Romney tried to crack a birther joke? Epic fail. But you know what’s even worse than a politician trying to be funny? The unbelievable reactions from the talking heads in the mainstream media – and nothing gets worse than MSNBC. Even if you can’t count on MSNBC to report on the election in a way that delivers anything remotely to the truth, you can always count on their team to uncomfortable squirm on live television as they invent attacks on conservatives and do anything they can to protect President Obama.

Last night, Mitch McConnell joked, “For four years, Barack Obama has been running from the nation’s problems. He hasn’t been working to earn reelection. He’s been working to earn a spot on the PGA tour.”

Not exactly a knee-slapper, but clearly he’s saying Obama has been busy playing golf rather than actually fixing anything in America.

And what was MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell’s enlightened response?

“We know exactly what he’s trying to do there.  He’s trying to align Tiger Woods and surely, you know, the lifestyle of Tiger Woods with Barack Obama, obviously nothing could be further from the truth.  They find every way they possibly can,” O’Donnell told Martin Bashir.

So McConnell’s joke about playing too much golf was actually a coded message to link philandering golf pro Tiger Woods to Barack Obama?

“Now here’s a guy who was one of the writers for the West Wing.  So he can make cogent argument,” Glenn said.

“And it’s almost a weak joke for McConnell.  It’s like, ‘He just plays a lot of golf.’ It’s just a way of saying, this guy’s barely paying attention, he’s playing golf all the time.  It’s such a basic joke, it’s so basic and so obvious what he’s actually doing, McConnell, he’s pointing out that the guy plays golf all the time,” Stu added.

Glenn added, “They are so desperate that they think that the average American will go, ‘Oh, yeah, you know what?  He was going for the Tiger Woods.  He was trying to say that, what, that Barack Obama is hooking up with women?’”

What Bashir pushed back on his analysis, O’Donnell had the gall to double down!

“Martin, there are many, many, many rhetorical choices you can make at any point in any speech to make whatever point you want to make,” he said. “If you wanted to make the point you just suggested, and I think he does want to make that point, they had a menu of a minimum of ten different kinds of images that they could have raised, and I promise you the speechwriters went through rejecting three or four before they landed on that one.  That’s the one they want, for a very deliberate reason.  There’s ‑‑ these people reach for every single possible racial double entendre they can possibly find.”

Yes, not only was McConnell trying to connect Obama to Tiger’s promiscuity, he is also trying to make it all about race! This is the kind of political analysis you can only get on MSNBC! (shameless plug: Sign up for TheBlaze TV for some actually, honest analysis…or be stuck watching crap like this. Your choice.)

“They’re done. This is the National Broadcasting Company. They’re done on so many fronts,” Glenn said.

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  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    McConnels as with Matthews are always making the race/hate claims and ‘connections’ from the constant distortions, lies, fabrications, and falsehoods they can conceive of. There must be at MSNBC a propaganda department just for such claims to be made.

    They know they are losing, badly at that, so they are becoming desperate to the point of being past irrelevent.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    MSNBC:

    Hate filled
    Irreverent
    Irrational
    Irritating
    Irrelevent

    Soon to be – OUT OF BUSINESS.

  • Anonymous

    I felt that Mitch McConnell’s comment was a metaphor for Obama’s entire presidency and political life.  As much as Obama may be out golfing, he will never make the PGA tour.  Likewise, as much as he may try, Obama will never be presidential material.  His record and actions speak for themselves.   MSNBC is just a joke.  If NBC Universal weren’t funding it, it would been off the airwaves long ago.

  • Anonymous

        Why does the hard Left (like msNBC)  Use Cards like the Race Card constantly (even when there is no evidence os an racial remarks (at all) ) ?  The Race Card distracts people from what the progressive Left has paased in 2010.
    “” The Leftist Alinsky Motto is the ‘Pitt Group Against Group’ to destroy Communication among the Individuals and Mass more Power to the collectivist Party ‘ (democrat party in this case). Pitting Group against Group (black vs brown vs white vs old vs women, etc.) is one way to Destroy Communication among Individuals, because it causes suspicion among different groups against one another. …….

    The hard Left nationalized health & finance Control bills 2010 (passed by progressive democrats) is a Bill that seeks to establish collective control over society and oppress individuals , therefore, masking the Bill or ‘ Pitting Group Against Group’ becomes a better option for election success for the ones that passed the bill (which are the ardent democrats).”” “

  • landofaahs

    Obama may have a future in golf; He knows how to put everything else into a hole. 

  • landofaahs

    He’d do good in golf if he lies on his score card like he lies about everything else.

  • Anonymous

    This guy was really trying to stretch the connection between McConnell’s remark and Tiger Woods.  How could anyone be that stupid?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHETWQlwxfg&feature=share&list=PL5FABE780A13D231D Rahm Kota

    MSNBC the truth gets raped here! 

  • Anonymous

    Firstly, Obama plays MORE OFTEN than Tiger Woods… secondly, Lawrence O’Donnell is angry because he’s only the 5th stupidest person at MSNBC. Lastly, O’Donnell is so dumb he wipes BEFORE he dumps.

  • Anonymous

    I am surprised that O’Donnell didn’t take his analysis to the next logical plateau, that Mitch McConnell (one of the heros of the last several years in Washington) was really trying to compare Obama to O. J. Simpson because, you know, O. J. liked to play golf…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/33W65APANWXDRS2LJDC56WB64I Steve Myers

    NBC = Nothing But Crap.    What are their ratings?  Who are really watching?  Other than Beck’s clips here I never watch or listen to them.   NBC used to stand for the National Broadcasting Company but Sarnoff today would even say its ‘Nothing But Crap!’   

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HJD2KIMLZ24F62EHXNC2Z37BOQ Leatherneck

    These guys are just earning a living! Where would they be if it were not for NBC!  They cater to that fringe left and the college mushbrains. The 99%ers eat, drink and sleep MSNBC!   It’s purely tabloid journalism at it’s best!

  • Anonymous

    Here’s a better joke that’s similar:

    It’s been found that Nero probably was NOT fiddling while Rome burned . . . 
    In hind sight, he was probably playing golf.

  • Anonymous

    Desperation.  Nothing but cold, perspiration-soaked Desperation.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HJD2KIMLZ24F62EHXNC2Z37BOQ Leatherneck

    They don’t care about ratings!! They are just pushing their socialist agenda! Remember who the puppeteer is……Yes George Soros!!!  Obama is nothing more than a stooge pimp who fills the seat of POTUS!  The media who has been bought is destroying this country!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sandra-Deyton/100000746685139 Sandra Deyton

    I am sure that their 12 watchers enjoyed the tirade, but the rest of the country was watching CSPAN or FOX News.  MSNBC is the worst station on television, along with CNN, and loves to “invent” wrongs that the right is doing against Obama.  I have deleted that mess from my cable, because I am tired of hearing all of the lies, lies, and more lies being spewed from everyone.  It is the constant whining, anger and indignation that makes me sick. 

  • http://twitter.com/Ficklepundit Fickle Pundit

    No-one watches MSNBC except progressive pillocks (that’s an English word for morons – Bill O’Reilly might want to use it one day – “Do not be a pillock:).

  • Anonymous

    Ha! And you know the Leftmedia would edit out the 10 strokes following the tee-off and do a close up of the ball dropping in the cup. “Would you look at that, America, President Obama drops in another hole-in-one! Now he’s golfing even better than that little dickhead North Korean what’s-his-name.”

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HJD2KIMLZ24F62EHXNC2Z37BOQ Leatherneck

     Great association! I’m starting to think that somewhere behind the scenes is a Dr Joseph
    Goebbels who is orchestrating the story lines at MSNBC!

  • Sandie

     Bashir, O’Donnell, Matthews, and the rest of the MSNBC talking heads: the way they make racist claims and derogatory connections, like this one with Tiger Woods reveals that this is the way they themselves feel deep down inside. They are projecting – and desperate!.

  • http://twitter.com/Drewed1 Drewed

    It is an obvious fact that Obama has played more Golf than any other President in history, so how did MSNBC get from there to sleeping around?   They are so intent upon making the Romney/Ryan ticket look RACIST they will say anything

  • http://www.facebook.com/luis.l.sr1 Luis L Montemayor Sr

    The so called Main Street Media is slanted so far to the left that if they move a couple of inches more, they will just fall off the stick!!! I stopped listening to MSM simply because of their slanted 
    presentation of the news.  Everything they say has to favor Obama, if it is bad, they will never 
    even mention what is happening!!! What a sinister bunch of Lefties there are at MSM.  I dont 
    consider MSNBC to be part of it, they have a bunch of real NUTS mouthing off their lies at all 
    time, the Chris Matthews, Ed Schulz, Lawrence Mc Connell, dont forget all these guys have 
    been, are and will be LEFTIES. nothing else but Lefties always lying to us!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Is there a boycott page for advertisers on MSNBC?  I think we need to counter the liberal boycotts with a conservative boycott of our own.  These people are nuts and there are actually people that are influenced by their nutty ideas.  We need to get them off the air.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WCH5T3BGTWS6RLSEP6IGCQ2HKQ Matt

    lawrence o’donnell needs to be locke in a cage with chris matthews they are animals…no animals are nicer and smarter. They are the lowest forms on this earth. They are living jokes and in no way reporters. Groveling ass kissers. They have no shame for what they do just like their UN-LEADER. the FAIRYgodpresident.

  • http://drudgereport.com Myles Standish

    How to create a leftist liberal in three easy steps:  1) Remove the conscience; 2) Insert a Moral Relativator; 3) Install Athiest chipset and reboot.

  • Anonymous

    Don’t you love how MSNBC twists the truth to suite them? It is down right nasty. But don’t worry, people will know the truth. Sounds like they are a little worried about Obama being re-elected. I guess they feel Obama is showing love to everyone taxing people to death,lying to America, making excuses for his downfalls, attacking religious rights and slowly taking our constitutional rights away. Obama loves only one person – HIMSELF.

  • Anonymous

    Well, I politely disagree with golf being so white!  I live on a golf course and there are just as many black men that LOVE golf as white men for-sure!  The green brings white, black and other shades equally together beautifully :) The PGA tour will reflect that in time.  But I agree, nobody in their right mind made a natural association with Pres. Obama and Tiger Woods except the ‘drama queen’ who suggested it. It really kind’a shows how tainted with race prejudice the supporters of Pres. Obama really are.  We are fighting concepts, not color. Just to come up with the twisted relationship that “Obama=Tiger” when the two have no “character” traits in common except a good tan and a game that takes up a whole heck-of-a-lot of men’s time is pitiful! Anyone can see that it was the time issue that was the real reference!  As many abandoned wives are angry, so should American’s be!  There’s some extra work to be done at home !!!

  • John Tetreault

    That’s sad…. my wife doesn’t follow politics at all, and even she got that the joke was “he plays golf too much”

  • John Tetreault

    And don’t forget, if you were to accuse him of cheating on his score, well, that’s just because you’re a racist bigot.

  • new2la

    They should also worry about their livelihoods…….their jobs are sitting on the precipice of extinction.

  • new2la

    No worries…..that will happen on its own. That network isn’t long for this world..

  • Anonymous

    Where did this dipstick Lawrence O’Donnell come from?  Is he on something illegal?  He sounds like a kid caught in the act, trying to talk his way out of a spanking!!

  • Anonymous

    I now know why I stopped watching NBC.  I’ve never heard such bad and false reporting in my life.  I watched Ann Romney’s speech three or four times and to see the Martin Bashir edit of the ‘love’ clips made me very angry.  It took a while for her to warm up but WOW!!!  She was great.  NBC is not a news channel but an advertising channel and one doesn’t need to be a genius to figure out who their client is.

  • Anonymous

    Bashir, your an ass and belong in a box deep inside a trunk and or maybe you can jump in the hole with Obama too.  Marys

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1334883866 John Scurich

    Bashir and O’Donnell: the Bevis and Butthead of the media…though it’s tough to figure out which is which.

  • Anonymous

    If the remark made was automatically connected to Tiger Woods, I would have thought it was

    about race, not womanizer.   Guess that makes me  a racist?  But, then, I didn’t try to make a

    connection from the comment made by McConnell.   Silly, silly O’Donnell.

  • Anonymous

    Good one, land.  ; )

  • Anonymous

    The Narcicists, live and love and Ly together in there world of Bullshit and they lie to make themselves feel important even when there not a work there telling more twisted lies, Also they want all traffic lights to be Green for only them and everyone who doesn’t live or Ly with them, then there in there way of these Narcicist , So if everyone who knows the facts and the truth and stood right in front of them and they all said and even had proof of the facts and the truth and even showed them. These Narcicist still would not believe them.

  • Anonymous

    “Fi/P”,  Go ahead, send it to him.  He just may use it.  He does like to use: ninnyhammer

    which means ninny or fool.

  • Anonymous

    Nope, don’t think that was it, Drewed.   As with many Dems/libs their downfall is often

    of a sexual nature, so, I reckon that’s why they thought ”womanizer” right away.  One

    would have thought they would have said ”racist.”   It did manage to get in there some-

    where, didn’t it?

  • Anonymous

    Sandra, after the Dems convention, I expect the hits to come on with a fury.  Probably,

    more vicious from one side than the other, but it may even out, for all I know.

    This much I do know, I will be watching LESS TV news shows.  Don’t care for all the

    c–p that will be reported.  Stopped my newspaper subscription for that very reason.

  • MGM2ADMIRER

    Did anyone notice that MSNBC played an interview with Senator Scott Brown that was recorded earlier while Mitt Romney’s three friends spoke about Mitt’s life and how he helped them?  MSNBC simply ignored the three families as they spoke.

  • Anonymous

    unfortunately, many americans are not too bright and love their freebies and the present government is the most corrupt and will steel the election.

    OF COURSE, i hope i’m completely wrong.

    nonetheless, on election day, i will be fasting and praying.

  • Sunshine Kid

    MSNBC has such meaningless comparisons in order to get viewers.  It’s the only laugh track they have.

  • Sunshine Kid

     I heard he got eighteen hole-in-ones on one outing, but that has yet to be released by the lame stream media.

    Give them time . . . eventually you’ll get the report.

  • Sunshine Kid

     I’m a bigoted racist because I believe in facts.

    Oh, wait, that’s the majority of conservatives, isn’t it?

  • Sunshine Kid

     … and smells strongly of fear.

  • Sunshine Kid

     They practice.

  • Sunshine Kid

     The word “racist” always creeps into lame stream vocabulary.  The problem is, they have no understanding of the actual meaning of the word; to them it means “conservative”, which is why they use it so often.

  • Sunshine Kid

     Don’t put up a boycott page at MSNBC:  It’ll give them an income source!

  • Sunshine Kid

     … and reboot ….. reboot …..reboot …..reboot …..reboot …..reboot …..reboot

  • Sunshine Kid

     Fit his feet with well-fitting cement shoes first, though, hmmmm?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_P4IPMKSPZAEXEC6JXCWLX2OXIE Joe

    Please read this link about Lawrence the “Big Mouth Irish Boston ultra Liberal”  He is trying to atone for the South Boston’s rejection of busing to implement desegregation in Boston schools in the mid 70′s.  Please read the WIki link about this moron http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_O%27Donnell.  Fortunately we Massachusetts residents are not all like this idiot,

  • http://www.facebook.com/brian.rood.944 Brian Rood

    Uhhh….ummm….yeah….well, uhhh…….I’m speechless.  Okay, maybe not completely speechless.  So, O’Donnel, a person this metwork feels worthy of actually being involved in the coverage of the RNC, makes the assertion that McConnel went WAY out of his way to super-code into his comment that it’s about race, by ACTUALLY going way the hell out of his way to actually make it about race. There is only one side that is making this about race, and for good reason by their standards.  Unfortunately, there are far too many out there who simply listen….and they know it and they use them like “useful idiots”.  They do it with Hispanics, they do it with Blacks, they do it with gays and lesbians, women, youths.  I feel sorry for them. Thank the Lord that’s a generalization and there are members of each of those groups that are conservatives.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_P4IPMKSPZAEXEC6JXCWLX2OXIE Joe

    Martin Bashir’s claim to fame his interview with Michael Jackson.  How does this qualify him for anything other than another “Talk Show Host”  

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_P4IPMKSPZAEXEC6JXCWLX2OXIE Joe

     Another Boston born lib, what else can be said!!!!

  • landofaahs

    It will probably be released when they report the new sea levels since obama’s first coming.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LEJCLZPTAWK6XG32OSETAI4RQQ Thomas H

    Glenn is doing MSNBC a big favor by repeating their lame reporting.  His audience is seven times as big as theirs.

  • Anonymous

    Kid, if they connect/link conservative/racist automatically, what’s to stop

    conservatives from naming LSM as liberal @ss kissers?

  • new2la

    The Convention ended and the GOP is energized.

  • Sunshine Kid

    *Mainly because most conservatives are above mud slinging.
    *

  • Anonymous

    Aw, heck, Kid, there’s no fun in that. 

    Besides, shouldn’t the truth prevail?   : )) 

  • Anonymous

    I cannot not even think of a reply to this. It is the mind of intelligence.

  • Anonymous

    MSNBC is without a doubt the worst news organization  EVER!!! They doctor video tapes to suit their own Obama ass kissing agenda.  You’re ALL pathetic liars!! Whatever you do DO NOT CALL YOURSELVES JOURNALISTS!! Andrea Mitchell is at the top of the yellow journalists lists. Chris Matthews actually gets upset at anyone that disagrees with his liberal, communist views!!