Fox News reported Keith Olbermann, a well-known left-winger, stated that Democrats in Congress must “stop rolling over” to prepare for next year’s fight against the Republican majority in Congress.
According to the cable network, Olbermann said that Democrats should use “baseball bats”.
Fox News reported Olbermann’s appearance on the podcast “Fast Politics with Molly JongFast.” last week. He expressed concern about Republicans using committees to defeat Democrats in 2023 and suggested that Democrats fight back.
“I wish the Democrats would play the game at 10% of what Republicans do.” Democrats won’t let this happen until they stop lying and say that they don’t want their hands to get dirty. Republicans will play the game at 10% of what Democrats do. Olbermann says that the cable network is the one responsible. Obama should be saying that when they reach low, they get baseball bats.
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This was in reference to former first lady Michelle Obama’s viral comments at the 2016 Democratic National Convention where she advised Democratic supporters “when they go low, we go high.”
Michelle Obama’s motto was widely praised at the time, however, some Democratic figures have pushed back against the comment since 2016. In 2018, former Attorney General Eric Holder rejected the call for civility during a campaign event.
“It is time for us, as Democrats, to be as tough as they are, to be as dedicated as they are, to be as committed as they are,” Holder told the crowd at the time. “Michelle always says — Michelle Obama, I love her, you know, she and my wife like, really tight, which always scares me and Barack — but Michelle says, you know, ‘When they go low, we go high.’ No, no. When they go low, we kick ’em!”
Days later the former first lady pushed back against Holder’s statements: “Fear is not … a proper motivator. Hope wins out, and if you think about how you want your kids to be raised, how you want them to think about life and their opportunities, do you want them afraid of their neighbors? Do you want them angry? Do you want them vengeful?”
Fox News reported that Olbermann was also criticized by Twitter CEO Elon Musk in the podcast. Musk briefly blocked Olbermann from accessing the social networking site, along with other journalists.
The cable network said that Musk’s brain, like that of former President Donald Trump, “doesn’t work in the traditional way”.
According to Fox News, Olbermann said, “It’s obvious from the public record…that his perceptions of reality differently than the average person. And then you add all the other things and it becomes increasingly irrelevant to try and psychoanalyze Donald Trump or Elon Musk.” He said, “I don’t know where I should start. It becomes increasingly irrelevant to try to psychoanalyze Donald Trump and Elon Musk.” It’s evident that both of these cases show that their brains aren’t working in the traditional …” way.