Lawrence O’Donnell is famous for his blow ups and hard-hitting style; so when O’Donnell invited 4 leaders of various Tea Party movements you would think these kats would have come to this appearance ready to battle. Instead they allowed Lawrence O’Donnell to make them look foolish; I can’t believe I was actually looking forward to this segment on The Last Word. I have heard my fair share of opinions of what others (mainly Liberals) believe the Tea Party is about, so I thought what could be better than hearing actually Tea Party leaders speak about their beliefs.
I will admit, appearing on O’Donnell’s show is not an easy task. It’s his show and he is a Liberal so you shouldn’t be surprised if your thought will be interrupted in mid-stride. This is not the 1st nor will it be the last hostile interview; so the guests in my opinion have no reason to cry. Lawrence starts off the interview admitting that Social Security and Medicare are Socialist programs; this admission by O’Donnell automatically diffuses many Tea Party arguments. I say this as Tea Parties for the most part always harp on how President Obama and his administration are pushing a Socialist agenda; so O’Donnell gave them the opportunity to jump on those social programs. Only 2 of the panel guest would even broach the topic; it just shows when Tea Partiers talk about cutting spending none of them or really serious. I have yet to meet a Tea Party kat that will talk about cutting one of the largest entitlement programs; Department of Defense!!!
For example listen to Amy Kremer (Tea Party Express) and Max Pappas (Freedom Works). Poor Amy was unlucky enough to be challenged by O’Donnell; he was able to expose her as an unprepared mess full of hot air. When asked to name a program more Socialist than Medicare that needs to be stopped because spending is too high. Her response, “I am not an expert on the US budget…”
Here is a thought Amy, if you are not an expert on the US Budget; SHUT THE HELL UP!!! You can’t talk about spending if you do not understand how certain spending will affect the US budget.
Then you have Max Pappas, LOL!!! This clown sat there for approximately 8 minutes and 57 seconds listening to O’Donnell rip his fellow colleagues and all he could come up with when asked the same question posed to Amy (name a program more Socialist than Medicare that needs to be stopped because spending is too high) was a eliminating a subsidies that would save you $1 billion. I know a billion is nothing to sneeze at but when the National Deficit is 13.6 Trillion and you are being asked to come up with 1 program that you would cut; the first answer out of your mouth is a weak $1 billion?!?!
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If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!!