Video: MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan v. Ed Schultz … Schultz huffs off

posted at 2:05 pm on October 6, 2011 by Tina Korbe

Somebody is a little sensitive. Ed Schultz is such a fan of President Obama’s jobs plan that even when someone concedes it creates jobs but objects that it doesn’t create enough, Schultz just can’t stand it. Well, that — and being interrupted. Schultz today joined a post-presidential-press-conference panel on MSNBC that included financial journalist Dylan Ratigan. Schultz cheered what he thought was the president’s best presser ever, but turned touchy when Ratigan pointed out that the president’s plan at best will produce 1.2 million jobs — less than 3 percent of the problem. Ratigan earlier referred to the president as “well-intentioned, impassioned and committed,” but it just wasn’t enough for Mr. Schultz, who repeatedly insisted the president’s plan is “a start.” “Where’s the Republicans’ start?” he asked. As Schultz ranted, Ratigan attempted several times to interrupt … until, at last, Schultz said he had a radio show to host and couldn’t afford to be interrupted by Ratigan any longer.


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Marxists hate it when someone isn’t sufficiently on board.

rbj on October 6, 2011 at 2:07 PM

Ratigan pointed out that the president’s plan at best will produce 1.2 million jobs — less than 3 percent of the problem.

Not to be picky, but if 3% equals 1.2 million jobs, then 100% equals 40 million jobs. I know the recession was bad, but I don’t think it was THAT bad.

steebo77 on October 6, 2011 at 2:09 PM

*fingers in ears*

LA LA LA LA LA LA LA I can’t hear you!

This is what passes for reasoned debate for Ed and his fellow travelers.

Lily on October 6, 2011 at 2:10 PM

Apparently his listener called in and complained. And asked him to pick up some bread on the way home.

Patrick S on October 6, 2011 at 2:11 PM

I need a job, Mr. Schultz. :-(

Punchenko on October 6, 2011 at 2:12 PM

“I’m not going to do this any longer, my seven listeners are waiting for my radio show to start!”

Bishop on October 6, 2011 at 2:13 PM

Clash of moronic egos…

d1carter on October 6, 2011 at 2:18 PM

I think hes cranky because hes hungry, lol, or needs a drink. Clearly the guy likes his food and his booze. Every clip of his show I see his angry and borderline slurring. Such a joke.

nswider on October 6, 2011 at 2:18 PM

Ed who? Dylan who?

HeckOnWheels on October 6, 2011 at 2:20 PM

no kiddiing Steebo. You’d think in a nation of 325 million with 4.4 people per household and two of them being adults that full employment would be closer to 140 million working. Back in the fifty’s 40 million would be low by close to half I would think.

DanMan on October 6, 2011 at 2:21 PM

REPUBLICANS DON’T HAVE A PLAN BECAUSE GOVERNMENT DOESN’T ‘CREATE JOBS’…BUSINESS OWNERS DO…

Ltlgeneral64 on October 6, 2011 at 2:27 PM

Special Ed was at the Wall Street protests last night telling the protesters they were all on Team Obama and getting heckled and booed for that little assumption. “Go home Ed! Go home Ed! Go home Ed!” one guy from and center in the crowd screamed through one segment.

Marcus on October 6, 2011 at 2:27 PM

Why can’t liberals do math??? Ratigan blurts out totally facetious numbers and nobody even challenges him. 1.2 mil is 3% of the solution? It sounds like a great propaganda ad for the Republicans except for the fact that even Republicans wouldn’t believe it.

parke on October 6, 2011 at 2:27 PM

Dylan talked for 4 minutes straight, and said nothing. No wonder he has an MSNBC show.

Pasalubong on October 6, 2011 at 2:28 PM

heh. he walked out on a Fox and Friends interview a few years ago too. i think that was why MSNBC hired him. they liked his..er…ability to leave an interview after becoming too emotional

Drunk Report on October 6, 2011 at 2:29 PM

That’s right Ed. Get the hell out of Dodge when you prose a question about the Republicans plans, and where are they, and that question is about to be answered.

What a douche Ed is.

capejasmine on October 6, 2011 at 2:30 PM

Circle jerk(s).

That’s where at least two fools met.

Speakup on October 6, 2011 at 2:31 PM

Just when I thought Ratigan was one of the few at MSDNC with a brain, he insists the GOP doesn’t want any job creation to occur under Obama’s just for the sole purpose of political victory. Unreal.

That network is bats**** crazy – and it’s only going to get worse the closer we get to November 2012.

jondun5 on October 6, 2011 at 2:32 PM

Did you really expect intelligent discourse from Fat Eddie?

GarandFan on October 6, 2011 at 2:34 PM

Ed who? Dylan who?

HeckOnWheels on October 6, 2011 at 2:20 PM

Exactly. I want to watch a hissy fit by two little girly liberals?

Jaibones on October 6, 2011 at 2:38 PM

REPUBLICANS DON’T HAVE A PLAN BECAUSE GOVERNMENT DOESN’T ‘CREATE JOBS’…BUSINESS OWNERS DO…

Ltlgeneral64 on October 6, 2011 at 2:27 PM

Sometimes the government needs to scale back, get out of the way, and sit on their hands for a while: in other words, do nothing and let the market/people work things out. This has been proven over and over again throughout history, here and everywhere else.

This reality is anathema to the Leftist vision of government. In their view, the government always must be doing something or else “America is failing.”

Remember: The Left views the concept of America as government in America. The Right and Center believe that the concept of America is comprised of the citizens of America.

visions on October 6, 2011 at 2:40 PM

“Where’s the Republicans’ start?”

Answer: 2012; with the House, Senate and Presidency…

PatriotRider on October 6, 2011 at 2:44 PM

5 people. All democrats talking to each other while the “lean forward” displays in the upper right corner of the screen. Not a contrary opinion to be heard. Just 5 buffoons arguing over who loves President Charlie Foxtrot the most.

kurtzz3 on October 6, 2011 at 2:53 PM

When you claim to finance something by stealing other people’s money, it is not “PAID FOR”.

kurtzz3 on October 6, 2011 at 3:01 PM

Dylan says we’re short 30 million jobs. I guess he’s including the partially and underemployed.

He has some good ideas, but basically is all over the place and verges on the incoherent most of the time.

He basically wants what many of us want which is less corporatism/crony capitalism. But he, like the rest on that side of the aisle, don’t get that the reason there are so many lobbyists and special interest groups (who have a Constitutional right to petition the government)is that the government is meddling in too much of the economy and our lives.

Shrink the government’s influence, and you’d shrink the number of lobbyists as well.

MaggiePoo on October 6, 2011 at 3:03 PM

the president’s plan at best will produce 1.2 million job

Anybody can borrow and steal to “create jobs” today… it’s what happens tomorrow that presents the problem.

mankai on October 6, 2011 at 3:07 PM

“He (Obama) has… passed the stimulus package by the middle of February. We’re now going to start seeing some jobs created, I say, within the next 90 days.”

– Ed Schultz, March 2009

Moral of the story: Don’t listen to anything he says about stimulus 2

Barrack on October 6, 2011 at 3:09 PM

Barrack on October 6, 2011 at 3:09 PM

That quote is gold!

mankai on October 6, 2011 at 3:17 PM

Barrack on October 6, 2011 at 3:09 PM

I don’t like your name…

Lanceman on October 6, 2011 at 3:22 PM

Hey Dylan.
A 9% unemployment rate does not mean 9% of our total population you dope.
Are we to include infants, grade school children and the elderly in unemployment statistics….?

NeoKong on October 6, 2011 at 3:27 PM

Anybody can borrow and steal to “create jobs” today… it’s what happens tomorrow that presents the problem.

mankai on October 6, 2011 at 3:07 PM

When there’s an election afoot, today is all that matters.

SlimyBill on October 6, 2011 at 3:36 PM

Good ol’ special Ed.

john1schn on October 6, 2011 at 3:38 PM

Ah, yes – Special Ed

mojo on October 6, 2011 at 3:46 PM

Classic argument between progressive and radical. Ed will wait for a long time as long as his guy is driving them and progress to the solution. Dylan wants results now and it does not matter who gets them even in the most radical ways.

tjexcite on October 6, 2011 at 4:17 PM

Wow, they get to ramble forever. “It’s a start” Ed? I thought Porkulus I was a start? Didn’t it create and/or save 6 trillions jobs, or something? How many “starts” does O get in your universe?

Mr_Magoo on October 6, 2011 at 4:32 PM

WAAAAAAAAH!

Tim_CA on October 6, 2011 at 4:52 PM

Sometimes the government needs to scale back, get out of the way, and sit on their hands for a while: in other words, do nothing and let the market/people work things out. This has been proven over and over again throughout history, here and everywhere else.

visions on October 6, 2011 at 2:40 PM

Did you really intend to include the word ‘sometimes‘ in that?

listens2glenn on October 6, 2011 at 6:06 PM

I’LL TORCH THIS F***IN PLACE!

reddevil on October 6, 2011 at 7:00 PM

Bwahahahahaha!!!!

Watching Shultzy have an apoplectic fit is a delicious bit of schadenfreude!

csdeven on October 6, 2011 at 7:12 PM

Ed always has been a pi$$y little bit@h.

Mr. Grump on October 6, 2011 at 7:39 PM

Barrack on October 6, 2011 at 3:09 PM

I don’t like your name…

Lanceman on October 6, 2011 at 3:22 PM

Why? you got something against the singular of “Barracks”?

Barrack on October 6, 2011 at 8:44 PM

Ed Schyultz is a sh!thead… and by that, I mean he has a head, and that it is filled with fecal matter.

JohnGalt23 on October 6, 2011 at 9:10 PM

I think Schultzie and Dylan could solve our energy crisis for us. Just set them up in front of some wind turbines and let them go at it. Make a reality show out of it; call it, say, “Blow Hard America” or something. If this pilot program works, just set up the rest of the BSNBC show hosts in rotating shifts. Crisis solved! Hey, they’re already virtually a perpetual motion machine.

dissent555 on October 7, 2011 at 4:10 PM