Great moments in media: Major network host challenges candidate’s son to a fistfight

posted at 10:41 am on October 19, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Major network?  It’s difficult to remember sometimes, but MSNBC is a part of NBC News and not an arm of Ringling Brothers.  However, the clowns do come out at night, and Larry O’Donnell led the parade last night with one of the more ridiculous demonstrations of outrageous outrage in recent American broadcasting.  O’Donnell takes Tagg Romney’s joke about wanting to take a swing at President Obama when Obama kept asserting that his father was lying during the debate, and turns it into this Johnson-measuring moment that went on for almost three minutes.

And it wouldn’t be complete without the gratuitous class-warfare nonsense, as O’Donnell whines about his underprivileged childhood as a way to suggest that Tagg can’t handle himself mano a mano:

Real Clear Politics calls this “a tense moment.”  I’d use other adjectives, such as “embarrassing,” “idiotic,” “puerile,” and “unprofessional.”  This is, though, apparently what NBC News believes enhances their credibility as a news organization.  Hey, they have nowhere to go but up from this.


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Onion wants their writers back…

right2bright on October 19, 2012 at 11:10 AM

Someone is going to get tagged.

tomas on October 19, 2012 at 11:10 AM

Tagg would drop Larry like a bag of dirt!! Seeing as all the hosts on MSNBC are dirt bags, that would fit rather well!!

Deano1952 on October 19, 2012 at 11:10 AM

That’s how school boys behave :-) Come on..

antisocial on October 19, 2012 at 11:11 AM

I think he has early onset whack a doodleness

gerrym51 on October 19, 2012 at 11:02 AM

Early onset? No way. This is end stage bat sh!t crazy.

TXMomof3 on October 19, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Do you know what would be funny? Calling Larry’s bluff…

Saying they will put up $100,000 to charity, for 3 rounds in the ring…and watch Larry squirm to get out of it…I know a bluff, most of us do, when we see it, and Larry would buckle.

62 year old guy, against a fit 42 year old…yeah, a good way to raise money for charity and watch Larry squirm…

right2bright on October 19, 2012 at 11:09 AM

You know that would be pretty cool. If the media complains about violence and immaturity and such just point up north where former PM’s son and likely next Liberal party leader Justin Trudeau fought (and beat) a Senator in an amateur fight.

Gingotts on October 19, 2012 at 11:13 AM

I volunteer to be on the undercard and fight Chris Matthews. He can even bring Rev. “Resist We Much” Sharpton for a handicap match. However, I refuse to fight that dude Maddow. That dude is scary!

Rockshine on October 19, 2012 at 11:03 AM

Oh man, LOL

msupertas on October 19, 2012 at 11:13 AM

I live just outside Boston and Larry wouldn’t stand a chance with anyone outside Cambridge.

when Good Will Hunting came out Damon and Aleck tried to pull off being from Southie (South Boston) which was laughable

the scene where Aflek’s charactor is confronted by the douche going to Harvard with the sweater around his neck and he backs down is the funniest scene in the movie.

someone from Southie would have wiped the floor up with that douche before he could even open his mouth.

but Damon and Fleck being from (the Peoples Republic of)Cambridge thinks that how afraid someone from Southie would be of them.

anyone who wants to see a good imatation of a southie accent check this out

its funny because its real

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pw0UOYHZ6FA

insonh on October 19, 2012 at 11:13 AM

Television tough guy.
Gonna cry to the producer when he gets his ass kicked.

Kuffar on October 19, 2012 at 11:13 AM

Meanwhile, Chrissie is checking his copy of the constitution to see if Tagg broke some law…

right2bright on October 19, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Oooohhh, Lawrence, you’re so brave, and so tough! And your journalism is soooo hard-hitting!!

morganfrost on October 19, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Imagine for two seconds the reaction if Bret Baier had said this.

perroviejo on October 19, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Constructing all of those straw men must be hard work. A rich fantasy life, indeed.

rogerb on October 19, 2012 at 11:14 AM

I have only two hopes, 1) Romney wins and 2) A Romney win, teamed with both Houses of Congress going Repbulican puts the final nail in the coffin of the freak show known as MSNBC Prime Time.

zdpl0a on October 19, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Whininess is endearing to liberal viewers.

Waaaaa you had money as a kid and I didn’t, waaaaa.

Red Cloud on October 19, 2012 at 11:15 AM

The main issue here is how in the wide world of sports did the institutions of the country fail and devolve in order to produce a “journalism” profession overwhelmingly populated by individuals like this, totally infected with ideologically driven corruption and psychosis.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on October 19, 2012 at 11:16 AM

Maybe Bill O’Reilly can challenge this moron to another one of his pay-per-view “rumbles”. I wouldn’t pay to see that, either, but it would boost both their egos.

KS Rex on October 19, 2012 at 11:16 AM

I can hardly wait for election day, a watching these guys fall apart…

right2bright on October 19, 2012 at 11:16 AM

Yeah, Larry and his sister Rosie were the terrors of the Boston slums back in the old timey days.

Boudica on October 19, 2012 at 11:17 AM

Typical leftist little kitten who thought it was cool when the shoe was thrown at Bush.

50sGuy on October 19, 2012 at 11:17 AM

I’ve already got the DVR set up to record every single second of Election Night on MSNBC. I hear a team of psychological counselors (and some armed guards) will be on set…

Common Sense Floridian on October 19, 2012 at 11:17 AM

Watch out. We got a real TV bad4ss there.

jukin3 on October 19, 2012 at 11:17 AM

PLEASE Tagg would dismantle Lawrence like a 30 piece drum kit.

akaniku on October 19, 2012 at 11:21 AM

My response.

Seriously, someone should loop that in the background.

a known dangerous urinal on October 19, 2012 at 11:21 AM

For those of you interested in young Larry O’Donnell’s neighborhood growing up…

From his mother’s obituary…

As her husband’s law practice prospered, the family moved to Quincy and bought a second home in Falmouth, in the early 1960s.

Yeah, Larry… bet you had some real rip-roaring street fights there in Falmouth…

JohnGalt23 on October 19, 2012 at 11:21 AM

Reminds me of all-star wrestling and Jerry Springer

STL_Vet on October 19, 2012 at 11:22 AM

I’m gonna need like 6 boxes of Kleenex on Nov 6th. I’m definitely tuning into MSNBC.

lorien1973 on October 19, 2012 at 11:22 AM

A friend emails to me…

*****

This is funnier than you know.

O’Donnell from the mean streets of Boston? High school in the ‘Berry (Roxbury)? Or Dorchester?

No – this guy went to St. Sebastian’s, a suburban school (now located in Needham). It was a rival to Belmont Hill, the high school the Romney kids attended (especially in hockey and football).

So, while O’Donnell feigns a tough-guy, blue collar education (with the false accent to match), the truth is that he comes from the same, privileged educational arena as the Romney kids.

What phony. Shameless.

Uncledave on October 19, 2012 at 11:22 AM

Someone’s already updated O’Donnell’s Wikipedia page:

“In another episode of “The Last Word” on 18 October, 2012, O’Donnell insulted Tagg Romney (who was not present) and then challenged him to a fistfight “anytime, anywhere.”

perroviejo on October 19, 2012 at 11:23 AM

I’d use other adjectives, such as “embarrassing,” “idiotic,” “puerile,” and ”unprofessional.”

And he looks like Niles Crane.

SailorMark on October 19, 2012 at 11:24 AM

O’Donnell’s “wicked retaaded”

ironbill on October 19, 2012 at 11:24 AM

What a dare you pathetic loud mouth.

rjoco1 on October 19, 2012 at 11:24 AM

Creepy Liar is now ready to throw down as if he’s on WWE or something. Where is Mean Gene Okerlund when you need him? ROFL!!!!!! What a buffoon. This is the best intellect the left has to offer.

litebrite on October 19, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Hey, they have nowhere to go but up from this.

I wouldn’t bet on that.

Socratease on October 19, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Notice the pathetic production props in the background, too.

HopeHeFails on October 19, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Does this asshat actually think that his waffling from saying Bahston and Boston or lya and liar somehow proves his street cred and toughness? Kinda just makes him look like a punk.

I can only hope that in quiet day in 2013, maybe in June or October when everyone’s forgotten about this little episode, that a couple guys in black suits who work for President Romney show up on O’Donnell’s front door and give him a free ride to a barn out in the middle of nowhere. Larry walks in and sees Tagg standing in the middle of a straw-covered dirt floor. The guys in suits close the barn door from the outside and Larry gets his opportunity to have a one-on-one chat with Tagg. What happens next noone needs to know but these two. Maybe Larry’s right. Maybe Tagg is a tall bag of bones and gets dropped. Or Maybe Larry’s exposed as the wimpy bitch that he projects himself to be.

At least that’s how I see it in my head after watching too many Clint Eastwood “Any Which Way” movies as a kid.

smfic on October 19, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Do you know what would be funny? Calling Larry’s bluff…

Saying they will put up $100,000 to charity, for 3 rounds in the ring…and watch Larry squirm to get out of it…I know a bluff, most of us do, when we see it, and Larry would buckle.

62 year old guy, against a fit 42 year old…yeah, a good way to raise money for charity and watch Larry squirm…

right2bright on October 19, 2012 at 11:09 AM

You know that would be pretty cool. If the media complains about violence and immaturity and such just point up north where former PM’s son and likely next Liberal party leader Justin Trudeau fought (and beat) a Senator in an amateur fight.

Gingotts on October 19, 2012 at 11:13 AM

They’d do it if Candy Crowlike could be the ref.

slickwillie2001 on October 19, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Making fun of someone’s name is really unkind. Reminded me of FMJ…
“I don’t like the name Lawrence, only f@ggots and sailors are called Lawrence. From now on you’re Gomer Pyle.”

timgibbonz on October 19, 2012 at 11:30 AM

I think my 6-year-old daughter could beat Larry up. She certainly has more maturity.

redmama on October 19, 2012 at 11:33 AM

LMFAO!

Who the frig does this skinny ol’ f4ck think he is?

Come see me little larry…..I’ll duct-tape my right arm to my side and still beat you friggin’ senseless.

You’re mom’s a ho’ larry. Does that make you mad? Come take a swing at me….just like I took a poke at your mom.

LMAO.

Tim_CA on October 19, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Nothing makes you feel like more of a man than to take on one of the kids of a Presidential candidate,huh O’Donnell.And if some conservative commentator were to poke fun at one of the Obama daughters you would be all over them like white on rice.Your pathetic jealousy over the Romneys success sounds like maybe you are having a problem keeping the wifey happy.Well you could always join Sandra Fluke out on the campaign trail and merge her free contraception campaign with your free viagra one!

redware on October 19, 2012 at 11:35 AM

What an asshole…just no other way to put it. Really, if NBC keeps this guy on the air, the FCC should fine them oh, say, $100MM

georgealbert on October 19, 2012 at 11:36 AM

LOL!!!1!

He should have thrown some shadow punches as he walked toward the camera.

justltl on October 19, 2012 at 11:38 AM

I would be careful about offering trouble to the offspring of wealthy people.

Barry Bonds, John Granat, Anthony Dorset, Laila Ali, Ken Norton Jr., and the Menendez brothers come to mind.

IlikedAUH2O on October 19, 2012 at 11:39 AM

He grew up in a pot of Boston?

Cation on October 19, 2012 at 11:40 AM

LMFAO!

Who the frig does this skinny ol’ f4ck think he is?

Come see me little larry…..I’ll duct-tape my right arm to my side and still beat you friggin’ senseless.

You’re mom’s a ho’ larry. Does that make you mad? Come take a swing at me….just like I took a poke at your mom.

LMAO.

Tim_CA on October 19, 2012 at 11:33 AM

He is a joke. And a bad one at that. I hope Tagg responds with a belly laugh.

VegasRick on October 19, 2012 at 11:40 AM

Imagine for two seconds the reaction if Bret Baier had said this.

perroviejo on October 19, 2012 at 11:14 AM

I wouldn’t put it past Krauthammer, as a joke, to do a short parody of this on FoxNews. Maybe call out Stephen Hawking. Call him a b!tch.

Paul-Cincy on October 19, 2012 at 11:41 AM

3:00 p.m. Playground! Under the monkey bars. You and me, Lawrence. Be there!

Side note: I love how he menacingly walks toward the camera…

watchmen on October 19, 2012 at 11:41 AM

MSNBC hasn’t had a thing to say about this national embarrassment? Tells you everything you need to know about their complete lack of standards.

Well, I didn’t grow up in any ‘paht of Bahstn’, but I did spend several years trying to be as invisible as possible as one of less than a dozen whites in a school of over 900 kids at the end of the 60s. So, like Lawrence (a name I would have been much less pleased with receiving than Taggart), I didn’t have much choice about giving or taking punches. I believe in physical violence for two reasons: Defending your life, and your family’s honor.

Go get ‘im, Tagg.

Freelancer on October 19, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Imagine for two seconds the reaction if Bret Baier had said this.

perroviejo on October 19, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Isn’t Brett Baier a former Marine? (I know, I know. One is never a “former” Marine). I’d like to see Brett in the ring with Larry.

Mitoch55 on October 19, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Real Clear Politics calls this “a tense moment.” I’d use other adjectives, such as “embarrassing,” “idiotic,” “puerile,” and ”unprofessional.”

If you want a noun, I’d offer up “sideshow.”

tom on October 19, 2012 at 11:48 AM

Do you know what would be funny? Calling Larry’s bluff…

Saying they will put up $100,000 to charity, for 3 rounds in the ring…and watch Larry squirm to get out of it…I know a bluff, most of us do, when we see it, and Larry would buckle.

62 year old guy, against a fit 42 year old…yeah, a good way to raise money for charity and watch Larry squirm…

right2bright on October 19, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Get Rushbo on this. He’ll probably put up the money.

BobMbx on October 19, 2012 at 11:50 AM

For some reason, Larry’s challenge reminds me of the competing TV stations trash talking in the Ron Burgundy movie – a bunch of wimpy news guys hilariously trying to be tough guys.

tennesseejed on October 19, 2012 at 11:52 AM

This the most attention Mr. Whack-a-doodle’s show has received–ever.

Still, after tomorrow, he’ll be back to his one or two viewers.

Fame is so fleeting when you have nothing to offer but bluster.

Crusader Rabbit on October 19, 2012 at 11:52 AM

His section of Boston?

Shee-it. It’s really depressing to me to have to vote for one Harvard-educated candidate over another, because I’ve more or less come to the conclusion that Harvard is doing more harm to this country than Al Qaeda.

JEM on October 19, 2012 at 11:58 AM

O’Donnell channeling Travis Bickle: “YOU talkin’ ta ME? You TALKIN’ TA ME?!!”

Tagg, politely: Yes, yes sir I am.

O’Donnell channeling Emily Litella: “Never mind.”

waterytart on October 19, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Tagg went on to say that it’s all part of the process and that you have to fight it out using your ideas. Take your punches, then punch back.

O’Donnell would be completely defenseless.

Christien on October 19, 2012 at 12:00 PM

I believe O’Donnell. Anyone who thinks the way he does obviously had his skull beaten in a lot in his youth. Must have happened on a daily basis, probably from his sister or grandmother.

fogw on October 19, 2012 at 12:17 PM

Not having money as a kid doesn’t mean you can fight. I know plenty of poor people, and most of them suck at striking, can’t wrestle, can’t clinch, basically don’t know crap about fighting.

Know plenty of rich kids from the suburbs whose parents thought they should earn their parents’ love and their trust fund by engaging in the physical and mental humiliation that is wrestling.

My money’s on Tagg via vicious ground and pound in the 1st round. And that doesn’t matter which paht of baw-stuhn y’fackin from.

Sgt Steve on October 19, 2012 at 12:17 PM

this was one of the funniest clips ever. between larry slipping into his tough guy bahston accent and the walking toward the camera challenging tagg to a fight.

if I didn’t know any better i would think i was watching a snl skit

analog kid on October 19, 2012 at 12:18 PM

I keep picturing the scene from Airplane when the passengers are lined up with bats, crowbars and guns to take their free shot at the hysterical passenger, except O’Donnell is the hysterical passenger and the American people are the folks lined up to take their free shots. Larry, buddy be careful what you wish for, many people would love to take you up on your challenge.

jnelchef on October 19, 2012 at 12:19 PM

How embarrassing. I guess this is where NBC is now.

Big Orange on October 19, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Between him and Van Jones I’m reminded of my middle school playground, except without the maturity level. Truly remarkable.

stout77 on October 19, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Election night will be too much for him and they will take him away to the nut house blubbering, spitting, drooling, foaming at the mouth and with very soiled underpants…

albill on October 19, 2012 at 12:25 PM

If these people are this crazy now, I wonder how bad they will be on Nov 7? The suicide prevention hotlines will be busy.

Alabama Infidel on October 19, 2012 at 12:28 PM

These mangled shard-borne nut-hooks can still manage to surprise us.

As the polls start closing, and the Romney victory starts to take shape, we will watch through our fingers, mouths agape, as these qualling dog-hearted flap-dragons egg on the rioters.

Just wait.

The story won’t be the GOP election win, it will be “O! These poor people! The injustice! The dashed hope ‘n’ change!”

Romney will be asked to condemn himself for beating America’s First Mulatto President.

Akzed on October 19, 2012 at 12:29 PM

I am surprised nobody posted this picture yet. :)

http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/200/420/BRTky.jpg?1321408042

sram on October 19, 2012 at 12:30 PM

What upsets me the most about this guy is not his behavior. He has demonstrated repeatedly to be not just some paintywaist, tough guy poser, but having a borderline personality disorder maybe even he’s an outright psychopath.
Not that fact that he is a self described socialist who wears $88 pair of socks bothers me.
What bothers me is that Penn Jillette (one of my personal heroes) claims that this Larry jerkoff is one of his best friends. It’s kinda like Mark Levin being buddies with Bob Beckel. I just don’t get it.

VengeanceIsMine on October 19, 2012 at 12:31 PM

When I read the headline, I assumed O’Donnell had actually confronted Tagg Romney. What was I thinking.
Anyway, its hilarious to listen to that Boston accent slip in and out.

Mahna Mahna on October 19, 2012 at 12:34 PM

“Paht of Bawstan”? “Wicked pissed awf”? When did this pompous, overwrought douce bag discover his “roots”? He’s never spoken like that before…is this some sort of Obamaesque ethnic vocal conversion process?

Hey, Larry…just for fun (and maybe the Jimmy Fund, or something), why don’t you and Tag set up a little MMA match? You know, put your money where your mouth is. I know those are not Liberal things…charity and ‘walkin’ the walk’, but you put it out there, cupcake. Take a swing at it.

Kenz on October 19, 2012 at 12:34 PM

(I know, I know. One is never a “former” Marine)

Mitoch55 on October 19, 2012 at 11:46 AM

No. One is never an “ex” Marine.

We only use former, as in: (…..) former Marine currently assigned as a civilian.

98ZJUSMC on October 19, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Larry was born in St. Brendan’s Parish in Dorchester, a part of Boston. In those days (and still today) it is a predominately Irish American neighborhood. I grew up in the same blocks and am several years younger than Larry O. It is not a rough and tumble jungle. It’s a white, union and municipal/state worker dominated neighborhood. Larry’s old man was a turncoat cop who became a lawyer and made a reputation as an anti-cop crusader. He was as big a loudmouth as his weasel son Larry. Yeah, Larry I’m calling your old man a loudmouth liar…

vilebody on October 19, 2012 at 12:37 PM

Birds of a feather: O’Donnie affects a Bahston accent and Obambi affects a nee-grow accent.

SpiderMike on October 19, 2012 at 12:37 PM

I am beginning to think this Larry O’Donnell chap is somewhat in the pro-Obama camp.

I wish Tagg would write an open letter of acceptance.

esnap on October 19, 2012 at 12:40 PM

I’ve dropped sh**s tougher than this puke in the crapper after eating too much cheese.

M240H on October 19, 2012 at 12:41 PM

that was just embarrassing to watch! boy, he really seemed fake, i would have no problem standing up to that “tough guy”.

i’ve never watched the show before (for obvious reason), does he always talk with a phony-sounding boston accent??

jetch on October 19, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Imagine for two seconds the reaction if Bret Baier had said this.

perroviejo on October 19, 2012 at 11:14 AM

I wouldn’t put it past Krauthammer, as a joke, to do a short parody of this on FoxNews. Maybe call out Stephen Hawking. Call him a b!tch.

Paul-Cincy on October 19, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Funniest thing I’ve read in a few days!!!

hoosierma on October 19, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Was this before or after Tagg committed a felony by physically threatening the President?

Rainsford on October 19, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Here’s Lawrence ready to go toe to toe.

justltl on October 19, 2012 at 12:49 PM

What a puss.

libertarianlunatic on October 19, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Great moments in media: Major network host challenges candidate’s son to a fistfight

Larry’s just pissed, because Rachel whipped his azz
with chains the other evening…then she took off her Mustache.

ToddPA on October 19, 2012 at 12:54 PM

“Was this before or after Tagg committed a felony by physically threatening the President?

Rainsford on October 19, 2012 at 12:49 PM”

Maybe you, odonnell, Larry Sinclair and obama can have a wesson oil party.

To skinsofts like you odonnell IS a tough guy

LtT26 on October 19, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Was this before or after Tagg committed a felony by physically threatening the President? Rainsford on October 19, 2012 at 12:49 PM

“I wanted to take a swing at him” is not a threat, it’s a statement of fact about a past sentiment.

Akzed on October 19, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Was this before or after Tagg committed a felony by physically threatening the President?

Rainsford on October 19, 2012 at 12:49 PM

You’re a wuss. Almost as bad as larry.

VegasRick on October 19, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Was this before or after Tagg committed a felony by physically threatening the President? Rainsford on October 19, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Do you use a fake Bahston accent too?

Akzed on October 19, 2012 at 1:01 PM

“Honey, where are my kakis?”

“In the pocket of ya kakis.”

Akzed on October 19, 2012 at 1:02 PM

“Was this before or after Tagg committed a felony by physically threatening the President?

Rainsford on October 19, 2012 at 12:49 PM”

Some people have no clue. It is not a “felony” to say “I wanted to punch the President”. it would be a possible felony to say “I am going to punch the President” if it can be proven that you actually intend to do so – i.e., it is an actual threat.

Speaking about something you wanted to do in the past, but did not do, is not a felony. It is hyperbole, bluster, whatever, but not a crime.

For instance, in 2008, when Michelle Obama said that she wanted to claw former president Clinton’s eyes out, she was not committing a felony any more than Tag’s statement here.

Monkeytoe on October 19, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Was this before or after Tagg committed a felony by physically threatening the President?

Rainsford on October 19, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Sorry Pal, but an intellect like yours belongs on the Binders thread.

BettyRuth on October 19, 2012 at 1:04 PM

Liberal Loser Larry would run away faster than Obama from responsibility.

(cue Road Runner departure sound effect)

Candy! Candy! Make him stop!

—- Motto of the Oblamer / Slow Joe 2012 campaign.

viking01 on October 19, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Tagg would pop him like zit

dts-01 on October 19, 2012 at 10:55 AM

My 11 year old daughter would pop him like a zit.

eyedoc on October 19, 2012 at 1:08 PM

“Bahston?” Apparently, they don’t drug test at MSNBC.

That crossed the threshold of being so pathetic that I now feel sorry for O’Donnell. When he practiced this in front of the MSNBC mirror, couldn’t a benevolent producer gently stepped in and dissuaded him from making a total ____ (your word here) out of himself in front of the 14 people in the viewing audience?

mid_aged_man on October 19, 2012 at 1:09 PM

My father-in-law was a country boy with a high school education and no money when he joined the Army Air Force prior to WW II. He ended up being a full colonel and squadron commander of a squadron of B-52′s during the Cold War. My grand-father lost his farm during the great depression and had to move to town without any resources and a family to tske care of. He ended up being a county agent overseeing loans to small farmers. My father went to college on a football scholarship because he couldn’t afford it otherwise. He played four years with a heart condition and eventually died at age 45 after coaching two state chamionships in football and three in baseball and went on to become the city athletic director. I never saw any of these gentlemen ever complain about having it rough growing up.
Grow a pair Larry. Quit whining about the Romneys being rich. Only envious little men do that.

kemojr on October 19, 2012 at 1:10 PM

Was this before or after Tagg committed a felony by physically threatening the President?

Rainsford on October 19, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Nice try, Rainman. And we’ve seen Barry with his shirt off; he’s as much of puke as Lawrence. Not enough there to be proud of punching.

M240H on October 19, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Heck, Michelle’s got better guns than Larry or Barry.

M240H on October 19, 2012 at 1:12 PM

Dude. Really?

Hey Comcast – how do you like your investment now?

Nice to see the collective Liberal Head Explosion begin 3 weeks out.

November 6th oughta be epic.

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on October 19, 2012 at 1:12 PM

“Bahston?” Apparently, they don’t drug test at MSNBC.

That crossed the threshold of being so pathetic that I now feel sorry for O’Donnell. When he practiced this in front of the MSNBC mirror, couldn’t a benevolent producer gently stepped in and dissuaded him from making a total ____ (your word here) out of himself in front of the 14 people in the viewing audience?

mid_aged_man on October 19, 2012 at 1:09 PM

No. They’re the same sort of idiots who thought Joe Biden’s idiotic debate performance was fantastic.

eyedoc on October 19, 2012 at 1:13 PM

Hey Ed you’re getting a shout out from Rush right now.

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on October 19, 2012 at 1:13 PM

Heck, Michelle’s got better guns than Larry or Barry.

M240H on October 19, 2012 at 1:12 PM

Not to mention bigger quads, delts, glutes, forearms, fists and broader shoulders.

She’d slaughter the two little squirts.

Tim_CA on October 19, 2012 at 1:16 PM

No. One is never an “ex” Marine.

We only use former, as in: (…..) former Marine currently assigned as a civilian.

98ZJUSMC on October 19, 2012 at 12:36 PM

I would argue against that. Have you ever heard of John Murtha? He was the congressman / senator from PA. He accused Marines of killing women and children in the middle of the night in Iraq.

Mirimichi on October 19, 2012 at 1:16 PM

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