Ed Schultz none too happy with Wolf Blitzer for “spitting out Republican garbage”

posted at 9:21 pm on October 10, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

In case you missed it yesterday, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer mentioned that on the air that, actually, some Republicans maybe have a pretty good point with their protestations that we should think about delaying ObamaCare for a year; that the law’s hastily programmed online portal is still experiencing a prohibitive number of “glitches” is beyond dispute, and holding off for awhile longer could give the administration some time to get its act together instead of wasting Americans’ time as well as risking their online security.

Note that he wasn’t expressing an opinion about ObamaCare in general, but rather that going live with a website that handles lots of sensitive information before it’s ready is probably not the best idea, and hey, some Republicans are practically offering the administration a way buy some time. Apparently, however, he got some flack for the possible suggestion, because he tweeted a clarification afterward:

This did nothing to quell the always-ferocious outrage of the Ed Schultz concerning Blitzer’s obvious streak of Republican-favored bias. Click the pic to watch at Mediaite:

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Sgt. Special Ed Schlitz is also none too happy that his network is only watched now by conservative bloggers.

Myron Falwell on October 10, 2013 at 9:25 PM

Click the pic to watch at Mediaite:

No thanks. We all know the drill–Thou Shalt Not Leave The Democrat Plantation, even for a moment. To entertain an independent thought, according to Democrats, is heresy.

txhsmom on October 10, 2013 at 9:27 PM

All units BOLO for Blitzer, Wolf, wanted on a charge of committing unpremeditated journalism.

clear ether

eon

eon on October 10, 2013 at 9:28 PM

If a pig-eyed blimp pontificates on a dead network and no one is listening, is he still a pig-eyed blimp?

Bishop on October 10, 2013 at 9:28 PM

Ed Schultz, Sergeant Schultz’s dumbest son, still in his epically unsuccessful search for a brain and a clue.

VorDaj on October 10, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Ed Schultz none too happy with Wolf Blitzer for “spitting out Republican garbage”

And……………?

Special Ed is never happy. Funny thing is that he got into the bigs by billing himself as the liberal Rush Limbaugh.

Happy Nomad on October 10, 2013 at 9:30 PM

If a pig-eyed blimp pontificates on a dead network and no one is listening, is he still a pig-eyed blimp?

Bishop on October 10, 2013 at 9:28 PM

Yes, but nobody cares.

Happy Nomad on October 10, 2013 at 9:31 PM

Genitalia shouldn’t speak, anyway.

Axe on October 10, 2013 at 9:33 PM

Could be shortened to just; “Ed Schutz none too happy.”

listens2glenn on October 10, 2013 at 9:36 PM

Ed Schultz, Sergeant Schultz’s dumbest son, still in his epically unsuccessful search for a brain and a clue.

VorDaj on October 10, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Dammit, Vor, you almost owed me a new keyboard for that one. ;-)

cheers

eon

eon on October 10, 2013 at 9:39 PM

Why even focus any attention on MSNBC in the first place? No one watches them, and they hold little to no influence on the national debate. Morning Shmoe included.

Myron Falwell on October 10, 2013 at 9:40 PM

…ED has sh!t for brains!

KOOLAID2 on October 10, 2013 at 9:44 PM

Who has a show on what?

BD57 on October 10, 2013 at 9:46 PM

Blitzer’s colleagues at CNN, like Anderson Cooper, actually denied that Wolf said what he said – period. Rush played a few of the clips today on his show.

TarheelBen on October 10, 2013 at 9:47 PM

The answer to this dust up is soooooo obvious.

I’m sure Ed Schultz is a fan of Obama-care and has volunteered to use it exclusively for himself and his family. And… I’m sure he can do a live demonstration on his show of how easy it is to register.

Right Ed…? You wouldn’t be lying to us, would you? You wouldn’t be an elite limo liberal who can’t suffer through Obama-care like the little people you claim to advocate? Nah…..

pnkearns on October 10, 2013 at 9:51 PM

For anyone wondering, “Why is Hot Air spending time snarking about one liberal hating on another liberal?”

Because you WON’T see a post about this article by Ed/AP/MKH/EJ

From this morning’s NYT courtesy of CNBC

http://tinyurl.com/lzzpw8u

(h/t to Schadenfreude for the link – Thx!)

Business groups see loss of sway over House GOP

As the government shutdown grinds toward a potential debt default, some of the country’s most influential business executives have come to a conclusion all but unthinkable a few years ago: Their voices are carrying little weight with the House majority that their millions of dollars in campaign contributions helped build and sustain.

Their frustration has grown so intense in recent days that several trade association officials warned in interviews on Wednesday that they were considering helping wage primary campaigns against Republican lawmakers who had worked to engineer the political standoff in Washington.

Such an effort would thrust Washington’s traditionally cautious and pragmatic business lobby into open warfare with the Tea Party faction, which has grown in influence since the 2010 election and won a series of skirmishes with the Republican establishment in the last two years.

“We are looking at ways to counter the rise of an ideological brand of conservatism that, for lack of a better word, is more anti-establishment than it has been in the past,” said David French, the top lobbyist at the National Retail Federation. “We have come to the conclusion that sitting on the sidelines is not good enough.”

Some warned that a default could spur a shift in the relationship between the corporate world and the Republican Pary. Long intertwined by mutual self-interest on deregulation and lower taxes, the business lobby and Republicans are diverging not only over the fiscal crisis, but on other major issues like immigration reform, which was favored by business groups and party leaders but stymied in the House by many of the same lawmakers now leading the debt fight.

Joe Echevarria, the chief executive of Deloitte, the accounting and consulting firm, said, “I’m a Republican by definition and by registration, but the party seems to have split into two factions.”

While both parties have extreme elements, he suggested, only in the G.O.P. did the extreme element exercise real power. “The extreme right has 90 seats in the House,” Mr. Echevarria said. “Occupy Wall Street has no seats.”

Moreover, business leaders and trade groups said, the tools that have served them in the past — campaign contributions, large memberships across the country, a multibillion-dollar lobbying apparatus — do not seem to be working.

“There clearly are people in the Republican Party at the moment for whom the business community and the interests of the business community — the jobs and members they represent — don’t seem to be their top priority,” said Dan Danner, the head of the National Federation of Independent Businesses, which spearheaded opposition to President Obama’s health care law among small businesses.”They don’t really care what the N.F.I.B. thinks, and don’t care what the Chamber thinks, and probably don’t care what the Business Roundtable thinks.”

The lawmakers seem to agree. Representative Randy Neugebauer, Republican of Texas and a Tea Party caucus member, said in an interview on Wednesday that if American corporations wanted to send their money elsewhere, that was their choice.

“We have got to quit worrying about the next election, and start worrying about the country,” said Mr. Neugebauer, who sits on the House Financial Services Committee and is a recipient of significant donations from Wall Street.

Few of the most conservative House lawmakers draw substantial support from business political action committees, and business lobbyists acknowledged that the mere suggestion they were considering backing primary challenges next year could enhance grass-roots support for the very lawmakers they want to defeat. But the dysfunction in Washington has now turned so extreme, they said, that they had few other options.

PolAgnostic on October 10, 2013 at 9:56 PM

These clowns between them don’t have two brain cells to rub together. This is worse than watching Miley and Kanye fight.

greggriffith on October 10, 2013 at 9:57 PM

Have another drink Ed. It will further make you forget that you are irrelevant.

WhatSlushfund on October 10, 2013 at 10:00 PM

If I were Mr. Blitzer, I wouldn’t dignify that nut with an answer.

Cindy Munford on October 10, 2013 at 10:05 PM

If I were Mr. Blitzer, I wouldn’t dignify that nut with an answer.

Cindy Munford on October 10, 2013 at 10:05 PM


Think about where Wolf is coming from
… how many people are there in the world to whom Wolf Blitzer can justifiably feel superior?

PolAgnostic on October 10, 2013 at 10:10 PM

Liberals see this as evidence that Wolf and CNN are fair and balanced, and Ed as the liberal equivalent of the MRC. We need converts, not preaching to the choir. http://www.billwhittle.com is on the right track.

MT on October 10, 2013 at 10:11 PM

Is Special Ed now MSLSD’s official cable troll? First it was Beck, then Meghan Kelly, and now Blitzer.

RadClown on October 10, 2013 at 10:13 PM

If a pig-eyed blimp pontificates on a dead network and no one is listening, is he still a pig-eyed blimp?

Bishop on October 10, 2013 at 9:28 PM

Yes, but nobody cares.

Happy Nomad on October 10, 2013 at 9:31 PM

Actually, pig-eyed blimps everywhere are outraged.

trigon on October 10, 2013 at 10:16 PM

Nah won’t click. Dude’s a lunatic.

CWchangedhisNicagain on October 10, 2013 at 10:22 PM

PolAgnostic on October 10, 2013 at 10:10 PM

A good point, but to retain that even marginal status, he must be above a reply, let alone an explanation.

Cindy Munford on October 10, 2013 at 10:32 PM

Come on folks! It’s ‘Fat Eddie’. You didn’t really think anything intelligent would come out of his mouth, did you?

GarandFan on October 10, 2013 at 10:32 PM

If I were Mr. Blitzer, I wouldn’t dignify that nut with an answer.

Cindy Munford on October 10, 2013 at 10:05 PM

Think about where Wolf is coming from … how many people are there in the world to whom Wolf Blitzer can justifiably feel superior?

PolAgnostic on October 10, 2013 at 10:10 PM

Wolf actually could beat Special Ed Schlitz in Jeopardy!

Myron Falwell on October 10, 2013 at 10:44 PM

yeah, like I really need to click on the link to hear more drivel from “Night of the Living Ed”. I don’t think so.

dissent555 on October 11, 2013 at 12:21 AM

Erika, Blitzerkrieg

Schadenfreude on October 11, 2013 at 12:51 AM

Schultz is a leftist pig and can stick it in his ear or the orifice of his choice.

rplat on October 11, 2013 at 1:32 AM

Did he torch the f**king place…?

JohnGalt23 on October 11, 2013 at 1:41 AM

I saw Blitzer on “Jeopardy” and honestly, he and Shultz are kind of evenly matched in the brain department.

trapeze on October 11, 2013 at 2:31 AM

Click the pic to watch at Mediaite:

No thanks. We all know the drill–Thou Shalt Not Leave The Democrat Plantation, even for a moment. To entertain an independent thought, according to Democrats, is heresy.

txhsmom on October 10, 2013 at 9:27 PM

If you want me to listen to Ed Schultz, I require $10 per minute in advance, $20 minimum, settled in cash or cleared transaction.

Without compensation, I wouldn’t click that vid with your mouse.

Adjoran on October 11, 2013 at 2:58 AM

It´s KRIEG not KREIG. Bloody liberal rubes.

el gordo on October 11, 2013 at 4:28 AM

I wouldn’t click that vid with your mouse.

Adjoran on October 11, 2013 at 2:58 AM

Heh.

justltl on October 11, 2013 at 7:21 AM

MSNBC’S audience has decreased by over 50% since the election and Shithead Ed is one of the reasons why. It doesn’t really matter whose show you watch on this channel, what spews out of their mouth is the same. And all of you Idiots who say this country will default are also stupid. Look at the income figures of the country–impossible.

tmgrant on October 11, 2013 at 7:43 AM

I hear MSDNC’s ratings are thru the roof among the insane asylum crowd.

Fazman on October 11, 2013 at 9:30 AM

And this is why there is so much tribalism and partisan division in this country and no one can ever find agreement with the other side. The minute a left-leaning person finds validity in an argument put forward by Republicans, he is immediately tarred and feathered by others on the left. No matter what his credibility was before, the moment he finds common ground with the right, he is immediately re-baptized as a crypto-right winger and targeted for destruction. And yes, people on the right do this as well, but I’ve actually heard conservative commentators and radio hosts cheer on individual Democrats for saying something intelligent. I’ve never heard a left-leaning commentator do this.

dkmonroe on October 11, 2013 at 9:31 AM

Blitzer is Jewish. If I were him, I’d be demanding an apology from Sgt. Schultz, for associating me with Nazi military tactics.

Ward Cleaver on October 11, 2013 at 10:23 AM

Who is Ed Schultz? I think I saw his picture on HA once before, and that he has something to do with MSDNC? I’ve asked all of my co-workers who he is and nobody seems to know. Maybe I should just Google him to find out, but it’s probably just a waste of time.

NOMOBO on October 11, 2013 at 10:37 AM

Blitzerkreig
Love the subtle Nazi reference…

Gwillie on October 11, 2013 at 12:32 PM