The bigger their lead gets — and it’s getting awfully big — the more nervous the left becomes. From the Nation to the CNN newsroom to Josh “I question the timing” Marshall, perennial losers are indulging the paranoiac within like Cubs fans with a lead in the bottom of the ninth of Game 7 of the World Series. Or rather, of the NLCS.
The Cubbies in the Series is a bit too far-fetched for this metaphor.
Should they worry? Maybe! But that’s why it’s good that they have Keith. With stress running high, they need release. And what better outlet than the fortnightly Bush-bashing “special comment” Olbgasm?
The prose, she is … purple.
We have lived as if in a trance.
We have lived as people in fear.
And now–our rights and our freedoms in peril–we slowly awake to learn that we have been afraid of the wrong thing.
Therefore, tonight have we truly become the inheritors of our American legacy.
For, on this first full day that the Military Commissions Act is in force, we now face what our ancestors faced, at other times of exaggerated crisis and melodramatic fear-mongering:
A government more dangerous to our liberty, than is the enemy it claims to protect us from.
We have a long and painful history of ignoring the prophecy attributed to Benjamin Franklin that “those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
But even within this history we have not before codified the poisoning of habeas corpus, that wellspring of protection from which all essential liberties flow.
You, sir, have now befouled that spring.
You, sir, have now given us chaos and called it order.
You, sir, have now imposed subjugation and called it freedom.
Lots more at the link. How predictable was it all? Olbermann Watch debunked it before the show aired.
One minor disappointment: still no suggestion from Olby that Bush orchestrated 9/11. We’ve been patient. How much longer must we wait?
Update: “Olbgasm” is a Johnny Dollar coinage, by the way. Wish I could take credit for it, but alas.
Update (Ian): As always, click the schmuck to watch:
If you want to see the full clip, just go to one of Olbermann’s propaganda sites. You know where to find ’em.