Likens recent events
to shouting “fire” in a crowded theater.
By Fred Mills
MSNBC’s “Countdown” commentator Keith Olbermann has called
for John McCain to suspend his campaign because it represents “a clear and
present danger” to America.
Referring to recent incidents at McCain and Palin rallies
during which audience members have hurled epithets at Obama and, at a Palin
appearance in Pennsylvania, when someone shouted out “Kill him!” when Obama’s
name was mentioned, Olbermann accused the candidate of doing nothing about the
pinheads – and thereby tacitly endorsing and encouraging them.
Says Olbermann, “Sen. McCain, your supporters, at your events, are calling
Obama a terrorist and traitor and are calling for him to be killed. And yet you
keep bringing back these same rabid Right Wing nuts to deliberately stir these
crowds into frenzies. And then you take offense when somebody who remembers the
violence in our political past, calls you on it. You, sir, are responsible for
a phalanx of individuals who are shouting fire in a crowded theatre. There are
some things to respect and honor about you, Sen. McCain.
“But on this, you’re not only a fraud, Senator but you are tacitly inciting
lunatics to violence. If you want to again grand-stand and suspend your
campaign here’s your big chance. Suspend your campaign now, until you, or
somebody else, gets some control over it and it ceases to be a clear and
present danger to the peace of this nation.”
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