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Not-Subliminal Man: Play “Name that Buffoon” with Lawrence O’Donnell

September 24, 2009

Tuesday night on Countdown, Lawrence O’Donnell, substituted for Keith Olbermann and he did his best to live up to the low intellectual and moral standards of the regular host.

O’Donnell, who styles himself as a more sophisticated and honest lefty, willing to take on his own side and occasionally praise the other side, engaged in juvenile partisan hackery of the lowest kind.  While nearly everyone on cable had some fun with former House Majority Leader Tom Delay’s appearance on Dancing with the Stars, only O’Donnell thought it was worth a whole segment complete with a guest for discussion.

But that’s not the bad part.

Here was the narrated intro to the segment:

O’DONNELL:  INDICTED Tom Delay making his dancing debut on the show‘s season premiere.  But before INDICTED Tom Delay stepped out onto the dance floor, the audience got a peek at the rehearsals. [VIDEO}

Then it was time for INDICTED Tom Delay to perform.  Mr.  Delay reportedly sporting a spray pen and wearing a costume that the former Congressman himself described as Elvis meets animal print.  Alongside partner Sheryl Burke , it was finally time to cha-cha-cha. [VIDEO]

Wild thing indeed.  A valiant effort considering the former Congressman is actually recovering from a pre-stress fracture of his right foot.  However, INDICTED Tom Delay was not able to whip the much-needed votes to stay at the top of the pack.  After a Vietnamese Waltz group relay, Tom Delay finished the night in third for the last place.  Fans will have to wait until Wednesday night‘s result show to see if INDICTED Tom Delay will live to dance another day.

If you hack your family to pieces and the police arrest you with the bloody axe in hand and video evidence to boot, liberals in the media will insist you are called the “alleged” killer.  Kalid Sheikh Mohammed is the “suspected” mastermind of 9/11.

But if you were an effective Republican…

Even though it’s not the issue, remember for a moment that Proscutor Ronnie Earle of Texas is a partisan whack job who has a habit of indicting Republicans at awkward moments, then not moving forward with what are trumped-up cases to start with.  Remember the old saying, “A prosecutor can indict a hammer—I mean ham—sandwich.”

And while Delay proved he could be the main ingredient of such a sandwich on Dancing Monday night, that’s about all he deserves to be mocked for.

One could even explain O’Donnell’s fury if Delay were seeking a return to public office.  But no, O’Donnell seems to be of the opinion that Delay should be shunned like an Amish kid caught with an Ipod.  How dare Indicted Tom Delay even show himself in public?

This is also rich coming from Lawrence O’Donnell, who hogged as much camera time as possible a few weeks ago, effusively celebrating the life of Senator Edward M. Kennedy, who exploited a younger blonde’s affection for him (no, I don’t mean Chris Matthews) then deliberated left her to die after a drunk driving accident.

So, let’s apply the O’Donnell standard to how one would refer to Democrat politicians:

This, of course, is a partial list.  Feel free to continue in the comment section below.

  1. September 24, 2009 8:28 pm

    “that Delay should be shunned like an Amish kid caught with an Ipod.”

    Very nice.

  2. pbrauer permalink
    September 24, 2009 10:18 pm

    “But if you were an effective Republican…”

    The man is a thug. When the vote for the Medicare Part “D was voted on in the House it was losing bytwo votes at 3AM. He held the vote open until 6AM when his arm twisting and threatening of fellow Republicans to change their votes.

    • carterthewriter permalink
      September 25, 2009 9:48 am

      There are 100 thugs in the senate, draw a name randomly if you must.

      • pbrauer permalink
        September 25, 2009 10:58 am


        Of course you believe Tom Delay was in the Senate. LOL

  3. David Forsmark permalink
    September 24, 2009 10:48 pm

    Hey, pbrauer, everybody’s got you wrong. They think you’re a loony leftie, then you post a link from the loony right. Lew Rockwell makes Ron Paul look normal, moderate and like a friend of Israel. Gee, I didn’t know you were against Medicare, too, whatyaknow. Just goes to show, you can never tell.

    • pbrauer permalink
      September 25, 2009 7:49 am


      I don’t know who Lew Rockwell is or what he stands for. I got the article with Google and what was written is correct as I remember it.

  4. David Forsmark permalink
    September 25, 2009 6:34 am

    By the way, my daughter informs me that “third to last” is also a snarky way to put it. It is a field of 8,which means Delay was in the middle of the pack. If he’s still around in the field of 3 (unlikely) and comes in 2nd that week, will O’Donnell childishly call it “next to last?”

    • pbrauer permalink
      September 25, 2009 8:02 am

      I don’t know what O’Donnell will say, but I wonder why you even care, I know I don’t. I watched the show and Delay’s performance was pretty bad, not as bad as some others. But watch the video you posted, Delay comes off as the stereotypical gay man. I think that’s why O’Donnell did the segment in the first place.

      I expect Delay to go at least another week or two as half of their score is by viewers and the conservative Hothair web site put out the word to vote for him.

      • David Forsmark permalink
        September 25, 2009 8:32 am

        Uh, if i cared about Dancing with the Stars, I wouldn’t need my daughter to explain it to me. Nice stereotyping there. One might use the same one about men who WATCH Dancing with the Star instead of Monday Night Football or House…

        • pbrauer permalink
          September 25, 2009 9:39 am

          “One might use the same one about men who WATCH Dancing with the Star instead of Monday Night Football or House…”

          True. Some idiots would come to that conclusion.

  5. jbtrevor permalink
    September 25, 2009 7:51 am

    Any news from Delay re his “indictment”? Whatever happened to speedy trial?

  6. David Forsmark permalink
    September 25, 2009 7:58 am

    Like lots of Ronnie Earle’s indictments, it fades away when its usefulness is over.

    • Swemson permalink
      September 25, 2009 11:31 am


      Please stop feeding the trolls !

      • pbrauer permalink
        September 25, 2009 1:58 pm

        Swemson, do you also think Tom Delay was a Senator? Just curious. 😉

  7. Jack Hampton permalink
    September 25, 2009 11:18 am

    The indictment was a hack job pure and simple every prosecutor Ihave spoke to about it said the same thing. But Back to OdiousO’Donnell I rate him right up there with Bill Mahr and that dude of dudes Maddow.hehehehe

  8. September 25, 2009 11:20 am

    Gee whizz, Lawrence, do you mean to imply that Tom Delay was INDICTED? Don’t be so subtle next time. It might go right over our heads.

    What a humorless insipid little man O’Donnell is. Penn Gillette on the other hand was funny. Just as funny was seeing O’Donnell’s deer-in-the-headlights reaction to Gillette’s quips. They seemed to pass right through O’Donnell’s vacuous pea-brain.

    Tom Delay was more entertaining, and that’s not saying much. He needs to butch it up a few notches.

  9. David Forsmark permalink
    September 25, 2009 4:00 pm

    Try to keep up, pb. No one said Delay was a Senator. Carter was responding to the invitation for people to name that buffoon. His opinion was all 100 Senators could be on the list. That’s a little harsh, there’s gotta be 10 that shouldn’t be there…

    • pbrauer permalink
      September 25, 2009 6:25 pm

      He needs you to run interference for him?

  10. Jack Hampton permalink
    September 26, 2009 8:14 am

    Reference pbrauer, Folks I hope after the exchange above you have come to understand that pbrauer has about as much substance as a mustard sandwich no bad reflection on mustard meant at least it serves a purpose pbrauer as you can see does not unless it is to remind you what the trauma of constantly banging your head against the wall will do to a brain or consuming massive quantites of LSD. Remember the motto of the left “No dope No hope”

    • pbrauer permalink
      September 26, 2009 9:24 am

      Jack, In your post where you say I have no substance, you have no substance. And using Rule #5

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