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Ed “Clarifies”: Not “All” Republicans Support Cancer, Death

September 25, 2009

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As I reported yesterday, talk show host and MSNBC’s lowest rated host Ed Schultz Wednesday stated Republicans “want to see you dead,” “kinda like it” when women without insurance get cancer, and suggested Sen. Olympia Snowe allow cancerous tumors to spread through her body for two weeks before seeking treatment. Last night, he offered wimpy “clarifications” that neither apologized for his outrageous remarks nor clarified anything.

At one point, he made a defense out of his character, saying, “for clarification, those of you who watch ‘The Ed Show’ or listen to the Ed Schultz radio show, you know exactly who I am and you know exactly where I’m coming from.” Those who do either will recognize the splittle-flecked rage rant. Brian Maloney of Radio Equalizer has a small list of his meltdowns, including likening Rush Limbaugh to Adolf Hitler, calling Sen. Richard Shelby a “terrorist,” and becoming embroiled in a 2007 bar confrontation. Most recently, he invited Rep. Michelle Bachmann “to slit her wrist right here on ‘The Ed Show.'”

His clarification last night began:

First, I want some clarification with the audience. You know me. You know I’m passionate. You know I go after it…Now, do I think that all Republicans want to see people with cancer dead? No, I don’t.

He later added, “Do I believe that all Republicans want people to die? No, I don’t.” His exact words the previous night were:

The Republicans lie! They want to see you dead! They’d rather make money off your dead corpse! They kinda like it when that woman has cancer and they don’t have anything for her. That’s how the insurance companies make money, by denying the coverage.

But Big Ed’s “clarification” doesn’t really clarify anything. Schultz made clear in his original statement his words applied to Republicans in Congress. His red-faced rant was intended to dissuade Congressional Democrats from working with Republicans (Eric Cantor set him off that night), fuming: “My God, Democrats, what’s wrong with you?! You can’t deal with these people, at all!”

Far from denying Congressional Republicans are the vampires of the health care debate, he affirmed it last night in his non-apology. He insisted Congressional Republicans cannot produce a plan to help cancer sufferers — at one point he bellowed, “I want a plan from the Republicans,”  even though Republicans introduced the Patients’ Choice Act in May — because they are greedy and eeevil:

The Republicans can’t do it. They won’t do it. Because they’re about the money. It’s all about the tax cuts. It’s all about the big insurance, the Big Pharma, it’s all about livin’ for the lobbyists. That’s what they’re doing.

That sounds pretty clear. Ed claims he does not believe “all Republicans” are bloodthristy. So, which specific Republican Congressmen does he think wants people to die from cancer? He obviously doesn’t mind giving on-air “clarifications,” so I’m sure he won’t mind clearing this matter up for us.

At one point, he tried to bully Rep. Eric Cantor into coming on his show, somewhat defensively belching:

Mr. Cantor, I need you on this show – not with any other host – you need to talk to me. I’m the guy who’s been going after the public option, and I’m callin’ you out. And I think you’re kind of a coward if you don’t come face to face with me on this program.

Well, Schultz, I think you’re kind of a coward if you don’t answer my question. So, which specific Congressional Republicans want cancer victims to die?

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16 Comments
  1. fiftyfifty permalink
    September 25, 2009 4:59 pm

    MSNBC host and co. host Ed, Olbermann, Maddow, Chris, and Dr. Mark Lamont Hill, Juan Williams are people could fine a argument and turn into a race thing out of a bag of potato chips.

    • Joseph Cottrell permalink
      September 26, 2009 4:11 am

      “fiftyfifty” – here is something VERY important you need to know: a spell-checker is NOT a proof reader. Please – please, oh PLEASE – READ your posts before you hit that “submit” button.

      That having been said, I can’t quite figure where you see “race” being the subject here… this is just typical Ed Schultz, putting his I.Q. point on display.

      • Prudent Man, CFA permalink
        September 26, 2009 8:46 am

        Didn’t see you at the Mensa Conference.

        Can’t see the forest for the trees is what people without the rational ability do when they can’t grasp concepts. Who cares about spelling or grammar except fourth grade teachers and those who make ad hominem attacks rather than sticking to the subject.

        Must have studied Alinsky’s 12th.

    • fiftyfifty permalink
      September 26, 2009 8:40 am

      I did post that wrong and yes my grammar sucks I don’t claim to be perfect.

  2. Dave Stanard permalink
    September 26, 2009 3:14 am

    NBC opinion network(NBC/MSNBC) will always remain in last place due to the
    out of touch with America agenda they run all day long on MSNBC.They are
    simply a cheerleader organization for George Soros and the extreme liberal left.
    Mr Ed is only one of the losers on that network.The organization ceased to exist
    as a new outlet when Tom Brokaw left-just about the time I ceased watching
    as well.

  3. Janet permalink
    September 26, 2009 6:03 am

    Dear fiftyfifty,
    I think including Professor Hill and Juan Williams in the same group (biased idiots) is unfair. Although I seldom agree completely with Juan, I believe he’s an intelligent man, gives his opinions some thought, but just happens to lean a bit too much to the left for my taste, unlike “Dr.” Hill who is hopeless, along with the others you mention.

  4. September 26, 2009 8:05 am

    I’d agree about Juan Williams. He is more to the left than I am, but I’ve seen him speak out against hateful rhetoric like Schultz’s. It seems as though somehow Schultz’s voicebox is attached to his spleen.

  5. Prudent Man, CFA permalink
    September 26, 2009 8:59 am

    Time for the Free Enterprising Social Libertarian/Defense & Economic Conservatives quit fighting the Left/Liberal/Progressive thugs with pens while they use AK-47s. The Alinsky followers know how to use our decency against us. But, that is changing. If they want to fight by the rules of the street bring them on. As many war veterans, such as myself have fought, against the temerity of our politicians, on the same terms that our opponents have set for themselves we fear no effete, elitiist collectivist.

    The “have-nots” are learning that their ACORNs of the world just used them to obtain power and then discard them, after skimming the limousine liberal foundations money. The century old scam, like Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi, is being uncovered for the tyranny and brainwashing it has created.

  6. REB permalink
    September 26, 2009 9:02 am

    IIt amazes me to think that so many people buy into the leftist arguments that conservatives and Republicans are simply greedy and evil. Was it the conservatives on the supreme Court who ended property rights in America in order to give a large pharmaceutical company other peoples’ private property, including supporting condemnation of their property so as to confiscate it without just compensation, for the pharmaceutical company’s private use? As I recall it was not the conservatives but rather the left wing of the supreme Court that voted to trash the Fifth Amendment to a tattered Constitution with its Kelo Decision.

    True, it’s unfortunate that the false conservative Pres. Bush and Republican Party leaders promised to rectify the situation but did nothing, thus making a pretense of traditional Republican principles. It’s as if the Republican Party decided to trade in its 1994 contract With America for a contract on America.

    Lest people misunderstand the importance of the Kelo Decision, the leftists on the SCOTUS plainly said that the state could take private property for the use of other private individuals or companies as long as the taking profited the state, e.g., through increased taxation.

    Yet as has been long stated, without property rights there can be no political or civil rights. So what do we call an economic model in which the state dictates the allocation of privately held assets in order to achieve public policy goals? With the Kelo Decision; the home lending, financial, bank, and auto industry bailouts; and proposals by Democratic Party leftists for a takeover of the healthcare, petroleum refining, and energy production industry; are we not now living in the aforementioned economic model?

    By the way, the definition of that economic model is FASCISM. So Sieg Heil Comrades.

  7. EdwinSonnyBoy permalink
    September 26, 2009 2:15 pm

    It is really difficult to give Ed Schultz a fair hearing: his demeanor is so unpleasant I change the channel after only a few minutes….

  8. Michaelle Maloney permalink
    September 26, 2009 6:23 pm

    What can you expect from MSLSD? Ed spins so fast his head going to fly off.

  9. Jack Hampton permalink
    September 27, 2009 3:04 am

    Joseph Cottrell
    You mean his one IQ point?

  10. Jack Hampton permalink
    September 27, 2009 3:13 am

    Ed is simply about bile and hatred and nothing else. If NBC had any standards or decency this moron along with Olbie and Madcow would be religated to standong on a #10 wash tub screaming at people as they pass by.

  11. REB permalink
    September 27, 2009 6:15 pm

    If Beck or Dobbs made caustic statements like Schultz the leftists would not only call for boycotts and firings, but also for firing squads. Dobbs merely only had to mention that there was another point of view about Obama’s qualifications, a view which he strongly didn’t agree with, in order to be called a racist and face a call for his firing by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

    Many say that conservatives and Republicans are acting like sore losers. That may be so, but consider the provocations. Liberals are not only sore losers, but also are sore winners. Like the liberals of the French Revolution, our leftists also would like a Reign of Terror.

    Prudent Man is quite correct in that we must take off the kid gloves. Some of us veterans even took an oath to protect the Constitution against all enemies both foreign and domestic. Thomas Jefferson also stated why the Second Amendment was really written, and it wasn’t for hunting, sport, or protecting ourselves from criminals.

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