Keith Olbermann Is Just Recycling Old George W. Bush Insults for Donald Trump

By NTK Staff | 08.28.2017 @4:21pm
Keith Olbermann Is Just Recycling Old George W. Bush Insults for Donald Trump

The former MSNBC and ESPN anchor now yells at the president on Twitter, using the same insults he threw at the last Republican president.

Every day on Twitter, Keith Olbermann shrieks dire warnings to his followers, urging them to heed dark omens of coming Trump-led authoritarianism in the United States.

To deliver his warnings on Twitter, Olbermann hosts a regular show for GQ that he has humbly named, “The Resistance.” He stares at the camera while turning the pages of the notes laying on his desk. It’s not clear whether the pages ever include actual facts – Olbermann never looks at them while spewing his disdain for Donald Trump and Republicans.

One of Olbermann’s favorite insults to throw at Trump has been to call the president and his supporters “fascists.”

Unsatisfied with equating Trump and Republicans with 1930s authoritarians, Olbermann has also sought to connect them to Latin American dictators that stole their country’s natural resources, calling them “Banana Republicans.:

What’s interesting about these 2016 and 2017 insults that Olbermann has thrown at Republicans is that they sound remarkably similar to the vitriol he spewed at President George W. Bush in 2008. In a segment of his MSNBC show, Olbermann used these exact terms to describe the Bush administration, saying the then-president had no business in public life (emphasis added):

You’re a fascist — get them to print you a T-shirt with fascist on it! What else is this but fascism? Did you see Mark Klein on this newscast last November?

For they and you, sir, have no place in a government of the people, by the people, for the people.

The lot of you are the symbolic descendants of the despotic middle managers of some banana republic to whom “freedom” is an ironic brand name, a word you reach for when you want to get away with its opposite.

Olbermann has been complaining about Republicans for years, and now that he is producing a Twitter show instead of a primetime show on MSNBC, it seems no one is listening any longer.

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