This self-promoting clown needs to get a grip:
SCHULTZ: I told him he was full of sh*t is what I told him. … And then he gave me the Dick Cheney f-bomb. … I told Robert Gibbs, I said “And I’m sorry you’re swearing at me, but I’m just trying to help you out. I’m telling you you’re losing your base. Do you understand you’re losing your base?”
When you have jackasses like Schultz running around bragging about nonsense like this, it does nothing but weaken the admin and the party. Why did Ed have to make this off-air interaction public?
For no reasons other than to prop up his own street cred. Self-promotion. No other reason.
Why is it that all the people who claim to be the base turn out to be self-serving, self-promoting jackasses who have very narrow agendas and love to inform us that if the Obama administration does just what they want them to do right when they want them to do it, they will “keep the base.” Otherwise, if they don’t fulfill their agenda right then and there, they will “lose the base.” And strategically, it always works out so well- see demanding the public option be put in the Senate Bill and shutting down the Snowe negotiations. That was awesome, and I don’t need to remind you who was demanding that Reid do that every day- Ed Schultz and company. I’m even willing to bet that Ed said Reid needed to do it or… “lose the base.”
Wait. What is this? A transcript from Ed’s show from October 23rd? Just a few days before Reid stopped negotiations and included a public option that then led to the two month Lieberman debacle? I wonder what Ed said:
Unless you, Harry Reid, support a full-fledged public option, I will work against you and I will donate against you in 2010. And I will encourage other progressive groups and other progressives in this country to do the same. We have come too far and done too much to have this bickering about the public option in the 11th hour.
Now, next week on this program, I‘m going to start bringing people out who are running Web sites, who are going to raise money, and who are going to go against not only Harry Reid, but any conservative Democrat that turns their back on the public option. It‘s time now for the lefties of this country to gather at the war table and make sure that we are heard. Not only the phone calls, not only the e-mail, but where are we going to put our money and who are we going to back, and who are we going to throw out of office?
The WH of course told them all this was risky but that Reid apparently knows his caucus better than the WH. Sure could use that two months back with the Coakley development, ehh?
The “base” doesn’t abandon their President after a few months. The “base” doesn’t issue public threats in the middle of negotiations. Hell, this President didn’t even have a honeymoon with his self-anointed “base”- he was being beaten up 24/7 before the inauguration over Rick Warren. It just went downhill from there.
The past couple of months, I’ve hated Democrats more that I ever did when I was a Republican.