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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Keith Olbermann Tells Audience "Last Friday Night my Father Asked Me to Kill Him" - Video 2/24/10

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Here is video of MSNBC's Keith Olbermann tonight giving a 13-minute "Special Comment" in which he tells his audience that last Friday night "my father asked me to kill him."

Olbermann goes on to tell the detailed story of his father's illness over the last six months. He then uses his father's situation to make applications to the current Health Care Debate, "demanding" that every American be given the same health care his father has received.

He pointedly attacks Sarah Palin and other critics of ObamaCare as "ghouls," "fiends," "subhumans," and even pronounces that they should be "damned to hell" for opposing "Death Panels" (which he insists should be called "Life Panels").

Olbermann has obviously been through a terrible ordeal. I wish his Dad nothing but the best.

But his extrapolating from his Dad's experience to try and somehow make it mean that President Obama's Health Care Proposal should be adopted is off-base. Republicans must go into the meeting tomorrow and do what they believe is best for the nation. Rubber-stamping Obama's plan that will further bankrupt the nation and destroy the quality of health care available to all Americans by turning it into a European-style system will in the long run do much more harm than good.


Olga Pina,  February 24, 2010 at 11:28 PM  

I know the pain that extends throughout family when a patriarch is so sick.

Family should have the right to do what was agreed between the patient, his family and his doctor.

Since when has disobeying your parent become so wrong? Especially when the likes of Sarah Palin has called this compassionate action exercised by family members and calls them 'death squads'????

Ignorance like poverty will never be eradicated.

Austin, Texas

Anonymous,  February 25, 2010 at 12:56 AM  

I have a feeling that Olby is lying. His dad probably told him to kill himself.

Larry S February 25, 2010 at 12:14 PM  

Terribly witty and insightful, AnonyMouse. Now go back and crawl into your hole.

As for passing the health care reform, that's not what Olbermann said. He was specifically referring to passing ssomething for insurance payments to cover end-of-life consultations.

Having been in that situation before -- twice -- and not having Olbermann's financial resources, I can understand what he means. And when mental midgets like Sarah Palin and Betsy McCaughey offer senseless comments like they do, it demeans the entire discussion.

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