I'm a socialist. I live to the extreme left. Extreme left of you mere liberals, okay? However, I know this about my country. liberals are 20% of the electorate. Conservatives are 41% of the electorate, okay. so I don't pretend that my views, which would ban all guns in America, make Medicare available to all in America, have any chance of happening in the federal government, okay? you can sit there and pretend that Liberals it is should run more liberal in conservative districts. You love the loss of the blue dogs. —MSNBC avowed Socialist and The Last Word host Lawrence O’DonnellArguing the finer points of how the Left can best deconstruct the American idea, in reaction to devastating losses in the November midterm elections, self avowed Socialist and MSNBC, The Last Word, host Lawrence O’Donnell verbally duels with Liberal Progressive and Salon.com contributor Glenn Greenwald.
Both the Liberal Progressive and the Socialist contend that Conservatism is the enemy. Liberal Progressive Greenwald blames Blue Dog Liberals for losses November 2 while Socialist O’Donnell sees America as far too Conservative for now to willingly except blatant open Liberalism in it’s variant forms.
What is interesting is how both these extremists employ the same tactics of selective facts and selective polling information, usually employed against Conservatives, to give the appearance that radical Liberal Progressive and Socialist views are supported by Americans if “the right questions are asked” or “the right programs are presented.” (see 6:52min video)
Glenn Greenwald argues, “It’s the messaging, Stupid!” Essentially president Soetoro argument. Whereas Lawrence O’Donnell believes that Americans rejected the phony messaging, the messenger (president Soetoro) and the message of Socialism for America.
O’Donnell’s reasoning. Forty-one percent of the November 2 vote was Conservative compared to only twenty percent Liberal. In O’Donnell’s estimation, Liberalism hasn’t overtaken America yet.
What’s interesting is that the largest contingency of the Left wing is still virtually delusional about the reason why they lost the House and what the American people want.