Keith Olbermann has been back behind a desk doing what he does best for a couple weeks now. On Friday, Keith departed from his ‘long-form rants’ and offered one that lasted only abut a minute and a half. The fact of the matter is, however, Keith didn’t need any more time. The reason is the example he provides, is so clear and succinct that nothing else is needed.
Olbermann used the example of Trump’s Mahoning County, Ohio chairperson Kathy Miller who before resigning let out a tirade of the racism and ‘head in the sand’ mentality that has enveloped way too many Americans. Miller summed up the campaign’s sentiments perfectly when she declared;
‘I don’t think there was any racism until Obama got elected. We never had problems like this … Now, with the people with the guns, and shooting up neighborhoods, and not being responsible citizens, that’s a big change, and I think that’s the philosophy that Obama has perpetuated on America.’
Yeah, really — she said that. Furthermore, it wasn’t part of a comedy or satire skit — she meant it with all her heart.
But wait, there’s more … Miller went on;
‘If you’re black and you haven’t been successful in the last 50 years, it’s your own fault. You’ve had every opportunity, it was given to you,’ she said. She then added, ‘You’ve had the same schools everybody else went to. You had benefits to go to college that white kids didn’t have. You had all the advantages and didn’t take advantage of it. It’s not our fault, certainly.’
The Trump campaign quickly forced Miller to resign after those comments went public but Olbermann contends that this ‘true confession’ that Miller makes is the same attitude shared by the entire campaign and its supporters. Many agree with him.
Check out Olbermann’s concise yet hard-hitting rant below;
Featured image via screen capture from video.
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