No matter how inane his ramblings, angry his tone, or absurd his arguments, Keith Olbermann — the host of MSNBC's abysmally rated Countdown program — has always found one place to turn to. For Keith, that place was nothing short of heaven on earth. It was a magnificent fantasy land where legions of fanatically devoted fans would send him a never ending stream of supportive messages and damn anyone who dared question the Magnificent Mr. Olbermann's status as Walter Cronkite's intellectual heir.
That place had a name. It was called the Daily Kos, known to most sane Americans as a fringe leftist political blog and action network. Now, for Keith anyway, it is gone with the wind — so to speak. Just how exactly did this happen?
Well, after President Obama's epic failure of a speech regarding British Petroleum's oil spill on Tuesday night, Keith did something extraordinarily rare. He gave a scathing review of Obama's performance, calling the situation as he and virtually anyone with a semblance of intelligence saw it.
While he may have been expecting condemnation from a few of the Democratic shills working at his channel, the appalling outcry from his brethren on the Daily Kos took him by total and complete surprise. The next day, he decided to address his keyboard warrior critics in person — or in as personal a manner as one can over the Internet.
"Whenever I stuck my neck out, I usually visited here as the cliched guy in the desert stopping by the oasis," Keith gushed. "I used to read a lot about how people here would 'always have my back'….To accuse me of staging something for its effect is deeply offensive to me….If you want this site the way it was even a year ago, let me know and I'll be back."
Talk about intense! That sounded more like the letter of a scorned lover to me than the words of a "seasoned anchor" or "leader of the progressive media", but never mind. The dime store romance novel quality of Keith's message really is not a matter on which I wish to speculate.
What the Kos Kommies have shown is that they have no qualms about turning on one of their own when the going gets tough — usually meaning that a fellow Komrade has grown something vaguely resembling a brain. Seeing as the Daily Kos is a fairly accurate representation of the heart and soul of the American Left, one should take their brutally throwing Mr. Olbermann under the bus with great warning.
Why? Because if the leftists did that to their arch hero because he had the audacity to think independently, just imagine what they will do to you for actually disagreeing with their political philosophy.
(Please read Keith Olbermann's farewell post on the Daily Kos.)