On his Tuesday night version of “Last Word” Lawrence O‘Donnell went after Glenn Beck for seizing on O’Donnell’s admission last Friday that he was a socialist. In an over seven minute explanation, O’Donnell concludes, “we are all socialists now”:
Here’s my take
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The most surprising part of O‘Donnell’s follow-up is his defense. He doesn‘t say that he’s not a socialist, just that we all are. In doing so, he explains a sort of “gotcha” moment directed towards Beck, saying that last week was not a sudden outburst of the heart (as Beck had portrayed it)– no, he‘s admitted before he’s a socialist, along with Bill Maher (and they both threw Barack Obama into their fold). Take that.
“I started saying things like that publicly over ten years ago,” O’Donnell said. “What I’ve been trying to do by saying it is make people understand what socialism is, and that every taxpayer in this country, every social security recipient, every medicare beneficiary, and everyone who uses the post office is participating in successful socialism, practical socialism every day.”
Read More: By Jonathan Seidl, The Blaze