Thursday, December 3, 2009

Olbermann and Markos Discuss Lack of Substance in Republican Criticisms of Obama's Afghanistan Speech

On MSNBC's Countdown, Keith Olbermann and Markos Moulitsas discussed just how the criticisms that the Republican leaders have of Obama's speech regarding Afghanistan policy. I think this really gets at the point that a lot of people have been making -- debate is a good thing if it's done honestly, but criticizing just because the plan was offered by a member of the opposite party doesn't help our country.

Although Keith and Markos are obviously discussing Afghanistan here, some of the same arguments can be used about the way the Republican leadership has been handling most of the important issues of the day. In regards to health care, for instance, the Republican moan and groan about the public option but they have yet to actually put forward a comprehensive alternative of their own.

I'm glad to see that there are some reporters, such as Keith Olbermann and Chris Mathews, who have been willing to point this out but there still needs to be more attention brought to the lack of solutions being proposed by the Republicans in Congress.


  1. Olbermann and Moulitsas criticizing someone for a "lack of substance" is kind of like Reinhard Heydrich criticizing someone for his lack of humanity.

  2. James, your comment simply helps to prove my point that there are many Republicans who will simply criticize without using any substance to back up their argument. Thank you for providing an example of what's wrong with the Republican Party.

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