Just when we thought we'd heard the last from Keith Olbermann, the former MSNBC bomb-thrower has created an online video series for GQ magazine entitled The Resistance, in which the former sportscaster and political commentator lashes out at President-Elect Donald Trump as “the man who was elected by a minority” whose actions are “not normal.”
The fire-breathing pundit also targeted former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, a close confidante of Trump. Olbermann argued there were “avenues” for economic blow back against Trump supporters like Giuliani, who he said has ties to ride-sharing app company Uber.
“We have to pretend Giuliani isn’t an international political whore who hasn’t taken money from repressive elements, everywhere from Qatar and El Salvador and who we know is consulting Uber,” he said without mentioning the similar sources of money for the Clinton Foundation.
“But of course they all have to pretend as well -- they have to pretend there aren’t still avenues open to us for economic blow back,” the angry former sportscaster declared. “Giuliani, Uber? Stop using Uber.”
Olbermann then stated: “At the pussy-grabber-in-chief's victory party, [celebrity and game show contestant] Omarosa Manigault said: 'I would never judge anybody for exercising their right to and the freedom to choose who they want, but let me just tell you, Mr. Trump has a long memory, and we're keeping a list.'”
“We have to pretend that isn't abnormal,” he stated while his trembling right hand shook the paper he was holding with obvious rage.
“We have to pretend that the victor who won the election but 'did not win the popular vote,'” a phrase he uses every time he refers to the GOP president-elect, who is going to “shatter all precedent by becoming personally involved in the prosecution” of his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.
“All of a sudden, the media is pretending that this isn't abnormal,” he charged after obviously not taking the time to watch the attacks on Trump and his family in the “mainstream” press.
“And last Sunday, the president-elect -- who lost the popular vote -- finally speaks about the Clintons and says: 'I don't want to hurt them. They're good people.'”
Olbermann then asserted that a decision whether to prosecute someone is now based on how Trump personally feels about him or her. “And now we have to pretend that this isn't abnormal.”
The former MSNBC host then turned his attention to departing Minority Leader Harold Reid, who “actually doesn't pretend.”
“And he says the election 'has emboldened the forces of hate and bigotry in America and is being celebrated by white nationalists, [Russian Federation President Vladimir] Putin and ISIS” – the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria -- “while innocent Americans are wracked with fear,” Olbermann stated.
His blood pressure apparently zoomed skyward when he stated that the Cable News Network “headline actually reads: 'Conway, Reid Trade Barbs Over Trump,' as if criticism and threats against the First Amendment are somehow equivalent, and the pretending escalates.”
Next up for Olbermann was “radio conspiracy peddler Alex Jones,” who announced that Trump phoned to thank him for his support and promised to be on his show soon.”
“Now we have to pretend Alex Jones hasn't claimed that the massacre at Sandy Hook was staged, and that he isn't crazy,” the anchor said, even though he operates a “machine of madness and brutality.”
Olbermann then laid out a strategy to take Jones off the 100 radio stations that air his weekday program. “Google them; call them up. Identify their advertisers. Boycott their advertisers. These are the kind of ways to strike back” and hit the “ego-elect” the hardest.
The liberal activist continued that Trump will immediately incarcerate or deport two to three million undocumented Americans -- which is roughly the same number of people who live in Houston, Texas.”
He continued by making other comparisons, including “roughly the same number of people who are already in all of the federal, state and county jails and all the city jails, and all the ICE (Immigration Custom and Enforcement] detention facilities, and all the Navy brigs, and all the Army stockades combined.”
“And we have to pretend that this somewhere ... will not involve concentration camps,” he stated. “But don't worry; he's unifying the nation!"
Olbermann obviously let his temper get the best of him when he referred to “undocumented Americans,” as if people who are illegally in the United States are still Americans.
Also, a president is not elected by direct majority votes because candidates would then only campaign in big cities, where many Democrats reside. That strategy would leave voters from rural areas and states with fewer people out of the election process.
Who knows where Olbermann's videos -- and his blood pressure -- will take him next?