What Caused an Unhinged Ex-MSNBC Host to Rant About Trump Plotting a Military Coup

Posted: Dec 21, 2020 3:25 PM
What Caused an Unhinged Ex-MSNBC Host to Rant About Trump Plotting a Military Coup

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I mean, this is par for the course for Keith Olbermann. The former ESPN and MSNBC host has gone on unhinged tirades over the past decade. If you thought his special commentary on George W. Bush was insane, it has reached a whole new steroid-era level with Donald Trump. There are Russian collusion peddlers and then there’s the Keith Olbermann class. Olbermann did similar special commentaries for GQ magazine for their YouTube page that were truly something to behold. One memorable one was his call for foreign intelligence services to execute illegal leaks in an effort to expel Trump from the White House. I mean, it’s crackhead stuff. So, should we be shocked that Olbermann thinks Trump was recently plotting a military coup? Not really. Here’s The New York Times piece that set off his rant:

President Trump on Friday discussed naming Sidney Powell, who as a lawyer for his campaign team unleashed conspiracy theories about a Venezuelan plot to rig voting machines in the United States, to be a special counsel overseeing an investigation of voter fraud, according to two people briefed on the discussion.

It was unclear if Mr. Trump will move ahead with such a plan.

Most of his advisers opposed the idea, two of the people briefed on the discussion said, including Rudolph W. Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer. In recent days Mr. Giuliani has sought to have the Department of Homeland Security join the campaign’s efforts to overturn Mr. Trump’s loss in the election.

Mr. Giuliani joined the discussion by phone initially, while Ms. Powell was at the White House for a meeting that became raucous and involved people shouting at each other at times, according to one of the people briefed on what took place.


Ms. Powell’s ideas were shot down by every other Trump adviser present, all of whom repeatedly pointed out that she had yet to back up her claims with proof.

Enter Olbermann.

"They were plotting a coup. It doesn't matter what Trump rejected or embraced. Last night he, Flynn, Giuliani, and Powell met in the Oval Office to plot a military coup against our government," said Olbermann. "There is no choice: the POTUS-Elect must warn the conspirators they will be prosecuted."

It's truly a spectacle to watch how the Left behaves when they don’t get their way. It's pathetic. This circles back to the usual liberal talking points that Trump didn’t win in 2016, the Russians colluded with Trump, and the president embodies every "ism" (sexism, racism, etc.) the pseudo-intellectual Left views as absolute evil. It's a tantrum. It's 2020. The election is over, and they still want revenge for 2016. Next year, there will be calls for a 9/11-style commission to investigate and jail Trump officials for merely serving their country.

Now, that will be from those on the Hill, in the media, and elsewhere. Olbermann is just part of the chorus, which you can probably tune out. It’s a bit sad, really. When he was with ESPN, he was actually a pretty good sports broadcaster. He wasn’t terrible. Of course, this was before when everyone started to experiment with being ‘woke’ and adding unnecessary political commentary.

Whether we like it or not, there’s going to be next to nothing regarding unity in this country. Republicans feel the election was a fraud. Liberal voters don’t like Biden at all but are glad Trump is gone. This honeymoon will end quickly. All it takes is one bad cabinet appointee, a bill not liberal enough, or Joe saying something nice about some old-school Republican to set off this highly emotional and unstable bunch. The GOP base will and should demand investigations into the 2020 election should Republicans retake the House in 2022. 

And here we have old, frail Joey Biden saying he can deliver unity to the country. I doubt it, sir. Forget the GOP, I don’t think Joe is going to be able to hold the far-left wing at bay. These are the folks that Kamala Harris represents. Like Obama, I think Joe is truly overestimating his powers of persuasion. It’s not 1972 anymore. It’s not 2008. It’s not 2012. The parties have changed. The extremes at both ends are ascending and I don’t think Joe at his age is going to be able to tread water.