Keith Olbermann on Prop Hate
Mr. Olbermann might be a good actor, but as he tried not to weep during last night’s closing commentary on his MSNBC show, I tried not to weep and failed. His excoriating denunciation of California’s Prop 8, or Prop Hate, as I’ve read it more accurately called, was outstanding.
In my previous post I focused on how fundamentally evil Prop Hate was on civil rights grounds. Instead, Mr. Olbermann focused on happiness, and he couldn’t have been more right. The people who oppose gay marriage oppose happiness for people who aren’t like them. They casually dismiss the right of other people to their pursuit of happiness because it clashes with their own stupid, ignorant prejudices. What they believe is evil, and there is no more accurate way to put it.
Sometimes Mr. Olbermann’s commentaries are right on the money, sometimes they’re silly, sometimes they’re cheap shots. Last night, they were poetry.