Olbermann Lumps ‘Homophobe’ & ‘Jackass’ Inhofe w/ ‘Terrorists, Sadists, Bigots’ & Bad Parenting

On Friday’s Countdown show, MSNBC host Keith Olbermann used his "Worst Person" segment to slam Oklahoma’s Republican Senator James Inhofe as a "homophobe" who is "making a jackass out of himself" in opposing an end to the "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" policy on gays in the military.

Referring to people who oppose allowing those who are openly gay to serve in the military, Olbermann suggested such a way of thinking is the result of the sort of "bad parents and toxic environments" that create "terrorists and sadists and bigots." Olbermann:

Apart from the question of why Inhofe assumes our military heroes are as bigoted as he is, Inhofe also has his categories all wrong. You have women, men and, yes, a third group to deal with. The third group is the group that can't love or care or just tolerate. That's the group brought up by bad parents and toxic environments, the group with the terrorists and the sadists and bigots in it, and the James Inhofes. Senator Inhofe, homophobe, today's "Worst Person in the World."

Below is a transcript of the relevant portion of the "Worst Person" segment from the Friday, May 14, Countdown show on MSNBC:

KEITH OLBERMANN: But our winner, Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma, still making a jackass out of himself, but, oddly enough, this is not about climate change this time. He is the world’s foremost ostrich on that subject. He's now fighting the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" because he says the military is full of homophobes like himself.

"You have women, men, then you have a third group you have to deal with, and they're not equipped to do that. And, you know, you hear the stories all the time. A military guy – I happen to be Army, and Army and Marines always feel that when we're out there, we're not doing it for the flag or the country, we're doing it for the guy in the next foxhole. And that would dramatically change that."

Apart from the question of why Inhofe assumes our military heroes are as bigoted as he is, Inhofe also has his categories all wrong. You have women, men and, yes, a third group to deal with. The third group is the group that can't love or care or just tolerate. That's the group brought up by bad parents and toxic environments, the group with the terrorists and the sadists and bigots in it, and the James Inhofes. Senator Inhofe, homophobe, today's "Worst Person in the World."