Schultz: 'Are You With The Terrorists, Or Are You With The President Of The United States?'

What's next: MSNBC hawking "America: Love It Or Leave It" bumper stickers?

The new fashion among the liberal network's anchors is to accuse critics of President Obama's Libya policy of being unpatriotic.  Last week, we documented how Cenk Uygur did it.  Now, it's Ed Schultz's turn.  The man recently relegated to the 10 PM slot went on an extended rant last night, repeatedly accusing Republican critics of the Libyan operation of being unpatriotic. Schultz set the tone with his opening graphic.  As you see in the screengrab, Schultz branded Sarah Palin and John Bolton as "patriots, not" for questioning the president's conduct of the attack on Libya. 

But Schultz was far--far--from finished.   He eventually asked the question: "whose side are you on?  Are you with the terrorists, Sarah, or are you with the President of the United States?"

View video after the jump.



ED SCHULTZ: Republicans are attacking the Commander-in-Chief during a time of war! . . . There should be no debate: we ought to be kicking [Gaddafi's] ass . . . Whose side are you on? Are you with the terrorists, Sarah, or are you with the President of the United States? . . . And I have to ask the question tonight: where is the patriotism from all of these war-hawks? Where's the patriotism of the Republican party? . . . What about being a patriot? . . . So the question now for the doubters who are out and about: why don't you support the president? . . . We've been talking about the lack of patriotism from prominent Republicans . . .  Laura [Flanders] what about the patriotism?

Note: you wanted to hear Hillary's classic rant, didn't you, "I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration somehow you're not patriotic."  Of course you did! H/t reader Annie.

 

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Mark Finkelstein
Mark Finkelstein is a contributing editor for NewsBusters.