Ed Schultz's Incredibly Short Memory: 'Wisconsin's a Political Standoff We Haven’t Seen in Decades if Ever'

Remember during the peak of Bush Derangement Syndrome in the previous decade when it seemed that liberal media members had forgotten all of our nation's history prior to the invasion of Iraq in March 2003?

On Monday's "The Ed Show," the host went into a tirade about Wisconsin governor Scott Walker with seemingly no recollection of last year's healthcare battle (video follows with transcript and commentary):

ED SCHULTZ: Scott Walker’s dogmatic approach is never going to change. I think we know that. His ego’s too big. But the key now for the Democrats is to hold tight, don’t give in, and swing these vulnerable Republican senators right into the no column. So what we have here is a premier, political standoff that we haven’t seen in this country in decades if ever. We have a governor who is going against all of the polls and the wishes of the people, against the popular thought in that state, and he is willing to throw and watch his fellow Republicans get thrown under the bus by their constituents so he can push his ideology. Now is that what the last election was all about?

This is so delicious it requires almost a sentence by sentence analysis. Let's start with the first three:

Scott Walker’s dogmatic approach is never going to change. I think we know that. His ego’s too big.

Who does that sound like? Think hard. I'll give you a hint: his middle name is Hussein.

Correctomundo.

If you substitute Barack Obama for Scott Walker, those first three sentences would perfectly describe the current White House resident's approach his first two years in office, especially during the healthcare debate.

Next: "But the key now for the Democrats is to hold tight, don’t give in, and swing these vulnerable Republican senators right into the no column."

Wasn't the key for Republicans last year to hold tight, don't give in, and try to swing vulnerable Democrats right into the no column? Pretty much exactly like last year's healthcare battle, right?

Yet, Schultz actually said, "So what we have here is a premier, political standoff that we haven’t seen in this country in decades if ever."

D'oh!

The final version of ObamaCare passed the House on March 21, 2010. Less than a year later, one of MSNBC's prime time commentators appears to have forgotten the battle that ensued prior to that point, and the dogmatic approach taken by the President of the United States and his fellow Democrats to ram this legislation down the throats of a protesting nation.

But there's more: "We have a governor who is going against all of the polls and the wishes of the people, against the popular thought in that state, and he is willing to throw and watch his fellow Republicans get thrown under the bus by their constituents so he can push his ideology."

In 2010, we had a President that went against the polls and the wishes of the people, and he was willing to watch his fellow Democrats get thrown under the bus by their constituents so he can push his ideology.

"Now is that what the last election was all about?"

Yes. That is what the last election was about, for Obama and the Democrats suffered the largest midterm loss of any Party in decades as a result of their behavior during a far greater and consequential political standoff than what is currently going on in Wisconsin.

But Schultz apparently has forgotten all of it.

And he's got his own national television show five days a week.

Makes you weep for the future, doesn't it?

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.