Ed Schultz told the One Nation rally in Washington, D.C., Saturday that conservatives are holding the American people down and want discrimination.
"The conservative voices of America, they are holding you down," said Schultz. "They don't believe in your freedom. They want the concentration of wealth. They've shipped your job overseas...They suppress your vote."
Not sounding at all like a uniting force wanting "one nation," Schultz continued to disparage conservatives saying, "They talk about the Constitution, but they don't want to live by it. They talk about our forefathers, but they want discrimination" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
ED SCHULTZ: Hello Americans. One nation. We are together. This march is about the power to the people. It is about the people standing up to the corporations. Are you ready to fight back? Are you ready to stand up for your brother and sister? This is a defining moment in America. Are you Americans? Are you Americans? Do you love America? It is time. It is a defining moment for this country. For us to look into our heart and our soul, to really find out who we are as a people, as a country, as a family. The conservative voices of America, they are holding you down. They don't believe in your freedom. They want the concentration of wealth. They've shipped your job overseas.
To our brothers and sisters who have fallen on hard times in this economic world, we stand with you today as one nation. To our brothers and sisters who have seen their jobs go overseas, we will not let it happen. We will fight back as one nation. To our brothers and sisters who have been discriminated against, this is no time to back down. This is a time to fight for America. You love this country. We died for this country. We will sacrifice for this country. But that sacrifice cannot profit those at the top all the time. This is about the people. This is about one nation. This is about our future. This is about our kids, our grandkids, the future of our country. We cannot back down. We will not back down. We must move forward.
Are you one nation? Are you one nation? Are you one nation?
For the last two years President Obama he's had to put up with the word no. 40 people, 40 people in the United States Senate has held down the working man of America. 40 Republicans have decided to say no. While you suffer, while your jobs go overseas, while they strangle the money. They don't want to give it to the small businesses. They want to keep it at the top. They want to see President Obama fail. We cannot let that happen. We cannot let it happen.
The Lord is blessing this march with a great turnout and a beautiful day. I leave you with a message. We cannot give up on November 2nd. We have not gotten everything we have wanted in the first two years. But we have to stand behind our leaders on the progressive agenda that is for the people and not always the corporations. It is for the family of America. The other side, they think it's about profit. They don't think it's about people. They don't want us to have health care. They want it for profit. We will get universal health care some day in this country. We will create jobs. We will get the money to the small businesses.
We will not let them ruin public education. If we let them do this to public education, we will be a different country. Just remember, the great thing about public education is when the doors open, everyone is welcomed. The gifted, the challenged, the rich, the poor, those who need special help, those who get moved forward in advanced classes. This isn't about just a few people with the money. This is about all the people in public education for the opportunity of America. We cannot let them tear it down. We must fight. We must push back.
Our brothers and sisters, our union brothers and sisters across America. They have vilified you. They don't want you to organize in the workplace. They suppress your vote. They delay the organization of collective bargaining. We will not stand by silent. We as one nation, we as one nation must stand together, must fight the forces of evil, the conservatives in this country across the board want it for them. They don't want it for the people. They talk about the Constitution but they don't want to live by it. They talk about our forefathers but they want discrimination. They want to change this country.
And we as one nation stand up this day and say we will be there on November 2nd. We will not give up. We will continue to fight. Are you Americans? Are you Americans? Do you love this country? Then we must vote on November 2nd. God bless America. God bless our troops for keeping us safe. Let's move forward for the country.
So, did this sound unifying and non-partisan to you?