Gay liberal Dan Savage went on Keith Olbermann's "Countdown" yesterday and accused the "religious Right" of trying to get Barack Obama killed:
Dan Savage, author of the well-read "Savage Love" column, appeared on MSNBC's Keith Olbermann last night and spoke about the crazies of the religious right, including our very own Rep. Michele Bachmann. But his own extreme comments could bring him under some serious fire too.Fearmonging becomes the tone of liberals when they see that Americans just aren't buying their ideas. Whether it's smearing anyone who dares to oppose Obama's policies as being "RACIST!!!" or accusing Christians of a deep-rooted desire to see Barry killed, when it comes to dissent liberals just can't help themselves to come out and reveal themselves for the whackjobs they truly are. Then too, the fact that Keith Olbermann would allow this kind of rhetoric on his show tells us once again why hardly anyone watches him in the first place.
When talking about the rhetoric used by Bachmann and people like her, particularly during the health care reform debate, Savage said "the Michele Bachmanns of the world and the Glenn Becks of the world are actively and consciously, or subconsciously, trying to get - I'm just going to say it, trying to get the president killed."
He went on to explain his argument, however extreme it might sound. And Olbermann didn't exactly make him step back from his larger argument.