Keith Olbermann, one of Trump’s harshest critics, offers to lead peaceful resistance…
Former MSNBC host Keith Olbermann spent the 2016 election cycle pointing out how dangerous a Trump presidency would be in a series of online videos.
His dire warnings weren’t enough to defeat the orange madman, and now Olbermann is back with a new series, “The Resistance,” and the focus is on fighting against the new Trump regime.
He points out that a battle to change the Electoral College is a wasted effort; however, he says there are things Americans can do now to fight against what lies ahead:
“Since no Democratic or liberal politician has yet stepped forward out of the morass of Politics, Inc. to take on the responsibility of The Resistance, I, with complete awareness of the presumptuousness and arrogance of this statement, volunteer myself; and I will gladly turn over all these burdens to any more legitimate and informed lawmaker or political or cultural leader who has the guts to take these burdens,” he says.
“The first step is to complete the de-legitimizing of his presidency and his election. De-legitimizing that he himself began.”
Olbermann continues, “Sixty-eight days until his inauguration, still bitching about his paranoid fantasies about the media, still lying about what he said during the campaign, still referring to himself in the third person, still obsessing over one newspaper – as if he were fifteen and it had refused to go with him to the junior prom,” Olbermann says.
“Give him a chance? What, in the hope that he will someday grow up enough to be able to see over the top of the Oval Office desk?”
Olbermann resists the idea that we need to give Trump a chance:
“’All we are saying is, give fascism a chance? Who knows, it might not be as bad as we think. It might not be a bottomless pit.’”
“We do not have time for the White House edition of ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ starring President-elect P*ssy-grabber,” he argues.
He makes it clear that he wants to see a revolt, but he urges protesters to stay within the parameters of the law:
“I do not want violence, I’m not proposing the overthrow of the government by any means other than legal and political. I think protests should be limited to Washington, Trump Tower and the Trump hotels. I have no pie-in-the-sky plan to have the Electoral College alter the outcome somehow; I will even acquiesce to a President Pence — just get this man out of here.”
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) November 16, 2016