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Keith Olbermann Rips President Obama for Tax Cut Deal (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Dec 8th 2010 5:55PM
In an intense, nearly 12-minute Special Comment, Keith Olbermann (weekdays, 8PM ET on MSNBC) took President Obama to the woodshed for his tax cut compromise with the GOP. Olbermann suggested that the president didn't get enough in exchange for extending tax cuts for the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans and accused Obama of breaking a core campaign pledge.

"Mr. President, for these meager crumbs you have given out costly, insultingly divisive, destructive tax cuts for the rich, and you have given in to the Republican blackmail, which will be followed by more Republican blackmail."

Later in his rant, Olbermann recounted how a senior member of the Obama administration reached out to him about the tax cut deal, assuring him that the only reason the liberal base is up in arms about the compromise is that they haven't "read the details" of it.

"There, in a nutshell, is this administration," Olbermann seethed. "They didn't make a bad deal, we just don't understand it."

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