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Lawrence O'Donnell

“…these people [Republicans] reach for every single possible racial double entendre they can find in every one of these speeches.

…I know these people are insensitive.”

Lawrence O'Donnell 2

“And tell me, Goldie, if I`m being too cynical, to think that the Romney campaign actually went in that room today with the hope of getting booed, at least three times, because they want the video of their candidate being booed by the NAACP to play in certain racist precincts where that will actually help them?”

Lawrence O'Donnell 2

“The Norquist pledge is anti-American because the elected officials who take it are forced to take it before they are elected, and it is intended by Norquist to supersede their oath of office.

The Norquist pledge is grotesquely un-American because a member of Congress swears himself to in effect be incapable of truly taking the oath of office because by taking the Norquist pledge that member of Congress is saying I promise to never under any circumstances support and defend the constitutional power to tax.”

Lawrence O'Donnell 2

“We are all socialists in this country who support public education, state funded universities, government-run hospitals, Medicare, Social Security, classic socialistic programs that have sensibly found their way into the American economy.”

Lawrence O'Donnell

“[T]he Founding Fathers would have understood it’s imperative [to raise the debt ceiling] to maintain the credit rating of the United States of America.”

Lawrence O'Donnell

“We are not the rugged individualists we think we are. After getting an education paid for by the government, if we live long enough, we all get retirement income from the government and health care paid for by the government. That is a very healthy dose of good old-fashioned socialism, but we remain the country that pretends to hate socialism.”

Lawrence O'Donnell 2

“The Republican Party is saying that the President of the United States has bosses, that the union bosses this President around, the unions boss him around. Does that sound to you like they are trying to consciously or subconsciously deliver the racist message that, of course, of course a black man can’t be the real boss?”

Lawrence O'Donnell 2

“I am a socialist. I live to the extreme left, the extreme left of you mere liberals, okay?

…I don’t pretend that my views, which would ban all guns in America, make Medicare available to all in America, have any chance of happening in the federal government, okay?”