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Fri Dec 28, 2012, 12:05 PM

Luke Russert is an Insufferable Twit

Luke Russert is an insufferable twit.

So this morning Iím watching MSNBC and Luke Russert is sitting in for Andrea Mitchell. Now I have long considered Andrea one of the more overrated talking heads but at least she is cogent most of the time. However, Little Luke is simply beyond the pale.

He had Randi Weingarten on his show to discuss guns in schools. To get the discussion going, Russert lets us know that he has gone to lots of college football games and noticed that they usually have armed guards at the stadium. He then segues into the logical extension that if we have armed guards at college football games we should have armed guards in the classroom. It does not seem to occur to Luke that there may be a difference between a crowd of 75,000 beer-swilling rabid partisans and a first-grade classroom. I supposed by Lukeís logic, we should also have cheerleaders in the classroom and a marching band on the playground at recess time.

But then he outdoes himself by bringing up the mental health issue. Russert notes that because of the cuts in education funding, many schools have had to eliminate counselors, school psychologists and other mental health professionals. He then brings up the need for better mental health efforts as an imperative to reduce violence, a reasonable proposition. However, he goes off the deep end by suggesting to Weingarten (and I swear I am not making this up) that the teachersí unions give up their pensions to fund mental health professional salaries!

So there you have it sports fans, Luke Russert thinks we need armed guards in the schools because, well, he has seen them at college football games. And increasing mental health services is a swell idea that should be paid for by gutting teachersí pensions.

Just when I though Wayne LaPierre was the craziest person on the face of the earth, along comes the seed of Timmy to prove me wrong. Tim was just a twit, but son of Tim is an insufferable twit.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/12/27/1174223/-Luke-Russert-is-an-Insufferable-Twit

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Reply Luke Russert is an Insufferable Twit (Original post)
Playinghardball Dec 2012 OP
Autumn Dec 2012 #1
WI_DEM Dec 2012 #2
limpyhobbler Dec 2012 #19
Spazito Dec 2012 #3
spanone Dec 2012 #13
Gidney N Cloyd Dec 2012 #4
Zen Democrat Dec 2012 #5
JHB Dec 2012 #6
SugarShack Dec 2012 #7
Ichingcarpenter Dec 2012 #8
Skittles Dec 2012 #9
roguevalley Dec 2012 #10
a11ig8r Dec 2012 #11
spanone Dec 2012 #12
BigDemVoter Dec 2012 #14
ProudToBeBlueInRhody Dec 2012 #17
Fumesucker Dec 2012 #21
Lex Dec 2012 #28
Lex Dec 2012 #22
ProudToBeBlueInRhody Dec 2012 #26
Lex Dec 2012 #27
BigDemVoter Dec 2012 #30
senseandsensibility Dec 2012 #15
Stinky The Clown Dec 2012 #16
OldDem2012 Dec 2012 #18
limpyhobbler Dec 2012 #20
Lex Dec 2012 #23
HiPointDem Dec 2012 #24
WCGreen Dec 2012 #25
benld74 Dec 2012 #29

Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 12:07 PM

1. And an ignorant asshole

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 12:09 PM

2. He was a drunken frat boy who had connections thanks to daddy

and doesn't deserve the job he has. How he became a prominent on-air personality on a major cable news network without having to do any kind of grunt work first shows that nepotism is alive and well. Yet he had the audacity to attack Pelosi for her age.

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Response to WI_DEM (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 08:27 PM

19. +1000 LOL

Well said

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 12:10 PM

3. Yep, if his daddy hadn't been Tim Russert, the incompetent twerp...

wouldn't get near any network except, possibly, Fox.

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Response to Spazito (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 07:45 PM

13. he'd be doing sports on a local fox affiliate somewhere in north dakota

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 12:15 PM

4. Cub Reporter Luke Russert is an empty vessel. NBC fills him with things to repeat. He repeats well.

And as Annie Savoy said: The world is made for people who aren't cursed with self awareness.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 12:31 PM

5. Lil Luke is out of his element. His element is at football games, apparently.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 12:35 PM

6. But he looked so adorable when he slipped into cocktail parties in his jammies...

...to kiss daddy goodnight.

What higher qualifications for a Washington journalist are there?


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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 12:55 PM

7. MSNBC costs too much to have in cable rates. They need to get him off of there.

 

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 01:01 PM

8. I nomiate some DUers to fill his spot

geez ..... OPERATIONMIND CRIME would do better


LOL

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 02:52 PM

9. LOL

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 07:39 PM

10. they can pry my pension out of my cold dead hand.

little fucker.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 07:40 PM

11. He'll probably be a talking head for the next 40 years.

 

That is depressing.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 07:43 PM

12. our media is more dangerous to us than congress.

this is the same media that kept the romney 'horserace' alive for months when is was dead as a door nail.

can a democracy truly exist when the media is as extreme as the population?

where is sanity?

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 07:47 PM

14. And his piggish dad was an unsufferable Republican bitch-boy. . . . so the fruit doesn't fall far

from the tree. Luke is an IDIOT.

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Response to BigDemVoter (Reply #14)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 08:07 PM

17. LOL, no he wasn't

Sheesh, Luke is a turd, but for god's sake is there anyone in the media that DU doesn't have to piss on just because they don't do their research here?

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #21)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 10:43 PM

28. Yes, he was a very good friend to the George W. Bush admin. nt

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Response to ProudToBeBlueInRhody (Reply #17)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 08:33 PM

22. Tim Russert couldn't shut up about Monica and Bill.

He was OBSESSED. I remember. He was disgusting.

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Response to Lex (Reply #22)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 08:40 PM

26. Nobody could shut up about Monica and Bill

I wasn't aware Russert cornered the market.

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Response to ProudToBeBlueInRhody (Reply #26)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 10:42 PM

27. He was one of the absolute leering worst. nt

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Response to ProudToBeBlueInRhody (Reply #17)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 11:50 PM

30. Don't you remember when Tim Russert got busted wearing a "Bush-Cheney" button in 2000?

It was all over the news. Sounds like he WAS a republican.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 08:02 PM

15. Horrible. He's elitist, shallow, and disgusting.

I can not believe he would suggest either thing.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 08:04 PM

16. It bothers me no end to see nepotism such as this foisted on us as "journalism"

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 08:11 PM

18. When talking about Luke, that's actually the best he'll ever be. Awful, just awful. nt.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 08:30 PM

20. I would rather see him working at Taco Bell than on the TV.

Everybody deserves a job if they want to work but shit like this really makes me question how we are handing out the work assignments around here.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 08:35 PM

23. An embarassment

to himself and to "journalism" (whatever that is now days)

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 08:35 PM

24. yes he is

 

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 08:35 PM

25. We should all write to MSNBC that every time Luke Russert appears on any show...

A liberal dies a cruel death.

Seriously, we should all send stuff to MSNBC and NBC as well, that every time LR is on any show, we will turn to another channel. Send him back to Buffalo to earn his chops. Or better yet, send him off to play with the Loony Tunes over at Fox...

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 11:44 PM

29. Acorns and oak trees

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