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Sat Sep 1, 2012, 02:34 PM

Melissa Harris-Perry spanks Rightwing Grima Wormtongue about what real risk is

I'm sure glad I have Tivo so that I could catch MHP's show today. The Grima Wormtongue in this show is Monica Mehta. Haven't seen her before, but talk about someone who lives in a bubble, and she's another example of a robotic right wing mouthpiece spreading idiotic and false memes who has no or very little facts to support her claims. She definitely has no compassion for human beings.

From a DailyKos diary on this subject...

Melissa Harris-Perry, putting risk into perspective
...Her panel included Monica Mehta, the apparent conservative defender, and they were talking about how Americans generally support welfare type programs until the term 'welfare' is used, and how it has been connected specifically with a false image of lazy and undeserving black folks. That piece of Republican BS was referenced by a book studying the issue, with data going back 20 years; yeah, basically Newt Gingrich in Congress-era BS, and it hasn't been forgotten.

It was when Monica Mehta defended the risk-taking of conservatives -- the rich investors, the business owners, the 'job creators' -- that MHP really let her have it. Melissa's point was that the risks taken by the rich, who enjoy multiple layers of protection, do not even compare to the risks taken by the poor who are just trying to not get shot in a bad neighborhood, who try to find a decent school for their kids. Considering the case of Mitt Romney in particular, whose company never seemed to risk or lose anything, I can understand why Melissa got pissed. How dare this conservative twit compare things like investments, often insured and bailed out by conservative governments, to the risk of getting shot and killed or the risk of getting no good education and no future?

Monica Mehta got spanked, rhetorically, and rightly so. Her nervous giggles after the fact said it all. Yeah, you came to the wrong place to talk to the wrong lady about risk.

Video: MHP--Nothing is Riskier than being poor

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hfojvt Sep 2012 #1
mitchtv Sep 2012 #2
AtomicKitten Sep 2012 #3
goclark Sep 2012 #4
AtomicKitten Sep 2012 #5
B Calm Sep 2012 #6

Response to Larkspur (Original post)

Sat Sep 1, 2012, 03:04 PM

1. I'm not that impressed

and she came right back and still kept talking. I'd have jumped on her for what she said at the end about "the small business owner who makes $250,000" because the fact of the matter is that there are very, very, very, FEW small businesses who NET $250,000. My own small business made about $18,000 in GROSS income. And conservatives keep pretending that there are all these small businesses making $250,000 a year.

That lie should not be allowed to pass quietly.

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Response to hfojvt (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 1, 2012, 03:16 PM

2. you must agree upon what is a small business, first.

Repugs consider Bechtel a small business

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Response to Larkspur (Original post)

Sun Sep 2, 2012, 05:41 AM

3. She is a horrible woman.

I just finished watching Saturday's show I had DVR'd and immediately sent an email to Melissa.

I felt like reaching through my TV and knocking her off that chair on her ass.

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Response to AtomicKitten (Reply #3)

Sun Sep 2, 2012, 05:45 AM

4. Melissa socked it to her in my opinion

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Response to goclark (Reply #4)

Sun Sep 2, 2012, 05:46 AM

5. She sure did.

I do believe Melissa could hear me cheering from all the way here in SF.

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Response to Larkspur (Original post)

Sun Sep 2, 2012, 05:52 AM

6. If Monica wants to know what taking risks

really means, she should drive an 18 wheel truck 3,000 miles a week just to make a living!

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