O’Donnell spins recall defeat as victory


MSNBC hosts Ed Schultz and Rachel Maddow seemed as disappointed as most rank-and-file Democrats when NBC analysts declared early Tuesday evening that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker would survive the bid to recall him. However, another of the network’s prime-time hosts, the one who’s an Obamabot spin doctor, announced at the top of his program that everything was just peachy:

Lawrence O’Donnell declared President Obama the “big winner” of Tuesday night’s Wisconsin recall election.

O’Donnell hosted the network’s breaking news coverage of the Wisconsin recall election results, along with MSNBC political analyst John Heilemann. O’Donnell called Obama the “big winner” after exit polls indicated that the president fared better among Wisconsin voters than GOP candidate Mitt Romney. When voters were polled, 53 percent said they would vote for President Obama. 42 percent said they would vote for Mitt Romney.

Heilemann said that was good news for Obama since his campaign seemed to feel confident about the president’s prospects of winning Wisconsin in the general election… He added that while Wisconsin has voted Democratic for a number of years, there was one downside to consider.

“In a hotly contested state election—where to some extent, it was a contest between outside money and boots-on-the-ground, grassroots organizing on the other side—money won,” Heilemann said. “And if you think about the army of Republican multi-millionaires and billionaires who are thinking about writing big checks to super PACs, they look at Wisconsin and say, ‘Our dollars helped keep Scott Walker in his job. Our dollars can help beat the Democratic ground game in a lot of states where it is really close, unlike Wisconsin.'”

But O’Donnell just kept smiling and taking solace in the exit polling data that showed Barack Obama has more support in Wisconsin than Mitt Romney. As if that means anything, given the fact that we’re still five months away from the presidential election.

It must be said: O’Donnell is a reality-denying Obama cheerleader, a liberal version of the Republican-backing talking heads on Fox. The “big winner” Tuesday were the billionaire fascists — the Koch brothers and the others who spent huge sums on political ads that helped ensure Walker’s victory. Only a propagandist would conclude otherwise.

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