Lawrence O’Donnell had me back on The Last Word last night, along with Jane Hamsher, Ezra Klein, and Richard Wolffe.
This appearance, like the last one, generated a fair amount of vitriol from the hopium smokers on Twitter. One enterprising fellow even managed to find this site and sent me the following priceless hate mail:
Subject: just human waste
I think you’re just a piece of shit, a vacuous intellectual purist with no basis in reality. I’d like to debate you, because I know more and I am smarter than you.
A shit head.
President Obama has done a good job. And he is smarter than you.
Which for some reason reminds me of this.
Lawrence O’Donnell was determined to keep hope alive tonight on The Last Word in our discussion of Obama’s surrender on the Bush tax cuts. Adam Green and Jane Hamsher made good points; Ezra Klein, with wonky virtuosity, continued to put the best possible spin on a bad deal; I tried, and failed, to argue that Obama is no doubt happy with the deal he ended up with, because the man is completely without principle.