Skip to comments.HYSTERICAL MSNBC HOST GOES BONKERS ON AIR
Posted on 09/02/2012 3:11:25 PM PDT by SMGFan
A talk-show host this weekend on MSNBC, widely considered a heavily left-leaning news network, suddenly erupted into a screaming rant after one of her guests suggested Obama wasnt acknowledging the risks entrepreneurs take in Americas economy. What is riskier than living poor in America? Seriously! host Melissa Harris-Perry shouted on her self-titled show yesterday. I am sick of the idea that being wealthy is risky!
Harris-Perry was discussing welfare reform and economic class mobility with a panel of guests.
One guest, Nancy Giles, described as a social commentator, suggested it was public education and low-cost health care that enabled people to move out of lower economic classes.
But Monica Mehta, described as a business/finance expert, countered that class mobility is fueled by entrepreneurs taking risks, and began to imply that Obamas You didnt build that speech was indicative of anti-entrepreneurial bias.
But Mehta didnt have the opportunity to finish her thought.
What is riskier than living poor in America? Seriously! What in the world is riskier than being a poor person in America? the host interrupted. I live in a neighborhood where people are shot on my street corner. I live in a neighborhood where people have to figure out how to get their kid into school because maybe it will be a good school and maybe it wont. I am sick of the idea that being wealthy is risky! No! There is a huge safety net that whenever you fail, well catch you and catch you and catch you! Being poor is what is risky. We have to create a safety net for poor people, and when we wont because they happen to look different from us, it is the pervasive ugliness. We cannot do that!
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If we lived in a culture that respected life and supported the law, perhaps people wouldn’t be shot on her street corner.
Virtually all cities are RAT-ruled.
Yes, you are sick.
In MHO, comment of the day.
What in the world is riskier than being a poor person in America?
Being a conservative.
“This is the Republicans’ fault...how?”
Good question. Maybe the folks should have
a talk with the Democrat mayor and Democrat
city council put into power by them.
She's too stupid to discuss the subject, and sadly, the last to know.
Today when I was in the office working on my Sunday afternoon I didn't see Obama there doing any work.
What if we gave cash for each abortion instead of paying for live-born "vermin". It sounds bad but I'll bet it would be popular, cost less and abate rather than exacerbate the problem of "vermin".
or being a white, Christian conservative.
“Excellent answer, but arent we overlooking another point?”
Yes and your point is well taken. I was focused on the irony of willingly being part of substandard living in order to risk poverty, only to live in poverty.
After Katrina thousands of Hispamics showed up to clean up the mess. The locals were too busy spending their $2,000 buying necessities such as Air Jordans.
MSNBC, widely considered a heavily left-leaning news network,
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This is, without a doubt, the ONLY thing in this whole article that is 100% correct and no discussion is necessary.
We have legally confiscated more money from wealthy people, and average people, and given it to the poor and the ever increasing layers of govt bureaucrats servicing the poor, than any other country on earth. And it hasn’t done crap to eliminate poverty. Libtards are unfixably stupid.
Voting for Democrats who foster the Urban Black Subculture in the hopes of creating foot soldiers for The Revolution.
We’ve got the richest poor in the world. Our poor are lower-middle to middle class in most other countries.
FK’ MHP She needs to have her mouth slapped good and hard by some one that can really swing. The GD Socialist w...re dosen’t realize that she is part of the problem.
Yeah notice she doesn’t rant at the democrat city politicians for her crappy dangerous neighborhood, it’s the richs’ fault somehow.
The left always needs a Goldstein to blame everything on. At least one.
Safety Net is now the Safety Mansion.
In early 2009 a shop in my neighborhood had a life-size cardboard cutout of BO, visible through the front window. Needless to say, I did not patronize that shop. I think the cutout has since been moved out of view.
You could have a similar cutout in your office (if you could get hold of one) and attach a caption "You didn't build that!"
Come to think of it, that would be a great way to repurpose that little novelty item.
But Monica Mehta, described as a business/finance expert, countered that class mobility is fueled by entrepreneurs taking risks, and began to imply that Obamas You didnt build that speech was indicative of anti-entrepreneurial bias.George Bernard Shaw answered that question in Pygmalion (adaptation: My Fair Lady.)
But Mehta didnt have the opportunity to finish her thought.
What is riskier than living poor in America?
Professor Henry Higgins takes Eliza Dolittle under his tutelage and enables her to pass for a high class person. But in the process he also imposes the expectations of that class on Eliza and her father. Having been taken with Mr. Dolittles fatalistic approach, he gives Dolittle an income with the proviso that he give an annual speech to an association Higgins favors.
Mr. Dolittle protests that he has been ruined - he now cant face the risk of living in the poorhouse, which he had previously had taken for granted as inevitable. Dolittles insouciance evaporates once he has a chance of not going to the poorhouse - because until then there was no risk involved.
Dear God, I went over to Huffpo. Unbelievable. She is a hero to these people simply because of this fake rant. She has learned from Al Sharpton how to preach and they all think she is the Champion of Poor people all of a sudden. Of course, she has no proof of charity or proof of donating to causes of poor people..remind anyone of Elizabeth Warren and her fake concern for Native American causes because she SAYS she is part Indian? Wow. I gotta give Melissa and Elizabeth this though, they are undoubtedly aware of how thick their audience is. They truly do pander to the lower levels of the intelligence curve. Geeesh!
or being a white, Christian conservative.
Amen, a triple-risk.
My daughter worked for Shaw’s jewelers at the time, and they got a store wide email saying that folks coming in with their “benefits from Katrina” card could use them to buy jewelry.
She said it pained her but they had to accept them.
Also remember the woman in Atlanta that bought a Louis Vuitton handbag w/hers, 2k for a handbag!!!
Why would she lose it if they truly had all the confidence that their guy was on a winning streak.
Nope they're losing it because they see the polls that the politicians pay for and they're a hell of a lot more accurate then the sh!t in sh!t out polls they feed to the masses.
The lady is not worried about the poor being in danger not having enough to eat but of the poor being in danger of being killed in their neighborhood because of the violence that occurs there daily.
But why dear lady do the poor shoot each other on your street corner?
Let me enlighten you.
The poor in America do not have to scratch out a living because in America the poor have a Safety Net. Only in America is obesity a health risk associated with the poor.
The social safety net in America has made possible for single mothers to have children with out support of the father of those children. Having more children has become a preferred method of increasing family income. Fatherless boys however often grow up rather wild. Without a father in the house to tame their wild inclinations boys tend to grow up with anti-social tendencies. The novel The Lord of the Flies illustrates the pattern of behavior I am describing.
Dear lady the poor are killing each other because the social safety net has destroyed the social fabric of the family. Boys are growing up with out fathers because the social safety net has made fathers financially unnecessary. Fathers no longer feel any responsibility to support their offspring. The honor of being a father has become the millstone that drags a young man down. Why get married and be responsible when the government will feed, cloth and house the little rug rats.
The social safety net that the dear lady want to ever expand is killing the poor and destroying society.
The reason the poor are shooting each other is because they have no jobs and therefore have nothing better to do. They dont have jobs because they dont need a job because the government provides them everything they need to survive.
Pare down the safety net and force the poor to provide for themselves and the violence to abate. When you work 10 or 12 hours a day to provide for you and your children you are too tried to fight and you are too tired to put up with any crap from your wild child so you stomp on him when he needs reigned in.
The social safety net is the problem not the solution.
Her physical risk is self-inflicted, hanging out with the homies and rap crowd.
An embarrasing hissy fit.
I giver a 10 for form...
And a 1 for brains.
...and she be tired of trying to think.
Well, as long as she's asking...How about being a Christian in one of obama's muslim countries?
[free] housing allocations.
Free fancy phones and cell service.
Lexuses with cool bling.
Free breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Taxpayer issued card that enable you to buy lottery tickes and visit casinos and buy booze.
Enough cash to buy $400 athletic shoes and $300 sports jackets.
Big screen TV, sometimes two.
In retrospect I must admit that we had a bunch of empty chairs in the office today. Maybe one of those was Obama, and he may still be there working his magic around the clock?!?!
Look for old ed to be his usual snot dangling, vomit-stained, fly opened, gin-reeking drunk for the balance of the Rat convention.
In fact there's a rumor Big Ed was so drunk after leaving his neighborhood NBC bar last week that he ran into that little four-eyed fruitcake Chris Hayes and knocked him off his two-wheeler in front of NBC.
Couldn't happen to a more deserving idiot.
This is so correct it required emphasis
I live in a neighborhood where people are shot on my street corner. ...We have to create a safety net for poor people, and when we wont because they happen to look different from us...”
I bet the people who were shot on her street corner did not “look different” from her or the people who shot them.
Doh, this is such a common occurance on MSLSD that it isn’t even news anymore. What would be news is if they hired someone that actually made sense.
Having sex with a progressive.
There are sooooooo many discussions this woman could 'lose it' in - folks would be sitting around clueless as to what she's ranting about... Risk management, risk adverse investors, risk assessment...
The comments made in this entire segment are just mind boggling....consumers not entrepreneurs are the job creators....eliminating classes by social engineering is right.....WOW. STUNNED.
- Well -
- She sure does not believe in evolution - at least of her loser “peep” friends
- She must really hate women like Mia Love and Condi Rice and men like Alan West and Artur Davis.....
Good work on the facts.
“You might be an economic illiterate if you believe that roads create business success instead of the other way around.”
I believe it was Senator Rand Paul who made this statement this summer.
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