Tonight on "Countdown," Keith Olbermann delivers a special comment on the eve of the midterm elections.
You can read an excerpt below.
How startling it was, sir, to hear you introduce oil to your stump speeches over the weekend.
Not four years removed from the most dismissive, the most condescending, the most ridiculing denials of the very hint at, as Mr. Rumsfeld put it, this "nonsense."
There you were, campaigning in Colorado, in Nebraska, in Florida, in Kansas—suddenly turning this ‘unpatriotic idea’ into a platform plank.
“You can imagine a world in which these extremists and radicals got control of energy resources,” you told us. “And then you can imagine them saying, ‘We’re going to pull a bunch of oil off the market to run your price of oil up unless you do the following.”
Having frightened us, having bullied us, having lied to us, having ignored and re-written the Constitution under our noses, having stayed the course, having denied you’ve stayed the course, having belittled us about “timelines” but instead extolled “benchmarks," you’ve now resorted, sir, to this?
We must stay in Iraq to save the $2 gallon of gas?
Mr. President, there is no other conclusion we can draw as we go to the polls tomorrow.
Sir, you have been making this up as you went along.
Tune in to MSNBC at 8 p.m. ET to see Olbermann's full comment.