DFL thanks Keith Ellison for melting down on Sean Hannity's show

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Ken Martin (at right) characterized Ellison's performance as "fight[ing] passionately for Minnesota families."
:::: UPDATE :::: Sean Hannity: Keith Ellison is akin to anti-white, anti-semitic KKK member [VIDEO]

Some thought it was a cringe-worthy example of all that's wrong with political discourse in modern America, but DFL Chair Ken Martin wants you to know he's proud of Keith Ellison's performance on Sean Hannity's Fox News show Tuesday night.

THE BACKSTORY: Keith Ellison has full-blown meltdown on Sean Hannity's show [VIDEO]

In a press release distributed today, Martin thanks Ellison "for standing up for working families and defending the President's record" during the segment. We suppose that's one highly implausible way of looking at it.

Here's Martin's statement, in its entirety:
We thank Congressman Ellison for standing up for working families and defending the President's record.

The Republicans are choosing to protect giveaways for oil companies and hedge fund managers and give pink slips to teachers and cops. They are playing politics with our economy, which stands to lose 750,000 jobs if these devastating cuts in the sequester go into effect. In Minnesota alone, more than 23,000 individuals will not get the training they need to find a job. Nearly 1,000 women in Minnesota will not receive breast and cervical cancer screenings.

Washington needs more leaders like Representative Ellison who are willing to fight passionately for Minnesota families.
You know, this would make sense had Ellison actually attempted to make any of those points during his appearance on Hannity's show. But instead, he opted for ad hominen attacks and "I know you are but what am I?"-style comebacks.

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D.p. Setzepfandt
D.p. Setzepfandt

Why in the world would anyone support the actions that took place in that interview. Politicians need to realize that they are public figures and being a representitive, Mr. Ellison should've know better than to react in the fashion that he did that day. It was totally embarrassing to Minnesotans. Whatever happened to the DFL Party that made this state great?

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

i think Rupar is killing it!  he needs to post MOAR STORIES


or hire DIGITALPROTOCOL  *********vote now

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

wow didnt even read the all the comments.......women are the WORST  --- super racist and inflammatory. just like in my personal work experience...women are the absolute meanest people to deal with....

likely that all these posts with female names are just weird dudes...either way - you guys are sickos

Ellison has the best fkn job you can get...his head is in outer space..he's "ballin"  - the hannity show is funny because hannity is complete jackass moron...id say the congressman needs to work on his put downs and slams... "no, you're a broken record"  hahahahhahahhahahhahah

Joe Keller
Joe Keller

and who thought it was a good idea to report the dfl thanking ellison foor being a child needs there head checked

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

Will hack journalist Aaron Rupar get a 3rd story out of this?   Check back tomorrow.   As long as no black people commit a crime Rupar will be find one more excuse to post about Hannity and Ellison.  

Tim Charest
Tim Charest

childish politician, childish politico

Matt Hadley
Matt Hadley

Two idiots, both pushing their party's agendas. As usual, facts are nowhere to be found on either side.

Michelle Glass
Michelle Glass

Angry black man. That's all. He'll never be anything more.

Joe Keller
Joe Keller

ellison is an angry disrespectful member of the 47% takers..with that kind of leadership minneapolis is going to look like detroit sooner than later..idiots

Harvey A. Andruss
Harvey A. Andruss

He came out swinging with no intention of giving Hannity the time of day. He made his point, but I think it could have been done by not lowering himself to this level.

Akiva Benavraham
Akiva Benavraham

Ellison was right on point and topic,he wasn't going to be punked by that snivelling little Hannity. Perhaps the writer,Arron Rupar,could watch the 10 minutes leading up to Ellisons woop ass of Hannity to actually understand what they're talking about.

bethann.bloom
bethann.bloom

As a geneticist I would like to remind City Pages readers that Rep Gruenhagen's view of genetics and same sex attraction is not shared by any thinking scientists.

Patrick Murphy
Patrick Murphy

Hannity's absolute scum, but Ellison came across like a complete idiot in this "interview."

T.S.Moody
T.S.Moody

Ellison did exactly what Hannity does every night, to every guest who disagrees with him.  If you treat the bums at Fox as serious journalists, and wait for the leading questions and ignore the constant interruptions, you end up looking like a weak idiot.  Instead, Ellison treated the interview like a clown show, as the show should be treated.

novanuttz
novanuttz

@Matt Hadley 

Hannity is a talk show host, not an elected official! Who would you expect to be the the better person and not act like a child?

schmoopers
schmoopers

@jctungol - do you know the difference between a host/commentator and a journalist? Are Chris Matthews or Keith Olbermann journalists?  No, they make comments on their programs just like Haniity and company do. The only difference is that you disagree with one side. I am not taking either side, just pointing out the obvious.

T.S.Moody
T.S.Moody

@schmoopers I frankly don't care for any commentator who invites a guest on simply to disrespect that guest.  As far as Chris Matthews goes, I am really not that familiar with his program, but Keith Olbermann is a loudmouth talking head, just like Hannity.  Both sides try to stir the pot, rather than report, and it drives me crazy.

T.S.Moody
T.S.Moody

@schmoopers But the fact remains that the Republicans had their turn to run ruff shot over the US economy, with the assistance of the Democrats, in the form of an unfunded war, and cut through economic regulation like it was a warm stick of butter (remember Bush with the chainsaw?), during the Bush administration, and now conservative commentators want to blame the whole of our current economic issues on President Obama, claiming that he has done nothing to right the economy, regardless of the fact that Republicans have done nothing but stand in the way of every proposal of his.  Rather than push the right side of the aisle to compromise, Fox continues to support opposing every Obama initiative, regardless of the message being sent by the majority of voters to compromise.  I'm pissed at Obama for the entitlement cuts he is proposing, but at least he is trying to meet in the middle, whereas Republicans want to have their way across the board.  I don't tune in to any news channel outside of public radio, and I see the damage done from both sides of the spectrum, in the media, but Fox news intentionally misleads its viewers, and I feel that it is a horrible injustice to do so, while all the while claiming to be fair and balanced.

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