Do Not Disrespect the Soldiers Mr. Liberal Actor Man
Liberal Law and Order: SVU actor Richard Belzer and Congresswoman Ileanna Ros--Lehtinen appeared on March 17th's edition of Real Time with Bill Maher.
The Congresswoman has recently just returned from meeting soldiers in Iraq and Afphanistan (If you want to speak for the troops, I think you should visit them personally to see what they have to say and not ASSUME). The Congresswoman shared with the audience of Bill Maher's show what most of the troops were saying:
“we’re proud of our mission; we know what we’re doing over here"
That simple statement from the Congresswoman sent the Hollywood actor into a tirade that started with calling it “bullshit” because he feels that the troops don’t know what’s going on over there. Amazing, the troops don't know what is going on where they are at?!? Maybe he is suggesting they pick up a copy of the NYT?
Mr. Hollywood actor person (SVU Actor), a liberal, claims that he reads over 20 newspapers a day and therefore he knows everything about Iraq. Well that clenches it, not a wonder he thinks the way he does if he is getting his news from the NYT and its band of merry men.
Hey Mr. Hollywood actor guy, try talking to the troops like the Congresswoman did.
Continuing his tirade, Belzer puts down our troops and basically calls them idiots when he knocks their level of education. Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen told Mr. Liberal actor that her nephew, a college graduate, just returned home after serving 8 months Iraq. However, he insists to lump everyone together and come to the conclusion that they’re all ignorant. After all, anyone who joins the military are poor unfortunates who can't read or write, they are children, they are suckered into the military or at least that is how Liberals tend to think.
Where even Bill Maher (in the quote below), as left as he is, was even saying to the SVU actor, “You’re going to lose even me…”
Ros-Lehtinen mocked him: “Yeah, you know because you’ve been there.” Belzer rudely lashed back: “What, I don’t fucking read!? Don’t do that!” He went on to argue: “It’s this patronizing thing that people have about if you’re against the war everyone’s lumped together. You know, the soldiers are not scholars, they’re not war experts.” That was too much for host Bill Maher: “You’re going to lose even me…”
"You know, the soldiers are not scholars, they’re not war experts.”
He is joking right? No folks, he is not, he actually said this.
I would think a soldier who has been in Iraq would have more knowledge on the war, it's tactics, the people they are fighting and the people they are fighting for, than Mr. Liberal Hollywood Actor Guy who reads the newspaper (Probably the NYT). They are more "expert" that you will EVER be Belzer.
It's funny how he can lump all the soldiers together but when the Congressman points out he has not been there or talked to the soldiers he comes back with:
“It’s this patronizing thing that people have about if you’re against the war everyone’s lumped together."
I also wonder why Bill Maher actually had on this twit of a Hollywood Liberal Actor?
Are we supposed to take him as an expert because he stars on TV and reads the newspaper?
I can bet he is one of the "I HATE" everything about George Bush crowd.
Quotes from Newsbusters:
Ros-Lehtinen cited the knowledge of her Marine officer stepson, but Belzer, who plays “Detective John Munch” on NBC's Law & Order: SVU retorted: “Doesn't mean he's a brilliant scholar about the war because he's there.” A quite agitated Ros-Lehtinen sputtered: "Oh, you are though! You are though? Okay." To which Belzer affirmed: "Well I have more time...” Host Bill Maher interjected that Belzer's point was that a 19-year-old is in the army “because he probably couldn't find other employment." The Republican Congresswoman from Florida countered that her stepson is a college graduate, leading Belzer to snidely denigrate the military: "You think everyone over there is a college graduate? They're 19 and 20-year-old kids who couldn't get a job.”
Wow, he has more time so that is what constitutes HIM being a brilliant scholar eh?
Because he reads newspapers?
What is with Maher trying to interpret what this idiot is trying to say?
You can definately feel the hatred this liberal has for the military and the people who serve.
See the video HERE (.WMV) or HERE (.MP4)
Big Hat Tip to Expose the Left and Newsbusters for being ever vigilant in catching this type of idiocy in the media.
Meanwhile Sister Toldjah posts on a piece Def. Secretary Donald Rumsfeld wrote for the Washington Post and gives thanks and praise to the troops. That is what is called support.
********* Early Morning UPDATE *********
I decided to do a little searching, because for such a vocal liberal, he had to have had other outbursts and tirades.....
I wasn't wrong...
NBC show Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
The January 14, 2000 show pushed the liberal gay agenda by denigrating the simplified views of a conservative group’s leader, stating as fact such unsupported assertions as "one out of every ten men is gay" and then allowing actor Richard Belzer to go on a diatribe about Newt Gingrich "being a pedantic megalomaniac who espouses family values while serving his cancer-stricken wife with divorce papers."
Did you know he is a comedian?
This sure would have made me laugh:
In 1985 on his talk show "Hot Properties" Belzer insisted Hulk Hogan put a wrestling move on him. Reluctantly Hulk Hogan got him in a front chin lock and Belzer passed out. Belzer soon sued Hogan for the incident.
Due to his “uncontrollable wit,” Belzer was politely asked to leave every school he ever attended.
Asked to leave? Is that the polite way of saying, he got kicked out of every school?
Belzer is a longtime standup comic who for the past few years has played the sardonic Det. John Munch in the excellent NBC dramatic series "Homicide: Life on the Street." He's not a household name, so you may not be aware that in 1990, he blamed the popularity of crass comedian Andrew Dice Clay on the Reagan administration's "contempt" for blacks, "derision" towards women, and "total hostility" toward gays. Speaking of hostility, in 1992 he called George Bush "a murderer" for sending our troops to fight in the Gulf War.
Late last month, Belzer gave an interview to the Washington Post pummeling Bill Clinton for moving toward the center. According to Belzer, Clinton has "sold out the liberal movement and he's sold out the progressive movement. He's a contemptible piece of [expletive]." Clinton may be contemptible, and he has sold out his allies on the left from time to time, but most understand these moves to be tactical adjustments meant for short-term political gain, and not definitive sea changes in id not attempt to invent a story.
Richard Belzer, the actor-comedian who plays Munch, is given to political outbursts outside the show. In February, on Tom Snyder's CNBC cable show, Belzer asserted that "there's a very dark underbelly to this country, and that's the CIA and what those guys are doing."
Last year on Dick Cavett's CNBC program, Belzer performed a Nazi salute when journalist Pat Buchanan was mentioned; when his fellow guest, comedian Will Durst, called George Bush "one of the biggest thieves in American history," Belzer stated, "He's not a thief. He's a murderer."
Maybe I am Jaded, but I am more of a CSI person.
I will take Gary Sinise and his patriotism and his support of the troops (which I wrote about in Celebrity Spotlight - Gary Sinise) before I give Belzer the time of day.
Mr. Liberal Hollywierd Actor Guy, I suggest you visit Diary of a Hollywood Refugee, she has graciously decided to help you understand by putting you in touch with those troops you so denegrate:
And I would also suggest you head over to Ft.Riley where I'd be happy to arrange for you sit with LTC Eric J. Wesley, who has recently completed his SECOND of duty in Iraq, (he also happens to be quoted in Cobra 2, by Bernard Trainor and Michael Gordon, and No True Glory by Bing West, two books you might want to add to your "prestigious" newspaper reading list ) so that you can exchange your insight and knowledge on Iraq with his.
Other Bloggers that have commented on this:
RightWinged.com, Iowa Voice, Atlas Shrugs, Protein Wisdom.
If I missed a few, please let me know.