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Keith Olbermann Demands RFK Jr. Be Removed From Ballot

After RFK Jr.'s comment about January 6th, liberal Keith Olbermann demands he be removed from the ballot, sparking controversy.

Keith Olbermann, who’s no stranger to hyperbole when it comes to anything Trump, has now set his sights on Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Olbermann’s outrage machinery kicked into high gear over Kennedy’s calm, reasoned doubts about the January 6th event being an “insurrection.” As a result, Olbermann demanded that Kennedy be scrubbed from the ballot for simply voicing a perspective that dares to question the mainstream narrative.

Kennedy, in a display of what used to be considered healthy skepticism, admitted to not diving deep into the evidence but pointed out, based on conversations with rational folks from both sides of the political aisle, that the events of January 6th might not fit the dramatic label of an “insurrection.” He highlighted the lack of weapons, plans, or any real threat to take over the government, not to mention Trump’s call for peaceful protest.

Olbermann’s reaction to this? A call for Kennedy to be forcibly removed from the presidential race, mirroring the relentless legal and political assaults aimed at Trump. It’s fascinating, if not deeply concerning, how quickly opinions that diverge from the approved narrative are met with calls for censorship or disqualification. Since when did a difference in perspective become a disqualifying offense in the arena of public discourse and democracy?

Olbermann, once a respected broadcaster, now seems to epitomize the unmoored rage that characterizes the far-left’s approach to anything or anyone they disagree with. Calling for Kennedy’s political silencing over his comments is a stark illustration of how the left has abandoned the principles of free speech and open debate in favor of ideological purity tests.

This incident is a microcosm of the broader cultural and political war raging in America. A war where differing opinions are not just debated but are met with attempts to silence and erase. America, a once-valued marketplace of ideas, is being replaced with a totalitarian echo chamber that tolerates no dissent.

When figures like Olbermann call for political opponents to be forcibly removed from the ballot over differences of opinion, it’s a clear signal that the left’s commitment to democracy is only skin deep. It’s a reminder of the critical battle we’re fighting, not just for the soul of our nation, but for the preservation of our most basic freedoms.

Robert Chernin

Robert Chernin

Robert B. Chernin has brought his years of political consulting and commentary back to radio. As a longtime entrepreneur, business leader, fundraiser and political confidant, Robert has a unique perspective with insights not heard anyway else. Robert has consulted on federal and statewide campaigns at the gubernatorial, congressional, senatorial, and presidential level. He served in leadership roles in the presidential campaigns of President George W. Bush as well as McCain for President. He led Florida’s Victory 2004’s national Jewish outreach operations as Executive Director. In addition, he served on the President’s Committee of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Robert co-founded and served as president of the Electoral Science Institute, a non-profit organization that utilizes behavioral science to increase voter participation and awareness. Robert can be heard on multiple radio stations and viewed on the “Of the People” podcast where you get your podcasts.