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My Hero Lets Me Down.

Bill Murray’s 2011 Appearance on Squawk Box

“It’s not a question of asking other people for help or being rescued or anything like that,” he added. “I think there’s only so many people that can take care of themselves, and can take care of other people. And the rest of the people … they’re useful in terms of compost for the whole planet, you know.”

Murray’s message of personal responsibility “seemed to play into the message of Republicans,” The Hill reported in an article on the “Squawk Box” appearance. The conservative-leaning Drudge Report linked it.”* Jimmy Dore (The Jimmy Dore Show) and Steve Oh (COO of The Young Turks) discuss Murray’s comment and why it shows that he’s out of touch with middle class people.

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Ironic that he recently played FDR and came away with this point of view. Love Bill Murray! I’m gonna choose to believe he doesn’t actually think this way and was just over-generalizing. But then again I’ve been poor so long I guess I’m just out of touch with today’s millionaires.

This is why you shouldn’t have heroes Jimmy, unless they are me.

I hope he does see this video. This just bums me out. Watching him in this video has the opposite effect of watching him in Ghostbusters, Caddyshack, Meatballs… almost any film he’s been in.

Hum,I use to like him,now I think he’s a bore.

two points, yes we can save almost everyone because we collectively can afford it. But there is still this thing called survival of the fittest and evolution. Jimmy Dore is right and Bill Murray, though he was rude about it, is kinda right a little.

Jack is right, of course, there is “still this thing called survival of the fittest and evolution”, both of which have absolutely nothing to do Murray’s comments.

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