10/21/2010 08:00 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Howard Fineman: O'Donnell's Ignorance Of Constitutional Freedoms A 'Crushing Contrast' To Tea Party Platform

HuffPost Senior Political Editor Howard Fineman visited "Countdown" on Thursday to talk about the Constitution, Christine O'Donnell and how she reflects on the tea party voters who made her the GOP Senate nominee in Delaware. Cenk Uygur filled in as the host of the show for Keith Olbermann.

"What's really killing here -- what's damning here -- is that the tea party is run in the name of rights and freedom," said Fineman. "And all of those rights and freedoms are enshrined in the very amendments that she seems totally ignorant of. So that's really the crushing contrast here."