With revelations that heavy-handed Republican influence has reached the Civil Rights Division of the DOJ, Olbermann went for a tried and true sports analogy to drive the point home to viewers.
"Yeah, but you can even take it a little more broadly than that, couldn't you, and suggest that the goal of the Republican party is to eliminate the two-party system or have the other one be the Washington Nationals to its Harlem Globetrotters."
Sure, who doesn't think the Nationals would lose to a basketball team repeatedly for generations? They are 9-22 and pulling up the hapless rear of MLB, but to suggest that Meadowlark Lemon could light up Ronnie Belliard is just rubbing it in.
By the way, Olbermann was most likely referencing the Washington Generals.