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'Somebody gift these people some vasectomies,' Keith Olbermann says in response to Sen. Mitt Romney's family photo

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Republican Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah shared a family photo on social media and Keith Olbermann has drawn attention to himself for making a wildly inappropriate comment about the lawmaker's post.

"Somebody gift these people some vasectomies," Olbermann wrote.

Romney, a former Massachusetts governor who lost the 2012 presidential election to incumbent Democratic President Barack Obama, has been married to his wife Ann for more than 50 years. They have a large family that includes five sons, 25 grandchildren and one great-grandchild, according to the senator's biography.

Olbermann has apparently never been married and does not have any kids.

"Mitt Romney - 5 children and 52 years of marriage vs. Keith Olbermann - never married and no children. I think we know who the better man is," someone tweeted.

Olbermann responded, "Thanks for the compliment!"

Many people took issue with Olbermann's "vasectomies" remark.

"This is the Left today. Angry. Bitter. Hateful. @MittRomney is blessed with a beautiful family, wonderful kids & grandkids, bound together by love. And that, apparently, is infuriating for @KeithOlbermann," GOP Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas tweeted, adding, "Really sad."

"If you actually think big families are a curse and not a blessing, I sincerely feel so sorry for you," Alexandra DeSanctis Marr tweeted.

"Every child is a gift. Stop insulting big families," Mercedes Schlapp wrote.

"Raising a good family is the best thing a man can do. What a sad, cramped view of the world it is to react with churlishness towards that," Dan McLaughlin tweeted.

"Oh, yes, because everyone would much rather be old, alone, and making deranged videos from their balcony. How miserable they must be to have families who love them!" Blaze Media's Allie Beth Stuckey tweeted.

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