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Friday, April 13, 2012

Griper Blade: Romney Will Tell Whatever Lie He Thinks You Want to Hear

It's a trap they've set for themselves before. In 2009, the Obama administration released visitor logs to promote greater transparency at the White House. Predictably, the obsessive rightwing blogosphere pored over the names, looking for commies and Nazis and Black Panthers and general ne'er-do-wells. They found Bill Ayers and Jeremiah Wright. So they took to Twitter and their blogs to announce the terrible news; Barack HUSSEIN Obama was still palling around with terrorists and preachers of the dreaded black liberation theology.

Except he wasn't. Turns out that it's a big world, the White House is a big building, and people don't have unique names. The William Ayers in the White House logs was a different guy, as was Jeremiah Wright. So lesson learned; never jump to conclusions based solely on the fact that you prefer those conclusions to the likely reality.

Or, it would be lesson learned, if the right had any interest in learning lessons. But, as the past decade has demonstrated so well, they don't. And so it is that Hilary Rosen has visited the White House 35 times -- which is absolute, lead pipe cinch proof that she's one of President Obama's top advisers and is probably the person running his reelection campaign.

That's the vibe you get from Dave Weigel's account of a press conference call with Romney surrogates...[CLICK TO READ FULL POST]

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