Vulture/Voucher 2012

Saturday, August 18, 2012

One Woman’s War on Disinformation

What’s gotten into Soledad O’Brien?  Is it CNN’s death rattles? the phase of the moon? existential angst over the prospect of Private Ryan Saving America?

Whatever . . . Soledad’s turned into a flame-throwing, stand your ground and take no prisoners kind of news anchor who is waging a one woman war on lying Republicans.  And fat old white guys with bad combovers, career pols and fact-challenged surrogates had better give her a wide berth for awhile.

O’Brien recently made mincemeat of Team Romney senior advisor, Barbara Comstock, who tried to run the official GOP offense play on entitlements, claiming that Obama has raided the Medicare fund to finance “ObamaCare.”  When O’Brien fired off a few facts to refute that claim, Comstock was forced to fall back on “death panels” and came off looking, well . . .  lame.

The flying monkeys of the Right Blogosphere came clattering to Comstock’s defense on that one making a mighty screech about the fact that O’Brien was:

. . . caught on screen looking at an article from a known left-wing website to assist her when debating Romney campaign senior adviser Barbara Comstock.

While she does not directly cite the blog, she does a read a quote from Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Or.) to Comstock that appears verbatim in the piece during the program.

Wow!  they actually made Talking Points Memo sound like kiddie porn.

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Posted by Bette Noir on 08/18/12 at 07:56 AM

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Vulture / Voucher 2012*

Can it be true that Romney will announce Paul Ryan as his VP pick in a couple of hours? Let’s pretend it is, friends, and bust out the spiked eggnog, for though it is 76 degrees outside before sun-up, it is Christmas morning!



This is Romney’s Palin moment—a desperate Hail Mary pass from a campaign that must be in deeper shit than even we suspect. Here’s an excerpt from an NBC interview with Romney that positively reeks of flop-sweat:

Romney also said in the interview he would like a pledge (of sorts) with Obama that there be no “personal” attack ads. “[O]ur campaign would be—helped immensely if we had an agreement between both campaigns that we were only going to talk about issues and that attacks based upon—business or family or taxes or things of that nature.”

Did he just ask Obama to help his campaign? Yes, he did. Romney’s entire candidacy is premised on his business experience, but now mentioning it is a personal attack. Oh, and taxes. Thank you, Mr. Reid, for driving Romney into making a desperation move.



Yes, the Villagers will swoon over the Very Serious Dreamboat, at least for a week or two, and possibly right on through Election Day. But in sewing up a wingnut base that had nowhere else to go, Romney just pissed away Florida.

Romney’s substance-free campaign just acquired substance…a brown, smelly substance that the American people have roundly rejected. Does Jesus love us this much? We’ll know in a couple of hours.

*H/T: Wonkette commenter CoolHandNuke

[X-posted at Balloon Juice]

Posted by Betty Cracker on 08/11/12 at 05:54 AM

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