Wow, whose idea was it to produce and play that lovely little video which states so clearly:
“We are committed to all people. We do believe you can use government in a good way. Government is the only thing that we all belong to.”
As many so promptly and clearly responded (including Mitt), we don’t belong to the government, the government belongs to us. How on earth did yet another unforced error make it onto the national stage, and at such an important time for the Dems? This gift gaffe is on a par with “You didn’t build that,” and you can count on Romney, Ryan, and the RNC to make hay with it.
Was that gaffe by the hand of Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the putative head of the DNC? No, apparently she was having problems of her own last night by being caught out in a blatant (and ridiculously provable) lie of her own.
“By way of background, on Monday, the Obama campaign’s Jewish outreach arm held a training session at the Democratic National Convention instructing Jewish Democrats on how to convince fellow Jews to vote for Obama by breaking through what she [Wasserman Schultz] characterized as Republican distortions of President Obama’s record on Israel.
As she was wrapping up her remarks, she claimed that, “We know, and I’ve heard no less than Ambassador Michael Oren say this, that what the Republicans are doing is dangerous for Israel.”
When asked on air about this statement she promptly denied she ever said it. Claimed she was misquoted. Sadly for her, of course, the audio is available and online and anyone with an inquiring mind can trot right over to the Washington Examiner and hear her state the exact words that she lied about. It’ll be interesting to see how she backtracks her way out of that.
And last, but certainly not least, who thought it would be a good idea to dig up Teddy Kennedy? Someone in the party that claims Republicans are waging a “war on women” thought it would be great to resurrect the man who drunkenly drove off a bridge and left a young woman to die a horrible death trapped in a car underwater and have him speak for the party. Yes sir, there’s a role model for you!
At that, he looked a bit better than Jimmy Carter…
I just can’t wait to see what happens on tonight’s episode of
Circus! Circus!, er, the Democratic National Convention.