Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Wanker of the Day

Jake Tapper, having done a pretty good job of actually fact checking the Republicans and demonstrating conclusively that they are lying when they accuse Obama of calling Israel "a constant sore" loses the plot at the end and offers the usual false equivalence:

When Obama twisted Sen. John McCain's "100 Years" comment, it was pretty dishonest as well.

But this may be worse, because Boehner et al are falsely accusing Obama of besmirching a nation and a people. They are accusing him of being anti-Israel, even anti-Semitic. It is false.

This kind of twisting is unbecoming a party that claims to have superior ideas to Obama's fairly orthodox liberal record. Voters may conclude that Republicans think they have to make things up to beat Obama. Which they don't.

Wrong, Republicans *do* have to make things up to beat Obama, just as they have to make stuff up to beat any Democrat. Its.Just.What.They.Do.