Swift Boating Obama
Mother Jones reports on a new group that is solidifying the tactic of shaming Obama for touting the death of bin Laden:
Veterans for a Strong America describes itself”a grassroots action organization committed to ensuring that America remains a strong nation by advancing liberty, safeguarding freedom and opposing tyranny.” Founded in 2010, the ostensibly nonpartisan group kept a low profile until earlier this week, when it posted a splashy online ad that uses statements from President Barack Obama to suggest that the commander-in-chief boasted about his role in killing Osama bin Laden, dishonoring America’s military in the process.
“Heroes don’t politicize their acts of valor,” the ad declares amid shots of American soldiers and quotes criticizing Obama’s “shameless” and “despicable” attempt to claim credit for bin Laden’s death. Not all of those quotes are in context: The video flashes “Obama Spikes the bin Laden Football,” a headline from a post in which Mother Jones‘ Kevin Drum wrote that the bin Laden raid proved Obama’s “leadership.”
If the media had any balls whatsoever, every single time these scumbags pop their head out of Karl Rove’s ass, they would show these pictures:
and ask if that would have been a more appropriate way to mark the occasion.
The right wing has absolutely no sense of shame and the memory of a goldfish.