there’s just no limit to the depths to which they sink

Steve Benen (Washington Monthly): To the delight of the audience at last night’s memorial service, President Obama told attendees that he’d just come from Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ bedside. “And I want to tell you – her husband Mark is here and he allows me to share this with you – right after we went to visit, a few minutes after we left her room and some of her colleagues in Congress were in the room, Gabby opened her eyes for the first time,” the president said.

In yet another disheartening display, some on the right would have us believe Obama wasn’t telling the truth. He was, but the accusation itself is a reminder of just what’s become of our discourse.

In one of the most cynical displays in recent memory, following the lead of Gateway Pundit Jim Hoft, several conservative websites … suggested that President Obama lied last night…

In a recently-completed press conference, Giffords’ doctor Peter Rhee explained that what Obama said last night about Giffords opening her eyes was “true” … the “lie” the right had uncovered wasn’t a lie at all.

…. Obama had heartening news about a congresswoman who very nearly died, and that news happened to be true. For some conservatives, however, this was not only an opportunity to catch the president in some kind of “gotcha” moment….

Is the right really this desperate? Do they hang on the president’s every word, wondering how to manipulate his every remark into some kind of cheap attack?

Good lord, these guys really need to grow up. This is just pathetic.

Full article here

4 Responses to “there’s just no limit to the depths to which they sink”

  1. 1 EDP4BHO
    January 13, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    As one of the commenters on this article started with….”evil….”. That’s all that needs to be said.

  2. 2 S. Holland
    January 13, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Sadly, yes………..the right must, must, continue with their lies……..how else to keep their flock happy…..and yes, it is sad……after listening to our president’s speech last night (which had me, at 67), reduced to tears more than once, I find it horribly sad that is what they are reduced to……pandering to their flock, and money to be made off their flock…………….the money changers in the temple, eh??

  3. 3 Sue in Minnesota
    January 13, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    We must continue to point to their disconnection from what is true. Facts are facts.

  4. 4 majii
    January 13, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    the Hofts, Breitbarts, Bruces, Becks, Palins, and many others on the right have no intention of ever doing the right thing. They have to lie. It’s the only way they can remain relevant and persuade low information citizens to vote for members of the Republican Party. I ran into a right-winger on another blog earlier today who was claiming that PBO is a socialist who was “raised” by his parents in the Communist Party all of his life. He said that he knew what he was talking about because he had gotten the information from Dick Morris, Beck, Limbaugh, and others. He doesn’t even know that PBO only spent one month of his life with his father. He doesn’t know that from @ age 13 on, the president stayed in HI with his grandparents and later, graduated from Punahoe H.S. It’s a shame that so many millions of Americans are willing to buy into these lies and have no compulsion to verify anything for themselves. They use the computer, but they don’t Goggle anything. Since I’m a retired teacher, this makes me so sad because many of these people are passing the same attitudes on to their kids.

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