Over the past 18 months, I have had the chance to do a number of spots on MSNBC as a Democratic strategist, and have heard some pretty funny things in my ear from my colleagues on the right, but with the presidential campaign heating up, the talking points from the right have gone from odd to downright bizarre.
Here are a few 'facts' you might not be aware of that the Right is proudly touting, and let me be clear -- they got nothing to run on, nada, zip, zilch, less than nothing so here's what they were saying last week.
BILL CLINTON WAS A WORSE PRESIDENT THAN GEORGE BUSH BECAUSE THERE WERE TWO TERRORIST ATTACKS DURING HIS TIME IN OFFICE AND GEORGE BUSH 'ONLY HAD 9/11.'
I kid you not. I heard this twice last week and the first time, I really didn't catch it, my fault. Sometimes when you are sitting there staring in the camera in a dark room with the lights blinding you, I admit, it's kind of hard to actually take everything in, but I checked the tape and I also got a couple of calls from people who were watching.
Another good point is that the folks behind the Oklahoma City Bombing and the first World Trade Center attack were caught, prosecuted and in the case of Timothy McVeigh, executed. And then there's Osama.....
JOHN MCCAIN IS ACTUALLY THE INDEPENDENT NOMINEE FOR PRESIDENT.
Evidently, his weakness in the polls and the fact that even with noses closed so many Republicans can't see their way to supporting him, it's okay because if you take Barr and Nader out of polls of Independents, John McCain is winning over Barack Obama with Independents.
It's the new new politics I guess.
It goes on and on, but take heart Democrats, if this is all they've got, we're looking just fine.
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