Conservatives Spend the 4th of July Lying About President Obama
a marinade of right wing lies about your President. The usual suspects —
Karl Rove and Breitbart’s site — are involved. They kicked off the
celebration of our independence by lying on Saturday.
Sure, this is nothing new, but this time around the lie was so
blatant, so horrifically obvious, that it should be noted for it tells
us something important about the Republican Party and its followers.
The conservatives have decided that the President is spending July
4th in Paris, France to raise money for his campaign. They are outraged,
I tell you! OUTRAGED!
What kind of Muslim Kenyan Socialist spends 4th of July in Paris!?
Oh, well, yeah. Okay. It kinda makes sense if you believe everything
they say. And therein lies the rub
In reality land, the President is actually spending the day at the
White House giving a barbeque for our troops. Sinner! Here’s their
“Happy Fourth! In each of the past three years, President
Obama has marked Independence Day with a celebration at the White House
featuring a concert, organized by the USO, to honor members of the U.S.
military and their families.
Tonight, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will continue
the tradition by hosting more than 1,200 troops and military families
for fireworks and a concert featuring country music star Brad Paisley.”
And of course, it’s worth noting in passing that it is W. Mitt Romney
who lived in France while dodging the draft, speaks fluent French, and
is spending his Fourth ensconced in an 8 million dollar elite paradise that his son hopes real Americans don’t discover and ruin because they like having it to themselves. Rah rah.
First of the big outlets to spread the lie about Obama spending the 4th in Paris was Andrew McCarthy of the National Review made this announcement, writing:
Final Jeopardy – Category is OBAMA: The answer is: Fundraising in Paris
Karl Rove tweeted out McCarthy’s obvious lie on June 30th:
Final Jeopardy – How will Obama be spending American Independence Day this week? bit.ly/LatMhu…
It’s now July 4th, and Rove hasn’t corrected his Tweet.
How could Andrew of the National Review have known this was a lie? Well, for starters, he linked to Breitbart.com….
I kid you not. It’s as if they don’t know or don’t care that
Breitbart’s site is a known source for lies, selectively edited tape,
and emotionally questionable bullies.
Obama Campaign Celebrates Independence Day … with Fundraiser in Paris
Apparently tiring of US soil as a source of campaign dollars, the
Obama campaign is headed overseas — with its celebrity friends in tow.
The European Obama campaign starts next week in Paris on July 4 with a
reception organized by various fundraising heavy-hitters. Independence
Day fundraisers in Paris – now that’s a flag-waving campaign.
Breitbart’s writer Ben Shapiro was of course outraged in all his
patriotic glory, and offered a thin bridge from Obama campaign to Obama
sorta, by sneering that maybe only in France can Obama still find
cheering throngs. That leads the reader to think that Obama will indeed
But Shapiro got his story from the Hollywood Reporter, whose story
was headlined “George Clooney to Appear at Mega-Dollar Obama Fundraisers
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