You know the Democrats must be doing something right when even Sarah Palin is squealing like a stuck, lipstick-wearing pig about just how mean that President Obama is. I guess he learns from the best.
After all, this is the same Sarah Palin who accused Obama of "palling around with terrorists" and claimed he was going to use "death panels" in the Affordable Care Act to kill off grandma. The woman knows from uncivil politics.
So what is the cause of all this fake outrage?
The remarks were made in the context of a controversial ad released by the pro-Obama super PAC Priorities USA. The spot draws a connection between Romney and a woman's cancer-related death.Catch the double irony here. The ad was NOT put out by the Obama campaign, but by a Super PAC that arose as a direct result of the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling that the Republicans embraced with open arms and the Democrats almost universally railed against and warned about. Now that it's come back to bite the Republicans on the ass, they're all taking to the fainting-couch as if they were the innocent victims of the system they themselves helped to set up.
Here's where Palin comes in:
During an appearance on Fox News on Thursday night, Sarah Palin took aim at President Barack Obama, saying she finds his speeches on the issue of civility "nauseating."Now that's rich, coming from the woman who has made an art form out of slanderous insinuation and snarky innuendo.
"I think it's disgusting," the former Alaska governor said. "And at this point, you know, with all due respect to the office of the presidency, when I hear Barack Obama speak at this point, especially when he lectures about ethics and civility, it's nauseating to me."
Palin accused the media of failing to fully investigate whether there was any coordination between the Obama campaign and the super PAC, accusing members of the press of "prostituting themselves" in their response to the ad.Then, true to form, she baselessly accuses the Obama campaign and the Super PAC of working in collusion with one another, something that would be illegal.
"It violates the PAC laws. What I would like to see happen is for just one reporter in the mainstream media who knows the truth about this to stand up and do the worthy and ethical thing and let Americans that there was collaboration and also that this is a far-fetched, despicable ad...Interesting, but not surprising, that she doesn't condemn all of Romney's demonstrably dishonest ads, from the "You didn't build that" to Obama trying to restrict military voters in Ohio to Obama getting rid of the work requirement in welfare - all ads actually produced by the Romney campaign itself. And, by the way, when is the "lamestream media" going to go after those ads with the same kind of ferocity they've so far reserved for this one?
Now, apparently, the Romney campaign is going around claiming to be taking the "high road" in this campaign, even though Romney himself has repeatedly accused Obama of doing an apology tour, of waging a war on religion and not having true American values. Yea, some high road.
It's amazing how truly thin-skinned these Karl Rovian conservatives turn out to be when the knives are aimed back at them.