When Martin Bashir is the sane one of the duo, you know the ship is sinking. This is positively, certifiably insane.
MARTIN BASHIR: We have seen an early draft of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s forthcoming oration. Can I quote something from you? “For four years, Barack Obama has been running from the nation’s problems, he hasn’t been working to earn re-election. He has been working to earn a spot on the PGA Tour.” How about that?
LAWRENCE O’DONNELL: Well, we know exactly what he’s trying to do there. He is trying to align to Tiger Woods and surely, the — lifestyle of Tiger Woods with Barack Obama. Obviously, nothing could be further from the truth. They find every way they possibly can to –
Showing pity on the obviously addled O’Donnell, Bashir throws the lifeline:
BASHIR: Lawrence — don’t you think — don’t you think that what he’s really trying to do is to suggest that the president is not paying attention to the central issues that come with the responsibility he has? Is he really – Mitch McConnell really making a connection with Tiger Woods who, of course, has become infamous for chasing various cocktail waitresses around Las Vegas and so on?
But mindreader O’Donnell is having none of it.
O’DONNELL: Martin, there are many, many, many rhetorical choices you can make at any point in any speech to make whatever point up want to make. If he wanted to make the point that you just suggested and I think he does want to make that point, they had a menu of a minimum of ten different kinds of images that they could have raised. And I promise you, the speech writers went through, rejecting three or four before they land order that one. That’s the one they want for a very deliberate reason. That — there’s – these people reach for every single possible racial double entendre they can find in every one of these speeches.
So wait, a simple reference to golf, something about which a million jokes have been told already, is exactly a reference to Woods and his lifestyle? Why not then a reference to any number of other golfers and their lifestyle? This is lunacy.
It’s almost incomprehensible at how a “news” network has gone completely over the edge with their race obsession this week, and we’ve still got nearly two full days of proceedings left? What do these maniacs have left in store?
Video at the link.
Update: Allahpundit sums it up neatly.
Obama –> golf –> Tiger –> lots of sex –> racism.