Under the Bus: Obama Campaign Calls Liberal Bloggers the ‘Tinfoil Hat Crowd’

Posted by on Oct 11, 2012 at 8:11 am

Hey, useful idiots always have a limited shelf life.

The Obama campaign referred to several major liberal bloggers as the “tinfoil hat crowd” in a statement to Fox News Wednesday. The campaign was responding to the cable channel’s request for a  comment on an Internet conspiracy theory many of them had promoted.

Shortly after the presidential debate last week, a number of liberal bloggers including ones at Daily Kos, FireDogLake, Democratic Underground, and the Daily Beast’s Andrew Sullivan, among others, began posting items suggesting that Mitt Romney had cheated during the debate.

The theory was that, as some video of the event appeared to suggest, Romney slipped a folded piece of paper out of his pocket and onto his podium just before the debate started. The bloggers suggested this was a “cheat sheet.” The theory was pretty clearly debunked. The paper was in fact a handkerchief … that Romney was shown later in the debate mopping his brow with.

With poor Sullivan pretty much on suicide watch these days someone will need to keep the sharp objects away.

5 Responses to “Under the Bus: Obama Campaign Calls Liberal Bloggers the ‘Tinfoil Hat Crowd’”

  1. Blue Hen on 11/11/12 at 9:16 am

    When a campaign tries to hijack Big Bird and dump on their cheerlearing section, your campaign has problems.

  2. NateDogg614 on 11/11/12 at 9:26 am

    I wouldn’t discard the bloggers. At the end of the day, they could be all he has left. ;)

  3. lyle on 11/11/12 at 12:21 pm

    Amazing. Sullivan has pulled his head out of Palin’s uterus long enough to notice his boy king is imploding?