As readers of this blog know, Noel Sheppard has had many instances where it seems that he’s trying out as the head of the RNC, or possibly Press Secretary for Mitt Romney, by attempting to frame the narrative in specific attacks on President Obama and liberals. Instead of leaving it to Republican party strategists, he enjoys jumping in on the action and giving some pointers along the way.
In a September 17 article, Sheppard tries to piggyback onto the ridiculous “apology tour” talking point being pushed by Republicans like Congressman Peter King (R-NY) on CNN´s Starting Point this morning. Just as a refresher: Rep. King has become infamous in the political world as a rabidly anti-Islamic character in Congress aggressively in favor of profiling Muslims. So, his record is well-known, and his intentions in criticizing the President on this topic aren’t too surprising.
Aside from the GOP in Congress, more recently this tactic has been used by Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. It’s odd, however, considering he is a little late to the show, and how the party has been repeating the “apology tour” nonsense since Obama had the nerve to go overseas and rebuild the bridges that George W. Bush burnt down for 8 years straight. The way conservatives see it is they are aghast at why Obama faulted the United States with many of the things they did wrong or, at least, admitted they made some mistakes.
But no… Sheppard and the Republicans aren’t going to have it. We are perfect and exceptional no matter what, and the Republicans are the ones who need to educate the rest of us (this coming from the party who complains about “liberal elitists“).
Get a load of Sheppard’s outset:
CNN’s Soledad O’Brien on Monday felt the need to defend Barack Obama from criticism that his policies are at least partially responsible for the recent anti-American hostilities transpiring in the Middle East and other parts of the globe.
During a heated debate with Congressman Peter King (R-N.Y.) on Starting Point, O’Brien got a much-needed education on the President’s “apology tour” [...]