That didn’t take long:
Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz acknowledged on Monday that she knew where a major liberal super PAC’s political sympathies lay, a day after she said she had “no idea” where Priorities USA Action stood.
Her initial comment came on “Fox News Sunday” as Wasserman Schultz tried to distance the Democratic Party from an especially controversial ad the group produced. But she walked back that line Monday morning on CNN’s “Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien.
“Soledad, of course I know the Priorities USA super PAC is a Democratic-affiliated super PAC,” Wasserman Schultz said. “But the point I was trying to make was that ad was produced by a separate organization, an organization that we don’t coordinate with, that we have nothing to do with.”
Um, no ya didn’t, Debbie – you lied thinking you wouldn’t be called out on it, but you were. By other politicians, by political pundits, voters, and even reliable left wing media outlets like CNN. You lose.
And she’s not the only one. Earlier today, Slate’s Matt Yglesias – a prominent liberal blogger – posted what, on the surface, looked to be very a troubling case of insider trading by our veep nominee Rep. Paul Ryan based on what he read at lefty blog The Richmonder. This was repeated at several other left wing blogs, but National Review Online’s Jim Geraghty smelled a rat, debunked it properly, and as a result Yglesias issued retractions both on the article and his Twitter feed. The popular left wing site TPM noted the potentially ruinous-for-RomneyRyan story was “quickly debunked.”
The lies have been coming out fast and furious (no pun intended) for months now, and even more so now that Mitt Romney has officially named his running mate. I got several Obama campaign emails this weekend trying to tell me “who Paul Ryan is.” Now that all the players are in place, Democrats and their outside groups like Priorities USA are now in the middle of a major full court press not only to try and turn Mitt Romney into a heartless villain who let a woman die of cancer, but also to make Rep. Ryan – a familiar nemesis to President Obama – as a guy who wants to “end Medicare” … and in effect push grandma off a cliff.
Get it? Women and elderly are the “victims” of the rich, cruel, and stingy, and the Democrats are – natch’ – their “saviors.” So you need to vote for them or “you will die!”
It’s nauseating but predictable, so get used to it. And arm yourself with the actual facts so whenever any of these half-truths and lies come up in the course of conversation, whether it be due to an ad that has run or a evening news report from the LSM that sounds more like Democrat talking points, you can soundly, passionately … and respectfully … debunk it. Don’t let this election be lost by the GOP due, in part, to unanswered falsehoods spread by the Obama campaign, left wing pundits, and the MSM. Do your part, by voting, of course, but also by helping to educate those who – for whatever reason – haven’t done so themselves. This election is too critical to look the other way.
Update – 6:11 PM: It just wasn’t a good day for DWS. Watch as Wolf Blitzer takes her to task on the DNC’s false Medicare attacks.