The Obama Campaign is running out of feet to shoot itself in. Now spokesmoonbat Ben LaBolt has poked his finger in the eye of the Nutroots base that was instrumental in derailing the country in November 2008. First the background:
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.
The absurd conspiracy theory was evidently planted by a desperate White House. Nonetheless, when asked to comment, LaDolt reflexively threw the Nutroots under the bus by proclaiming:
“We’ve never casted [sic] our lot with the tinfoil hat crowd.”
If Obama et al. aren’t careful, the tinfoil hat crowd will stop casting its lot with them. Camille Paglia is voting Green Party; why shouldn’t other moonbats?
On tips from Ghost of FA Hayek, Bob Roberts, and J.