“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” -Mark Twain
Failed political operative and MSNBC analyst, Steve Schmidt, can’t be happy with his fellow colleagues after the panel on Monday’s episode of ‘Morning Joe’ completely forgot to repeat a lie that he has spent so much effort pushing. Schmidt has invested countless hours talking with friendly reporters and concocting a false narrative to sell to liberals, all in an effort to save his own sorry reputation by blaming Governor Palin for his failures, and the failures of big government Republicans. It’s been a pathetic spectacle to watch, but due to the left’s short-term memory issues, it may have been all for naught.
Via Datechguy (emphasis):
The Show started with John McCain’s “The fundamentals of the economy are sound” statement with the Obama commercial that followed… Joe, Nichole [sic] Wallace Steve Rattner, and Mark Halperin started discussing it and comparing it to the McCain situation…
Scarborough noted that John McCain and Sarah Palin were riding high until that gaffe. He made the point that the public after that point got the idea McCain had no idea what to do about the economy and he never recovered. Everyone at the table agreed.
While I would suggest the “suspension” of the campaign was more important, this was a watershed moment for MSNBC.
Even with Nichole [sic] Wallace at the table (who I will refrain from tweaking further as she is expecting) nobody a the table interrupted to say anything like: Well that gaffe was bad but the real problem with the campaign was Sarah Palin
Nope, not a peep, not a sound, suddenly the actual reality of the situation was put before MSNBC viewers.
Read the whole piece here.
That reality is that McCain’s loss was never Governor Palin’s fault, and any honest observer knows it. The Republican ticket lost the 2008 election to “Hope” Inc. for several reasons, not the least of which was that the McCain campaign was being run by an incompetent backstabber.