Repeatedly on the show, as reported in Daily Caller, Dunn attempted to reframe the mosque kerfuffle as an attack by the right on religious freedoms, and accused Republicans of “labeling all Muslims in this country as terrorists. The race to the bottom in the Republican party this year – whether it is around revisiting the 14th amendment, whether it’s around immigration, or whether it is around this now – the race to the bottom means 2012 could be very, very depressing to watch. It’s almost like the party decided to update itself as the Know-nothing version 2.0.”
Countering Dunn's 'bleak house' view of America, another guest, a surprisingly critical Mark Halperin, an NBC News and Time Mag liberal, said O'Bummer handled it "horribly" on Friday and "horribly" again the next day.
Dunn then attempted the usual Obama sainthood appeal, that "...what the president was trying to (do was) take this argument to, I think to a much higher level.”
Begging the question: Higher than Dunn's dismal opinion of Americans, or higher than Obama's even lower one?
I saw the show in question this morning as I do most mornings before work. Joe S. of Morning Joe fame, it strikes me, arbitrarily picks left-leaning issues such as this to keep up his bona fides as an objective and fair conservative…which is fine, since he treads a fine line on uber-left MSNBC. But he bought a bad horse on this one, as MosqueGate appears to have the potential to leapfrog the usual gotcha stuff and become a big time issue. Why? Who knows? Perhaps Americans have reached their limit with the number of outrageous positions, proposals, and policies Obamageddon and his draggy-butt Ds have tried to shove down our throats. Or perhaps it's the lack of emotional connection O’Blivion and the Rockin’ Ds have to the common American, tenuous and threadbare already, which has now finally separated beyond repair.
And to that I say who knows and who cares!
Dunn was lathered in the usual self-righteousness as she spat her venom this morning, all of it completely out of step with reality as most Americans see it. My take is that we should welcome these fiercely bloodless intellectuals who have no real grounded intelligence behind their ego-driven bursts, because nobody makes a better point that this president and this congress are dangerously off beat in the most perilous of times. Nooooobody!
All we have to do is find a good seat, kick back, and watch these toothless vampires tear each other to shreds. Great fun for free.