Republicans need a lot of things. Their own Harry Reid—and thus their own smug, unethical, Machiavellian liar who thinks deliberately misleading the public is justified if it helps win the day—isn’t one of them. Nevertheless, the brilliant RNC scientists at its top secret Bio-ideological Warfare facilities in a bunker under Pike’s Peak have apparently made one. (And maybe many...)
Remember the name Colin Reed (they cleverly changed the spelling to hide the fact that he was cloned from Harry’s nose hair clippings), and then forget anything you hear from his conservative opposition research hit-group America Rising. What good is an opposition research hit-group that can’t be trusted to be fair and accurate about what it finds? None, unless you favor slander and cheating. You know..like Harry.
This week, Reed’s Breitbart wannabe released a video that purported to show Hillary Clinton blowing off a supporter who asked for an autograph while she campaigned in New Hampshire. Conservative Hillary-Haters immediately went into overdrive, led by Reed himself (“Maybe these New Hampshire voters would have better luck getting Secretary Clinton’s attention if they wrote a six-figure check to the Clinton Foundation or were a highly-vetted political activist at one of her staged campaign events,” he said.) as the clip went viral. The problem was that the video was deliberately edited to omit Clinton’s actually signing the autograph as the woman beamed and took a photo.
Bloomberg’s fact-check operation caught the trick, and asked Reed if he stood by his swipe at Clinton that his group set up with a fake. He answered that the clip’s “7 million views so far” spoke for themselves. A chip off the old Reid, who infamous answered a similar question about his strategic campaign lie that Mitt Romney had paid no taxes in a decade by smirking, “Romney didn’t win, did he?”
Reed is Reid, and the clone of a fick is still a fick, regardless of party affiliation. Or, as Dooley Wilson would have sung in “Casablanca” if it was about 2015 politics:
Whichever side you pick
A fick is still a fick,
A lie is still a lie!
The fundamental things apply
As slime floats by...
Play it, Sam: