TNC does a great job eviscerating more nonsense from someone I think is a good pick for the worst person in the world on any given day, Lanny Davis:
Lanny Davis has distinguished himself, over the past two years, by reaching across the partisan divide. Davis’s commitment to common ground is absolute and unquestioned–even when no common ground actually exists.
In the instance, much of what Davis cites is the inverse of reality. Davis’s conjured Rand Paul is a libertarian. The actual Rand Paul told TIME, “I’m not a libertarian.” Davis’s conjured Rand Paul is pro-choice. The actual Rand Paul wants a constitutional ban on abortion. Davis’s conjured Libertarian party nominated Rand Paul’s father, Ron Paul, for president. The actual Libertarian party nominated Bob Barr. The conjured Rand Paul favors the decriminalization of “the use of drugs for medicinal or recreational purposes.” That one may be true; I’ve seen conflicting reports. But according to TIME, Paul holds no such position.
For quite some time, Lanny Davis has been just making things up and pretending it was reality. His shameless performance during the Clinton campaign of 2008 really was something to behold, although I can’t quite decide what my favorite offense of his was- when he threatened that Obama just had to make Hillary his veep, or when he lashed out at Obama for winning, or his absolutely absurd proposal for the Michigan delegate nonsense.
The other thing that perpetually amuses me is that most of the poutrage crowd who freak out at Obama on a daily basis were all Clinton supporters, and still seem to pretend that the Clintons would actually be much more progressive, failing to understand that Rahm is who he is because of the Clintons and that this is what Clinton did to progressives for eight years:
Using unusually vivid language to describe the threat against Sen. Blanche Lincoln, Clinton urged the voters who nurtured his career to resist outside forces bent on making an example out of the two-term Democratic incumbent.
He pounded the podium with Lincoln at his side, warning that national liberal and labor groups wanted to make her a “poster child” in the June 8 Senate run-off to send a message about what happens to Democrats who don’t toe the party line.
“This is about using you and manipulating your votes to terrify members of Congress and members of the Senate,” Clinton said in the gym of a small historically black college here.
Clintonism begat Rahm, Lanny Davis, and Blanche Lincoln. You would think the people screaming at Obama to undo DADT faster would remember who gave us DADT and DOMA.