“I’m going to have a brain aneurysm.”
As is evident by the clip (which you can view here), I began to have head micro-explosions as soon as former State Department senior adviser to the Bush Administration Christian Whiton started in with the “President Obama went on an Apology Tour” talking points. Wrong. That is categorically false, and has been proven so by the Washington Post. President Obama did not go on an apology tour. You have to stop saying that because when you do, everything else you say becomes impeachable. That particular falsehood drives me bananas. As Steve Benen notes in his thirty-third chronicle of Mitt’s Mendacity, “When the book is written on the biggest lies of the Romney campaign, this will be chapter one.”
Moreover, the talking point that President Obama doesn’t have a firm grasp on American culture, or doesn’t believe in American exceptionalism enough to cream the collective right-wing Twinkie likewise drives me bananas. Whiton seems to believe that American exceptionalism means rejecting the idea that citizens of other countries are entitled to believe that their own country is exceptional. That is an arrogant and imperialist point of view.
Additionally, and despite Whiton’s claim that it’s not racist, IT IS RACIST. This claim that Obama went to Cairo and apologized for American values is outright pandering to racist Birther idiots who think that President Obama is a furriner or a Muslim and is in cahoots with The Muslim Brotherhood™; racist Birther idiots who, for some reason, have a voice in this country’s politics, and, more specifically, a voice in the Romney campaign — *cough DonaldTrump cough* — as I’ve written here and here and here and here and here.
[much more debunking of Whiton’s talking points at ABLC]