Yes, during the 2008 campaign, Reid made a dumb mistake, saying publicly that Barack Obama had a better chance to be elected president because he was a light-skinned black man and didn’t speak with a heavy black accent.
That was insensitive, at best. But Reid’s apologized for it, and President Obama’s accepted.
Far more outrageous is what Rudy Giuliani said Friday on “Good Morning America.” Commenting on the Christmas Day incident on Northwest Airlines, Giuliani asserted that there were no terrorist attacks directed against the United States when George Bush was in the White House — yet we’d already had one under Barack Obama.
Oh, no? What about Richard Reid’s shoe-bomb incident? What about two El Al agents assassinated at LAX? And, most of all, what about Sept. 11 itself, which happened on George Bush’s watch? Not to mention all the attacks against U.S. personnel overseas.
The difference is: That was no dumb mistake by Giuliani. That was an outright, deliberate lie. The same lie told by former Bush press secretary Dana Perino to Fox News in November. It’s all part of a carefully orchestrated campaign to rewrite history while painting Obama as soft on terrorism.
The media should forget about Harry Reid’s off-the-cuff comments of two years ago. And focus on Rudy Giuliani’s big lies of today.
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