It all began, as crap like this usually does, early Tuesday with The Drudge Report announcing via banners, and whistles, and fireworks, and ticker-tape parades, that there was a Big Scoop Coming!!! Then Sean “Scammity” Hannity announces he will have EXCLUSIVE, EXPLOSIVE never-before-seen video of President Obama on his evening show.
Within minutes the Blogosphere has sussed out that the EXCLUSIVE, EXPLOSIVE video is a 5-year old speech by then-Senator Obama. Within minutes the EXCLUSIVE, EXPLOSIVE video is splashed all over the innertubes, which seems appropriate because that’s where it had been hiding in plain sight for the past 60 months or so. That took the air out of Scammity’s EXCLUSIVE, EXPLOSIVE Big Scoop. Undaunted, he goes ahead Tuesday night because, after all, he’s been hyping it all damned day. It made for great comedy that the EXCLUSIVE, EXPLOSIVE speech was covered extensively at the time it was given. However, Scammity, aided and abetted by Tucker Carlson of The Daily Caller, tried to use Obama’s speech at Hampton University to Play the Race Card™:
What was supposed to be EXPLOSIVE turned out to be merely a damp squib. However, that didn’t stop Bully Boy Bolling from trying to fan the flames to keep it alive, which were already going out. Soon after Scammity’s show he sent out this little missive:
TRANSLATION: Be scared of Angry Black Man. However, Bully Boy Bolling wasn’t quite done. Midday Wednesday Bully Boy Bolling pumped out the following double-post:
But, in typical Bully Boy fashion, Eric Bolling did disappoint. He disappointed by lying to his brain dead audience, which will never discover the truth:
According to Media Matters:
But Bolling’s attack is way off base. Then-Senator Obama did vote to waive the Stafford Act for Katrina relief. In fact, he was one of the Senate’s major proponents for waiving the Stafford Act.
In 2007, two similar supplemental spending bills contained funding for Katrina relief that was not subject to Stafford Act restriction. At the time Obama opposed one version of the bill because it did not contain a timeline for U.S. withdrawal from Iraq. In a May 24, 2007, statement explaining his vote against the U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans’ Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, Obama said: “With my vote today, I am saying to the President that enough is enough. We must negotiate a better plan that funds our troops, signals to the Iraqis that it is time for them to act and that begins to bring our brave servicemen and women home safely and responsibly.”
While Obama voted against the 2007 supplemental spending bill Eric Bolling is referring to, he voted for the other version of the supplemental bill that included both a timetable for U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq and a waiver for the Stafford Act that would provide relief to New Orleans.
And, these things end, as they always do, with Jon Stewart making fun of Fox “News.”
That ends this exciting episode of Chow Mein and Bolling. Tune in next time when we eviscerate the Bully Boy all over again.