Astute readers of this site may remember that Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt is scarcely the sharpest knife in the drawer. After all, it was Mr. LaBolt who let fly with the accusation that GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney was a felon, and even when he was criticized by all corners of the press for making such an outlandish claim, refused to back down on it.
Well, now Mr. LaBolt has gone and stuck his foot in his mouth again, in an appearance with MSNBC's Luke Russert. Specifically, he thinks Americans don't actually want to see Obamacare repealed, and thinks the polls support him. Watch the clip below, courtesy of the Washington Free Beacon:
BEN LABOLT: Mitt Romney is campaigning against the American people when he wants to repeal the affordable care act. By a 10- to 15-point margin, the American people disagree with him—and he’s proposed no alternative. He says he’s campaigning on replace—
RUSSERT: There’s a lot of polls that show that the American people are not in favor of the affordable care act, especially amongst independent voters.
LABOLT: They’re certainly not in favor of repeal and they believe that this is a settled debate, if you look at the polling, and they support the individual provisions within it. Mitt Romney has made the central premise of his candidacy with his record at Bain.
After watching this clip, we have only one thing to say to Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt. Mr. LaBolt, never change. Everything about your strategy of rejecting reality and substituting it with talking points is simply too hilarious to comment on. We're just going to wonder openly how you could have missed practically every poll that has come out since the Supreme Court decision on Obamacare, or if you just don't care that reality flies in the face of your arguments. It really is quite something to behold, either way.