Did you know that when Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday criticized President Barack Obama for playing many, many, many rounds of golf, he was actually linking the president to the sex-crazed lifestyle of professional golfer Tiger Woods?
If you think this claims is just a wee bit out there, you're not alone. Glenn Beck and his crew had a wonderful time mocking it. More on that later.
First, here's a look at what Sen. McConnell said:
"For four years, Barack Obama has been running from the nation’s problems, he hasn’t been working to earn re-election. He has been working to earn a spot on the PGA Tour," Sen. McConnell said.
Apparently, this isn't just a dig at the president's record. It's an attempt to make American's think the president is, um, sex-starved and stuff.
"Well, we know exactly what he’s trying to do there. He is trying to align to Tiger Woods and surely, the -- lifestyle of Tiger Woods with Barack Obama,” said MSNBC host (of course) Lawrence O’Donnell.
“Lawrence -- don’t you think -- don’t you think that what he’s really trying to do is to suggest that the president is not paying attention to the central issues that come with the responsibility he has?" MSNBC's Martin Bashir asked.
"Is he really -- Mitch McConnell really making a connection with Tiger Woods who, of course, has become infamous for chasing various cocktail waitresses around Las Vegas and so on?" he added.
"Martin, there are many, many, many rhetorical choices you can make at any point in any speech to make whatever point up want to make. If he wanted to make the point that you just suggested and I think he does want to make that point, they had a menu of a minimum of ten different kinds of images that they could have raised," O’Donnell argued.
“And I promise you, the speech writers went through, rejecting three or four before they land order that one. That’s the one they want for a very deliberate reason. That -- there’s -- these people reach for every single possible racial double entendre they can find in every one of these speeches,” he added.
"You really believe that about Mitch McConnell?" a confused-looking Bashir asked.
“I know these people are insensitive. I know the speechwriters are insensitive. I know the way they work. They do not have the same sensitivity level that other speechwriters do. But when you get to the Tiger Woods reference, there were people in the speech writing room, I know this, without a shadow of a doubt, who said wait a minute, do we really want to go there?” O’Donnell said.
"Beyond a shadow of a doubt"? Then it must be true.
“Do we really want to go to Tiger Woods and the vote in the room was yes, we do. Mitch McConnell agreed to do it,” O'Donnell added.
“Wow. Things are getting lower and lower by the day,” Bashir said.
The Beck radio crew had a slew of fun mocking the idea, using plenty of sarcasm and hyperbole to debunk the idea and pointing out that there are some liberals who will do plenty of mental gymnastics to accuse conservatives of racism. We'll be adding that audio shortly.
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