I really sense that Obama supporters are losing it, completely.  I sense fear in their stupidity.

After Big Bird and the contrived “binder” fauxtroversy, they have a new cause:  Tagg Romney threatened to take a swing at Obama when Obama called Tagg’s father a liar.

Of course, the entire quote makes clear this was not a threat, just an observation on how it feels to have one’s father attacked in a political campaign (emphasis mine)(audio here and here):

What is it like for you to hear the President of the United States call your dad a liar?”

“You want to jump out of your seat, and you wanna rush down to the debate stage and take a swing at him, but you know you can’t do that, because, well, first because there’s a lot of Secret Service between you and him, but also because this is just the nature of the process.”

Tagg then said:

“They’re gonna try to do everything they can do to try to make my dad into  someone he’s not. We signed up for it, we’ve gotta try to kind of sit there and  take our punches, and then send them right back the other way….”

A complete non-story, an observation from a family member as to the difficulty of having to see a father called names and attacked.

But from that Obama supporters have contrived a threat to the President.  Tommy Christopher at Mediaite writes:

It’s very unusual for a presidential candidate’s son to admit violent impulses toward a sitting President in public, but that’s really just the natural extension of the new Romney family strategy, isn’t it? [my note – the link is to Christopher contriving racism from Romney’s use of his kids as an example in the first debate]

Obama supporters are using an audio clip which cuts off the part of the sentence where Tagg says “but also because this is just the nature of the process” in order to create the false violence meme:

This absurd meme is the meme of the day, presumably because Big Bird and “binders” didn’t move the polls:

It gets worse.

But more on that in the Saturday Night Card Game.

Update:  It wasn’t just overt nutroots misrepresenting the nature of the comment.  Taeggan Goddard’s Poltical Wire also truncated the quote to give a false impression, generating hundreds of Facebook and Twitter shares and comments:

Similar deceptive editing at the inaccurately named Moderate Voice, and at the usual suspects, MoveOn.orgPolitical Carnival and DailyKos, which pushed this hard:

I’ll have more soon, but I wanted to get this up quick — make this go viral people. That is no way to talk to the President of the United States. Disgusting, but sadly what I would expect from someone that was raised by Bully Romney.
Here is my tweet which is exploding right now:


UPDATE [8:37 PM] Quick transcript (sorry all, I am juggling work and other stuff)

Host: “I wanna ask something I know a lot of people want to know. What is it like for you to hear the President of the United States call your Dad a liar?”

Tagg: “You know, ah, rush down to the debate stage and take a swing at him. But you know you can’t do that because, well, first there’s a lot of secret service agents between you and him…”

UPDATE [8:55 PM] Hello ‘rec list — thank you all for pushing this out. I am seeing journalists and others picking up on it too. Keep pushing!


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