How embarrassing that my first post criticizing a liberal for a gratuitous attack has to be aimed at the President and his administration. And, admittedly, this is a bit behind the times. Still, it fits my criteria:
An attack is made-- the president used soft language but he's the president, and when he repeated the suggestion that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce may be funding GOP candidates with foreign money, it carries the weight of an attack.
Think Progress publishes an article claiming impropriety on the part of the Chamber.
The Chamber has denied it.
On Face the Nation, Bob Schieffer asks White House spokesman David Axelrod if there is any proof of the Chamber's wrongdoing.
To which Axelrod replies saying something I'm embarrassed to repost here
Yet Al Franken wants to hold investigations into the matter.
It's hard to know why they pursued this in the first place. At this late date, even had this story been credible it wouldn't have made any difference. It's noble, I guess, that the president is trying to save some Democratic seats in the upcoming election. But if they had been thinking that this was going to be some sort of game changer, then this White House and we democrats have got bigger problems at the top than we've realized. And in the end, we come away without even an anecdote of our moral superiority-- our leadership looks like amateur bloggers who have embarrassed themselves with yet another public showing of incompetence.