You’ve felt this way before.
It rises from your gut when you make a cogent, incisive argument in opposition to an aspect of the President’s agenda (Obamacare, for instance), …but the person you are talking with blithely retorts, “Oh, you just can’t stand him ’cause you’re a racist”, or “Why do you hate poor people?”
This person has, out-of-the-blue, attributed the absolute worst motivations to your reasoning, and with no justification other than you disagreed with them.
You know that feeling, right?
It’s the half-shock/half-fury sensation, where you honestly can’t believe someone is that stupid, dishonest or closed-minded that they refuse to acknowledge even the logical basis of your argument. You’ve felt it.
Well, get ready to feel it again. Better yet: this time it’s topped off with an extra-special dash of smarmy, simpering, Grade-A chutzpah:
Really, what can you say about that? THIS is the minority leader of the House of Representatives, not some Congressional newbie who just showed up for Picture Day.
Is she crazy? As scandal after scandal cascades out of the White House: Benghazi, the IRS, the AP, the DOJ, the HHS, and even more from the IRS…. she’s blaming the Republicans? Huh?
The last time I saw such a desperate attempt at deflection and blame-shifting, Johnnie Cochran was defending some retired football player accused of murdering his ex-wife.
Of course, according to Nancy, making such a comparison is merely proof of my trying to change the subject from “jobs”….
Yeah, that’s it.