The Rats Are Leaving the Ship

Daniel Joppich
Conan O'Brian showed his true colors by calling Romney "Mittler". This is a good sign for the Governor because whenever the opposition starts to compare you to Hitler or a Nazi you know you've turned the corner. In politics it's a jump the shark moment.

O'Brian's late night competition seems to be choosing to jump the ship.

Jay Leno made a disparaging joke about Obama Tuesday night on The Tonight Show. This has been a rarity for pretty much every comedian in the country over the last five years.

JAY LENO: One of President Obama's winning points last night was about how sanctions against Iran are crippling their economy. And believe me, if anyone knows how to cripple an economy it's President Obama.

Leno wasn't alone. Late night's other huge Obama Fanboy, David Letterman, on Late Night With David Letterman in a conversation with Rachel Madcow had this to say:

DAVID LETTERMAN, HOST: Here's what upset me last night, this playing fast and loose with facts. And the President Obama cites the op-ed piece that Romney wrote about Detroit, "Let them go bankrupt, let them go bankrupt," and last night he brings it up again. "Oh, no, Governor, you said let them go bankrupt, blah blah blah, let them go bankrupt." And Mitt said, "No, no, check the thing, check the thing, check the thing."

Now, I don't care whether you're Republican or Democrat, you want your president to be telling the truth; you want the contender to be lying. And so what we found out today or soon thereafter that, in fact, the President Obama was not telling the truth about what was excerpted from that op-ed piece. I felt discouraged.

RACHEL MADDOW: Because the "Let Detroit go bankrupt" headline you feel like was inappropriate?

LETTERMAN: Well, the fact the President is invoking it and swearing that he was right and that Romney was wrong and I thought, well, he's the president of course he's right. Well, it turned out no, he was taking liberties with that.

"Not telling the truth"... "Taking liberties" = LYING, LYING. Say it Dave, " Obama was L-Y-I-N-G. "

I doubt if Dave is going to switch teams when he pulls that lever on November 6, but at least he's beginning to recognize the deception and he isn't afraid to bring it up. Unfortunately he's still trying to provide some layer of cover for his regular guest star though by not invoking the "L" word.

Quite possibly the wall around Obama is coming down. The Lefties in the media are subtly trying to distance themselves from BO. They want to be able to say, "Hey, look, I was tough on the guy."

I wonder how many more of Obama's media minions will be scurrying for the gangplanks like rats from a sinking ship.

Obama is making the rounds at NBC (and MTV but who cares). Let's see if Leno, Brian Williams or the crew at The Today Show spend as much time talking Benghazi as they do Michelle, his kids, dog and White House Beer. All the things undecided voters really want to know two weeks from the election.

Or will Williams get Obama to admit that he knew on day one what was really happening in Benghazi or that he was "taking liberties" during the debate when he stated that it was Congress that requested sequestration and that "it will not happen."

From the folks a Heritage:

Obama declared that "the sequester is not something that I've proposed. It is something that the Congress has proposed." This was characterized as "mistaken" by Bob Woodward, who stood behind the account of the genesis of this problem in his book The Price of Politics, in which high-ranking Obama aides brought the entire concept to Reid and then sold it to congressional Republicans. Woodward reiterated later, "What the President said is not correct."

Obama next flatly stated, "It will not happen." This stunned the wonks and legislators listening, because-despite Press Secretary Jay Carney's protestations that this has been Obama's position all along-this is a huge departure from the President's repeated declaration that he would veto any solution that did not include massive new tax increases.

"Mistaken"..."Not telling the truth"... "Taking liberties" = LYING, LYING, LYING. Say it Bob, " Obama was L-Y-I-N-G. " Stop making excuses for the POTUS. He knew exactly what he was saying and it was nothing but a big fat lie.

In the meantime, as the lies and deceptions keep coming the rats continue to leave the ship.


Conan O'Brian showed his true colors by calling Romney "Mittler". This is a good sign for the Governor because whenever the opposition starts to compare you to Hitler or a Nazi you know you've turned the corner. In politics it's a jump the shark moment.

O'Brian's late night competition seems to be choosing to jump the ship.

Jay Leno made a disparaging joke about Obama Tuesday night on The Tonight Show. This has been a rarity for pretty much every comedian in the country over the last five years.

JAY LENO: One of President Obama's winning points last night was about how sanctions against Iran are crippling their economy. And believe me, if anyone knows how to cripple an economy it's President Obama.

Leno wasn't alone. Late night's other huge Obama Fanboy, David Letterman, on Late Night With David Letterman in a conversation with Rachel Madcow had this to say:

DAVID LETTERMAN, HOST: Here's what upset me last night, this playing fast and loose with facts. And the President Obama cites the op-ed piece that Romney wrote about Detroit, "Let them go bankrupt, let them go bankrupt," and last night he brings it up again. "Oh, no, Governor, you said let them go bankrupt, blah blah blah, let them go bankrupt." And Mitt said, "No, no, check the thing, check the thing, check the thing."

Now, I don't care whether you're Republican or Democrat, you want your president to be telling the truth; you want the contender to be lying. And so what we found out today or soon thereafter that, in fact, the President Obama was not telling the truth about what was excerpted from that op-ed piece. I felt discouraged.

RACHEL MADDOW: Because the "Let Detroit go bankrupt" headline you feel like was inappropriate?

LETTERMAN: Well, the fact the President is invoking it and swearing that he was right and that Romney was wrong and I thought, well, he's the president of course he's right. Well, it turned out no, he was taking liberties with that.

"Not telling the truth"... "Taking liberties" = LYING, LYING. Say it Dave, " Obama was L-Y-I-N-G. "

I doubt if Dave is going to switch teams when he pulls that lever on November 6, but at least he's beginning to recognize the deception and he isn't afraid to bring it up. Unfortunately he's still trying to provide some layer of cover for his regular guest star though by not invoking the "L" word.

Quite possibly the wall around Obama is coming down. The Lefties in the media are subtly trying to distance themselves from BO. They want to be able to say, "Hey, look, I was tough on the guy."

I wonder how many more of Obama's media minions will be scurrying for the gangplanks like rats from a sinking ship.

Obama is making the rounds at NBC (and MTV but who cares). Let's see if Leno, Brian Williams or the crew at The Today Show spend as much time talking Benghazi as they do Michelle, his kids, dog and White House Beer. All the things undecided voters really want to know two weeks from the election.

Or will Williams get Obama to admit that he knew on day one what was really happening in Benghazi or that he was "taking liberties" during the debate when he stated that it was Congress that requested sequestration and that "it will not happen."

From the folks a Heritage:

Obama declared that "the sequester is not something that I've proposed. It is something that the Congress has proposed." This was characterized as "mistaken" by Bob Woodward, who stood behind the account of the genesis of this problem in his book The Price of Politics, in which high-ranking Obama aides brought the entire concept to Reid and then sold it to congressional Republicans. Woodward reiterated later, "What the President said is not correct."

Obama next flatly stated, "It will not happen." This stunned the wonks and legislators listening, because-despite Press Secretary Jay Carney's protestations that this has been Obama's position all along-this is a huge departure from the President's repeated declaration that he would veto any solution that did not include massive new tax increases.

"Mistaken"..."Not telling the truth"... "Taking liberties" = LYING, LYING, LYING. Say it Bob, " Obama was L-Y-I-N-G. " Stop making excuses for the POTUS. He knew exactly what he was saying and it was nothing but a big fat lie.

In the meantime, as the lies and deceptions keep coming the rats continue to leave the ship.