Stef Cutter’s Raging Hypocrisy
So, the video of an Obama speech in 2007 comes out, right? It’s a video of Obama. There are portions of this video which have never been reported by the media, but the video is literally of Obama talking about race in 2007. With me so far?
Okay, this video was panned before it even aired by the Beltway Media. They then continued their assault on this video afterwards claiming that it was old news, blah blah. The story was over, right? The media had decided back in 2007 that they weren’t going to really cover this story and now in 2012 it was a “dud.” Then Team Obama got into it for some reason.
Stephanie Cutter, Obama’s campaign spokeswoman, went out and demanded that the Romney campaign denounce the use of the video.
Stephanie Cutter, deputy campaign manager for the Obama campaign, called on the Romney campaign to denounce the use of a video resurfaced by the conservative Daily Caller of a 2007 Obama speech about Hurricane Katrina. “They have the responsibility to stand up and say it was wrong,” Cutter said during an appearance on CNN’s “Starting Point” Wednesday.
Cutter argued that it was allies of the Romney campaign — but not the Romney campaign itself — that surfaced the video as a political move.
“I think allies to Mitt Romney are responsible and the Romney campaign should stand up and do the same — the right thing and say it was the wrong thing to do,” Cutter said.
Read that a few times.
Now remember who is saying this. This is Stephanie Cutter. The same Stephanie Cutter who refused to denounce the Priorities USA ad where a guy named Joe Soptic basically blamed Mitt Romney for the death of his wife. Remember that?
Here’s a video of the very same Stephanie Cutter refusing to denounce the Priorities USA ad, which was produced by former White House Deputy Press Secretary, Bill Burton.
You’ll note that Cutter is literally defending the premise of the disgusting ad. And at the 2:18 mark she even says that Priorities USA isn’t part of the Obama campaign. Well, that Super PAC is a pro-Obama PAC. The video Cutter wants Romney to denounce was aired by Fox News and The Daily Caller. Say what you will, but there is more of a case for Priorities USA being “allies” of the Obama campaign than there is for Fox News or The Daily Caller being “allies of the Romney campaign.” Again, a former White House Deputy Press Secretary runs Priorities USA. You don’t get more “ally” than that.
Secondly, what exactly does Cutter want the Romney campaign to denounce? It’s a speech Obama gave in 2007. Is the Romney campaign supposed to denounce Obama? I mean, isn’t that what they’re already doing by running against him? Or does Cutter think the Romney campaign should denounce things that don’t paint Obama in the purest of lights? If that’s the case, Obama should have denounced the Priorities USA ad. And both sides should denounce every negative ad ever made by either campaign.
The sheer hypocrisy of demanding a denunciation is staggering, really.
If the Obama campaign and the Beltway Media really thought this video was a nothingburger, they sure aren’t acting like it. But I won’t hold my breath waiting for the media to analyze how weird this demand from Cutter is. Had this been the Romney campaign demanding Obama denounce the use of the 47% video, the Beltway Bubblers would be writing article after article about how “desperate” the Romney camp is for making such an outlandish request. A real media would be wondering what has the Obama campaign rattled enough to go full-stupid like Stephanie just did. But we don’t have a real media.
Once again we have a case of the Obama campaign and the media holding Romney to standards they don’t follow. And we’re the only ones pointing this stuff out.