Okay, well, maybe they didn’t go quite that far, but they are mad that he didn’t pull a McCain and denounce her for saying Obama should be tried for treason.
They also seem to have forgotten the way they treated George W. Bush. After all, they actually made a movie fantasizing about his assassination.
Liberals are incensed that Mitt Romney did not immediately denounce a female supporter who suggested Obama “be tried for treason.” Romney, however, did say later that he does not agree with the woman’s statement.
“We have a president right now who is operating outside the construction of our Constitution,” the woman said at a campaign event held Monday at an engineering and metal-stamping plant in Euclid, Ohio.
“And I do agree he should be tried for treason,” she added, before asking the former Massachusetts governor what he would do to restore the Constitution and “help restore balance between the three branches of government.”
Markos Moulitsas of the Daily Kos was one of those who criticized Romney on Twitter.
“Thanks to the woman who asked Romney the “treason” question, for showing Romney’s cowardice in the face of his crazy base,” he tweeted.
But a search of Moulitsas’ own website using the term “Bush +Treason” returns 3,574 results, and a Google search on the term “Bush treason” (with the quotes) returns 71,700 hits.
In other words, it’s the same old double standard that is always in play with the left.
Did Romney do the right thing by not immediately denouncing the woman or the question?
A poll at The Blaze suggests that yes, he did – by a wide margin. Over 87 percent of those who responded said Romney should not have called the woman out for making the suggestion.
A post at Twitchy notes:
Yeah, see, that’s the thing: Barack Obama, to whom Mitt Romney has referred as a “nice guy,” certainly hasn’t swooped in to save Romney’s reputation. Obama’s minions, a group that includes the mainstream media, haven’t stepped up to the plate, either.
Yeah, it looks like it’s going to be one of those kinds of elections.