Bob Beckle is Awesome.
On the most recent edition of The Five, Eric Bolling was doing his very best to link Herman Cain’s recent revelations of sexual indiscretions to be nothing more than an attack by the Democratic organization. Fellow panel member and sole liberal on the show, Bob Beckle, was having none of it.
“For you to suggest for a minute that the Democrats are the ones behind the taking apart of conservatives is just outrageous! The fact of the matter is I was — I have defended Herman Cain for the last week — I do not now after he made these allegation[s] about the Democratic organization that is behind this. Herman, it’s not us, it’s Republicans doing it to you!” – Beckle
The idea the Democrats would already be tearing into the Republicans at this point of the election cycle was a claim that struck me as odd. I mean, this is when the Republicans destroy each other for failure to adhere to the rightest of positions before eventually moderating their message and consolidating under the banner of the nominee in search of the independent vote. Bolling would just rather blame it on the left, so as to adhere to the Almighty Rush’s recent doctrine of “Defend Cain not matter what,” because politics is apparently more important that sexual exploitation.
“There were 23,000 document dumps, they’d find something.” Bolling continued.
“Who did that?!” Beckel hollered. “Who did that? Are you suggesting that’s Democrats?
“Unequivocally!” Bolling answered.
“Do you have proof?” Beckel asked.
“I don’t have proof…” Bolling conceded.
“Of course you don’t!” Beckel boomed.
As a recent Entertainment Weekly article pointed out, The Five is going a long way to fill the crazy gap left by the departure of Glenn Beck. Normally the show is another echo chamber of Republican thought and has taken to make a point of bashing OWS lately. However, it is always refreshing to see that some bullshit is actually called out for being bullshit. Head on over to Mediaite to see the video of the exchange.
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(Source and quotes : Mediaite)