Not that this should be any great surprise, but Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) is turning out to be one of Barack Obama’s more committed – and, frankly, effective – water carriers. Â Not only did he restate the Obama Administration/Marie Harf line on how to stop violent extremism at the summit last week (see video here), but this week he appeared on CNN to not just dis former New York Mayor Rudy Guiliani’s statements to the effect that Obama not only wasn’t really raised here, he doesn’t love the country, etc., but tear apart Rudy’s character. Â Listen to what the water man has to say:
Rudy Guiliani’s comments were the “desperate act of a man desperately trying to stay relevant and is just having a hard time doing so.” Â Let that sink in. Â “There’s a reason he was never able to catch on as a presidential candidate.” Â Well, really, he’d be better as an Attorney General, but that’s neither here nor there. Â Rudy’s always relevant. Â He did what needed to be done at a time of great crisis. Â (Remember September 11, 2001 Mr. Ellison?) Â “He’s backpedaling.” Â Only because Guiliani’s words cut so much to the heart of the matter, that anyone with aspirations to public office had to distance themselves from the reality more or less because Ellison is right about one thing: Americans don’t like hearing uncomfortable truths. Â Pundits like Mark Levin, on the other hand, added to Rudy’s complaints. Â (See the most compelling video of Levin’s discussion with Sean Hannity here.)
This is where the Obama Administration is: having Â the rank and file carry their water and work to assassinate the characters of dedicated and beloved public servants as Obama actively works to dismantle the great country that he is supposed to lead. Â For someone who sounds pretty smart, actually, Keith Ellison is certainly no Rudy.