MSNBC libtalker Lawrence O'Donnell, infamous for his emotional outbursts and flights of fancy, lit into Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain. O'Donnell accused Cain of being a draft dodger during the Vietnam war.
O'Donnell asked Cain,
The libtalker dismissed the fact that Cain spent the war years working for the Navy Department working on specialized weapons system or that he refused a critical skills deferment and was in the draft lottery like most American men.
Not good enough for O'Donnell who responded, "I am offended on behalf of all the veterans of the Vietnam War who joined, Mr. Cain. The veterans who did not wait to be drafted like John Kerry who joined."
Of course, he neglected to mention that Kerry also jumped at the chance to leave Vietnam before his tour was over, leaving his comrades behind, unlike John McCain who refused early release from a North Vietnamese prison camp hell hole. Or that former President Bill Clinton was an admitted draft dodger, that Vice President Joe Biden took five deferments to avoid Vietnam service or that the current commander in chief, Barack Obama, refused to enlist for service in the First Gulf War.
Even more interesting, O'Donnell himself failed to mention that he avoided military service during Vietnam by accepting a college deferment.
O'Donnell reveals himself to be a hypocritical partisan hack. His real reason for attacking Cain is that the Republican presidential hopeful is an African-American who dared to stray from the Democrats plantation and think for himself. That is unforgivable in the progressive narrative.
Even by MSNBC standards, O'Donnell's attempted character assassination of an honorable man was reprehensible.
In honor of the great American philosopher Bugs Bunny who first coined the phrase, I've decided to present the "What a Maroon" award each week to the politician, organization or celebrity who makes the most sand-poundingly stupid statement of recent days.