Like me, Andrew Sullivan gives out awards named after people (in fact, I stole the idea from him). One of them is the Hewitt Award, named after Hugh Hewitt, and is given for “the most egregious attempts to label Barack Obama as un-American, alien, treasonous, and far out of the mainstream of American life and politics.” And like Bryan Fischer on this blog, he’s now won his own award for this inane statement:
“President Obama will negotiate with the Syrian butcher Assad and erase his red line, will capitulate to Vladimir Putin, and he will negotiate with the happy face of the killer regime in Iran, President Rouhani, but not with Republicans over issues all presidents have always negotiated over.”
Sullivan nails the dishonesty of this statement:
It’s worth noting Hewitt’s constant lies. What president has ever “negotiated” repealing a duly enacted law because one faction in one House has decided that it will shut down the government and destroy the US and global economy if he doesn’t? When has such a thing ever happened before? What are the Republicans offering in return? Nothing but the maintenance of basic government functions…
Hewitt is not a fool, just one of the most shame-free liars and propagandists in the public arena.
Indeed he is. And there are lots of people just like him.