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Charles M. Blow Tears Sununu to Shreds on 'The Last Word': VIDEO


Yesterday, the Romney campaign (taking advice from Rush Limbaugh) sent out John Sununu to begin smearing Obama with suggestions that he is "foreign" in order to try and divert the attention Romney is getting over his disputed tenure at Bain Capital.

SununuSaid Sununu on FOX News:

"[Obama] has no idea how the American system functions, and we shouldn’t be surprised about that, because he spent his early years in Hawaii smoking something, spent the next set of years in Indonesia, another set of years in Indonesia, and, frankly, when he came to the U.S. he worked as a community organizer, which is a socialized structure, and then got into politics in Chicago."

Later, Sununu doubled down on a conference call:

“The men and women all over America who have worked hard to build these businesses, their businesses, from the ground up is how our economy became the envy of the world. It is the American way. And I wish this president would learn how to be an American."

Think Progress notes how the meme was continued, with other surrogates, HERE.

Charles Blow appeared on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell and tore the whole thing apart, ripping Sununu as the GOP's "favorite drunk uncle" in a satisfying tirade.

Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...

Political Ticker reports that "a multipronged effort" to escape from the Bain swamp is coming from Romney's camp.

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  1. LOL. Every show on MSNBC I tuned into yesterday for 5 or so minutes was playing Rush Limbaugh clips. Rush reaches 12 million. MSNBC reaches 12.

    Now their scared to even put the very weak "Republicans" they have employed on their shows. Poor Meggie McCain is probably "Like, why did you guyz like even hire me?!"

    Posted by: MarkUs | Jul 18, 2012 7:54:57 AM

  2. Excellent commentary. All the old rich white male politicians still can't deal with the fact that Obama is President, even after all this time.

    Posted by: Jack M | Jul 18, 2012 7:55:55 AM

  3. Watching Charles deliver his thought live last night was thrilling. He was at his best! But, he didn't go for cheap shots, stayed as intelligent and erudite as always.

    Posted by: Val | Jul 18, 2012 8:23:59 AM

  4. At about 3:04 in this clip... does he really say "entremanures" instead of entrepreneur? I know he's spewing a bunch of Sh!t, but...really? That's sure what it sounds like to me.

    Posted by: Donnie | Jul 18, 2012 9:52:26 AM

  5. actually my mistake. the ?error is a couple of clips further in the show.

    Posted by: Donnie | Jul 18, 2012 9:53:54 AM

  6. actually my mistake. the ?error is a couple of clips further in the show.

    Posted by: Donnie | Jul 18, 2012 9:53:58 AM

  7. "Multipronged effort."

    The problem with too many prongs is that they get in each other's way.

    Posted by: Polyboy | Jul 18, 2012 9:59:22 AM

  8. "Multipronged effort."

    The problem with too many prongs is that they get in each others way.

    Posted by: Polyboy | Jul 18, 2012 9:59:34 AM

  9. Sununu is hardly the name of a "true American".

    Posted by: simon | Jul 18, 2012 10:49:46 AM

  10. Love listening to Charles Blow

    he delivers passion on whatever he is reporting on

    Posted by: say what | Jul 18, 2012 11:13:58 AM

  11. Wow, Limbaugh criticizing Obama for drug use. It may not be racist but it's certainly hypocritical. And what was that weird lisping thing he was doing?

    Posted by: Daniel | Jul 18, 2012 11:51:00 AM

  12. God bless Charles Blow--I'd like to send him flowers. When I saw that clip of Sununu spouting his elitist, racist bullcrap yesterday, I was so angry I actually tried to find a contact number for him online so I could call him and tell him what I thought of him personally. (Hint: it involved the word Santorum.) Thank you, Charles, for slicing and dicing this windbag piece of garbage so effectively.

    Posted by: Dback | Jul 18, 2012 11:53:03 AM

  13. Charles Blow is a champ of a guy. Sunono is a chump of one.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Jul 18, 2012 11:58:32 AM

  14. Sounds like normal hardball during an election year. The problem now is that there doesn't seem to be an A-Team anymore, only a B-Team. Romney is running a very weak campaign, just as he did during the primaries, probably because he stuck with his base of trusted Mormon advisers he's used in the past. Obama's not doing much better, though as president he gets a 5 point lead going in.

    Posted by: anon | Jul 18, 2012 12:33:38 PM

  15. Hmmm. Seems like all they did was call Sununu names and accuse him of being a racist. No argument was offered that Obama was not a socialist a heart with no private sector experience. Bringing up a possible wrong doing of Sununu's from years ago does not negate any of Sununu's statements. Try Again.....

    Posted by: Robert V | Jul 18, 2012 5:10:53 PM

  16. @Robert V How much are you paid to spout this bull? C'mon now. Surely there must be some reason you would come on towleroad with this excrement. Aren't there any bagger sites who will pay to hear their lies repeated?

    Posted by: Berijeck | Jul 18, 2012 10:08:35 PM

  17. How does anyone take this network seriously? You are so wildly left and liberal you can't even be called a news org. Where can one go for simple, unbiased reporting that lets me decide. Clearly not MSDNC. Tell the sheep Mitt says hello. Your reporting bias is enough to push even the most down the center voter to the right.

    Posted by: Rob Burkhart | Jul 18, 2012 10:42:56 PM

  18. Another paid bagger commenter heard from.

    Posted by: Berijeck | Jul 18, 2012 11:25:30 PM

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