David Letterman is one of television’s most outspoken Obama apologists. The late night talker avoids jokes targeting the president while nursing a running gag about Mitt Romney’s failure to appear on his show.
Even Letterman couldn’t stomach the lies Obama peddled about Romney during the most recent presidential debate. He even used valuable air time to discuss them with Queen Obama Apologist Rachel Maddow.
DAVID LETTERMAN, HOST: Here’s what upset me last night, this playing fast and loose with facts. And the President Obama cites the op-ed piece that Romney wrote about Detroit, “Let them go bankrupt, let them go bankrupt,” and last night he brings it up again. “Oh, no, Governor, you said let them go bankrupt, blah blah blah, let them go bankrupt.” And Mitt said, “No, no, check the thing, check the thing, check the thing.”
Now, I don’t care whether you’re Republican or Democrat, you want your president to be telling the truth; you want the contender to be lying. And so what we found out today or soon thereafter that, in fact, the President Obama was not telling the truth about what was excerpted from that op-ed piece. I felt discouraged.
RACHEL MADDOW: Because the “Let Detroit go bankrupt” headline you feel like was inappropriate?
LETTERMAN: Well, the fact the President is invoking it and swearing that he was right and that Romney was wrong and I thought, well, he’s the president of course he’s right. Well, it turned out no, he was taking liberties with that.
Is Letterman getting mentally prepared for a Romney administration? Why bring up the topic with an MSNBC personality in the first place?