Oh, I see how it works. Now that Mitt has chosen Paul Ryan to be his hood ornament, he can rely on Reince Priebus to be his torpedo. I really hate to keep bringing up Reince, but he is the unpleasant chairman of the Republican National Committee and it appears that he will be ready on a moment's notice to point to new evidence of evil in the Obama camp.
Priebus is the guy who referred to Senate Majority leader Harry Reid as a "dirty liar" - the sort of reference you might hear in a schoolyard or a gangster movie. And Sunday on Meet the Press he described the President as a felon who "stole $700 from Medicare to fund Obamacare."
But the stealing part has been quickly consigned to the trash bin by the non-partisan Politifact, which said the money didn't come out of the current budget, "they are not actual cuts, and nowhere does the bill actually eliminate any curernt benefits."
But, folks, it could have been worse. Priebus could have accused Obama of being a survivor of Jonestown who managed to escape by swinging from tree to tree.
Or that he was born in Saul Alinsky's basement while Harry Caray led a noisy Cubs crowd in "Take me out to the ballgame" during the seventh inning stretch.
Or that Obama's long rap sheet said he was arrested on Chicago's South Side for attempting to sell a used (!) condom to a priest,
Or that the number on his Visa card is 666 - the Biblical reference to Satan.
But it's still August, and with Priebus, anything is shamefully possible.