The Republican National Committee is out with an ad featuring a dishonestly edited recording of a Supreme Court hearing on ObamaCare.
HERE‘s high-court blogger Tom Goldstein’s reaction:
I’ve been in practice for seventeen years, and the blog has existed for ten, and this is the single most classless and misleading thing I’ve ever seen related to the Court. It is as if the RNC decided to take an incredibly serious and successful argument that has the chance to produce a pathbreaking legal victory for a conservative interpretation of the Constitution, drag it through the mud, and vomit on it. I would be shocked if a serious conservative lawyer would stand by the ad.
The RNC’s supposed point is that the Administration’s own lawyer’s argument demonstrates that it could not defend the individual mandate. But to then manipulate the audio is seriously misleading to the listener and at best succeeds only in distracting from the point.