This is just incredible, even by MODO's standards. She writes a column today and quotes a person she describes as a former McCain staffer on the supposed mood of the Democratic National Convention. Not surprisingly, this guy has decided that the mood of the Democratic convention is "submerged hate", meaning hatred of Obama supposedly coming from Clinton supporters. Here is a quote from the article:
But this Democratic convention has a vibe so weird and jittery, so at odds with the early thrilling, fairy dust feel of the Obama revolution, that I had to consult Mike Murphy, the peppery Republican strategist and former McCain guru.
“What is that feeling in the air?” I asked him.
“Submerged hate,” he promptly replied.
Look, it has been clear for some time that Dowd doesn't like most Democrats. In fact, it is almost impossible to find a Democrat she has liked since the death of John and Robert Kennedys. She doesn't like either of the Clintons, she doesn't seem to like Obama, and she doesn't seem to like any other Democrat either. Since she is an opinion columnist for the Times, she is apparently allowed to say any stupid thing she wants.
It would seem, however, pretty obvious even to someone as anti-Democrat as Dowd that quoting a Republican about the mood of the Democratic national convention to support your position doesn't make a lot of sense. What in the hell does she expect him to say, the Dems are having a great convention?
Even by MODO's standards, this is just incredible hackery.