In a chat with Newt Gingrich today, Joe Scarborough reminded viewers and his guest, Newt Gingrich, that it's not just a pro-Obama Super PAC that's run patently false attack ads.
SCARBOROUGH: I remember the Romney team saying they had nothing to do with the attack ads to do against you as you were going ahead in Iowa, and you pointed out that all the people on Mitt Romney's Super PAC board were his associates.
GINGRICH: Well, I think at the time, I described it as "pious baloney." And I'd say the same thing for President Obama. If you don't want these attacks ads, tell your friends not to give the money. If you don't want these attack ads, tell the guy who's doing them you're going to repudiate them publicly.
A couple things.
1. Ironically, Newt had a Super PAC backing him that threw vicious and false attacks (remember "King of Bain"?) at Romney over Bain, so it's a little bit of, well, "pious baloney" to accuse Romney and Obama of "pious baloney!"
2. I'm pretty sure I've seen every Super PAC attack ad from the pro-Romney group, Restore Our Future.
Some of them have been false, dirty, and methodically destructive.
But nothing I've seen stoops to such brutal, arid, and Death Valley-lows as the Obama Super PAC ad linking Romney with cancer.
Now it's not enough to accuse Romney of killing off jobs at Bain, the pro-Obama Super PAC feels it's necessary to accuse him of killing off people.
(Here's Newt and Joe's exchange this morning about Super PACs).