September 18, 2012 by David K. Sutton
Peter King Doesn’t Care About “Fact Check,” He Knows Obama “Apologizes” for America
Even though Representative Peter King (R-NY) cannot cite a specific apology by President Obama, he still insists (as do many Republicans) that Obama went on an “apology tour” around the Middle East shortly after becoming president. On Monday, in an interview with CNN’s Soledad O’Brien, King said, “Any commonsense interpretation of those speeches, the president’s apologizing for the American position. That’s the apology tour.”
O’Brien said Obama never said “I’m sorry” and he never used the word “apology.” King says he didn’t have to. O’Brien later says, “I have the text of all those speeches in front of me. None of those speeches at all, if you go to factcheck.org which we check in a lot, they all say the same thing. They fact check this and they say this whole theory of apologies…” – King interrupts with, “I don’t care what fact check says.” Well, at least we know he sees eye-to-eye with the Romney campaign, who also are not concerned about facts or fact checkers.
I love these Republicans that just know stuff. They invent a narrative and now they “know” it. They don’t need examples. They don’t need details. They don’t need proof. They don’t need facts. They simply “know” it. And they belittle anyone who disagrees with them by saying things like “any commonsense interpretation.” This is the Republican world where facts come from the gut, not the brain.