(Beltway Confidential) — Using a selectively edited video, MSNBC host Ed Schultz, accused Texas Gov. Rick Perry of calling President Obama a “black cloud hanging over America,” when in reality Perry was referring to the national debt. Yet Schultz’s claim looks even more absurd when you consider that back in December 2009, President Obama used a similar metaphor during his speech on Afghanistan and Pakistan.
“And finally, we must draw on the strength of our values — for the challenges that we face may have changed, but the things that we believe in must not,” Obama said. “That’s why we must promote our values by living them at home — which is why I have prohibited torture and will close the prison at Guantanamo Bay. And we must make it clear to every man, woman and child around the world who lives under the dark cloud of tyranny that America will speak out on behalf of their human rights, and tend to the light of freedom and justice and opportunity and respect for the dignity of all peoples.”