You knew it was coming. Now that Ryan Rhodes is a national hero, the fallout begins.
A former member of George W. Bush’s senior staff said that the tea party activist who confronted Barack Obama in Iowa was using an inappropriate tactic to try to embarrass the president.Wait, what? Who's Brad Blakeman? He's a former deputy assistant to Bush for appointments and scheduling? I didn't even know such a position existed. Is this man, the former deputy assistant to Bush for appointments and scheduling, the highest ranking Republican to denounce Rhodes?
At the town-hall meeting on Monday, founder and chairman of the Iowa Tea Party Ryan Rhodes interrupted and confronted Obama about a disputed report that during a closed-door meeting with House Democrats, Vice President Joe Biden called tea party activists “terrorists” for holding the debt-ceiling negotiations "hostage."
“I think they came to the event to disrupt and to put the president in a ‘gotcha’ situation. Certainly the president wouldn't have had a Perry Mason moment and said, ‘Yes, of course we think you're terrorists; of course we think you're bad for America. That wasn't going to happen,” Brad Blakeman, a former deputy assistant to Bush for appointments and scheduling, said on Fox News on Tuesday. “To go there with a mission to embarrass the president and have a ‘gotcha’ moment for your own purposes I don't think is respectful to the office of the president."
Rhodes, meanwhile, should be prepared for the Joe the Plumber media colonoscopy. He'll be more vetted in two days than Obama ever has been. He's even appearing on Rush Limbaugh right now. Heads are sure to explode.