What we have here is the classic Karl Rove muddy-the-waters messaging technique. Black is white. Up is down.
Their Supreme Court nominee John Roberts has said he believes Roe v. Wade is an imperfect law. But when the rightwing takes too much lead – as Joe Scarborough did last night on his MSNBC screedfest, “Scarborough Country” – by claiming that Roberts favors overturning Roe, the White House reins them back in:
Well, last night, we reported that on the show. And our banner actually said “Roberts: Overturn Roe v. Wade.’ Well, the White House called us up during the show. They didn’t like the banner. They said, we owe—we should—we should offer a correction. That is what I am going to do tonight.
So, conservatives, Republicans, members of Focus on the Family, Dr. James Dobson, Pat Robertson, pro-life advocates across America, I offer you this correction. According to the White House, Judge Roberts does not oppose Roe vs. Wade. Whew. Glad I got that off my chest.