The red herring is a fallacy that distracts from the main argument by focusing on something flashy and inconsequential. Throwing someone under the bus is a falacy of claims that places all of the blame on someone not directly or totally responsible for the problem.
When you combine the two, you have conspiracy of some significance. One person is so powerful and their actions are so influential that he or she must be responsible for some really inconsequential evil that they will be thrown under the bus on video repeatedly. By repeatedly, I mean so often that you have memorized the clip. You can act out the scene with your toddlers to entertain the grandparents. Remember, this person, while under the bus, is doing something insignificant that distracts from real issues. (While it may be significant to a few close family members, it isn't really significant in the impact it has on the rest of the world.) Think Tiger Woods. Think O.J. Simpson. Think Eric Massa. Think Joe Biden. Valerie Plame. Scooter Libby.
The people who should be thrown under the bus rarely are squished. Read this from American Thinker:
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Obama Attends Non-Existent Soccer Game?By Cat Corben
The president left the White House at approximately 9:20 to attend one of his daughter's soccer games at 40th and Chesapeake NW. A pool was hastily called at around 9:35 and drove north at 9:43 to catch the president before the game ended. We didn't make it. The President returned to the White House at 10:17. The pool returned at 10:30. We now return you to your regularly scheduled pool call time.
Prior to Obama's bilateral meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, Obama told his colleague, "Apparently I caused quite a problem," adding something about his secretary not telling the Secret Service, according to, ironically enough, the pool report.
Something is happening here. The Obama administration has become so accustomed to having their Red Herrings be effective, that they are getting shoddy about their construction. Where was he? What did he do? Who did he see?
He's not shy about spending tax payer money for scary photo-ops of air force one over NYC. He's not afraid to spend tax payer money to see a Broadway show on date night. So what did he do that needed to be so unseen? Who came or went from the White House while the press corps was chasing him? Did he leave? Did he have secret service?
The problem in asking these questions is that the Obamas are very good at Red Herrings when they want to be. He must have known it was possible that this would raise eyebrows. But he didn't care. His arrogance is so pathological that he figures, and to some extent rightly so, that he can get away with anything.
At the same time, the very media that ignore his actions, make up stories about the Catholic Church and our beloved Pope Benedict XVI. Red Herrings. "Look at the pretty fish, not at me. Let's throw some Catholics under the bus and hire a homosexual pedophile promoter, Kevin Jennings, as our SAFE school czar, " say Obama and friends.
I'm taking a break now to scream.
I'm just a home school mom in fly-over country. I don't have enough information about international or national government to KNOW anything for certain. But where there's smoke, there usually is fire. When people point a finger there are four more fingers pointing back at themselves. When you assume, you make an ass of you and me. All of these old cliches could be applied to either side in this argument. But it just smells fishy. A little like herring, pickled red.