If anyone needs more proof that Fox News is deliberately exploiting the violence in Egypt and Libya for anti-Obama/anti-Democratic purposes, then you need look no further than the network’s use of Ann Coulter as a commenter during what should be sensitive times. Coulter is hardly known for her tact or judiciousness. And she’s got zero, zilch, nada foreign affairs or national security bona fides. So why was she the first pundit on the Hannity show last night in the middle of an international crisis, if not for the express purpose of making attacks on President Obama – and under the nauseating pretense of patriotism?
In case you thought there would be any kind of restraint in a time of trouble, Sean Hannity wasted no time calling our president, “Barack ‘the appeaser, Neville Chamberlain’ Obama.” This from the guy too cowardly to display his own Twitter feed.
“How embarrassing and weak this country seems when this President does not have the courage to say what is a fact - that this country is being engaged by radicals that want to destroy us and that a war on terror continues to exist,” Hannity nonetheless declared.
Yes, if only our President had the courage to foam and foment in a TV studio with like-minded chickenhawks as Hannity does!
“Peace through strength never goes out of style!” Coulter said. Well, she ought to know. Because even though she never served in the military, when she she’s not defending herself from allegations of voter fraud, she’s bravely coming up with attacks on 9/11 widows and joking about poisoning Supreme Court justices.
Coulter, valiant in her low-cut, spaghetti-strap outfit and what looked like some kind of new face, went on to show her true leadership qualities by saying that “retaliating” is what the Obama administration “should be doing.” Instead of offering any kind of specifics, Coulter said that what’s really needed is a "time machine" to stop the Arab Spring from having happened in the first place. Now that’s a solution!
“You know that Romney’s statement, um, was devastating to President Obama because the media is screaming bloody murder.” Coulter said. She couldn’t have looked more pleased.
Hannity added, “I was actually thankful that we had a leader that actually came out and defended the United States of America and said that there will be consequences.”
Really on a patriotic roll now, Coulter added that this is “why you can’t allow a Democrat anywhere near national security.” She went on to praise Iraq as the only democracy in the Middle East.
“The more you back down to savages, the more they’re going to attack,” Coulter added. And I’m sure she’d know, toughing it out as she must in Palm Beach. Or is it in her million-dollar condo in New York? Or Los Angeles?
“I think this president is a wimp,” Hannity said.
And as soon as you make good on your promise to undergo waterboarding for charity – almost three and a half years ago – you might have a smidgeon of credibility on that score.
By the way, Coulter reprised her Fox News role as a credible national security pundit on Fox & Friends this morning.