After Fox Nation hyped the “snubs” of three (out of “about three dozen”) of the 1972 Miami Dolphins who were invited to the White House, it’s no surprise that Fox & Friends should host at least one of them with the hope of getting him to thoroughly air why he objects to Barack Obama’s presidency so much. Unfortunately for the Curvy Couch Crew, their guest, Bob Kuechenberg, was unable to offer a coherent explication of his policy differences. (H/T News Hounds regular, d d)
“I just don’t really agree with hardly anything that this administration has done,” Kuechenberg told co-host Brian Kilmeade, adding that it would have been “hypocritical” to attend the presidential ceremony honoring the undefeated team.
Kilmeade prodded for anti-Obama details: “What, exactly, is your problem with the president’s four-and-a –half years in office?” he asked.
In shades of Sarah Palin, Kuechenberg said, “Everything that - the results – from foreign relations to failed policies to just about everything that he’s attempted.”
Kilmeade, still fishing, asked if Kuechenberg would have gone had Bill Clinton or George Bush done the inviting.
To drive the point home, banners on the screen read, “NOT A FAN: PLAYER DOESN’T BELIEVE IN ADMINISTRATION, “ and “TAKING A STAND: THREE 1972 MIAMI DOLPHINS SKIP WH SALUTE.”
Yes, Kuechenberg said, he would have accepted an invitation from any other president. “But it’s just because of the failed policies and failed results, whether they be deliberate or unwitting, it’s just that our country is in grave danger and I didn’t want to be up there… I didn’t belong there,” he continued.
“Are you saying that there’s something different about this administration?” Kilmeade tried again.
“Yes,” Kuechenberg said. But he couldn’t explain what it was. “I believe that um, a lot of the policies that this president has had thus far I question. I think that if you heard of the professors Cloward and Piven… that were far-left radicals and the president was a student of theirs and they studied Saul Alinsky’s community organizer mantra. All of this adds up to things that I don’t really care for.”
So Kuechenberg hates President Obama’s policies – from when he was a student at Columbia – 30+ years before he became president? Or is Kuechenberg just a Glenn Beck fan? Because who else relentlessly makes Obama’s presidency about Professors Cloward and Piven?
Now, for the sake of saying keystrokes on the trolls, let’s pretend these are the same thing. You can agree or disagree with the opinion all you want… Fox News fought one’s right to say it, while putting the other on a pedestal. Do you not see the problem here?
Kathy’s comment certainly shows that she doesn’t. Any others?
However, if they would take their blinders off, they would easily see that their right-wing own team (including politicians, the pundits, organizers on the right, the conservative media, etc.) operates using Alinsky’s rules too. Assigning the use of Alinsky’s rules to only those on the left is classic projection and a load of bull. Guess it’s okay though if you’re a Republican, hmm?
And it’s not just the well-known righty in the below link either – even Glenn Beck uses Alinsky tactics when it suits his needs. Pffft.
In fact, Dick Armey, the head of the conservative teabagger group, FreedomWorks, admits that the organization uses Alinksy’s tactics and even hands out his “Rules for Radicals” book to the tea party leaders so they can learn to use his techniques.
Despite the fact that Bob disapprovingly noted that the left and Obama “studied Saul Alinsky’s community organizer mantra”, I very much doubt Kilmeade and good ole Bob have the guts to call out the right for doing the same thing the criticize the left for doing. And here I thought Bob said he didn’t want to be a hypocrite.
You’re not there to honor him…or are you just stooopid?
Somehow I don’t think FoxNoise would’ve been as willing to invite such an athlete to be interviewed but would’ve, instead, spent several days questioning the person’s patriotism and pressing for any sponsors to be boycotted until they dropped the “traitor.”
But, well, played Keuch….at least people will remember your name again for about a week. Then you will fade back into the ignominy you deserve. Hopefully, this will help your ‘Kuechenberg International’ sell a few more ‘relationships’.
No- But they weren’t going for the president. They went because it was a huge honour, whether or not they earned it, or just got away with grand-scale Belichicking. They went for the team, and for the most part… kept their mouth shut.
Nice to know that kind of civility was too much to ask of Kuechenberg.
When this story was posted on CBS Sportsline I posted a comment that at least one of the three Dolphin players would appear on Fox in less then a week. EEEEasy Prediction.