On Wednesday, President Obama delivered some remarks about the beheading of journalist James Foley by the Islamic group ISIS. Later that day, Fox’s Your World show discussed Obama’s remarks by “asking” if Obama was forceful enough and if he'd follow through. Fox chose two guests – one the phony Democrat Pat Caddell and the other, real Republican KT McFarland – to ensure the answer it wanted.
Caddell, described by host Stuart Varney as one of two “Washington insiders,” was nonetheless identified on the screen as “fmr Democratic pollster.” In reality, Caddell is a “Democratic” fraud designed to provide Fox with another anti-Democratic voice under cover of “balance,”
McFarland, on the other hand, has a long history of working as and acting like a Republican.
Surprisingly, Varney spoke somewhat supportively of President Obama in the opening question: “The President to me looked angry and he did look forceful. Do you think he’s going to follow through?”
Caddell got right to the skewering: “Well I don’t agree with that necessarily. I thought he was reading it like a 12th grader had written it. I thought it was pretty bloodless. You know, tone matters, and emoting matters. I didn’t think he had it. …I was glad to see he used some words. ‘Christian’ was great, that he finally mentioned them, and of course, we’re all appalled. But there was no righteous anger. And most important, there was no statement of what we’re going to do to them, how we’re going to attack them, how we’re going to strike at the heart of this, not on the periphery.”
McFarland was asked the same question and responded “Not in the least.” However, she was less harsh in most of the rest of her criticism than “Democrat” Caddell:
What the President should have gone out and done is said, “You killed our people, we’re going to hunt you down and we’re going to kill you. Number one, we’re going to give all the countries in the region what they need to do this."
Not American boots on the ground, which he always likes to say, but how about Arab sandals in the sand? We’re going to give the Peshmerga in Kurdistan whatever they need. We’re going to give them American intelligence. We’re going to give them American heavy equipment. We’re going to bomb every ISIS convoy that moves.
Number two: we’re going to assemble a new coalition throughout the world, but starting in the Middle East.
…Third, protect Americans.
However, McFarland did ratchet up the fear mongering. She mentioned, “7000 European passport holders who are fighting in Iraq and Syria. There are several hundred American passport holders. They are coming home.”
Caddell once again made it a personal attack on Obama. “This President, just like today, he says what’s necessary, but never goes beyond that,” Caddell complained. Then he took a racial swipe at Obama. “It’s not like when he cares about something, whether it’s Ferguson or what happened in Cambridge or whatever, you get a sense that he really is concerned. I get the sense here he’s going through the motions. And as I said, that statement was awfully sophomoric in parts.”
McFarland, perhaps feeling she couldn’t let a “Democrat” do all the Obama bashing, said, “It’s time for the President to get serious and deal with it like a grownup.”
Watch the "fair and balanced" analysis - Fox News style - below.
Squishy, annoying, and stupid.
He even appears to be disgusted by himself.
If I remember correctly, the last time the USA put a lot of weaponry in the hands of a guy who promised to go out and destroy an enemy of the USA (the Russians, perhaps?), that guy morphed into an enemy of the USA who had to be taken out by American boots on the ground (Saddam Hussein, perhaps?).
Anyway, the President can’t do anything right for a true, dyed-in-the-wool Foxy: had he come out to thump his chest, show his teeth and hurl threats as that woman pretty much said she wanted him to do, she’d be wailing that he wants to send American youths to fight on foreign soil.
Oh wait, that’s what two Presidents by the name of Bush actually did.