Not surprisingly, much of Fox News' outrageousness last week was centered on the crisis in Ukraine. Either overtly or by implication, Fox News pundits fell all over themselves using the foreign-policy crisis to attack President Obama. But we've got some other outrageousness as well. We need YOU to decide which of the nominees should be named the "Outrageous Quote Of The Week."
The nominees are...
Sarah Palin, sharing her special insights into Russia: “People are looking at Putin as one who wrestles bears and drills for oil. They look at our president as one who wears Mom jeans and equivocates and bloviates.”
Neil Cavuto, outrageously conflating President Obama’s budget and Mardi Gras: “It is ironic right now that all of this is going down on Fat Tuesday.”
Sen. Lindsey Graham, blaming Russia’s aggression against Ukraine on Benghazi: “The world is never in a better place when you have a weak, indecisive American president and Russia is a symptom of that weakness. And again, it started with Benghazi.”
Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, blaming President Obama for Russia’s aggression against Ukraine and, probably, any other acts of aggression by any other country: “The idea that we would have created an environment that is hospitable for (Putin’s) absolutely outrageous behavior – but mark me, it’s not just Putin. It’s gonna be the People’s Republic of China, even if it’s not in cahoots with Putin.”
Sean Hannity, making a ridiculous comparison between ObamaCare and the Iraq war in order to attack a Rutgers professor objecting to Condoleezza Rice as commencement speaker because she helped mislead people into thinking Iraq was a threat to the United States:
An effort to mislead the American people. Did Barack Obama mislead the American people when he said, “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan?”
…Did he mislead the American people? ‘Cause this is the standard, this is what you say: “the effort to mislead the American people.” If that is the standard, did the president, Obama, mislead the American people when he said, “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor?”
Brent Bozell, losing touch with reality over the IRS so-called scandal:
I do believe that this IRS scandal is bigger than Watergate. …It’s becoming more and more apparent that there were serious crimes committed. The only question is how far up the ladder does this one reach?
…I thought back in 1988, 1987 and 88, with Iran-Contra – if you recall, that – which is, which is piddly stuff compared to this, day in and day out, live coverage… all day coverage to find out what Iran-Contra was all about, what Ollie North had done. So now you have this story, this woman comes to testify, she doesn’t even make the news.
“Objective” news host Bill Hemmer: “Is this the Affordable Care Act or is this Gumby?”
Peter Johnson, Jr., “forgetting” the steady diet of hate mongering on Fox News: “(W)e’re not about hate in this country, we’re about love.”
Since this was not included (maybe she said it on the 9th), my vote goes to Goober Graham. All Benghazi, all the time.
Could someone inform Rumsfeld that unlike Iraq, Russia really does have WMD’s to the North, South, East, and West!
Voted for Ms. Lindsey Graham. Whatever the problem, it’s always Benghazi, Benghazi and Benghazi.