Leave it to Fox News to make the bombshell news that Republican candidate Ben Carson was not, as he has repeatedly claimed, offered a scholarship to West Point about Hillary Clinton and Benghazi.
As everyone in the political world is buzzing about, Politico reported today that “Ben Carson’s campaign on Friday admitted, in a response to an inquiry from POLITICO, that a central point in his inspirational personal story was fabricated: his application and acceptance into the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.”
On Fox News' Outnumbered show, cohost Melissa Francis tried to put the best face on it by saying, “He would have gotten in, I’m sure, had he filled out the application.” However, she also acknowledged, “But he didn’t! That’s a big problem.”
But it was Greg Gutfeld, the show’s #OneLuckyGuy , who put on his amateur psychologist hat to acquit Carson as not guilty by reason of not being Hillary Clinton.
GUTFELD: This is a thing that you’re seeing more and more of among people in the public eye. When they have a great story, they still change it. He would have been fine with his story but he changed it. And I think a lie is often a coat of paint you put on a story that you’re bored with. It’s not necessarily for other people. It’s for yourself because you keep adding things. It’s like renovating an apartment. You just keep adding more – it is like putting a fresh coat of paint on a story. It’s not like a deliberate destructive lie, like Hillary Clinton, on Benghazi.
Cohost Andrea Tantaros conceded, “Now it puts a question mark over everything else that he has said.” But “Punch” Tantaros wasn’t going to go down without swinging at her political foes while she was at it. “This is a big issue because he’s a conservative. Because to Greg’s point, we see politicians lie and we see people lie. Hillary lied about getting shot in Bosnia, she lied about her grandparents’ ethnicity, being immigrants. But she’s a liberal. The media covers for her.”
But even Tantaros had to admit, “So can he overcome this and the other liars on the left? Probably not.”
Watch it below, from the November 6 Outnumbered.
The misogyny was quite evident (you can easily go back and look at the MANY examples). The one that really stands out though also had a racist tinge to it—the one where Hillary was accused of “pimping” Chelsea to campaign for her. Think about it—do you think anyone would’ve been allowed to keep working if they’d made that accusation about Obama (it’s not like Malia and Sasha didn’t show up from time to time on the campaign trail)? But just imagine the implications of accusing Obama of “pimping” his daughters. And after Hillary took David Shuster (the “man” who made the statement) to task for it and after he was rightfully suspended, he played the victim—as though he didn’t deserve being suspended. (But I’ll guarantee you an accusation like that against Obama, and the “man” would’ve been lucky if he hadn’t been run out of the country by Obama’s supporters.)
And, of course, there was the constant “urging” that Clinton withdraw from the race. Very ironic, as the Dems in general were touting that, after 8 years of Shrub, ANY Democrat would win without a problem. And yet, once the DNC found their favored son, oh Hillary was told to “drop out for the good of the party”; that “a convention fight could turn into a disaster for us in November.” (Maybe they were remembering when Ted Kennedy’s little “take it to the convention floor” fight in 1980 certainly didn’t help Carter in November. Of course, the irony that Teddy was one of the top dogs trying to get Hillary out of the race before February of 2008.) And the just giving away convention delegates to Obama (he got half of Florida’s delegates even though he didn’t come close to 50% of the primary vote and he got half of Michigan’s delegates even though he wasn’t even on the Michigan ballot).
Sorry. But you really need to remember how that race ACTUALLY went.
And, for the record, the MAIN problem for Hillary in 2008 was that silly Iraq War Authorization vote. The one that Obama could NEVER have voted on (since he was safely in the Illinois State Legislature at the time and didn’t have to cast a vote) and the one that THREE of Hillary’s primary opponents had likewise supported when they were in the Senate—including the eventual VP nominee, Joe Biden. (But there was no problem with Biden’s vote.)
And also, bear in mind that the same people who allegedly have problems with Hillary’s truthfulness (and Iraq War vote) now were, in 2004, begging her to run for President against Dubya. (That’s one of the things that turned off a lot of people—because she’d promised to serve at least one full term if elected to the Senate before considering a Presidential run. A campaign pledge she FULFILLED.)
The problem is that Carson’s been touting that he’s NOT a “politician.”
And as for Hillary’s “lies,” really? The “liberal media’s been covering for her?” I want proof,
What makes Greg Gutfeld’s comedy act here even funnier is I’m pretty sure he was trying to be serious. ;^)
Gay or straight,
Love is great!
“How can this be made about Clinton?”
“It’s an Axelrod flub.”
“Unless it’s over this line, no one cares. Unless it’s Anita Dunn or Hillary Clinton, because even MSNBC seemed to wanna make a scandal out of them!”
Also, look up why she lost the nomination: No one trusted her because she had lied so much. She did lie about her background at every turn, trying to look like a Heinz 57 of Murka, and it bit her in the ass. I remember Fox being happy about it because they though Obama would be easy to derail, too. Oh, how desperate they got when they realized…
Ben Carson, if anything is IOKIYAR en large. He’s doing exactly what she did, but he got caught a lot earlier, and no one’s in the mood for him. In fact, if you look at the timelines, he’s losing his cred at about the same speed she did. Yet, look at Fox go.