Fox’s faux Democrats, Pat Caddell and Doug Schoen, may have outdone themselves last night on the Hannity show as they didn’t just speak disdainfully of President Obama but actively urged Mitt Romney to attack him more forcefully over Fox’s favorite faux scandal, Benghazi. For good measure, they went after Governor Chris Christie for praising Obama’s response to Superstorm Sandy.
Acting as party turncoats on Fox is what we have come to expect from these two. So it was not a huge shocker to hear them strategizing for Romney – even if it was via Republican talking points. But chiding Christie for not being partisan enough takes one huge heap of hypocritical chutzpah.
Schoen said, “The big question” is whether Obama’s role in the storm cleanup “will be the one advantage that Obama has… to show leadership.” He gratuitously added, “and with Governor Christie’s aid, literally manna from heaven.”
Hannity brought it back to Benghazi. “The guy that does nothing on Benghazi…”
Caddell interrupted. “My favorite. He’s not there. He’s missing in action.”
Schoen piled on. “Where is Governor Romney on that line? …Nothing on Benghazi!”
Hannity suggested half-sarcastically, that Christie should invite Romney to join him and Obama touring NJ.
Caddel said, “That would be interesting, wouldn’t it, since he’s supposed to be supporting Romney.”
Not quite as interesting as Fox holding you up as a Democratic pundit but I digress.
Schoen took it a step further by suggesting an attack line for Romney. “Sean, Romney has not been out there to say, ‘The President suspends his campaign for a hurricane, but doesn’t suspend his campaign for Benghazi when American diplomats are killed.’” Funny how Schoen didn't think of any attacks that President Obama could be making or is rightfully making.
“You think he should say it,” Hannity said.
“Yes!” Caddell said enthusiastically.
“I believe he should say that,” Schoen said. “…This is a tied election, Sean, as we sit here tonight. Bottom line, unless Romney gets back on the offensive, makes the case for his election, he will not be president.”
Then, for good measure, Schoen said, “What he did was inexplicable for a person a week before an election.”
Yeah, inexplicable. Totally inexplicable.
Right wing article writers, contributors and guests that have picked up on this for all outlets have admitted that they’re following the lead of certain FNC hosts and they know it’s a load- once again, directly and indirectly. When apologist Joshua gets here, he’ll be happy to know that he’s actually linked up articles where they slipped and admitted it’s a lie without realizing it.
Wait- No he won’t. He’ll go into Bob mode over it, screaming for cites and overusing the word “liar” -while ignoring what I put up.
To make it even better, Right-wing candidates have admitted they’re going along with it to try giving Romney a foreign policy edge, directly and through slips. This includes Romney himself, during the third debate, when he tried to have it both ways, like Hannity did here.
They can’t stop busting their own load, but they won’t stop. Makes it even funnier when they try feeding everyone else lines like “Use logic,” and the already funny “I don’t need brains- I have common sense!”.
Yes, Dougie — AND THAT’S A GOOD THING!!!