Ralph Peters – the unhinged Obama hater whom Fox News loves – was on Hannity last night for another round of “blame Obama for (fill in the blank).”
This particular edition of hate mongering could have been called “Blame Obama for everything in Iraq and whitewash the role of the Bush administration's misbegotten invasion under false pretenses.”
Ironically, Peters – who has previously accused Obama of not liking America “very much” and not being “grateful to it,” who has called Obama “the reincarnation of Pontius Pilate,” who said Obama “believes you can negotiate with cancer tumors” and “chose the side of the terrorists” in Paris – now whined that Obama blames George W. Bush too much.
“If President Obama developed athlete’s foot, he would blame George W. Bush,” Peters accused. With a feint at balance, Peters acknowledged the Bush administration “made mistakes.” But if you ask me, that’s quite an understatement for invading a country and deposing its head of state under false pretenses. Even worse, Peters claimed, “The difference is the Bush administration did, however slowly, learn from their mistakes.”
Host Sean Hannity did not challenge Peters.
So Peters moved on to a new incendiary attack on Obama:
PETERS: A fundamental problem – and I’m going to use a politically incorrect word – is that President Obama is just not manly. I don’t mean manly in the, you know, bar fighter, break-the-glasses mode. No, an article of manliness is the ability to admit you were wrong. We’re all wrong sometimes. Obama can never admit he’s wrong about anything ever.
And just when has the Bush administration admitted it was wrong to invade Iraq? Less than a year ago, Dick Cheney said on Fox, “I think we went into Iraq for very good reasons” and that it would have been “irresponsible” not to.
Hannity told Peters, “I agree with that…”
Hannity is not one to point fingers at anyone else for not owning up to mistakes. Has Hannity ever apologized for supporting racist Cliven Bundy’s armed insurrection against the U.S. government? Last I heard, Hannity was playing the victim over that “mistake.” How about his promise to undergo waterboarding for charity to prove it’s not torture? Has Hannity admitted he was wrong to call waterboarding "dunking?" How about palling around with white supremacist Hal Turner, which Hannity has implausibly denied?
And has Hannity or anyone else on Fox ever apologized for promoting Donald Trump’s completely discredited birtherism? That hasn't stopped the “fair and balanced” network from slobbering over Trump's supposedly presidential qualities.
Watch the hate mongering below, from last night’s Hannity, via Media Matters.
The Stop Hannity Express challenges this cafeteria Catholic to come clean to his elderly viewers. He’s not the clean-cut “christian” he portrays on his show. He’s is the opposite, and his close friends and colleagues know it.
That military disgrace, Ralphy would blame President Obama if he caught a cold. We feel sorry for any military personnel who worked with this fool. It must have been a horrendous experience.
Questions for the week
1. Should a married man associate with high-end prostitutes?
2. Should a homeowner be prosecuted for cheating on his property tax?
3. Should a kid caught peeping in a woman’s window be classified as a sex offender?
4. Is it ethical for hosts to use their name in exchange for freebies?
Let’s see if the Foxie can answer those questions.
Given the chance, I would love to meet up with armchair Lt. Col Peters and show him how manly I am. And I’m not talking about the ability to admit I’m wrong manly. I regret reading one of his novels to this day.