If ever there was proof that President Obama will be attacked on Fox no matter what he says, it was this segment in which Sean Hannity and Liz Cheney whined that Obama spoke too highly of the United States’ place in the world. You may recall these are the same two who have been complaining for years about Obama “apologizing” for America and questioning his patriotism.
But last night, our two hatriots were up in arms (figuratively, of course, because neither of them ever suited up and actually served in the military) over President Obama’s statement in the State of the Union, “Anyone who tells you otherwise, anyone who tells you that America is in decline or that our influence has waned doesn’t know what they’re talking about. America remains the one indispensable nation in world affairs and as long as I’m president, I intend to keep it that way.”
Only on Fox News would that be the grounds for an entire segment attacking a president. And only on Fox News would this happen from the same folks who regularly question that same president’s patriotism.
But in his scripted introduction (i.e., not an off-the-cuff “opinion”), Hannity said, “Under the leadership, or the lack thereof of President Obama, American prestige is at an all time low, now, precisely when the world, by the way, needs it most.” Hannity went on to cite Iran and the “hostage crisis” in Egypt. Obama’s “state of denial… regarding the dire circumstances of America’s foreign relations.” Believe me, if President Obama spoke that way, Hannity and Cheney would be accusing him of anti-Americanism faster than you can say, "weapons of mass destruction."
Hannity played the clip from Obama’s State of the Union and sneered, “I don’t know what’s worse here,” presumably referring to world affairs and Obama’s comment.
Cheney agreed. She said, “To have the president stand up in the State of the Union and act as though our prestige is at an all-time high – it isn’t the first time he’s been wrong but when you see that kind of naivete combined with that arrogance, that’s very concerning.”
No, we can’t have our (Democratic) President talk up America!
Of course, that was when a white republican was in the oval office . . .
As to your second
TRANSLATION: What’s this uppity n*gg*r doing talking positively about America? THAT’S A WHITE MAN’S JOB!!