Megyn Kelly held yet another in her endless series of segments trying to discredit Obamacare by denigrating the Obama administration last night. In this case, Kelly’s target was President Obama for promising people could keep their doctors and insurance plans under ObamaCare. Even though most people can. But Kelly’s guest, conservative talk show host Lars Larson took it a big step further by calling for President Obama’s impeachment. Kelly listened quietly and, unlike her treatment of her liberal guest, made no challenge.
Larson, a Fox News regular, said about the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”):
What’s it going to do to the economy? …Can you imagine what it’s going to do to America’s economy when tens of millions of families are losing additional two, three, four hundred dollars per month and getting less for it? This should make Americans very, very mad and especially because we’ve got a president who lied to us. We’ve previously impeached presidents for lying to us. I think this president deserves it as well.
Not a peep of challenge from “not an opinion anchor” Kelly. It was a marked contrast to her combative, all-pushback-all-the-time attitude toward Obamacare supporter Ezekiel Emanuel or Frank Pallone, e.g.
It was left to Democrat Leslie Marshall, the other guest, to point out that there’s a big difference between subornation of perjury, for which Clinton was impeached (and acquitted), and Obama’s promise. Even though Kelly, not Marshall (nor Larson) is the attorney in this scenario.
But Kelly did interrupt and call into question Marshall's contention that insurance companies are to blame for dropping people from their plans and raising premiums and deductibles.
As I posted yesterday, Bill O’Reilly floated impeachment in his Talking Points commentary the night before. I predicted then and I’ll reiterate now: I can completely believe that Fox News and the Republican Party would go there. And, as Marshall said to Larson on this Halloween show about his comments, it’s frightening.
*It’s worth noting that prior to the 1960 election, there are a couple of higher switches that depend on how you look at them. Since the direct election of Senators (provided by the 17th Amendment), the biggest switch was in 1958 with 15 seats shifting (from GOP to Dem; Alaska elected 2 Senators in the Nov 1958 election and it was admitted as its Senators took office on 1/3/59—excluding them, the switch was just 13). The two greatest shifts in US Senate history, however, both resulted from the Civil War and Reconstruction. (The immediate political aftermath of the secessionist states makes the seating of the Senate in 1861 hard to judge with any true definition. As the new Congress didn’t begin until early March at this point in history, a number of Southern States were still actually represented in Congress at the beginning of the year—even after the start of the new Congressional session—only to withdraw within a few weeks of the session. A similar problem occurs with the Reconstruction period since some states had Senators appointed by the Reconstruction governors which allowed the state to be represented in the Senate but once the state was formally readmitted under civilian control, the state legislatures were quick to replace their Senators before they could actually “run” for re-election.) Probably the real “biggest shift” was a 17-seat shift in 1824 with the major parties renaming themselves when the Democratic-Republicans changed to Democrats and the Federalists changed to National Republicans; the DRs/Ds went from 43 down to 26 and the Fed/NRs went from 5 to 22. (Since there were only 48 Senate seats at the time, that would be the equivalent of a 35-seat shift today.)
I guess in an ironic way this could be considered a positive for Congress in that they actually did SOMETHING for their paychecks!
Are there people that think Megan Kelly is anything but a shill for the right-wing? Really?
I wasn’t sure the right-wing could get any worse than they are now, but I stand corrected.
These useless f**ks stand in the road blocking traffic, then complain that the traffic is terrible, and then scream that the DOT Commissioner needs to be removed for not doing something about the slow traffic!
What a joke that scumbag is!
Anyway, I LOVE when Fox echoes the cries for impeachment that come from the STOOPIT and Tea Billies of their base. Fox is just once again leading the very gullible and ignorant down the lonely path of disappointment. They’re on the wrong side….again. Can anyone even remember the last time Fox was successful with anyone outside the dreaded ‘Cabal of Cretinous’?