If President Obama were a better president, Trump wouldn’t have to be such a bigot, Fox's Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Brian Kilmeade argued.
With all the bi-partisan outrage at Donald Trump’s hideous plan to bar Muslims from entering the country, the Trump cheerleaders at Fox & Friends found a way to deflect criticism for coming up with an idea that even they admit just about everybody hates: blame Obama!
Check out the jaw-dropping exchange:
HASSELBECK: Why don’t we just fix the actual system in place and why don’t we have a leader in place that would actually make us feel safe about terrorists so we didn’t have to go to the extremes and saying, “You, you believe this? Well, you’re not coming into our country.” I think a lot of people believe this country is about more than that and the terrorists want us to be not the way that we have been.
KILMEADE: Elisabeth, that’s a great point. Because I think people saw the speech Sunday and they said wait a second, who’s got our back? He spent most of the speech saying what we’re not going to do to fight them and what we shouldn’t do when they’re here. And we say, wait a second, they just killed 14 people, these two just killed 14 people, wounded 21, we didn’t even have them on the radar, it doesn’t seem. So we’re wondering, who is worrying about us? And when Donald Trump comes out with something that seems extreme, then people say, “Okay, at least I can say he’s looking out for you.”
As Sarah Burris, at If You Only News, wrote, “What are they going to do when Obama isn’t around anymore, just shift it to the next person?” Yes, that's exactly what Fox will do... unless a Republican takes the White House next year. In that case, everything will still be Obama's fault. You can count on that.
Meanwhile, watch it below, from the December 8 Fox & Friends, via Media Matters.
More of that “personal responsibility” we’ve come to expect from the rightwingnuts . . .
“Why don’t we just fix the actual system in place and why don’t we have a leader in place that would actually make us feel safe about terrorists so we didn’t have to go to the extremes….”
If this doesn’t make the most outrageous GOPTV™ quote of the week list all I can say is I’d hate to see the ones knocking it off the list. ;^)
The Donald acting out the role of Hitler, Jr. (yeah, I’m a hypocrite; I typically grouse about Nazi analogies) is clearly Obama’s fault. As is, I assume, all of Fox News’ endless partisan ‘radical Islamic terrorism’ fear-mongering on steroids. Heck, ISIS is the greatest domestic threat GOPTV™ has scared us over since… well… Ebola. Yeah, we know how that worked out.
Gotta to go take a shower for work. I guess I should be terrified of the thought. Why? Because my odds of slipping and dying are greater than being murdered by ISIS today. And if GOPTV™ is telling me how dangerous ISIS is well now I’m really scared of my bathtub. ;^)