Although hardly the liberal voice she’s billed as at Fox News, Greta Van Susteren does have her moments and tonight’s discussion with Newt Gingrich had one of them. In the middle of an interview mostly devoted to attacking President Obama and Harry Reid, she suddenly confronted Gingrich over his support for Rep. Todd Akin.
But first, Van Susteren mocked Obama for not doing “his job” and meeting with world leaders. She then sat agreeably as Gingrich sneered about Obama with such tidbits as, “This is a guy… who, frankly, happens to be a partial, part-time president... He's not a real president. He doesn’t do any of the things presidents do. He doesn’t worry about any of the things presidents do… I suspect he’s pretty contemptuous of the rest of us.”
Instead of challenging that outrageous statement, Van Susteren went on to suggest that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was the real president because she’s doing Obama's work of meeting with the heads of state.
So Gingrich threw out a few more of his bon mots:
"Hillary Clinton actually gets up every day thinking about public policy. Barack Obama gets up every day thinking about Barack Obama."
"Why is Obama fixated on appeasing Muslims while attacking Catholics?"
"There’s no evidence that Barack Obama wants to have a relationship with anybody except those who are sycophantively his supporters."
Van Susteren disagreed with a point here and there but she didn’t offer a peep of concern about the hate-mongering, inflammatory nature of Gingrich's rhetoric.
But then, at about 11:55, she asked, “What in the world were you doing campaigning for Congressman Todd Akin, in light of what most people think was probably a pretty ridiculous position he had about, if you get raped ‘legitimately,’ you won’t get pregnant?”
Gingrich said that it was “a stupid thing to have said,” but that Akin “apologized for saying it.”
Van Susteren was not mollified. “It’s one thing to apologize for saying something stupid but I actually had the sense he believed it. And that’s a more serious issue.”
Gingrich said he thought Akin had believed it but “now knows he was wrong.”
“So he un-believes it now,” Van Susteren said, mockingly.
Gingrich went on to haplessly defend Akin before he finally acknowledged that he so can’t stand Senator Claire McCaskill, Akin looks OK in comparison.
In other words, Mr. Cheater is willing to overlook Akin’s heinous statements, which caused most other Republicans to pressure him to drop out of the race, because the rest of his politics are more palatable than McCaskill’s.
But Van Susteren dropped the subject. Apparently, she had met her liberal quota for the segment.
Does that mean Obama laughed himself to death?
Like Reagan who illegaly sold weapons to his sworn enemy Iran and traded in cocain to support death squads?
Teabagger Akin’s continued candidacy will help ensure Senator McCaskill’s re-election and Senator Reid’s return as the Senate majority leader in 2013. By that time, Pig Newton should be moving on to Mrs. Pig #4.
You are far too kind, methinks.
“Calista actually gets up every day thinking about public policy. Newt Gingrich gets up every day thinking about Newt Gingrich—and which woman will be the NEXT Mrs Newt Gingrich.”
“Why is Gingrich fixated on appeasing Catholics while attacking Muslims?”
“Thereâs no evidence that Newt Gingrich wants to have a relationship with anybody except those who are sycophantively his supporters.”
(In fairness to Newt, that last statement could just as easily have “Mitt Romney” in the place of “Newt Gingrich.”)
yes, if Newtard were POTUS he’d be eyeing his next wife, playing “Moon Base Messiah”, dictating his life’s work as Social Contractor and basically saying to current wife “They don’t make suits big enough for me! Never did! ‘Granduer’ is not in the clothing industry’s vocabulary.”
Would that be the cheerful chainsaw-toting chap who carried on reading a book while all hail (new foxy euphemism) was breaking out?
And who (quite rightly, IMO) spent the next few hours flying around in the skies while other planes flitted around picking up members of bin Ladin’s family for emergency rendition back home before all hail broke loose.
like take endless vacations & ignore vital intel?