On March 3rd of this year, Rudy Giuliani, ex-mayor of NYC, Republican Presidential candidate and 9/11 Tourette syndrome poster-child, said, “Putin decides what he wants to do, and he does it in half a day. That’s what you call a leader. President Obama has to think about things first”. http://mediamatters.org/video/2014/03/03/on-fox-giuliani-praises-putin-hes-what-you-call/198316
Soon after on Fox’s The Kelly File, Fox strategic analyst Ralph Peters referred to Putin as a “real leader” who, unlike Obama, “believes in his country”.
Another conservative pundit praised Putin because “he likes to hang out with his shirt off and tells the West if you mess with me I’ll kill you all.” Even half-term, half-wit Sarah Palin compared the conservative’s hero with President Obama and said, ”people look at Putin as one who wrestles bears and drills for oil, and our President wears mom jeans and equivocates.” (How ridiculous! Since when does Sarah Palin use words like “equivocates”? I’m still trying to figure out what “refudiate” means.)
Another Fox analyst said, “In Putin, you’ve got a big strong guy, muscular and shirtless on a horse who wrestles tigers, (they have horses who wrestle tigers?) while the President wears mom jeans.” It is unclear why conservatives are obsessed with mom jeans, whatever they are, but it is likely an effort to compare President Obama’s diplomacy-first foreign policy with a big shirtless leader who subscribes to the George W. Bush foreign policy of pre-emptively invading sovereign nations; the conservative’s idea of a “real leader.”
Yet, as of now, the ruble has plummeted 50% against the dollar this year, both Apple and General Motors have suspended sales in Russia because of staggering inflation (remember when we were supposed to get that?), Russians are once again finding themselves on food lines and Russia is a pariah among nations due to its invasion of Crimea and Ukraine. Leadership, bitches!
Oh and, in case you hadn’t noticed, oil is down almost 50% (remember when high oil prices were blamed on Obama? We’ll take the praise now for the low prices, thank-you), the Dow is approaching 18,000 and the American economy is booming. But Obama keeps his shirt on and wears mom-jeans. Oh yeah and he, ahh, err, “thinks about things first”. What a wimp, am I right? I mean, who wants a leader who thinks?
Hmmm, I wonder who’s on Fox today? Maybe Dick Cheney telling us he’d torture again in a minute, Mitt Romney telling us how bad a job Obama is doing on the economy, and Jeb Bush (with his wife, who is a Mexican immigrant), telling us how all those Mexicans should be sent home. Or, maybe Marco Rubio (who’s parents are Cuban immigrants) will tell us why its un-American to help Cubans, (you know, as compared to Iraqis, Syrians, Israelis, Afghanis and everybody else).
Yup, Fox reports and you decide. They report reductive, fear-mongering, racist scare tactics, and my Repub friends decide to keep watching and believe everything they say.
To all you people who conveniently forget all the things that are said on Fox that are ignorant, fact-challenged and just plain old lies, don’t worry. I’ll keep reminding you…
Because as long as you keep watching and believing, someone needs to.
Aren’t you tired of listening to these idiots who continue to treat you like one?