What exactly does a lame duck president have to gain from faking tears on live TV? Good question. I’m not sure the hosts of Fox’s “Outnumbered” know either. But that didn’t stop them from speculating wildly in an attempt to justify their opinion that Barack Obama’s tears during his speech on Tuesday morning were somehow staged.
Andrea Tantaros threw out THE BEST conspiracy theory.
This is how many years? Almost eight years, he’s almost at the end of his term. And you haven’t heard him go to Chicago to really speak out about this issue, and he is uniquely poised to do so. But everything he is doing won’t solve the problem. So I would check that podium for like a raw onion or some No More Tears. It’s not really believable.
Host Melissa Francis provided the quote of the day that underscores her network’s special brand of ignorance on this particular topic:
It’s only about this that he gets upset about, and never about terror.
The conservative ideology of racism and xenophobia would lead you to believe that terrorism is a massive existential threat to the U.S. and it’s citizens. But statistics from the CDC show that even with 9/11 factored in, American deaths from terrorism are outstripped by deaths from firearms in this country by a factor of over 100 to 1. I don’t blame Ms. Francis though. Were I a talk show host who cared more about ratings than honesty, I’d certainly be tempted to point the finger at “the other” rather than address reality. Bottom line: America’s gun culture is sick, but least one person in Washington has the common decency to take decisive action after so many years of useless prayer and hand-wringing by our elected officials, even if it’s just a small step.
Watch the whole circle jerk here: