Leave it to Fox to manage to take a conversation about the fact that the two Republican frontrunners for the 2016 presidential election, Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush, skipped Steve King's wingnut summit in Iowa over the weekend, and turn it into an attack on President Obama for, get this, not attending any of these Astroturf “tea party” rallies back in the day. I kid you not.
That's exactly what the audience on this Sunday's Fox & Friends were treated to when Charles Payne responded to questions about why those two skipped the event and how it “would have been nice” to see them “go into an environment where they're not as comfortable” because it's “always cool to see people who are brave enough to stand up” for what they believe in.
PAYNE: I love that you said that. That's one of my criticisms of President Obama, He never went to a tea party event.
PAYNE: He never went to see what it was all about. He let the media smear a whole bunch of people who were just concerned about their country and never stepped in and as things... and as he governed this way for six years, the nation sort of pulled apart instead of together. So to your point, yeah, you go. So this is not your audience. Go. You talk to them and tell them what your dream is for the country.
I can't imagine why President Obama wouldn't have wanted to show up for one of these, can you?