How many ways did Andrea Tantaros and her Outnumbered cohosts side against America and with Israel, while ignoring the opposite sentiments of their countrymen? I lost count.
Tantaros recently attacked President Obama for saying he believes in American exceptionalism just like the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism. But even that bit of love for her country was nowhere to be seen in Tantaros today as she all but cheered Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s political slap in the face of President Obama via an address to Congress tomorrow.
I can just imagine how Tantaros would be squawking like a stuck chickenhawk if a foreign country – to whom we give $3.1 billion a year – had he or she buddied up to the Democrats and then snubbed George W. Bush because of opposition to one of his policies.
But to Tantaros – who once urged her radio show listeners to “do me a favor” and punch President Obama in the face – Netanyahu’s rudeness was all the more reason to love him. She listed all the reasons Israelis should be mad at Obama, while she talked up Netanyahu’s favorability ratings. In concert, Fox ran a banner on the lower third reading, “Netanyahu’s favorability rating among Americans tied with all-time high.” The rating was 45%.
They just forgot to mention that a few weeks ago, 63% of Americans disapproved of the Republican decision to invite Netanyahu without notifying Obama. An NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll out yesterday found that 48% of registered voters disapprove of Republican John Boehner’s decision to invite Netanyahu, 30% approve and 22% didn’t know enough to judge.
Instead, “Punch” Tantaros suggested we should love Israel and hate Obama just a little more. “There has been a history of things, this has not happened in a vacuum.” Then she doubled down on her smear of last week: “And I do think it’s time to ask the question, is this White House anti-Semitic?”
Cohost Jedediah Bila dodged the “question.” She said, “I don’t think this relationship can be repaired. I think too much has happened behind the scenes, in front of the scenes.” She said it will be the job of the next president “to let Israel know that we have their back.” Funny, she didn’t seem to think it was Israel’s job to let us know that they appreciate the billions in aid we send them. “I don’t know that Netanyahu is Obama’s biggest supporter and can you really blame him?” she added.
Charles Gasparino, the show’s #OneLuckyGuy had the stones to say the right thing. “The administration is not anti-Semitic. This rift that you see is a debate within the diplomatic community about Iran and its culture and its future. “
But leave it to Tantaros to take another jab at Obama. “You don’t have to be openly hostile to Israel,” she complained about him. Openly hostile to Obama is always A-OK with Punchy, though!
“Foreign policy expert” Kennedy (who apparently learned everything she needed to know as an MTV VJ and reality show host) announced, “Iran is not going to be moderate until they go back to Zoroastrianism, if we’re going to be honest about things.” She was going to say something else about Obama but decided not to.
Of course, everyone urged her to say it. But to her credit, she refrained.
Crossposted at News Hounds.
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