In the last few weeks we've had Democratic and Republican debates, the Paris and Mali terror attacks, the G20, David Vitter's big election loss and an unleashing of xenophobic fury at letting in Syrian refugees into our country, so what does Fox News Sunday do? They book Rush Limbaugh to appear on their show as the second guest star behind Sen. Marco Rubio,
After the customary suck up greetings, Wallace opened the segment by playing an awful song parody clip that Limbaugh used on his radio show which turns President Obama into an ISIS sympathizer.
WALLACE: Thank you for that. I want to start with a new song that you played on your show Friday, from a group you called Barack Hussein O and Jihadi Singers. Here is a clip.
LIMBAUGH: That's exactly right.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) UNIDENTIFIED MALE (singing): ISIS is all right with me, ISIS has been contained, oh yes. ISIS is just all right with me, ISIS the JV team.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
WALLACE: You were rocking along as we were playing it. I know it's a parody, but I'm sure one with a point. What are you saying about President Obama's strategy toward ISIS?
Really, Rush was rocking along as they played it? What an astute observation. Starting the segment by making Obama into an ISIS ambassador is not the mark of a reputable talk show. I know I've praised Wallace in the past because he can be a tough interviewer, but this was very, very, very low brow.
It wasn't long ago when Conservatives attacked anybody who criticized President George Bush's handling of the Iraq because we would be considered aiding and abetting the enemy. What's the difference now?
And really, what was the point of having Rush Limbaugh on? There are so many topics to choose from, but they had to have on a man that's as polarizing as possible. What was the point?
There is a reason why FNS's ratings are the lowest of all the Sunday talk shows. Because they often pander to the right and it's obvious Americans understand that.
They could have invited on a quest that had an opposing view to Marco Rubio on the Syrian refugee controversy or even Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley, but no, let's get a bloviating egomaniac on air to spew nonsense.
Here's his expert analysis of the GOP presidential candidates:
WALLACE: Running for president for 2016. First of all, Donald Trump.
LIMBAUGH: Uh, Donald Trump is I think doing a great service. He is showing that you do not have to fear attacks from the media. Republicans do not have to fear attacks from the media. He's showing you do not have to fear being political correct or violating political correctness.
WALLACE: Ben Carson.
LIMBAUGH: One of the most decent human beings in this country. One of the finest men. I've met him. The things he has done, places he's come from, he's just one of the most decent human beings--
WALLACE: Equipped to be president?
LIMBAUGH: And I cringe when I see that they're trying to destroy him. OK, next name.
WALLACE: Equipped to be president?
LIMBAUGH: Ben Carson equipped to be president? Um -- probably not at this stage, but any of these Republicans running would be better than Hillary or better than anything we've got now, so on that, based on that comparison, yes. I would vote for him if it was up to him and Hillary, absolutely, without a doubt.
WALLACE: Ted Cruz.
LIMBAUGH: Brilliant, and conservative through and through. Trustworthy, strong, confident, leader, and somebody in whom you can totally depend.
WALLACE: Jeb Bush?
LIMBAUGH: Jeb Bush, I don't think he really wants to do this. I'm watching, and I don't see passion, I don't see fire. It's as though people in his camp want him to do it because they want to get back in power. I just don't see Jeb with all that energy that says I need this, the country needs me, I can't wait to do this. I just don't see any of that.
And what are his thoughts about Hillary Clinton?
WALLACE: Finally, Hillary Clinton.
LIMBAUGH: I just think corruption. When I think of the Clintons, I think corruption, and skirting the edges, don't trust them, and certainly don't think the country would be in the best hands possible if either of them got back in power.
Of course, corruption. And not a word about Bernie.
Thanks for sharing.