Cashin' In, Eric Bolling's Saturday morning program features a group of Fox Yakkers, mainly hard core right-wingers, who pontificate on matters of finance, politics and hot news. Apparently, it's time to lend some credence to the outrageous proclamations of the GOP front runner, Donald J. Trump, and his anti-Muslim immigration idea.
It's time to lay blame squarely where it belongs for this bloviating maniac's irresponsible ideas that now define the Republican party. President Obama has wrought this havoc, not the GOP, who produced this literal embodiment of the deep-seeded, bigoted hate felt by their party. He has created this climate for divisiveness. Bolling seems to believe that our media, purported to be 'liberal,' has been more than culpable, especially in light of the recent Daily News headlines denouncing the recalcitrant Trump.
Michelle Fields, whose rise to prominence consisted of an attempt at insulting teachers to Matt Damon, thinks that the Hillary Clinton email scandals are far more egregiously offensive than banning members of a faith that boasts over a billion followers. Apparently, Fields has been living under a rock for the last two years, as is evidenced by this comment:
'I didn't see the media calling her ridiculous words and names like they did with Donald Trump.'
Democratic Strategist, Jessica Tarlov reminds the panel that Trump expressed that he didn't mind being compared to Hitler, and that Japanese internment camps weren't 'that bad.' Bolling wants to hear none of her Trump-is-off-the-rails truths, he wants to demonize the media and other GOP candidates for ganging up on Trump, while bashing the President for failing to say Radical Islam. Bolling thinks that everyone is just unfairly picking on a good idea, you know, just ban all Muslims. After all, Trump's cockamamie proposals only seem to boost his poll numbers.
Hoenig, not his usual acerbic self today, simply explains the allure of Trump. Tarlov gives a milquetoast acquiescence to Bolling's idea that it's not such a bad idea to ban all Muslims from entering the U.S. because people are afraid (thanks to Fox 'News' and their AM talk radio counterparts). But she did mention all the people he's trashed: women, Mexicans, the handicapped, and finally they're (the GOP) saying something, they're trashing an entire religion.
Bolling counters by playing the soundbite from Loretta Sanchez (D-Ca) where she admits that there is a small percentage, 5%-20% of Muslims, who do believe in radicalized Islamic law. But Tarlov dismisses her assertions as baseless, as they are contingent upon her opinion, solely.
Bolling tosses to Michelle Fields, and she chimes in with her opinion about the lack of what she perceives is an appropriate amount of protest from moderate Muslims in America.
"I think they sort of, they haven't gone out and really come out and blasted ISIS and all these, um, extremists, so I don't think they're going to come out and say anything any more. Except maybe blast Donald Trump for this...We don't see them marching on the streets when these atrocities happen, we don't see them marching on the streets and saying, 'hey' this is not us, they march on the streets when people are upset about Islam, but not when Islam is responsible, Islamic Extremism is responsible for all these tragedies."
Hoenig thinks that, sure, why not? This would be a great opportunity for these so-called moderates to speak up. Tarlov reminds the panel of the poignant responses from people like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Muhammad Ali. But to Fields and Bolling, those simply do not count, because they are not 'marching on the street,' meeting their bizarre expectations.
Aah, now we get it. Those moderate Muslim-Americans wrote something thoughtful, and they are not loudly parading themselves about to the delight of this right-wing media circus, so their efforts don't really matter. I suppose that wearing offensive, misspelled t-shirts, while donning Gadsden flags, and being armed to the teeth is the only way to protest properly? It is, if you're in the Fox 'News' Bubble.