Neil Cavuto brought on Fox Business Channel regular Amilya Antonetti -- who apparently is their token representative of a small business owners on that channel -- to rant and rave now that Standard and Poor's has downgraded the United States credit rating. Apparently Antonetti is terribly confused about that whole three branches of government concept because she seems to think that President Obama can force the Congress or the GOP to do anything. I hate to break the news to her, but the president is not a king.
She also apparently thinks that 100% of the blame for this mess lies on his shoulders, because of course in Fox land, Republicans are never to blame for any of our problems.
Does anyone else think this woman sounds like a spoiled brat in grade school who just got told to share her toys with the other kids and is throwing a temper tantrum because she doesn't want to? She sounds like she's right out of the Ayn Rand Republican fan club taking up for those poor, downtrodden, overburdened business people out there. Naturally all the right wingers are going crazy over this clip since Breitbart posted it earlier today. Apparently screaming nonsense right wing talking points with little basis in reality really appeals to them. I'm not sure how much friendlier President Obama would have to be to the business community to get them to quit having their heads explode on television as this woman did here, but I it seems that nothing would satisfy them.
And on a final note, this "rant" of hers was about as spontaneous as the one we saw from Rick Santelli on the trading floor that they say started their astroturf
Tea Party Republican re-branding effort.