Obama Storms Fox News And Destroys GOP Clinton Email Conspiracy Theory

Obama Storms Fox News And Destroys GOP Clinton Email Conspiracy Theory

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President Obama went on Fox News Sunday and completely destroyed the Republican Clinton email conspiracy during a powerful presidential interview.

President Obama went on Fox News Sunday and completely destroyed the Republican Clinton email conspiracy during a powerful presidential interview.

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When asked about the Clinton email “scandal,” President Obama said, “Here’s what I know. Hillary Clinton was an outstanding Secretary of State. She would never intentionally put America in any kind of jeopardy, and what I also know, because I handle a lot of classified information is that there’s classified, and then there’s classified. There’s stuff that is really top secret top secret, and then there’s stuff that is being presented to the president or the secretary of state that you might not want on the transom or going out over the wire, but it’s basically stuff you could get in open sources.”

Host Chris Wallace asked President Obama if he can still say that Clinton had not jeopardized national security. The President answered, “I continue to believe that she has not jeopardized America’s national security, now what I’ve also said, and what she’s acknowledged here’s a carelessness in terms of managing emails that she has owned, and she has recognized, but I also think it’s important to keep this in perspective. This is somebody that has served her country for four years as Secretary of State and done an outstanding job. And no one has suggested in some ways as a consequence of how she handled emails that that detracted from her excellent ability to carry out her duties.”

Wallace used the Fox News favorite tactic of suggesting that ‘some people’ are worried that Clinton will get special treatment in the email investigation.

Obama shot the Republican conspiracy theory down, “I can guarantee that, and I can guarantee that not because I give Attorney General Lynch a directive. That is institutionally how we’ve always operated. I do not talk to the Attorney General about pending investigations. I do not talk to FBI directors about pending investigations. We have a strict line and always have maintained it, previous presidents. I guarantee it. I guaranteed that there is no political influence in any investigation conducted by the Justice Department or the FBI, not just in this case, but in any case. Full stop. Period. Guaranteed. Full stop. Nobody gets treated differently when it comes to the Justice Department because nobody is above the law.”

With one answer to Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace, the great Republican Clinton email conspiracy theory was called home to die.

The Republican conspiracy theory is that the fix is in, and Obama is going to protect Clinton on the email scandal. Ted Cruz is running around the country proclaiming that if he is elected president, he is going to prosecute Hillary Clinton for the email scandal.

Republicans have gotten so desperate that they are hoping for criminal charges against Hillary Clinton because that is the only way they see to stop her from winning the White House.

Fox News has been whining and complaining for years that they wanted an interview with President Obama, but they should have been careful what they wished for because President Obama blew them away. Chris Wallace was never able to push Obama in the slightest. Obama was on Fox to push for his Supreme Court nominee to get a hearing and a vote, but he did great damage to Republicans by blowing up what some say is their last hope of preventing Hillary Clinton from winning the White House.

WATCH: Fox Host Grills Perry On Why He ‘Refused’ To Embrace Obamacare

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“If how you keep score is how many people you force to buy insurance, well, then I would say that that’s how you keep score,” Perry responded.

“We make access to health care the real issue, we passed the most sweeping tort reform in the nation,” he continued. “It’s not about whether you force somebody to buy insurance, it’s whether Texans have access to good health care.”

Wallace asked Perry again if he felt bad not embracing the Affordable Care Act.

“I understand that, sir, but don’t you, as the governor for 14 years, don’t you feel some responsibility when 21 percent of the people in your state didn’t have health insurance?” Wallace asked.

“But that’s not how we keep score. I think it’s a fallacy to say access to health care is all about insurance. What we happen to say in the state of Texas is we’re going to try to make as accessible as we can good quality health care,” Perry answered.

Watch the clip courtesy of Raw Story:

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Laura Ingraham stupefied by Obama’s popularity: ‘In defeat… he’s setting the agenda’

Laura Ingraham speaks to Fox News (screen grab)

Best reader comment from TRS site:

The economy is getting slowly better IN SPITE OF Republican gridlock, not because of it. Of course Laura Ingraham’s troglodyte listeners wouldn’t be capable of understanding that.

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Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham on Sunday reacted to President Barack Obama’s rising poll numbers by advising the Republican-controlled Congress that “gridlock” would help the country.

“In defeat, Obama looks like he’s setting the agenda,” Ingraham complained during a panel discussion on Fox News Sunday. “I mean, his poll numbers are up. He’s got a bounce in his step… He is rising in the polls as he comes off this near-historic defeat across the board.”

“The Republicans shouldn’t fall into the media trap of ‘We have to work with Obama! We have to work with Obama!’” she continued. “Obama is going off on his own. He’s going to sign an executive order, he’s going to close Gitmo, he’s draining Gitmo down.”

“Republicans have been successful and the economy has been improving with two things: gridlock and opposing Obama. The economy has been getting better!”

Watch the video below from Fox News Sunday, broadcast Jan. 4, 2015.

Fox News’ Brit Hume: Obama, Holder Use ‘Race’ To ‘Defend Themselves’ (VIDEO)

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“To those two men, race has been both a shield and a sword that they have used effectively to defend themselves, and to attack others,” Hume said.

Fox News contributor George Will said that liberals haven’t had any new ideas in a few decades, so they accuse people of being racist.

“Look, liberalism has a kind of Tourette’s syndrome these days. Just constantly saying the word ‘racism’ and ‘racist,'” he said. “There’s a kind of intellectual poverty now. Liberalism hasn’t had a new idea since the 1960s — except Obamacare — and the country doesn’t like it. Foreign policy is a shambles, from Russia to Iran to Syria to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. And the recovery is unprecedentedly bad.”

“So, what do you do? You say, ‘Anyone who criticizes us is a racist,” Will continued.

Watch the exchange via Raw Story:

Kos’ Sunday Talk: Duck and cover

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Without a doubt2013 has been a terriblehorribleno goodvery badyear for President Obama.You don’t need to read the polls to see it; I mean, for fuck’s sake, even Condoleezza Rice could’ve  predicted this would happen!All throughout history, attempts to change America’s social fabric have been met with fierce resistance, and Obama’s communist takeover of the health care system is no different—its (allegedbirthplace notwithstanding.Now, mark my words: Come January 1, when the apocalypse (aka Obamacare) is upon us, you liberals won’t be so gay for your socialized medicine anymore; and that’s just as well, since there won’t be any doctors left to provide it.

 

Morning lineup:

Meet the Press: Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA); Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX); Ben Wizner (ACLU); RoundtableEugene Robinson (Washington Post), Elliott Abrams (Council on Foreign Relations), Robin Wright (Woodrow Wilson Center), George Mason University Prof. Dr. Peter Starns and Andrea Mitchell (NBC News).

Face the NationBarton Gellman (Washington Post); Legal Adviser to Edward Snowden/Kossack Jesselyn Radack; Former NSA Whistleblower Thomas Drake; Former NSA/CIA Director Gen. Michael HaydenRoundtableJeffrey Kluger (TIME), James Fallows (The Atlantic), Laura Sydell (NPR) and Seth Fletcher (Scientific American).

This Week: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX);  2013 “Game Changers”.

Fox News Sunday: Former DNC Chair/Vermont Gov. Howard DeanDr. Scott Gottlieb(American Enterprise Institute); Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI); Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA);RoundtableBrit Hume (Fox News), Mara Liasson (NPR), Former Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) and Former Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT).

State of the UnionS.E. Cupp (CNN); Democratic Strategist Donna Brazile; Republican Strategist Ana NavarroNeera Tanden (Center for American Progress).

 

Evening lineup:

60 Minutes will feature “birdmen” who soar off cliffs in wingsuits; wildlife filmmakers who use “spy-cams” to show polar bears up close; and, researchers who get in the water with man-eating Nile crocodiles (preview).

Mike Huckabee Drags Obama Into Duck Dynasty Controversy

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Leave it to the GOP to blame the POTUS for this fiasco…

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Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee said that Phil Robertson’s views of gay people and African Americans are “traditional” values that are endemic to Christianity, Judaism, Islam and suggested, during an appearance on Fox News Sunday, that President Obama subscribed to the same beliefs during the 2008 presidential campaign.

The potential 2016 presidential candidate has started an online petition in support of the Duck Dynasty patriarch, who was suspended from the popular A&E show after comparing gay relationships to bestiality and saying that black people were better off before the civil rights movement.

“I think it has come to a point in our culture where political correctness has made it so if you want to take a point of view, it is traditional. it holds to steadfast old fashioned biblical principals, that you’re supposed to just shut up and keep that to yourself,” Huckabee said. “There is a new level of bullying on the part of these militant activist groups, who if anyone says something that holds to the same position that Barack Obama held in 2008 when he was at the Saddleback Church with John McCain made it clear very clear that he opposed same sex marriage, and he said he did so because he was a Christian and because of his biblical views.” Obama embraced marriage equality in May of 2012. Watch it:

Pressed on the substance of Robertson’s comments by host Chris Wallace, Huckabee said that the remarks were probably “more appropriate for the duck woods than the pages of a major news magazine.” “I think I saw the world of the south a little differently than maybe he did,” he added.

Robertson likened homosexuality to bestiality and adultery in the now infamous GQ interview and said of African Americans living in the pre-civil rights era, “Pre-entitlement, pre-welfare, you say: Were they happy? They were godly; they were happy; no one was singing the blues.”

 

Evil Cheney family turns sloppy: What is this “feelings” garbage?!

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Dick Cheney confers with daughters, Mary, left, and Elizabeth, at the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia, July 31, 2000. (Credit: AP/Ed Reinke)

The Cheneys…the saga continues.

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As Dick Cheney’s daughters fight over marriage equality, has this cynical family lost its refined ruthlessness?

You’d have expected more from a Cheney political operation. This family has run quite a few cynical campaigns before and enjoys winning; there’s no time to get caught up in any feelings crap. This is because they are an evil family.

When Liz Cheney, perhaps the most cynical of them all, decided to run for Wyoming’s Senate race, you’d have thought there’d be a family meeting beforehand that went like this.

Liz: Mary, I am going to denounce your same-sex marriage, to win a Republican primary.

Mary: Of course you are, Sister. That is the only way to win a Republican primary in Wyoming, where you brilliantly are pretending to live. I would consider you weak if you didn’t.

Dick: The Cheney family must not be weak.

Lynne: Destroy everything, we must.

Liz: Mwah! War!

[Whole family guzzles deer blood from flaming goblets.]

But now a totally unexpected thing and fun has emerged: Mary Cheney is publicly offended by her sister taking a stand against marriage equality.

The relationship “has deteriorated so much that the two sisters have not spoken since the summer,” the New York Times writes, ”and the quarrel threatens to get in the way of something former Vice President Dick Cheney desperately wants — a United States Senate seat for Liz.”

On Fox News Sunday yesterday, Liz Cheney described same-sex marriage as “just an area where [Mary and I] disagree.” Rather than just sitting there and taking it, as even a Cheney family in-law would be expected to, Mary’s wife, Heather Poe, wrote this up on her Facebook page:

I was watching my sister-in-law on Fox News Sunday (yes Liz, in fifteen states and the District of Columbia you are my sister-in-law) and was very disappointed to hear her say “I do believe in the traditional definition of marriage.”

Liz has been a guest in our home, has spent time and shared holidays with our children, and when Mary and I got married in 2012 – she didn’t hesitate to tell us how happy she was for us.

To have her now say she doesn’t support our right to marry is offensive to say the least

I can’t help but wonder how Liz would feel if as she moved from state to state, she discovered that her family was protected in one but not the other.

I always thought freedom meant freedom for EVERYONE.

Chris Wallace Challenges Ted Cruz Over Obamacare Plan (VIDEO)

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Chris Wallace challenged Senator Ted Cruz over his plan to defund Obamacare on “Fox News Sunday.”

Cruz is one of the leaders behind the Republican bill that would defund health care reform in order to prevent a government shut down. The Senate is expected to eliminate the Obamacare provision from the bill, and Cruz has called for filibustering to prevent the bill from being voted on — a plan that fellow Republicans have criticized in recent days.

“I’m confused,” Wallace said on Sunday, asking Cruz, “Are you going to allow consideration of the bill… or are you going to block [the Senate] from even taking up a bill which you support?”

Cruz said that Senate Republicans could ask Harry Reid to require 60 votes in order to pass any amendments to the legislation, but said that he probably wouldn’t agree because he wants to use “brute political force” to continue Obamacare.

Wallace seemed unconvinced. “It’s Senate Rule 22…it says you say allow debate, that you can pass an amendment by a simple majority, that’s the rule,” the Fox News host argued.

Later in the interview, Wallace also asked Cruz to address criticism from his fellow Republicans and what his “end game” will be if the Senate sends the bill back to the House without the Obamacare provision.

(h/t Think Progress)

Fox News Pundit Shuts Down Network’s Hysteria Over Benghazi: ‘It’s Gone, Baby. It’s In Your Head’

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It’s about time Juan Williams stop playing a “shill” and stand up to Fox News’ pundits.

Think Progress

Fox News’ Juan Williams tersely dismissed the GOP’s year-long effort to implicate the Obama administration in a so-called “cover-up” of the attack on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya on Sep. 11, 2012, telling off a panelist who suggested that the debate over the incident was still ongoing.

During a heated discussion on Fox News Sunday, former Bush administration official Karl Rove regurgitated GOP claims that “someone constructed a lie” that the incident resulted from “a spontaneous reaction to a video no one saw” and suggested Obama refused to scramble necessary military assets to save the U.S. personnel. Conservative commentator Brit Hume agreed, adding, “the list of questions that remain unanswered to this day are what make this a legitimate topic of conversation. I’m sorry to say this is not over.”

Williams disputed these charges point by point and explained that months of Republican-led Congressional hearings had been unable to uncover any evidence of a cover up. “It’s gone, baby. It’s in your head. That’s the only place,” he added. Watch it:

Chris Wallace Confronts Eric Cantor For Conducting Do-Nothing Congress

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Cantor was on Fox News Sunday and was asked why Congress wouldn’t pass necessary appropriations to stop the government from running out of money. Instead, Congress has been

wasting time holding its 40 Obamacare repeal vote and pursuing other highly partisan partisan measures.

“Rightly or wrongly, none of the bills you passed is going to become law,” Wallace told Cantor on Fox News Sunday. “You have only passed four of 12 appropriations bills you are supposed to pass. We face a government shut down in the fall. Is this the best time to spend your time, passing bills that won’t become law?”

Cantor responded by accusing President Obama of delivering campaign speeches and failing to consider measures the House has already voted on. But Wallace wouldn’t hear it, reminding Cantor that the GOP couldn’t advance a comprehensive Farm Bill and had to pull a transportation funding measure after moderate House Republicans balked at its deep cuts. “Why not do what the House is supposed to do?”