Obama’s nickname for typical Fox News viewer: Uncle Jim


I’ve got a hunch that THIS is going to take hold among us snarky liberals:

At a campaign stop in Virginia on Friday, President Barack Obama took a shot at Fox News in his speech to supporters. 

When talking about his plan to extend the Bush tax cuts for people making less than $250,000 a year, Obama blamed the network for contributing to misperceptions of his tax policy as president. He chose “Uncle Jim” as a random example of the average Fox News viewer. 

“Uncle Jim, who’s a little stubborn and been watching Fox News, he thinks somehow I raised taxes,” Obama said. “Let’s just be clear — I’ve lowered taxes since I came into office.”



  1. Eugene Blanchard

    I do not like being profiled because I watch a certain network. Mr. president I recent you making that remark and feel that if you do not like fox do not profile me because of it. Would you like me calling you Uncle Tom because you associate with whites. I demand an apology.

  2. Eugene: Your demand for an apology is likely to be noticed by the president, who’s a regular reader of this blog. I suggest that you check back here from time to time to see if he’s responded.

  3. Tom Sullivan

    Bad grammar and spelling only prove the point Mr. Blanchard.

  4. Teabagger took hold amongst snarky liberals however it has been proven that Tea Party watches Fox and teabaggers watch CNN
    This latest “snarky” is too close to racially charged invective and is unbecoming in a President to address any American in this “snarky liberal” way.
    It will wear thin before election day..and what a snarky liberal college kid can say is going to be judged as..juvenile and assinine by the grown ups.
    Obama did raise taxes..as the first act in office..

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