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Fox News anchor suddenly seems not to fit in with the crazies on his channel

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Neil Cavuto of Fox News Channel is never going to be mistaken for a reincarnation of Walter Cronkite or Edward R. Murrow.

For a brief moment or two today, however, Cavuto waxed uncharacteristically reasonable, as we see HERE:

Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto blasted Republicans on Wednesday for preparing to file a federal lawsuit challenging the executive actions of President Barack Obama. During an interview with Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Cavuto belittled the effort as “an enormous waste of effort” and “a political football,” suggesting that President George W. Bush used similar executive authority.

The segment devolved into a shouting match, with Cavuto laughing off Bachmann’s indignation about Obama’s use of executive powers.

“You just said it, congresswoman, we might not get anywhere,” Cavuto exclaimed in frustration. “Maybe Republicans are within their rights, maybe the president is within his rights.” As Bachmann sought to defend the suit, Cavuto accused her of “conflating issues and being silly.” “Where was your rage when Democrats were going after President Bush on the same use of executive orders, because I think you knew then that that was a waste of time then and I think you know in your heart of hearts this is a waste of time now.”

 

 

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  1. Shawn Robinson

    The Republicans give us shutdowns, lawsuits, impeachments, go nowhere investigations, and wars to disarm dictators with imaginary weapons of mass destruction. It’s the Republicans abusing power rather than the Democrats. That’s really what people get though for not standing up and calling the right-wing media on their lies. Both sides are not to blame for the impasse in Washington. Who believes the Republicans are the patriotic, Christian people anymore?

    • Neftali

      The shutdowns were a good thing. Democrats screamed themselves silly with predictions of doom and gloom from the sequester and shutdown. Turns out the only problem is that it didn’t last long enough.

      Lawsuits? The handful of Republican lawsuits are a pittance compared to the billions wasted by Democrats being bedfellows with corrupt trial lawyers whose only purpose is make goods and service more expensive.

      Impeachments? The only impeachment was against Bubba and his wife. It apparently caused themselves so much grief that they went broke. (That’s according to her. Never mind their millions in book deals, speaking fees, real estate investments, etc….)

      Investigations? Like the IRS scandal, Benghazi debacle, and fast and furious? Well worth my tax dollars.

      Wars? Funny how only Republicans are to blame. It’s as if the liberals didn’t vote for them, or believe in the cause when they had their guy in charge, but then liberals always did like to rewrite history.

  2. The GOP is starting to self-destruct one crazy legislator at a time.

    • Neftali

      Yes. The GOP is self-destructing so bad that they will retain control of the House and likely win back the Senate this year. If that’s self-destruction, I’ll happily take it. (But I am disappointed that T.W. Shannon lost in the Oklahoma GOP Senate primary to some evangelical nut)

      There is hope for not everything being so partisan. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act just passed the Senate with a vote of 95-3. Both parties agree it will likely pass the House and be signed by the President.

      http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2014/06/25/in-rare-bipartisan-achievement-senate-easily-passes-jobs-bill/

  3. Shawn Robinson

    FOX news is able to call out the crazies but you guys can’t see it. Cavuto can call out Bachmann and Megyn Kelly can call out Cheney but you’re still clinging to some notion that Obama is an especially incompetent executive. I’m glad they want to attempt journalism.

    So what if the Democrats went along with the Iraq war? They got lied to like everyone else.
    http://www.alternet.org/story/16274/ten_appalling_lies_we_were_told_about_iraq

    If there are a few Democrats sitting in the Hague in a cell with Bush and Cheney, that’s fine. From what we’ve learned from Wikileaks Obama and Hillary really tried to shield people in their administration them from international prosecution. Maybe Bush, Cheney, Obama and H.R. Clinton could do a version of Crossfire from the Hague.
    http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2010/12/wikileaks-cable-obama-quashed-torture-investigation

    If the Republicans are going to have investigation after investigation for Benghazi and claim that they’re just doing it because there are four dead Americans, they should really be upset that Americans died in embassy attacks during the Bush years.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bob-cesca/13-benghazis-that-occurre_b_3246847.html

    If you really want to hold Obama and the Democrats accountable for something, it would be for their continuation of Bush policies like drone attacks, NSA surveillance and indefinite detention.
    http://www.salon.com/2013/01/09/5_ways_obama_has_doubled_down_on_george_w_bushs_policies/

    But somehow I doubt this will happen. I think the people complaining that Obama is doing these things are the same people who, under Bush, made the argument that criticizing the commander in chief only helps terrorists.

    • Neftali

      Shawn wins the award for nuttiest post in the past 30 days. In typical Neftali fashion, let’s breakdown the stupidity of his remarks:

      1. As has been pointed out ad naseum on this site, there are dozens of quotes from almost every single Democratic leader of the late 90’s/early 2000’s that also claimed Iraq had WMD’s. In addition, each of our allies like Israel, France, and England also believed this information to be true. In other words, almost everyone thought the intelligence was legit. So it wouldn’t be just a few Democrats sitting in a cell, it would be almost all of the Democratic party leaders. The whole idea that is was a “lie” is conspiracy nonsense. Anyone who claims Bush lied has just as much credibility as Obama birthers.

      2. Of course Obama and Hillary really tried to shield people in their (Bush) administration them from international prosecution. They didn’t deserve prosecution, period.

      3. In not a single one of those occurrences listed of overseas embassy attacks did an American die. In each situation non-Americans died. Do your bloody research before spreading lies, Shawn. Besides, the Bush administration was never dumb enough to leave an American ambassador unprotected in one of the most hostile places on the planet, and then tried to blame their entire incompetence on a youtube video. Liberals really just need to admit they massively screwed up in Benghazi and be done with it.

      • Shawn Robinson

        OK. I took the time to see if I was in error. It appears we are both wrong on the amount of Americans dead on my list. I have conflated deaths at American targets with American deaths. You say no Americans died.
        A conservative writer claims he debunked the list I got from the Daily Banter/ HuffPO. The author of the article I posted says he is wrong.
        http://thedailybanter.com/2014/05/popular-conservative-publication-tries-and-fails-miserably-to-debunk-our-13-benghazis-article/
        “Indeed, all of the attacks during the Bush era were against U.S. consulates and embassies, just like the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. What makes these attacks different from Benghazi is that not all of the fatalities were American — and yet there were still 13 terrorist attacks against our embassies, as opposed to one under the current administration. And while not every attack involved American fatalities, the 13 Bush-era attacks did, in fact, result in a total of 11 American deaths, or seven more U.S. deaths than in the Benghazi attack.
        “Yet the centerpiece of (IJReview Managing Editor Kyle) Becker’s feckless debunkery involved merely stating that, where appropriate: ‘NONE [of the casualties] WERE AMERICAN.’ Unfortunately, he could only say this about 10 of the 13 attacks, each of which, by the way, inflicted dozens of other casualties. That leaves three terrorist attacks against our embassies in which 11 Americans died. Three times the attacks and nearly three times the fatalities as Benghazi.”
        —-
        The Republicans (and the Democrats) could take the leadership position and budget enough money for security at our embassies overseas while closing or consolidating embassies they can’t secure. However the GOP is just having another hearing/political showcase not to find anything — they should’ve done that by now — but to cast doubt on Obama’s competence for swing voters in the fall.
        So we have 11 dead Americans in overseas attacks under Bush. 5,000 war dead… but the important deaths are about Benghazi! in the eyes of right-wing partisans. Four dead Americans!

        As for the Bush administration’s lies on Iraq. They might’ve believed Hussein has a responsibility for 9/11 and they might’ve believed he had WMDs. But they appear to have told stories to sell the war… as I stated in a link above. Watch Rumsfeld here.
        http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/04/02/exclusive-watch-donald-rumsfeld-lie-about-saddam-hussein-s-9-11-involvement-in-the-unknown-known.html

  4. Like American citizens just can’t wait for the GOP the most destructive and demented party to take command.

    • Neftali

      Americans would love it if we had the labor participation rate and yearly deficits of Bush’s first 7 years. Both are much better than what we have today.

  5. The economic dynamo sits at home painting world leaders because he is neither respected nor able to travel abroad. His leadership ruined an entire generation as a result of his reckless Mideast adventure leaving us with an insurmountable amount of debt. Look at the cost of war and what we could have accomplished had it not happened.

    • John Federer

      Our economy sucks and our current President has done nothing but make it worse.

      President Obama has spent more than all other Presidents combined.
      Last report out last quarter GDP was -2.9%
      Obama has claimed the recession ended in 2010 – wonder what happened
      $17 TRILLION in debt

      Tell me more Steverino!

      • Your economy in Rockford may suck but there’s other places where its on fire. Expand your horizons. The west coast is going crazy with bldg, especially large apt complexes with commercial spaces on the first floors.

        Rockford’s biggest problem is its crime rate and decaying neighborhoods and streets that is spreading like a cancer.

    • neftali

      Poor Steverino’s Bush derangement syndrome is kicking into overdrive. it just tortures him to even consider the fact that Democrats are equally at fault. But true to form of the loony left who think they can do no wrong, he insists it’s all the fault of those on the other side of te isle. Steverino would also do himself a favor of comparing the costs of wars vs. the costs of unfunded entitlement programs.

      • neftali, you haven’t posted for a while, but your back with a vengeance. Did you just get released? Prison or the Insane Asylum?

        If I had a choice about what I as a tax payer would fund, I’d choose those entitlement programs, because its my taxes paying for them and I expect a return on my money. No matter how much you claim they’re unfunded, it will be my tax dollars that pay for these unending but very profitable wars and social programs that I wish we didn’t need, but I’m sure glad they’re there because I intend on benefiting from them soon. In fact I am already because of my Obamacare.

  6. Shawn Robinson

    Back to Pat’s original topic from which I diverged. I don’t think anyone working in the news business wants to feel like a shill for a political party. I suspect you’ll see more apostasy. However these criticisms we see of Republican policy makers could just be “broken clock” events.
    http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Stopped_clock

  7. Obviously Nef you didn’t bother to check the trade off between the cost of war and domestic programs. Unfortunately all of our energies are now devoted to house cleaning the mess created by Doofus and Darth.

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