The Crime? Criticizing Trumpie
As the U. S. descends into incoherence and madness the folks at Fox News are just becoming completely unglued. Now one of their toadies thinks former President Obama is acting in a criminal manner.
But a Fox Business commentator said Obama violated that unwritten rule with a recent comment about Trump’s tweets. What’s more, according to Fox Business host Lou Dobbs, that violation should merit arrest.
“I think U.S. marshals should follow [Obama], and anytime he wants to go follow the president like he is and behave [like that],” Dobbs said on his show Friday. “I mean, this is just bad manners. It’s boorish and it’s absurd and he doesn’t realize how foolish he looks.”
“I mean, he should be brought back by the marshals. Isn’t there some law that says presidents shouldn’t be attacking sitting presidents?”
Uh, actually Louie there is a law here, it's called the First Amendment and Freedom of Speech and it applies in all democracies. One would think a person on TV would have heard of the Constitution, since that's the document that allows garbage like Fox on the air, but then the standards at Fox were never really that high.
This would be funny if it did not reflect the fact that the nation is falling slowly away from democratic norms and towards a place where a Republican is a god and the rest of us mere worshipers.