Believe it or not, this is good news. Whatever messaging Fox News is engaging in usually indicates what’s going on with the collective right-wing psyche. And the psyche feels threatened, apparently. Check out Sean Hannity talking election strategy with Frank Luntz on Tuesday night:
“They’ve got a foreign policy that shows a lot of weakness,” Hannity said. “I know the President will say they got bin Laden, putting that aside.”
Ha. I know the President complains about being skinny, but let’s put that aside. We can attack his clinical obesity, I think. Wait, it gets better:
“And the public gives him credit for that,” Luntz interjected.
A reluctant Hannity replied, “But it wouldn’t have happened if he had his way, and I think that could be proven as well on tapes.”
What? Bwah ha ha. I know – you’re thinking “How does a president — A PRESIDENT FOR MORON’S SAKE — defy the wisdom of many of his advisers, including his Vice President, and order a Navy Seal operation to kill Osama bin Laden but also oppose it?” I don’t know. Maybe Hannity’s brain is being directed by the same hacks who used to write soap operas? Like:
“Frank — my sources tell me that Bin Laden is not dead.”
“They tell me that it was only Obama who issued all those press releases.”
“You don’t say?”
“And Bobby Ewing is as alive as you or me.”
“What the HELL?”
Hullooo Sean. And all this mess, whatever way you dream it, will be on tape? That I’d like to see.
“Alright, people. I’ve had enough advice. I’ve decided, instead, to authorize the Bin Laden strike to proceed. Tell Navy Commander Jones to alert and authorize Seal Team 6. That’s an order.”
“Oh — and Bobby? Where’s the nearest video camera?”
“Uhh . . upper right, mounted on the wall, sir.”
“ . . 2 . . 1 . . *ahem* . . Mister President?! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!”
Sean Hannity must be the single stupidest man who ever lived. Yes, putting that aside, they don’t call it ‘Fox’ for nothing. These are tactics invented by Karl Rove. You take an opponent’s strength and try to turn it upside down. Rove pulled this on John Kerry, unfortunately and successfully.
That’s how the former senior officer on a swift boat in Vietnam became a knee-knocking draft dodger. Kerry once had to shoot a young Vietnamese point blank and kill him. He was awarded a Silver Star, a Bronze Star and three Purple Hearts for his service. But by the time Bush-era shitstormers were done with him, Kerry might as well have been a spineless little coward. You know, like Karl Rove.
That’s why Hannity looks even more idiotic than usual. Because Republicans are terrified of Obama’s foreign policy record. Which is good news.