Fox And Friends Freaks Out Over President Obama Quoting Scripture On Immigration (Video)

I’m usually not one to give a rat’s backside what the folks over at Fox News have to say, but I couldn’t pass this one up. Apparently the clown show on Fox and Friends flipped out because President Obama had the audacity to quote scripture in his address announcing executive action to temporarily halt deportation actions against some undocumented immigrants.

For those of you who missed the speech last night, the condensed version of his message was that if you are an otherwise law-abiding person who is here but undocumented, we aren’t going to deport you. Of course, this didn’t sit well with conservatives, who conveniently overlook the fact that his actions were similar to St. Ronald Reagan’s 1986 amnesty action.

As usual, it’s OK when a Republican who would be considered a raging Communist by today’s GOP standards grants amnesty to millions of people, but when a moderate Democrat does it, it’s an absolute outrage. It’s even more of an outrage when a president that they have tried over and over again to paint as a Christianity-hating, foreign-born possible Muslim whips out some Bible on them and proceeds to embarrass the religious right. What scripture would that be? Just some straight up Old Testament, and the part they usually skip right over in their rush to condemn gay people and other cherry picking of scripture.

Deuteronomy 10:19 says, “And you are to love those who are foreigners, for you yourselves were foreigners in Egypt.” Yup, you know that had to ruffle some self-righteous, conservative feathers over at Fox. How dare he quote scripture? That’s what conservatives do to justify their mistreatment of the same people they count on to pick their vegetables, mow their lawns and work construction sites for a mere fraction of what they would have to pay a documented worker. How dare he treat them like they deserved the same treatment that people who had the fortune of ending up in the United States simply by being born here instead of risking life and limb in the pursuit of the American Dream? How dare President Obama treat undocumented immigrants like *gasp* humans and invoke the Bible? Oh, the outrage! Tucker Carlson took it especially hard:

His use of scripture did not sit well with the hosts of Fox & Friends the next day. Co-host Tucker Carlson called it “repugnant” and argued, “For this guy specifically, the president who spent his career defending late-term abortion, among other things, lecturing us on Christian faith? That’s too much. That is too much.” Elisabeth Hasselbeck attempted to rebut the scripture Obama used with scripture of her own, quoting verses from Proverbs and saying she is “going to get into a scripture-showdown.” According to Hasselbeck, Obama used the Bible to guilt people into supporting his executive action, and that’s “not what the scholars behind the Bible would interpret as proper use, perhaps.” (Source)

Now here’s something that you won’t hear on the Rupert Murdoch propaganda channel. Despite all of the hand-wringing from Fox and the people who tune into their channel every day, undocumented immigration is slowing in the United States, and fewer and fewer of them are coming across the border from Mexico.

Pew estimates there were 11.3 million unauthorized immigrants in the United States in 2013. That figure has been pretty much flat for the past five years, and is down from a peak of 12.2 million in 2007. In other words, more unauthorized immigrants have left the country in the past six years — voluntarily or through deportation — than have arrived.

The slowdown in illegal immigration is partly the result of the weak U.S. economy, and especially the weak home construction industry, which was a major source of jobs for many migrants. But the flow across the Mexican border, in particular, began to slow before the recession, the result of tighter border security and a falling birthrate in Mexico, which meant there were fewer young Mexicans seeking jobs in the United States. (Source)

Yet, all you’ll hear from the right-wing propaganda machine is that people are coming in from Mexico and Latin America to steal all of those jobs that most Americans won’t take. Take for example the fact that after Alabama and Georgia passed harsh anti-immigration laws, crops were literally left to rot because there weren’t any workers to harvest them. None of these economic facts and figures matter to them, because that’s how the Murdoch propaganda channel operates – in utter ignorance of how the real world works.

Watch the Fox and Friends hissy fit via Fox News and Media Matters below:


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  • Rick Flash

    Oh my God.

  • Eg Kbbs

    Quoting Scripture. Even after that, any chance we’ll hear the reich quote the establishment of religion clause ?

    And on the same vein, Wolf Blitzer had a nice schtick tonight where he played Obama’s speech intersperced with GWB’s speech on where GWB fixed immigration. Remarkably similar.

  • Erma

    lol. I love it when airhead Hasselbeck assumes that she’s there for anything other than smiling and crossing her legs in skirts.

    • Suzanne Longo

      They all wear short, sleeveless dresses. They must have to. The wardrobe never changes, just the color of their dresses. Could Fox be discriminating towards women?

      • Melanie Collins Pennock

        No, of course not!!! Wink wink! They are also almost all brunettes with bleached hair, too!

    • ‘Ibrahim M Shabazz

      aww, her thinks she’s peoples at faux news, how cute lol

      • curmudgeon VN Veteran

        That your real name or your New Black Panther name?

      • ‘Ibrahim M Shabazz

        do you live under a bridge and eat live goats as they attempt to pass? btw, yes, it my real name, i don’t hide behind an alias to shit talk and troll the internet. grow a pair and actually show some REAL conviction to your idiotic beliefs.

      • curmudgeon VN Veteran

        Always love the prison converts and their aliases.

  • Brett Lewis

    I love how they are pissed he was “lecturing” them using the bible. Isn’t that what the right uses for ALL of their policies? Well, Republican Jesus and the Republican version of the constitution.

    And a person who has supported “late term abortion” is not allowed to use the bible? But people who want to make the middle and lower class suffer more and more can? Do they drink their own piss as Koolaid over there?

    • DJD11

      Their heads are so far up each other’s asses that they cannot see or hear their own hypocrisy.

  • Melanie Collins Pennock

    You gotta love dear Elizabeth H. Everytime she opens her mouth, she proves how unbelievably ignorant she is!

    • curmudgeon VN Veteran

      Amazing how all you liberal females are so jealous of the Women on Fox News. You are very lucky that the democrat party provides a dating service for ugly women and effeminate males.

      • Guest

        Meet a fellow member of Students for a Sustainable Campus and registered Democrat. Get out of here, troll.

      • curmudgeon VN Veteran

        If you are not a Liberal before age 30 you have no heart, after 30 if you’re still a Liberal you have no brain. Pretty simple isn’t it Sparky?

      • E.j. Turner

        Well you’ve been an idiot all your life.

      • Brennan Barrington

        I could give you half a dozen names and pictures of attractive liberal women I know. I won’t, because you’d probably start harassing them.

      • curmudgeon VN Veteran

        Effeminate males have bad taste in women. I’m not talking the morons in Hollywood, I am talking the icons in the democrat party political wing.

      • Melanie Collins Pennock

        You have no idea what I look like. My profile page is a photo from about 1890 of my great-grandmother and her sister. There are also two of their friends with them…….. Do blonde hair and green eyes turn you on??? How do you even know I am a Liberal? You assume a great deal. By the way, I have been married to a Vietnam Veteran for quite a while, and he thinks I am great!

      • E.j. Turner

        Wow that was sexist. Why am I not surprised?

      • Marilyn Olsen Scheffler

        Surely you jest!!! 🙂

      • wuwu

        You are an ignorant curmudgeon!

  • SluttyMary

    Did Krauthumjob actually say that Obama is running for election again? I think he did. Only a dumbass would not know he cannot jepordize his ‘re-election’. They are all stupid.

    • DJD11

      He said that about the 2012 election.

  • Kim Quinones

    Why didn’t he do it before… BECAUSE YOU SCHMUCKS…. he was trying to give opportunity to a partisan government process, but obviously it wasn’t happening….and so he he had to make the executive order…. Why is it that no matter which way he goes on any decision, Fox news has to criticize him for it…. what is a matter with you people?

  • Julia Hart

    Oh, and the Christians NEVER use scripture to guilt anyone, right??

  • Aly

    Oh, Ms Hasselbeck, PLEASE get into a “scripture-off” with the President! Please, please, please, try to engage him in any way that involves speech and thought. It would be so immensely entertaining!

  • chris

    And all the people said shut the hell up fox news! I can’t believe we can allow a “news” organization like this to exist. Honestly they all need to go away.

    • curmudgeon VN Veteran

      Then you retards can once again control all the garbage that’s fed to you. Gruber sure did out all you dummies didn’t he?

  • Matthew Reece

    Indeed, how dare he quote scriptures about loving foreigners when he has had over 2,400 of them murdered with drone strikes.

    • crabjack

      Let’s see… How many tens or hundreds of thousands died in the Bush/Cheny wars?

      • Charles Vincent

        Hyperbole much crab? It’s less that 2000 total between bush and Obama.

      • Matthew Reece

        Tu quoque fallacy.

  • lisa johnston

    I rarely hear republicans whine that illegals are taking our jobs away; rather. 100% of the time we are apposed to it #1- its illegal and #2 – what makes mexicans so special? I (and the, silent, majority of Americans) often wonder and think tonight of the others around the globe who are years into LEGALLY obtaining the necessary paperwork to gain access into this great country and how they must feel right about now while our Commander-in-Chief alows this nonsense to go on!
    . Heck, even immigrants that passed thru Ellis Island had to get screened!

  • Dennis

    40 something cobolites? uh, do the math.