Fox & Friends Look Like Absolute Fools Trying to Use One GOP Talking Point Against Another (Video)

fox-friends-obamaHow ridiculous are conservatives?  In short, pretty darn ridiculous.  So much so that they’re actually having to contradict some of their older talking points with their new ones.

A perfect, hilarious example of that came during Fox News’ Fox & Friends where the hosts literally tried to push two different right-wing talking points that are in complete contradiction with one another.

As many are well aware of, one of the newest pieces of propaganda being pushed by conservatives is the absurd notion that they’re not the ones behind all of this impeachment talk.  Oh, no.  It’s Democrats who keep bringing up impeachment to energize their base and raise money.

But as anyone with even the slightest bit of common sense knows, conservatives have been talking about a “need” to impeach the “lawless President Obama” basically since his first day in office, with the talk really ramping up this past year.

Fox & Friends decided to spend about half a segment listing a bunch of reasons why conservatives have said President Obama should be impeached.  Then they spent the other half of the segment trashing Democrats for fundraising off the “ridiculous” notion that Republicans want to impeach the president.

In other words, they ran a segment where they spouted off a bunch of right-wing talking points that are often used as to why they feel Republicans would be within their right to impeach the president – while simultaneously saying that it’s outrageous for liberals to claim that Republicans want to impeach the president.

It was honestly one of the most bizarre segments I’ve ever watched on Fox News, and that’s saying something.

But this is just more proof of how outrageous conservatives have become.  Their rhetoric has become so preposterous that they’re now having to contradict their old talking points with their new ones – on the same day, during the same program on Fox News.

Though this isn’t the first time this has happened.

While Republicans essentially doing the exact opposite of whatever President Obama says or does is nothing new, contradicting their own talking points with their new ones (while still trying to still push the old ones) is a relatively new and unique “strategy.”

I guess just being ordinary hypocrites wasn’t enough.  Now they seem to want to be hypocrites on steroids.

Watch the segment below via Media Matters

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • dutch163

    another excellent article,Allen..they lack critical thinking skills (and scruples) and hope their viewers do too…

    • Roger Kidder

      I love having scruples with my eggs in the morning…or is that scrapple? In any case, maybe the folks at Faux News will get so turned around in their thinking that they start espousing progressive viewpoints without realizing it. Hey, the way they doublespeak, it could happen.

  • Patricia Hebel

    Wow! They have taken lying and hypocrisy to new heights!

  • Veritas vos Liberabit

    Feeding off each other’s delusions. Fox is good for this kind of free association sessions…

  • hyperskeeter

    Allen you just apparently did understand what was being said. Yes the GOP has talked about impeachment in the past and yes there are some still talking impeachment within the ranks. But what you seem to be dismissing is that the dems ARE using it as a fundraising tool. You have Obama taunting the GOP, you have another website, Huffington Post, calling the lawsuit impeachment light and you have the media still talking about it. Boehner has not done a thing and won’t. But the dems are pushing the GOP to do it. Hence the dems are the ones pushing for and talking impeachment. If you don’t get that, then it is your problem.

    • Scaramongus

      So this “lawsuit” has backfired?” And this “lawsuit” by the GOP is not a fund raising, get-out-the-base campaign? And THEY are using tax payer dollars to do so. They should be ashamed and will pay the price for believing their own bullshit. That panel at Fox looks like a bunch of boobies.

      • hyperskeeter

        How has the lawsuit backfired? It hasn’t even started yet. Yes it is a fundraising, get out the base campaign. But the difference between the GOP filing the lawsuit and the dems pushing the impeachment is that Obama has done some things that are impeachable offenses.

      • Vain Freeman

        What are the illegal actions that the President has take that rises to the level of impeachable offenses? Forget the fox GOP talking points and share them with us! So far every Constitutional scholar has indicated that the GOP has no basis for an impeachment and also that the lawsuit has no standing, so please share your information and facts with us!

      • Ancient Avian Anomaly

        Well, there goes another libtard with an unfairly difficult question. Shall we list his crimes?
        Birth Certificate
        IRS Scandal
        Executive orders
        D’Souza prosecution
        Huge Debt
        VA scandal
        Have I mentioned Benghazi?

      • dDouglas Cole

        His birth certificate is a crime? been getting your news from the wrong source, Jack off.

      • Ancient Avian Anomaly

        Shall I add some more Obama crimes? Sure, why not?
        1871 Chicago Fire
        1909 San Franciso Earthquake
        Stock market crash of 1929 and ensuing Great Depression.
        JFK, RFK and MLK killings
        At least three of the great extinctions
        Smurfs…. especially the Smurfs
        Hear are a few more

        Dope dealer… no, wait, that was Laura Bush.
        Coke head…oops, that was the guy whose name we won’t mention.
        Drunk driver…damn, same guy we won’t talk about.
        I could go on and on if you like.

      • chaserblue

        You forgot the revolutionary war and Katrina. They just took a poll in Louisiana, and 40% of conservatives believe that Obama did not do enough after Katrina hit and they hold him responsible for the resultant problems. It just boggles…

      • ok, ya got me on the Pinochle one

      • giankeys luvs shemale porn

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      • Sam

        .Look (o)(o) another republicans talking about impeaching Obama,

        and yes you mentioned Benghazi, another fake scandal that failed to go anywhere.

        Immigration GOP has flailed to do anything except to tell Obama to handle it himself.
        Even yesterday the speaker could not get his own legislature passed.

        Terrorism ,the house started cutting embassies security funds in 2010.

        Unemployment is the lowest it has been since Bush wiped out the economy in 2007 and 2008

        Huge Debt was secure by Bush after he cut cooperate taxes and started three wars with out funding them.
        2008 the deficit was 1,5 trillion dollars.
        in 2014 the deficit is 850 billion almost half of what it was when Bush left office.

        Va scandal has been going on for last 20 years.
        It was the over whelming numbers of injuries form more than a decade of war based on lies form Bush and Cheney.

        So please keep talking about impeachment , the more idiots like you make up phony scandals the more democrats will fund their base….

      • awww come on dude… all that truthiness is gonna make their heads explode… well with any luck it will….

      • giankeys luvs shemale porn

        he was being sarcastic

      • Sam

        Yes I jumped to conclusion ….But I understood it after I read a few more of his below this one, guess I need to apologies for my heated reply .
        Goes to show .you have to read the entire book to get the real message,

      • Chomper Lomper Tawee

        Now That’s Some Funny Stuff Right There.LMAO

      • Topher Chris

        Oh crap. You weren’t being facetious. Well, you gave me a hearty laugh at any rate.

      • hey dipthong… you forgot Benghazi…. damn, I get to drink three shots just reading your bullshit….

      • giankeys luvs shemale porn

        I want my FOX “news” ‘benghazi’ T shirt!!

      • Melanie Tolar


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      • what??!!! He’s a Martian… that’s definitely an impeachable offense…

      • chaserblue

        And BTW…why are they using our tax dollars to sue the president when they have refused to do any work at all, have blocked legislation that would benefit firefighters, wildfire funding and the military? They have time to try and shut down The Affordable Health Care Act over 50 times, but cannot get off their asses to do anything for the people of this country. They are a fucking travesty and every single one of them that gleefully shut down the government or signed this lawsuit should be hauled off and prosecuted for treason.

    • Pipercat

      What, one political party using the unfortunate rhetoric of the other to raise money? GASP! Tell me this is only a once in a millennium occurrence!!!!

      • hyperskeeter

        You are not getting it. The dems are pushing the agenda that the GOP wants to do impeachment, even though there are no proceedings going on at all. The dems think by saying and the media going along with the dems by reporting that the Republicans are impeaching Obama, that the general public will fall for their BS. The dems really do think the american population are stupid.

      • Vain Freeman

        Are you that damn thick? The dems are not fundraising off of the proceedings of impeachment they are fundraising off of the very same damn thing that the republicans are fundraising off and that is the constant talking off impeachment! Damn, what is the issue? The republicans have started this drumbeat of impeachment and now that it appears that the dems are getting more mileage out of it, you cry foul! No different than when these idiots shut down the government while bragging about it and being spurred on by their base, and then once it went south on them they accused the president of shutting down the government! Your party and you are very special!

      • Pipercat

        I think he needs a Snickers bar!

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      • Pipercat

        Speaking of, “not getting it,” I’m certainly glad you’re wearing a hat! Otherwise, the skid mark would be visible from space….

      • giankeys luvs shemale porn

        then why O why are regressive outlets such as FOX “news’ trumpeting impeachment??? if the RIGHTWING idiots truly didn’t want it they would NOT be bringing it up at all,,,,,,,,,,,,,
        or; should I ask: why did the regressive crybabies at the tea party bring it up IN THE 1ST PLACE????

      • Sam

        You are not getting it,
        Ms. Palin and Ted Cruz where on Fox last week talking about impeachment. And you are talking abut it.

        If the republicans would try doing heir job instead of obstructing every thing they might not be raising so much to fight them but wingers like you keep making crap up and the democrats will fight back

      • whiteheron

        No, not the “american [sic] population” generally, hyper seeker, just you and your Tea-bagging whiners.

      • giankeys luvs shemale porn

        ……………….. how do U explain the individual regressive tea party/republican “personalities” who are still bringing it up as well as pushing 4 it?
        do I need 2 name names????

    • Paul Cottingham

      So let me get this right. The republicans pull a totally stupid stunt. The democrats take advantage of this to make the the republicans look stupid, and to help raise money by energizing their base. And you see this as the dems pushing for impeachment? Take off the tin foil hat.

      • hyperskeeter

        You did not get it right. The dems are trying to push the GOP into doing the impeachment to help out the dems campaigning.

      • Mrs_oatmeal

        Because they have been able to push the Pepublicans to do everything they’ve wanted for the past 6 years! How laughable!

      • GrumpySmurf

        Sorry, I rarely lower myself this way but you are either thick or so hyper partisan that your comments are without merit. The republicans impeached Clinton to try to make him look bad, and they have been threatening to to the same to Obama for months, if not years. As to theDems taking advantage of this incredibly stupid blunder, well, who can blame him.

      • Jess French

        Uh… I was not aware that they had guns to their heads. Maybe the GOP shouldn’t write checks their butts can’t cash the next time they start running their mouths about lawsuits and impeachment.

      • giankeys luvs shemale porn

        geee,,,,,,,,,,,,,,is it me or does it seem for the past few years that the GOP has shown a marked IN ability to have a strategy which the president and democrats can EASILY turn the tables on them with???
        they seem to be in a fight with their arms taped up

    • TripleMoon

      I understand what you’re saying. I just don’t agree with it. There are *some* elected Republicans who are on record talking about impeachment. There are also some Republican pundits pushing for impeachment. Those may be fringe type personalities, but they are part of the GOP. They are loud and get a lot of airtime. The GOP has embraced these people and their rhetoric in the past. Now all the sudden the GOP is horrified that the Democrats are using these peoples very words to raise money. If the GOP doesn’t like this kind of talk, then it’s up to THEM to shut these people down. They created and encouraged them. In the mean time, the Democrats will raise money.

    • Vain Freeman

      What you fail to realize is that if the GOP is going to consistently have their mouthpieces running around talking about impeachment (Palin, Bachman, others…) to fundraise then the Democrats have every right to use that fact for their fundraising efforts! I don’t get it, you acknowledge that ‘yes’ republicans are talking about impeachment, which excites their base and benefits them as far as fundraising but somehow with that fact, the Democrats are wrong for also acknowledging the very same facts and using it for their fundraising efforts! Very special!

    • giankeys luvs shemale porn

      quite akin to a “tank abbott” type of loud drunk guy at a bar knowing(??) he is 265 lbs and giving a 190 lb guy a hard time assuming he wont do anything: the 190 lb guy– an MMA champion just a few months ago and a sterling teacher of savate and an 8th degree black belt in “win chun”– now realizes its time to thoroughly teach the overweight loudmouth a lesson so he says all he can to get the white trash regessive fat loser to throw that first punch- with a lot of witnesses around
      OH YES they DO want it,,,,OH HOW THEY DO!!!

    • Jillz

      So somehow it’s ok for the GOP to rile up their base with lies, but it is not ok for Democrats to use the ridiculousness of those lies to rile up their own base. Gotcha 😉

      The Dems SHOULD be using it as a fundraising tool and thank GOD they are FINALLY speaking out and laughing at these GOP obstructionists.

      If President Obama has committed impeachable offenses, why aren’t they starting impeachment proceedings instead of wasting even more tax dollars on a baseless lawsuit? I mean, if Obama’s such a tyrant why aren’t they acting on it?? Shouldn’t they be protecting Americans from this ‘tyrant’ if he has really committed all these offenses? What are they waiting for, pray tell! Could it be that they are using this idiocy just to try and rile up their own base?

  • ML

    What do you expect when you get “news” from a dippy Survivor loser?

  • Veritas vos Liberabit

    Sean Hannity interviewed Sarah Palin on Fox News just a couple weeks ago(July 8). The interview is on You Tube. Watch it, listen to them and if that is not talking impeachment from those RWNJs, I don’t know what else could it be.

  • Stephen Barlow

    They tried this one with the Shutdown. Cruz was the King of the Liars that time, saying he was never for it. they kept calling it ‘Obama’s ShutDown”.

    Just like it was “Obama’s Recession” and Obama’s Katrina” and have even heard “Obama’s Failed War in iraq.”

    What’s really sad is knowing that 40% if Americans BELIEVE THIS CRAP!!!!

    WAIT!!!! Were these Republicans EVER EVEN ASKED: “Do you or were you ‘home schooled’, ‘Christian-educated’ or grew up in survivalist Vietnam Vet’s bunker household with only Fox News for connection to the outside world?”

    • Barbara Marino

      I love you, Stephen Barlow!

      • Stephen Barlow

        Love you 2?

        WHY? ~raised eyebrow~

        HOW MUCH? ~smirk~

      • Chomper Lomper Tawee

        I love him more — “I’m Having his baby”..

    • WrongRealities

      I’m going to share your comment with everyone I have trouble tolerating.

      • Stephen Barlow

        Can you connect this single dot to ANY OTHER DOT?

        I think Barbara is WONDERFUL!!

  • Pipercat

    They all seemed a little tongue-tied, I wonder why?

    • ituri

      Hard to keep track of so many lies at once, I’d wager. Every repeat liar trips up on his words eventually.

    • Tom Birmingham

      issue is their actions has gotten Democrats to donate money to the party. money is very important to win elections (like the ones in November). That is something they fear.

      • Pipercat

        I suppose they should use their palms to jot down things, just to keep all of this stuff straight!

    • giankeys luvs shemale porn

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  • ituri

    The only people talking about impeachment are Democrats? Is that a joke? Republicans have been ranting about impeachment for 6+ years now. I mean, the level of cognitive dissonance required to claim this is some Democrat scam is really just mind boggling.

    And the idea that Republican lies might encourage Democrats to help fund the effort to keep those crazy Teapublicans out of power is “shameful?” The only shameful thing here is the behavior of the Republican Tea Party zealots.

    I can’t wait for the lawsuit to be put in front of a judge. I can’t wait for the b***hslap that will come for the zealots who can’t get out of their ostrich head holes.

  • Nicholas A Kocal

    And don’t forget that before President Obama was even sworn into office republicans were out there saying he was not eligible to be president because he was not a natural born US citizen.

  • Unaffiliated voter

    Is it surprising at all the republicans are bashing the democrats. Democrats did the same thing when bush was president. Then when Clinton was president and so on and so on. This isn’t news this is an unending fight between two clicks. Not much different from high school.

    • ituri

      It’s a little different when you consider the endless obstructionism from the Party of No, and a first-in-history lawsuit against the sitting president for passing new laws.

      Laws which, inconveniently for the Teapublicans, have been ratified by the House, Congress, and affirmed by the Supreme Court.

      I want to know which peg leg they feel they can stand on in court. I hope this massive embarrassment is the last straw for the Republican party. I don’t care who takes their place, I don’t care about the Democrats. But the obstructionism and ridiculous hypocrisy has got to stop. Let the Republicans go the way of the Wig party.

      • Unaffiliated voter

        Regan, Nixon, Clinton, bush and others have been sued in and out of office. Obama isn’t the first nor will he be the last while parties squabble like children trying to make the other look bad. That’s what this suit is just a distraction. Republicans don’t care as long as they make it harder for Obama to do his job.

    • giankeys luvs shemale porn

      the difference is the racial overtones; and the newer “art form” of gerrymandering GOP districts.

  • DerpDestroyer

    Hasselbeck could use a little more makeup! Its like getting your “news” from a stripper.

    • Chomper Lomper Tawee

      That’s an insult to every skanky stripper out there.

  • Brian Novotny

    Just can’t fix stupid now can you?

  • giankeys luvs shemale porn

    can U say ” implosion” or ” infighting” or ” atavism”?
    bring back glenn beck!!! give michelle malkin ( uggh) her own FOX “news” show !!!!
    and when do I get my FREE Benghazi T shirt?

  • Rhonda Painter

    I think they have a mole on their writing staff who is working undercover for SNL. It’s the only logical explanation.

    • Dashiell Forbes

      More likely working undercover for Comedy Central.

  • dixiecream

    Problem is, it doesn’t make a damn bit of difference. All the foxheads will be nodding in agreement with both stories, not even realizing that they contradict each other.

  • Tony Soprano

    Hasselbeck is a dumbfuck, someone needs to throw her in the dumpster where she belongs.

  • George

    I have never heard a Democrat talk about anybody impeaching Obama. The only ones bringing this up is Faux news.

  • kerensa Baker

    To be fair, the only people that take any of these cretins seriously are the trailer living, mouth breathing cess heads that vote Republican. The rest of us merely use them for comic relief.

  • dDouglas Cole

    what a bunch of dooshes. Just shut up…

  • Sam

    How can any reasonable person sit and watch bull shixx like fox and friends, they are so bias and politically driven to push lies and fear into the country.
    It not fair and balanced,,Its all right wing .all the time ,24 hours a day 7 days a week

  • Diane

    I would like to know when (and if ever) FUX and friends do not look like absolute fools. They always do because they ARE ABSOLUTE FOOLS.

  • Dave Lanson

    Those blithering heads on Fox & Friends should not be referred to as conservatives. Responsible conservatives know what they are talking about and simply see things from a different intellectual and ideological viewpoint. Those beings on F&F are simple-minded automatons who regurgitate far-right talking points with no rational or critical thinking involved.

  • chaserblue

    I don’t think anyone has told them about the wonderful world of electronic recording and the ability to play back digital media. Best part of all, is everything these turnips say, or said in the past, is easily accessible. But don’t tell them, it’s a secret…

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  • charles Jackson

    seeing this how can anyone vote repug just about every repug was crying to impeach

  • cravin moorehead

    Those are three of the dumbest sons o’ bitches, I have ever seen.

    They have NOTHING! NOTHING!

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  • rejectrepublicanlies

    Several villages are missing their idiots. I think Fox found them all.

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    hey—to all of you ( me too) liberal progressives!!! THESE ARE GRRRRREAT AMERICANS!!! GRRRRREAT americans!! want proof? here—- they are making a BIG income/ fine living financially capitalizing upon the oligophreniality of regressive (predominantly) white trash religious inbred cretins all across America: HANNITY/ MALKIN (uggh)/ COULTER/ GRETA/ M.KELLY/ BECK/ LIMBAUGH/ O’REILLY….etc all making big big BIG money!!! I hate and abhor what the repub/tea party/ regressives ” stand”( skulk) for; yet if they offer me 500K per year I will gladly shoutout ” ITS OBAMA,,,,HE’S A MUSLIM,,,WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE” every nioght of the week!!! I will wear my FOX “news” Benghazi Tshirt,,,, I will bemoan the war on RELIGION ( voodoo) and the war on CHRISTMAS ($$$$) as well as telling America how OBAMA hates whites and is secretly an android from Kenya( satellite of mars) who is commie and secular and moslem and radical chrsitian bent on imposing sharia law upon this newly forming NANNY state!
    ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, all the way to my new FOX “news” multiple bank accounts

  • Melanie Tolar

    Well, I’ll tell ya’ this – when Bush was president Miley Cyrus was Hannah Montana – damn that Obama !!!! Funniest part of clip when Elizabeth Hackacough makes a reference to something being “faux” – – – on Faux News.

  • dubya13

    I’m sorry, I don’t see this flip flop up talk about. When do they say they’re going to impeach? All I see is a lot of “we’re not”

    That said, they have indeed flopped…I just don’t see it in this segment

  • Fabj

    This is some of the worst dialogue I have ever listened to.