Fox News Host: President Obama “Was Pathetic,” Makes You “Want to Slit Your Throat”

van-susterenBeing a writer, there’s a certain level of hyperbole and emotional response that I’ve learned to embrace.  I mean, pushing the edge sometimes is just apart of selling an idea or making a point.   But even then, there’s a line where you go from making a point to just being ridiculous.

And trust me, even liberal websites and blogs do this all the time.  I read a story somewhere concerning the Duck Dynasty situation about how one of the creators of the show supposedly once starred in a gay porn.  I can’t remember where I saw it, but I know it was some form of a sad excuse for a liberal blog.

Why on earth was that a story?  Who cares?  What the hell does that have to do with what Phil Robertson said?  The answer to that is simple — nothing.  It’s a trash story, written to excite some reaction because of its sheer ridiculousness.

Another example of this can be seen in the comments made by Fox News host Greta van Susteren when she discussed President Obama’s recent press conference.  She had some outrageous, odd and flat-out disgusting words concerning the president’s demeanor and tone:

“The president’s most powerful weapon has been his ability to inspire.  That’s his greatest strength. Then he comes out last Friday in the press conference. He was depressing. He was pathetic. He sucked the oxygen out of the room. The media had bad questions. They kept punching him. He ends the year where you just want to slit your throat almost, because he’s so depressing.”

What the hell was her point?  That she didn’t like his press conference?  Oh, I’m sorry, it was a press conference.  What did she want him to do, go off on some rant?

I’m almost certain had he given some inspirational speech she then would have been slamming him for being too positive and upbeat during a time when “millions are concerned about the uncertain future of their health care thanks to the disastrous rollout of Obamacare.”  After all, Fox News is always quick to slam President Obama when he gives speeches that sounds like he’s campaigning for something.  And now, here’s one of their hosts slamming him for being too mundane.

These people will literally attack him for basically anything he does.

It was a basic press conference.  It wasn’t meant to be some pep-rally for liberals.  Hell, maybe he was sick — who knows.  Who cares?  It’s just ridiculous how off the wall she went with her comments about it.  Honestly, to use ‘slitting your own throat’ to describe how someone might have felt being there — that’s beyond asinine.

Then to call the President of the United States “pathetic” because — you didn’t like his overall tone during a question and answer session?  What the hell ever happened to basic respect for the office of the President of the United States?  I was by no means a fan of George W. Bush, but I never saw such frequent and blatant disdain levied toward him by mainstream liberals as I have many within the conservative media toward President Obama.

Her comments were just more of the same garbage that often emulates from the right-wing media.

But like I said, no matter what President Obama had said or done at that press conference, people like Greta van Susteren would have had something negative to say about it.

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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  • Veritas vos Liberabit

    Isn’t this the typical modus operandi of the far right extremists? Damn if you do, damn if you don’t?

  • Larry

    Look up “emulates” in the dictionary. I think you meant “emanates”.

  • rossbro

    So cut your throat and do us all a favor. Be sure to get some Fox idiots to join you.

  • Benny

    I let all their crap roll-off my back. They are just pissed that the O won, not only the presidency in the first place, but he won it a second term…! That right there is sweet victory my friends…….

    • Benny

      I would like o take this time to tell Veterans everywhere to go F themselves.

      • lindylou

        Well, there goes civility!

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        the second benny is a crybaby———– the regressive white trash crybabies in the tea (scum) party are now TRYING to woo our military as the repubs are the scum who sent our brave military to their deaths and dismemberment in the false Iraq war

  • Cemetery Girl

    One of the biggest problems I’ve had with those that dislike Obama is how extreme they can be. I really did not like W, but my complaints revolved around his actions (or lack of). I didn’t act like the color of tie he wore or how he laughed was worthy of impeachment. I didn’t consider what his wife wore as a reflection of the problems of his presidency. But the thing that irks me the most is that when I questioned the actions of the presidency under W I heard a lot of “you need to show respect to The President”, like a smaller scale reaction to the Dixie Chicks. Yet with Obama they will say flat out that they don’t like him so why should they at least act respectful of the position he holds? Why is it required to treat the holder of the position with respect when conservative but not liberal?

    • Uuena Van Light

      Obama is a Nword!, Negro, Colored, and other other offensive word for Black or African American.

      Even Obam a technically Bi-Racial, many of these people see him as the Nword!

      • Stephen Barlow

        He sold himself as “afro-American”. He completely discounted his ‘WHITE” half (except to sell the ACA). A smarter move would have been to be the”checkerboard” president, but as the “First African- American president”, he offended the majority of Americans and ALL the racist-americans.

        I don’t approve of it, but I can understand the ill-educated, cousin humping KKK viewpoint.

    • Matt N Jen Stewart

      Copy and paste much?

    • diana harrell

      The main reason I detest him is his ignorance of OUR constitution. He ignores it and makes his own laws which he is not allowed to do. That is what congress is suppose to do. The president is suppose to enforce those laws..not make them and then change them to suit himself. I could list more but I have a feeling I would be wasting my time stating facts here. Respect him…….I will respect his sorry ass when he stops murdering our soldiers/ambassador, and our navy seals…..until he respects America and OUR soldiers he will get what he deserves. He is heading this country toward socialism which is the same as communism. The Clock Is Ticking people!!!!!

  • Veritas vos Liberabit

    Unfortunately for Greta, the voluntary slitting of one self’s throat is not covered under “pre-existing” conditions under the ACA. And unfortunately for the taxpayers, Conservatives and Liberals alike, will be stuck with the bills for the stitching, pharmaceutical and all other emergency treatment, including Psychiatric treatment by decree of Reagan’s EMTALA law. Gotta love those far right extremist’s thinking process!

  • Wonder Woman 85

    As a Canadian who does not particularly care for our current PM I am stund by the blatant racist attitudes expressed by the Republican Party. It does not paint a very pretty picture of the U.S.

    • Steve Giovanis

      Wonder woman 85 . Plenty of people still fighting the civil war down here .The only difference is the political shift from Democrats being the conservative party and Republicans being the liberal party.

      • Wonder Woman 85

        Steve you look like a handsome man. Would you like to visit me in Canada? I could dress you up as a woman and shove a large rubber dingle down your throat?

      • jdh

        It appears you misunderstood Steve’s comment.

      • 2Smart2bGOP

        Our political parties at the time of the Civil War were the reverse of what they are now. Steve was not incorrect. He was supporting your position.

      • RobinMcM

        WW85, Steve Giovanis is referencing a simple historical fact; Democrats *were* the conservative party and Republicans *were* the liberal party at the time of the Civil War. And speaking of civil…

      • lindylou

        I would love to see what liberal stances the republican party has. Yours is not the first time I saw how twisted republican logic has become.

      • moonwalker53

        I think Steve meant that during the civil war, the Republicans were the liberals (Lincoln) and the Democrats were the conservatives (slave owners).

      • 2Smart2bGOP

        Read Steve’s comment again; he is not incorrect. Our political parties during the Civil War were the reverse of what they are now.

      • lindylou

        Thank you, I stand corrected. I am not fighting the civil war although I live in Virginia surrounded by sacred dark and bloody ground.

      • AlbertCat

        Of course, it has nothing to do with the Civil War, because AZ, AK, SD ND OK, WI, MI, PA, NJ, etc etc…. the whole country’s bigots have crawled out from EVERYWHERE, not just the South.

    • Jo Clark

      You aren’t the only one that’s saying that. I’ve heard numerous comments from folks in England and Europe who say the childishness/racism/gutter level tactics of the GOP are beyond the pale. They’re constantly shocked and/or amused by them over there.

      • thesquire1

        Thats because Murdoch used the UK with his ‘Sun’ newspaper as a proving ground for what followed with Fox News etc. He could not get away with it in the UK – even commercials have to tell FACTS there let alone a self described ‘News’ program – Fox would have been sued under the ‘Trade descriptions act’ which prevents organisations using words to falsly describe their product….definitely FOX News !

  • Jim Wiggin

    I check out FOXNews on a regular basis to see what is going on and to be able to tell conservative acquaintances that I watch it and have an open mind. For the past few months, FOXNews has been on a 24/7 anti-Affordable Care Act campaign. They only break from that to give short news items, or to dump on President Obama if they can find something else to criticize him about. Greta van Sustern and Sean Hannity’s shows are especially bad. Van Sustern’s seems to be nearly 100% devoted to her hatred of President Obama. I don’t take that word lightly, but it seems that van Sustern, Hannity and a few other FOXNews hosts (Kimberly Guilfoyle and Bill Hemmer come to mind) actually seem to hate the President.

    • moonwalker53

      It’s all about ratings.

      • Jim Wiggin

        You’re right, they talk about ratings all the time on FOXNews (especially about whether their ratings are better than MSNBC), but I think it is actually about furthering the political agenda of the owner. The biggest joke is that they still use the “Fair and Balanced” moniker when their “coverage” is neither. Looked at objectively, FOXNews is really right-wing propaganda, right down to the fact that if you ever hear the two words “President” and “Obama” spoken in conjunction it is by accident. Shows like Greta van Sustern’s consist of nothing but non-stop criticism of President Obama, no matter what he is doing, right down to taking a “selfie” with two other world leaders. Most of the rest of their coverage is designed to instill fear of various things in their viewership, mostly about the coming apocalypse and the remainder about how you should be afraid of black youth. I’ve noticed recently how bad the work product of FOXNews is–their interviews consist of a lot of scripted softballs to enable their “experts” to agree with the corporate line. I watch MSNBC because it has the most intelligent hosts and discussion of any cable news (with the exception at times of PBS). Granted, some of MSNBC’s hosts are left-wing, but they admit it. And they actually bring on conservatives to have intelligent discussions of the issues with them (although many conservatives refuse to appear on MSNBC). FOXNews has no one the caliber of people like Rachel Maddow, Chris Hayes and Ezra Klein, all of whom are genius-level thinkers, or even the “average” MSNBC hosts like Alex Wagner, Tamron Hall, Lawrence O’Donnell and Thomas Roberts, all of whom on a daily basis host intelligent discussions of the issues. FOXNews is the way it is because its owners have a conservative agenda, which is to use the network to defeat President Obama and the Progressive Agenda.

      • Betty Caron

        I agree Jim. Well said.

      • charleo1

        I agree with Betty! Well said. But as to FOX finding and
        putting on people of the caliber, of Rachel Maddow,
        Chris Hayes, or Ezra Klein. The fact is, they just don’t
        exist. Mainly because the entire Conservative narrative
        today is bogus, cannot be sustained by fact, and is
        geared to elicit knee jerk reactions from low info
        listeners. Who are told repeatedly any information not
        obtained through them, or endorsed by them, is patently false. All contrived, by a Liberal Press, that
        supports Obama, because they are all radical Left
        Wing Socialists, and redistributionists like him. In other
        words. Be thankful you have us! The only place you’re
        going to hear the,”fair, and balanced,” truth!

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        all 3 of those U mentioned are incredible!!! love to meet them over a lunch

      • Jim Wiggin

        That is exactly what occurred to me during the Republican primary debates. We kept hearing that Republican leaders and the base were upset about the quality of the candidates. But the debates didn’t look like a clown show simply because some of the candidates were clowns (Michelle Bachmann,Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Hermann Cain, etc.) but because anybody would look ridiculous attempting to lay out a platform based upon all the GOP party lines. The problem wasn’t the candidates, it was the platform. Fortunately for Progressives, the people who really run the party continue to believe that they can fool enough of the people enough of the time to win a majority (it’s always been a problem for them to get 40% of the voter base to go against their own interests and vote with the 1% (around 10% of the upper middle class, professional, well-to-do naturally vote with the 1%)).

      • charleo1

        I agree 100%! Their platform is ridiculous. With entire planks of it in conflict with others they’ve been forced to include to garner enough support to compete.
        Frankly, I think they are cooking their goose. Calling
        for huge gratuitous tax breaks, and deregulation for corporations. While screaming about the number of
        people needing help feeding their kids, in a huge
        recession, they played a big part in making happen!

    • William Wade

      The baffling part is, at one time these crazed Right Wingers made some sense, sometimes. Now they are simply nuts…

      • Hot Girl’13

        William you could be the ugliest looking person I’ve ever seen. Do us a favor and go walk your fat disgusting body into oncoming traffic.

      • William Wade

        Gee, what an adult answer from someone not showing their own face

      • Disgusted

        William, that’s probably Gretta hiding under the name Hot Girl’13. Nobody would show that face.

      • William Wade

        The sad thing about Greta is that she looked perfectly fine as the plain Jane she was before she chose surgery to “improve” things… and I think it is reflected in her attitude

      • Uuena Van Light

        Paid Trolls!

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        hey needledick— how the atrophying of your white trash crybaby tea party doing?

      • RobinMcM

        HW13, what does William’s appearance have to do with the price of eggs? If you have an objection to his comment, why not just express your objection instead of personally attacking a total stranger?

    • moe/larry & curly keys

      at least guilfoyle has nice breasts

  • Eldergothfather

    Are you asking for help Greta….line forms to the left….

    • Disgusted

      Let’s give Gretta a break. She’s just upset because she’s ugly. Then to exacerbate an already ugly situation, she demonstrates an ugly disposition and personality on international TV. I detested most of what W did as president but he won the election and I accepted him as my president. When a citizen of another country threw a shoe at him, I was offended and I defended him. This disrespect for President Obama is outright racism. There’s no need for all the sugarcoating and dressing it up with so called intellectual explanations. It has been rationalized to death. It is what it is.

      • Michael Slattery

        And this is AFTER having some work done. Shoulda’ seen her before, make you wanna’ slit your throat. . .

      • Disgusted

        Michael, if she paid for that result, she should demand her money be refunded.

  • Steven Levy

    This broad couldn’t convict OJ Simpson of Murder! She’s useless! Go ahead honey… here’s the knife.

    • Barack

      Shutup you useless bald dork.

      • Steven Levy

        I don’t think so! She doesn’t have simple courtesy to recognize that he is the President of the United States. At the very least respect the office, if not the man.

      • Debbie Lass

        Gotta love trolls (insert sarcasm)who hide like cowards to insult others…..they are too afraid of having that same hateful judgement of them so they hide…..

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        awwwwww,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, another crybaby using yet another false name and false profile to cry,,,,,,should U be osculating with hannitys meatus?

  • moonwalker53

    YOu know what? Liberals do that too. I’m so sick of the “troubled health care website.” It’s fine now thank you. And there’s nothing good he can do without some writer, who never had to work a political issue in his or her life saying, “after not doing and not having and not saying…” Where are the news reporters?

    • ah hahahahaha

      Support for the Affordable Care Act has dropped five percentage points in a month to a record low, according to a CNN/ORC poll released Monday.

      The poll finds that just 35 percent of the public supports the law, compared to 40 percent in late November.

      • Ernestine

        Who are they polling, what states. I don’t get it I don’t believe in Polls and as far as the ACA it’s working out just fine for my family and I (what has already been implemented). I had some family members believing in all the negative stuff. I sat down with them we went onto the Calif. website got them signed up and their is lower, one cousin was bitching because she has to use a clinic and all services have to be paid up front, she listened to all the negative. She signed up and qualified for Medicaid. She was surprise and her reaction was “but they said it was bad”

      • Debbie Lass

        its because many havent even researched it and haven’t tried it and just bought into the propaganda…that’s what nauseates me, people that spew hate about something they have no clue about and refuse to even research it themselves before hating on it….

      • Debbie Lass

        actually, see that’s the problem with people sstatistical data manipulated….a good percentage of that, like 20% are liberals who think the law is not liberal enough….so be careful how you spew data and make claims from numbers….it doesn’t mean that percentage of people don’t like the plan, when you poll people for the individual parts of the ACA the numbers for each part shoot up dramatically……and 20% who dislike it dislike it because they wanted single payer system and think it isn’t liberal enough…that’s a LOT different than implying that many people dislike the aca implying it should be done away with….please try to use data correctly instead of interpreting it as you want….

      • moonwalker53

        Well I’ve got a statistic for you: Before the government shutdown, there were 46 votes to repeal Obamacare. After the shutdown, zero.

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        and we just learned that 100% of americans support the ( so far non existent) republican health care alternative

  • Sam Lockwood

    I’ll gladly loan her my knife

  • Tony

    I think a loss of the house and one more loss in the white house will hopefully make them follow through with this. Here’s to a bloody Fox News building in 2014 and 2016.

  • JellicleCat60

    This bitch tires me…Hey Greta, that face lift didn’t work, I see…

  • Allen Clifton

    I would like to have a threesome with Sasha and Malia.

    • lindylou


      • Disgusted

        Don’t dignify that fool’s statement with a reply. He’s obviously a pervert and should be locked up to receive the help he needs.

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        its another regressive e rightwing crybaby who makes fake profiles-he already has tow going after me,,,I luv it!

    • Oldfart

      I’m sorry for you. I understand that Sasha and Malia are both heterosexual.

  • VetTeacher

    If Greta Van Moneybags didn’t like it, then that’s good enough for me. Excellent Job, Mr. President! Keep up the good work!

  • Kerry Fox

    “What the hell does that have to do with what Phil Robertson said?” Considering what was said about gays and the opinion of the ducks and their anti-Christian vitriol and their followers who blame the bible for their agreement with the ducks about gay people and all of that hypocrisy came from “Constitution-loving, church-going Americans” who all eat at Cracker Barrel,” you’re kidding, right?

  • scottsgirl

    But as liberals we will let this slide. That’s what we always do.
    But heaven forbid a liberal said this about dubya, they would be forced off the air. Or if it was said about Palin…. just ask Martin Bashir.

    We need to start doing some screaming of our own.

  • Rickey Miller

    I wasn’t too happy with how the liberal democrats discounted President W. Bush. I felt it was pretty much the same as now with President Obama and the teaparty rants. Blatant, continuous disdain for the President of the United States for 8 solid years. And it worked so well, the conservatives are giving it a shot. It’s an embarrassment to the United States and we should all be ashamed. I am both.

  • republicans are traitors

    I say let them keep it up right until the elections in november 2014. I cant wait to vote them out even more

  • Stephen Barlow

    This one disgusts me the most. Racism looks really ugly on a woman who only needs a mustache to mimic Hitler.

  • John Lee

    She probably heard that from Billy Graham when the Nixon tapes came out a few months ago. I think he said, slit their throats.

  • joecooling

    History will see thing quite differently. To the ash heap of history with you Greta.

  • moe/larry & curly keys

    shes a typical skanky “woman” ( I use that term euphemistically) in the FOX “news” stable– no tits; not sexually appealing ( sarah palin is exempt from this ) and Greta gets paid a TON 2 do what all FOX “news” canards do: make BIG money shilling for the white trash crybaby regressive religious scum who are stuck in yesterday-land. I must add: if FOX “news” paid me 350K per year for MY own show I would lambast Obama also— its all about the comfort and the money. At least I would have some sexy women such as Marilyn Lange as my contributors

  • moe/larry & curly keys

    allow me to showcase what all these FOX “news” women have in common: Dana Perino,,,,Andrea Tantaros,,,,, michelle Bachmann,,,,, Megyn Kelly,,,,Greta van,,,,,,Martha mccallum….Grethen ( UGGH!) Carlson,,,,,Jenine Pirro,,,,,,and (UUGH X 2) michelle malkin: NONE HAVE NICE BREASTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! no WONDER regressive republican scum are soooo pissed— skanky flat chested wanna bes whio hate life as they were ” robbed” by “GOD”!!!

  • diana harrell

    Fox is # 1 ….for how long now 12 years or longer….wow that MUST mean millions are watching Fox while you libtards watch your mainstream media. Which by the way Fox rated higher than any of them again last year. Progressive is just the modern word for a flippin communist.