Fox News’ Laura Ingraham Goes Off on Completely Ridiculous Anti-Obama Rant About Ferguson (Video)

laura-ingraham-idiotYou know, I get it.  Republicans hate President Obama.  I mean, they really hate him.  That’s fine, it’s nothing new.  Jesus Christ himself could come down and profess that Obama is one of the “good guys,” and I’m convinced conservatives would turn on Jesus before they’d embrace Obama.

But that doesn’t mean that they have to make every damn thing into an attack on the president.

Though that’s exactly what Laura Ingraham did while filling in on The O’Reilly Factor.  She managed to turn a simple statement about the tensions in Ferguson into some asinine rant about how President Obama sounds more like a liberal commentator and how he’s saying all of this to distract everybody from his other “failures.”

Earlier in the day President Obama said, “There is never an excuse for violence against police or for those who would use this tragedy as a cover for vandalism or looting.”

“There’s also no excuse for police to use excessive force against peaceful protesters or to throw protesters in jail for lawfully exercising their first amendment rights,” he continued.

Seems pretty simple, right?  He spoke out against both the violence of some of the protesters and the probable overreach by some members of the local law enforcement.

After all, when there are videos of large protests, mixed with police officers in riot gear firing tear gas, it only makes sense that the President of the United States would issue a statement.

Well, apparently these comments were appalling to Ingraham.

“He should stop micromanaging local police and stop playing the politics of division,” Ingraham said. “There is supposed to be a difference between being the President of the United States and a liberal commentator on Salon.com.”

“We need to rebuild trust between minorities and the police, not breed more suspicion,” she continued.

And then she just went unhinged, claiming that these comments were politically driven.

“There is the distinct possibility that politics is really the impetus driving the president’s involvement here.” Ingraham suggested.

She continued, “His party is looking very vulnerable in November.  So, he switches the focus to racial injustice in Missouri, and away from his police failures, to try and gin up the base.  This is textbook Obama.”

Switches the focus?  He made a statement about violent clashes between Americans and law enforcement officials that just occurred in his country. 

This is absolutely absurd.

Because I can promise you that had he said nothing, this bottom-feeder would have been one of the first conservatives blasting him for not issuing a statement on the violence in Missouri.

If Republicans want to hate President Obama, that’s fine.  It’s to be expected.  But it’s insane that their blind hatred has gotten to such a point that he can’t even issue a non-controversial statement about violence happening in the United States without the conservative media twisting it into some kind of political attack.

Watch Ingraham’s comments below via Fox News



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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  • Phil Fugate

    What a twit!

  • u_go_guys

    I would like to know, from those who agree with Ms. Ingraham, what should the President have said?

    • gatorfan

      That’s easy…He should have said exactly what the conservatives want him to say. “Which is….?” …….

      • buricco

        They won’t be satisfied unless he drinks hemlock on national TV…

  • Jim

    What’s this ignorant person going to do when the right no longer needs her to rant about the President after 2016? It’s the only reason she stays on television. I would really hate having to live near this person. I just wish I could fully understand the hatred the right in this country has for the president. I am 71 years old, and I have never seen this kind of hatred in politics in our country. The Republican party and the conservative right have sunk to a new low in their hatred for everyone.

    • lindylou

      Please be sure to vote in this next election as well as the one in 2016 and not for the GOP (TeaParty – Koch – Fox) candidate to make your words really have value. PS I will be 70 soon so I am not some starry-eyed kid)

    • beverlyb

      I’m with you on that, Jim ! I am 70 years old and have never seen this kind of hatred for a sitting President. The hatred goes beyond the pale. They blame him for EVERYTHING under the sun- even for some things when he wasn’t president. They blame him for the dividing the country, when it fact it is the GOP and the Tea party lies and fear tactics that have divided our country, They have refused to work with him from the moment he was innaugurated in January of “09”… ploting to make him fail. Disgusting and disgraceful for our Country 🙁

      • buricco

        January ’09? Try November ’08.

      • Ernurse

        She said inaugurated, not elected.

      • buricco

        My point was that they were trying to impeach him ever since he won the election, never mind inauguration.

      • asiandragons

        I can tell you how it looks from outside the USA…the utter lack of respect for the President makes the country look as if populated by morons only. It is so unbelievable disgraceful and in my opinion not just because he is a Democrat…centuries of racism…they can not stand having a black person in charge.

  • pinballsdoll

    I used to kind of laugh at the stupid things that were said by the right wingers and fox. But at this point it is really a national embarrassment. Isn’t there anyone willing to come forward and say enough? I mean it gets more and more ridiculous every day

  • surfjac

    “Because I can promise you that had he said nothing, this bottom-feeder would have been one of the first conservatives blasting him for not issuing a statement on the violence in Missouri.”
    Amen, no truer words have ever been spoken.

  • Adam Smith

    It’s not that they hate Obama. They hate the fact that he’s President. Rest assured, they’ll hate the next Democrat President just as much.

    • Eg Kbbs

      Unfortunately, I lived in SC during the Clinton years. Everytime someone said president Clinton some jerk would have to jump up and proclaim, “He’s not MY president.”

  • RickFlash

    It’s becoming more and more like the Onion, but scarier because it’s real.

  • Eg Kbbs

    Uh, the POTUS is reacting to a confrontational situation that is not only simmering but a growing fire. He is trying to get both sides to act more moderately. Convincing a group to do something is the definition of politics.

    Faux is also playing into the idea that the prez is taking a 4 year vacation. Not mentioning that Congress is on recess and has more days off than day working, not to mention the vacation record of GWB,

    And when the Dem Gov of MO got involved and brought in the highway patrol and the POTUS issues this statement, and changes were made from the Ferguson police in riot gear, gas masks, MRAPs,etc to the Highway Patrol in community uniforms, note the difference between Wednesday’s violence and Thursday’s peaceful protest march.

    Or is Faux disappointed that the rioting has ceased ?

  • montell

    She’s sitting in for O’Reilly, what do you expect her to say. She’s nut just like him.

  • Bruce Linton

    Just points out that Fox News is a propaganda organization and has nothing to contribute to any discussion about any thing at any time. If you must watch them, take drugs, drink or get high some other way and laugh at them. They really are a Comedy Channel, they just haven’t the self-awareness to understand that about themselves.

  • Randall261

    All she does insight hatred and injustice she like all other female Fox Journalists are nothing but sluts, bitches and ho’s just trying to make a buck!

    • Scott Johannsen

      if you start acting as your adversary does, what makes you any different?

      • Randall261

        hey! dude Im just venting as I get tired of her negativity and insightfulness

      • Scot Johannsen

        I can appreciate your frustration, I find a lack of foresight on the part of conservatives to be quite irritating as well. I just reject the idea that name calling is a viable solution. To be honest with you, I am no “choir boy”. A couple of months ago, I nuked some guy who was badgering some readers here. I was less than polite to say the least, and I did do some name calling of my own, but the name calling was wrapped around a series of FACT that the guy couldn’t even answer to. While the name calling on my part was not necessary (as his lack of a response would suggest) I was just pissed, and lost my cool.
        That part of my commentary accomplished absolutely nothing.

      • Randall261

        I understand completely! and while certain commentaries meaning all of us who have something to say about whatever! that is meaningful to our hearts maybe inappropriate at times its just a sign of venting which we all do to make ourselves feel better!.

  • Rinnie Ulmer

    that nasaly beotch needs to back off. As do the reight wingers!!