Watch: Fox News’ Tantaros Goes off on Embarrassing Rant Proving That She Doesn’t Understand Anything About International Relations

tantarosFox News is somewhat of a conundrum for me.  When I venture over to actually watch the network I get mixed emotions.  Half the time I don’t know whether to be furious with anger over the stupidity I’m seeing or laughing uncontrollably because so much of what comes from that network is utterly ridiculous.

Take for instance the comments made by Andrea Tantaros, an always vocal critic of the president (and failed history buff), where she essentially proved that she doesn’t understand a damn thing about international relations:

“I mean, look, if he can’t even enforce our own borders, he’s not going to be able to enforce the borders of other countries. So, you know what I say? Good let him go. I would much rather have him not playing in hard cities where real armies can march. Let him call gay athletes, let him do ‘war on women’ press conferences. Let him talk about birth control and infrastructure. I don’t want him playing on a global stage, because he’s going to muddle it and mess it up. So, everybody hold your nose and hang on because the next two years are gonna be crazy.”

I love how she acts as if the situations in the Ukraine, Gaza and Iraq are somehow related to President Obama’s policies.  Putin would have invaded Ukraine no matter who was president, our troops are no longer in Iraq due to George W. Bush’s agreement with the Iraqi government and conflicts arising in Gaza are essentially a matter of when, not if.

But she keeps true to the usual right-wing talking points when it comes to our own borders.  Which is really what this rant was about – her pathetic attempt to take the situation with these immigrant children and twist it around to some kind of referendum on Obama’s international policies.

Oh, by the way, the whole situation concerning how these immigrant children must be handled by our government was also determined by a law signed by George W. Bush.

What would they have Obama do?  He can’t just immediately deport all of these immigrant children, that would be breaking our own law.  And aren’t Republicans actually suing the president for apparently “breaking the law” by delaying the mandate for “Obamacare” for about 2% of American businesses?

So they want him to break one law, as they sue him for supposedly breaking another.  Remarkable.

And exactly what would they have him do about Putin?  He’s enforcing more and more sanctions on Russia to squeeze them economically into backing off.  What do they want, World War III?

Because outside of sanctions, there’s not much else he can do besides getting our military involved.

Then there’s Iraq.  I guess they want us to send thousands of troops back there?  Republicans, I’ll tell you what.  Have all of your congressional candidates run on the premise that we’re going to send around 50,000 American troops back into Iraq to restart a war with an indefinite expiration date and let’s see how well that works out for your party at the polls this November.

Then when it comes to the immigration situation, President Obama is actually trying to change the law to where law enforcement at our border can instantly deport immigrants from non-contiguous countries.

There’s just one problem, and it’s the same problem we’ve had since 2010: House Republicans.

So we have Republicans squawking that we need to deport these children, a president that’s actually trying change the law to do just that (ticking off many liberals and Democrats in the process), yet it can’t happen because Republicans won’t allow anything to get done. 

It’s ridiculous.

And the thing is, Tantaros knows all of this.  She knows all of these situations have very little to do with President Obama.  But saying that wouldn’t fit the right-wing agenda of linking just about every domestic and international situation to our president in a negative way.

Which has basically been the Republican motto since he was elected in 2008: If it’s bad, blame it on Obama and conservative voters will eat it up without giving it a second thought.

Watch her 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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  • Pipercat

    Darth Greg (Gutfeld): Good… good my young apprentice! Let loose of your fallacies and then you will know the dark side of the Farce!!!!

  • Steve Zakszewski

    Same story since the day Obama’s gotten elected. He’s asking for what the GOP and teatards have been screaming they want– more deportations faster!!! More $$$ for border patrol!!!

    And their response?

    We can’t afford it! We don’t trust him! It’s a trick!

    It’s like that old Monty Python skit in The Holy Grail trying to determine if someone is a witch. Fox long ago crossed the line from being stupid to being a self-parody and you can no longer tell if it’s Fox or a parody from the Onion.

    • Brian

      It’s bait and switch. It’s mind boggling they’d sink so low.

    • Mike

      “teatard” is offensive and should be beneath progressive standards of discourse.

      • David William Pomarnke

        yet it is soooooo accurate!

  • pinballsdoll

    this is getting old

  • thesquire1

    Fox news is only a symptom of something seriously wrong with the education in America. If more Americans had the education to look beyond the rubbish they are fed, the US wouldn’t be in the state its in.
    It seems to have forgotten what was done to the original Native Americans by ‘immigrants’ – it definitely doesn’t see the parallels with the Palestinians.
    Totally convinced its the great nation that ever existed – the Romans thought that too as did my own country the UK.
    Until it can accept the fact that its just ‘another country – but a rich one’ it can never achieve all its really capable of.

  • kidcat24

    I watched this show last night and most of them were actually smirking as they were talking. As if they found it funny that people were believing them.

  • Sunnysmom

    These nuts attacking Obama for continuing with his schedule during the plane attack just crack me up. In 1983 when Russia shot down the KAL flight Reagan was in California on vacation. He stayed there and didn’t return to DC for 4 days and only upon the urging of James Baker. It was then he made the speech to Americans. Fast forward 31 years and Obama is somehow the devil for not “acting” fast enough. This is insanity.

    • kurt

      Add it into the long list of insanity they pull to make him look bad that, when the same things happened under republican presidents, they didn’t bat an eyelash at. Benghazi? How about the 13 benghazis that happened under bush? Trade terrorists for a POW? What about the 300 bush traded? Forcing a health care mandate on people makes him a dictator? Patriot act and the NSA spying ring a bell? Couple of missing emails means an obama conspiracy? What about the 3 million emails that went missing directly involving bush? I could go on, but those with a hint of sanity knows the rest. Those who believe this rubbish are the ones who want to believe it and just look to foxnews to confirm their already outlandish wish fest of evil perpetrated by the black dude in office. Their is another section though, the actual stupid ones who can’t think on their own, that look to foxnews to tell them how and what to think. The ones that don’t have an opinion until they hear and adopt the ones they hear on that show, limbaughs, etc. I know people just like them. That think that “independent research” means finding info on NRA websites and other conservative mediums that will gladly back up foxnews opinions. Dealing with these people is the ultimate in frustration because soon as you think they understand where they went wrong and shut them up, they go right back to those sites and start kicking it up a notch. Frustrating isn’t even the word for this crop of conservatives. Idiotic. Ignorant to the tenth power. Racist fueled conspiracy theories. Ugh

  • RickFlash

    Seriously, if there’s anything making us look weak internationally, it’s other countries watching our president embrace progress and give us healthcare, etc. and seeing the response of slave-era mentality conservatives protest it with AK47’s, and call him a nazi fascist. How completely idiotic that must look to other countries.

    I have a degree in History from a top University (no I don’t think I’m elite, just educated) and I know that the first thing EVERY fascist dictator throughout history does is battle to give the people of his country access to affordable healthcare. (sarcasm, yes…)

    Do the blockheads think that other countries can’t see that a certain wing of the congress blocks, undermines, stalls and contests EVERYTHING this president tries to accomplish? If he acts AT ALL IN ANY WAY, there’s an empty-headed uproar from the right. Putin knows that no matter what Obama does, it will be contested from within the US by those conditioned to hate our president, even if it is the action they believe should be taken. I think this is what makes us look foolish at times. My 2 cents…

    • gian keysTOOEASY flat mom

      good stuff rick

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  • Eg Kbbs

    I’m stunned by her statement that he (Obama) won’t be able to enforce the borders of other nations.

    Since when does the US President, under both US and International Law, have authority over immigration policies of foreign countries ?

    At same time, she berates him for not being able to enforce international borders across the world, but says she doesn’t want him on the world stage.

    Specifically on USA immigration, did she by any chance note that Obama gave a bill to the House over a year and a half ago ? And last year the repubs ran commercials promising to tackle immigration ?

    • Sunnysmom

      It’s in her/their (Fox) alternate universe where Obama does almost
      exactly what the GOP suggests and then they pummel him for it. It’s
      incredible to me how they can manage to convince their base he’s soft on immigration when he’s deported more people than any other president in recent history. They want him to “step up, lead, cancel his schedule, speak out faster” on this plane shooting, when past Presidents (Reagan) did no such thing. It doesn’t matter what he does, they’ve built up the hate case for him so much that if he somehow stopped ACA in its tracks like they’ve wanted, they’d accuse him of killing people who had insurance through ACA. CRAZY TRAIN!!

  • rbjinx

    This was a perfect example of what the GOP wants, nothing, they are all about what they don’t want. By the way, she is an idiot!

  • Travis Hamilton

    You’ll never guess who I caught pouring sugar into my gas

    Yep, fucking Obama, he’s ruining everything…

    Un-clutch your motherfucking pearls.

    There’s a lot of right wingers hearing someone speaking casually in Spanish at the grocery store, and by the time they get home, it’s turned into some elaborate morality play about the evils of immigration. Or seeing a kid gazing out of a bus window and, before you know it, you have concocted his whole life story. Or seeing Latino men walking down the street and drawing elaborate and unfair conclusions about what they’re up to. Or sharing legends about how you heard from a friend of a friend that some immigrant did something awful and therefore all your paranoia and hatred is justified.

  • Lynn Page

    Well, the world is laughing at him, so…..

  • bigremo

    I was with you until you said, “And the thing is, Tantaros knows all of this.” No, she doesn’t know all of this. I’m tired of pretending Fox News is anything less than pure stupidity on display for even dumber people to consume. She doesn’t know these things, not because she has a difference of perspective, not because she covers news from a different angle, but because she is a vapid and genuinely stupid person. I’m not going to pretend that morons have a right to “their side” of a story, they don’t. All stories have millions of sides, one truth with the rest being a waste of time or a special on Fox News.

  • evelyn

    If one looks at her Facebook, she has few quality comments. It’s mostly how beautiful she is. She’s hot, she’s can heat me up, she can’t take a bad picture, on and on. SO does the stupid coming from her mouth not matter to most men?

    • gian keysTOOEASY flat mom

      trust me; she is NOT beautiful. kim guilfoyle is hot,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, the ONLY chic on FOX “news” who is worthy of sexual attention.
      NOTE: if FOX “news” put me on its show(s) an paid me what these cretins are paid I would scream ” Obama–hes a muslim– were all gonna die” daily!

      • Pipercat

        Get a change of underwear, she was married, at one time, to Gavin Newsome.

      • giankeys luvs shemale porn

        well; shes pretty hot– and he screwed around. I would still allow her to carry my child

  • Donnertparty

    Heard that the Republicans want to rename the Dan Andreas Fault the Obama Fault.

  • Troy Carrington

    I like looking at Andrea Tantaros’ legs in her 7 inch pumps, but I shut the volume off when she opens her mouth.

    • giankeys luvs shemale porn

      she is flatchested,,,,as are all ( except Guilfoyle-yummie) regressive trash republican media chics: which explains why they are so pissed off at life ( see: coulter/ malkin/pirro)

  • Kato

    Me myself I could care less right wing media has to say about Obama they make up shit as they go along.

  • Kato

    myself I could care less right wing media has to say about Obama they
    make up shit as they go along. The airline was told not to fly over
    that area and they did it anyways You don’t blame a president for the
    stupidity of others.

  • Rick Eger

    The Republicans don’t want to work to solve problems…..they just want to make life miserable for our President. The results will bear me out come election day!

  • David William Pomarnke

    These people are some of the most ignorant, partisan pieces of shit around. Fox news…the newwork of choice for those with IQs below room temperature!

    • Mike Lavender

      But they also vote. To those saying “I could care less what the right wing media says…” are sticking their heads in the sand because the people who DO care VOTE. Maybe you can’t change their minds but, in a discussion there is still the chance for collateral convincing of those around the campfire.

  • Clyde S. Dale

    I’m sure the GOP talking heads have no problem with her rant; I made one on the opposite side of an Obama article linked on FB, and was accused being a mentally diseased victim of child molestation. These GOPigs sure keep it consistent…………..

  • lindylou

    There used to be a different Fox brunette who would rant, and now this one … business as usual.

  • Ray San

    FOX reporters do not have to be smart,only to be able to read at a fifth grade level off a teleprompter.

  • adcbeast

    Andrea Tantaros .. her Greek relatives would have been denied refugee status into the US under her right wing ideology .. She would be an illegal .. lol

  • katherine norton malek

    She probably gets a bonus in her paycheck for being willing to make an ass of herself on TV. Like the paid trolls. Just paid more. Flunked World History in HS.