Kudos to Think Progress for first reporting this.
Apparently President Obama is trying to run some “serious game” on our nation’s children. In this deafening little tidbit from Fox News (where else?, anchor Steve Doocy and commentator Stuart Varney accuse the Commander-In-Chief of trying to buy off the votes of 4-yr olds with his proposed national Pre-K program. I wish I could say this was an exaggeration, but it is the sad truth…
Varney: “Look what the President is doing here. It’s a repeat performance of his campaign, which is… you raise taxes on the rich, and you offer all kinds of ‘free stuff’ to people who will vote for you in the future… He’s buying votes with future tax-payer money.”
Yes because universal Pre-K is the kind of “free stuff” that Democrats like. Republican kids could care less about getting an educational head start. Except for when they live in states like Oklahoma or Georgia who already offer universal Preschool programs… and VERY popular ones at that. Unlike the clawing tooth and nail that happens in cities like New York and Chicago, every child in Oklahoma is guaranteed a spot in Pre-K. Funded by the good ‘ol Oklahoma taxpayers. O-K!!
It’s those very same programs that have paved the way for parts of rapidly-bluing Texas to do the same thing. Last November, the city of San Antonio passed a referendum to create Pre-K for SA, and because of that, all San Antonio kids will soon have universal Pre-school. If Obama’s really trying to win over the votes of kids, shouldn’t he start with the Liberal strongholds first? And as a man who has already been elected to a Second Term as President, Barack Obama literally has “nowhere to run”. The President is term-limited in the Constitution (as Fox News knows VERY well), so it wouldn’t exactly behoove him to waste so much energy into those 2030 eligible voters!!
I’ve seen some Fox News FAILS, but this one is a real DOOCY.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is a very busy man this morning. He’s dealing with massive storm damage this morning, and the lives of many of his constituents that have been severly impacted or even lost. And of course… new information is coming in by the minute.
On an interview with Fox and Friends this morning, Governor Christie mostly discussed the damage and issues he was dealing with in the storm zone. But host Steve Doocy then chose to pivot to a differnt subject. He asked Christie about the possibility of Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney touring the damage zone. Here’s how the exchange went down…
Steve Doocy: Over the last couple of months you have appeared throughout the country Governor on behalf of Mitt Romney talking him up for President of the United States. I know the President [is] off the campaign trail today. Although, we hear that perhaps Mr. Romney may do some storm-related events. Is there any possibility that Governor Romney may go to New Jersey to tour some of the damage with you?
Gov. Christe: I have no idea, nor am I the least bit concerned or interested. I’ve got a job to do here in New Jersey that’s much bigger than Presidential politics, and I could care less about any of that stuff. I’ve got 2.4 million people out of power. I’ve got devastation on the shore. I’ve got floods in the northern part of my state. If you think right now that I give a damn about Presidential politics then you don’t know me.
Clearly Mr. Doocy’s question was insensitive and out-of-line, but it was also very terribly phrased. A “storm-related event”? Is Romney going to throw a campaign rally for the storm victims? Governor Christie’s interests lie with the people of New Jersey, and ensuring they have a strong recovery. But I guess Mr. Doocy didn’t get the message that Sandy was a REAL hurricane that affected millions of people’s lives. It doesn’t “jive” well with party politics.
Perhaps one of the most stunning moments that has ever occurred on Fox and Friends, Right-leaning economist Ben Stein shocks the hosts by completely defying the network’s normal talking points. Steve Doocy, Gretchen Carlson and Brian Kilmeade seem to be stunned. What’s even crazier is he knows that he’s not supposed to say this kind of thing on the network!!
I guess someone found their “Romnesia” medicine.