Fox News recently erupted in unison at comments made by President Obama about the US economy.
Using the analogy that the economy is a car that has been driven into a ditch by Republicans, and that Democrats have worked long and hard to get the car out of the ditch and back on the road, he said:
And suddenly, as we’re about to get in the car, we feel this tap on our shoulder, and we look back, and who is it? It’s the Republicans. And they say, “Excuse me, we’d like the keys back.” And we got to tell them, “I’m sorry, you can’t have the keys back. You don’t know how to drive.” You don’t know how to drive. If you want, you can ride with us, but you’ve got to ride in the backseat. We’re putting middle-class families in the front seat where they belong.
The right seems to think that was racially charged and reverse-racism. That it is a reference to Rosa Parks, specifically, and the civil rights movement in general. Here’s how Fox News responded:
First, there was no reference to a bus in Obama’s speech. To add that reference after-the-fact is, at the very least, disingenuous, and worse yet is a blatant re-writing of the facts. Secondly, when did the Republican party become a race? When I fill out forms that ask for my race I don’t see “Republican” as an option.
I have no issue with the Republicans and Fox News disagreeing with Obama in principle, but to put meaning behind his words that clearly wasn’t there is despicable. Argue the merits of the statement if you disagree, but don’t change what he said to fit your agenda of fear-mongering.
The Republicans, and their mouth-pieces at Fox News, are grasping at straws in an attempt to get the American public to vote them back into Congress. Don’t let them manipulate you, or the facts. Educate yourself on the issues, and vote accordingly.
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