Andrea Tantaros is clearly making a play for Ann Coulter’s spot in the wingnut hierarchy. First she tells her listeners to punch Obama supporters in the face, now she’s just making up lies about Obama and then using those lies to build a whole narrative about him not supporting the troops.
“He doesn’t want to stand with actual veterans, military veterans, to celebrate Memorial Day, two weekends ago. He goes to the Jersey Shore. What does the Jersey Shore have to do with Memorial Day, somebody tell me? Memorial Day is to honor the fallen, and don’t you think the fallen in Benghazi would be a more appropriate tribute, but he doesn’t want to talk about the scandals.”
Yeah. Except he didn’t go to the Jersey shore (to tour areas recovering from Hurricane Sandy, not to down a few brews with Snooki, for crying out loud) until the day after Memorial Day. What was he doing on Memorial Day? He was at Arlington National Cemetary laying a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier and delivering an address asking Americans to “honor the strength and the resolve and the love these brave Americans felt for each other and for our country. Let us never forget to always remember and to be worthy of the sacrifice they make in our name.” Clearly he hates the troops.The real punchline to this is that Tantaros was hosting a show the day after Memorial Day on Fox News that had actually begun by noting that Obama had been at Arlington and that he had gone to the Jersey shore the next day:
On the May 28 edition of The Five, co-host Dana Perino began the program by stating, “Hello, everyone. I’m Dana Perino, along with Andrea Tantaros, Bob Beckel and Eric Bolling and Greg Gutfeld. It’s 5:00 in New York City. And this is The Five. Well we hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. It was a solemn weekend for President Obama. On Sunday, he toured the tornado damage in Oklahoma. Yesterday, he laid a wreath at the Tomb of Unknown in Arlington. And today, he returned to the Jersey Shore to check out recovery efforts seven months after superstorm Sandy.”
So she’s lying. And she knows she’s lying. Which I expect may get her a raise from Fox News.