Fischer: Democrats are ‘Juvenile Delinquents’ for Releasing Torture Report

As one could easily predict, Bryan Fischer’s response to the release of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on torture was monumentally stupid. Ignoring all the relevant facts — his one true talent — he declares that the Democrats who released it (over the protests of other Democrats who did everything they could to bury it — are “juvenile delinquents.”

“They just got voted out of office,” he said. “This was their last chance to poke a finger in the eye of President Bush. I mean, they’re like juvenile delinquents; they’ve been occupying this house, sitting in this house, they’ve just been evicted from the house, they’re going to have to vacate the house on January 1. They’re going to have to get out of there January 1 and so they’re like juvenile delinquents that decide we’re going to trash this place on the way out the door. We don’t like the fact that we’re going to have to vacate the premises January 1 so we are going to do as much damage on the way out the door as we possibly can.”

And now, a word from reality: This report has been done for years. Sen. Dianne Feinstein has been trying to get it released, over the objections of President Obama and the CIA (and the Republicans, of course), who have done everything they could to delay it and bury it. Had it been released two months ago, Fischer would be saying, “See, the Democrats are only releasing it now because they want to hurt Republicans in the election.” His objection is to the release of the report, no matter when it happened, and his tactic is to distract attention from the substance of the report and focus on what he imagines, out of political convenience, their motivation to be.

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  • hunter

    “. . . his tactic is to distract attention from the substance of the report . . . .”

    That’s what he does for a living.

  • U Frood

    And yes, they knew if they didn’t release it before the Republicans took control of the Senate, it would never get released. Enough delays, this is something we needed to see and this was the last chance, so the Democrats took it.

    Good for them.

  • Mr Ed

    So in biblical terms the crucifixion of Christ might have been a bit harsh but the real criminals were those juvenile gospel writes who sensationalized and demagogue the lawful Roman government who were just reacting to a threat.

    interesting that all the moral leaders can’t see past us good – them bad.

  • http://artk.typepad.com ArtK

    But… but… but… Republicans never do things for the distraction effect, that’s only Democrats! Benghazi! Bengazhi! Bengazhi! (I’ve been told that if you say it 3 times looking into a mirror, then Mitt Romney will become president.)

  • gshelley

    Also, Feinstein isn’t going. She won her re-election convincingly

  • illdoittomorrow

    Gotta love Fischer’s conveniently binary thinking here- if the Rethuglicans won a majority of seats in the latest elections, then that’s the same as winning all of them, and those Democratic meanies (who aren’t legitimate to begin with, of course) have to clear out.

    Also, continuing with one of conservatism’s fave memes, bad is good, except when you accuse them of it- then you’re the real bad one.

  • Michael Heath

    I would pay big bucks to watch a documentary where Bryan Fischer’s audience members are interviewed. Somebody who provided them with open-ended questions to get them to pontificate and then gently present facts with follow-up questions.

    I’m not referring here to religious Tea Partiers in general; but instead those people who regularly watch/listen to Bryan Fischer.

    I’d then like to compare them to Glenn Beck’s regular viewers.

    Then there’d need to be a Part II with the same interview subjects to compare their answers between documentaries.

  • anachronistes

    This seems to be the current RW meme, “trashing the house on the way out.”

    I dread January 2016, when the RW meme will be blazing like a wildfire, about the Obama’s “trashing the WHite House, vandalizing and stealing.” Remember the accusations against the Clinton’s when they vacated – and they weren’t not-white.

  • cottonnero

    And, of course, the new congress doesn’t start until January 3, so I don’t know who Fischer thinks is in charge on January 2.

  • Doug Little

    I dread January 2016, when the RW meme will be blazing like a wildfire, about the Obama’s “trashing the WHite House, vandalizing and stealing.”

    Yeah I can’t wait… The racist bullshit will be coming thick and fast.

  • theguy

    To be fair to Adolph Fischsticks, torture is a vital component of a genocidal holy war, so I can see why he supports it.

  • skinnercitycyclist

    @anachronistes #8

    I dread January 2016, when the RW meme will be blazing like a wildfire, about the Obama’s “trashing the WHite House, vandalizing and stealing.”

    A gentle correction, in January 2016 we will be in New Hampshire and Iowa. This meme won’t reactivate till January 2017.

    And Michael Heath, you may as well ask a passle of cats.