During Thursday’s broadcast of Fox News’ Outnumbered, co-host (and longtime sufferer of Obama Derangement Syndrome) Andrea Tantaros spouted off that resigning Attorney General Eric Holder ran the Department of Justice “much like the Black Panthers would.” During a segment discussing Holder’s resignation, Tantaros claimed that Holder is one of the most dangerous men in America because he “didn’t enforce the laws on Obamacare.”. She also said that Holder is unethical, divisive and polarizing, which is really just right-wing code for Holder having the audacity of being black while AG.
Below is a clip of Tantaros whining about Holder and unleashing her dog whistle, courtesy of Talking Points Memo:
Mind you, this isn’t the first time Tantaros has invoked the Black Panthers while describing Holder. Just a month ago, while on The Five, she made almost the exact same comments. So, not only is she a mean-spirited race-baiter looking to cozy up to Fox’s target audience of bigots, she is an unoriginal one to boot. Then again, Tantaros doesn’t really have a history of deep philosophical statements to her credit.
See, her typical modus operandi is to take whatever the day’s top stories are and twist them in a way where she can whine about Obama and his staff. Video of Ray Rice beating his fiancee goes public? Blame Obama. Protests in Ferguson after Michael Brown’s death becoming intense due to militarized police presence? Blame Obama. Boko Haram kidnaps hundreds of teenage girls in Africa? Not only blame Obama, but also claim he is siding with the enemy.
It has to get tiring trying to find ways to blame the black president, and his friend, the black AG, for all of the ills and problems facing the American people. Going through life with your outrage meter turned up to 11 has got to be absolutely exhausting. Of course, when your one and only job is to make indignant faces at the mere mention of Obama or Holder while blowing your dog whistle, then I guess you have to suck it up and keep on keeping on.
Justin Baragona is the Managing Editor at Politicus Sports as well as Senior Editor at PoliticusUSA. He was a political writer for 411Mania.com before joining PoliticusUSA. Politically, Justin considers himself a liberal but also a realist and pragmatist. Currently, Justin lives in St. Louis, MO and is married. Besides writing, he also runs his own business after spending a number of years in the corporate world. You can follow Justin on Twitter either with his personal handle (@justinbaragona) or the Sports site’s (@PoliticusSports).