Every week, Republicans join a competition to see who can say the most outlandish things, and in the process, every week they push the envelope on just how Insane InsaniTEA can become. I trust that you will believe it, when I tell you that last week was no exception.
…Fox host confuses ISIS with Islam—suggests solution is “bullet in the head.”
Among the distinctions Fox hosts are unable to make is the difference between violent, extremist Muslims and all other Muslims. They are all alike to the Islamophobe. It takes almost no provocation to draw out this confusion, and the beheading of journalist James Foley by the militant group ISIS easily did the trick. On Wednesday’s edition of “Outnumbered,” co-host Andrea Tantaros, a beacon of subtle thinking, really let her ignorance fly.
“If you study the history of Islam,” she said, as if she had actually studied the history of Islam, “our ship captains were getting murdered. The French had to tip us off. I mean these were the days of Thomas Jefferson. They’ve been doing the same thing. This isn’t a surprise. You can’t solve it with a dialogue. You can’t solve it with a summit. You solve it with a bullet to the head. It’s the only thing these people understand. And all we’ve heard from this President is a case to heap praise on this religion, as if to appease them.”
Apart from the rather dubious history, and the idea that going all the way back to Thomas Jefferson’s day gives you a complete picture of Islam, we couldn’t help notice the use of the lovely catchphrase “these people.” Always a tip off.
Right Andrea, this whole ISIS thing is nothing a little ethnic cleansing wouldn’t solve…
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I was able to find video. Barf Bag Alert!!
Now the conflict in which our ship captains were getting murdered in the days of Thomas Jefferson actually was resolved with a dialogue. The product of that dialogue was the Treaty of Tripoli. It was ratified unanimously by the founding fathers that comprised the Senate at that time, and it states that the US is not a Christian nation, and the US has no objections to Islam. This is the exact opposite of Tanteros’ Republican Supply-side pseudo-Christian rant.
This was just one of five insane Republican rants from last week alone! Click through for the other four.