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Fox Panel on Impeachment Erupts into Charges of Racism and Lawlessness
mediaite ^ | 8/3/14 | Evan McMurry

Posted on 08/03/2014 11:16:46 AM PDT by Nachum

A Fox News Sunday panel that began skeptically of the GOP chatter about impeaching President Barack Obama erupted with charges of racism and lawlessness, as Fox contributor Juan Williams and Heritage Action leader Michael Needham went at it over the motivations behind the calls for impeachment.

Both National Journal editor Ron Fournier and Williams called out Needham for calling Obama “lawless.”

“You listen to Michael and you understand why lots of Republicans think [Obama's] a demon,” Williams said. “Lots of people in the minority community see it as an attack against the first black President. They think it’s unfair, and so it’s gonna spur their turnout in the midterms, which is going to be critical in several races.”

“If you just break it down as a matter of political analysis and say who is this group [calling for impeachment], it reminds me that the Republican Party has become almost a completely white party,” Williams continued. “The people who want him impeached are all white, they’re all older, and guess what — they’re all in the far right wing of the Republican Party.”

“He might as well have just said they’re all racists,” Needham objected. “That’s ridiculous….You’re the one demonizing people who are concerned about the fact that we have a crisis of Constitution.”

“Look, we can have a principled argument about President Obama’s actions and use of executive actions, but you called him lawless, as if he’s an outlaw, as if he’s riding the range and we gotta go get that guy,” Williams said.

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1 posted on 08/03/2014 11:16:46 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

FOX “news” - the voice of Obama, Romney and Soros
has one (1) conservative on their panel this week,
and they will probably replace his “offensiveness”
with the hyperliberal Brit Hume.

Fox “news” is a joke in its effort to protect
Obama and Romney (two sides of the same sick statist coin).


2 posted on 08/03/2014 11:18:33 AM PDT by Diogenesis (The EXEMPT Congress is complicit in the absence of impeachment)
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To: Diogenesis

Quit watching five plus ago now. When you have become MSLSD-lite, you’re dead to me. I do miss Gutfield, though.


3 posted on 08/03/2014 11:21:17 AM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: Nachum

I watch only Fox News. I can’t stand any other news channel.
I have a hard time putting up with Juan Williams and Jhemu Green. Rest of the talking heads are OK.


4 posted on 08/03/2014 11:21:48 AM PDT by entropy12 (Obummer = worst & dumbest president ever, any republican would be much better.)
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To: Nachum

My questions to the Rat would be: So because Obama is black, you feel he is exempt from laws and the Constitution? If not, which ones should he adhere too?


5 posted on 08/03/2014 11:22:19 AM PDT by deadrock (I am someone else.)
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To: Diogenesis

When you have no rational argument, accuse your opponent of racism, bigotry, etc., as a defense. Typical Saul Alinsky tactic. Juan, why not simply pull your liberal head out of Obama’s ass, and then you might actually start thinking as an American once more, rather than being a tool for a Marxist scumbag.


6 posted on 08/03/2014 11:24:11 AM PDT by WTFOVR (I find myself exclaiming that expression quite often these days!)
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7 posted on 08/03/2014 11:24:20 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Nachum
"Lots of people in the minority community see it as an attack against the first black President."

Juan, Juan, aren't you forgetting Bill Clinton? Was it not the expressed opinion of many in your community that William Jefferson Clinton deserved the title of "first black President" and isn't it illogical to have 2 firsts? Make up you mind before Hillary makes it up for you!

8 posted on 08/03/2014 11:24:25 AM PDT by SES1066 (Quality, Speed or Economical - Any 2 of 3 except in government - 1 at best but never #3!)
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To: 98ZJ USMC

I only watch the Bill Hemmer and Martha Show and Shepard Smith ,when Shepard Smith is not there ,surprisingly Shepard is not there very often


9 posted on 08/03/2014 11:25:24 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Nachum
"Ron Fournier (born 1963) is an American national political journalist currently of the National Journal. Fournier had previously served as Washington bureau chief at the Associated Press (AP) until leaving in In June 2010."

And was a Palace Guard media spearcatcher (D-AP) for the Clinton White House during the impeachment wars. Fournier was ALWAYS taking one for Team Democrat back in those days.

10 posted on 08/03/2014 11:25:41 AM PDT by kiryandil (making the jests that some FReepers aren't allowed to...)
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To: 98ZJ USMC

Sad to say I haven’t watched FNC in months - and seeing Juan appear everywhere was one of the reasons.

I’m down to talk radio (Rush, Levin) and Freerepublic.


11 posted on 08/03/2014 11:29:22 AM PDT by aquila48
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To: Nachum
... the minority community see it as an attack against the first black President.

Of course they do...they're always a victim. Oh...by the way...he's not black.

12 posted on 08/03/2014 11:30:14 AM PDT by econjack (I'm not bossy...I just know what you should be doing.)
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To: Nachum

Barack the Kenyan isn’t going to be able to hide behind the “race card” forever.


13 posted on 08/03/2014 11:31:19 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It is my home!!!)
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To: Diogenesis
Obama and Romney are not two sides of the same coin. And, like it or dislike it, Fox is the best we have - this is not to say it is perfect. At least they report on the Benghazi scandal, the IRS scandal has been well covered (others have totally ignored it), and present far more effectively the Israeli side of the conflict. Part of the problem, perhaps a small part, is that conservatives have failed to go into journalism while liberals have flocked to it.
14 posted on 08/03/2014 11:32:23 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: Nachum

Jonathan Turley describes the Kenyan as “lawless”. Juan is a pinhead.


15 posted on 08/03/2014 11:32:59 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Dante3

Thank you for the sober points.


16 posted on 08/03/2014 11:35:18 AM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: Dante3

Romney would have been held to a much higher standard regarding the Constitution than Obama would have. I can guarantee you that while he is a RINO, the news networks would be on him like fire ants for every policy he had. None of the race card.


17 posted on 08/03/2014 11:36:43 AM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: Dante3

Romney should not run again and should never have run in the first place. He’s horrible and it makes me sick to see that he believes he can buy the nomination this time around too.

That said, I voted for him, because ANY GOP president would not make the type of appointments or get the type of power that Obama has gotten. The Dems are very dictatorial and Stalinist in their programs and behavior, and in Obama they finally found a figurehead who is ruthless and vindictive enough to simply ignore the Constitution and do whatever the radical left wants him to do.


18 posted on 08/03/2014 11:39:11 AM PDT by livius
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To: Diogenesis
FOX “news” - the voice of Obama, Romney and Soros has one (1) conservative on their panel this week, and they will probably replace his “offensiveness” with the hyperliberal Brit Hume.

Fox “news” is a joke in its effort to protect Obama and Romney (two sides of the same sick statist coin).


In agreement with every one of your points. Well stated and bears repeating.

The reasons you gave are why I cancelled FNC and all those loopy newschatter channels years ago. YouTube clips are more than enough of FNC to satisfy me.
19 posted on 08/03/2014 11:45:17 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: aquila48

Breitbart?


20 posted on 08/03/2014 11:45:58 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Nachum

Juan, Obama repeatedly not abiding by the law means he is lawless...it doesn’t mean that he rides horses. And even if he did ride horses, that doesn’t make those who notice he doesn’t follow the law ‘racists’.


21 posted on 08/03/2014 11:46:28 AM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: Dante3
Obama and Romney are not two sides of the same coin. And, like it or dislike it, Fox is the best we have - this is not to say it is perfect.

Still not gonna vote for Romney.
22 posted on 08/03/2014 11:47:20 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: entropy12

I can’t stand Jhemu Mu.


23 posted on 08/03/2014 11:53:42 AM PDT by dragonblustar ( Psalm 103, Psalm 37:7, Ephesians 6:12)
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To: Nachum

Wow, the comment section reminds me of the DUmp.


24 posted on 08/03/2014 11:54:39 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Barack the Kenyan isn’t going to be able to hide behind the “race card” forever.

Especially since he is every bit the Caucasion that he is the African, perhaps moreso.
25 posted on 08/03/2014 11:57:26 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Nachum

“You listen to Michael and you understand why lots of Republicans think [Obama’s] a demon,” Williams said. “Lots of people in the minority community see it as an attack against the first black President......”

Well Juan...perhaps NOW you can see WHY the Democrat Party ran Obama over Hillary Clinton in 2008. The Race card trumps all, and you are their useful idiot.


26 posted on 08/03/2014 11:57:50 AM PDT by rockinqsranch ((Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.))
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To: deadrock

For 95% of blacks the ONLY thing that matters is obama is seen as black,therefore any and all criticism MUST be racist.I say this knowing several hardworking black people who act very conservative in their personal lives BUT you cannot speak ill of obama to them.

And then there are all the “white guilt” fools who prove they are not racist by accepting and applauding horribly bad presidential actions and policies that they would never tolerate coming from a white man.


27 posted on 08/03/2014 12:07:35 PM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: hoosierham

How true.


28 posted on 08/03/2014 12:11:23 PM PDT by deadrock (I am someone else.)
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To: Nachum

Well, I agree Obama is a racist and lawless...


29 posted on 08/03/2014 12:20:03 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Diogenesis

Yep Fox is big govt garbage. They love the lawless


30 posted on 08/03/2014 12:24:57 PM PDT by Carry me back
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To: Nachum

GTFO the plantation Juan-hole...


31 posted on 08/03/2014 12:25:58 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Nachum

Is Professor Jonathan Turley an older, white far right conservative?


32 posted on 08/03/2014 12:27:26 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: WTFOVR
"When you have no rational argument, accuse your opponent of racism, bigotry, etc., as a defense."

When the man in the Oval Office was put there primarily because of his race, and because his color "benefits" the party and protects him from impeachment and justifiable legal action, then he and the people who were responsible for pulling the strings to get him in that position are the racists.

33 posted on 08/03/2014 12:35:41 PM PDT by fivecatsandadog (IMPEACH THE IMPERIAL P.O.S.. ARREST, CONVICT, INCARCERATE, DEPORT.)
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To: Resettozero

Good point.


34 posted on 08/03/2014 12:37:12 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: Nachum

Of course he’s lawless, look at the border, the irs, to start, why don’t more minorities see this and question Obama ?
They live here too, do they want to see the whole place crumble? Where do they think there going to be?


35 posted on 08/03/2014 12:44:55 PM PDT by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: Nachum

That’s it for me and Mediaite.
Tired of my posts being pulled for no discernable reason.
Even my post asking for clarification gets pulled. f’em


36 posted on 08/03/2014 12:46:33 PM PDT by kanawa
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To: Resettozero
"Still not gonna vote for Romney"

You're too late. Too many people like you sat on their butts, or voted for some other looser, and we now have Obama for two and a half more years.

37 posted on 08/03/2014 12:53:10 PM PDT by norwaypinesavage (The Stone Age didn’t end because we ran out of stones)
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To: Nachum

Glad to see that some blacks have gotten over racism and are now calling men born to white woman, black.


38 posted on 08/03/2014 12:54:55 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: Nachum

Good grief!


39 posted on 08/03/2014 1:04:35 PM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: Nachum

Bret Baier won’t put up with Fourniers crap, so Fournier doesn’t even try for the most part. Fournier almost comes off as fair when he is on the panel Mon-Fri for Special Report.

With Wallace, Fourniers knows it’s Liberals running wild on the Sunday show.


40 posted on 08/03/2014 1:06:07 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: norwaypinesavage
You're too late. Too many people like you sat on their butts, or voted for some other looser, and we now have Obama for two and a half more years.

Blame the GOPe for continually presenting candidates that Constitutional conservatives cannot support.

Am not nor ever have been a Republican Party member, although I vote for party candidates frequently, as conscience dictates.
41 posted on 08/03/2014 1:08:45 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Nachum; flaglady47; mickie; Maine Mariner; pax_et_bonum; ThomasMore; Bob Ireland; Q-ManRN; ...
When Juan is on, I flip the channel. Fox producers are over-playing their hand by cramming this token black/liberal/statist/socialist/commie/fascist down our throats 24/7 without let-up, without mercy. Williams must eat and sleep in the Fox studios. He rakes in millions of dollars with his unrelenting anti-Americanism and beating-up on the Republic for which it stands. It (and he) is sickening.

Problem is, all our pointing out the games Fox plays with its faux conservatism and blatant promotions of Marxist and lefties guests and regulars just makes the network preen and prance all the more...as in, "see how the Far Right (translated 'conservatives') moans and complains.....we here at Fox News are certainly doing things just right if each side is so unhappy with us."

42 posted on 08/03/2014 1:20:11 PM PDT by MinuteGal (Combined US Senate & House has completely lost its voice, its compass, its patriotism & its soul!)
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To: MinuteGal

Keep in mind that Juan represents the group think of the black racist progressive left.

We would do well to listen carefully to what he says because they (the communists) will be screaming it to justify any wrong they choose to have their way.


43 posted on 08/03/2014 1:21:48 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: deadrock
Black Americans didn't swim over here by themselves.

We are where we are because the GOP and Lincoln emancipated them, slaughtering thousands of Sons of the Founders in the process, and then refused to repatriate them back to where they were snatched from.

150 years later and American society has devolved into the free stuff army, voting in marxists, redistributing taxpayer wealth , waging violent race war on the streets, and now bringing in reinforcements from central america to finish the job.

The Right either fundamentally transforms the country in 2016 right back to where it was before this degenerate communist son of a whore seized power, or it's over.

This is the last chance the Right is going to get.

NO EARLY VOTING

NO FELONS VOTING

VOTER FRAUD MINIMUM 5 YEAR SENTENCE.

THROW OUT ALL REGISTRATIONS, NEW NATIONAL VOTER ID CARD REQUIRED TO VOTE.

INVESTIGATE , INDICT, AND IMPRISON ALL SOCIALIST CROOKS IN THE CONGRESSIONAL PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS.

ALL STATES RIGHT TO WORK.

NO COMPULSORY UNION DUES.

DEFUND ALL LEFT WING PNP ORGANIZATIONS

For starters

44 posted on 08/03/2014 1:25:09 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: Nachum

Has the GOP become the party of income tax payers?


45 posted on 08/03/2014 1:28:05 PM PDT by ActresponsiblyinVA
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To: Resettozero

Unless he runs against Hillary.


46 posted on 08/03/2014 1:31:21 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: Nachum; flaglady47; mickie; pax_et_bonum; Maine Mariner
You are correct, of course, however, we here at FR have Juan Williams' number and don't have to torture ourselves by watching him ad infinitum. Freepers are way beyond Conservatism 101 and we know his anti-American screed by heart.

Since he's forced on us and he's all over us perpetually like white on rice, I'll get my commie propaganda elsewhere for a while (I know, I know, I just made a racist statement, lol).

There's plenty of interesting Marxists on Fox to chose from, and Juan has worn out any welcome he ever had.He's become an aggravating bore, to put it bluntly.

Leni

47 posted on 08/03/2014 1:32:02 PM PDT by MinuteGal (Combined US Senate & House has completely lost its voice, its compass, its patriotism & its soul!)
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To: Rome2000
Black Americans didn't swim over here by themselves.

Ancestors of many were herded by other Africans and loaded onto British ships.

Consciences of some British ship captains and lawmakers were provoke to cease operations and change laws.

Africans then found other means of transporting Africans as slaves to the NORTH and South.
48 posted on 08/03/2014 1:40:05 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Dante3
Unless he runs against Hillary.

Gosh no! Not even then...if the GOPe is THAT stupid...well...even IF they are that stupid AGAIN.

No.
49 posted on 08/03/2014 1:43:34 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Nachum

The Fox News Hour with Chris Wallace is sounding more like MSNBC with Al Sharpton. Last week it was that moron George Will preaching how we should assimilate any and all illegals. Today they had NPR throwaway Juan Williams, Ron Fornier, some lib woman from the WSJ and Chris the snake Wallace ambushing the guy from the Heritage Assoc. it was absoluely nauseating and not worth watching.


50 posted on 08/03/2014 1:46:34 PM PDT by kenmcg (b)
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