Fischer: Obama Rejoices in Unemployment


Bryan Fischer proves yet again that he isn’t just wrong, he’s utterly deranged. On his radio show he responded to a caller who called President Obama evil by explaining that “Barack the Destroyer” actually cheers when he sees people being laid off because he hates America and wants to destroy the country. Because he’s a Muslim Marxist, or something.

And remember, this is not some fringe figure. This is one of the leaders of one of the most influential religious right groups in the country. And Republican politicians and candidates flock to his show on a regular basis. This is a mainstream conservative today.

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  1. says

    Um…don’t private businesses (and their libertardian cheerleaders) rejoice in unemployment and massive layoffs because that means a) businesses are srreamlining their operations and cutting costs, b) there’s more surplus workers for whoever needs them, and c) those unwashed slackers need an incentive to be more productive?

    And wasn’t it the Republicans who rejoiced in any uptick in unemployment numbers, because they thought they could use it to “prove” that Obama’s policies were a failure and everyone’s misery was his fault?

    I guess transparent lies and projection are all these Republitarians have anymore.

  2. gshelley says

    I thought he loved raising taxes and spending money. Surely it would help him do that if businesses were profitable and people were employed.

  3. says

    So when is Obama going to tie a single branch Bo’s head, hitch him up to Air Force One, and ride down from the white house to steal all of baby Jesus’s Christmas toys to give them to the anchor babies of Mexican Muslims?

  4. thisisaturingtest says

    Raging Bee and gshelley: you’re talking reason and logic to a man who is impervious to both. To him, restating the premise as loudly and forcefully as possible makes it a conclusion; no room in between for messy “logic” or “evidence”; faith requires neither.

  5. jamessweet says

    I remember some fringe voices saying similar things during Dubya’s presidency, that the neocons wanted to see America fail so they could establish some kind of military takeover or something. Just as crazy now as it was then…

  6. says

    I remember some fringe voices saying similar things during Dubya’s presidency, that the neocons wanted to see America fail so they could establish some kind of military takeover or something…

    Actually, that’s not that far from the observable truth: the neocons (along with other reich-wing factions) wanted to maximize fear and division among Americans so that a) we’d be unable to unite against the Republicans, and b) the Republicans would portray themselves as our only defender against The Terrorists, no matter how lame and wasteful their “defense” policies were.

    I know you’re trying to be honest about how there’s loonies on both sides; but it’s a bogus equivalency argument: our loonies are more in touch with reality than their loonies. And our loonies are right more often. (Remember “yellow rain” in Afghanistan? Guess what — it really was bee-poop. Even Soviet sympathizers were smarter and saner than today’s Republicans.)

  7. says

    I don’t think there is a fringe on the right any more. Fringe implies that there’s a limit to where the mainstream would go. Instead, the more down the rabbit hole a wingnut goes, the more rewarded he is in terms of audience share and what passes for respectability these days.

  8. Ichthyic says

    the neocons wanted to see America fail so they could establish some kind of military takeover or something.

    yeah, global domination via military adventurism as part of the neocon belief in what would make america strong and boost its economy?

    why, that’s crazy talk!

    oh, wait, there was that whole “Project for a New American Century Thing”… but that didn’t have anyone significant signing onto it… just people like Dick Cheney, Steve Forbes, Jeb Bush, Donald Rumsfeld…. obviously nothing to it at all.

  9. dan4 says

    @5: “I remember some FRINGE voices on the left…”(my emphasis).

    Did you miss the following part of Ed’s post (“And remember, this is not some fringe figure.”)?

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