President Obama was exactly right. Some people don't like him because he's African-American. I didn't think this was even remotely controversial. But wow. Some of the usual suspects erupted in protest, behaving suspiciously defensive when, in fact, the president wasn't really talking about them specifically.
Someone on Fox News lied, which really only means it's a day ending in "y," but the substance of the lie is just further evidence of the deranged lengths to which conservatives will go in order to attack President Obama. On Thursday's edition of The Five, right before Andrea Tantaros said something even bat-shittier, co-host Eric Bolling told his audience that President Obama "was at a fundraiser last night," and said, of the kidnapped Nigerian girls, "I wish I had something I could do, I wish I could just do something." Here at The Daily Banter, we've already come up with a word for people whose first thought is to use those kidnapped girls as a political cudgel, and it applies here as well.
At the tail end of today's White House press briefing, Fox News Channel's Ed Henry went there -- again. Yes, for the gazillionth time, a Fox News goon attacked the presidential family for -- SHOCK-HORROR! -- going on vacation.