On Friday’s broadcast of Fox News Channel’s “The Five,” Greg Gutfeld took aim at President Barack Obama’s ability to woo the media and celebrities, which he said have managed to make the election about the person Obama and not the country.
“So, tomorrow’s vote is about America, not Obama,” Gutfeld, the author of “The Joy of Hate: How to Triumph over Whiners in the Age of Phony Outrage,” said. “Although for so long, he seemed to matter more than us. It’s not all his fault — he was indulged by the media and celebrities. Their propaganda would make a Stalinist quiver. The Obama-gandist shielded his failures and punished those not following the gospel. Celebs do this a lot. When saddled with a bad movie they attack the critics. Thing is, we saw this movie. It was four-years long, but it felt like eight. Can we tell Obama it counts as two terms? So, now it’s revenge, an emotional tit-for-tat. A vote for Obama is like applauding a Bill Maher joke — some people do it no matter the content.”
The Maher joke Gutfeld was referring to was on his Friday night program, where the host of HBO’s “Real Time” warned “black people” would come after Romney supporters.
“Hilarious!” Gutfeld said of Maher’s quip. “So joking that blacks are a violent threat is a hit with Maher’s applauding white seals. But since Obama got a million bucks from him, it’s OK. Who runs HBO these days? Is Rev. Wright’s arm up Maher’s sagging butt? He’s a puppet. It’s a puppet reference.”
Gutfeld used that to illustrate his point that the American people don’t need a “hero” or someone who is cool, but someone who “gets the job done.”
“So what’s beyond the election?” Gutfeld continued. “Well, whoever wins, we are always going to be the incumbent. It’s up to us to protect our future from bad ideas or we end like frogs in a slow-cooking pot, sleeping through our demise. As for Mitt, there’s nothing cool about him. Hero worship is impossible! The first Mormon president will never make Eva Longoria swoon. But to quote Tina Turner, we don’t need another hero — we just want someone who gets the job done. Is Mitt the guy? Why not? At least we aren’t blinded by cool. So as the cool kids orchestra a countrywide version of high school with Will Ferrell and Bill Maher acting as dumb jocks taunting the uncool, it’s your turn, it’s time for you, it’s time for adults again facing up to adult world. We cannot wait four years for Obama to grow up.”