President Barack Obama’s Oval Office address last night inspired some impassioned, and not-altogether appropriate, commentary from two pundits on Fox News today. Conservative actress Stacey Dash and retired United States Army Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Peters have been suspended from appearing on the station for two weeks because of their outbursts.
During an appearance on the morning show “Outnumbered,” Dash said Obama’s speech was “an epic fail.”
Referring to Obama’s bored, disinterested manner, she added, “It was like when you have to go to dinner with your parents, but you have a party to go to afterwards, that’s what it felt like.”
Obama did, in fact, change into a tuxedo immediately after completing the speech, and headed to the Kennedy Center Honors with the First Lady.
“I did not feel any better. I didn’t feel any passion from him,” Dash scoffed. “I felt like he could give a s—, excuse me, like he could care less. He could care less.”
A visibly disgusted Ralph Peters, a Fox News military analyst, also responded with inappropriate language to Obama’s widely panned prime-time speech.
Appearing on Stuart Varney’s Fox Business program, Peters blasted the speech with a fervor that was astonishing even for him.
Referencing Obama’s continued calls for Americans to not give into their fears, Peters exclaimed, “Mr. President, we’re not afraid! We’re angry! We’re pissed off! We’re furious!”
He continued, “We want you to react. We want you to do something. You’re afraid! I mean, this guy is such a total pussy, it’s stunning! We, the American people, who he does not know in any intimate sort of manner, we want action. We want action against Islamic State.”
Peters pointed out that Obama had done more damage to American police departments than to the Islamic State and has restrained the U.S. military.
“This is a president who doesn’t want to hurt our enemies,” Peters said. “This is a president who cares more about thugs in Guantanamo or thugs in Ferguson, Missouri, than he does about law-abiding American citizens and their right to live in safety and peace.”
Varney cut in at this point to gently chastise Peters for using the foul language.
“I can tell you are super angry, and I asked you what your reaction was, but I’ve got to call you … you can’t use language like that on the program, OK?” Varney said.
Fox senior executive vice president Bill Shine said, “Fox Business Network and Fox News Channel do not condone the use of such language, and have suspended both Peters and Dash for two weeks.”