PoliticsNation | March 06, 2013
>>> he's one of the most powerful voices in the country and he's attacking president obama . quote, obama 's the one who never worked a day in his life. he never earned a penny that wasn't public money . how often does he play basketball and golf? i wish i had that kind of time. he's lazy, but the media won't report that. that's the president of fox news calling the president of the united states lazy.
>> look, let me tell you what the big problem with this president is, in my prn. he is absolutely lazy and detached from his job.
>> lazy and detached. and this also must have pleased the fox boss. this.
>> i'm assuming there's some rhythm to barack obama that the rest of us don't understand. whether he needs large amounts of rest, whether he needs to go play basketball for a while. i don't watch espn. i don't quite know what his rhythms are. he really is a lot like the substitute referees in the sense that he he's not a real president.
>> the president is not a real president? it's the same attitude that pushed the networks big star over the edge last night. losing his mind when someone dared defend the president.
>> he has to say here are the programs that are going to go down. here's how we're going to reform medicare and social security . and the man refuses to do it.
>> that's not true.
>> yes, it is.
>> hold it. because i'm getting ted off at you. give me one damn program --
>> it's called entitlements. not entitlements.
>> what are you doing? why are you going to yell?
>> because you're lying.
>> don't just sit there and call me a liar.
>> you're lying.
>> don't sit there and call me a liar.
>> i am.
>> of course the president has a plan. but you wouldn't know it in the right wing echo chamber . the bubble they hear it, i see it. and start to believe it. and why not? kpleer l clearly, its all starts at the top. joining me now is toure . you know, toure , we've heard the term lazy about the president a lot. now we see who also believes it. what do you make of the connection?
>> there's so many ways we could go here. this sort of lazy term is something we heard flung at us as black people going back to slavery, which, of course, you know, we perceive them as not guilty not wanting to work. of course they didn't want to work. they were slaves.
>> but they did work.
>> but this is a revolutionary thing that they're doing saying we're going to get out of all of the work that we can. and then this stupid idea follows us since then. it's this really disgusting, accessing stereotypes, red meat sort of dog whistle . on the fox side of the aisle, they say yes, that's right. this is what we think of black people already. and, on our side, we're like what are you talking about? and when you say he's never worked a day in his life, what you're saying is being a teacher, because he's a constitutional law professor for quite a while, that's not working?
>> before you do that, another subtle thing is lazy and never earned anything other than public money . which is almost like welfare.
>> and then you ridicule he was a teacher. he was a lawyer. and then he did kpunty organizing, which has been ridiculed by the right. listen to this.
>> i guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a community organizer . except that you have actual
responsibleties: with all the vast nuclear experience that he acquired as a community organizer .
>> he sees the community organizers . it wasn't boy skouts. it was radicalizers.
>> you can't learn that as a community organizer .
>> i mean, to ridicule community organizers , by the way, i wish we had more community organizers in chicago, given the violence right now. but to ridicule public service , community organizers , is just counter productive to american life . and i'm being real nice about it. i'm trying to not be like the big guy over at the echo chamber going crazy at the show.
>> no, you're absolutely right. one thing that you actually noticed and listened to the things that happened and are sort of in that conservative media bubble, is that there's never sort of any intellectual rigger or weight to things that they're saying. they can say anything, throw any ball at obama , and everybody just applauds. i was listening to michael savage the other day. just because i was stuck in the car and there were no other radio stations avamble. and he kept saying that obama belonged in jail. and they say this over and over and over. now, never did anybody actually sail why he belongs in jail and what law they have broeben. but it just says that. and the people just cheer, yeah, you're talking to obama .
>> let me bring this to some facts just so people understand. when you look at the fact, the president, the present president, president obama , has taken fewer days in his first term than his predecessor did in a shorter period of time. president obama has taken 84 days of vacation from the day he took office, january 2009 to today. during a shorter period of time from january 2001 to just august of 2003 , former president george w. bush took 250 days off. this is in a little over two years, he took 250 days. in four years, he's taken 85
>> and they say he's lazy? what's he doing playing basketball? come on. in is clearly trying to throw some buzz words out there.
days: absolutely. i see this sort of conservative media as clint eastwood yelling at a chair, talking about critiques that aren't rel. talking about an obama that is imagined. he's lazy. he's never worked hard in his life. noneover the of these things are true. they're not making them. they're just making red meat , dog whistle critiques that don't improve your brand. so, fine, spin off into the right universe where there's fewer and fewer constituents to follow you and keep following elections. that's fine with us.
>> watch toure on "the cycle" weekdays at 3:00 p.m . here, 3:00 p.m . eastern that is, on msnbc.
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