Fox analyst calls Obama ‘a total p—-‘

A Fox News strategic analyst lashed out at President Obama Monday for his Oval Office address on fighting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

“Look, Mr. President, we’re not afraid, we’re angry, we’re pissed off, we’re furious! We want you to react, we want you to do something!” retired Lt. Col. Ralph Peters said on Fox Business’s “Varney & Co.”

{mosads}”You’re afraid!” Peters continued. “I mean, this guy is such a total pussy, it’s stunning.”

Host Stuart Varney rebuked Peters after the rant, saying, “I asked you what your reaction was, but … you can’t use language like that on the program.”


Later in the day, Fox News contributor Stacey Dash said Obama “didn’t give a s–t” during his speech Sunday night. 

Both Peters and Dash have now been suspended for two weeks, CNN Money reported.


“Earlier today, Fox contributors Lt. Col. Ralph Peters and Stacey Dash made comments on different programs that were completely inappropriate and unacceptable for our air,” said Fox senior executive vice president Bill Shine, according to CNN.

Peters joined other critics in panning Obama’s address Sunday night as lacking any new proposals for defeating ISIS. 

As Obama’s only third Oval Office appearance, the speech was intended to allay fears about threats posed by terrorism in the wake of the mass shooting last week in San Bernardino, Calif. One of the attackers had pledged support to ISIS on social media. 

During his prime-time address, Obama outlined U.S. efforts to curb international terrorist plots while also pushing back against “letting this fight be defined as a war between America and Islam.”

“The threat from terrorism is real, but we will overcome it. We will destroy ISIL and any other organization that tries to harm us,” Obama said, using an alternate acronym for ISIS. 

“Our success won’t depend on tough talk, or abandoning our values, or giving into fear. That’s what groups like ISIL are hoping for,” Obama continued. “Instead, we will prevail by being strong and smart, resilient and relentless, and by drawing upon every aspect of American power.” 

– This story was updated at 4:09 p.m.


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