President Obama’s crocodile tears

President Obama’s crocodile tears

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Many are asking whether President Obama's tears during his speech were genuine

President Obama | White image

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 8, 2016 — Fox News host Andrea Tantaros is drawing much criticism with her insinuation that President Obama’s tears during his press conference about a need for more gun control were fake. In a tongue-in cheek manner Tantaros suggested that the president used a “raw onion” to produce his tears. She may have been joking about the onion, but her suggestion of manufactured emotion was genuine.

Commenting on Obama’s bold statement about new executive action to broaden background checks,  the hosts of Outnumbered expressed concern about a president who is ignoring the separation of powers prescribed in the U.S. Constitution.

During this discussion co-host Melissa Francis got things rolling:

“What was really upsetting was the tears that he wiped away again and again…You want that for — I mean, we feel frighten about what’s going on with ISIS. And he can’t pull that kind of passion for anything about this.”

“I feel bad about those kids in [Newtown,] Connecticut,” she added. “Your heart breaks for them. But it’s only about this that he gets so upset about. And never about terror!”

Tantaros weighed in insisting the emotion seemed disingenuous because if honest, “he would have spoken out a long time ago.”

“This is how many years? Almost eight years, he’s almost at the end of his term…And you haven’t heard him go to Chicago and really speak out about this issue.”

“So, I would check that podium for like a raw onion…It’s not really believable. And the award goes to… we are in awards season.”

Robert Sobel of Blasting News called this “a cheap shot at the president.”

He is only one  of many to criticize the Fox panel.

Tears for the death of children or the death of any victim are appropriate from a head of state. Manufactured tears for a photo op are another story altogether. We may never know the truth apart from confiscating President Obama’s teleprompter and seeing if his electronic script says, “Insert tears here.”



The President’s tears over spilled Second Amendment rights

For some reason his water works malfunctioned after the attack on Benghazi. Hours after four Americans were murdered, Obama was campaigning in Nevada.

But he did take action in the aftermath of the ISIS beheading of American journalist James Foley. He played a round of golf.

True, the actions of his administration were more serious after two Jihadists committed mass murder in San Bernardino. Attorney General Loretta Lynch gave a warning to any who would speak against Islam promising prosecution should such speech lead to violence against Muslims.

President Obama does seem to cherry pick the events he is going to express the most concern over. By an amazing coincidence events garnering the most tears or concerns also lead to new executive orders.

In all fairness, one cannot control when they choose to cry. Perhaps the previous droughts which invaded Obama’s plumbing were caused by global warming and the latest ETA regulations rebooted his personal precipitation.

This is Bob Siegel, making the obvious obvious.


Fox News contributed to the hard news portions of this article.


Bob Siegel is a weekend radio talk show host on KCBQ and a columnist. Details of his show can be found at

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Bob Siegel
A graduate of Denver Seminary and San Jose State University, Bob Siegel is a radio talk show host and popular guest speaker at churches and college campuses across the country, using a variety of media including, seminars, formal debates, outdoor open forums, and one man drama presentations. In addition to his own weekly radio show (KCBQ 1170, San Diego) Bob has been a guest on many other programs, including The 700 Club, Washington Times Radio's Inside the Story, The Rick Amato Show, KUSI Television's Good Morning San Diego, and the world popular Jonathan Parkradio drama series, for which Bob guest starred in two episodes and wrote one episode, The Clue From Ninevah. In addition to CDN, Bob is a regular contributor for San Diego Rostra. Bob does a good deal of playwriting as well (14 plays & 5 collaborations), including the award winning, Eternal Reach. Bob has also published books of both fiction and non-fiction including; I'd Like to Believe In Jesus, But...and a fantasy novel, The Dangerous Christmas Ornament.