Senator, You Are Scaring Me

This is a classic interview and you need to watch the whole four minutes. Please! Senator Robert Menendez spouting the Obama claim that his tax rates will be lower than under Ronald Reagan which is patently false. The Reagan administration cut taxes from a top rate of 70% to 28%.

Cavuto calls Menendez on this and what follows is indeed comedy gold. To be fair Menendez at first is confused and thinks they are just talking capital gains … but even when Cavuto clarifies that he is referring to the top “income tax rate”, Menendex reverts to the “95% of Americans get $1000”.

When he is called on that number, he just denies. Lovely. Cavuto’s response to that? “Senator, you are scaring me.”

6 replies
  1. Steve
    Steve says:

    I'm just not sure what to say about this guy.

    He's really expecting that people will think that their income tax rate is the same as the cap gains rate.

    How can this guy be qualified to represent anyone?

  2. Nadine
    Nadine says:

    Yep, he's scaring people. Where are they getting their qualifications?
    We are taxed to death – oh that's right they will tax us on the way out too.

  3. Bob_In_TN
    Bob_In_TN says:

    I'm convinced that these people are required to wear headphones to bed and listen to subliminal tapes of the lie that is Obama.

    If you think these Democrat Yes-Men are bad now, just wait until they have a filibuster-proof majority in Congress.

  4. Anthony
    Anthony says:

    This was classic. Nothing like watching someone collapse when talking points don't fit into a conversation. I will go teach my 4 year old that the number that comes after 40 is 28.

    Good stuff if you analyze his stumbling

    :08 $200,000

    1:34 Menendez: "Middle class families spend…making over $250,000" MIDDLE CLASS????????

    1:43 $250,000

    Love the numbers love the babble. Could be a interesting 4 years!

  5. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    Oh. My. God.

    If this was an SNL skit, I would laugh nervously, but once again, truth is stranger than fiction. Menendez did not have a clue. Cavuto's comparison to an unprepared student in an oral exam could not have been more spot on. He clearly has NO CLUE, and yet he soldiers on, hoping his skills at BS'ing that he has honed to a fine edge in the Senate will let him bluster through the interview. He should have just said he was drunk.

    Probably more sadly, I think that beyond his own ignorance, the shifting numbers of Obama's "plan" are simply designed to keep everyone off balance, allowing Obama to say anything he wants, and have it covered somewhere in the record.

    It is pretty bad when a politician can't even stick to one consistent lie. At least Bill Clinton could do that.

    Obama is really making me wish that Hillary was the Democrat candidate: at least she was a known quantity. Obama is a complete cipher (thanks to the press), and Tom Brokaw (on Charlie Rose) confirmed it, saying, essentially, that he has no idea what Obama is about!

    Maybe if they did their job, they might have a clue.

  6. shiningcityonahill
    shiningcityonahill says:

    One's first instinct is to dismiss the "senator" (and I use the term lightly) as a fool. Watch it a second time and one begins to surmise that there is more going on here than stupidity. I agree with Neil Cavuto…whether it be subversive deceit or foolishness, it should scare the bejeezus out of all of us.

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