Sean Hannity Blames Market Plunge On Obama

Because of course. Via Mediaite:

During his radio program yesterday afternoon, Fox News’ Sean Hannity claimed that we are seeing the impact of the previous administration’s economy on today’s market. Referring to a segment he had just seen on Fox News, Hannity said the analysis is that it was largely President Barack Obama’s fault.

“Because the Obama economy was so weak all of these years we had just artificially cheap money,” the Fox News host said. “Now what’s cheap money? Cheap money is when you can borrow at ridiculously low rates.”

He continued, “The era of cheap money at some point has to come to an end. The government has artificially, the Fed has artificially kept the price of money down and the price borrowing down and now that’s going to come to an end.”

  • JCF

    “Because of course.” Joe, you stole my line! ;-p~~~

    Hannity? Meh, Obama be like

  • Well duh.
    Anyone with a college degree could have seen that.

    Oh. Wait. A college degree .

    I slay myself

  • olandp

    So let me get this straight. When a Republican is in office and the Fed Rate is 0% that is good for the economy, and the economy falls apart. When Democrat, and a black one at that, is in office and the Fed Rate is 0% it is cheap money and a false economy. Got it you miserable scum sucking rat fucking threehead bastard

    • Tatonka

      You left out the part about how Republicans get credit for stock market gains due to cheap money, but Obama takes the blame when they return to mean.

      • Nowhereman

        Well yeah! ‘Cause reasons! (snark)

  • DaddyRay

    Republicans preach about personal responsibility
    Just don’t try to hold a Republican personally responsible

  • Sam_Handwich

    mental illness

    • Cuberly Deux


  • Nate

    Why not just blame Clinton?

    • DaddyRay

      Her emails

    • Archipelagos

      They have a magic 8-Ball of blame they shake every morning. It’s usually Clinton, then Obama, with other options including immigrants, taxes, renewables and feminism.

      • Duck

        You forgot LGBT and Satan, but otherwise a pretty comprehensive list.

      • GayOldLady

        You left off BLM.

    • GayOldLady

      Either one of them.

      • Joe in PA

        Well Chelsea did take that big speaking fee. That’s it!

  • ChrisMorley

    Fake News So Early.

    Fake news sharing in US is a rightwing thing, says study

    – University of Oxford project finds Trump supporters consume largest volume of ‘junk news’ on Facebook and Twitter

    ‘Low-quality, extremist, sensationalist and conspiratorial news published in the US was overwhelmingly consumed and shared by rightwing social network users, according to new study from the University of Oxford.

    You can download the Oxford University study here

      • lattebud

        Does that mean it is golf day?

        • Depends on your definition of golf.

        • Every day is golf day. Haven’t you heard?

    • Helen in Ireland

      Chris, I remember an interview in 2016 when a guy who admitted to planting fake news on right-wing websites was asked if he ever did it on left-wing websites. He said that they tried but that the fake news would be debunked with citations with the first two comments!

      • ChrisMorley

        I’m another one of those, quoting sources !

        Love your avatar – I’m keeping close watch on your abortion referendum news.

    • greenmanTN
      • TuuxKabin

        Gene Tierney?

        • Rob NYNY

          Audrey Totter.

          • TuuxKabin

            Ah. Thanks.

          • TuuxKabin

            Thanks, I found the gif from “Lady In The Lake.”

        • greenmanTN

          No. I forget her name but it’s from the very odd movie Murder, My Sweet. Dick Powell plays a private eye and it’s filmed from his POV, so the only time you actually see him is when he looks in mirror. It’s an experiment that IMO didn’t work.

          • TuuxKabin

            And “identify in Google” turns out something about kittens.
            You have a gif from Lady In The Lake, IIRC?

          • greenmanTN

            I don’t think I have a Lady In The Lake gif. That one starred Veronica Lake?

            In her later years Veronica became a bartender and once said (something like) “You could have put all the talent I had in your eye and still not suffer from impaired vision.”

            I liked her in I Married A Witch though.

          • TuuxKabin

            I liked the sweep of hair over one eye she introduced, and yes, in I Married A Witch. Let me see what I find, about Lady in The Lake.

          • greenmanTN

            Veronica, Dorothy Lamour, and Paulette Goddard singing about their trademarks, “A Sweater, A Sarong, And A Peekaboo Bang.”


          • TuuxKabin

            It’s Audrey Totter as RobNYNY repleid to me . . . When I Gpogled the film title:

            41 best Audrey Totter images on Pinterest | Film noir, Shots and …
            Pinterest736 × 903Search by image
            Actress Audrey Totter in scene from film “Lady in the Lake.” Location: US Date taken: 1946 Photographer: Martha Holmes

            One of the gifs is the one you posted.

            There. Now I can have a smoothie.

          • greenmanTN

            Oh. That’s what I get for posting off the top of my head. That’s why I often use “I think” and “if I recall correctly” so much- I’m too lazy to look things up.

  • netxtown

    With that, i believe it is safe to say that hannity is officially the donnie dinky sperm-burping bitch

  • JDS

    It’s Obama’s and Hillary’s emails fault. Always until eternity.

    Oy vey.

  • Rex

    If the stock market had soared it would be “Trump’s the greatest!”
    But if it tanks, blame Obama.
    Nope. Not buying it.

    • Chris Baker

      Literally, in July, a headline was: “Soaring stock market a powerful symbol of the Trump era” (its the Washington Times, so…)

      and Trump tweeted: January 20, 2018: “Unprecedented success for our Country, in so many ways, since the Election. Record Stock Market….”

      Hasn’t the interest rate been low for a decade? Since Bush? Why is the market suddenly reacting now, when they should be positive about the future? Silly nonsense. An my office ran out of Chocolate Caramel creamer, thanks Obama!

      • Nowhereman

        Hear hear! And damn shame about the creamer!

  • We called it yesterday, huh?

    • Cuberly Deux

      Yep, they only have one act so it’s no surprise any more.

      • Todd20036

        Well, 2. They could have blamed Clinton for this.

  • Christopher


    He’s such a waste of carbon and oxygen.

  • Rex

    I’m calling the Market drop “Stormy Daniels,” since it went down so quickly on Donald.

    • Todd20036

      You are a cruel, cruel man for that mental image.

      I bow to you, sir.

      • Joe in PA

        Any excuse, eh Todd? Any excuse helium heels. 🙂

      • Nowhereman

        Me too–still laughing…

    • Octoberfurst

      That comment was so good I must steal it!

    • EqualityForAll

      Now THAT was from using cheap money.

  • RobynWatts

    And with that spoken, Hannity returned to kissing Donny Trump’s orange rump…….

  • BearEyes

    DOW 26000 – last of the Obama economy
    Down 666 then 1100+, then more today? – beginning of the tRumpski’s “economy”.
    hannity is kissing too many orange dingleberries to see anything else.

    Glad I moved funds to safer locations starting in December.

    • DaddyRay

      My 401K has been recommending I change my distribution to be more aggressive, glad I didn’t listen

      • BearEyes

        wow. I’m in my 60s so I figured it was time to invest more conservatively as has been recommended to me.
        You might be getting the aggressive recommendation in anticipation of the profit taking going on so that once we reach bottom, there might be some bargains. But with donnie 2-scoops, who the hell knows hows it’s all going to shake out.

        • Skeptical_Inquirer

          I think I’d wait until he’s out of office before going aggressive. As long as he’s in, it’s going to be chaos city.


      I have been investing aggressively (catching up for lost time at 53) and the Friday before SOTU I moved a lot of assets to safety. Yesterday I increased and diversified my contribution more aggressively to take advantage of the downturn that I feel will continue. Maybe it will maybe it won’t where it lands no one knows.

      This was based on my age and how long I have to go till retirement.

      If your young (30’s and 40’s) selling now for safety (selling high) will hurt in the long run and reducing your contribution or choosing safer more conservative funds will prevent you from buying low during thew downturn and reaping the benefits of an eventual recovery.
      Sit tight all. The market is a pendulem.

      It is wise if you’re near retirement to speak to an expert and get real world advice.

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        Fortunately, my mom’s savings are all in CDs and the like so I don’t have to sweat regarding her. Perhaps everyone here should ring their parents and do a heads up.

      • BearEyes

        Been working with a financial advisor for years. Don’t wait till near retirement. Do it early.

    • Librarykid

      Would you share the destinations, please?

  • No More GOP.

    *sigh* This a machine-driven correction. That’s it.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    Of course he did. What a Twat Waffle.

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    Remember when Republicans said “You can’t blame Bush, he’s not the president anymore.” for the mess he left behind a few months after the reign of error came to a close? Neither do Republicans.

  • greenmanTN
  • b-b-but Jr’s emails!

    Just made this comment on the Columbus Dispatch’s website before coming here:

    “The poor Republicans, they have the administration, the legislature and the Supreme Court in Ohio, they have the White House, they have both houses of Congress, 5 of 9 appointments to the Supreme Court, but still are persecuted…

    and still blame Democrats for their own failures. Bless their hearts.”

    • Michael R

      ( all stolen )

    • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

      If only Obama hadn’t been President, then none of this would ever have happened to those poor, misunderstood, Republicans. /s

      • David Walker

        This is true, because we’d still be standing in the twig’s bread lines, living in cartons under failing bridges, and all of us, republicans and real people alike, would wonder what the fuck twig’s sprouts were thinking when trying to ruin the country?

      • Nowhereman

        Damn straight! If Obama hadn’t fixed our economy, we’d now be in the throes of the Second Great Depression! That seems to be what the republicans want.

    • Nowhereman

      Bless them twice for me!

  • greenmanTN
  • Mark Née Fuzz

    The economy was strong when Obama left office, but not strong enough that Trump couldn’t fuck it up. So yeah, Obama’s fault.

    • JP

      Not to mention he pulled us out of the Great Repression caused by the last Republican Douchebag.

  • OdieDenCO

    more slimy than a hag fish
    able to leap logic in a single bound
    look, on the TV.
    it’s a moran,
    it’s a idiot,
    no, it’s supper stupid!

  • Cuberly Deux

    Cult45ers billing this as being good for you. That bitter pill you have to swallow because Donnie has a long game strategy here. A strategy so complex and nuanced our poor feeble minds couldnt comprehend it.

    This is for our own good, really!

    Why does that sound like something an Evangelical would say.

    • TuuxKabin

      The last thread/post proud mofo beaner added a tweet from Patricia Arquette about the government gaslighting us. I think there’s something to that. Explains a lot of behavior.
      Like calzone making. /s

      • Cuberly Deux

        lol….ugh, yeah…..regretting the spiciness. Peppers can do a number on me and unfortunately it looks like that’s what happened. I usually avoid them but on occasion I have em in something. The calzones had both red peppers and garlic pepperoccini. I obviously overdid it on the pepperoccini…..ugh…tummy ache. 🙁 I’ll omit the rest of the details…lol…

    • Taylor Bixler
      • Cuberly Deux

        Ugh, the parallels, how people have resorted to violence to protect their dear leader from any criticism is astonishing.

  • alc2018 tell hannity to say Obama’s to blame and that way there we can keep the heat off Donald Duffus and the investigation

  • Karl Dubhe

    Sounds like he’s joined one of those “end-times” cults to me…

    He’ll be accusing Obama of treason if Trump is charged with the crime.

  • LovesIrony

    “Bill Clinton’s fault” is so passe

  • jeffg166

    Obama, Hillary, Deep State. Nothing is Donald’s fault. The cause for the 2008 crash was never addressed. More frequent crashes were predicted if the inherent problems weren’t addressed. Here we are again. This time without anyone in charge with a clue as to what to do.

    • Friday

      It’s almost like Trumpublicans just gutted all the regulations intended to stop that bubble and crash from happening again.

  • GayOldLady

    Someone here predicted yesterday that the GOP/Trump/Fox Snooze would blame the drop on Obama and sure enough they blamed him before the day was over.

  • alc2018 Love it when ole fox news puts everything in check and does its own fact checking -it makes a gal excited!

  • hdtex
  • justme

    Thanks Sean..We were beginning to think you didn’t care.
    But most of the country is on to it and now just blocks you and the Fox channel….

  • GayOldLady

    Does Sean Hannity look like a short stubby pencil with a head like a dirty eraser to anyone else, or is it just me?

    • Joe in PA


      • GayOldLady

        Another day, another Fox news eraser head.

        • Joe in PA

          I know. Wasn’t that the name of a rock band back in the day? Eraser Head? I don’t remember much from the drug days. 🙂

          (never had drug days but it makes a nice comment) 🙂

          • GayOldLady

            I remember there was a horror movie with a character I believe was called Mr. Eraserhead.

          • Joe in PA

            That’s probably it…it’s the drugs. 🙂

          • yes b’y

            It was the name of a David Lynch movie. Yes, it was weird.

    • M Jackson

      I would actually have to look at him to answer your question and I am just not inclined to do that at this moment.

    • violamateo

      His dick looks that way, too!

  • Longpole

    Seems the republicans have more stock market crashes if you look at history;
    Hoover 1929
    Reagan 1987
    Clinton 2000 ( only Dem so far)
    Bush 2008
    Trump 2018

    • It Takes a Village, People

      The Clinton crash was Bush’s fault. I mean Reagan’s. I mean Bush’s. The next Bush’s. Because America was afraid of the future President. Oh wait…I thought I was a Republican there for a minute.

    • BobSF_94117

      They don’t care about the crashes. They make so much money in the short-term bubbles, the crash is just a breather.

  • The Milkman


  • It Takes a Village, People

    Feminine hygiene products do not deserve to be named after him.

  • Jefe5084

    I can’t think of a more worthless sycophant. So worthless. So full of shit.

  • mikeinftl

    The sun came up today-I blame Obama!

    • AdamTh

      No, no. When it comes up, you credit Dear Leader. Blame President Obama when it goes down at night….


        But, But….WHERE does it go?!?!

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    LOL, no fuckhead.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    Hannity probably blames Obama for aging, constipation and whenever his car needs a refill.

  • Hunter M

    OK, Got it. Market rises = Republicans did it. Market falls = it’s the Democrats fault.

  • Saw that coming…just didn’t know exactly how they were going to twist it to make it Obama’s fault. What scum.

  • Terance Greene

    He is the biggest patsy ever!

  • Octoberfurst

    Alex Jones says that the drop was caused by a conspiracy between the Globalists and the Democrats to keep Donald Trump’s “economic miracle” from taking place. (I’m surprised he didn’t include the saucer-people in this conspiracy but give it time.)

    • Friday

      And nothing to do with rich Wall Street types taking their money and capital gains and running with it, so they can blame the stock market when they screw workers and loot the public sector and safety net and start another round of foreclosures.

    • BobSF_94117

      Saucer people! I miss them so much!!!

  • Thorn Spike

    High-school dropout logic.

  • fuow

    Sadly, the people who know this is a lie don’t vote.
    The ones who do vote, will believe it.

    • JP

      I don’t have time to vote but I get out in the street and make loud noises and yell at people every chance I get. I feel pretty good about my part in this.

      • Vista-Cruiser

        Snark I hope. You never know these days.

  • Friday

    Yep, cause.. Obama’s economic recovery was fake statistics, but they became real when Trump took credit for the continuing trends, but after actual Trump policies come in and Wall Street tanks, it’s Obama’s doing again. And nothing to do with what the Republicans actually just did and are threatening to do.

  • It reminds me that when the 2008 Global Crisis hit in Sept. 2008, many Grima Wormtongues of the GOP blamed equal housing legislation pushed by the Carter Administration.

  • JoyZeeBoy

    Hannity, you fuckin’ douche. Barack has you outclassed, outsmarted, outwitted and out-IQ’d. You only WISH you could be half the man the former President is and was. As for 45… he’s a joke. A really bad, offensive joke.

  • Charles Nelson

    Didn’t Hannity also blame Obama for the Pearl Harbor bombing, the Black Death, and betraying Christ for 30 pieces of Silver?

  • marshlc

    You lose the right to blame economic problems on Obama when you have praised Trump for earlier economic gains. We’re either still feeling the effects of the last administration’s leadership, or we’re not.

    At the very least, you’d have some evidence to show that Trump was trying to do something about the Obama-era policies that you’re blaming the drop on. That he’d even mentioned it in the last year would be good – so, anything? Crickets?

  • Richard Schneider

    tRump’s been taking credit for the market’s performance nonstop for a year now. He owns all of it.

  • Halou

    This is what a person says when they don’t even have one braincell, let alone two to rub together.

  • Steve Smith

    Amazing how Mr. Obama was responsible for 9/11, the failure of the war in Iraq, the 2008 market crash and all before he became president. And still, after leaving office it seems he’s so much more able than any republican to cause chaos………

  • Hue-Man

    Trump’s fiscal policies are being blamed by the Commentariat!
    1. U.S. economy going full steam ahead.
    2. Unemployment at record lows.
    3. Interest rates still near zero.
    4. Inflation low but 3% wage increase was the first warning sign.

    Responsible government would RAISE taxes to fix deficit problem. Instead, Trump’s tax giveaway to corporations and the rich are throwing gasoline on an inflation fire by increasing government borrowing. The idea of infrastructure spending adds even more inflation threat.

    Stock markets know that the only cure for inflation is higher interest rates which means that investors move from stocks to bonds (and market prices drop).

  • JWC

    yes Hannity the stock market was Obama’s doing and it lasted a year but your boy has had the reigns for the last year so Its now Donny After a year its now the Donny show NO more blaming Obama

  • Lars Littlefield

    I’ve had quite enough of this human nose bleed.

    • ted-

      I’m offended by you calling him human. He does not fall into our species.

  • Nowhereman

    I see he knows as much about the economy as he knows about the constitution. I swear, Hannity is the biggest clown in the republican Big Tent party.

  • SilasMarner

    Hannity blames his own farts on Obama. 🙂

  • Lars Littlefield

    Here’s something heartening. I keep a yahoo email address for giving out to people and businesses I don’t want to hear from. Occasionally I need to clean out the junk mail. So, that’s my excuse for looking at Yahoo (urp). This same article was at the top of Yahoo news. I checked the comments section to get an idea of what kind of excuses Sean Fans were making supporting him and dissing Obama. Miracle of miracles. Almost all are negative about Hannity. This is a new turn in Yahoo comments with almost 100% of the comments (there are well over 3,000) were against Hannity. People ain’t buying his stinky cheese. 🙂

    • Gianni

      Thank you! THAT is heartening. Are the fans eyes finally beginning to see the idiocy and non-news reporting of Hannity?

  • Mike Knife

    God did it.

  • Ninja0980

    You knew that was coming didn’t you?

    • ted-

      No shit, right…?

  • red-diaper-baby 1942

    So when it goes up the credit goes to Trump, but when it goes down the blame falls on Obama. Brilliant logic!

    • Ann Kah

      That’s the kind of edge that “god” gets from the evangelicals, all the credit but none of the blame. I’d hate to mention that to Trump, though, in case he takes the comparison seriously.

    • Gianni

      Yeah, Obama, who’s been out of office for over a year. Makes a lot of sense which isn’t one of Hannity’s strong suits. Not one of FUX News’ selling points, either.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    And this surprises who exactly?

    Hannity is beyond contemptible and we can only hope that when the time comes, he too will be dangling from the gallows having been convicted of treason.

    Nope, not altering this post one damn bit.

    • Ann Kah

      Yes, you must. You should edit the spelling of “one”.

      Oh, the rest of it? That’s fine.

      • Jean-Marc in Canada


  • andrew

    They don’t even pretend to tell the truth.

  • teedofftaxpayer

    You just knew this was coming didn’t you? I mean would they ever blame Donald for anything, even when he says something stupid they blame President Obama.

  • anne marie in philly

    BITCH PLEASE! (real president) obama has been out of the white house since 1/20/17. (fake president) dump has been in charge for over a year. OWN YOUR EVIL, BITCH!

  • Gianni

    It was only a matter of time before one or more of these screwy right-wing bastards figured out a way to reach back beyond a year to blame Obama. Hannity is as nutty and shameless as Donnie Ding-a-ling. Of course, that naturally totally ignores how the great market performance of the past year was all due to Donnie’s governing prowess. Sean, I hope that some babe crawls out of the shadows and accuses you of fucking with her and we can say bye-bye to you for good.

  • Gregory In Seattle

    Just when you thought their deranged delusions could not get any worse….

  • Dunkerblinker

    Hannity’s mother should have scraped him out when she had the chance.

  • BigGuy

    When the stock market goes up, Republicans — like Trump and W — take all the credit.

    When the stock market goes down, the Democrats are to blame.
    It is NEVER any other way.

    Before W went into office, Stephen Moore and Lawrence Kudlow both said the booming economy and the rising stock market during Bill Clinton’s administration were due to the achievements of Ronald Reagan a decade before. A decade later, they said the great recession and the crashing stock market in 2008 were caused by the policy failures of Bill Clinton, not by the non, mal, and misfeasance of George W Bush.

    See how that works.

    Stock market up — Republicans get the credit, whether or not they are in control of Congress or the Executive branch.
    Stock market down — Democrats get the blame, whether or not they are in control of Congress or the Executive branch.