The Five Blasts Obama For ‘Droning On About Drones’ To Distract Media From Scandals

The Five‘s Eric Bolling said Thursday afternoon that he knows the real reason President Obama delivered a major speech on counterterrorism today. The only reason Obama is “reviving old stories” like drone strikes against American citizens and his attempts to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay is because he’s “scared” of what Americans will be talking about over Memorial Day weekend.

“They are worried that with 300 million Americans heading out to the backyard barbecues this weekend, the only thing we’ll be talking about are the Obama scandals: Benghazi, the IRS, the DOJ surveilling Fox.” To Bolling, that’s the only explanation for Obama’s hour-long speech, “droning on about drones.”

Andrea Tantaros expressed some degree of admiration for Obama’s “strategic” move in picking an issue that was “controversial.” She added, “If there were universal agreement, it would just be a yawn and a snooze. But the issue of drones is controversial.”

“I would just say, nice try but it’s not going to work,” Dana Perino said, admitting she had trouble following his “meandering” speech.

And Greg Gutfeld added that Obama “basically thinks he can talk a scandal to death.” But unlike his co-hosts, Gutfeld did give the president some credit for the actual content of what he said about his drone policy. “I have to say his explanations of the drones was very good,” Gutfeld said, suggesting it may have been targeted more at would be targets than the American people.

Bob Beckel wasn’t buying the building conspiracy theory that Obama’s speech was a mere distraction. “I think the idea that these guys got together and said, ‘Gee, it’s Memorial Day weekend, now we can give our speech–”

Tantaros cut him off with, “There are no coincidences in politics.”

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