Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian from The Young Turks discussed a segment from FOX News’ “The Five” where Dana Perino expressed that she was “tired” of atheists and their questioning of the “Under God” part of the pledge of allegiance in schools and saying if they don’t like the pledge, they should leave the country.
Perino’s statement statement:
I’m tired of them. I remember working at the Justice Department years ago when I first started right after 9/11 and a lawsuit like this came through, and before the day had finished, the United States Senate and the House of Representatives had both passed resolutions saying that they were for keeping “under God” in the pledge. If these people really don’t like it, they don’t have to live here.
After that, co-host Bob Beckel told Perino, “that’s a good point”.
When he said that, Kasparian couldn’t finish the clip without laughing.
The worst part about that video is actually Bob Beckel. With Dana Perino – whatever. Say what you gotta say. It’s almost to be expected. But Bob Beckel – no, that wasn’t a good point. We’re not supposed to – the government is not supposed to support any particular religion.
Uygur takes a second to mockingly discuss Beckel:
He is like the biggest meathead. He’s not remotely liberal. He’s a FOX News liberal, which is an idiot who is supposed to bob his head and go “oh yeah, oh yeah, everything you say is right. Liberals suck, atheists suck. Everybody should leave the country. Only FOX News should stay in the country.”
Uygur moves on to Perino:
Leave the country. That’s classy. Uh, and saying she’s tired of atheists. Well, Dana, I’m tired of you. You guys are like constantly, “Believe in my sky God! Believe in him!” Well I don’t believe in him. So, why don’t you leave the country?
He then states the first amendment of the United States Constitution:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
Uygur closes by using that FOX News modesty and saying to Perino, “you’re wrong, I’m right. Get the f–k out of the country”.
See the segment in the video below.