If Eric Bolling is trying to make a career out of outrageous, racially charged rhetoric about black politicians, he's doing a pretty good job. You might recall last June when he teased a segment of his Fox Business show about the White House hosting the president of Gabon by saying, "It's not the first time he's had a hoodlum in the hizzouse," and "So what's with all the hoods in the hizzy?"
Then there was the time he claimed President Obama was "chugging a few 40s" instead of responding to Joplin, Mo.'s tornado.
Today, on Fox News' Fox & Friends, he's done it again, even managing to combine disrespect for the recently deceased with his normal routine. He responded to Rep. Maxine Waters' (D-Calif.) recent comment that House Republican leaders are "demons" by saying, "What is going on in California? How's this? Congresswoman, you saw what happened to Whitney Houston. Step away from the crack pipe. Step away from the Xanax. Step away from the Lorazepam. Because it's going to get you in trouble."
As usual, Bolling would have been better off saving his breath than issuing a weak nonapology. After the commercial break, he said that he was "kidding about the crack pipe, but obviously the rhetoric, you know." Yes, we do know about your rhetoric, all too well.
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