WashPost's King Charges GOP and FNC Painted Obama as 'Devil Incarnate,' Warns of 'Nastiness' from 'the Limbaughs'

On Friday's Inside Washington on PBS, regular panel member and liberal Washington Post columnist Colby King charged that Republicans and Fox News have "painted Barack Obama as the devil incarnate," and warned that, during this campaign year, "The nastiness is going to come out. The Limbaughs are just going to let it all hang out."

But he predicted that "if there's a feeling that" President Obama "is being treated unfairly, there's a feeling they are trying to get rid of, take Michelle Obama and those nice two cute kids out of the White House and take his job away from him the American people gave him, there are going to be people who will come out there and turn out."

Fellow panel member and Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer amusingly rolled his eyes at King's implication of Fox News.

Below is a transcript of the relevant portion of the Friday, May 25, Inside Washington on PBS:

COLBY KING: For three and a half years, Republicans and Fox News have painted Barack Obama as the devil incarnate. No doubt-

GORDON PETERSON: Charles (Krauthammer) is rolling his eyes.

KING: Of course he is. That's why I (INAUDIBLE) ... May I, may I, may I, Dr. Krauthammer finish this pithy thought of mine?

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: I didn't say a word. I'm silently rolling my eyes.

KING: Thank you. Just keep rolling them because I'm going to keep rolling. So they have reasons to want to get this son of Karl Marx out of the White House, but they got to be careful about how they go after Barack Obama because there is a base out there, and if there's a feeling that he is being treated unfairly, there's a feeling they are tryingto get rid of, take Michelle Obama and those nice two cute kids out of the White House and take his job away from him the American people gave him, there are going to be people who will come out there and turn out.

We are early in this part of the campaign, but you can count on the nastiness to fire up the base. The nastiness is going to come out. The Limbaughs are just going to let it all hang out, and you will see a response to that. There will be a reaction. Now, I stop and pause, and I wait with bated breath.