Fox News contributor Pat Caddell described the fiscal cliff deal as the "raping of the ordinary American" on Sunday.
During a panel discussion with fellow network "political insiders," Caddell was joined by Doug Schoen and former Rep. John LeBoutillier (R-NY) to discuss if there was a clear winner of the fiscal cliff deal negotiations. While Schoen said the deal was a "huge victory for the Democrats [and] for the president," Caddell focused on who he called the big loser.
"The bigger loser was the American people by a long shot. This deal is a raping of the ordinary American. I mean, the special interest deal that they put together," he said.
Caddell isn't the only Fox News contributor to use a rape analogy as of late. On Friday, Charles Krauthammer said that John Boehner had prevented a "rape of the Treasury" by blocking a larger Hurricane Sandy relief bill. Boehner's decision to put off a vote for a $60 billion Sandy relief bill until after the fiscal cliff negotiations outraged New York and New Jersey politicians. Boehner later rescheduled the vote for a smaller portion of the bill for Friday.