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Posted on 02/25/2010 3:31:57 AM PST by Scanian
Recently on "The O'Reilly Factor," Bill O'Reilly seemed very concerned about President Obama being described as a socialist by members of the right such as Rush Limbaugh. O'Reilly has often dodged calling the president a socialist, as if doing so would condemn Obama as a tyrannical dictator. It was discussed throughout the show with various guests, and O'Reilly frequently stated that yes, Obama is a far-left guy, but he didn't want to use the actual term "socialist." It would be too much.
Here in Britain we look at the continuing battle as to whether Obama is a socialist or not as a rather odd American quibble. In Britain we have no problem defining people as socialists, nor do people on the left have a problem calling themselves socialists. It is not that those of us on the conservative right do not believe that socialism is a bad doctrine. We do, and we see evidence of its continual destruction of the country on a day-to-day basis, but we have always had socialism living quite openly amongst us. We are therefore able to see and recognize it quite calmly as a day-to-day occurrence in politics, just as one recognizes the flu. We wish it didn't exist, but it does, and so we get on with our lives, trying to avoid catching it in the process.
When one looks back at the prime ministers that the British Labour Party has produced in the twentieth century -- James Ramsay MacDonald, Clement Attlee, Harold Wilson, James Callaghan etc. -- all have defined themselves as socialists at one time or another. Even the relatively centrist Tony Blair described himself as "Coming to Socialism through Marxism" and is a member of the Christian Socialist Movement.
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O’Reilly is an idiot. He really is. Blowhard and idiot. He almost makes me cringe sometimes when he’s talking to somebody with real brains such as Brit Hume, Charles Krauthammer or Karl Rove. He doesn’t have the command of facts and detail he needs to be discussing about half of what he talks about. Also, interrupting his guests is just out of control. And then there’s Mark Lamont Hill. Puhleeze, what a clown.
Obama's socialism is bad enough, but people who so describe him never take it to where Obama really is on the continuum. He's a fascist.
Adam Shaw says Obama is 'well spoken.' At least he didn't say eloquent. I suppose in some macabre way a man can be 'well spoken' and still make his listener's skin crawl. I have a hard time with 'eloquent' in that context.
Obma is a Socialist and Bill O’ Reilly is full of crap.
The problem with O’Reilly is that he defines himself as being a contrarian. Will always try to take an opposing view.
In the past year and a half, the government has nationalized banks and 2 major car companies. Currently the government is trying to do the same to the health care industry. That pretty much fits the textbook description of socialism.
BOR goes on & on & on....I don’t know how Charles K, Rove & Hume keep their composure.
He is a liar. He knows Obama is a Socialist and pretends he does not. He acts stupid. His whole shtick is an act.
O’Reilly is so ridiculous. Obama catered to his ego and that was all it took for O’Reilly to be his champion.
I truly cannot stand that man. Well, either of them for that matter.
O’Reilly is the right’s version of Biden. He is convinced of his supreme intelligence and doesn’t realize how much a moron he looks like when talking to people with REAL intelligence.
Posted on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 8:36:33 PM by ETL
Very often you can tell that they’re just tolerating him, especially Brit and Charles. Rove seems to indulge in and engage him a small bit more.
Simply state POTUS Obama is indeed a socialist and it woul;d take very little movement on his part to become a intolerant dictator.
The only reason that I can fathom about how Bill O'R keeps his super ratings is that his show is filled with luminaries like Rove, Charles and Brit on an almost nightly basis. And I suspect the only reason these luminaries go on a put up with O'R is that he has these great ratings. I guess it's a formula that works for now.
BOR is as much a narcissist as Obama. Nausea is definitely what I get if I listen to him for more than 5 minutes.
What a joke, ask BOR ,even before Obama ow many times do you pay for you house?
He, himself, is almost unwatchable. He does get some important stories, though. We DVR hi s show so we can skim through it and pick out what we want to watch.
He lectures them, which is laughable. Strangely, they seen slightly bemused by him..I’t s easy to see they don’t take him seriously and likely consider him a blowhard or at least a bit of a charlatan or showman.
I would love to see Rush and O’Riley in a face-to-face. I might even buy a television to watch it. It doesn’t have to be a debate, just an interview of one by the other or a “discussion.” Perhaps I am guilty of wishing disaster on someone but, so be it.
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