Skip to comments.Bill O'Reilly supports having Socialism as an option for healthcare?
Posted on 09/16/2009 8:41:42 PM PDT by TheBigIf
I was just listening to the O'Reilly factor and Bill started saying that he supports a government option for healthcare and that he wants to see one.
So O'Reilly wants the same government that regulates the industry to also compete within the industry. This guy is a compete idiot and has no sense of morality.
I just had to spout off. I couln't believe what I just heard. Sorry about the vanity.
Bill O’Reilly “just lookin’ out for the people”.
I refuse to watch him anymore. He has stopped taking his medicines.
Here’s the serious, honest-to-goodness truth.
If no one *watched* this POS, he’d vanish.
Do your part? Please?
I missed his show tonight so missed that comment but am not surprised. The only thing I like about his show is the body language lady and will listen IF he has someone like Michele Maulkin on. He is rude to Laura most of the time.
BOR has just turned into a bore of a gasbag Give his slot to Beck.
As Bill says again and again he’s not a conservative.
I’d call him a “populist” or “neo-populist” a vague enough term to describe his views.
Or you could call him Oreillttarian.
Or you could just call him a pompous jackass.
O’Reilly, you moron!
Rahm and Axelrod are getting to him.
O’Reilly is very blackmailable.
FNC needs to get BORe the f**k out of the network. With that time slot Beck would beat his ratings easily, and BORe would fail if another network signed him up.
Yeah, and he said something else that was really “out there” to Morris tonight. Does anyone remember? Wasn’t it about Acorn?
He has to disagree with every guest and he has to spout gbbledeegook in favor of Obama and the democrats in order to appear “even handed”.
This time he kept saying consumers should be able to buy any policy they want that fits their needs in the free market (good)but he kept adding that if they can’t do that and government can provide a place for this competition and can provide it then he is all for that too.
It made no sense because once you have the free market choices you don’t need government and government can’t do what he was describing (not too clearly).
15 years ago, he would have been labeled a traditional democrat. But today he is despised by the progressive socialists.
At times I think that in his effort to be so friggin fair, he often leans so far left I puke.
On average, when I do actually watch some of his show, I am cussing at the tv about 50% of the time, so I suppose his fair and balanced act is accurate. He does this intentionally and I would not let it bother you.
Like Barrack said, He's a Jackass.
O’Rielly called me an idiot once - I wear it as a badge of honor.
I emailed his show - and he always says to make it pithy - so I did. I called him insane on a particular issue. He read a portion of my comments on air and said I was an idiot.
I have never liked him. He is full of himself.
O’Reilly also said that we need to put ideology aside in order to support a socialist option for healtcare.
Obviously what he is really saying is that we need to abandon capitalism. The guy is not looking out for the People.
I am done with him.
I think O’Reilly is a fence sitter and for the sake of a show and ratings he blows whichever way the wind blows. Just said today “I don’t get much out of him and can take or leave him”.
I read his book Bold Fresh and wasn’t so funny just showed him to be obnoxious for the sake of being so.
Said he’s never had a sip of liquor but maybe that would lighten him up. He talks over everyone much as all FOX hosts do and that gets boring....just nonsense!
Time to say goodbye Bill.
BOR is an idiot.
I wish FOX would give his slot to someone with more brain power.
Agree. We don’t watch him. Turned him off awhile back. A pompous a$$. A big man with a small mind.
It is beginning to look like BO is dusting off his resume’ for a Primetime MSNBC gig.
If a lawyer (or my brother) said that, I would assume it meant they guzzled liquor, hence not a sip.
BOR needs to be replaced by Andrew Breitbart and his undercover investigation teams.
He also supports global warming legislation and legislation on what oil companies are allowed to make... he is no independent as he has claimed for years, his liberal side is coming our really bad since his Labor Day vacation... even my husband was yelling at the screen tonight.
Interesting point, something has really changed with him in the last few weeks, it has been bad off and on, but he really jumped the shark now.
Yes, he defended Obama’s work for ACORN saying “that was 13 years ago, not a big deal”......... thing is there is a picture of Obama WITH ACORN in 2007 and I sent that to BOR just yesterday... I really think he’s trying to get another Obama interview.
I’ve been done with him since his sex scandal.
The man is clueless about economics and being wealthy he has lost touch with his much-touted middle class roots.
Socialism . . . He said it was good for “the folks.”
Actually, he says he's "just lookin' out for the FOLKS." And to me, that's fingernails on a blackboard....
I wish I had a dollar for every time I yell at the TV to tell BOR to SHUT UP when he interrupts another person TRYING to make their point.
Thing is before he went on vacation he was beating up Obama on healthcare and since he came back he has been cheerleader for healthcare.
...and Dennis Miller.
Cool - that is a badge of honor!
I stand corrected... and yes it grates on my last nerve.
I believe he is a populist, but his over the top shtick lately has been a put-on for the most part. To counter Beck.
I fell away when he trashed FreeRepublic as a hate sight same as DU and DailyKos.
He shook papers in Kristenn’s face claiming evidence, but neither he nor his producer when pushed could back up the racist assertion with a post.
That’s when I realized his no spin zone was in a perpetual rinse cycle.
As I heard on a radio show today, no insurance company competes with the government for mandated flood insurance.
I frankly don’t care if he’s left, center, or right as long as he has something interesting on the show. The problem I have with him is that I rarely have any “takeaway” from the show, at least from him. His thinking is generally shallow, involving no real effort. He just tries to whip up populist sentiment. This is the problem with moderates, though. If they or the left really could think, they’d be conservatives. Any time anyone gets into any kind of thinking, BOR always says “it makes my head hurt.”
"Thats when I realized his no spin zone was in a perpetual rinse cycle."
The man is as dumb as a box of rocks. Makes Lis Wheel, or whateverhernameis sound on the ball.
Honest to God I can’t stand this guy any longer. I gave up on Bill about 2 years ago.
Yeah and Bill makes $20 million a year...and he wants to tell me what kind of health care I need.
Whatever Bill. So fresh. So bold. So wrong. Thing is...his ratings are over 4.3 million a night compared to Olbermann’s 1.25 million.
The Factor ain’t going anywhere.
I haven’t watched Bill for a long time. He’s been drinking the kool aid lately. Too much, actually.
BOR (aka BORE) believes that the masses should be forced into a government care system while he gets to continue to have his “Cadillac” health care. What a putz. I’m so done watching this idiot.
At one point in his show tonight O’Reilly was proud to show how he called ACORN a quasi-socialist orginization. He was so proud of his bloviating.
But then O’Reilly comes out for a a little quasi-socialism himself by flat-out saying that he promotes having the federal government compete in the health-care industry and that he wants the public option.
O’Reilly is sleezy. He opines about ACORN being socialist and then promotes socialism himself all in the same show.
I agree. BOR is a creepy guy. I think Rahm and Assrod have him by the short hairs and are pulling the strings — telling him what he can and cannot air, or they release “the goods” on him.
All you who are saying BOR should be replaced ... or he’s going to MSNBC ... you are smokin somethin — the turd isn’t going anywhere. Have you seen his friggin ratings? It is completely shocking to me how many idiots watch him, but it’s true.
Fox is a business. As long as his ratings are high, he ain’t goin’ nowhere.
BOR is OBSESSED with getting people to come on his show. It means more to him than anything and he has hissy fits if he is turned down.
He was preening like a peacock after Bam came on pre election. Now Bam has thrown him under the bus and he can’t stand it.
I dumped him way back, when he thought GW should put Bill Clinton in his cabinet as a gesture to the Dims
There are still people finding out that BOR ain’t a conservative?
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