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Governor Palin on O'Reilly Discussing the Tea Party Movement (YouTube, Transcript)
YouTube (Foxnews Feb 16 2010) ^ | February 16, 2010 | OR'eilly/Palin

Posted on 02/17/2010 12:40:21 PM PST by Syncro

Sarah Palin appeared on the O'Reilly Factor on Fox News yesterday evening from Arkansas where she is doing a Republican fundraiser.

In this YouTube Video, it's apparent the Bill O'Reilly is trying his best to bait Palin into saying something that he can use to discredit her and malign the Tea Party Movement.

B.O: So Governor, you gave the keynote a couple weeks ago in Nashville for the Tea Party Convention. Did you see extremism? Do you think it's a danger to the Tea Party?

PALIN: A lot of people, I guess this New York Times reporter, they just don't like that message of we being taxed enough and wanting to remind our elected officials of their constitutional limitations of big government, and just kind of get government back on the side of the people. It was an honor to connect with those people.

Didn't see the extremism that, of course, those in some of the mainstream media and some self-proclaimed elites would like the rest of America to believe is encompassing the Tea Party movement. Didn't see that.

She fields his slanted loaded questions with great skill, not getting caught in his traps.

B.O: We sent our producer Jesse Watters down. He did see signs that were extremists. There's no doubt about that. In the article in The New York Times today, the "people who are getting their guns ready" and things like this.

PALIN: Well…

B.O: So you do know that this strain exists under that umbrella.

He keeps trying paint the Tea Party Movement in a bad light, cutting Palin off. But she answers quite well.
PALIN: Well, obviously though, you got to consider the source. This reporter, it's going to go out and find that extreme fringe…

B.O: That's right.

PALIN: …within a movement like this. So we have to keep that in perspective, too. That is what I believe a lot of folks in the mainstream media want Americans to believe is that this is, for the most part, a fringe element of our society. It is not. And if these reporters, too, Bill, don't know the people that are a part of a Tea Party movement, they need to get a life. They need to get out maybe into a small town and get to know the local business owner, the local gas station owner, the local…



TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: billorino; foxnews; oreilly; orino; palin; palin2012; sarahpalin; therealpresident

1 posted on 02/17/2010 12:40:21 PM PST by Syncro
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To: Syncro

Nice!


2 posted on 02/17/2010 12:42:44 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: Clyde5445; Syncro

For anyone who possibly missed our Sarah on BOR’s last night.


3 posted on 02/17/2010 12:43:17 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: Syncro; 2ndDivisionVet; All
Also see:

Bill O'Reilly: The Tea Party and Extremism
Fox News ^ | February 17, 2010 | Bill O'Reilly

Posted on 02/17/2010 10:43:42 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2453438/posts
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4 posted on 02/17/2010 12:46:34 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Syncro

WAY TO GO SARAH! I love how she put BOR in his place!

I was just screaming at the monitor, “BILL, DANG IT, SHUT UP AND LET HER SPEAK!!!!!”

BOR is really being a pompous -—. They need to take him off the air and give his spot to Glenn Beck.

SA-RAH!
20-12!


5 posted on 02/17/2010 12:49:09 PM PST by wk4bush2004 (PALIN-BACHMANN, 2012!)
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Here he goes with the birther stuff plus other expreme exaggerations:
B.O: Well, they went to Sand Point, Idaho, The Times did. And then they brought in all the Nazi stuff that had been up there. And they brought in all the militia stuff, Weaver and such that had been up there.

Look, there's no doubt that The New York Times wants to brand the Tea Party as a bunch of extremist loons. There's no doubt they want to do that. But there is danger, do you agree with me, that there is danger if some Tea Party people play into that? If they do say we're getting our guns and we're going to overthrow and Obama is this and Obama is that and he isn't born here. I mean, there was a birther thing going on at the convention. You don't believe in the birther thing do you, Governor?

He is determined to paint the Tea Party Movement as extreme radicals bent on overthrowing the government.

I haven't heard one person wanting to overthrow the government at the almost 100 tea parties I have attended.

And at one Tea Party in the Southwest, I observed a tea partier with a holster and pistol on walking along with a police officer chatting.

Palin responds:

PALIN: No. And those wild conspiracy theories about our own government I think shouldn't have a part of the dialogue of the debate. What the debate needs to be about is the good ideas, the foundational principles that built this country into the most prosperous and healthiest and most voluntarily generous nation on earth. Safest place, too. We need to get back to those principles.

O'REILLY: But I'm unclear. I'm unclear. Do you think that the birther people should have a place at the Tea Party table? Do you think they should be a place there?

PALIN: There is always going to be an element of those who want to be a part of a movement, who have their own ideas of where the country should go or what's going on with the country.

O'REILLY: Then what do you do with those people? Do you accept them and embrace them?

PALIN: Well, one, you don't take away their First Amendment rights. And we say you cannot speak about those things or ask those questions that you want answers to. That's part of democracy at work is those…

O'REILLY: But do you see the danger that if that becomes the headline, then the mainstream American, who isn't really following it that closely says hey, you know…

PALIN: I see the danger of more of the same of the mainstream media wanting to paint Tea Partiers as radical wacko conspiracy theorists. And if we allow that to happen then, no, this grassroots movement of the people wanting their voice to be heard because there is such a disconnect between what's going on in Washington and the people that Washington is supposed to be serving.


6 posted on 02/17/2010 12:49:13 PM PST by Syncro (TPXIII coming soon! March 27th to April 15th 2010)
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To: ETL

I saw that thead, thanks for linking it to this one.

Him and his loony “loon” comments.

Who’s the loon here?

Pretty obvious.

O’Reilly is haveing a fit because the Tea Party Movement isn’t all about him, so he must attempt to diminish it


7 posted on 02/17/2010 12:53:40 PM PST by Syncro (TPXIII coming soon! March 27th to April 15th 2010)
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To: Syncro

Governor Palin is getting better and better with handling Bores and Rhinos, of course we knew she could handle Moose, Elk and Bear. I’m getting that ole Chrissy tingle just reading the transcript... Is she the one?


8 posted on 02/17/2010 12:56:49 PM PST by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: Syncro
She certainly has become a confident interviewee
9 posted on 02/17/2010 12:57:07 PM PST by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: billoreilly; Just some boob
Here is the whole transcript thanks to Rush Limbaugh:
BILL O'REILLY, HOST: Now for the top story tonight, reaction [to Tea Party extremism]. Joining us from Little Rock, Fox News analyst Sarah Palin, who's doing a Republican fundraiser in Arkansas.

So Governor, you gave the keynote a couple weeks ago in Nashville for the Tea Party Convention. Did you see extremism? Do you think it's a danger to the Tea Party?

SARAH PALIN, FOX NEWS ANALYST: It was an honor to be able to deliver that keynote and really connect with Tea Partiers who have a simple message. A lot of people, I guess this New York Times reporter, they just don't like that message of we being taxed enough and wanting to remind our elected officials of their constitutional limitations of big government, and just kind of get government back on the side of the people. It was an honor to connect with those people.

Didn't see the extremism that, of course, those in some of the mainstream media and some self-proclaimed elites would like the rest of America to believe is encompassing the Tea Party movement. Didn't see that.

O'REILLY: OK, but I heard Tom Tancredo, former congressman from Colorado, you know, level some pretty tough charges on illegal immigration. And, you know, he's known for that. I didn't think it was racist, but I thought it went right up to the line. We sent our producer Jesse Watters down. He did see signs that were extremists. There's no doubt about that. In the article in The New York Times today, the "people who are getting their guns ready" and things like this.

PALIN: Well…

O'REILLY: So you do know that this strain exists under that umbrella.

PALIN: Well, obviously though, you got to consider the source. This reporter, it's going to go out and find that extreme fringe…

O'REILLY: That's right.

PALIN: …within a movement like this. So we have to keep that in perspective, too. That is what I believe a lot of folks in the mainstream media want Americans to believe is that this is, for the most part, a fringe element of our society. It is not. And if these reporters, too, Bill, don't know the people that are a part of a Tea Party movement, they need to get a life. They need to get out maybe into a small town and get to know the local business owner, the local gas station owner, the local…

O'REILLY: Well, they went to Sand Point, Idaho, The Times did. And then they brought in all the Nazi stuff that had been up there. And they brought in all the militia stuff, Weaver and such that had been up there.

Look, there's no doubt that The New York Times wants to brand the Tea Party as a bunch of extremist loons. There's no doubt they want to do that. But there is danger, do you agree with me, that there is danger if some Tea Party people play into that? If they do say we're getting our guns and we're going to overthrow and Obama is this and Obama is that and he isn't born here. I mean, there was a birther thing going on at the convention. You don't believe in the birther thing do you, Governor?

PALIN: No. And those wild conspiracy theories about our own government I think shouldn't have a part of the dialogue of the debate. What the debate needs to be about is the good ideas, the foundational principles that built this country into the most prosperous and healthiest and most voluntarily generous nation on earth. Safest place, too. We need to get back to those principles.

O'REILLY: But I'm unclear. I'm unclear. Do you think that the birther people should have a place at the Tea Party table? Do you think they should be a place there?

PALIN: There is always going to be an element of those who want to be a part of a movement, who have their own ideas of where the country should go or what's going on with the country.

O'REILLY: Then what do you do with those people? Do you accept them and embrace them?

PALIN: Well, one, you don't take away their First Amendment rights. And we say you cannot speak about those things or ask those questions that you want answers to. That's part of democracy at work is those…

O'REILLY: But do you see the danger that if that becomes the headline, then the mainstream American, who isn't really following it that closely says hey, you know…

PALIN: I see the danger of more of the same of the mainstream media wanting to paint Tea Partiers as radical wacko conspiracy theorists. And if we allow that to happen then, no, this grassroots movement of the people wanting their voice to be heard because there is such a disconnect between what's going on in Washington and the people that Washington is supposed to be serving.

O'REILLY: How does the Tea Party then expand its power base with no leadership, no central authority, so that you could have in one state a great Tea Party, a bunch of people who are, you know, just concerned about their country, sincere, clear-thinking individuals, but then you could have another group up in the mountains with bazookas, you know, saying, hey, we're not going to obey the laws, we're not going to pay taxes, we're not going to do this, we are not going to do that. Because if there isn't any central theme, if there isn't any authority that says you can go up to this line but you can't go over it, I don't know…

PALIN: There doesn't have to be an authority. That's the point of this. This isn't a well-oiled machine. Heaven forbid it become like a Republican or a Democrat political machine. This is a movement. So there doesn't have to be someone or some group of people with titles.

O'REILLY: But how does it then get beyond just a curiosity? Look, the Tea Party people, and I know this from me doing speeches and you do speeches around the country, you're doing one in Arkansas. The Tea Party people really want change. That's what unifies them all, the loons and the good people. They really want the government to change. But you're never going to get that unless you get political clout and power, unless you drive the other people out.

PALIN: Well, I beg to differ though with your suggestion that there is not a common theme amongst the Tea Partiers. And yes, there is. It's very simple. It's smaller, smarter government.

O'REILLY: No, I know.

PALIN: More freedom allowing our small businesses and our families to make our own decisions and prioritize our own incomes and reinvestment opportunities so that we can grow and thrive and create more jobs. There is that common theme and strong national defense. So with that strong theme, what the Tea Partiers are going to be able to do is find candidates who can be in a position to cast the votes that affect every one of us, every one of our businesses and our families, final candidates and support them.

O'REILLY: Do you, being at this Republican deal in Arkansas tonight, do you think the Tea Party will eventually merge with the Republican Party? Do you see them in the next election '12 coming together or will they be separate?

PALIN: Well, most Tea Partiers I know, they are independent. They're not registered in either one of the political parties. And they haven't been politically active in terms of being obsessively partisan one way or the other. But they are more aligned, it seems, with the ideals, the planks and platform of the Republican Party.

O'REILLY: Oh, there's no doubt. Right.

PALIN: And the Republican Party would be very wise to be listening to what they're saying, to understand the frustrations of those independent Americans who are saying Washington is disconnected from the people who are to be served.

O'REILLY: OK. Now, we're going to have more with Governor Palin in a moment. A sitcom attacks her family. She will react to the "Family Guy."

(COMMERCIAL BREAK)

O'REILLY: Continuing now with Fox News analyst Sarah Palin, who's in Arkansas this evening and has some thoughts on this scene from the "Family Guy."

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: You're going to be this rude all evening? You haven't asked me anything about myself.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Oh, um, sorry. So what do your parents do?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: That's better. My dad's an accountant and my mom is the former governor of Alaska.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

O'REILLY: So, Governor, what do you think? It's pretty nasty, is it not?

Click here to watch Part 2 of Sarah Palin on 'The Factor'!

PALIN: This world is full of cruel, cold hearted people, who would do such a thing. Look, I look at Trig and I see perfection. I see a precious little child already toddling around. You can see that he has a heart of gold. I also can see into the future that Trig is going to have a pretty tough challenging life in front of him. He's going to face things special needs children will be facing, much more difficult than we ever will. So why make it tougher on the special needs community? That's what I thought when I first heard about this episode that really isn't funny.

But so many people had asked me well, what's your reaction to this? You know, you had Rahm Emanuel using the "f'ing retard" term, calling people out. And you've had other people mocking, even our president mocked Special Olympiads. And well, what do you say about this Fox Hollywood episode of this cartoon? And one person who had asked me my reaction was my daughter Bristol. And I asked Bristol, I said well, honey, what do you think about this? And Bristol gave me words that were very wise and very gracious. And they were such good words in terms of what her response was to this episode, that I Facebooked it today. And I'm like Bristol I will let your words speak for me because you're much more gracious and I guess forgiving of things like this than I could be. So on my Facebook has the comments from Bristol that kind of sum up the way I look at people who think that things like this are funny.

O'REILLY: All right. Do you want to give us a hint? Some of the people don't have computers and stuff like that. And summarize it how?

PALIN: Yeah, well, when is enough enough? And when are we going to be willing to say, you know, some things just aren't really funny.

O'REILLY: No, I agree with you. I, look, this guy MacFarlane who did this is a hater. Makes a lot of money for Fox, but I think there should be some standards sometime, but apparently there aren't. I do want to get…

PALIN: Well, this is what Bristol said about it, too, though. Bristol reminded me. And she'll remind these million-plus Facebook readers. She's going to remind people that those in the special needs community truly are some of the most loving and compassionate people in the world. So why pile it on to them and make their lives even that much more challenging?

O'REILLY: There's no reason. Yeah, there's no reason.

PALIN: She said it best.

O'REILLY: Now I want to give you a chance to clarify something that I've gotten a lot of mail on. You call for Rahm Emanuel to actually step aside because he said "f'ing retard." And then Rush Limbaugh said it, he was talking about political correctness, that was before Emanuel, I think it was. But you said OK, there was a difference between what Emanuel did and what Limbaugh…

PALIN: Yeah, so let's talk about this. Let's clarify. First, Rahm Emanuel, who represents the most powerful man, the leader of our free world, called people — a group of people whom he disagreed with "f'ing retards." Quite inappropriate. And on my Facebook I said there too, I don't think he should be part of our president's inner circle making decisions that affect every single one of us. So that's what I said about Rahm Emanuel. I thought that that was very insensitive. And not just that reason, his terminology, his coarse language, but I think he's given our president some very bad advice in a whole realm of different areas. So I think, you know, there needs to be replacement there.

And as for Rush Limbaugh, no, I believe that it was after Rahm Emanuel said what he said that Rush Limbaugh, using satire, not calling a group of people "f'ing retards" but using, yes the R-word. And I said that calling names, any person, any party, it's just, come on, let's all grow up. And let's not call each other names, because it certainly kind of invalidates what our argument's all about when we start calling people names.

O'REILLY: OK. But just to be clear, you didn't come down on Mr. Limbaugh because you felt that, what, he didn't have any ill intent in what he said? Or why didn't you come on him a little harder?

PALIN: As I have explained, he was using satire using the R-word so he can bring to light what it was that Rahm Emanuel was calling other people. And…

O'REILLY: Okay.

PALIN: …then, too, I think that's why a lot of people said, OK, well, you come down hard on the president for teasing Special Olympiads. You come down hard on Rahm Emanuel for calling people "f'ing retards." Are you going to say anything about Fox having this episode about "Family Guy" teasing special needs child? And that's why I reacted to that one, too.

When I gave my vice presidential nomination speech at the GOP Convention, I promised the special needs community that they would have a friend and an advocate in the White House. And just because John McCain and I did not win, that did not take away my passion for helping those who want to reach out and ask me to do what I can to allow this country, this world to be a more welcoming place for all innocent people, all special needs children. I'm going to keep pursuing that in our country until we are a more tolerant, compassionate, welcoming place for the innocents.

O'REILLY: You know, I — that's very noble, Governor. And I can't say enough. I mean, I think that is excellent. When people like "Family Guy" do what they do, I think you got to call them out. I think you got to call them out every time until it stops. And we appreciate you taking the time to talk to us and clarify stuff tonight. Have fun in Arkansas. We'll see you soon.

PALIN: Thank you so much.

It's interesting that O'Reilly tries to put Limbaugh's comment in FRONT of Rahm Emmanuel's. He's so jealous of anyone else that it continues to illustrate his complete lack of credibility.
10 posted on 02/17/2010 1:00:39 PM PST by Syncro (TPXIII coming soon! March 27th to April 15th 2010)
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To: Syncro
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11 posted on 02/17/2010 1:00:46 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: UB355

BOR is old hat. He’s pompous and trying to suck up to the left to be some token middle of the road George Will ABC job.

Not gonna happen, Bill.

When you insult the Tea Party you’re mocking the people that have been buying your ghost written books and paying your bills. Not smart, BOR. Not smart.


12 posted on 02/17/2010 1:01:13 PM PST by TigerBait
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To: Syncro
I saw this interview yesterday and was quite impressed. Palin was on topic the whole time, and very competently and confidently avoided all the traps O'Reilly was trying to snag her in.

Specifically, he was desperately trying to get her to either endorse the birthers or denounce them. Doing either would have hurt her politically, but she easily walked the line on that one.

13 posted on 02/17/2010 1:04:10 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Syncro

I am glad that O’Reilly asked these questions of Sarah Palin. In fact, I think that it is important that news people continue to ask difficult questions of Sarah, and even more difficult questions than the ones O’Reilly asked.

As Sarah continues to show that she is capable of answering difficult questions, the MSM might not pay attention, but average Americans will. My grandmother is a conservative, but because of all of the negative press that the MSM gives Sarah, my granny thinks Sarah is stupid. Unfair? You betcha! But she and millions of Americans need to see Sarah take on tough issues and win.

Sarah doesn’t need hand-holding. She’s capabale of holdng her own. Her facebook posts have shown that (Death Panels!). So let B.O. and others ask all the tough questions they want.


14 posted on 02/17/2010 1:13:00 PM PST by redhotright
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To: wk4bush2004
I was just screaming at the monitor, “BILL, DANG IT, SHUT UP AND LET HER SPEAK!!!!!”

Me too.


15 posted on 02/17/2010 1:29:12 PM PST by Cobra64
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To: redhotright
As Sarah continues to show that she is capable of answering difficult questions, the MSM might not pay attention, but average Americans will.

But when will "Barry" EVER get asked tough questions? I have at least a dozen that I'd love to ask him before a national audience. He actually came out of that long-hyped O'Reilly interview in better shape than he went in! O'Reilly didn't ask him ANY difficult, probing questions about his background, beliefs or associations. Is it because he just doesn't know anything about the communist left, or that he just sucks at asking important questions?

16 posted on 02/17/2010 1:36:04 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Syncro

On a side note, was BOR drunk last night? His eyes seemed glazed.


17 posted on 02/17/2010 1:42:25 PM PST by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: wilco200

BOR does NOT drink.
He’s hoarse from the Bold and Fresh Tour and he even stated he has a cold.


18 posted on 02/17/2010 1:43:56 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: onyx

Thanks. I “came in late” and didn’t catch that.


19 posted on 02/17/2010 1:49:21 PM PST by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: wilco200

No problem. BOR *did* sound and look decidedly different.


20 posted on 02/17/2010 1:59:03 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: ETL
But when will "Barry" EVER get asked tough questions?

Exactly. Unfortunately, life isn't fair, and O'Reilly isn't nearly as "Fair and Balanced" as he claims. But the more Sarah shines in tough interviews, the more people will be turned off by the MSM as they whine and moan about how "unqualified" Sarah is.

If B.O. wants to roll softballs to Barry, but slam hardballs at Sarah, three perceptions will result: Barry will look that much more foolish, B.O. will look even more like a troll, and Sarah will look that much more presidential.

I could be wrong, but that scenario seems to me to be a good thing.

21 posted on 02/17/2010 2:00:44 PM PST by redhotright
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To: dead
I was impressed also, dead.

She did a great job of answering his questions without buying into his spin.

22 posted on 02/17/2010 2:08:54 PM PST by Syncro (TPXIII coming soon! March 27th to April 15th 2010)
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To: wilco200
That's the look of a narcissist

: > )

23 posted on 02/17/2010 2:11:09 PM PST by Syncro (TPXIII coming soon! March 27th to April 15th 2010)
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To: Syncro
Didn't O'Rotten say something about people from Montana
with grenade launchers?
24 posted on 02/17/2010 2:15:56 PM PST by DaveTesla (You can fool some of the people some of the time......)
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To: Syncro

I’m having real problems believing that O’Reilly did not know the time line of the Rahm-Rush “R” word situation. If he really did not, what does that show about his show prep? Pretty poor performance for someone who is “looking out for the folks”.


25 posted on 02/17/2010 2:17:27 PM PST by Ann de IL
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To: Syncro
Governor Sarah Palin has a lot of common sense.
‘We need a smarter, smaller government.’
You Betcha!!
TWB
26 posted on 02/17/2010 2:21:42 PM PST by TWhiteBear (Islam is an ideology with several elements of Judeo Christian traditions)
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To: Red Steel
Ping

O'REILLY: But I'm unclear. I'm unclear. Do you think that the birther people should have a place at the Tea Party table? Do you think they should be a place there?

PALIN: There is always going to be an element of those who want to be a part of a movement, who have their own ideas of where the country should go or what's going on with the country.

O'REILLY: Then what do you do with those people? Do you accept them and embrace them?

PALIN: Well, one, you don't take away their First Amendment rights. And we say you cannot speak about those things or ask those questions that you want answers to. That's part of democracy at work is those…

O'REILLY: But do you see the danger that if that becomes the headline, then the mainstream American, who isn't really following it that closely says hey, you know…

PALIN: I see the danger of more of the same of the mainstream media wanting to paint Tea Partiers as radical wacko conspiracy theorists. And if we allow that to happen then, no, this grassroots movement of the people wanting their voice to be heard because there is such a disconnect between what's going on in Washington and the people that Washington is supposed to be serving.

27 posted on 02/17/2010 3:02:16 PM PST by DaveTesla (You can fool some of the people some of the time......)
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To: Syncro

x2 Agree, I think the Gov did a great job!


28 posted on 02/17/2010 3:06:55 PM PST by FlashBack ('0'bama: "Katrina on a Global Level")
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To: redhotright

I watched the interview last night on O’reilly, and like other times, I thought he treated Sarah Palin with disdain. In fact I’ve often thought he is demeaning to women unless they are blond and/or are experts in body language. Think I’m gonna find something else to watch at 8 PM. He gives me heartburn.


29 posted on 02/17/2010 3:20:00 PM PST by sueQ (SueQ)
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To: sueQ

They’re both employed by Fox News and they both work for Roger Ailes. I thought it was a good interview. BOR likes Sarah. He’s defended her several times.


30 posted on 02/17/2010 3:24:59 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: LucyT

ping...


31 posted on 02/17/2010 4:50:06 PM PST by Seizethecarp
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To: Syncro

BOR turns me off only slightly less than Overbite.


32 posted on 02/17/2010 5:22:17 PM PST by CalvaryJohn (What is keeping that damned asteroid?)
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To: Syncro

I am unhappy with these recent bash the Tea Party Comments By Bill O.


33 posted on 02/17/2010 7:01:06 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla
I am unhappy with these recent bash the Tea Party Comments By Bill O.

BOR needs a good, old fashioned butt-whuppin'.

34 posted on 02/17/2010 7:18:28 PM PST by meyer (Obama's failure is America's Success)
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To: Mozilla
O’Reilly has for a long time bashed Conservatives, Conservative organization, and anyone that gets any face time.

He even called Free Republic a hate site a year ago or so.

He seems to think if he disses everyone else, he will be the only one to watch.

He's full of....well...himself!

35 posted on 02/17/2010 8:55:40 PM PST by Syncro (TPXIII coming soon! March 27th to April 15th 2010)
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To: Syncro

Ted Baxter needs to retire!


36 posted on 02/17/2010 10:17:25 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie
Are you kidding?

He's got the most viewed show on Cable!

As he reminds us daily...and which is why he seduces Beck all the time ‘cause the truth is Glenn is far more popular!

37 posted on 02/18/2010 8:26:41 AM PST by Syncro (TPXIII coming soon! March 27th to April 15th 2010)
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To: Syncro

O’RLY is a liberal. Period.


38 posted on 02/21/2010 12:12:13 PM PST by Lazamataz (ETL = GNCB!)
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To: Lazamataz
True, except for the “period”

He is also a smarmy sexual harasser, misogynist, Obama loving, FR hating leftist narcissistic egotistical manipulating...etc poofter!

I'm sure I left some stuff out

Oh yea, he's a poopyhead!

39 posted on 02/21/2010 12:18:43 PM PST by Syncro (TPXIII coming soon! March 27th to April 15th 2010)
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To: Syncro

Touche’.


40 posted on 02/21/2010 12:30:48 PM PST by Lazamataz (ETL = GNCB!)
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