Skip to comments.Bill O'Reilly: What Presidents Obama and Carter Do Not Understand
Posted on 09/24/2011 12:43:11 PM PDT by Son House
Many Americans feel insecure. They are worried. Their financial condition is not good. They know they are dependent upon their employers, and they also know that losing their jobs could lead to disaster. An insecure nation is not going to re-elect its leadership.
Franklin Roosevelt said, "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." Well, with all due respect to FDR, that's no longer the case. Americans have a legitimate fear that government is simply out of control, spending the nation into bankruptcy and failing to fix economic problems. That fear is real, and it's a present danger.
What Dick Morris said on Wednesday is true. If the election were held today, President Obama would lose by a substantial margin unless his opponent had less credibility than he does. But if the Republican challenger presents economic solutions to the nation, it is hard to see how Mr. Obama can succeed because of his economic track record.
This is not a partisan analysis. When President Obama took office, I knew he was an income redistribution guy. In fact, I challenged him on that in our first interview during the 2008 campaign. But once elected I decided to give the president a chance to see if his economic vision, big government management of the economy, could turn things around. Well, we all know things have gotten worse, not better.
American voters are angry, frustrated and, again, many of them are scared. Jimmy Carter faced that back in 1980. You can look up what happened to him.
And that's "The Memo."
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Ted Baxter bump.
...and he is still referred to as... 0’pinhead...apropos ...
Solyndra? I’d hope that’s not in one of my 401k investment choices, or anyone else’s. We’ve all paid dearly for Solyndra, even if you think not, if you were looking for a job, your job opportunities were diminished by government spending.
“Amazingly, Bill O’Reilly thought ‘once elected I decided to give the president a chance to see if his economic vision, big government management of the economy, could turn things around’...”
Hey Bill, I’m just a simple guy and have one question: When has central planning ever worked?
Great book. It sits on my nightstand; too good for the book shelf. :)
Wow, Baxter is some kind of smart to have figured that out. I mean, he must have been the only one in the entire county to have picked-up on that. Thanks, Ted, keep lookin' out for the folks. /s
Obama needs to give BOR another interview so he can worm himself into Bill’s good graces. Then, BoR can keep looking out “for the folks”.
I made that mistake in 2000. Never let politics influence your stock market decisions!
1. Wall Street types are mostly lefties and statist Republicans.
2. There are no more free market Republicans. Except the Pauls, maybe. Bailouts and inflation will keep stocks afloat. Don't count on a free market savior.
This kind of idiocy is why Bill O'Reilly's numbingly predictable populist positions turn me off, although many Americans seem to like this stuff because O'Reilly has great ratings. O'Reilly is hiding the fact that (a) he didn't want to disparage the First Black President and, (b) he hasn't a freaking clue as to how the U.S. economy works. Yet, O'Reilly will shout down more knowledgable guests and proclaim that he is 'not an ideologue' inferring that this claim renders his opinion totally devoid of any bias. It also renders them totally devoid of any sense.
I have a Savior, what I would like to have is an honest leader, because try as I might I am unable to change the government.