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Miller and O'Reilly on Republicans in 2012: “Newtie and the Beauty”

Reported by Ellen - May 8, 2009 -

Guest blogged by Julie

On tonight's O'Reilly Factor (5/6), O'Reilly brought on that counter-balance to funny, Dennis “Sultan of Swat” Miller to mull over who might oppose Obama in 2012. With video.

“Do you see anyone emerging to challenge Barack Obama down the road?” O'Reilly asked Miller.

“First off, I want to say good evening, Officer O'Reilly . . . let's talk about the GOP. I think they oughta refer back to the Muhammad Ali/George Foreman fight in Zaire, I think the GOP should rope-a-dope right now . . . I think they should let the Democrats get through some of this craziness, don't leave any prints on it, let the Democrats own it.” There's a big problem with that plan, though – for the Republicans. What happens when the economy improves, and when the American public credits President Obama and his initiatives for leading us out of the recession? The Republicans already – with their series of resounding “no's” – have done their best to leave no prints on any recovery, which means they can't lay claim to any success, either.

“I would just sit back,” Miller bloviated, “I'd take it easy, I wouldn't substantiate any of the stereotypes that the Dems put forward about the RNC, I wouldn't be seen as obstructionist . . . let them play out some of their craziness.”

O'Reilly leaned forward earnestly, asking, “Is there any Republican in the country who, when he or she comes on television, Dennis Miller puts down the tennis racquet . . . and comes and listens? Anybody.”

Miller opined that the “smartest guy in the room” is Newt Gingrich. “I don't think Barack Obama wants a piece of that guy in a debate,” Miller sneered. “When he goes all rhapsodic on you, Barack Obama, nobody seems to have the jab ready.”

“Newt Gingrich is a walking Filofax,” Miller continued, “and I would get Gingrich in the presidential spot, I would get Sarah Palin in the vice-presidential spot, I would bill it as 'Newtie and the Beauty' and I would take that ticket into the next battle.”

Wow, talk about a family values ticket for the red meat faithful! Newt Gingrich, thrice married, the guy who sort of did the “oral sex doesn't count” thing when it was uncovered he had an extra-marital affair in 1977, the guy who discussed divorce with his wife (for another woman, no less) while she lay in a hospital bed recuperating from uterine cancer surgery, the guy who then refused to pay alimony and child support. Yup, this is the same family values guy who allegedly cheated on two of his three wives, and justified it by saying, “In the 1970s, things happened.” They certainly did – not that you'd ever hear about any of it on Fox. I'm certain Fox News is being equally tolerant of John Edwards and his “things happened” peccadillo.

And Palin – her family values agenda should be retreating with its tail between its legs by now in the face of her tangled family life: Her unwed teenage daughter (clearly a slap in the face to her abstinence-only mother) is now separated from Baby Daddy Levi Johnston and a custody battle is possibly looming as Levi chafes at not being allowed access to his infant son. You have Levi making the talk show circuit claiming that the Guv knew he and Bristol were engaging in . . . well, good old-fashioned unprotected sex, in the Palin home. You've got Palin's baker's dozen ethics complaints in Alaska, plus some tax issues. Now, Bristol Palin, her baby on her hip, has become a champion for the cause of an abstinence-only agenda. Fruit doesn't fall far from the tree, huh? (Bristol might want to take a gander at Ms. California's public humiliation before she does the talk show circuit on an abstinence-only crusade.)

Miller chortled, “You know why I like Sarah Palin, Bill? 'Cause too many people I don't respect . . . .”

O'Reilly and Miller chorused, “hate her.”

Laughs all around.

O'Reilly chuckled, “If all of these people on NBC News hate Sarah Palin, I love her.”

“That's how shallow I am,” O'Reilly laughed.

“Boy, she bugs the right people,” Miller chimed in.

“We want her in there,” O'Reilly said, “Because the more upset they are the better we like her. That's the kind of people we are.”

So this is what the Republicans refer to as “re-branding”? Guffaws and chortles around the highest office in our land, hoping the hot chick makes the ticket to piss off a rival news network?

Thanks for the tip, Bill, but we already know what kind of people you are.

If you can't watch the video below, here's a link.