Bill O'Reilly thinks the Supreme Court rulings in favor of ObamaCare and gay marriage mean we're all doomed! Well, unless you vote Republican.
O'Reilly fulminated about the two decisions and why he thinks they are wrongheadedly based on "the greater good," which to O'Reilly is a terrible thing.
Without citing a single statistic or study, O'Reilly declared, "Health insurance costs have risen for many working Americans and a significant number of doctors are refusing to take government-mandated insurance programs." You'll notice that O'Reilly didn't say how many is "many working Americans." But his suggestion that it's "most" is dubious at best. Nor did O'Reilly say how many is a "significant number" of doctors. Sorry, Bill, but that sounds like spin.
Meanwhile, O'Reilly claimed that "the four liberal judges" don't care about the "overall impact of ObamaCare" because they just want healthcare for the poor "and they'll find a legal justification for it, no matter what the law says!"
Then newly-minted legal scholar O'Reilly got to the gloom and doom:
O'REILLY: The sad truth is, most Americans have no blanking idea what's happening to their country. ...Some important decisions are being made outside constitutional authority. If the trend toward big government and political activism by judges continues, the liberty of the American individual is going to take a huge hit.
...Uber-left politicians and judges, aided by a compliant media and vicious smear merchants on the net, now have political cover and momentum. And they are hell-bent on crushing traditional beliefs and competitive capitalism, replacing them with so-called tolerance and forced asset-sharing. The tenets of victimization and grievance may soon dominate public policy, even at the expense of public safety and majority opinion.
You see, in the brave new progressive world, the rights and welfare of each American really don't matter. The promise of collective social justice dominates and you will be dismissed as unworthy or even branded a bigot if you get in the way of that promise.
But in case you think O'Reilly is just editorializing for the heck of it, he revealed at the end, that what he's really up to is trying to frighten his viewers into voting Republican. He ended this ran by saying, "That's the reality of America as we head into the 2016 presidential campaign. Spread the word."
Watch what O'Reilly calls "looking out for you" below, from the June 29 The O'Reilly Factor.
As far as his belief that some of the justices should have recused themselves because they officiated over gay marriages, why isn’t BOR also saying that Scalia should have recused himself? Scalia has made numerous anti-gay comments before the gay marriage case came before the SCOTUS (link below) but I have yet to hear the FOX “news” talking heads call out Scalia’s highly public anti-gay bias. What say you, BOR?
Ellen: But in case you think O’Reilly is just editorializing for the heck of it, he revealed at the end, that what he’s really up to is trying to frighten his viewers into voting Republican. He ended this ran by saying, “That’s the reality of America as we head into the 2016 presidential campaign. Spread the word.”
Spot on, Ellen. After BOR thoroughly freaked out his audience with his “uber-left” rant, there was no mistaking which direction he was pointing them – towards whichever candidate wins the GOP nomination. But how can that be considering BOR made the below statement not that long ago….yeah, I’d say it’s quite clear that BOR does indeed have a rooting interest and a skewed mandate. “Spread the word”, BOR? We know exactly what you mean by that. Pffft.
“Talking Points” does not endorse political candidates because if I say vote for this one, three days later that person could be indicted. But the real reason I don’t get involved with partisan politics is because it’s my job to keep an eye on all the powerful people in America. If I have a rooting interest, that could skew my mandate. So I don’t support political candidates. I never tell anyone for whom I vote and I try to keep it fair down the line."
(from BOR’s “Talking Points”, Nov. 4, 2014)
Yes, and remember: Bill is divorced.
Some years ago he would have been chastised and ostracized and thrown out of the church.
Hey Bill, how’s them family values working out for ya??
In 2010, my Premiums went DOWN for the first time in my life(50yrs.old). 10% drop in 2010 and it went up 10% in 2013. As far as I can tell from my non-college educated math skills, I’m EVEN under President Obama!
What were you saying about those sky-rocketing premiums Billdo
While he’s standing on his pedestal preaching against affordable health care for the poor and those with a pre-condition who couldn’t get insurance before, just keep in mind that Bill receives health care from his employers, thanks in large part to the union he belongs to, but why waste a good rant.
Maybe your ex-wife was a little less “traditional” in accepting the physical abuse (that’s been cited by your own kids) and the fling you were having with your producer (who—as I recall—was a woman; not exactly a “traditional” role for a woman).
But, wait a second………….Your marriage fell apart years before the SCOTUS rulings. In fact, didn’t it fall apart even before Obamacare went into force or New York State permitted same-sex marriage? A little research (okay—Google and Wikipedia) shows that you and your ex-wife officially separated on April 2, 2010 and finally divorced on Sept 1, 2011; the Affordable Care Act was only signed by Obama on March 23, 2010 but didn’t go into full effect until late 2013 (in no small part because of right-wing obstructionism) and New York didn’t recognize same-sex marriage until July 24, 2011. Are you seriously trying to put the blame for your marital woes on one event that happened a mere 10 days before your separation and another event that happened less than 6 weeks before the divorce was finalized?
Wow. What an upstanding role model for the conservative principle of taking responsibility for one’s own actions!