Of all the Fox News politicization of Obamacare, Bill O’Reilly may take the cake. He’s not just trashing the Affordable Care Act. He’s actually agitating to impeach President Obama over it.
O’Reillys Talking Points commentary last night was called, “The Deceit Factor.” Was he talking about all those phony Obamacare victims Fox has been trotting out lately? No, he was arguing that President Obama may have lied about Obamacare and, if so, should be impeached.
OK, it wasn’t just Obamacare, it was also “the Benghazi deception,” although “we don’t know,” O’Reilly intoned, if President Obama “directly ordered that deceit.” It’s O’Reilly’s way of faking independence. Because if he were REALLY independent, he’d note that there are good, solid reasons to conclude there was no deceit. Furthermore, when you compare this to O’Reilly’s decision not to “Monday morning quarterback” Dick Cheney’s misbegotten invasion of Iraq under false pretenses because “as Americans, we’re all in it together,” – well, you cant help but conclude that O’Reilly is only “all in it together” with some Americans.
But having “proved” (to his own satisfaction, anyway) that he’s not jumping to conclusions, O’Reilly went for the Obamacare/impeachment jugular. Why? Over that “you can keep your insurance” statement that Fox has obsessed over. As if that is the only thing that matters with regard to Obamacare.
“Was the president misinformed or bearing false witness intentionally?” O’Reilly asked gravely. Which made me wonder the same thing about those fake Obamacare “victims” Fox trotted out in such a passionate effort to make the very same case.
O'Reilly's arrival at the "I" word was by way of a hilarious sideswipe at Bill Maher that Mr. No Spin clearly thought proved his own independent bona fides:
The Wall Street Journal today accused President Obama of falsehoods. The Washington Post wrote that his healthcare assertions were not completely true. Both papers did not use the word ‘lie.’ It is important for responsible news agencies, and “The Factor” is in that category, to be very precise when lodging accusations. Did the President mislead the country? Absolutely—no question about it. Did he know he was misleading it? Maybe—most likely. Did he lie? Very possible but the evidence is not conclusive.
Here is a good example of a provable lie just so you know.
Last night Bill Maher, progressive zealot, accused me of promoting the Republican Party, implying that I use talking points from the GOP. That’s a lie. I have never received Republican talking points in my life. Anyone who watches this program knows we are often very tough on the GOP but Maher doesn’t care. He has nothing to lose by spouting dishonest gibberish. In fact he makes money doing it.
President Obama has a lot to lose if he did indeed tell outright lies to the American people. In fact, he could be impeached if that were proved beyond a reasonable doubt.
It’s bad enough that Bill O’Reilly should be suggesting impeachment over this in the first place. As if one wrong prediction - even if it were a deception - over a democratically enacted piece of legislation, subsequently upheld by the Supreme Court were far more egregious than the Bush administration’s cock-and-bull story about weapons of mass destruction and the rosy outcome of an invasion that ensnared us in a 10-year war.
But what’s truly disgusting is how O’Reilly slyly pretends he’s serving the interests of truth in a dispassionate way rather than owning up to his very deliberate agenda. And as the top show on Fox News, this may well signal a coming meme for the others.
The scary thing is, with a Republican party happy to shutdown the entire U.S. government over a sham effort to defund Obamacare, why wouldn’t they shut it down over a phony impeachment effort?
O’Reilly should be ashamed of himself.
Um, where did anyone on this thread call you a racist, Brandon? I find it kind of funny that you would bring that up completely unprovoked.
Then they’d want the doctor sued for malpractice — and an investigation into whether the President took unfair advantage of his own health care act . . .
The same with Clinton- The GOP caught him in a compromising position, then wasted the entire country’s time and money getting his denials on record so they could try impeaching him for perjury.
Oh, and Gore- Good God, he can’t sneeze without them trying to bring up charges for something!
But when the Republicans are caught in far worse… It’s apparently “Treason” to point what they did out.
Kev Cap commented 10 hours ago · Flag
Oreilly said that “if the Americans go in and overthrow Saddam Hussein and it’s clean, he has nothing, I will apologize to the nation, and I will not trust the Bush administration again.” O’reilly in fact did go on to trust the Bush administration..should Bill resign from his show for lying to the American people ?
I agree 100%
He starts his show every night with a Lie-“The spin stops here.” The only way this statement would be true is if he followed it up with “…and the spin stays and visits for most of the entire hour!”
Read more at http://www.newshounds.us/bill_o_reilly_starts_talking_impeachment_over_obamacare_10312013#Rs5cVoqY7Htl15KQ.99
Do yourself a favor, go on back up there and carefully read what Ellen wrote in BOLD type.
Now don’t you feel silly?
Maybe just a bit stupid?
No need to thank me, Brandon….we’re here to help the ignorant!
OK, lemme get this straight . . .
BillO thinks President Obama should be impeached over, as Antoinette accurately put it, a glitch on a website.
More proof that, when it comes to there being a black Democrat in the White House, there’s literally NOTHING the wingnuts won’t want to impeach him over:
- the use of Air Force One
- holding State Dinners
- signing legislation
- making recess appointments
- offering someone a White House job
Yet . . . let a previous president start two preemptive wars based on fake intel, wiretap US citizens without warrants, and out a covert CIA agent for political retribution . . . and ANY talk of impeaching him is deemed “treasonous” . . .
Exactly, Ellen. And BOR does his calculated, self-serving, sleight of hand very well – good enough to deceive most of his sheeple and make himself a very wealthy guy.
As far as his “The Deceit Factor", talk about projection! That would be a far more accurate name for his own show (and his own network).
Given his behavior, Billy also needs to be impeached from the Catholic church.
We don’t blame his ex for impeaching him out of her life.