BillO is losing his mind on the government shutdown caused by Republicans because of their hatred for anything that has to do with the black guy in the White House. O'Reilly has been pitching his ridiculous idea that Obama should give the folks the option that they don't have to buy into the ACA for a year. Bill knows that the price structure hinges on the individual mandate so his proposal is moot, but hey, in Billie's world, it's all good. Kirsten made him look foolish the other day and shot down his proposal, calling it 'a terrible idea.'
But that hasn't stopped him from vehemently attacking Obamacare and calling it a complete failure since the shut down began a few days ago even though Obamacare hasn't really started yet. Since his proposal is being ignored by everybody (including his GOP pals), he's resorting to the tricks of AM hate talk radio.
O'REILLY: Now, Mr. Obama didn't answer the question. As you just saw he walked away from ABC News correspondent Jonathan Karl. But later on he did meet with the congressional leaders and nothing was accomplished. That's because the President is in a corner. The Syria deal made him look weak and he cannot afford to look weak again by compromising his signature issue Obamacare.
The Republicans are in a bad place as well. Another new poll out today says the Americans blame the government shutdown on Republicans by a 44 to 35 margin. But there is so much anger on the right over Obamacare that Republicans in Congress can't back down or their careers may be ruined. The RINO charge "Republican in name only" is not an easy thing for GOP politicians to deal with.