January 5, 2008

On Friday, Billo showed off his pundit wisdom idiocy following the Iowa caucus and went after John Edwards for saying the US should be taking better care of our veterans.

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O'Reilly: As for John Edwards, Good grief! this guy has no clue. (plays clip)

Edwards: ... and tonight, 200,000 men and women who wore our uniform proudly and served this country courageously as veterans will go to sleep under bridges and on grates. We are better than this. (see Edward's speech here)

O'Reilly: That was Edwards' concession speech last night. I mean, come on. The only thing sleeping under a bridge is that guy's brain. 10 million illegal alien workers are sending billions of dollars back home and Edwards is running around saying nobody has any money. Hard to believe.

Billo, who has a history of insulting veterans, just dismissed outright the plight of homeless men and women who have served in our nation's military and implied that they don't even exist. To mask his callous indifference he threw out illegal immigration as a red herring and insulted Edwards by saying he "has no clue." Well, as usual, Falafel Boy is the one who desperately needs to get a clue.

In 2006, approximately 195,827 veterans were homeless on a given night—an increase of 0.8 percent from 194,254 in 2005. More veterans experience homeless over the course of the year. We estimate that 336,627 were homeless in 2006. ...

What's more, Huckabee's 40,000 votes were 32% of the republican turnout (just 11% of the overall) so O'Reilly's claim that Huckabee won because "60% of the voters described themselves as evangelical Christians, and just about all of them voted for the governor" is also something he just pulled out of his you-know-what. The 60% figure O'Reilly cites came from exit polling from the Republican caucus, but since no one ever bothered to poll the Democrats on their faith the statistic is meaningless except it does show that nearly half if not more of Iowa's self-identified evangelical/born-again Republican caucus-goers must have voted for someone besides Huckabee.

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