Bill O'Reilly has been attacking John Edwards since his campaign began and now he's taken it onto bizarro-land. Billo made a big point of telling both Edwards and Ed Schultz that there just weren't that many homeless veterans. The ego that dwells in the depths of Bill's mind must be a very dark place indeed---BillO couldn't be wrong, so he changed the rules. Now he admits that there ARE homeless vets, but not due to economic reasons, as he says Edwards claims (watch it again, do you hear him say that?) but because the veterans are substance abusers. John Edwards did respond to BillO's last attack on the troops, but it's pathetic to misquote Edwards and then say he owes BillO an apology.
His whole take on poverty in America is a novella by itself. He actually uses himself as a model of success.
O'Reilly: Of course the rich have advantages, but I am living proof that you can start with very little and prosper economically. If you work hard and keep it honest.
Do you see a Tony Robbins-style “Making It Big When There’s Nothing In the Tank,” twenty DVD pack coming soon for old Bill? Will it include how much did FOX had to pay Andrea Mackris over the sexual harassment suit she won against BillO?
Now back to our vets. It's one thing to attack Edwards over policy, after all it might actually take a few bucks out of BillO's pocket, but to try and take his beef out on the vets is unconscionable and shows that these right wing/talk show zombies have no souls. Instead of starting a campaign to pay for homeless vets to go to the Edwards house, how about you take that money and put them up in a warm, low cost hotel?
Now Bill blames the vet homeless problem on drugs and alcohol abuse, but does he ask why they drink and use, if that's the only reason for their plight? I love the way he depicts poverty in America ala O'Reilly land. If a family makes 20K a year and have a color TV, they're living large! Let's see how Bill does with 5X that amount.
I'll let Paul Rieckhoff from IAVA take it from here... Sign the petition too...