On Thursday's The Factor, Bill O'Reilly was livid that President Obama wants to legislate gun control after the Sandy Hook tragedy and refuses to negotiate over the debt ceiling hostage taking by Republicans. So instead of calling him arrogant or 'uppity,' he substituted 'cocky' instead.
O'Reilly: Have you noticed a subtle change in the president's demeanor? he was always a cocky guy, but now he's got an edge to him. He's almost dismissive of opposing points of view. Here's an example on the gun control issue where the president will have a very hard time with the House...
BillO played a clip of VP Biden saying the Obama will use executive orders .
"The president is going to act. Executive orders, executive action, can be taken," Biden told reporters before meetings with groups representing survivors of mass shootings. "We haven't decided what this is yet, but we're compiling it all with the help of the attorney general and all the rest of the Cabinet members."
To O'Reilly, if a president enacts an executive order then he must be cocky! In his world, he thinks it violates the constitution,but later in the show a UCLA professor explains to Bill that all presidents have used executive orders. Hell, George Bush issued a slew of them throughout his eight years. Here's a complete list of all of them. However, no matter what they are, they are only justified in Bill O's world if a Republican president does it.
O'Reilly: So what Mr. Biden is saying is that the president is willing to use an executive order on a constitutional issue like guns. Very dicey.
If Bush used an EO on gun control, Bill-O would say that he did it because he felt he was compelled to. End of story. But then O'Reilly flipped the 'cocky' part of Obama and adeptly transitioned into how the people that want to pass gun control only are doing it because they hate America. or, in BillO's words
A driving philosophy behind this is that America is a bad country....
President Obama believes that America is a flawed country and it is his duty to correct those flaws.
See, Obama the cocky hates America and it's his duty to correct those flaws that we here at FOX News make you believe there really aren't any. We're perfect, without flaw, God fearing and righteous. Heck, if we do happen to blow up a few countries along the way I'm sure the folks will be virtuous and forgive em.
As the days tick by in Obama's second term, Bill-O is going to lose it more and more. I don't see how he makes it through without taking a lot of time off. If not, I imagine that he'll blame Obama for fluoridation and other such things. But for now he'll stick to the basics of dog-whistle politics.
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General Jack D. Rippe: Do you realize that fluoridation is the most monstrously conceived and dangerous Communist plot we have ever had to face?' I can no longer sit back and allow Communist infiltration, Communist indoctrination, Communist subversion and the international Communist conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids."
General Jack D. Ripper: Mandrake, do you realize that in addition to fluoridating water, why, there are studies underway to fluoridate salt, flour, fruit juices, soup, sugar, milk... ice cream. Ice cream, Mandrake, children's ice cream.
Group Capt. Lionel Mandrake: [very nervous] Lord, Jack.
General Jack D. Ripper: You know when fluoridation first began?
Group Capt. Lionel Mandrake: I... no, no. I don't, Jack.
General Jack D. Ripper: Nineteen hundred and forty-six. 1946, Mandrake. How does that coincide with your post-war Commie conspiracy, huh? It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That's the way your hard-core Commie works.
Group Capt. Lionel Mandrake: Uh, Jack, Jack, listen... tell me, tell me, Jack. When did you first... become... well, develop this theory?
General Jack D. Ripper: [somewhat embarassed] Well, I, uh... I... I... first became aware of it, Mandrake, during the physical act of love.
General Jack D. Ripper: Yes, a uh, a profound sense of fatigue... a feeling of emptiness followed. Luckily I... I was able to interpret these feelings correctly. Loss of essence.
General Jack D. Ripper: I can assure you it has not recurred, Mandrake. Women uh... women sense my power and they seek the life essence. I, uh... I do not avoid women, Mandrake.
General Jack D. Ripper: But I... I do deny them my essence.