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quaoar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:05 AM
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O'Reilly: Bush is on the ropes and 'needs a big win'
Bill O'Reilly was interviewed on ABC News.

Here are the highlights:

1. Bush's energy conservation call is "half-hearted," "ridiculous" "Why didn't he say it five years ago?"

2. The oil companies are evil price-gougers. Bush will never take on the oil companies. They are "exploiting tragedy" and "crippling working Americans."

3. Bush is on the ropes: "He can't recover on rhetoric. He needs a big win" like catching Osama or a big victory over the Iraqi insurgents.

4. "Because of Katrina Americans stopped giving Bush the benefit of the doubt" "Now it's a performance basis."

5. America is ready for a female president. Hillary is electable.

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Bernardo de La Paz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:09 AM
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1. A "big win" is hard work. Requires leadership. Harder than "prez'dentin".
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electropop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:09 AM
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2. Wow, tired of playing the fool?
O'Lielly seeing the light? He'll get over it soon enough.
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barbaraann Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:10 AM
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3. He's trying to force Hillary's candidacy down our throats.
He's just trying to help the corporations rachet our descent into hell with a centrist.
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WA98296 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:10 AM
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4. Here comes Osama and his dialysis machine
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thefloyd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:10 AM
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5. I agree
regarding Bush's call for conservation. Bush just signed an energy bill with no conservation regulations so any seriousness should have been reflected in the Energy Bill
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:16 AM
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6. what is good for the goose is good for the gander.

"Now it's a performance basis."
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:21 AM
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9. No kidding - he could barely get the word "conserve" out of his mouth.
I saw a clip of that - the MOST unconvincing statement I think has ever come out of him - and there are many. Like he really meant it. Yeah, sure. Oh yeah, you could tell how much his heart was in it...

NOT.

What a disgrace. I'm glad, at least, to see the statement made that Americans are all through giving him the benefit of the doubt, over and over and over. MAN! Unbelievable - he's even squandered that. But I'm glad we're finally seeing that day. No more free ride for you, george. Party's over. Now comes the hangover. And if we can't impeach your ass and remove you from office, you're gonna wind up having to slog through three more years of no-more-benefit-of-the-doubt. The job you lusted after will become the job you hate, and a millstone around your neck. I think he'll wind up ruing the day he ever thought he ought to be president.

BTW - WA98296, WELCOME TO DU!!!
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indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:16 AM
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7. All the king's horses and all the king's men can't put....
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yy4me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:18 AM
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8. wolf in sheep's clothing...
I don't believe this is a statement of fact that he believes, it must be to set something or someone up for the future.
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The White Tree Donating Member (630 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:22 AM
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10. When did he say this?
Only last night I was flipping around the TV and came accross him literally screaming at Charlie Rangel about how great Bush has been for the poor.

He actually said to him, "What more is Bush supposed to do go over to these peoples houses and teach them?"

Apparantly for several days since Katrina he has been promoting misleading statistics to claim that Bush has done more for poverty then Clinton, that poverty is better since Bush then Clinton, etc.

Maybe his nickname should be two-face.
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Ioo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:26 AM
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11. Because the R are on the Ropes, Bill moves Left to keep his job
There is nothing bill wants more than access to the players. Most of them blow him off as a half baked tard that likes to put "toys" in his butt.

He knows that the Dempcratic Revolution is about to start, so I would not be shocked if he moves left. His morals are for sale, for access.
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truth4achange Donating Member (10 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:42 AM
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21. good insight
In fact, as his rates have nose-dived and stations have begun to drop him, he's already been more open - in his ill-informed and unconvincing way - to challenge the administration and GOP talking points. I'm guessing he considered the alternative of moving even more to the right, but it would have looked absurd (even for Bill) after his constant pretense of political independence.

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onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:31 AM
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12. O'Reilly's bait and switch
This is a common technique for Billy-boy. Whenever he appears on one of the major broadcast networks, such as ABC or NBC, he tries to act the role of an even-handed moderate, expressing criticism of the administration, etc. He knows that he is getting exposure to a much wider audience than he has on FauxNews. His goal is to attract some of those viewers to watch his FauxNews, both to help increase his ratings and to expose viewers to his real, redmeat, nutjob viewpoint.

Bill may be stupid, but he's not dumb

onenote
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quaoar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:43 AM
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14. True
When O'Reilly was on Bill Maher's show he actually sounded like a reasonable human being.
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Mr_Spock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:33 AM
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13. It's all a fucking game with these buffoons.
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 10:33 AM by Mr_Spock
I like that O'Liely had one of his momentary glimpses of reality, but he is a player for an evil team of murderers. A "win" to him would require the deaths of thousands of people I'm sure. SCUMBAG.
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:55 AM
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15. Bill's ratings must be dropping like a stone!
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 11:01 AM by rocknation
The oil companies are evil price-gougers. Bush will never take on the oil companies. They are "exploiting tragedy" and "crippling working Americans."
Yet O'Reilly has nothing to say about the pro-corporate Bush energy policy that was recently passed, enacting anti-price-gouging legislation, or a windfall profits gas tax. And why would Bush "take on" an industry that's been so supportive of him?


Bush is on the ropes: "He can't recover on rhetoric. He needs a big win" like catching Osama or a big victory over the Iraqi insurgents.
Catching Osama will not slow down the insurgency. And with the current U.S. troop levels and equipment, victory over the insurgency can only be achieved with nuclear or biolgical weapons that will take out far too many civilians.

"Because of Katrina Americans stopped giving Bush the benefit of the doubt," "Now it's a performance basis."
People gave Bush the benefit of the doubt because Bill and his esteemed colleagues practically ordered them to!


America is ready for a female president. Hillary is electable.
At the risk of doubting his sincerity, I think he has an ulterior motive--endorsing the LEAST likely opposing candidate!


What are you REALLY up to, Bill? Are your ratings now so bad that you've been forced to venture into the the broadcast TV world disguised as a moderate? Has Bush's inability to continue to live on rhetoric alone taken food off your plate, too?

:headbang:
rocknation

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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:13 AM
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16. Everything but your point five is a preamble and a smoke screen.
The meat is point five. Their internal polls must have some very good news for them on that score.
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zann725 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:26 AM
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17. Poor Billy. Since Phil pinned him to the interview 'ropes' last week...
he's just not been the same. Sorta like a punch-drunk fighter.

"Billy" (as Phil diminuitively called him) AND Scarborough are both looking particularly panicky. Considering their sliding ratings, they no doubt realize they MUST soon change their "tune". And in doing so, admit that "Daddy" is not always right, does not always tell the truth, and can not always be relied on to save us. For a Freeper, that can be world-shattering indeed. As most dysfunctional families show again and again, it's far easier to continually deny and turn from "daddy's" abuse, than to just walk away and live without daddy.

That aside, doesn't Scarborough look increasingly puffy in the face lately? Whatever's "eating" him, doesn't he realize the camera adds...
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Bush_Eats_Beef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:29 AM
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18. He said the same thing two weeks ago...
...Falafel Boy is big on the "Bush needs a big win" rhetoric.

So far the "U.S. Troops kill al-Quaeda's #2 terrorist" headlines have not proven to be that big win.

Maybe a few Americans landing jobs that pay a living wage would do the trick.
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maxrandb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:29 AM
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19. Why Does the Term "Bush in Trouble, Needs a Big Win"
Scare the "effing" crap out of me???
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:37 AM
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20. Osama won't do it.....
He's been out there too long and effectiviely marginalized....

Cause guess what, the war in Iraq will continue long after Osama has been captured or killed.....


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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:50 AM
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22. This country is on the ropes ..
.... and it needs a big win. Getting the corrupt, greedy, hubristic and worst of all failed Republican party out of Washington would be a good start.
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