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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Obama & Bill O’Reilly Interview - Economics

First off, I am very surprised that Barack Obama even gave Fox News and Bill O’Reilly one interview after all the bias they present against Democrats period. In a five part series Bill O’Reilly is airing the thirty plus minute interview with Obama and you just might be surprised on the many things that the two of them actually agree on.

Make no doubts about it, Bill O pulled no punches with Obama and this was not a softball interview. Barack Obama was firm and on task as he made his points very clear when Bill O’Reilly eventually let him speak. Typical of Bill O’Reilly was the peppering of opinions while the Senator tried to answer his questions. It made O’Reilly look like he was a hostile interviewer and Obama simply laughed his harshness away with logical answers and the truth.

This is part 2 of the O’Reilly & Obama interview covering the economy and economics…

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Bill O’Reilly assumes that this was the last time he will be granted an interview with Barack Obama and I would be very sympathetic with Obama if he chose not to go on the show again. Senator Obama not only proved that he can take the hot seat, he owned this interview against the harshest right wing critic of his campaign for President. One of the things that I found interesting of this interview was the fact that Obama was on message, accommodating in his replies, and his answers did not come blasting out with a negative connotation. Bill O’Reilly on the other hand seemed very negative, interjecting his opinion while Obama tried answering his questions, and what I perceived as hostile towards the Senator.

Key points, even Bill O’Reilly admits that Obama’s tax increase plan is for those Americans making more than $250,000 per year. That the Obama tax roll back plan is for 95% of Americans where as Bill O’Reilly likes to call the Senator, Obama Hood, taking from the rich and giving it to the poor. Bill O also admitted that income for most Americans under George Bush has been depressed just like the Obama campaign has stated over and over again, they just disagree as to how much the average middle and lower income earners have lost.

It was a very interesting interview and I look forward to watching all five parts. Fox News and Bill O’Reilly have a large viewing audience in many right wing leaning homes in America and this kind of exposure of Barack Obama on tough questions will highlight the facts and where Obama really stands. The truth comes out instead of talking points on a McCain television advertisement full of sound bites of what you would like to hear.


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

O'Reilly makes me want to throw up! But body lanquage says it all, Obama is sittingf leaning in, so it would seem he is engaged inthe conversation but his hands are folded pointing out, so he is saying "He is in charge" Love it..

5:54 AM  
Blogger Howard said...

In the Bill Oreilly interview of Barack Obama, regarding the discussion
about Obama's energy plan, in response to Bill asking
Barack, what if the development of alternate energy
sources don't deliver. Obama compared his approach
to John Kennedy's space program, and how if you go
for it , the answers will come. But, the distinction between
our space program and our energy challenge is ... If had taken
us longer than we thought to get to the moon ... or, if we hadn't
gotten to the moon ... no big deal. But, if we put all our hopes
into alternative energy, and it doesn't happen in time ... or, if
it doesn't work, our entire economy, as well as our national
security could end up in ruins. This is an important reason to
secure our energy needs with oil drilling and mining oil shale,
while we try to develop alternate energy. Obama seems to be
playing fast and loose with our country's future ... gambling
with our future, all based on hope and faith ... with consequences
which could be dire. Obama's plans, or lack thereof are
extremely irresponsible. Not suprising from a candidate who
does not have the experience or qualifications to lead, as
President of the United States of America.

1:40 AM  

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