O'Reilly slams Bachmann for 'trivial' criticisms of President Obama

Discussion in 'Politics' started by AK Forty Seven, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. O'Reilly slams Bachmann for 'trivial' criticisms of President Obama

    In a rare attack on a fellow conservative, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly tonight criticized Rep. Michelle Bachmann for "playing small ball" in her recent attack on the perks President Barack Obama enjoyed in the White House.

    At last week's Conservative Political Action Conference, Bachmann had criticized Obama for using tax payer money to fund "a lifestyle of excess" -- including "five chefs on Air Force One... two projectionists who operate the White House movie theater... and someone to walk the President's dog." When asked about those criticisms by CNN's Dana Bash -- who pointed out that President Obama did not have a dog-walker -- Rep. Bachmann dodged the questions and spoke instead about the attacks in Benghazi, Libya.

    O'Reilly said Obama was "entitled to protection, convenience and comfort" and that Bachmann was engaged in "a trivial pursuit."

    "We wanted to ask Congresswoman Bachmann about the fracas, but she didn't want to talk about it, even though this program has been fair to her always. So we did ask her spokesman, Da Kotman, if we could call him about questions, the congressman's analysis, after we checked it out. He said, 'Don't.' Don't call him," O'Reilly said on tonight's program. "He referred us to a book called 'Presidential Perks Gone Royal.' Apparently that's a book Ms. Bachmann used for her comments about the president's lifestyle."

    "Now, this would be much ado about nothing, if not for the fact that trivial attacks on President Obama are obscuring serious problems in this country," O'Reilly continued. "Does the president live well in the White House? Yes he does. Is there money wasted there? You bet there is. But every other president in history has lived in comfort, and it looks like President Bush the younger had a bigger White House budget than Barack Obama does."

    "This is a trivial pursuit, and Michelle Bachmann made a mistake pursuing it," O'Reilly said. "With the nation now owing close to $17 trillion, I wish the president were more like Pope Francis, who as a cardinal in Argentina rejected all the lavish perks. But Mr. Obama is entitled to protection, convenience, and comfort as he runs the nation."
  3. BTW, Bachmenn was lying her ass off as usual

    "For instance: Bachmann almost gets the dollar figure of running the White House correct, but the vast majority of that goes to Secret Service, not perks; Bachmann claims Bo Obama has a full-time dog handler, but he doesn’t, White House groundskeeper Dale Haney has voluntarily walked every presidential dog since Nixon’s (he likes dogs); she says Air Force One has five chefs, but it’s more like cooks, and White House staffers need to pay — $20 per meal — out of their own pockets to eat; she claims 70 percent of the money spent on food stamps goes to bureaucrats, which just isn’t close to true."
  4. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    I know this thread says something about O'Reilly, but it gets a one star anyway. The rest is AK replying to himself to make it look like the thread has discussion.
  5. Ricter


    No doubt he's devastated.
  6. Ricter


    "I always feel like, somebody's watching me..."

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  7. Tsing Troll gave me one star,please excuse me while I go [​IMG]
  8. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    Hey, don't look at me. I didn't win the forum troll poll!
  9. Ricter


    Talk to Max about that, you should have been a choice.
  10. My cpu is currently hooked up to my 55 inch TV and pic scared the shit out of me [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    #10     Mar 21, 2013