Bill O’Reilly: President Obama Must Find a Way to Work With Congress
President Barack Obama will deliver his fifth State of the Union tomorrow night, and Bill O’Reilly predicts that America will not pay attention.
O’Reilly says the American people are sick of nothing getting done and are frustrated by the logjam.
Obama has vowed to start signing executive orders if Congress doesn’t cooperate moving forward. In his Talking Points Memo, O’Reilly said that at this point in their presidencies, Bill Clinton had signed 238 executive orders and George W. Bush had signed 198. Obama has signed 167.
“So you can see that President Obama hasn’t been crazy with the executive order business, but that was then. Now, the president’s under siege,” O’Reilly said, citing polls which show low job approval ratings and damaged credibility for the president.
“One of the big concerns with the president’s tenure so far has been his inability to persuade Congress to give him a break,” O’Reilly said, adding that Obama won’t be a successful president until he reaches a détente with Congress.
“And that is an exceedingly difficult task because Republicans smell blood in the water and are in no mood to expand the federal government the way the president wants,” O’Reilly said.
Watch his full Talking Points Memo above.