O’Reilly to Obama: ‘Sitting It Out Is No Longer an Option’
Bill O’Reilly asked who is still supporting President Obama in tonight’s Talking Points Memo.
In a new ABC News-Washington Post poll, 55 percent of those polled said the Obama administration is a failure, compared to 39 percent saying it is a success. The poll found 55 percent think Obama is not a strong leader, and 43 percent said he was. Seventy-one percent of Americans polled now support U.S. airstrikes against the ISIS army in Iraq, and just 23 percent oppose.
“According to RealClearPolitics, President Obama's job approval now stands at 42 percent across the board, with 54 percent disapproving,” O’Reilly said.
“So, the question becomes: who continues to support the president?”
O’Reilly stated that in order to think the president is succeeding, one must accept the following: the economy is a plus, American foreign policy is a positive for the country and America is becoming a stronger nation overall.
Apparently, nearly half of Americans believe that, O’Reilly said, “Even though wages for working Americans continue to fall, there is conflict nearly everywhere overseas and we are a deeply divided nation at home.”
“So, logic pretty much leaves the building when you talk about President Obama.”
“The Factor” host asserted that’s because some Americans have a lot of emotion invested in the president, such as African-Americans who see him as a historical figure, poor Americans who see him as a savior because of the entitlement rise and staunch liberals who are loathe to criticize anyone on the left.
“As we reported last night, the president's leadership is shaky by historical standards,” O’Reilly said. “Most importantly, he does not want to use American power. He feels that it has been misused in the past, and he would rather stay on the sidelines than confront difficult situations.”
“Therefore, he delays, and the problems get worse.”
O’Reilly pointed out that Obama knew about the growing ISIS threat a year ago, and he didn’t take any action until the terror group brutally beheaded two Americans on camera.
“The world is changing rapidly. High tech makes evil much stronger. The terrorists use it, pedophiles use it, criminals use it.”
“All of them can now spread their perversions quickly and efficiently throughout the entire world. To combat evil, the world needs strong leadership to promote what is good and confront what is bad.”
“Sitting it out, Mr. President, no longer an option.”
Watch the full Talking Points Memo above.