O’Reilly: President Obama Leading a “Do-Nothing Government”
In Friday’s Talking Points Memo, Bill O'Reilly argued that President Obama is leading a “do-nothing government in Washington.”
“Our elected officials generally sit around saying they’ll get to the bottom of everything,” O’Reilly said. “Claiming they are working around the clock, but little is accomplished.”
O’Reilly pointed out that the Obama administration was caught off guard by a number of major events including the 2012 terrorist attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, the VA health care scandal and the latest resurgence of Al Qaeda-aligned militia groups in Iraq.
This afternoon, President Obama said that he won’t be sending U.S. troops back into combat in Iraq. He added, “The United States is not simply going to involve itself in a military action in the absence of a political plan by the Iraqis that gives us some assurance that they're prepared to work together.”
House Speaker John Boehner ripped the president for not doing more in recent days. “It’s not like we haven’t seen over the last five or six months these terrorists moving in, taking control of Western Iraq,” Rep. Boehner said. “Now they’ve taken control of Mosul. They’re 100 miles from Baghdad. And what’s the president doing? Taking a nap!”
O’Reilly reiterated that the president appears disengaged, citing a recent Gallup poll that suggested only 39% of Americans believe Obama manages the federal government effectively, 60% thought otherwise.
Watch the full Talking Points Memo above.