O'Reilly: 'Another Lame Attempt' to Distract From Obama's Weak Leadership
As President Barack Obama’s job ratings fall, his supporters blame the fear factor, saying that commentators are instilling fear in the population, Bill O’Reilly charged tonight.
“The Factor” host said that Obama supporters say the threat of ISIS, Ebola and the soft economy are overblown. They say the danger isn’t imminent, and the fear is being used to damage Obama.
Syndicated columnist Eugene Robinson, “a longtime left-wing zealot and ardent supporter of President Obama,” said the following:
It's the atmospherics that's creating this sense of doom and foreboding and chaos […] and so the particulars, if you look at them, they don't parse right. They don't actually make sense as discrete things you ought to be scared of, but they're trying to create this atmosphere that you ought to be scared of it all.
“Apparently, he is not afraid of ISIS or Ebola or inefficiency in government,” O’Reilly said.
While “The Factor” host said there will be no Ebola epidemic in America, he said that the fact that the feds “screwed things up so badly […] should scare the hell out of everybody.”
He said the CDC couldn’t properly control the information flow or direct health care workers, and he said Dr. Thomas Frieden should have been relieved of command. O’Reilly also called it frightening that travel restrictions from West Africa have not been imposed.
O’Reilly noted that the New York Times is praising Senegal and Nigeria for keeping Ebola from their citizens, but it doesn’t mention how both countries have enacted travel bans.
As for ISIS, O’Reilly said some far-left folks aren’t concerned; they don’t want to even mention the jihad or Muslim terrorism.
“It's over there, so why should we be afraid? Tell that to the families of the two Canadian soldiers killed this week in their own country by terrorists striking out at random.”
O’Reilly said “all sane people should be fearful of terror activity all over the world,” and he called on the world to join together and destroy jihadists.
“President Obama will have to stand on his own performance. The smoke screen of fear is nonsense, just another lame attempt to divert attention away from the real problem: weak leadership.”
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