Thursday, September 11, 2008
Obama on the O'Reilly Factor, Part 3
Bill O'Reilly continues to drill Barack Obama. On Tuesday night they discussed Obama and his associations which apparently trouble many Americans. There is his long term friendship with his pastor Reverend Jeramiah Wright who holds some militant views. Then there was his flimsy connection with Bill Ayers, the 1960's student radical that bombed the Pentagon in 1968 whom Obama worked with on community issues in Chicago. For us Irish this obsession with the candidates pasts really is bizarre. His connection with Ayres in particular is so tenuous yet it has caused a political storm in the US. Unlike many Europeans I kinda like the republicans. There are aspects of their thinking that I admire. However this guilt by association game is an utter embarrassment to the USA. If you're not into Obama fine, if your're a conservative that believes in lesser government or whatever, that's fine but pick a real reason to have a go at Obama and stop inventing these fictional issues. Although as you will now see below Obama is capable of defending himself. Watch as he competently copes with the O'Reilly onslaught.