O'Reilly was only given ten minutes to conduct the interview and, since we all know the way the President likes to talk, I figured maybe two questions would be all that would be handled. I was mistaken. While Obama tried the best he could to change the subject or filibuster the question away, O'Reilly kept coming back on him. He was able to bring up Benghazi, healthcare and the IRS scandal, situations that Obama has tried repeatedly to say are non-issues, sufficiently so that the President had to continue with his false narrative before a large audience. I really don't think that any Americans today, except for maybe true believers with their head in the sand and the Obama media, fail to recognize that all three of these subjects have never been answered properly and resolved.
While sadly the four dead men in Benghazi can't be brought back to life, those responsible still need to be brought to justice and the President needs to come clean on what he didn't do. The families of these men deserve answers so that they may at least find closure. Obamacare is an ongoing disaster, or as Max Baucus said, "a train wreck" that is hurting millions of citizens and may yet be the cause of bankrupting of America and not only is the IRS scandal a major travesty against freedom and the proper role of government, it is apparently ongoing. When Obama stated that there is not a "smidgen of evidence" by the IRS in the interview, I didn't know whether to laugh out of frustration with this man or just cry for my country.
I think anyone watching knew when O'Reilly had the President where he wanted him. When he started blaming all of his problems on Fox News, even going so far as to insult the organization by calling it a "TV station" as opposed to a major successful network, the discussion was over. Obama, a man of many words but little of any real value, resorted to his usual role as the victim. The President of the United States, a man with the power of the "bully pulpit" and a huge majority of the media actively serving as his cheerleaders, blamed all of his failures on Fox News. If anything, his comments bolstered Fox just as Rush Limbaugh continues to attract audiences in a similar fashion.
So Mr. Obama, keep on blaming everyone else for your problems and your blind adherence to destructive policies and your ratings will continue to plummet even lower. And Mr. O'Reilly, thanks for a job well done. Sometimes I don't concur with your approach, but only a man of your measure could be successful at refusing to let the President off the hook. And for those Americans who think you were not tough enough by not delving deeper into some of his answers, I know you did it out of respect for the office and I think that anyone watching got your message and clearly observed the President's lack of candor. Congratulations on a job well done.