Thursday, October 13, 2011
"It's been a rough month. We have been brutalized and beaten up and chewed up in the press to where I need this today...We are being brutalized by our opponents, and our own party. So much of that is, I think they look at him, because of his faith. He is the only true conservative – well, there are some true conservatives. And they're there for good reasons. And they may feel like God called them too. But I truly feel like we are here for that purpose." [Source]
Wow! "Brutalized and beaten"? Now that's some hyperbole for your ass. Welcome to national politics, Rick.
So he was called to run by a higher force. I wonder if that higher force told him to paint over that Niggerhead rock on his leased hunting property? God sure works in mysterious ways.
Some of you are claiming that Tavis Smiley and Cornel West did a good thing by going on FOX NEWS and sparring with Bill O'Reilly over poverty. Well I got news for you; they did not.
It's never good to go on FOX NEWS and give those clowns any sort of legitimacy. I know that those two will never hesitate to jump in front of a camera, but sometimes you just have to say no.
They thought that they were doing a good thing by getting into a shouting match with O'Reilly, but I can guarantee you that all they were doing was giving him material for his reprehensible show.
"He said that what Smiley and West seemed to want was for the government to "forcibly seize" money from the rich and give it to the poor. "That's socialism and that's not going to work here," he concluded.
"It wasn't socialism when we bailed out the banks in the first place?" Smiley said. He started to say that O'Reilly had been "right" in a recent attack on Stanley O'Neal, the former head of Merril Lynch. O'Reilly misheard him.
"Lied about it?!" he thundered. "What do you mean i lied about it?!"
"I said you were right!" Smiley said. "R-i-g-h-t!" O'Reilly apologized, and assured his guests he was "calm." Things got a lot less calm right afterwards, though. Smiley asked why O'Reilly was focusing on O'Neal, one of the few black CEOs of a major firm, causing O'Reilly to shout, "we treat everybody the same here!" Smiley disagreed, and wondered why, when Occupy Wall Street protesters were being arrested, no "bankster" had gone to jail "to pay for his crimes."
"They didn't violate any laws!" O'Reilly said, prompting Smiley and West to essentially lose it. "OOOOOHHHHHHHH!" they both said together. "How do you know?!" West yelled. "There's been no investigations! Why would you say something like that?!"
"All right, knock it off!" O'Reilly fired back." [Source]
I might have to agree with O'Reilly on that one: Fellows, please knock it off.