Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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RE: The objective press--Maryland style
O'reilly is a shameless opportunist. If he thinks his number 1 ratings slot is threatened by his support of Bush, he will dump him like a hot potato. I would not be surprised if Fox's ratings mirror Bush's slide in the polls. O'reilly tends to appeal to a wider slice of the political spectrum than Fox itself does, with his fake "working class guy" image, so he can't afford to be as blatantly partisan as assholes like Hannity, Hume and Gibson. To keep the increasingly Bush-disenchanted working class portion of his audience on his side, he may already have decided to begin the slow insertion of the knife between the shoulder blades on his old pal. Those in the know realize that Bush is toast. The entire country is sick of him, sick of his war, and now it is damn hard to argue to the common man that "the economy is booming!" when Joe Sixpack has to pay $4 for his gas. In the midst of this, Bush drives a nail into his own coffin by trying to have a "faith based hurricane" - deliberatly withholding needed help and supplies at the federal level as he stupidly plays Liber-anarchism politics with people's lives for a week. His hand-picked FEMA director turns out to be a hapless horse breeder, and his HSA Sec is a total loser, who doesn't even know facts that are on the six o'clock news. This time, instead of far away Iraq being stripped to the walls by looters as the US Army watches, his rank incompetance comes home to America, for all to see.
The gutless GOP congress is even more despised. O'reilly is a smart guy. He may have decided it is time to run away from all these morons.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address