Leave it to Republicans to turn a hilarious 6-minute attempt by President Obama to inform younger Americans about the Affordable Care Act on the show Between Two Ferns into some kind of ridiculous personal attack.
Leave it to Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly to turn the harmless video into some kind of statement about what kind of terrible leader President Obama is and how it weakens the United States when dealing with enemies such as Russia’s Vladimir Putin.
To be fair O’Reilly says he didn’t have a problem with the video, just the timing, saying, “Looks like Putin believes the president is a lightweight. Will a comedy video counter that?”
Personally, I think it’s great timing. Putin wants to feel important. He has a massive ego. Obama basically said, “Look, the situation in Ukraine is a big deal but I’ve got other fish to fry and things to do.”
Then again, it was just a funny 6-minute segment to promote the Affordable Care Act. The only people who seem offended by it are Republicans and that’s only because they’ll attack President Obama for everything he does.
But then O’Reilly went on to say the most ridiculous statement of the night, “All I can tell you is Abe Lincoln would not have done it.”
Being that it’s 2014, not the 1860’s, I’m sure there are a lot of things modern presidents will do that Lincoln would not have done. This was nothing more than a marketing ploy by President Obama to promote the Affordable Care Act through a medium that younger Americans often use.
Comments such as these made by O’Reilly are a clear attempt to try to tie in Lincoln’s values with the Republican “outrage” over the whole segment and simply levy another attack towards the president.
But this is just another example that showcases the pettiness of conservatives. They just seem like that old, out of touch group of people, sitting at their early bird dinner complaining about everything hip and modern while reminiscing about “the good old days.” You know, like really un-cool grandparents.
They come out, bash a funny skit (that went over extremely well with the majority of people), then wonder why they can’t attract younger voters.
I would say it’s not exactly rocket science, but Republicans don’t believe in science.