Bill O’Reilly Pathetically Uses Obama’s ‘Between Two Ferns’ Appearance to Slam Him on Foreign Policy

bill_oreilly6Leave 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.

That’s it.

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.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • Darrell West

    If Republican party hate President Obama so must so they say why they keep putting his name in there mouth so much?

    • moe/larry & curly keys

      because they get paid to,,,,,,,
      its similar to ohio state VS michigan
      and regressive white trash republicans are pissed they are getting killed in the “game”

  • Avatar

    O’Reilly, 80% of Americans already approved President’s non-military approach with full diplomacy on Ukraine’s crisis. And Obama is doing heck good job of it!

    • Jim Bean

      Just what, specifically, has he accomplished?

      • Avatar

        Oh he has accomplished so many things in political arena and one most notable accomplishment for him is to make fools out of Republicans and tea party for their obviously weak foreign policies. Obama has given younger generations many reasons to not trust Republicans and (ahem) tea party members…

        For political arena, President Obama is most effective at using foreign policies without putting military options as his #1 and what the most pathetic part is that Republicans knew that. They’re too weak to admit that in public.

  • Green_Devil

    This whole Putin love affair thing has gotten seriously out of hand. How bad is it? Now when she’s mounting them from behind, Hannity and Limbaugh are requesting that Coulter dress up as Putin instead of Hitler.

  • PRIME79

    And that my friends is what desperation and pettiness look like.

  • TheOneWhoNocks

    Old white guys screaming into the aether as their relevance slowly fades away.

    • moe/larry & curly keys

      I couldn’t have said it better!

      • Jim Bean

        Now if we could just figure out how to get our hands on their money, right? My worry is it will go to their children who are rapidly becoming old white guys.

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        that’s actually pretty good there jimbo!!
        Im printing my own

  • surfjac

    ..and mr. oreilly, putin probably thinks you’re a putz.