Bill O’Reilly is definitely not a psychiatrist, but that didn’t stop him from offering up his own diagnosis of President Obama‘s “control” issues on Laura Ingraham‘s radio show Monday. According to O’Reilly, growing up without a father in the house has led directly to Obama’s desire to “control his environment” in the White House.
O’Reilly told Ingraham that “control” is a “hallmark of Barack Obama’s personality.” He mused, “I don’t want to be a psychiatrist here, but when you’re a kid raised in a real turbulent situation… no authoratative figure, no father, all of that, when you get to be an adult, the chances are you’re going to want to control your environment.”
The Fox host conceded that “every president” wants “control” and “loyalty” to some degree, but with Obama is goes a step further, saying it rises to the level of “absolute power.” And “most of his acolytes give him that,” O’Reilly said, “they just bow down to Barack Obama.” He suggested that the only people capable of telling the president he’s “wrong” are First Lady Michelle Obama and adviser Valerie Jarrett.
O’Reilly suggested that all of this explains why the administration goes after leaks so aggressively. While he doesn’t think someone like, say, Ronald Reagan would have cared much about going after whistle-blowers, “it’s a big thing for Obama.”
Listen to audio below, via The Laura Ingraham Show:
(h/t Mofo Politics)
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