After opening The O’Reilly Factor with clips from President Obama‘s second inaugural address and asking if he was being “too combative” and “short on specifics,” Bill O’Reilly launched into his personal reaction to the speech.
O’Reilly predicted disaster for Obama’s second term last week and the inaugural address doesn’t seem to have changed his mind. Comparing the speech to George Washington’s inaugural address, evidently unfavorably, O’Reilly critiqued the president for focusing too much on “social justice.”
“Instead of focusing on America’s fiscal problems,” O’Reilly began, “Mr. Obama argued that the nation’s top priority must be imposing social justice.”
Continuing his “Talking Points Memo” segment, O’Reilly explained that President Obama’s stated goals of equal rights and fairness were “noble,” but he didn’t believe they would ultimately solve the country’s economic turmoil. Asserting that the “federal government cannot provide for 320 million people,” O’Reilly said Obama should only pursue spending programs that “provide opportunity rather than charity.”
O’Reilly’s big takeaway from Obama’s inaugural address was, “Unless there is a radical change in the president’s thinking, few problems will be solved over the next four years.”
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