Bill O'Reilly did his best to prop up a bunch of the faux "liberals" that are regularly featured on his network and to pretend that anyone should take seriously their evaluation of what the Obama administration's "greatest accomplishments" should be. He also used the occasion to pretend nothing's been accomplished and to do some revisionist history on the economy and the debt over the last five years.
I'm not happy along with most people that I talk to about where we're at and that more hasn't been done to get Americans back to work and to adequately address the record income disparity in the United States. That said, to act like nothing has been done when the Bush administration left us purging about 700 thousand jobs a month and on the edge of another great depression and to ignore that more would have been done if it were not for the obstruction we've seen from our members of Congress in the last five years, is just patently ridiculous. That's exactly what we got from Bill-O during his Talking Points Memo this Thursday evening.
It's more than fair to argue that President Obama has not used every means at his disposal to fight against the obstruction or that he's not progressive enough on a lot of issues. But if O'Reilly wants to pretend nothing's been accomplished, I've got a web site or two that he ought to take a look at.
I know there are a few similar sites around with even longer lists if anyone wants to share them in the comments section. I don't count on O'Reilly reading any of them any time soon. He's been happy to cheer on our obstructionist Congress and then carps about the fact that supposedly nothing's been done and the economy isn't recovering quickly enough to suit him.
Sadly that's about what we should expect from someone who is still pretending that tax cuts for the rich and trickle-down economics are the solution to the problems with our economy.
Full transcript below the fold.