O'Reilly on Obama's 'Occupy' stance
President under pressure to take a position
- Duration 8:31
- Date May 22, 2012
President under pressure to take a position
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Isn't time for President Obama to denounce the Occupy Movement over 6400 arrests and counting.
In the last week alone dozens more occupiers arrested.
They fought police destroyed property some even allegedly plotted to blow up an Ohio bridge.
And three occupiers were arrested in Chicago over the weekend on terror charges.
Bill O'Reilly thinks we need to find out if President Obama still supports the occupiers he joins us now on the phone.
Bill do you think occupy as -- movement is a terror group.
-- just a quote few bad apples.
Because it's -- -- and here basically now a group that is dominated by agitators not regular folks.
All right so in the beginning it was kind of regular folks they didn't predict it good -- on the economy.
So they were out there demonstrating for.
Economic -- did -- -- come eat quality now it's hard -- -- agitators have anarchy -- and they are very well organized at a Washington.
And they go to cause trouble so to me.
When you -- -- -- you're trying to create -- of course not on the a level of al-Qaeda.
Well I don't know why this group is existing because all the people who would therefore a political per person or not there anymore.
-- bill you got headlines.
When you said they were terrorists.
So I wanna know you know are you are you feeling like maybe you need to walk that back go to where you stand and by the idea that these people are terrorists.
And -- walking anything back Williams.
-- these people what they wanna do is cause trouble that's what they wanna do you tell me what NATO Williams -- -- economic equality economic.
Where NATO has to do with economics -- quite yet they see NATO as the powers that be in this world.
And they also see NATO and keep the presence -- -- people like Angela Merkel of Germany and those who.
Are advocating austerity cuts they see them as part of that entire leadership that they feel doesn't listen to them.
That's driving class -- to do it.
-- -- country alliance is basically there to protect.
Three economies from intrusion by.
The Communists the Nazis whoever it may be these people have no clue are right they just don't like anything to do with capitalism anything to do with the west.
And they're hardcore socialists most of them so let's just be up -- about who they are and what their goal is is to cause trouble.
It's not to have a legitimate debate it's not to do anything other than cause.
Trouble now the other night I was at a play Jesus Christ superstar I walked out of the play with three children.
All right -- walk in there and all of a sudden in my face about a foot away with a camera is an occupier.
How did he get there somebody saw me in the play they all that there is central headquarters -- blast went out.
Go to this theater confront Bill O'Reilly I told us three children didn't matter to him okay didn't care.
You tell me whether that's terrorism or not.
Rodriguez about the debate they wanna -- they hit on the back.
They wanted -- to hit this is the second time this happened now -- -- -- the white -- Christmas party and now it's there.
They want me to hit it that's what exactly they want they don't want to debate and I mean all positives and I ran out of mind I don't say what you want.
Yeah what they don't realize though this is Dana that they and they are not easily provoked and back kind of way -- Beckel on our program yesterday said that these protesters are just the same -- type of protesters that we've had at the WT.
-- protest and things but I think that maybe they have crossed a line because.
We think about the five in Ohio who have busted for our to the right before they weren't gonna -- -- blow up the bridge.
And you have had a plan to would have put a bomb in the mayor's office at some point a protest and their right to protest spent crosses the line into terrorism.
Well I think you gotta be here in the sense that all groups have extremists within the groups so I'm not gonna demonize the Occupy Wall Street movement because some guys -- -- blow the bridge that's not -- what I'm saying to the public is that this is not the same group that started.
A year ago all right this is now -- -- into a much different situation now today Wendell Goler.
-- Obama -- trouble here because he can't continue to support -- group.
That steps police officers and burns down Oakland California.
Yet the president has not repudiated.
Which is it's fascinating to me and I think a tremendous mistake on his -- The bill hey it's Andrea so to that point what would you suggest that the president say because as you pointed out.
A lot of these protesters are his base so if he condemns them.
He's gonna have backlash he needs now to galvanize his base he needs them to show but the -- probably likely believes and what they're doing to these RD said he supports it.
But if he doesn't -- stay silent he risks alienating.
Conservative or moderate Democrats or independents so what specifically should he do well I look you need it.
President of the United States or not.
That's the question.
All right are you going to just continue to support a group that -- police officers.
And -- things now.
Are you worried -- -- not.
Yes -- no.
I don't -- and that that you know keep what they dodges.
The dodge is very interstate.
Well we are here to support their freedom of speech that's what he did yesterday President Obama in Chicago that well with -- support that that's tornadoes -- -- and we will support okay.
Tell me how stepping a police officers freedoms speech.
Tell me -- confronting people with whom we disagree -- -- street.
It's freedom of speech tell -- that.
I wanna know that I'm very very curious tell me how an organization now be run at a Washington financed by the most far left elements in the country.
All right -- Sending out blast telling people to Wear masks and dressed in black tell me how that is freedom of speech Mr.
President I'd like to know.
So bill this is great nice to hear from you.
-- -- -- You just hit a good feel added data that happened I had to senators that golf and -- and -- hot -- there is.
Is this basically Obama's essential problem is that -- terrible -- using friends.
If you look at his history whether it's bill -- or Reverend Wright are now Occupy Wall Street it seems to be as -- thread running through all these.
Which is that sympathy for individuals with the distaste for western values and that's why he always has a problem.
Stepping away from it it comes from his background and academic don't you think.
Listen I don't think the president.
And I don't know now well but I've studied it now for three years I don't think he cares about any of these people I don't think he cares about errors or right.
Or Occupy Wall Street I think he is a politician.
And what politicians do is tell people what they want to hear.
But he gets himself in trouble when he makes these statements about dubious organizations he did go out and embarrass him.
And instead of meeting the challenges saying you know a lot in the beginning I -- sympathize sympathetic to them but now they're over the line and I know longer think that there are positive for the country look if our Mitt Romney I would be on the -- today -- petty.
Are you support -- stuff Mr.
Are you are you not.
That's how you win elections.
Rodney I don't know where he is that may be driving the dog to Canada I -- But if I want Romney I would be all over the media with that yes sir I know are you win -- out on the occupiers -- easy but.
That's me because I want good leadership I want honest leadership I think this Occupy Movement is destructive.
I think they're bad people I think -- anti American people and I'm fed up with it at.
I will take them on.
If Romney and Obama won't.
All right -- bill let's go I just that.
One quick question next time you're here we love the onset -- maybe -- in general not and a chair and that's what I'm gonna yeah we're getting it until late chair -- I'm I don't know there.
You know what I'm afraid of when the music stops I won't get a chance.
Yeah -- champion mr.
bill already by the way check out bill the factor tonight at 8 PM hear more about who's bankrolling.
Yeah Occupy Movement mr.
bill all right thank you -- --