Fox News host Bill O’Reilly took fear mongering to a new level on Thursday when he told viewers to think of President Obama’s health care law as a “vicious motorcycle gang” that was threatening their daughters.
O’Reilly began his “Talking Point Memo” segment of the show with what he promised would be some “straight talk” about Obamacare.
He pointed out that more Americans blamed the GOP for the government shutdown, but “there was so much anger on the right that Republicans can’t back down or their careers may be ruined.”
“The RINO charge — ‘Republicans in name only’ — not an easy thing for politicians to deal with,” the Fox News host argued. “To be fair, Republicans have little choice but to hammer Obamacare because it’s shaping up to be a disaster.”
“It’s like this: Your teenager comes to you, saying she wants to attend a dance,” O’Reilly said. “You have some misgivings, but you say okay because she’s so passionate about the issue.”
He continued: “Then you learn a vicious motorcycle gang may well show up at the dance, so you change your mind based upon best available evidence. And you protect your daughter from possible danger. Obamacare is like that.”
In conclusion, O’Reilly sided with tea party members in the House and called on the president to delay the Affordable Care Act for one year.
“That’s fair and that is what’s best for America,” he insisted.
Watch the video below from Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor, broadcast Oct. 3, 2013.
(h/t: Media Matters)