About Me

In writing the "About Me" portion of this blog I thought about the purpose of the blog - namely, preventing the growth of Socialism & stopping the Death Of Democracy in the American Republic & returning her to the "liberty to abundance" stage of our history. One word descriptions of people's philosophies or purposes are quite often inadequate. I feel that I am "liberal" meaning that I am broad minded, independent, generous, hospitable, & magnanimous. Under these terms "liberal" is a perfectly good word that has been corrupted over the years to mean the person is a left-winger or as Mark Levin more accurately wrote in his book "Liberty & Tyranny" a "statist" - someone looking for government or state control of society. I am certainly not that & have dedicated the blog to fighting this. I believe that I find what I am when I consider whether or not I am a "conservative" & specifically when I ask what is it that I am trying to conserve? It is the libertarian principles that America was founded upon & originally followed. That is the Return To Excellence that this blog is named for & is all about.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

BO's Post-Super Bowl Interview Analysis

Thousands of people sent questions to Bill O'Reilly following his announcement the week before last that he will ask questions to BO in the traditional pre-Super Bowl interview (click here for the live interview & here for the taped delay second interview) conducted by the TV network that televises the game.  Needless to say I received many questions also.  Below are the best ones that Bill picked for his consideration:
Kelly Markson, Cary, NC: "Mr. President, reducing income inequality appears to be a cornerstone of your administration. Is the poverty of a single mother related to the salary of the CEO?"

Jim Pallito, Hazlet, NJ: "Why do you focus so much, Mr. President, on income inequality when the real issue is intellect inequality?"

Cory Rohrbach, Hamburg, PA: "With all the entitlements we have today, what ever happened to JFK's words: 'Ask not what your country can do for you.'"

Kathy Lemaster, Fresno, CA: "Mr. President, why would you want to fundamentally transform a country that has afforded you so much opportunity & success?"
Now as good as the above questions are, as well as the ones sent to me by the RTE readership, the interview was set up for BO to win.  About half way through the live interview on Sunday I realized that BO was winning the all important likeability contest.  BO was smiling & Bill had a pale tough high school vice-principal look on his face.  People were getting ready for the party of the Super Bowl & Bill was asking about murders & firing someone that most of the audience had no idea who he was talking about.  BO did not answer any question factually accurate but rather repeatedly used the tactic of irresponsibly denying the reality of the major problems Bill presented & I think the audience who was ready for a party could not have cared less.  The one part many in the audience may have picked up on was when BO said speaking of Bill's questions "these kinds of things keep on surfacing because you and your TV station will promote them," thereby continuing the war against FNC in a very sneaky way that Bill picked up on.  The Washington Post fact checker will run out of Pinocchios for BO on this one. 
Monday night Bill went over all of the facts & corrections on FNC & his audience of a few million people will care - the other people will just be getting ready for their next party. 
Under the pre-Super Bowl venue the interview was set up to fail whatever Bill asked & the harder Bill pressed the worse it would have looked.  BO knew all along he was playing a winning hand & this will only embolden him going forward.  One of the first rules of public speaking is to know your audience & BO sure knew this one.

Democrat strategist Mary Ann Marsh told Bill in 2012 to never underestimate the likeability factor.  I always look for this because I think she is right.  It carried the day on Sunday for BO & also in November 2012 with the declining intellectual capacity of the American people.
Although virtually every one including me looked forward to the interview I think the venue is entirely wrong if the goal is to make a definitive event of substance out of the questioning.  This would be so much better done in a press conference if the members of the hostile anti-American media were @ all interested in preserving the American Republic.


  1. Here is the question I would have asked - "You and the First Lady are one percenters, and have a net worth of over $11 million dollars. One of your major policy objectives is wealth redistribution. To help eliminate this income inequality, are you and the First Lady willing to redistribute your wealth in the next few weeks?

    Furthermore, will you pledge that you and Mrs. Obama upon leaving the White House, will not earn a dollar more than the annual median income of an American family, including stocks options, speaking fees, and all other forms of compensation and refrain from operating a tax dodging foundation and charitable trusts? "

    1. DC - I know this is where you think the battle can be won – bring the class warfare fight to them.

    2. Exactly. Those Democratic One percenters need to be "forced" to redistribute their money, give up their armed bodyguards and tax dodging foundations and mansions.

      With that threat hanging over them, they will fold quicker than Rob Andrews.