Bill O’Reilly And Glenn Beck Clash Over Future Of Republican Party

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Founder of TheBlaze Glenn Beck joined Bill O’Reilly on Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor to discuss earlier comments made by Beck about leaving the Republican Party.

Last week, Beck spoke about leaving the party due to its inability to stand on principles and failure to stand against Obamacare and immigration.

“I’ve made my decision. I’m out,” he said. “I’m out of the Republican Party. I am not a Republican, I will not give a dime to the Republican Party. I’m out.”

O’Reilly pushed back against the comments, suggesting Beck would vote for Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and therefore not be leaving the Republican Party.

Beck argued that “blind support” for the party should be avoided, speaking to voters who simply vote for the D or R. But while he said that Cruz is his guy for now, he added that he would also support Senator Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis.

“Here’s the thing — don’t vote for parties,” Beck said, with O’Reilly agreeing. “Don’t blindly support the parties. Support the people.”

h/t: The Blaze

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WATCH Dr. Ben Carson React To Major Smackdown For The Lib Group That Attacked Him

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In just one day, supporters of Dr. Ben Carson scored a major victory over an ultra-liberal organization that had smeared Dr. Carson as an “extremist” who appealed to hate groups.

Responding to “intense criticism,” the far-left Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has removed Ben Carson from its so-called “extremist” watch list, while still criticizing Dr. Carson for his outspoken defense of traditional marriage.

In a statement on its website, the SPLC even apologized to the potential 2016 GOP presidential contender:

In October 2014, we posted an “Extremist File” of Dr. Ben Carson. This week, as we’ve come under intense criticism for doing so, we’ve reviewed our profile and have concluded that it did not meet our standards, so we have taken it down and apologize to Dr. Carson for having posted it.

As Western Journalism reported a few days ago, the celebrated neurosurgeon, best-selling author and conservative commentator had been labelled an “extremist” by the SPLC because “right-wing and hate groups” supported his stand against gay marriage.

In an appearance on Fox News’ “O’Reilly Factor,” Dr. Carson discussed the SPLC’s flip-flop after a flood of outrage hit the Center for its inclusion of the soft-spoken Ben Carson on its watch list.

By clicking on the video above, you can see the “Factor” segment in which Dr. Carson thanked the many people who spoken up in his behalf.

h/t Downtrend

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WAR! Fox News Vs. The Pentagon In A High-Stakes Showdown Over Bergdahl And Obama’s Cred

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Fox News stands resolutely by its report. The Pentagon labels it “patently false.” In essence, as Bill O’Reilly concludes, the Defense Department is calling the Fox News source “a liar.”

So, what’s the truth? Is the Army about to charge Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with desertion? Will Bergdahl soon face the music for willfully abandoning his post in Afghanistan?

As Politico reports: “The Pentagon vigorously denied reports on Tuesday that the Army is preparing to charge Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with desertion, stressing the top commander reviewing the case has made no decisions.”

But Fox News, along with other organizations, says a decision has been made and that Bergdahl’s lawyer has been given official papers on the matter. The Army acknowledges that its investigation into the Bergdahl controversy concluded months ago, but inexplicably the Defense Department has still not announced any findings or charges.

“Such charges, especially if they led to a court-martial, would kick up a political hornet’s nest following the intense criticism of the deal that led to Bergdahl’s release,” the Politico post says.

In a highly unusual move, the former military intelligence officer who claimed on Monday that Bergdahl would be charged with desertion was back on The O’Reilly Factor Tuesday night to double down on his bold assertion.

Despite the Pentagon’s adamant push-back, retired Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer told Bill O’Reilly that not only would Bergdahl be charged, but also that the White House was stalling and stonewalling to try to mitigate a potential political disaster.

“Shaffer, who believes the White House’s alleged decision to delay its announcement is politically motivated, added that he stands by ‘all of those facts,’ referring to his report on Monday that Bergdahl’s lawyer has been given a statement of charges.”

Bergdahl was held by the Taliban for five years before, in a highly controversial deal, the Obama administration swapped five Gitmo detainees for the sergeant’s freedom from captivity.

You can watch O’Reilly’s interview with Tony Shaffer by clicking on the video above.

 

h/t Fox News

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WATCH: What This Military Insider Just Told O’Reilly Means The Bergdahl Case Could Haunt Obama

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Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl — the man Obama’s National Security Adviser Susan Rice praised as having served his country with “honor and distinction” — is officially being charged with desertion, according to a Fox News report.

It’s a development that could mean another round of scandal defense for President Obama.

You’ll recall that Obama himself hosted Bergdahl’s parents at a high-profile White House news conference after the sergeant was released last year by Taliban militants in exchange for five Guantanamo prisoners. That Rose Garden event celebrated Bergdahl’s freedom from captivity even as his fellow soldiers were accusing him of deserting his post in Afghanistan.

But now, says retired Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer, a former military intelligence officer, “The Army has come to its conclusion, and Bowe Bergdahl … will be charged with desertion.”

Shaffer told Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly that Bergdahl’s attorney has been given what’s called a “charge sheet” specifying the alleged offenses committed by Bergdahl in Afghanistan. Fox News says the attorney would not comment on that claim.

Shaffer also told O’Reilly that many advisers in Obama’s White House are trying to keep under wraps the whole Bergdahl matter, including the Army’s reported plan to prosecute the sergeant.

“The White House, because of the political narrative, President Obama cozying up to the parents and because of he, President Obama, releasing the five Taliban … The narrative is what the White House does not want to have come out.”

You can watch Bill O’Reilly’s entire interview with Tony Shaffer by clicking on the video above.h/t wnd.com

 

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O’Reilly: NYC Mayor De Blasio Incompetent, Must Resign

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Fox News Channel’s Bill O’Reilly of The O’Reilly Factor called into his own show from his vacation to discuss the brutal murders of two New York police officers with guest host Greg Gutfeld Monday night.

“You have a mayor that comes in, a man named Bill de Blasio. He is a far left individual who is incompetent… He cannot run the City of New York.”

O’Reilly reviewed the cop-killer’s background as the “usual cultural devastation.”

“Let’s first start off with this killer, 28-year-old guy named Brinsley, all right? Total loser, 20 arrests, high school drop out, no father that we know of, the usual cultural devastation. Ok? Raised in poverty, bounces around, no education, no skills, doesn’t hold a job, commits crime after crime after crime. The system won’t deal with him because people like de Blasio don’t hold him accountable for anything. Then the man snaps, shoots his girlfriend in the stomach, a woman who actually had a job in Maryland. She survives. Then he gets on a bus, comes to New York City. Then he starts to say, ‘I’m going to kill cops.’ So he knew he was through and he decided to go out in the most destructive way possible using the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner as an excuse, not a mission. Everybody should know this is a terrible individual and I hope he’s enjoying hell right now.”

O’Reilly made it clear that Brinsley, and Brinsley alone, is responsible for these murders, and that no one else has blood on their hands.

“Aiding and abetting Brinsley and other maniacs? Those protesters who yelled, ‘We want dead cops’ – everybody heard it – those people should be shunned. If you know them, never speak to them again.”

O’Reilly turned his attention back to the mayor, who he said has been anti-police his whole career.

“Who’s his best friend? Al Sharpton. Al Sharpton, a racial provocateur and anti-cop individual is de Blasio’s best friend. That says it all.”

The O’Reilly Factor host cited de Blasio’s “alleged assault” comment when two police lieutenants were seen, on video, getting attacked by protesters.

“Once he said that, that was the end, he lost the police department.”

O’Reilly praised the police for turning their backs on the mayor at the hospital, saying, “Good for them.”

“This is an individual who should resign today. Today. He cannot run this city. He’s lost the control of the police department and their respect. They will never come back, no matter what he says, because he sided with the protestors…and he has disgraced the Office of Mayor of New York City. He should resign.”

 

h/t Fox News

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