Bill O'Reilly hosts a little TV show called "The O'Reilly Factor" on Fox. You may have heard of it. It's been the No. 1 news program on cable for the past eight years in a row.
O'Reilly is amazed at how quickly the Obama administration has unraveled in its pursuit of Obamacare and it's attempts to blame its failure on "right=wing media."
From his latest column:
Can you believe this health care chaos? What a tremendous story: A charismatic president puts all his currency behind remodeling America's health care system and, at this point, is getting his back pocket kicked.Read the full column at Townhall.com
All of this points to one thing: There is a serious breakdown in Obama's health care message. The White House is reeling under falling poll numbers and intense pubic displays of hostility. And the administration's response to that? This week Gibbs said this to Matt Lauer: "I think we all have something to lose, Matt, if we let cable television come to town hall meetings and kill health care reform for another year, and put the special interests back in charge."
The end game here is that the Obama administration is sorely mishandling the health care debate. Attacking critics and planting favorable questions is not the remedy for fixing health care confusion. If there is a wise-up pill available, the administration needs it fast.