O'Reilly for a Public Option

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    Apparently, he's saying that he didn't say what in on this tape.

    Bill O'Reilly Backs Public Option (VIDEO)

    Bombastic Fox News host Bill O'Reilly made a rather notable policy pronouncement on Wednesday's show: he supports the creation of a government-managed health care plan if it provides working Americans with an affordable option to other private insurance plans.
    In other words, he supports the public option now being hotly debated in Congress.
    As noted by DailyKos' Jed Lewison, O'Reilly had the following exchange with the Heritage Foundation's Nina Owcharenko:
    O'REILLY: The public option now is done. We discussed this, it's not going to happen. But you say that this little marketplace that they're going to set up, whereby the federal government would subsidize insurance for some Americans, that is, in your opinion, a public option?

    OWCHARENKO: Well, it has massive new federal regulation. So you don't necessarily need a public option if the federal government is going to control and regulate the type of health insurance that Americans can buy.
    O'REILLY: But you know, I want that, Ms. Owcharenko. I want that. I want, not for personally for me, but for working Americans, to have a option, that if they don't like their health insurance, if it's too expensive, they can't afford it, if the government can cobble together a cheaper insurance policy that gives the same benefits, I see that as a plus for the folks.
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    Holy sheeit! I'm not often surprised, but this is totally out of left field.
     
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    I guess O'Reilly is not a "real" conservative.
     
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    I wonder how long until Limpballs throws O'Reilly out of the GOP?
     
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    O'Reilly has always been a blowhard populist wind sock, who wouldn't know a principled stand if it bit him, in my book.

    He was that way as a local Denver nobody 25+ years ago and he's nobody today.
     
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    Even stranger then, that FOX allows his show to continue?
     
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    No one ever gave any credit to O'Reilly before, primarily because he doesn't deserve it. Now he's an issue? Why? The guy was , is, and always will be a useless piece of crap.
     
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    I don't know, haven't seen it, but at the tonight show O'Reilly just denied he said/meant that.
     
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    What's so strange about that?
     
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    of course he did...but read his words. He said exactly what we have been saying. he wants a public option....but of course now, in hind site he denies it. HE WORKS FOR FOX RMEMBER.
     

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