Bill O’Reilly simply cannot comprehend that the U.S. military is civilian controlled.
In a discussion on government involvement on health care Tuesday evening, The O’Reilly Factor suddenly had an interesting and peculiar back and forth with Alan Colmes on the government’s overall effectiveness.
“Can they run the military?” Colmes asked.
O’Reilly replied: “They can’t run the military because it’s military controlled, not civilian.”
“That’s government run, it’s still the government doing it,” Colmes countered.
“But the Pentagon calls the shots,” he said.
“But the commander-in-chief is a civilian, the government runs the military well,” Colmes insisted.
“That is wrong,” O’Reilly said. “The Pentagon calls the shots on how the military operates. The Pentagon is military people.”
“That’s the government,” Colmes said. “It’s the government, it’s still the government.”
O’Reilly concluded: “They work for and the government running it are two different things.”
The government cannot properly manage healthcare just like they can’t manage the military, because the military is controlled by the military. Except it isn’t. Derp.
Question — will Bill O’ the Clown reject Medicare and go-it-alone when he turns 65 in a couple years? After all, the government cannot properly manage anything. Right?