Video: Barack Obama on the O’Reilly Factor (Part 2)

Tonight marked the second installment of the Obama/O’Reilly battle with discussions on the economy and tax policy. It was one of the best interviews I’ve seen Obama do and I think he has benefited himself from appearing.

Here is the full video of the second part, aired on Monday, September 9, 2008:

The final two installments will air Tuesday and Wednesday nights, we’ll cover them as well.

  • Christopher Schwinger

    Bill O’Reilly is an intimidating bully. Anyone who goes on his show has a lot of courage (although some may call it foolishness). Obama does have a disarming manner (not that I trust him), which I’m sure helped.

  • Dreadsen

    Hey Chris S.

    What are the developments of Chuck Baldwin possibly getting in on a debate?

  • Eric K

    Obama’s plan is Neighborliness indeed! I can’t stand how republicans keep chanting that Obama will raise everyones taxes when actually it is just affects the very few wealthy… and in the same breath the Republicans act like they are this party of Faith and Values. If your cup runs over in excess of 250,000+ a year wouldn’t you want to help out the poor single mother who is raising kids? Is that such a bad thing? Kind of smacks of christian values to me.

  • bdjnk

    Socialist redistribution, or ‘neighborliness’ leads to more government involvement and bureaucracy. And the more that the government expands, implements programs, and micro-manages the country. The less personal freedoms the individual has, and the larger the government’s monetary appetite will become.

    Eric K
    Figure out the difference between a hand-out and a hand-up.

  • Eric K

    So being a good neighbor now means being a socialist? I love it. I’ll remember that next time I think about waving to my neighbor. Or maybe if his trash can blows in the street and I have the means to pick it up, I’ll just leave it there and/or not tell him.

    I also love this argument about big govt. This fear that Democratic federal government will start to be invasive to our lives. Especially tagged to if they make it easier on working class families by giving them a tax break. At least that’s what the right leaning people say. Unless George Bush is giving the tax break. Then it is a liberating freedom. (oh wait, there is that bad latin root lib)

    Party Sound Bites. All of it.

    I live in Houston. I come into interaction with my Federal Govt. about 2-3 times a year. Taxes, yearly social security report, and voting if it is an election. I come in contact with my ‘conservative less government’ republican local elected laws CONSTANTLY!! If I have to get one more sticker on my car, I will not be able to see out the window. I have to drive through more tolls on roads that I already paid for. If I accidentally have to blow a yellow light and a cop is not there, a freaking camera takes pictures of my car and mails me a ticket. Not much use talking to me about invasive democratic governments when it is the Local govt you should be fighting to gain your freedoms. Especially since most dems are against wire taping, massive spending (have you checked last 8 years?), and Internet Freedom.

    Well since you obviously speak truthiness I will too.. let me reword that…

    If your cup runs over in excess of 250,000+ a year wouldn’t you want to HELP-UP the poor single mother who is raising kids? Is that such a bad thing? Kind of smacks of christian values to me.

  • bdjnk

    Don’t intentionally misconstrue what I am saying. If the federal government is the one being each citizen’s ‘good neighbor’ then yes, that is socialism.

    I am also not saying that the democratic party is solely to blame for the increase in the size and invasiveness of the government. In fact the position can easily be argued that the republicans have caused just as many expansions. And as you point out it is not just the federal government either.

    However, it is clear in this presidential election which choice represents increased regulation and an expansion of bureaucracy, and which one is committed to the opposite.

  • U.S.A.

    Eric K
    Maybe I have found someone on here with some moral values, who keeps what is right in mind, and looks at this election without a biased attitude. I agree with you atleast!

  • U.S.A.

    “Robinhood Obama” that is what bill said about Obama. “Employment redistribution” he said of the Obama tax plan. I don’t think it is out of line to have those making more money to pay more tax. If I can afford it, I don’t mind paying more to help out the less fortunate. I would say that Bill and Obama can afford it. Even when times get bad for most, some of the rich still want to get more. It’s sad. Bill would not have anything if not for those people who work all day for nothing at the end of the week. Greed is all it is. McCain is no different!

  • Eric K

    hey thanks USA… ‘USA!’, ‘USA!’, ‘USA!’

    socialism

    An economic system in which the production and distribution of goods are controlled substantially by the government rather than by private enterprise, and in which cooperation rather than competition guides economic activity. There are many varieties of socialism. Some socialists tolerate capitalism, as long as the government maintains the dominant influence over the economy; others insist on an abolition of private enterprise. All communists are socialists, but not all socialists are communists.

    By the above definition, the take over of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is more of a socialist move (albeit probably most necessary) than a proposed tax plan to give 95% people a tax break which would be voted in by the people.

    Taxation is somewhat socialist in nature. But then again, so is your local police station, fire department, USPS. However it is controlled with elections, checks and balances.

    Notice how pure communism always goes hand in hand with socialism. I believe this is why people who are making a point like to throw it out there. It’s another BAD word…Bad word… Like ‘Hollywood!’ Bad word! Bad! I think it is best to just stick with the facts. It’s not going to hurt Bill Gates if we raise his taxes a little instead of giving him massive, massive tax breaks.

    That is what John McCain is referring to in his commercial about how Obama IS going to RAISE YOUR TAXES. In a sense he is right, if you are that 5% of people who happen to be watching that particular commercial. Kind of like “I Put the plane on Ebay” (she didn’t sell it on Ebay) …or… “I said thanks”(was all for bridge to nowhere) “but no thanks” (two years later changed her position when congress was making a stink and she was in charge and had to officially kill it).

    There is a magical thing the republicans do with the English language. Somehow they can speak it inaccurately yet get the masses nodding their heads in agreement. But I have grown very tired of it. And I will be very happy when they do as well and just get down to policy that makes sense.

  • Christopher Schwinger

    Dreadsen–

    I have not read of any developments towards getting Baldwin to appear alongside Barack and McCain. The TV media doesn’t let people think a third party has any merit, after all . . .

    The Constitution Party lacks a good blog or internet forum, but it does have a lot of YouTube videos and has made it to the ballots of, I think, every state.

  • Eric K

    I think when both the democrats and republicans completely shatter the glass ceilings of sex and race, then it will be wide open for another party. We are on our way.

    The thing is, the third party needs to win. That way they can build an actual base and not die out and/or be hated like the spoiler party that didn’t win but just cost someone an election.

    I had no idea who this Baldwin guy was… At first I thought you where talking about one of the Baldwin brothers.

  • Would be nice to see a third party get up there with the Dems and Reps, might balance things out a bit better.