Bill O'Reilly: Are we seeing President Obama's big power grab?
By: StaffJanuary 11, 2013
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By Bill O'Reilly

Have you noticed a subtle change in the President's demeanor? He was always a cocky guy. But now he's got a new edge to him. He's almost dismissive of opposing points of view.

Here's an example on the gun control issue where the President will have a very hard time in the House. Vice President Biden said this.


BIDEN: The President is going to act. There are executive orders or executive action that can be taken. We haven't decided what that is yet. But we are compiling it all with the help of the Attorney General and all the rest of the cabinet members. As well as legislative action, we believe, is required.


O'REILLY: So what Mr. Biden is really saying is that the President is willing to use an executive order on a constitutional issue like guns. Very dicey. Of course that would be challenged in court but a decision could take years. In fact, the left in America has embarked on a ferocious anti-gun campaign basically telling every Democrat, hey, you better support gun control or else.

Once again a driving philosophy behind this is that America is a bad country.


MICHAEL MOORE, FILMMAKER: We are a violent people. We as Americans, believe that it's ok to kill people. We believe it's ok to invade a country that had nothing to do with 9/11. We believe that it's ok to invade a country where we think Osama bin Laden is and he is in the other country. So we just go in and we just kill.


O'REILLY: Now reasonable people know Mr. Moore is a fanatic and what he says really doesn't matter. But President Obama does believe that America is a flawed country and it is his duty to correct those flaws. That's why we're not seeing much give in the President's position on government spending. He doesn't want to cut social programs. He doesn't want to reform entitlements. That's clear.

When you say hey, Mr. President, you've run up nearly $6 trillion in debt in four years, Mr. Obama doesn't seem to care. He's borrowed more money than every president combined up until Bush the younger's first year in office. Think about that. Think about that. One president borrowing more than 43 presidents combined.

Next up, after gun control is borrowing even more money. Next month, Congress will be asked again to raise the debt ceiling. Most Republicans will oppose that asking for definite spending cuts before okaying more borrowing. Does the President care?


JAY CARNEY, WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY: The only viable option here is Congress to fulfill its -- that Congress fulfills its responsibility and ensures that the United States of America pays its bills as it has always paid its bills throughout its history.


O'REILLY: So just shut up and pay. All right? Don't be asking for anything, just pay. It's Mr. Obama's way or the high way. And again, he could use an executive order to ignore the debt ceiling and I will not be surprised if he does.

So what we have here is not a failure to communicate as they once said in the movie "Cool Hand Lou." But a president who believes he can do what he wants to do with little accountability. He's already signed an executive order changing immigration rules. That was done in the middle of the night. Few even know about it.

If this continues there will be a constitutional crisis in America. Unfortunately we the people are slow to understand what's actually happening here. There is no collaboration going on in Washington right now. The President is not able to persuade Republicans to see it his way. And now he's not even trying to do that.

Mr. Obama is hell bent on changing the USA. And in his mind, no one is going to stop him.

And that's "The Memo."

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