The Midterm Election
By: Bill O'ReillyNovember 3, 2014
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It's very important, obviously, because America is not doing very well at the moment.  

Talking Points does not endorse political candidates because if I say vote for this one, three days later that person could be indicted.

But the real reason I don't get involved with partisan politics is because it's my job to keep an eye on all the powerful people in America.

If I have a rooting interest, that could skew my mandate.

So I don't support political candidates.  I never tell anyone for whom I vote, and I try to keep it fair down the line.

That being said, there is no question that the Obama administration is having trouble almost everywhere.

Every fair-minded person knows that.

The president could not even campaign for Democratic candidates because most of them felt he would be a detriment.

When Mr. Obama did get out on the trail, he said things like this:

At a rally for Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy (D) in Bridgeport, CT yesterday:

BARACK OBAMA“The Republicans are blocking immigration reform.  That's one more reason why we need a Democratic Senate. (Applause.) So I support you.  I'm with you.  I'm with you.  I'm with you.  And you need to go protest the Republicans.”

But why would anyone protest the GOP when it is the Democratic Party who holds power?

It's clear President Obama's economic policies have not helped working Americans.

The key indicator -- your take home pay -- has gone down since he's been in office.

Mr. Obama and the Democratic Party believe that the federal government should essentially run the economy.

The president and Congress have poured nearly one trillion taxpayer dollars into the marketplace and all we have to show for that is two-percent growth per year on average.

It's simple.  The feds cannot run the private economy.  It's not working.

And that is the Democratic philosophy … big government, many regulations, high taxation.

Again, it is not working.

Overseas, things are a mess.  We don't have to go through Putin, ISIS, Iran and many other problems again.

U.S. foreign policy is in disarray.

Finally, the most important thing for the future -- education -- is also not doing well.

According to the CATO institute, spending on American students has more than doubled since 1970 to almost $13,000 a year per student, among the highest in the world.

But SAT scores have declined 3% since the 1970's.

Spending does not translate into good education.

Discipline does.  Both teachers and students must be held accountable in the classroom.

By and large the Democratic Party opposes that philosophy.

Now, there's little I can say about the Republican Party because there is no cohesive message.

The battle between conservatives and moderates continues to rage.

The GOP has no visible leadership, no unity, and a terrible image among minority voters.

But the failure of the Democratic Party overrides the inertia of the Republican Party, and that is why the GOP is favored to win tomorrow.

And that's the memo.

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