I like this Republican Dr. Jeremy Levitt. He writes in the Orlando Sentinel, “the scourge of anti-Obama fanaticism is nothing more than foolish racism masquerading as patriotism and phony Christianity.”
This is the sort of Republican that could fill the party’s leadership vacuum. This is the sort of conservative I could actually have a civil discussion with.
If I were Keith Olbermann, I’d day “This is the sort of conservative with whom I could actually have a civil discussion.” 🙂
So, Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly invited Dr. Levitt to be a guest. O’Reilly disagrees with Levitt’s characterization of the right and brings him on to discount what he says.
Thus insuring no sensible conservative voice will rise up in the near future.
Levitt unloads his evidence when asked for proof of his opinion:
What’s clear is there’s been a 400% increase of death threats against the United States President since he’s taken office. White Supremacist groups have increased 4%, and they identify with the right wing. And we go to the 9-12 demonstration that you covered so well on Fox, we had signs of Barack Obama being labeled as a pickaninny, an Africa witch doctor, a monkey, Primate-in-Chief, a Kenyan trying to destroy America, Obama’s plan is White Slavery, signs that said ‘we came here from Montana and Utah THIS TIME!!!!’ with exclamation points. The American taxpayers are the Jews for Obama’s oven, Chairman Mao Obama. This is just absolutely ridiculous…[O’Reilly interrupts.]”
The facts cannot persuade O’Reilly. He tries to give Levitt the “last word” and it packs a punch:
You and your colleagues have a race deck and you play the Ace of Spades every night.”
Though when you watch you see O’Reilly really cannot give this man the last word.