On Fox, Dennis Miller Says Obama Won't Get "Nasty" With ISIS Because He Has "Islamic Sympathies"
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From the November 18 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor:
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DENNIS MILLER: Well, to say that Barack Obama gives radical Islam a wide berth is to say that the Kardashians are willowy. I just wish that he would start to be as nasty with radical Islam as he is with his fellow citizens who simply disagree with him. I mean, he gets really --
BILL O'REILLY: He's more teed off against us, right?
MILLER: It's amazing how cranky he gets. The only, like group that had some sort of religious ties that I've seen get flattened over the past few years is the Tea Party. You don't even hear about them anymore. Nobody is going to go out in public and say they're --
O'REILLY: The Little Sisters of the Poor.
MILLER: Yeah they got rolled [INAUDIBLE] but they finally stood up. But the Tea Party absolutely got flattened. He won't jump to conclusions. All I ask you, President Obama, if you are watching -- and I know you watch The Factor -- why don't you jump to conclusions with radical Islam like you do with, say, the Boston police force? Can you do that?
O'REILLY: You know, the thing that disturbs me the most is that he doesn't even cover his own butt. You know, most of these politicians, they -- they are not honest and they don't do the right thing. But they calculate: "Well, maybe I should just do," like Hillary Clinton tomorrow is going to put forth an ISIS strategy. OK, sure, because she wants to cover her butt in case they attack.
MILLER: You said it, not me.
O'REILLY: Obama is out there with no coverage at all.
MILLER: The reason he won't say CYA is he thinks it's an ISIS splinter group, and he doesn't want to get them angry.
MILLER: Listen, I think it's fair to say at this point, you know people always let him off the hook when they say he was born somewhere else or think he's a Muslim. I'm not saying any of that, but it is entirely fair to say he has Islamic sympathies. I mean --
O'REILLY: I think that's fair.
MILLER: -- To a large degree.
O'REILLY: And he certainly doesn't want any part in the war on terror.