O’Reilly stripped the president of his majesty?

“What you did was strip him of his majesty, so to speak,” Geraldo Rivera said to Bill O’Reilly on Friday’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” referring to a Super Bowl day interview in which O’Reilly asked tough questions of Obama.

Stripped him of his majesty?

Majesty is for kings, not presidents, and this country has never treated its presidents with any degree of majesty or even courteousness.

Has Rivera no knowledge of history? Has he never read Eric Burns’ “Infamous Scribblers“?

Of our first president, George Washington, a Philadelphia newspaper spat out: “If ever a nation was debauched by a man the American nation has been debauched by WASHINGTON! Let the history of the federal government instruct mankind that the masque of patriotism may be worn to conceal the foulest designs against the liberties of a people.”

Of our second president, John Adams, another writer said that he had a “hideous hermaphroditical character, which has neither the force and firmness of a man, nor the gentleness and sensibility of a woman.”

Of our third president, Thomas Jefferson, newspaper writer James Callender wrote: “It is well known that the man, whom it delighteth the people to honor, keeps, and for many years past has kept, as his concubine, one of his own slaves. Her name is SALLY. The name of her eldest son is TOM. His features are said to bear a striking although sable resemblance to those of the president himself.”

Though this bit of calumny is widely circulated and believed today, it is probably not true, according to researchers.

Unlike Rivera’s vague references to majesty, Charles Krauthammer in an interview on Fox News’ “Special Report,” called the president’s executive orders “unbelievably unconstitutional” and lawless, saying he has circumvented Congress “at least 15 times.”

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31 comments on “O’Reilly stripped the president of his majesty?

  1. Vernon Clayson says:

    All well and good but why the trepidation of the Congress to bring this to a head? Do they fear rebellion, Watts style riots. from the black minority, do they fear the wrath of Al Sharpton and the other race baiters, not, their bigger concern is retaining their fat jobs and power. Two prime examples are muddled Senator Harry Reid (D), and waffling Representative John Boehner (R), they prefer dealing with the devil they know, Obama, than a new devil they don’t know, Hillary Clinton. Well, they know her, of course, but can’t be sure whether she will continue Obama’s downgrading of the legislative branch and ignoring the courts and the Constitution. She is the more devious of the two, he gets his treachery from those that placed him, while she is a total egoist and will demand to be treated as m, majestic. As a postscript, I envision Harry Reid and John Boehner kissing her hand and Bill Clinton, as first spouse, running the White House intern program and opening up the Lincoln bedroom for the Hollywood set. All problems will remain the fault of George W., it will be like Obama hadn’t been there at all.

  2. Were Congress to bring it to a head, we’d be left with Joe Biden.

  3. Milty says:

    Some viewers of the president’s interview with Bob Costas said that they thought the president was stoned. I wonder what Rivera thought about those comments.


  4. Steve says:

    Hillary or Joe the Mouth…..hmmm.

    If no other choice comes to light I would have to take Joe. At least he can be entertaining.

    Don’t know what they are talking about, Milty.
    Obama always seems stoned.

  5. Nyp says:

    “Watts style riots. from the black minority,”
    “She is the more devious of the two …”

    Tonight Vern Clayson gets to combine racial provocation with misogyny in a single comment.

  6. Milty says:

    How is it misogyny to say that a woman is “devious”? Would it be misandry to say that a man is “devious”?

  7. Nyp says:

    A treacherous she-devil who demands that she be treated like a Queen.

    I suppose it is better than those rampaging minorities that so preoccupy Mr. Clayson

  8. Milty says:

    So because Mr. Clayson called one woman “devious,” he thinks all women are “devious”?

    And where did “treacherous she-devil” come from? “The devil you know vs. the devil you don’t know” is a figure of speech. I’ve used it many times, along with “pick your poison” and “six of one, half a dozen of the other.” How does that translate into Mr. Clayson calling Mrs. Clinton a “she-devil”?

  9. Nyp says:

    Yeah, right.

  10. Steve says:

    Thing upsetting Nyp is not the words. Or the meaning of the words.

    Thing upsetting Nyp about Vernon Clayson is the complete lack of political correctness.

    Trouble is, Nyp cannot disprove the message, so he reverts to the backup liberals like so much. Attack for lack of PC use.

    Hillary Clinton has shown the underhandedness of the political class and she has shown the depths to which she is willing to go in the use of that underhandedness.

    Vernon Clayson is only calling it as he sees it.

    Today’s liberals absolutely hate that.

  11. Nyp says:

    When that guy calls President Obama “a common Chicago street hustler,” or talks about rampaging black people, you see a political uncorrectness, and get a little thrill from the transgression of it all. I see racism.

  12. Steve says:

    Raw unbridled opinion, unfiltered by PC, is almost a lost art.

    Of course, you guys prefer to forget the past to concentrate on repeating the mistakes made instead of taking a clear look at reality.

    Vernon Clayson does NOT wear rose colored glasses.

  13. Vernon Clayson says:

    It will take a bit to get to my point. Over 40 years ago in sociology studies at a very liberal university a very liberal professor spoke of happy workers. I have no idea where he obtained his information but he used San Francisco bus and tram drivers as an example but one of my uncles drove buses there, he was a good natured guy but it was just a job to him, his mother, my grandmother, said he liked it because it was just another place for him to meet women. The professor’s opinion then is no different than what liberals believe now, they tend to live in fantasy where all is gloriously positive regardless of any failings. His other example was the Disney workers, always happy and smiling, my question to him was what visitor would want a grumpy Mickey Mouse, it was their job so they grin and bear it. That fantasy has blossomed in politics, and society, which would make one think the president and his minions, including the Congress, never have less than a positive thought, or even a bad day, it is a magic kingdom in Obama World. It’s only coincidental that I post these thoughts at the very time that the genius in the White House and his government are telling working people they don’t have to stay with their jobs because they have the insurance coverage wherever they go or whatever they do. Another 60s reference, with a minor change of words, “Work, hell, no, we won’t go”.

  14. Nyp says:

    Well, that clears that up.

  15. Steve says:

    Jay Carney is a carny…

    Not so difficult, Nyp. You confused?

  16. Milty says:

    Were Clinton pollsters Stan Greenberg and Celinda Lake being misogynistic when they concluded from 1992 poll results that Mrs. Clinton was “ruthless”?


  17. Vernon Clayson says:

    She will run as Mrs. Clinton but the day she takes office it will be Hillary Rodham-Clinton of Illinois. She will have no use for the rubes in Arkansas or the hucksters in New York, and Bill Clinton will be shunted aside for the first time in a very long time. There is a problem, however, she will need a running mate and while most politicians have no conscience this might be too much for any of the candidates already in high politics, it can’t be a female, that would be a turn-off for too many voters so she will look for a male with little or no record in high politics.

  18. Nyp says:

    That’s right: two women running for national office — what a turnoff!

  19. Milty says:

    “…so she will look for a male with little or no record in high politics.”

    Hey, that means she can put Joe Biden on the ticket again.

  20. Steve says:

    Aw HELL Milty. That takes Joe the Mouth out of my possible choices for least worst!

  21. Vernon Clayson says:

    Well, there’s the general pretty boy, I forget his name, that sucked up to John Kerry, even asked him if he could come aboard. That was in 2004, he’s probably still hanging around on the fringe, this despite Hillary detesting the military, there’s no low to how far she would go to get the office. He’d have no voice in policies, he’d be like a plastic planter or other office ornament, just there.

  22. Athos says:

    She ain’t gonna be president. The current pimple may take us to the gates of Hell, but no way this country is gonna endure another Clinton.

    Specially the incompetent one.

    Maybe she could get her son-in-law’s folks to raise money for her.

  23. nyp says:

    “no way this country is gonna endure another Clinton” — Athos

    “the most recent Gallup poll showed Clinton with nearly 70 percent approval ratings” Politico

  24. Winston Smith says:

    “She ain’t gonna be president. The current pimple may take us to the gates of Hell, but no way this country is gonna endure another Clinton.”

    Athos, never underestimate the power of fixed elections via electronic voting…

    WiP; FiS; IiS; PiS

  25. nyp says:

    Ah, so we can add to the insane 9/11 trutherism an equal helping of election fraud loonyness.

  26. Winston Smith says:

    Ah, petey, you’re so predictable. BTW, I don’t believe I have ever gotten a response from you about WTC 7. What a shock…

  27. Winston Smith says:

    Petey, I read that the state of Maryland may cut power and water to the NSA’s headquarters in Ft. Meade. I hope this doesn’t affect your working conditions too negatively, I wouldn’t want our token knee-jerk leftist to disappear.

    WiP; FiS; IiS; PiS


  28. Athos says:

    petey, what happened in the special election for mayor in San Diego?

    Did your voter machines malfunction?

  29. Athos says:

    My, my, my! The mayor of the “Chocolate City” of New Orleans (Ray Nagin) got caught with his hands in the cookie jar!

    Maybe he can set a trend!!

  30. Maybe he can Gov. Edwards’ old cell.

  31. Athos says:

    I can’t watch Bill O anymore. If his interview would have gone on a few more minutes, he would have done a “Lewinsky” on The Øne!

    Way to let us down, Bill!

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