O’Reilly: Next Time You Hear a Politician Say He or She Will Bring Down Oil Prices Understand It’s Complete [Bull Shit]

Next time you hear a politician say he or she will bring down oil prices understand it’s complete [bull shit]. Americans want lower gas prices — cut back. Sell those SUVs. Ride a bike when you can. If every one of us bought 10 percent less gasoline, prices would fall fast. That’s what the candidates should be saying. We need a strong leader who’s honest, smart, courageous and willing to explain dubious associations. That’s what we need.

Bill O’Reilly on Fox News, March 21, 2008


  • Steven
    March 12, 2012 - 1:59 pm | Permalink

    As much as Bill O’Reilly gets on peoples nerves, the man is really smart. I feel he is one of the few sensible people on Fox News.

  • Bullfrog
    March 12, 2012 - 3:15 pm | Permalink

    Yes. In the year 2008, the year this quote originated, he was talking sense. Doubt he would be caught dead saying this today.

  • patrick
    March 12, 2012 - 3:16 pm | Permalink

    Very rarely do I find myself agreeing with fox news, but the man speaks the truth. Now if only a politician existed to fit those requirements

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  • Chris
    March 12, 2012 - 3:39 pm | Permalink

    During an interview with Fox News before an Iowa debate:
    Meagan Kelly: “What’s your plan for tonight?”
    Ron Paul: “Tell the truth.”

    What Bill is saying is that the people have the power to control the market and NOT the government. While all the other republican candidates doddle with this issue, Ron Paul would totally agree with Bill, yet mr. O’Reilly wouldn’t be caught dead praising this man…

  • March 12, 2012 - 4:24 pm | Permalink

    Steven.. you think he’s smart?

    “The tide comes in and it goes out…You can’t explain that.”

    That’s a smart statement?

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  • Aidan
    March 12, 2012 - 6:04 pm | Permalink

    I rarely agree with Bill O’Reilly, or anybody on Fox News for that matter, but this may be one of the smartest things I have ever heard from anyone, Republican or Democrat.

  • RonPaul2012
    March 12, 2012 - 7:02 pm | Permalink

    There is a politician who’s smart enough to make people aware of things like this.

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  • March 12, 2012 - 7:02 pm | Permalink

    if we make sure that our tires inflated properly it may also help to save about 5% on gas and will make oil prices go down
    Don’n remember who said that a couple of years ago.
    Did it help?

    • March 13, 2012 - 3:05 am | Permalink

      Igor – The source was NASCAR, but Obama was ridiculed by Republicans when he mentioned this fact four years ago.

  • Robert Stevenson
    March 12, 2012 - 7:49 pm | Permalink

    What Bill said was said four years ago when George W. was president, because it is the policy of Roger Ailes to have his hosts and guest carefully repeat every day GOP talking points. He wasn’t saying it to be sensible—he was saying it to take the political heat off his boy, George. Of course he nor anyone at Faux News is saying this today.

    Anyone who is paying attention to anything other than headlines can easily find in The New York Times, WaPo, NPR, PBS News, The Guardian many reasons for the rise in gas prices which certainly have nothing to do with Obama and everything to do with its supply, or to what the supply is perceived to shrink, and its demand.

    And Pensito Review: if all your comments are moderated, why is the post listing Ron Paul’s name over and over still here?

  • Adam
    March 12, 2012 - 8:27 pm | Permalink

    RonPaul2012…. There’s a politician smart enough to make people aware of things like consumer rights, good, facts; who looks out for them and helps them and tries to make this country a better place?
    That man is Ron Paul 2012?

    And all this time, I thought that that man’s name was Ralph Nader and that he’d been doing it (and getting mocked and stepped on WHILE doing it) since 1972.

  • Bob
    March 12, 2012 - 9:03 pm | Permalink

    When he and the other foxbots were saing this, they were defending Bush, and saying there is nothing a President can do to influence gas prices…now that it’s Obama, whom they disdain, they are saying the exact opposite…maybe not O’Reilly as much as the others, but they are laying it on as thick as Koch…

  • james
    March 12, 2012 - 10:08 pm | Permalink

    He *wouldn’t* say that today because he’s learned enough to know that cutting back wouldn’t drop prices a penny, they would just export even more of our gas out of the country.

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    March 22, 2012 - 3:56 pm | Permalink

    Appreciate it.

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