Hill agreed with O’Reilly that the left “doesn’t want to deal with” drones, saying, “I think the problem is we have convinced ourselves that Obama’s drones are somehow softer and kinder and gentler than Bush’s drones.” Helping make O’Reilly’s central point, he added, “We refuse to hold President Obama accountable for drones the same way we would have under the Bush administration.”
“So basically you’re saying your crew is hypocritical on the issue?” O’Reilly interrupted, clearly happy to have a liberal confirming his hypothesis.
Hill explained that whenever he would try to “hold Obama accountable” for things like drones, Democrats would tell him to be quiet until after the election and look at the bigger picture. “People have convinced themselves that Obama is much more reasonable and dovish on war issues than he actually is and I don’t think it’s just strategy,” he said. “I think we are wrong.”
O’Reilly proceeded to ask Hill about tomorrow night’s State of the Union address and the economy specifically. Hill said he’s happy with the “steady growth” the country’s seen under Obama, but would like to see more being done for African-Americans. “The problem is oftentimes President Obama is unwilling or maybe even afraid to stay black people’s names in public and that for me can be frustrating.”[fbcomments]