A similar version of this post appeared on News Hounds
Dick Morris – you know, the guy who said Hurricane Katrina would be a “huge positive” for George W. Bush – was on The O’Reilly Factor last night where he previewed Bill Clinton’s convention speech by reiterating the crackpot conspiracy theory that Clinton is only fronting support for Barack Obama because Hillary is being “held hostage” as a member of Obama’s cabinet and “They’ll kill her if he loses.”
Morris told an openly skeptical Bill O’Reilly, “I guarantee you, based on what I know, that Bill Clinton wants Obama defeated.” Why? Because in Morris’ mind, Hillary has a better chance of getting elected in 2016 if Obama loses in November. “After eight years of Obama, no Democrat will get elected for the next hundred years,” Morris said.
Although it’s a safe bet Morris would be one of – if not the last person either Clinton would confide in, Morris nevertheless claimed insight into Clinton’s “thought process:” “‘(Obama) called me a racist. He dumped on me. I’m the only Democrat since Truman to get re-elected.’”
O’Reilly not only didn’t believe it, he obviously thought it was ridiculous. He wondered aloud if Morris was suggesting that Clinton was going to get up on the podium and send “subliminal messages” to make Obama lose.
No, Morris said. “Because his wife is a hostage. He can’t do that… They’ll kill her if (Obama) loses.” But, Morris added, “Bill has got to be pro-Obama and anti-Romney. But in his heart, it’s a different story.”
O’Reilly questioned that too, “You know in his heart. You know,” he said doubtfully.
Morris said that over September and October “other comments will come out that will indicate that… He’s determined not to be blamed for Obama’s defeat. So that’s why he’s giving this speech tonight.”
“I don’t know if I’m buying all of this,” O’Reilly said.
The second video below is Clinton’s convention speech that he gave shortly after that conversation. Judge for yourself if it sounds like Clinton was faking his support under duress.