Dennis Miller: ‘Smartest Guy’ Obama is Either ‘Oblivious’ or ‘Disingenuous’

On Wednesday’s The O’Reilly Factor on FNC, during the show’s regular "Miller Time" segment, comedian Dennis Miller used humor to make a serious point about Barack Obama’s connections to corrupt and questionable characters in Illinois, and whether the President-elect was aware of the darker sides of his colleagues. Miller: "It’s just nice to know that my President-elect went through that entire system – all of these guys – Ayers, Blagojevich, Rezko, the Reverend Wright – and he didn’t notice any of them. At his worst, he is oblivious. At his absolute worst, he is disingenuous. He had to know something about some of these guys. ... We’re told that he’s the smartest guy on the planet on one hand. In the other hand, he never noticed any of this stuff. Come on, get the antenna up there, Barack. You got to wake up."

Below is a portion of the discussion with Miller from the Wednesday, December 10, The O’Reilly Factor on FNC:

DENNIS MILLER: I haven’t seen a bigger hack than Blagojevich come out of Chicago since the great slugger Wilson traded 191 of his teammates for the 1930 Cubbies. This is the quintessential political hack, and it’s just nice to know that my President-elect went through that entire system – all of these guys – Ayers, Blagojevich, Rezko, the Reverend Wright – and he didn’t notice any of them. At his worst, he is oblivious. At his absolute worst, he is disingenuous. He had to know something about some of these guys.

BILL O’REILLY: You know, I don’t want to be cynical. I want to give Obama a chance. But it is mind-boggling, it is mind-boggling that every two weeks, another, somebody emerges from the depths, the inner depths, and there he is going, "You know, hey, you know, I don’t know, I, you know."

MILLER: Oh, come on, you know. I’ll tell you, you know. We’re told that he’s the smartest guy on the planet on one hand. In the other hand, he never noticed any of this stuff. Come on, get the antenna up there, Barack. You got to wake up.

O’REILLY: Rahm Emanuel, too, the chief of staff, knew Blagojevich very, very well. And I think, you know, look, the tapes are interesting because they exonerate Barack Obama 100 percent, but Emanuel, now, you know, you know, this Blagojevich, if he flips, you know what he’s going to do. He’s going to just lay it right out there because, you know, he knows everything.

MILLER: Listen, if Blagojevich, Rezko, Wright, or Ayers flip on Rahm Emanuel, they’re going to end up in a parking garage facing into a wall, and they’re going to have a remake of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre because he plays rough.