I think he's smart, and actually he's an independent, not a repub. He comes off as a repub a lot though. I think he makes good points at times, but I have lost respect for him when I discovered that his ex wife a few years ago, accused him of pushing her down the stairs, and other domestic violent incidents. Supposedly their daughter witnessed it...who knows how true, but I wouldn't be stunned. Deep down, I think that O'Reilly is a closet misogynist.