It was pretty clear from the somber tones and joyless expressions on the faces of the Fox News pundits last night that at best Mitt Romney was not going to have a good night. But Bill O'Reilly may have outdone Karl Rove in the electoral spoilsport department when he suggested that minority welfare queens were the reason for President Obama's re-election.
Bill O'Reilly has been spouting racial resentment (and pointing the finger of racism at blacks) over the election for the last week or so. But his previous attacks were more or less directed at President Obama and his supporter, Colin Powell. Last night, O'Reilly widened his net of condemnation to the majority of voters and the country, as a whole:
It's a changing country. The demographics are changing. It's not a traditional America any more. And there are 50% of the voting public who want stuff. They want things. And who is going to give them things? President Obama. He knows it and he ran on it. And, whereby twenty years ago, President Obama would have been roundly defeated by an establishment candidate like Mitt Romney. The white establishment is now the minority. And the voters, many of them, feel that the economic system is stacked against them and they want stuff. You are going to see a tremendous Hispanic vote for President Obama, overwhelming black vote for President Obama. And women will probably break President Obama’s way. People feel that they are entitled to things and which candidate, between the two, is going to give them things?
So much for American exceptionalism, eh?
This video was originally posted on my election live blogging thread last night but I thought it important enough that it deserved a thread of its own.
I can’t stand ignorance! I sent him an email right after I heard what he said. I wrote it with dignity, so I can keep my head held high, but I hope to God that he loses his show. Nearly all of Republicans have said something profoundly ignorant and many, like O’Reilly, even turn to racism! There’s no excuse for that!
My prediction: 2012 is the beginning of the collapse of the Republican party! They have already lost one that I know of. Me.
The economy will keep getting better, and it will be the middle class that did it. Not the upper class!
Put it where the sun don’t shine O’Reilly!
Conclusion: A bunch of college graduates who want free stuff voted for Obama. Yeah, that makes sense. Or not.
So do I- that’s why I’m all for raising taxes on the very rich.
Watching the commentators on FOX News feign providing insightful analyses is akin to watching reruns of an old sit-com that was cancelled after one season.
It’s not the wife-beating, misogynistic, minority repressing nation I want anymore!
That said, it’s getting harder and harder to give a shit what O’Reilly says. I know he’s a racist, you know he’s a racist, even the Dollar pack knows he’s a racist- they just won’t admit it because they have to face what their defense of him says to everyone else.
I say join the boycott when he crosses the final line, otherwise… screw him. Not worth the energy.
“Twenty years ago” the country elected Bill Clinton.
Those sure were good times, Billdo.
No chit, Sherlock.
Ever heard of this little thing called the Baby Boom?
And please excuse me if I don’t feel sorry for your whines about Mayberry, Billdo.
In that hick town of yours, in your “traditional” ’murka, only white men would have been allowed to vote. Dear lard. Way to insult your very audience, Billdo, since the Fox gNOpig Propaganda network appeals to those same aging baby boomers WHO WANT their Social Security and Medicare.
Quick math lesson, Billdo (1950) 50 + 60 (retirement age) gives us 2010. Open a History book, Billdo, and look at what the Baby Boomers brought to get out of hicksville. From Civil Rights, end of segregation, the Cold War and all the way to technologies like this very frigging Internet.
It is not a changing country, YOU MORON!
The whole fugging WORLD is CHANGING!
It changes every day!
This reminds me of a quote attributed to the French demonstrations of May ’68 (watch the numbers, again)
Un pensamiento que se estanca es un pensamiento que se pudre
An idea standing still like a puddle becomes a rotten idea.
You are doing a fine job stinking up Fox News, Billdo.
O’Reilly can’t speak for America, but he can speak for self-centered white people.