On The O’Reilly Factor Thursday night (5/17/12), the “Culture Warriors” discussed the news that for the first time in United States history, there are more minority babies less than one year old than there are white babies. Culture Warrior Gretchen Carlson insisted she had no problem with the “racial aspect” of the change. No siree. Her concern was that these kids are more likely to be born to single mothers and therefore poor. And you know what that means – more welfare queens!
The other guest, Judge Jeanine Pirro, said the changing demographics bode well for Democrats and suggested this should maybe be a wake-up call for Republicans to do a better job outreach to minorities.
Carlson, on the other hand, said,
I say on its face it doesn’t matter as far as the racial aspect of it but culturally it could matter and here’s why: There are more births to single parents with minorities than to Caucasians and we all know that that does not bode well for the future of a child. Every study shows that a child is more apt to grow up in poverty if they only have one parent. In 2010, 72.5% of all black births were to single parents, 53.35 of all Hispanic births, 29% of the Caucasian births. Why does that matter down the road? Because eventually these are the kids who are going to grow up and be educated and gets jobs and pay taxes and most importantly, pay for the entitlement programs of this nation which are already broke.
Bill O’Reilly called her comments “interesting” and agreed that there’s a much higher percentage of minority babies born to single parents than of whites. “Whether that’s going to make a difference down the road, it’s hard to tell.”
O’Reilly found it very significant that minorities perform very well in the military. “But there is going to be a cultural change and it’s hard for us to predict,” he said.
She could have focused, for example, as Jeanine Pirro did, on how to adjust to a larger minority population or she even could have said something like, “Lets hope this means the black middle class will continue to grow and help empower those still in poverty.” But instead, she saw only bad outcomes. I thought that was pretty telling.
Personally,I think tying the whole thing up in this kind of package is nothing more than base pandering to scared,old white people. And there’s no sense in that unless you intend to frighten them.
Once again, give me a fucking break.
Every time the left has an idea, or want to conduct a study to determine causes, the right get in line for their turn at using Fox News and RW radio to create hateful sentiment against the potential program as “enabling entitlements”. Their solution when asked what they suggest? The people who need these changes can leave the country or suffer.
I looked up if the right has ever even tried anything other than “move,” and the few groups I could find? They just want you to go to church and get married. That’s seriously it- they don’t offer the least bit of help, advice, reference to help programs, or even a chance to contribute to the gathering of data.
So who needs to re-think what, again?
Give me a break.