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.
So do I- that’s why I’m all for raising taxes on the very rich.
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.