Bill O’Reilly opened his show tonight with his so-called explanation about why the Democrats “earned the thrashing” they got last night. One big reason? They played the race card. “You do not, do not play the race card,” O’Reilly lectured.
O'Reilly's "proof" was a clip of MSNBC’s Jimmy Williams saying that Mary Landrieu and Kay Hagan would not be in trouble if the president were white. Now, I happen to be a fan of Williams but it’s pretty far-fetched to think that his remarks had anything to do with the election results.
O’Reilly groaned loudly after the clip. “Elements of the far left are addicted to the race excuse," he scolded." It’s offensive and it has harmed the image of the Obama administration.”
And who better to help make that case than Fox’s most famous race-card player, Glenn Beck? I guess it didn’t count when Beck called President Obama “a racist” with a “deep-seated hatred for white people or the white cuture.” Or when Sean Hannity, and Megyn Kelly affirmed the sentiment. Apparently, O’Reilly thinks it’s not only just fine but endorses people who accuse African Americans of racism.
Frankly, I can’t help but think O’Reilly chose Beck deliberately to poke in the eye those who might believe that racism against black people is real and at work against President Obama. It's just like Fox News trotting out Mark Fuhrman to comment about Ferguson and J. Christian Adams to discuss racial issues surrounding Attorney General Eric Holder.
Not surprisingly, Beck validated O’Reilly’s views. “You’re exactly right and I’m glad somebody’s finally saying it. ...We’re all Americans, all of us, and I think everybody is tired of being divided.” This from the guy who was so divisive, advertisers boycotted his show and he was let go from Fox.
“Who’s peddling that division, though?” O’Reilly asked accusingly. “Who’s saying every two minutes that because you criticize President Obama it’s race? And who’s saying every two minutes there’s a war on women, that the country wants to take rights away from women and not pay them enough? Who’s saying all that? Who’s doing all that? …Doesn’t Harry Reid have a nerve to bring that up? …It’s outrageous!”
Beck claimed that all that divisiveness is “not being accepted by the American people any more.”
My feeling is, is that the president is disconnected from the American people entirely. You saw that there was no humility in his press conference today. And he is also disconnected from the Democrats.
…I think this president – and I hope this is not true – but I think this president is going to go more radical. He doesn’t have anything to lose. He is going to super serve the uber left and the Republicans are not prepared for this. They’re playing politics from circa 1975 and they’re not going to be prepared for it.
...I think it could get ugly.
I think we’re in the most dangerous period now than the republic has been in since the Civil War. From now until probably Spring of 2017.
No, that’s not divisive. Because that kind of talk is not just OK on Fox if you are a Republican but if you’re a white conservative pointing a finger at Democrats or African Americans.
Watch it below.
That aside, when Obama was running for office, He outright said that Obama shouldn’t be president because that’s a threat to white privilege. And how many times has that been rehashed? Seriously, the only thing keeping that clown from being considered more racist than Hannity is that he has some clue how to word it, and doesn’t say it every night.
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