Well that didn’t take long!
Going into tonight you just knew that some TV pundit would lose his or her marbles live on the air and say something mind-blowingly stupid. The question was who would it be. If I were to have placed a bet, I would’ve gone with Ed Schultz or Chris Matthews or Lawrence O’Donnell over at MSNBC, or Bill O’Reilly or Sean Hannity at Fox News, depending on which side’s candidate appeared to be the loser.
Well, with the early exit polls favoring Obama, Bill O’Reilly stepped right on up and firmly established himself as the frontrunner to be the night’s biggest TV jackass, glumly lamenting the demise of “the white establishment” and essentially charging blacks, Latinos and women with voting for Obama solely because they’re lazy and looking for handouts.
“The white establishment is now the minority,” O’Reilly said in response to a “How could this happen?” question from Megyn Kelly. “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?…The demographics are changing. It’s not a traditional America anymore.”
O’Reilly went on to add that 50% of the people — presumably those with dark skin and/or female reproductive organs — “want stuff. They want things. And who is going to give them things? President Obama. He knows it, and he ran on it.”
Whoa! Homeslice Bill is just putting it all out there on the table, isn’t he? Translation: “WAKE UP, WHITE PEOPLE!” Watch in horror/amusement, as I did…
Now hopefully the race will tighten so someone from MSNBC will also step up to the plate and lose their mind on national TV as well!
(Hat tip: Atlantic Wire)