O’Reilly: Black Voters Don’t Believe In ‘Self Reliance’ Or ‘American Exceptionalism’
Bill O’Reilly knows that for the hard right, “traditional” is a key buzzword, whether it’s associated with marriage, ethnicity, or far right nationalist alliances, it’s just another way to to say “White European Christians.” At the end of the day Bill’s saying there aren’t enough paranoid white people who are afraid of people who are different for his candidates to win anymore. I guess you just didn’t sow enough fear at Fox this election Bill, so I guess this means you’ll just ramp it up more for the midterms.
On his show last night, O’Reilly responded to comedian Jon Stewart’s criticism that mourning ‘traditional voters’ is latent racism. But in his rebuttal, O’Reilly explained that the mass turnout of voters of color signaled an end to ‘traditional American voters.’ The new voters, he argued, don’t understand ‘traditional American values’:
If you look at the exit polling, you’ll see that a coalition of voters put the President back into the oval office. That coalition was non-tradition, which means it veered away from things like traditional marriage, robust capitalism, and self reliance. Instead, each constituency that voted for the President — whether it be single women, Hispanic Americans, African Americans, whatever — had very specific reasons for doing so. […]
Traditional American voters generally want a smaller government in Washington, more local control, some oversight on abortion, and believe in American exceptionalism.