Since the night of the election, Bill OâReilly has been looking for a scapegoat on whom he can blame Mitt Romneyâs loss. He seems to have found one in African American, Latino, and female voters.
Before all the votes were even cast on November 6, OâReilly came out with the theory that âThe white establishment is now the minority,â and that women, black, and Latino voters are ânon-traditionalâ voters who âfeel that they are entitled to things and which candidate, between the two, is going to give them things?â
On his show last night, OâReilly responded to comedian Jon Stewartâs criticism that mourning âtraditional votersâ is latent racism. But in his rebuttal, OâReilly explained that the mass turnout of voters of color signaled an end to âtraditional American voters.â The new voters, he argued, donât understand âtraditional American valuesâ:
If you look at the exit polling, youâll 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 âwhether it be single women, Hispanic Americans, African Americans, whateverâ 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.
OâReilly isnât new to making racially charged comments. Just days before the election, he speculated that Sec. of State Colin Powell cut Obama âa little more slackâ in his endorsement of him because they are both black. Heâs also claimed that Democrats have made black people âdependentâ on the government.