Bill O’Reilly offers up his usual mix of ignorance, hypocrisy and stupidity in explaining that Obama only got elected because so many “non-traditional voters” — women, black people and Latinos — just don’t believe in America like he does.
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.
Okay, first of all, that phrase “American exceptionalism” is empty pablum designed only to appeal to the ignorant and the xenophobic.
Secondly…O’Reilly…O’Reilly…that’s an Irish name, isn’t it? I seem to recall that the Irish were once “non-traditional voters” in this country and demeaned in the same way O’Reilly demeans anyone who isn’t white. Those who ignore history are doomed to remain assholes.