Wither the white establishment, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly lamented during election coverage Tuesday night.
If President Barack Obama wins again, O’Reilly predicted before the final election results were in but when things were already looking bad for the Republicans, it will be because “traditional America” no longer exists.
“The white establishment is now the minority,” said O’Reilly. “The voters, many of them, feel that the economic system is stacked against them and they want stuff.”
He goes on to say that Hispanics and blacks will vote overwhelmingly for Obama, and that women are more likely to vote for the president, as well.
“People feel that they are entitled to things and which candidate, between the two, is going to give them those things?” he asks.
Though O’Reilly’s comments were enough to earn him an honourary spot on Salon’s “The 20 biggest sore losers of election night” list (putting him in the same company as sore loser Donald Trump), O’Reilly wasn’t entirely wrong about who would be voting the president back for a second term.
According to exit polls conducted by CNN, white voters were more likely to vote Republican, while African-American, Latino and Asian voters were much more likely to vote for the Democratic candidate. Women were also more likely to support President Barack Obama, according to the poll.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012