Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Bill O'Reilly nails it before the results even started coming in

Soon after I turned on the Fox News coverage of tonight's election results, I caught Bill O'Reilly being interviewed by Brett Baier and Megan Kelly about his thoughts on what was going to happen tonight.  At the time, the Electoral College map had Romney leading 49 to 3, yet O'Reilly was looking glum and resigned.  He had already all but written off Romney, and offered these words of wisdom that sounded very much like what I wrote in a post last night:
"It’s not a traditional America anymore. People want stuff. They want things. And who is going to give them things? President Obama. He knows it and he ran on it. Whereby twenty years ago President Obama would be roundly defeated by an establishment candidate like Mitt Romney. The white establishment is now the minority. The voters, many of them, feel like the economic system is stacked against them. And they want stuff. You’re 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 they are entitled to things. And which candidate between the two is going to give them things?"

And, in the end, O'Reilly was exactly right.  He also lamented that Romney had played the campaign too safe and tried to coast across the finish line, rather than hammer on Obama to the very end.  O'Reilly then brought up the impact Hurricane Sandy had on the final days of the election, and he revisited something that I had heard from other pundits a couple days ago, but couldn't fully comprehend that people would actually think this way.  O'Reilly said that many people who might have otherwise voted for Romney decided instead to vote for Obama after seeing him "looking presidential" while walking side-by-side with Governor Chris Christie through the storm-ravaged streets of New Jersey.  Megan Kelly was incredulous - as was I - that someone would allow something that trivial to change their voting decision.  Obviously, O'Reilly was correct on that point as well.

I remember way back when Mitt Romney secured the Republican nomination for President, I slapped my forehead as I wondered how the morons in the GOP had managed to screw themselves again by nominating another retread squish in the vein of Bob Dole and John McCain.  I see a necessary war brewing in the Republican Party between these establishment squishes led by such assholes as Karl Rove and Ed Rollins and the conservative/libertarian wing who are sick of the Republican Party offering up these sacrificial lambs to the Democrats. 

If the "moderate/big government Republican" schtick that is being offered up by such losers as Dole, McCain, Romey, and, yes, George W. Bush is obviously not working, perhaps it is time to swing the other direction and offer up a true alternative to the inevitably big-government Democrat candidate.  What do we have to lose?  After all, we are already losing.  Big time.

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free... it expects what never was, and never will be."  -Thomas Jefferson


Anonymous said...

It also happened in California. Prop 30 passed overwhelmingly. Why would anyone vote for higher taxes? because "the rich" are going to pay for them, not me! But Prop 37 passed: why should food manufacturers have to tell you that there is insect DNA in your soft drink! Prop 32 failure tells us that it is OK for the unions to take your money without your permission and give it to Barry and Jerry! Exit polls showed that 60 % of the voters had the economy as their main concern, and they blamed BUSH for the last 4 years! Heaven help us because there are grim days ahead.

Anonymous said...

True about the grim days ahead. Tom McClintock said yesterday(11/7/12) that in a few years we are going to look back on these past few years and call them "the good ol' days".