After his revolting "traditional America" rant on "The O'Reilly Factor," maybe he'll lose his Fox show too
BY JOAN WALSH
I thought maybe Bill O’Reilly’s historic rant about Obama winning because “the white establishment” is disappearing might just be a case of election night crazy, from which he would recover. But no, it’s his new shtick.
In case you missed it, on his Monday night show O’Reilly followed up his election-night meltdown by blaming President Obama’s reelection on “secular progressives” and the “far left,” whom he described as a “dangerous outfit, bent on destroying traditional America and replacing it with a social free-fire zone that drives dependency and poverty.” O’Reilly called Obama “the poster boy for progressive secularism,” and he went on:
“Secular progressives don’t want limitations on so-called private behavior. Want to smoke drugs? Fine! Want to abort a fetus? We’ll drive you to the clinic! Want to have a kid when you’re 16? No problem at all, we’ll support you.”
Uh-oh, Grandpa just found out that the kids “smoke drugs.” Get him a hot toddy and put him to bed.
On Tuesday, O’Reilly blasted the president for meeting with representatives from the so-called far left, in which he includes MoveOn and labor unions. He then took the opportunity to lash back at people who criticized him for his election night lament about the disappearing “white establishment,” insisting it was no “lament” but instead “sage opinion.” Yeah, he really said that.