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The Electoral College: Bill O’Reilly Defends ‘The White Establishment’

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The Electoral College: Bill O’Reilly Defends ‘The White Establishment’


Reprinted with permission from Media Matters for America.

From the December 20 edition of Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor:

BILL O’REILLY: Abolishing the Electoral College, that is the subject of tonight’s Talking Points Memo. After Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, the left in America is demanding that the Electoral College system put into place in 1787 be scrapped. But there’s a hidden reason for this.

As we reported, even though Secretary Clinton won the popular vote by 2.8 million, the progressive state of California provided all of that margin. Clinton defeating Trump there by about 4.3 million votes. So if the Electoral College were abolished, presidential candidates could simply campaign in the nation’s largest states and cities, New York, L.A., Chicago, Houston, and rack up enough votes to pretty much win any election. That’s what the left wants. That’s what they want. Because in the large urban areas and blue states like New York and California, minorities are substantial. Look at the landscape. Philadelphia, Dallas-Fort Worth, Miami. In all of these places the minority vote usually goes heavily to the Democrats. And to that New York City, L.A., Chicago, San Francisco, don’t really have a national election anymore, do you? You have targeted populations. Newspapers like the New York Times and the L.A. Times have editorialized to get rid of the Electoral College. They well know that neutralizing the largely white rural areas in the Midwest and South will assure liberal politicians get power and keep it.

Talking Points believes this is all about race. The left sees white privilege in America as an oppressive force that must be done away with. Therefore white working class voters must be marginalized and what better way to do that than center the voting power in the cities. Very few commentators will tell you that the heart of liberalism in America today is based on race. It permeates almost every issue. That white men have set up a system of oppression. That system must be destroyed. Bernie Sanders pedaled that to some extent Hillary Clinton did. And the liberal media tries to sell that all day long. So-called white privilege bad. Diversity good.

If you look at the voting patterns, it’s clear that the Democrats are heavily reliant on the minority vote. Also on the woman vote. White men have largely abandoned the Democrats and the left believes it’s because of racism that they want to punish minorities, keep them down. So that’s what’s really going on when you hear about the Electoral College and how unfair it allegedly is.Summing up, the left wants power taken away from the white establishment. They want a profound change in the way America is run. Taking voting power away from the white precincts is the quickest way to do that.

IMAGE: Fox News Channel host Bill O’Reilly poses on the set of his show “The O’Reilly Factor” in New York March 17, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid



  1. Daniel December 22, 2016

    In other words, Bill, you want to establish American Apartheid.

  2. Daniel Jones December 22, 2016

    In other words, Bill feels American Apartheid must be maintained.

    1. Thoughtopsy December 22, 2016

      This after explaining endlessly to Jon Stewart how “White Privilege” does not exist.
      I wonder how he reconciles those views?

      How do you preserve something that you also believe does not exist?

  3. FireBaron December 22, 2016

    To turn this around against O’Reilly, the majority of the people in Texas voted for Democratic Candidates for Congress. However, thanks to the gerrymandering on the part of the Texas State Legislature, the majority of Texas’ congressional delegation will once again be on the blue side. I guess this means O’Reilly doesn’t believe in the people’s choice there, either!

  4. itsfun December 22, 2016

    Hillary won the vote in California by 4.3 million votes. That translates to President-elect Trump winning the popular vote total in 49 states by 1.5 million. Should one State be allowed to determine who the President of all 50 States?

    1. jmprint December 22, 2016

      A vote is a vote no matter what state it resides in, and every vote should count in order for it to be fare.

      1. itsfun December 22, 2016

        A vote is a vote in every state and counts in every state. However one state should not determine who our President is. Some in California want to leave the US. I for one can do without California.

        1. Aaron_of_Portsmouth December 22, 2016

          Did you ever consider that humanity could do without bigots and luddites, no matter which state they live in??

    2. Bill P December 22, 2016

      No California shouldn’t count, lets not count NY, Ma, NJ, Ct or any other state that voted for the Democrats either. Using your illogical logic we should take a million votes from California and give them to Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania so that Hillary will win their EC votes and therefore the presidency. Hillary won the popular vote because she received 65,844,954 (48.2%) while Trump got 62,979,879 (46.1%). Your last sentence ” Should one State be allowed to determine who the President of all 50 States?” show your total ignorance on elections. No one state in this country can win the vote by itself.

    3. Aaron_of_Portsmouth December 22, 2016

      The United States is one country, fellow, and not some discrete segments with artificial lines on a map to decide the value of one’s vote. Maybe, if you would finish high school you would be able to comprehend this.

    4. Zengo December 22, 2016

      Wait, Trump won the popular vote in New York?

      1. itsfun December 22, 2016

        I was combing the total votes of all the other 49 states. He won the popular vote by 1.5 million. He didn’t win 49 states in total. Hillary won the west coast states and a good deal of the east coast states.

        1. Zengo December 22, 2016

          that makes no sense

          1. itsfun December 22, 2016

            add the votes of all the states except California. Trump wins by 1.5 million. Hillary won California by 4.3 million. Counting all 50 states she won by 2.8 million. Take California’s 4.3 out of the equation and she loses by 1.5 million.

          2. Zengo December 22, 2016

            right but all you have to do is remove texas or something and hillary dominates, so your argument is non-sensical

          3. itsfun December 22, 2016

            I am not trying to make any kind of argument. I only said I don’t want one state to determine the next President. I believe the electoral college is the right way to elect our President. All states must have a say in our government.

          4. Thoughtopsy December 22, 2016

            “I can’t make any sort of argument…”
            – Fixed that for you.

    5. Thoughtopsy December 22, 2016

      You fail to understand the most basic tenet of Democracy.

      Let me explain it for you:
      One person… one vote.

      The Electoral college is not Democratic. Period.
      Because some voters’ votes count more heavily than others.

      Would you like it if a rule was proposed where votes by African Americans counted as 2 votes, but white people only 1?
      Then why do Republicans pretend the Electoral College is remotely democratic?… Where voters in Swing states count far more heavily than voters in ANY OTHER state… including heavily Republican states.

      You know why Republicans don’t even visit their heavily Republican voting states, and Democrats the same?
      Because those votes are in the bag… so people in those states (in either party) don’t matter.

      You know why both parties spend massive amounts of time and money in the Swing States? Asking THOSE voters what they want. Listening to THEIR problems. Making promises to THEM…
      Because their votes actually matter in the Electoral College.

      What happens if you eliminate the Electoral College?

      Every vote matters.
      Every person is equal.
      Both parties have to listen to ALL voters.
      Ask ALL voters.
      Make promises to ALL voters.
      It means that turnout will go up considerably… because every vote will count. If you’re a Democrat in CA, or a Republican in AL… you won’t relax and just not turn up… you will actually VOTE. Because it matters.

      And no… I’m not even addressing your argument about California… Not because I’m avoiding it. It’s just too stupid to actually bother with.

      It’s the intellectual equivalent of arguing that we could reduce the size of a birthday cake by the simple expedient of not including the flour… Yeah sure…

      Of course…. after that ITS NOT A CAKE.

  5. Budjob December 22, 2016

    Bill O’Nazi is truly a racist fucking pig!

  6. Aaron_of_Portsmouth December 22, 2016

    Framing the events of the day in such stark terms of that mythical quality called “race”, and assigning magical qualities to skin color shows us that O’Reilly is still in a free-fall in the pit of ignorance. Bill, like so many other Right Wing extremists, is so divorced from what it means to be human that he insists on seeing people first based on looks and skin color, then he makes an instinctive reaction to reaffirm his biased and amoral personality.
    A handful of visitors to this site are students of the “Trump/O’Reilly School of Racialism” and also frame most every social issue for discussion primarily based on race, carefully keeping score of whether Team “White” is ahead or Team “Black”.

    No political, philosophical, psychological methods or ideologies can alleviate this sort of sickness—a sickness originating from viewing humanity as distinct and separate discrete units, with little in common besides being sentient and bipedal.

  7. Thoughtopsy December 22, 2016

    He’s never been honest.
    Why expect him to start now?


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