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O’Reilly: Hispanics, Women, Gays, Blacks Don’t Believe In ‘Self Reliance’

by David Badash on November 20, 2012

in Bigotry Watch,News,Politics

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Fox NewsBill O’Reilly last night claimed that Hispanics, women, Blacks, and gays are “non-traditional” voters who “don’t believe in self reliance” or “American exceptionalism.”

Stating that “a coalition of voters put the President back into the oval office,” O’Reilly screamed, “That coalition was non-traditional, 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.”

Apparently, in Bill O’Reilly’s world, voters are not supposed to be educated about the candidates they choose, and should not have “very specific reasons” for voting.

“Traditional American voters generally want a smaller government in Washington, more local control, some oversight on abortion, and believe in American exceptionalism,” O’Reilly falsely stated.

Traditional American voters generally are Republicans or Democrats, and neither party can lay claim to wanting — or producing — “a smaller government in Washington,” for example.

The concept that Democrats — including Hispanics, women, Blacks, and gays — don’t believe in “American exceptionalism” is a lie. The difference is that Democrats know American exceptionalism has to be earned.

O’Reilly just wants credit because he’s an old white heterosexual man who’s been afforded benefits his entire life merely by having been born white, male, and heterosexual.

It’s O’Reilly who doesn’t believe in having to earn the label “exceptional” every day.

Over at Think Progress, Annie-Rose Strasser offered this thought:

O’Reilly isn’t new to making racially charged comments. Just days before the election, he speculated that Sec. of State Colin Powell cut Obama “a little more slack” in his endorsement of him because they are both black. He’s also claimed that Democrats have made black people “dependent” on the government.

Fox News is owned by Rupert Murdoch, who is now trying to buy the L.A. Times and  the Chicago Tribune, which would be devastating to quality American journalism. Murdoch Saturday attacked the “Jewish owned press” for they way the press — Jewish and non-Jewish — is covering the Gaza conflict. Members of the British Parliament in May released a lengthy 125-page report stating Rupert Murdoch ”is not a fit person to exercise the stewardship of a major international company.”

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{ 5 comments }

snowjava November 20, 2012 at 10:52 am

The right wing Christians are the biggest group of people that don't believe in self reliance. As a matter of fact, religions that believes there is some great god up in the air controlling everything are in that category. Atheist know what self reliance is. That don't give away their power to some make believe god/santa claus.

When we incorporate a living wage, instead of a minimum wage, people will feel respected and lbeable to live a decent life without working themselves to death to make some greedy owner rich. When the 1% get it in their heads they are rich, because their are many people that help them achieve that and not use them as sweat shop labor. People will want to work.

There are times in life when natural disasters hit and the people complaining, about those taking from the government will know what it is like to ask for something, without having to work for it. Every time a Sandy or Katrina hit. those who hate the ones collecting money from the government learn a lesson. I laugh and say now you know, what it is like to be on the other end. Your karma has arrived. Do you have a different perspective, of what it is like to beg for help food, shelter,, gas, heat, building another house?

Churches and religions are huge business that don't pay a dime of taxes. Are these self reliant people? They preach from their pulpit about the lowly life jesus lived, but do they really care about the poor. They fly to other countries helping others (which is desperately needed) but why not fix the problem in your neighborhood, before you rush to another country. Because they lie and deceive. Are these organizations self reliant?

Religion, corporations and greedy 1%'ers all rely on other people to accumulate their wealth. Who really is the least self reliant?

Rsyk November 24, 2012 at 12:32 am

"As a matter of fact, religions that believes there is some great god up in the air controlling everything are in that category. Atheist know what self reliance is. That don't give away their power to some make believe god/santa claus. "
What you're speaking of is religious determinism, a fringe idea that doesn't get much traction because it negates the idea of free will. Atheists also have an analogue. It's just called determinism. (Being the belief that every action is the result of the preceding action, therefor free will is a myth, as is self control.)

When we incorporate a living wage instead of a minimum wage, people will feel respected and able to live a decent life without working themselves to death to make some greedy owner rich. When the 1% get it in their heads they are rich because there are many people that help them achieve that and not use them as sweat shop labor people will want to work.

Fixed your mistakes for you there. And, how do you define living wage? Nationally or by state? Do you incorporate solely the cost of living, (food, housing, and utilities) or would you also like to determine how much extra people deserve on top of that? And how would you like to handle the research on what is the current living wage? Should it be evaluated yearly? Monthly? Should people have to work full time to earn a living wage? What about small businesses that can't afford to pay their workers whatever the living wage is at the time? Should that get subsidies to help them get off the ground, or should we just rely on the people who have that sort of capital to begin with to provide jobs?

There are times in life when natural disasters hit and the people complaining about those taking from the government will know what it is like to ask for something without having to work for it. Every time a Sandy or Katrina hits. those who hate the ones collecting money from the government learn a lesson. I laugh and say now you know what it is like to be on the other end. Your karma has arrived. Do you have a different perspective, of what it is like to beg for help food, shelter,, gas, heat, building another house?

Again, fixed your mistakes.
So, you don't differentiate between disaster relief and day to day living? Between people who had something and watched it all be taken away but something they truly had no power to avoid or control, and those who never worked for anything in the first place?
Then, you see people hit by disasters like that and laugh at them? You think they deserved it? That says more about you than anything else.

Churches and religions are huge business that don't pay a dime of taxes. Are these self reliant people? They preach from their pulpit about the lowly life jesus lived, but do they really care about the poor? They fly to other countries helping others (which is desperately needed) but why not fix the problem in your neighborhood before you rush to another country? Because they lie and deceive. Are these organizations self reliant?

Not generalizing or labeling things with a broad brush I see. Nice to know that I may look at Islam mosques, Christian churches, and Buddhist temples as functionally the same thing.
Now excuse me while I try and wrap my head around this concept. They send aid to third world countries, where the quality of life is worse, the death rates are higher, the landscape is more violent, and people have much less resources to help themselves, because they are lying about caring about the poor. So, by helping others who are in worse situations, and are harder to get to then the people who're easy to reach, they are demonstrating that they do not care about poor people….Okay, I think I get it. Next time I do charity, work I'll be sure to do the easiest thing possible. To show how much I care.
Also, no. Religions are not self reliant. Because they are made up of a group of people. They rely on the group of people. Just like the government. And corporations. And every activist movement ever. More so, no where in this article is religion mentioned. Why are you bringing it up?

LOrion November 20, 2012 at 12:29 pm

So OReilly does ALL HIS OWN cooking, cleaning etc. He never relies on anyone else to TO DO ANYTHING FOR HIM! How about giving him paycheck Who does he rely on for that? TA DA He is not self-reliant!

Rsyk November 24, 2012 at 12:38 am

He relies on his ability to make people watch his show. Probably using the knowledge he gained while getting his first masters degree. Or maybe his second. Regardless, there's a difference between not doing everything yourself because you don't want to, and not doing it because you've become successful enough to not have to.
And judging from the amount of attention he gets on this site alone, I'd say he has enough people paying attention to his show to pretty much never have to do anything but make people made for the rest of his life.

dregstudios November 20, 2012 at 8:40 pm

O'Reilly is just one of the talking heads guarding the inhabitants of Bullsh*t Mountain from rejoining the world of the sane. Fox News is a propaganda machine which dumbs down America by the day through disinformation and their slanted agendas. See their anchors spewing forth feces from their mouths in my visual homage to the network on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2012/10/the-fo

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