You had to know it was coming. You had to know that if President Obama was reelected, blacks would be scapegoated by the right wing as moochers who only wanted a little friend chicken and grape Kool-Aid from the new Prez.
Mitt Romney began this meme with his comment to donors that Obama won because he offered “gifts” to minorities, immigrants, students, and women. Now, enter Fox News Bill O’Reilly, who never passes up an opportunity to degrade black and brown people.
Last night, O’Reilly responded to criticism by The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart, who’d said that that bemoaning “traditional voters” is itself a form a racism. O’Reilly said that the huge turnout of voters of color signaled an end to “traditional American voters.” The new voters, he argued, don’t understand “traditional American values”: