Bill O’Reilly was pissed last night, blaming President Obama’s reelection on the old and tired chestnut that the poorer half of the voting public is parasitic on the richer half, and so voted for the guy promising the most free goodies. It was an ugly performance; a display of bitter racial resentment. He also bemoaned the decline of white domination–most specifically, white male domination–over the country’s politics.
But don’t call Bill O’Reilly a sexist or a racist.
The repudiation of Bill O’Reilly’s (and Mitt Romney’s) brand of resentment politics last night was life affirming. And did you see that diverse and wonderful crowd of Obama supporters in Chicago waving American flags?