Talented Bill O’Reilly Once Again Proves Republican Racism, Sexism and Bigotry in Less Than 100 Words

bill-oreilly-idiot-1Bill O’Reilly is one of those characters in the conservative media whose ignorance doesn’t even really make me angry.  He’s such a pompous, self-righteous egomaniac that he’ll say and do whatever he needs to as long as it gets him some kind of attention or keeps his ratings high.

But his recent rant is by far one of his best and most ridiculous.  He basically attacked anyone who might dare question the actions of the United States.  He called it the “grievance industry.”

What is that you ask?  Well according to O’Reilly, “The grievance industry basically says that America is not a fair nation, that the deck is stacked against minorities, women, the poor, gays, atheists, Muslims — you name it.  And the bad guys are white males, the Republican Party, and anybody who doesn’t buy into the grievance industry.”

He later continued, “If you are not a rich white guy, chances are you are the victim of discrimination. Therefore, we must have gender equality, race equality, sex equality, income equality, everything equality or it’s just not fair!”

If you want to see an elegant way to say something racist, look no further than these comments.

Basically any push for equality is a direct attack on “rich white males” according to O’Reilly’s logic.

The problem in this country isn’t just that we have rich people and poor people.  It’s that while the vast majority of the country falls further and further behind economically, the rich continue to become richer than ever before.  Our entire economy was crashed because of massive corruption on Wall Street.  And what’s the method the GOP has used to “right the ship”?  Pushing for cuts to programs that help the poor and middle class, all while advocating for more of the same tax cuts and deregulations that led to our economic crash in the first place.

The rich caused our economic collapse, and Republicans basically want to reward them for it while making the poor pay for it.

As far as his comments about minorities, women, atheists and Muslims, he just further solidifies the prejudice that resides within conservatives toward each of those groups.

In the minds of many conservatives, equal rights for homosexuals, women, Muslims, atheists and minorities infringes on their “right” to discriminate against these groups.

O’Reilly’s comments are just another example of how outdated and racist the Republican party truly is.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • bamcintyre

    A self-evident posting. It describes the reality of the empowered conservative right wing. I find that I have less and less patience for such arrogance.

    • strayaway

      Didn’t Senator Obama leave the campaign trail in 2008 to rally the black caucus to support the Wall Street bankers bailout? Remember also that in that campaign he promised to make changes in NAFTA. Instead, he is trying to fast track the TPP. Most bankers are white including Barack’s bank vp grandmother but when even the black caucus votes for Wall Street and both parties keep voting for deals that send jobs overseas, it’s no wonder we see comments about the lack of jobs.

      • Andy Kinnard

        Is there a false equivalency you’re trying to draw here? I’m pretty sure we all know where we disasgree with the POTUS’ policy, but that doesn’t mean we’re going to abandon Democrats and liberals over it.

      • strayaway

        You might be able to get Elizabeth Warren to run. She has been making disapproving noises about some banking practices and the TPP. My point though was that the 1%ers’ coup in this country was a bi-partisan rather than an exclusively Republican driven event.

      • Andy Kinnard

        Sadly true, but not in equal proportion. ..not that that makes me feel any better about being sold out by supposed liberals.

  • outraged13

    Once upon a time I had a “good” job that allowed my family to be solidly lodged in the category of “working middle class.” We certainly weren’t rich, but we were secure. The recession came and my job simply vanished. As a result, I returned to school and will be completing my third degree in about 4 weeks. At this point, there is absolutely no security for us whatsoever and our financial status exceeded my own worst fears long ago. In fact, we’re lucky if all three of us go to bed with a full stomach-many times my wife and I have gone hungry so our 6 year old daughter can eat. I can tell you all with absolute certainty that the deck IS stacked against the poor; we’re living through it right now. I never knew just how bad it was until I experienced it for myself. On the one hand, it sucks more than you think it does. On the other, I’m sure I’ve gained some valuable social and political insight from it. If it weren’t for the support of some family members who have had varying degrees of economic success, there would be NO WAY AT ALL we could even hope to recover-I cannot stress that enough! Even with that help it will be a very long time (if ever) before we acquire the stability and security we once had. Make no mistake people, inequality for everyone (except the rich) is rampant in this country.

    • deanne

      Good luck with your job search. In a way, it would be nice if all govermental officials (elected and appointed) had to experience something like this for a couple of months. I think at least would think about changing parties.

      • Guile Williams

        Only a couple of months? I won’t be satisfied unless they experience it for at least as long as I have, which is going on six years now.

      • LolitaP4

        My suggestion would be along the lines of in order to qualify to attain a politically elected position the candidate would have to live in a below middle working class environment for a maximum of one year to experience legislation that affects that working class. To observe those holding similar political posts would be an important teaching tool on “How does this happen?” I think so!

    • Guile Williams

      Your story sounds like mine. Hang in there, eventually it will get better.

  • Andy Kinnard

    What do we want? Everything! When do we want it? Still! — Bill O’Reilly’s fan base

  • Eddie Krebbs

    He likes saying we are guided by Christian moral principles. Well what did Jesus say about the Pharisee who went to the temple and presented himself as being perfect ?

    • 1EdMeadows83

      Well, don’t keep us in suspense! What the hell did Jesus say about the Pharisee?

  • Scaramongus

    Another blowhard, that has a God complex. What a maroon!!!

  • Jim Bean

    Bill’s right. Obama’s ‘divide and conquer’ strategy has been wildly successful from the political standpoint as he has awakened grievances in nearly everyone and created a nation divided against itself. Meanwhile, nothing gets done but bickering as the nation sinks further and further into economic and social decay. The only winners are few select Democratic Party politicians and they can only preserve their future success by ensuring the ranks of the aggrieved and economically dissatisfied remains sufficiently high.