Bill O'Reilly correctly observed that the movement to abolish the Electoral College was "all about race" on his show tonight, but he made a mistake about which direction the race argument went.
O'Reilly made the case for white supremacism, arguing, "this is all about race. The left sees white privilege in America as an oppressive force that must be done away with."
He expanded his argument as he continued to rail at the erosion of white privilege. "Therefore white working class voters must be marginalized and what better way to do that than center the voting power in the cities," he claimed.
"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."
He concluded, "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."
Lawrence O'Donnell summed up opposition to the Electoral College clearly. "It is making all votes equal," to which Corn agreed. And then he nailed O'Reilly.
"When I was listening to O'Reilly do that rant tonight, I was thinking about South Africa," he said, incredulously. "Talking about protecting the white establishment?"
Corn observed, "O'Reilly and the folks at Fox News are always yelling at the left and others for putting things in racial terms. I can't think of anything more racial than saying that people are protecting or trying to attack a white establishment."
"It sounds like he was defending apartheid!," he concluded.
We are at a point in our politics where Bill O'Reilly has been unshackled from the chains of even having the pretense of giving a damn about anyone but white folks. Trump's racist campaign has vindicated him.
So of course he's talking about apartheid. It is what he, Trump, and many of those who enthusiastically embraced Trump want.
O'Reilly's rant is below, if you can stand it.