Tuesday on Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” host Bill O’Reilly used his introductory “Talking Points Memo” segment to offers his thoughts on the motivations behind the movement to abolish the Electoral College.
According to O’Reilly, much of what is behind the push is geared toward taking power away from whites throughout the country and putting it in the hands of minority voters in America’s urban areas.
Transcript as follows (courtesy of BillOReilly.com):
After Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, the left in America is demanding that the Electoral College system, put into place in 1787, be scrapped.
But there is a hidden reason for this. As we have reported, even though Secretary Clinton won the popular vote by 2.8 million, the progressive state of California provided that margin, Clinton defeating Trump there by about 4.3 million votes.
So, if the Electoral College were abolished, presidential candidates could simply campaign in the nation’s largest states and cities – New York, LA, Chicago, Houston – and rack up enough votes to pretty much win any election.
That’s what the left wants – because in the large urban areas and blue states like New York and California, minorities are substantial.
Look at the landscape – Philadelphia, Dallas – Fort Worth, Miami – in all of these places the minority vote usually goes heavily to the Democrats.
Add that to New York City, LA, Chicago, and San Francisco and you don’t really have a national election anymore, you have targeted populations.
Newspapers like the New York Times and the L.A. Times have editorialized to get rid of the Electoral College.
They well know that neutralizing the largely white rural areas in the Midwest and South will assure liberal politicians, get power and keep it.
Talking Points believes this is all about race. The left sees white privilege in America as an oppressive force that must be done away with.
Therefore white working-class voters must be marginalized, and what better way to do that than center the voting power in the cities?
Very few commentators will tell you that the heart of liberalism in America is based on race.
It permeates almost every issue – that white men have set up a system of oppression and that system must be destroyed.
Bernie Sanders peddled 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.
If you look at the voting patterns, it is clear that the Democrats are heavily reliant on the minority vote.
Also on the woman vote.
White men have largely abandoned the Democrats and the left believes this is because of racism – that they want to punish minorities and keep them down.
So that’s what’s really going on when you hear about the Electoral College and how unfair it allegedly is.
Summing up, the left wants power taken away from the white establishment and they want a profound change in the way America is run.
Taking voting power away from white precincts is the quickest way to do that.
And that’s the memo.
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