So, Mr. O’Reilly here is really cheesed at You People for calling him a racist. All he did was point out that Barack Obama was reelected by a bunch of poor nonwhite people who want productive white Americans to give them All The Things, and then people started calling him bad names. Like “racist,” which is certainly a new one for Bill O’Reilly that he has never been called before! But look, children, Mitt Romney came out just a week after the election and said pretty much the same things himself, as Mr. O’Reilly points out. It’s just the truth! Nobody called Romney a racist (sure they did! Really! More than once!), but Romney also didn’t actually come out and say “White America is over, man.” He just implied it, like.

Let us parse Billo’s thinking here: 20% of people who voted make under $30,000, and a lot of them receive “entitlements.” 63% of them voted for Barry Bamz, which was his margin of victory! And so, people who like getting free stuff won that man the election. What’s racist about that?

We would just like to take a brief moment here to wave goodbye forever to the meaning of “entitlement” as it was traditionally understood in American Political Discourse. Back in the olden days (roughly the 1970s), it was a fairly neutral term that simply meant, as one commenter at Language Log put it,

a program with a fixed set of rules to qualify for benefits, so that actual expenditure depends on changes in the number of people who qualify (or in the cost of the benefit, where it is in kind rather than cash) as opposed to decisions made in the annual budget process.

Thanks to Fox News and Mitt Romney, “entitlement” now apparently means “Welfare for bad people who suck the life out of productive Americans.” Never mind that virtually all Americans receive gummint benefits, even as they think they don’t and complain about lazy welfare people. As Nicholas Kristoff put it so brilliantly a while back,

We manifestly do have a problem with people who see themselves as victims even as they benefit from loopholes in the tax code.

One is running for president.

Ahem. So anyway, the simple truth for Bill O’Reilly is that bad lazy people getting gummint benefits are hurting the good hardworking people who get gummint benefits but totally DESERVE them to the point that they are actually earning them. There is nothing wrong with noting that a whole bunch of these bad gummint beneficiaries are kind of brownish, because that’s simply a matter of demographic reality. And it’s “vile” and a “disgrace” to suggest that O’Reilly has a skewed worldview, as the Washington Post did… in a couple of sentences of an editorial that was mainly about Mitt Romney. Let’s keep in mind who the real victim is, here. It’s Billo. It’s always Billo.

In any case, it is very important to point out that only lazy people want free stuff. This is why no promise of FREE STUFF in big bright letters has ever moved a product or gotten someone onto a mailing list or bilked anyone out of their life savings.

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  • Come here a minute

    Will somebody get Bill O'Reilly a motherfucking iced tea?

    • HateMachine

      That motherfucker bogarting all the iced tea is the real racist.

    • Stentor7

      And would it fucking kill you to put some sugar in it bitches?

  • Lizzietish81

    At least he didn't cry….on camera.

    Go to bed old man!

  • Clearly, Billio can't handle a free dose of reality.

  • LastGasp

    O’Reilly has a skewed worldview, alright. In fact, I'd say he and his pampered white-bread pals are really skewed.

  • red_kira

    It's the Twilight of the Sods.

  • BlueStateLibel

    It's not as if Irish-Americans ever voted to get good things like jobs or government contracts, right Bill? See Tammany Hall, et al.

  • Callyson

    Is this the same guy who tried to get free phone sex from his producer?


    • Mahousu

      If only he had tried for free Obamaphone sex.

    • In fairness, he has Magic Jack as his home phone service.


      • Negropolis

        Is a Magic Jack when you do it without even touching it?

        • Boy, I left that softball way out over the plate….

          • Negropolis

            Well, I've learned from the best. My lechery has increased ten-fold under your tutelage…

  • gullywompr

    You know what these takers are really taking?

    • gullywompr

      Fox's relevance.

      • No fair, you answered your own question FIRST.

        I was gonna say "Hitler."

        • Hi Z!!11!

          • Hey, Sweetpea! Everything OK? (Hugs you) Happy TG!

          • Things are pretty good. My sweetie is home now, and getting a little better every day. How are you? What are you cooking for Thanksgiving?(short circuits keyboard with drool)

          • So glad to hear that. Kiss the top of his head for me. Poor little guy, what a trauma. I'm exhausted and in pain after a brutal PT session (the sonofabitch sympathized with my pain and suffering and then said, "You know we're gonna do this again, right?" I coulda smacked him).

            Cassoulet with white beans, garlic sausage, thyme, tomatoes, pancetta, and breadcrumbs for a crunchy topping. Super winter food. Wish you were here, I'd fix you up a bowl. But since you can't have me to cook for you, I hope you're feeding yourself well this holiday and staying warm and toasty. Love you!

          • Rushes off to google “cassoulet ”

      • Not_Mother

        The palin fortress of solitude frozen tundra teevee studio?

    • Veritas78

      Too much of my time?

    • SorosBot

      They're gonna take on me?

    • sullivanst

      The piss?

    • SorosBot

      Pelham 123?

    • natl_[redacted]_cmdr

      My sanity? Oh, wait. I never had any to being with. Never mind.

    • MinAgain

      An opportunity to wear on my last available nerve?

    • Nostrildamus

      It in the rear?

    • bikerlaureate

      Unseemly liberties?

    • Pat_Pending

      a shit on Bill?

    • Torn between:
      1. Time and space
      2. All the kool-aid
      3. The brown acid, in spite of the warnings from the stage

    • Respitetini

      Names, along with all the ass-kicking they're doing.

  • LesBontemps

    Let’s keep in mind who the real victim is, here.

    You mean, Sarah Palin?

  • Bill appears to have a rather billious view of reality, wouldn't you say?

    Well, you might not, but I most certainly did. Do. Will do.

    • Chichikovovich

      You might also say that it would be nice too see some of his Bill – irubin on the floor.
      But like me, you're the non-violent, peaceful type and probably wouldn't
      But, you could. Just saying.

      • See, I was thinking that, but too much of a wuss to say it.

        Hello, dear Chich, long time no see! Hopefully you're with the family for Thanksgiving, even if it is the American and not the Canadian version?

        • Chichikovovich

          Hey WB – time to open yourself to the dark side!

          Yep, with the whole family, it's very wonderful. Hope it's a terrific time for you too.

          • Yes, thanks, good friends and family. Huddling against the cold. Hugs to you and the family!

    • sullivanst
      • Sure, why not? I've always been, or will have considered myself, partial to the HitchHikers lifestyle.

  • I'm starting to sympathize with Olson Johnson…

    • The best movie ever made. Especially for lifting one's spirits.

      • PopeEdgardo

        Yep. Nothin like a little of that authentic frontier gibberish.

        • The songs were great, too! I'll never forget Anal Johnson — he liked to keep things nice and clean. (spit!)

  • WVUer21

    Fuck it! I'll cry here live!

    • kittensdontlie

      n. Billo, adj. Billious: Affected by or associated with nausea or vomiting.

  • badseeds

    Cut his mic.

    • LibrarianX

      How does Jon Stewart manage to be nice to him?

      • I suspect, other than a vast reservoir of snark, Jon is basically a Nice Person. I don't think it would ever occur to him to be anything but nice and polite and reasonable to most people. Well-larding that attitude with deserved snark, of course. Much like the folks here.

      • shelwood46

        Jon worked as a bartender for years before becoming a full-time comedian. A bartender in Jersey, to boot. He is familiar with how to handle drunken louts.

  • Goonemeritus

    Promising conservatives people all the government they want (strong military, transportation security… etcetera) without taxes is totally different because freedumb.

  • Things: equal pay, college loans, voting rights

    Not Things: Yachts, Private Jets, Tons of money to suppress recordings of employee sexual harassment.

  • littlebigdaddy

    Racisms go in…racisms go out…you just can't explain that.

  • SexySmurf

    You know that dude with the dollar sign jacket who used to scream like he was on crack about how the gub'mint would give you free money if you bought his book. Do you think he voted for Obama?

    • His tin foil hat proved to be useless, they found him anyway and then the black helicopters took him away to be reeducated.

    • joobajooba

      Matthew Lesko! (?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?): "Get all the government benefits YOU deserve!"
      Ok Photoshoppers, Obama in a Lesko suit?

  • Billo, sweetie, just because you don't use the n-word (in public) it doesn't mean you're not a racist.

    • LibrarianX

      Hey! He's Irish, right? That means he can't be racist. Ipso facto.

    • BenGleck

      Hey, I've read comments (on Yahoo) that use the n-word AND say they are not a racist in the same sentence!

      • sullivanst

        I'm guessing mostly of the form "I'm not a racist, but that ni…"

        • You've been reading the fucking Yahoo comments, haven'tchu?

          • sullivanst

            Oh hell mufucking no. I know what I can't handle.

          • (Hugs you) So glad you're sane, fella.

    • Did you mean "Nationalize"? Is that the "N" word you're talking about?

  • SorosBot

    "I've been on foodstamps and welfare, did anyone help me out?" – Craig T. Nelson

    • MissTaken


      • SorosBot

        Ah, the classics.

      • natl_[redacted]_cmdr


    • BadKitty904

      And I'll bet you an amero and a kiss that these guys STILL don't get the irony…

    • CommieDad

      Ahh, another good Spokanite (person from my home town). Where having sex with (underage) men doesn't make you gay. Where proper police response to a mentally ill homeless man in a convenience store is to tazzer him to death.

      Thank-god for the west side, as we freedom-loving east-siders get so much more from the state govm't than we give.

      At least we voted for legalizing the chronic.

      • PopeEdgardo

        "Spokane goddamn Washington. The town that time forgot." – Utah Phillips

    • The T is for Teabagger

  • mbobier

    Billo is right; it's not a traditional America anymore — you know, like the one where there were signs in the windows of businesses saying "No Dogs or Irish." THAT traditional America, Mr. O'Reilly, is indeed gone, and you ought to be pretty dang glad about that.

    • BadKitty904

      What's most laughable, to me, about all this Wingtard whining is that they pretty much just don't like being treated – ignored, marginalized, etc. – like a minority.

      Funny how that works, no?

    • BlueStateLibel

      After every group that comes to the U.S.and gets melted into the pot, they always want to slam the door on the newcomers.

  • Veritas78

    What are those people going to talk about for the next… okay, the rest of their bitter lives?

  • mbobier

    Gee, all Billo is doing is pointing out that Brown votes shouldn't count the way White ones do. To be specific, they should only count 3/5ths as much.

  • Nibbler of Niblonia

    Browns and poors vote for democrats because handouts

    Fundies and Richies vote for republicans because freedom

    can't splain that

    • You know what they say. If you're white and rural, or a business, it's a subsidy.

      If you're poor and/or black, it's a handout.

    • editor

      ho, what a nailbiter / buttclencher …

      first 7 or so minutes: poors voted for obama, because they're poors, and he actually seemed to care about poors. no fair. because, really, what the american people genuinely care about is libya. instead, some voters seemed to vote for what affects them directly. this is most likely wrong. those who make less than 30,000 dollars per year (hello, fellow americans!) maybe ought not to have their votes counted. at least not as fully as the richer.

      but then, at around 8 minutes (after some deranged ranting), some sense? yes, the white establishment no longer wins elections!

      ooooh, lost it only a few seconds later! u.s. turning into europe! bad! vile!

      this footage made me very tired. so glad i do not have to watch this tosser for a living.

  • Lucidamente1

    You say loofah, I say falafel, let's call the whole thing off.

    • sullivanst

      He's such a loofah.

  • BadKitty904

    Why would anyone listen to this guy? What has he ever accomplished? Do his opinions have some kinda value above the norm?

    And when did being a dick become a profession?

    • Angry_Marmot

      At least since the days of Joe Pyne, and Walter Winchell before him… but the size of the audience today has made it a very lucrative profession.

  • Fox n Fiends


  • snowpointsecret

    Bill O'Reilly is secretly training a legion of gun-loving racists that cuss at everyone they don't like.

    They're called teenage Call of Duty players.

  • SorosBot

    "This is why no promise of FREE STUFF in big bright letters has ever moved a product or gotten someone onto a mailing list or bilked anyone out of their life savings."

    Matthew Lesko, is that you?

  • natl_[redacted]_cmdr

    Dok: Fuck it! We'll do it live! Brony style!

  • el_donaldo

    I clicked on the free stuff link, and all I got was a lousy gif. I demand more for my clicking efforts.

    • Blueb4sinrise

      Dammit, am I in some kinda one-minute timewarp?

      • SorosBot

        But the timewarps happened yesterday, none yet today that I've seen.

        • el_donaldo

          Is there some reason we can't do the time warp again?

          • It's just a jump to the left
            And then a step to the right
            With your hands on your hips
            You bring your knees in tight
            Wash, rinse, and repeat as needed

        • Blueb4sinrise

          I just meant that I've been beaten to the comment lately.
          It can't be MY fault.

          • Of course not. People keep stealing my comments before I even think of them!

          • HistoriCat

            Obviously it's Obama's fault.

  • Billo is on the rag and needz a Brillo Pad™ or twelve stuffed in his Underoos™.

    • BadKitty904


    • Gangnam Style! Those pelvic thrusts won't improve his temper in the least!

  • MissTaken

    Free Loofahs!

  • Blueb4sinrise

    So the gist is that we get free Wonkette stuff?

    • Yeah, if you want a collection of HoboBeans, old condoms, stale snack cakes (not from Hostess, those have resale value), and pocket lint. Hey, it's free.

  • LibrarianX

    Note to GOP: Give us better gifts.

    • SuspectedDemocrat

      Needz moar $300 checks.

      • PopeEdgardo

        I already asked. Linda McMahon told me to go fuck myself.

        • emmelemm

          But did she give you a free condom?

    • Nostrildamus

      Note to Fox: Give us better GILFs.

    • Like the ones you give your oil company and coal mining barons, and your one-percenter friends, who pay no tax.

  • PuckStopsHere

    Why doesn't he finish the job and wear a diaper on the set and sit there for an hour sucking his thumb? Damn, I'm glad we won this thing. Watching these asshats is FUN!

  • slappy_maxwell

    Damn Mezzicans! Come here to cut our grass, pick our fruits and veggies then expect a handout. I don't care if their food is yummy.

  • sullivanst

    Surtitle = EPIC win.

  • RedneckMuslin

    Corporations get free stuff,too, Billy Boy. And they didn't build it!

    • emmelemm

      Just this very morning, saw a bumper sticker reading "Government didn't build my business, I DID!"

      FUCK YOU YOU FUCKING FUCKER. Thanks, that is all.

  • BaldarTFlagass

    Free stuff goes in, black folks come out. And vote. How do you explain that?

  • TootsStansbury

    Yikes! The blather sprang, unbidden and very loud, from my phone.

  • I'd suggest a ball gag except that he'd obviously enjoy it.

    • Not if you use real balls. I don't think. Elephant balls.

      • sullivanst

        Or you could borrow Craig Ferguson's kangaroo balls.

  • LibrarianX

    Poor Billo – ordered falafel, but only got hummus.

  • FlipFlopFuck

    What a turkey.

  • hillarysleftone

    Thing I'm thankful for this Thanksgiving: Looks pretty clear that these fucktickets are gonna double down, at least in the near term, on such proven successes as trickle down & makers vs takers & dog whistlin' for $$. Shoot I can almost see Mitch fucking McConnell losing in '14, from here.

    Please don't go changin', Billo…

    • emmelemm

      OT, your username is awesome.

    • There's lots of work to be done for 2014. The Republicans are counting, once again, on suppressing voter turnout and are preparing legislative vote suppression efforts for the coming year. It's gonna be a fight. You in?

    • Kopite74011

      Your keyboard to gawd's ears.

  • LibrarianX

    I wonder if he barks in the shower, when no one is listening.

  • Come here a minute

    This is disappointing. How could Bill O'Reilly explain that the moochers won Barack Obama the presidential election without pointing out the role of Benghazi?

  • SigDeFlyinMonky

    Fox had that Camarillo Billo….

  • Chichikovovich

    As I mentioned in an earlier post, as an immigrant and a new citizen, I naturally voted for the free stuff. And I expected, you know, concrete material stuff. Goods and services, that is: food stamp cards that I could barter for cheap liquor, free cell phones, a colonoscopy paid for with rich people's hard earned dollars, etc.

    But instead of that stuff I got a daily dose of massive schadenfreude as the right wingers of the country, one by one, take part in a massive whineathon that as a side benefit reveals their true colors with no PR spinning, tinting or gilding.

    It turned out way better than I had dreamed, is what I'm saying.

    • BadKitty904

      "America: The Meltdown Pot"

  • Nobody called Romney a racist (sure they did! Really! More than once!)

    There was also this heckler, who at the time seemed kinda inappropriate and reaching, but in retrospect, was just kinda prescient.

  • BenGleck

    Free stuff? Irish need not apply. Now, that's history!

    • sullivanst

      Traditional American history, no less!

    • TribecaMike

      Bit o' trivia from a proud old Massachusetts mick — there is no evidence that those "No Irish Need Apply" signs actually ever existed before the 20th century.

  • fawkedifiknow

    Now I realize who Romney was talking about when he described people who think of themselves as merely "victims."

    How does it feel, O'Reilly?

  • JohnnyQuick

    I always wonder what poopjellies like him and Trump think they would have to say to be "actually" racist. I would think it would be something about Jews, since that is the race they want to promise "free stuff" to (That free stuff? A home in a fine gated community in the Middle East where you've pissed off everyone around you into a murderous rage).

    • And free soshulist health care paid for by the tax dollars of irate Americans who continue to suffer without health care.

  • LibrarianX

    If Billo shouts in the woods and there's no one to hear it, does he make a sound?

  • LibertyLover

    Hey! I clicked on the "Sign up for Your Free Stuff" banner and I didn't get nothin' — What's up with that?

    Where's my oil subsidy? Where's my tax break for sending American Jobs overseas? Can I deduct a business expense for my car and my home office? I knew that I could…
    At least Capital Gains tax on my investments are still at that low low price of 15%.

  • O'Reilly just makes me falafel the floor and laugh

  • natl_[redacted]_cmdr

    Billio: "I'm not racist! I just say racist stuff!"

  • Free stuff? You betcha!
    Dear Santa Obama,

    I've been good. Here's my list:

    public education
    fire fighters
    social security
    low interest student loans
    GI Bill
    oh and health insurance for all and a speedy ceasefire in the middle east*

    What part of the above does O'Reilly not consider "traditional"?

    *Because even Santa can't deliver peace in the middle east.

  • rebeccavegas

    I make $19,000 a year and I don't get any entitlements like food stamps or housing subsidies. Am I doing something wrong?

    • Yes, according to Billious O'Reilly. You're not voting for Republicans who will cut your onerous tax burden from, oh, gee, let's see, what's the tax rate when you make the poverty level again?

      • sullivanst

        Well, 4.2% personal FICA, 6.2% employer FICA contributions, 1.45% Medicare taxes and if you're single with no dependents and a standard deduction, an effective federal income tax rate of a little over 5%, for a total of roughly 17.5%, plus state income taxes.

        I went ahead and assumed a lack of employer-sponsored healthcare and 401k

    • sullivanst

      According to the wingnuts, you should quit your job and claim your $60k in benefits they're sure everyone gets.

    • Ask your wealthy parents for a "loan" or dip into that trust fund money. You do have daddie's lawyer on speed dial, right?

  • PopeEdgardo

    Shorter Billo: I cannot for the life of me understand why these n****rs keep caling me a racist!

  • Isyaignert

    If anyone is getting "free stuff" it's the huge corporations. The penny I found in the parking lot while out buying my turkey is more than Boeing, Wells Fargo, GE, DuPont, Verizon, Honeywell, Mattell, et. al., paid in income taxes from 2008-2010 COMBINED.

  • NDeeeZ

    Isn't that "feel loofah?"

  • StillGoinGreen

    Olbermann was right.

  • Hey, Bill O' is not racist. After all, he did say he didn't hear anyone saying they "want their motherfucking entitlements!"

  • barto

    So if you get a tax break it's a God-given right, not an entitlement for Chirst's sake. Remember that, libtards.

  • MinAgain

    I feel entitled to call Bill O'Reilly a jackass. Does that make me a non-traditional American?

  • Nostrildamus

    Pretty lazy analysis, Bill. You just want a free pass.

  • mavenmaven

    If only True White America had stuck with the 3/5th rule, extended it to Hispanics and excluded Catholics and Jews from full voting rights, well, True America would have been victorious.

  • BoroPrimorac

    This fucker thinks Obama won it in the fourth quarter? Hahahahahahahahaha!!!!

  • GeneralLerong

    Do you have a dancing horse?

  • frostbitefalls

    Oh the sweet smell of Schadenfreude. Never change Bill; never change.

  • docterry6973

    I am sure that the GOP wants Fox to keep talking about the 'end of white America'. That will certainly help their chances in the future.

    The 'funny' part about this is that the GOP wants their party to stop calling everyone else demeaning names. Calling other people names is what the GOP base likes to do best, and the GOP wants them to stop!

  • mcearlgrey

    Whoa whoa whoa … there are BAD things about AMERICA?


  • Can I request a weekly editorial from KidZoom?

    • Doktor Zoom

      He's not an op-ed writer, he's a very naughty boy, hoggin' the 'puter with his damned Assassin's Creed III.

    • gullywompr

      You're back!

  • An_Outhouse

    Waddup with all the words on the screen? Is this somtype of yelly reading lesson for deaf people?

  • BZ1

    Bilbous actually having the gall to say about the Washington Post: "You disgrace the journalism industry" and having not the slightest bit of awareness.

  • rocktonsam

    Pinhead says what?

  • gingerland62

    So if you voted for Romney do you not get the free stuff? That would be a huge plus for the deficit problem since the states that voted for Romney are the biggest "taker" states.

  • mosjef

    Too bad Bill doesn't get free stuff. He has a gaping, cavernous place to put it.

  • littlebigdaddy

    I'm still waiting for my Obamaphone.

  • JimmyPete

    Bill don't go away mad, or better still go away mad , but please just go away.

  • decentcitizen

    Racist says what?

  • ttommyunger

    Goiter-Boy says what?

  • Negropolis

    I can't get over an Irish guy, and one who proudly associates with this ancestry, can say this and not get cognitive dissonance. You guys where once nearly Blah, yourself.

  • bearperney

    He's been like this ever since he discovered his wife was doing that cop.

  • Negropolis

    You want to know what else I don't get? This falsely held belief among a lot of conservatives that non-hispanic white people are a minority. They still compromise nearly 64% of the population, how is that them being "over"? And, if they ever allow light-skinned or white hispanics in, that number could actually go up. I know it works to their conspiracy theory-addled minds, but it ain't the truth.

    It's still another 30 or 40 years before they very slightly become the minority, and even then it still assumes the stereotype that all racial and ethnic minorities are organized enough and in tune enough, together, to plot some kind of revenge, which is laughable.

    No, what they really lament is that an conservative, white-and-male-dominated hegemony can't last forever, that the Southern Strategy looks to have ran its course as far as the presidency is concerned.

  • Walkinwiddaking

    I'm Bill O'Reilly. I'm a racist, and I approve this message.

  • valmach

    Nope Romney is not a Racist – Just because he was taught for the 45 years of his life that the Blackman was the Devil himself – and that if anyone laid with The Black – they were going to a thousand Chinese Hells!… Nope.. don't believe it for a second..

  • JohnnyBrooklyn

    Um, isn't social security also an entitlement?

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