Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly is no stranger to the charge of racism, as he is frequently targeted by the race hustlers out there that don’t agree with his common sense observations on race, cultural and societal issues.
Take for example the time O’Reilly donated $25k to a foundation run by Al Sharpton, and then was still called racist and accused of “hating the poor” by Sharpton.
We can expect the attacks on O’Reilly to continue, especially after some pointed comments he recently made regarding race hustlers and poverty.
Rep. Paul Ryan was on O’Reilly’s show to discuss his latest budget proposal, and to address the charges of racism thrown his way for criticizing inner-city poverty, poverty brought on by liberal government policies.
According to Newsmax:
Rep. Paul Ryan says he has no ill will toward Democratic Rep. Barbara Lee, who accused him of racism after he criticized inner-city poverty.
“I’m a big boy. I understand that if you challenge the status quo . . . sometimes you’ll be misinterpreted,” Ryan said Tuesday on Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor.”
But O’Reilly was quick to point out that people like Rep. Lee will never try to solve the problem of poverty because it keeps them in power, and they will instead attack anyone that tries to address the root causes of poverty.
“These race hustlers make a big living and they get voted into office by portraying their constituents as victims,” O’Reilly said. “And it’s all your fault and it’s my fault. It’s the rich people’s fault. It’s the Republicans’ fault.”
People can’t find jobs because there is no stability in their lives “and they grow up with no skills, and they can’t read and speak, and they have tattoos on their neck, and they can’t compete in the marketplace.” O’Reilly said. “And if you say that, you’re a racist.”
Love him or hate him, one must admit that O’Reilly is correct in this assessment. The continuation of poverty allows race hustlers to continue to claim that minorities are downtrodden and oppressed by the “system”, which in a sense is true, except that the “system” is the government, and the race hustlers always propose more government to solve the problems that government creates.
The truth is, those who support big government and it’s policies will always use the race card. They do this because it most often instantly shuts down debate and intelligent conversation, as the alleged “racist” is placed on the defensive, and everyone else now dismisses their views because, well, they are racist.
We will never be able to have a meaningful conversation about legitimate and significant ways to reform welfare and end poverty in America so long as the race hustlers out there continue to shout down the debate with their cries of racism.
In the meantime, expect professional racists Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson to keep race baiting, and expect political racists President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder to keep proposing and enforcing government policies that perpetuate racism and poverty.