Depressed after President Obama’s re-election, Stephen Colbert on Wednesday clung to Fox News host Bill O’Reilly’s theory: “traditional America” is over. The election, O’Reilly said, was decided by minority voters who want “things” and “stuff” from the government.
“Yes, traditional America is no more,” Colbert said. “That’s all American traditions: no more trick or treating, no more homecoming, when someone sneezes, you have to say, ‘happy holidays.’”
O’Reilly is right about America, Colbert added. “The white establishment, guys like us, we’re the minority now. And we’re helpless against this tide of non-white people who want ‘stuff’ and ‘things.’ They’re the thing-stuff-wanters. Whereas traditional white people — of any race — we don’t want things. We have things. Okay?”
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