Fox News host Bill O'Reilly said soon before President Obama's re-election that it reflected that "the demographics are changing, and it's not a traditional America" anymore.
O'Reilly pointed to Obama's support among African-Americans, Hispanics and women, and said the president's supporters voted for him because they want "stuff."
Mitt Romney apologized during the campaign after he was secretly taped saying much of Obama's support came from 47 percent of voters being dependent on the government. O'Reilly echoed that view, but put it in racial and gender terms and said the number of people seeking "stuff" was closer to 50 percent.
"It's a changing country," O'Reilly said during Fox News' coverage. "The demographics are changing. It's not a traditional America anymore. And there are 50 percent of the voting public who want stuff. They want things. And who is going to give them things? President Obama. He knows it. And he ran on it."
"Whereby 20 years ago President Obama would have been roundly defeated by an establishment candidate like Mitt Romney, the white establishment is now the minority," O'Reilly added. "And the voters, many of them, feel that this economic system is stacked against them, and they want stuff. You're going to see a tremendous Hispanic vote for President Obama. Overwhelming black vote for President Obama. And women will probably break President Obama's way. People feel that they are entitled to things, and which candidate between the two is going to give them things?"
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