O'REILLY'S 'STUFF'

Associated Press

According to Bill O'Reilly, President Barack Obama's re-election was about the half of the nation that wants "stuff."

"It's a changing country. ... It's not a traditional America anymore," the Fox News Channel host said Tuesday night. "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 said, adding that many voters feel the economic system is "stacked against them."

That means "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?"

O'Reilly's remarks echoed GOP candidate Mitt Romney's secretly videotaped campaign assertion that "47 percent" of Americans expect government support.

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