Lefty guy reviews Bill O’Reilly’s book, reveals more about himself and his liberal friends:
“If I had lived in New Orleans, I would have gotten in my car and driven the hell out of there as soon as the national weather service gave warning[,” writes O’Reilly.]
In case the reader missed the point, Bill says that the dead in New Orleans were “either too dumb, too lazy, too mentally challenged, or too unlucky to have provided themselves with basic protections.”
Stupid and callous as that may sound, it’s the sort of proclamation that helped O’Reilly “succeed in life.” In fact, this sort of non sequitur is the most powerful rhetorical device in O’Reilly’s part of the ideological spectrum.
“Non sequitur”? “Stupid”? Er, no. Isn’t it obvious that O’Reilly “succeeded in life” because he wasn’t the kind of lazy moron who chose to a) live in a crime/drug ridden dump below sea level then b) didn’t abide repeated warnings to leave town and c) blamed their problems on FEMA and George Bush even though millions of other non-stupid/lazy Americans managed to survive other tragedies for 200 years before FEMA (founded in the 1970s) and/or George Bush ever existed?