Chris Matthews 'So Glad' for Superstorm

And Bill O'Reilly weighs in on minorities, women who 'want stuff'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 7, 2012 11:00 AM CST

(Newser) – Not surprisingly, Election Night came with its share of memorable media moments:

  • MSNBC host Chris Matthews wrapped up his post-election thoughts by noting, "I'm so glad we had that storm last week." He quickly added that he was just glad "politically … not in terms of hurting people," because superstorm Sandy brought in possibilities for good politics" and, presumably, led to Obama's win. He clarified further today, Fox News reports, tweeting: "I was thrilled at the cooperation between the President and state officials that made the country proud. Great bipartisanship." He added, "Obviously I wasn't talking about the horror of the storm. I grew up on the Jersey shore."

  • Fox News host Bill O'Reilly also gave Sandy big credit for Obama's win, but he also talked about the nation's changing demographics, the Raw Story reports. "It’s not a traditional America anymore and there are 50% of the voting public who want stuff, they want things. … The white establishment is now the minority. 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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