John Scalzi has some tips for what Bill O’Reilly calls “the white establishment”.
Originally posted on Whatever:
Specifically, to the white men who have spent the last week freaking out about the fact that Obama won a second term without the majority of white men voting for him.
1. First off, relax. A rainbow coalition of gays, women and minorities is not coming to your door to take your guns or your freedom. As difficult as it may be to believe, when anyone else votes, they’re usually actually not ever thinking about how their vote is going to have an impact on you, the white man. Consequently, in the aftermath of the election, they’re generally still not thinking about you. You’re just not that interesting or important to them.
2. Second, stop believing that the problem was that Romney didn’t sell the message. He sold it just fine. So did Paul Ryan. So did the GOP candidates you favor. So did hundreds of millions of dollars worth…
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