THE FIVE

Are Republican Voters 'Angry, White' Men?

Left-wing media still playing the race card

 

This is a rush transcript from "The Five," January 10, 2012. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

GREG GUTFELD, CO-HOST: Last Friday on PBS, a network watched by yoga instructors and their cats, professor and journalist, Evan Thomas, had this to say about the Republican voters.

Roll tape, Roll-tapers.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

EVAN THOMAS, JOURNALIST & PROFESSOR: Because there is still an angry white middle class male force out there that is a seething force. And Romney is not really their guy. It's not clear who he is. I'm not sure -- Santorum, for the moment.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

GUTFELD: I don't know, Evan. You know what I think stirs up the angry white males? Evan Thomas.

(LAUGHTER)

Or especially the lefty media playing the race card when the other 51 cards in the deck haven't worked. But I will tell you who isn't an angry white male, Evan Thomas. Having been part of the downward spiral of Newsweek, the magazine, having been matched by a Wheat Thin, it's nice to still a go-to guy for the media. The media goes to him because he offers their desperate ploy in the election. If you don't vote for Obama, you are a bigot. That's racial politics in all of its glory. It's not what you do that gets you elected but what you are. Identity is no identified to achievement. Identity is tied to identity.

But if Evan Thomas were more direct, instead of saying angry white males, he should have said all Republicans are racists. So I'll be a bit more direct in my response. Evan, you are a jackass.

BOB BECKEL, CO-HOST: Well.

DANA PERINO, CO-HOST: Can you say "jackass" on TV? Oh, I just did.

ERIC BOLLING, CO-HOST: You just did.

GUTFELD: It was the name of a TV show on MTV.

(CROSSTALK)

Isn't the real problem with Thomas isn't the sentiment. It's so old and predictable. Haven't we heard this --

(CROSSTALK)

PERINO: We've seen three sound bites today I thought were from 2000.

GUTFELD: Yes.

PERINO: Like 2000. When the Dan Rather segment played, I was like, it sounds like the same old stuff over and over again.

GUTFELD: Yes.

PERINO: Really, I don't think the Democrats should worry about the angry white males. It's the angry white females they should worry about.

(CROSSTALK)

BECKEL: There is a lot of truth to that. Isn't it amazing how you have to find a demographic group, every election? It was soccer moms. And now this is the second retread of angry males, white males?

GUTFELD: Yes.

BECKEL: He has no idea whether they are a bunch seething angry white males. The one group I have polled demographically that worries me are single women.

GUTFELD: They always worry you.

(LAUGHTER)

BECKEL: Yes, but there is another reason for that.

GUTFELD: And you worry them.

(LAUGHTER)

BECKEL: Greg, I'm trying to do some analysis here.

(LAUGHTER)

Single women gave Obama a very big percentage. It doesn't seem to be that way. Why?

ANDREA TANTAROS, CO-HOST: You mean time around? This time around?

BECKEL: Yes. Yes.

TANTAROS: I think they're still disaffected, single women. I think, traditionally, single women voters, you didn't see them at the polls until Barack Obama came to town. Even then, a majority of single women, 18 to 34, still weren't voting. A lot of them stay home. This time around, they're so disaffected, not because the job market. A lot of them have to go back to work. A lot of them are the breadwinners in their families and they are paying the health care bill, they're the caretakers for their parents. They're just saying, this griping between the Democrats and Republicans are enough.

PERINO: I have an additional theory along the lines. I think it is the tone. The divisiveness and class warfare doesn't play well --

(CROSSTALK)

TANTAROS: With women in general.

GUTFELD: All right, Eric, I want to go to you. But before I go to you, I want to introduce my favorite candidate for the presidential election. It's Vermin Supreme. He was on CSPAN, a symposium for lesser-known candidates. Let's roll this.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

VERMIN SUPREME: I am a friendly fascist. I am a talent that you should trust. And you should let me run your life, because I do know what is best for you. A vote for Herman Supreme is a vote completely thrown away.

Free ponies for all Americans, one of the overlooked issues in America today. My free pony platform is, of course, jobs creation program.

In the vein of energy production, I'd also like to address my harnessing the awesome power of zombies for the energy sources.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

GUTFELD: Eric?

BOLLING: This guy is amazing.

(LAUGHTER)

A Democrat you can think about voting for. He --

(CROSSTALK)

PERINO: At least we know where he stands.

BOLLING: By the way, Stephen Colbert is competing with of the GOPs. This guy could compete with Obama if they write him in.

(LAUGHTER)

GUTFELD: He's a strong platform -- zombies, dental hygiene.

(CROSSTALK)

PERINO: Ponies.

GUTFELD: And ponies.

TANTAROS: I actually think he gets the women's vote. He looks a like my neighbor in New York City. I could get behind him because of all the Occupy people around here. He favors mandatory tooth brushing.

GUTFELD: Yes.

TANTAROS: And I favor that, too.

PERINO: I'm for that.

TANTAROS: Also he favors the flying monkey public assistance assurance program, which I also think was already part of the stimulus.

(LAUGHTER)

BECKEL: Greg, I think he would liven up a current Republican presidential candidate debate.

(CROSSTALK)

BECKEL: But your point, I think you are right about the tone of this election.

And you are right, too.

The economy is wearing on single women a lot. They do have to go out in the workforce and earn more money than they did before. I also think this constant back and forth between -- with both Obama and the Republicans, they've been turned off on both sides.

GUTFELD: All right, we have to go.

BECKEL: OK, because it's analysis and we don't want to do that.

(LAUGHTER)

GUTFELD: That was good!

(CROSSTALK)

GUTFELD: Yes, all right.

BECKEL: I like Vermin.

GUTFELD: Romney getting heat about comments about firing people. Is that what he really said? More important, is that what he really said? Wait, I repeated the same question. The meds must be kicking in. I see snowflakes.

(LAUGHTER)

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