Eric Bolling, who used to be a mainstay on Fox News, recently appeared on BBC News to debate the passage of an election reform bill in Georgia. As RedState has chronicled extensively (see here, here, here, and here), Democrats and their media allies have relentlessly lied about the law, claiming it does things it doesn’t do while ignoring that it actually expands voting opportunities.
But because screaming racism is the go-to argument for those who can’t otherwise articulate a defense of their viewpoints, someone named Aisha Mills decided to accuse Bolling of supporting racial discrimination and attack him simply based on the fact that he’s white.
He does indeed storm off, though, he was completely justified in doing so. Here’s some of what Mills said that set Bolling off.
This per the Washington Examiner.
“I think it’s really rich for any Republican, especially a white man, to run around and claim that they care about the economic condition of black communities and black businesses when that’s all a lie,” Mills, a political commentator, said before Bolling left the broadcast.
“How dare you try to act like you are somehow a proponent of black people in businesses, just to make a point and to try to create a wedge? It’s ignorant and disrespectful,” she said.
For those of you in the cheap seats, judging someone’s character and argument simply based on their skin color is what we here in normie-land call racism. Of course, Mills probably believes it’s her right to spew racist nonsense given critical race theory eschews the idea that racism can be directed at someone who is white. Bolling was making a substantive argument in favor of Georgia’s voting law, of which plenty exist, and Mills had no answer except to call him white and say he’s disgusting while insinuating he doesn’t care about racial discrimination.
This is what our political discourse has become. Different identity groups shouting at each other, facts need not apply. It’s gross but completely expected at this point.
Bolling had apparently heard enough. He got up once, returning to ask for an apology. After Mills doubled down, claiming it she that had been offended by what he said, Bolling left for good.
Mills, being the hack that she is, then took to Twitter to claim that Bolling was a long-time racist who built his brand on racist commentary. Her two “receipts” she bragged about having? That he once said “hizzouse” and “forties” while making fun of Barack Obama. It doesn’t take much these days, I guess. Of course, her lack of self-awareness is apparent given how quickly she jumps to stereotypes about white people not caring about the black community when she is otherwise stumped on a policy question.
Good for Bolling. It’s not even worth engaging with these people. I understand the idea of a good debate and having disagreements, and I believe that’s healthy. Sitting there and being called a racist by someone that doesn’t even know you isn’t, though. You don’t owe anyone that.