MSNBC: 'Old White People' in the South Who Vote Republican Are 'Going to Die Someday'

November 4, 2014

Liberal MSNBC contributor Jimmy Williams said the "old white people" in the South who vote Republican are "going to die someday" and hopefully usher in a new era of Democratic rule in the region.

Host Krystal Ball, a former failed Democratic congressional candidate, asked Williams whether white Southerners should just be written off by the party, but Williams said never, saying that since they are "for people" and Republicans aren't, they would eventually win the day.

"Mitt Romney only won South Carolina with 53 [percent], John McCain with 52," he said. "That's a changing South. Those old white people? They're going to die someday. And who's going to be there to replace them? People that want you to be for them, not against them."

Abby Huntsman, as is her custom despite her ridiculous label as the show's "conservative" voice, did not push back at all on Williams' rant. She did suggest he run for office someday.

Williams also echoed Sen. Mary Landrieu's (D., La.) desperate remarks about President Obama's race playing a factor in people's decisions and being largely to blame for Senate Democrats and Democratic challengers being vulnerable this cycle.

He did not note that Obama's approval rating is badly underwater across the country and that the vast majority of Americans polled think the U.S. is heading in the wrong direction.

"If we did not have an African-American president in the White House as we speak right now, Mary Landrieu would not be in trouble," he said. "Kay Hagan would not be in any kind of trouble. Michelle Nunn would win overwhelmingly, and maybe Alison Lundergan Grimes would do well."

Published under: 2014 Election , MSNBC