Actor Jay Thomas: ‘Worried’ That ‘Medieval...Idiot White Guys’ Romney and Ryan Might Win

A mix of hatred and despair on display Friday night from a member of Barack Obama’s core constituency: the Hollywood Left. On something called John Fugelsang: So That Happened, which runs weekly on Current, actor/radio host Jay Thomas combined fret and an insult in decrying the Republican ticket of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan: “I can’t believe we’re talking the 21st century and these two white idiots are running for something.”

Saying “these are the most un-modern people I’ve ever seen. They’re medieval, almost” because “they don’t believe in abortion,” Thomas despaired: “I’m really worried, and I feel right now that Mitt Romney has a really good chance of winning the election.” 

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Thomas [IMDb page], who hosts from Los Angeles a national radio show for Sirius/XM and won two Emmys for his role on Murphy Brown, declared “I just believe that Barack Obama looks like the future of the United States” but, he feared, “I just don’t know that the people that he really can help are going to get out in the number to vote.”

From John Fugelsang: So That Happened on Current Friday night, October 26 at 6 PM EDT:

He’s a gosh-darn guy. He doesn’t drink. The other guy’s a big Catholic. I mean, I can’t believe we’re talking the 21st century and these two white idiots are running for something. I just think it looks like 1955. These are the most un-modern people I’ve ever seen. They’re medieval, almost. They don’t believe in abortion. They like gay people, but they don’t want them to get together. It’s really odd. I just believe that Barack Obama looks like the future of the United States, I’ve always said.

I just don’t know that the people that he really can help are going to get out in the number to vote, and I’m really worried, and I feel right now that Mitt Romney has a really good chance of winning the election. You want to almost shake people to go, look, all of the people that the Republican guys say they hate, the ones that need, you know, entitlements or whatever, I’m afraid you’re not going to get out and vote and you’re going to get your ass kicked by these two idiot white guys.

Brent Baker
Brent Baker
Brent Baker is the Steven P.J. Wood Senior Fellow and VP for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center