Skip to comments.Tribal America
Posted on 11/20/2012 3:29:51 AM PST by NotchJohnson
o an immigrant such as myself (not the undocumented kind, but documented up to the hilt, alas), one of the most striking features of election-night analysis was the lightly worn racial obsession. On Fox News, Democrat Kirsten Powers argued that Republicans needed to deal with the reality that America is becoming what she called a brown country. Her fellow Democrat Bob Beckel observed on several occasions that if the share of the white vote was held down below 73 percent Romney would lose. In the end, it was 72 percent and he did. Beckels assertion that if you knew the ethnic composition of the electorate you also knew the result turned out to be correct.
This is what less enlightened societies call tribalism: For example, in the 1980 election leading to Zimbabwes independence, Joshua Nkomos ZAPU-PF got the votes of the Ndebele people while Robert Mugabes ZANU-PF secured those of the Shona and, as there were more Shona than Ndebele, Mugabe won. That same year America held an election, and Ronald Reagan won a landslide victory. Nobody talked about tribal-vote shares back then, but had the percentage of what Beckel calls the white vote been the same in 2012 as it was in 1980 (88 percent), Mitt Romney would have won in an even bigger landslide than Reagan. The white vote will be even lower in 2016, and so, on the Beckel model, Republicans are set to lose all over again.
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Never again will there be a Republican President.
The people who voted for Obama cut off their nose to spite their face.
Uh, no; I think I’ve devined the real plan as far as the Dems are concerned and it has to do with Obamacare. Assuming you retire at 65 you’ll find 1) Medicare doesn’t cover anything and no doctor will accept it and 2) you have to carry insurance that will cost $800.00 a month. You’ll hear from friends retiring in Costa Rica that they’re on the Costa Rican National Health Insurance plan for $300.00 a year. Then, you’ll consider retiring to Costa Rica. And that’s all part of the plan; if they can’t confiscate the last bit of wealth and retirment savings of the White Middle Class, they’ll gladly show them the door to reasonable cost countries. Hence, the “White” share of votes cast in each election cycle will shrink year over year into oblivion.
Welcome to the new “one party” U.S.A.
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