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Southern white loyalty to GOP nearing that of Blacks to Democrats
new york times ^ | 4/23/14 | Nate Cohn

Posted on 04/25/2014 7:10:02 AM PDT by armydawg505

President Obama’s landslide victory in 2008 was supposed to herald the beginning of a new Democratic era. And yet, six years later, there is not even a clear Democratic majority in the country, let alone one poised for 30 years of dominance.

It’s not because Mr. Obama’s so-called new coalition of young and nonwhite voters failed to live up to its potential. They again turned out in record numbers in 2012. The Democratic majority has failed to materialize because the Republicans made large, countervailing and unappreciated gains of their own among white Southerners.

From the high plains of West Texas to the Atlantic Coast of Georgia, white voters opposed Mr. Obama’s re-election in overwhelming numbers. In many counties 90 percent of white voters chose Mitt Romney, nearly the reversal of the margin by which black voters supported Mr. Obama.

While white Southerners have been voting Republican for decades, the hugeness of the gap was new. Mr. Obama often lost more than 40 percent of Al Gore’s support among white voters south of the historically significant line of the Missouri Compromise. Two centuries later, Southern politics are deeply polarized along racial lines. It is no exaggeration to suggest that in these states the Democrats have become the party of African Americans and that the Republicans are the party of whites.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: allwrong; antisouthernbigotry; liberalbigot; raceobsessed; saulalinsky; smearcampaign; xenophobia
As a native born and still living in the South Southerner, I will take parts of this article as a compliment. However, try as Cohn might, he still manages to blame race for the lack of white support in the deep South. Wrong. Obama's lack of white support comes from our belief that that he is far more sympathetic to Islam than Christianity, that he does not love America, our accomplishments, history or future. We see him bowing to the Emperor of Japan while he guts the US military and uses it for a hard core, left wing social laboratory. We understand that he will not defend Americans overseas and believes the Presidency is an office without boundaries, limits on expenses, travel or perks. We believe he has no respect for the Constitution and would throw it in the trash can if he could and become President for Life given the chance. So no, NY Times, its not about race, its about the survival of the country you think we are still not a part of. We are not the crazy Uncle in the attic, rather we remain the conscience of our country.
1 posted on 04/25/2014 7:10:02 AM PDT by armydawg505
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To: armydawg505

NYT is obsessed with skin color.


2 posted on 04/25/2014 7:11:23 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: armydawg505

It couldn’t possibly be because of Mullah Ubama’s failed policies, could it Mr. Cohn?


3 posted on 04/25/2014 7:11:40 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: armydawg505
In many counties 90 percent of white voters chose Mitt Romney, nearly the reversal of the margin by which black voters supported Mr. Obama.

On the other hand, in many counties 140 percent of black voters chose Barack Obama.

Melowese, anyone?

4 posted on 04/25/2014 7:14:16 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: armydawg505

Well said, armydawg505.


5 posted on 04/25/2014 7:14:54 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: armydawg505

One party made us the scapegoat for every problem under the sun while robbing us of our culture & identity.

Were we supposed to thank them?


6 posted on 04/25/2014 7:16:40 AM PDT by DwFry (Baby Boomers Killed Western Civilization!)
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To: armydawg505

We believe he has no respect for the Constitution and would throw it in the trash can if he could and become President for Life given the chance.

Full agreement there...Zero has been a disaster and it has nothing to do with race. Should it end up being Hitlery in 2016,I’ll despise HER with every fiber of my being. It certainly won’t be racial then, either...it will be an extreme hatred of leftist fascists.

The other point is that I, at least, am not blindly loyal to the GOP...they merely represent a slowing of the slide to our oblivion. So as much as he wants to equate voting GOP to blacks voting for dumbles, its not the same thing.

I am not voting my self interest: quite the contrary: I want them all to leave me the hell alone!


7 posted on 04/25/2014 7:18:19 AM PDT by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: armydawg505

They should clarify the term Democrat vs. Democratic. BIG difference.


8 posted on 04/25/2014 7:19:20 AM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: armydawg505

Thank you, South Southerner, and thank your fellow compatriots. Common Sense still reigns in parts of the country, and we in Southern California, pitifully represented in Sacramento but strong as ever, thank God for you all.

I loved this article too - the NYT whining about the Democrats losses. Such encouraging news.


9 posted on 04/25/2014 7:26:59 AM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: armydawg505

Not a single word about 95% of blacks voted for the black guy being racist.


10 posted on 04/25/2014 7:29:54 AM PDT by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!)
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To: armydawg505
The Democratic party HATES white, especially white males, so why is it a surprise when whites decide not to support a party that hates them?

Democrats want discrimination against whites written into law in the form of affirmative action edicts. Why would ANY white person that didn't hate his own race support a party that pushes such a policy?

11 posted on 04/25/2014 7:30:02 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: armydawg505

Well Lindsey Graham is as much an enemy of the nation as is Barry-O. So GOP support in and of itself means nothing.


12 posted on 04/25/2014 7:31:37 AM PDT by turducken
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To: armydawg505

It’s racism, isn’t it, Cohn? Comon, admit it, that’s what you wanted to say.


13 posted on 04/25/2014 7:32:15 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Adder
Should it end up being Hitlery in 2016,I’ll despise HER with every fiber of my being. It certainly won’t be racial then, either...

No... *then* it will be a War On Women.

14 posted on 04/25/2014 7:33:39 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: envisio
Not a single word about 95% of blacks voted for the black guy being racist.

I will never understand why the spineless Pubs and 'sometimes' conservatives let them get away with acting like racism is a one-way street.

15 posted on 04/25/2014 7:38:23 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: Lazamataz

That is what they will try to call it...but I don’t accept their labels...and I will whip out the pic of my lovely wife and note there is “no war going on here...”


16 posted on 04/25/2014 7:46:02 AM PDT by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: armydawg505

“We see him bowing to the Emperor of Japan...”

Heck, never mind The Emperor, what about a Japanese robot ? ! ? !

Thanks for your post, Armydawg505 :)


17 posted on 04/25/2014 7:50:46 AM PDT by jttpwalsh
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maybe because DEM are racist towards white folks, not because GOP are racist towards black


18 posted on 04/25/2014 8:05:16 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: armydawg505

And yet, the one is GOOD, and the other EVIL.


19 posted on 04/25/2014 8:40:57 AM PDT by chesley
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To: Lazamataz

This snot-nosed NYSlimes libtard wouldn’t last 5 minutes in the South.


20 posted on 04/25/2014 8:45:13 AM PDT by darkangel82
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To: armydawg505
I love this line.

But the white shift is nearly as important to contemporary electoral politics as the Obama coalition. It represents an end, at least temporarily, to the South’s assimilation into the American political and cultural mainstream.

So because they vote Republican now, the South is no longer part of the American mainstream... Only when they vote Democrat.
21 posted on 04/25/2014 8:56:50 AM PDT by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: nhwingut

If we are no longer mainstream, let my people go! We tried that once before and they refused to even consider it! It get very “unpleasant.”


22 posted on 04/25/2014 9:01:43 AM PDT by armydawg505
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To: 17th Miss Regt

I didn’t choose Mitt Romney, but I sure as heck was going to vote against Biden and the other one.


23 posted on 04/25/2014 9:18:51 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: armydawg505
Should read: “Blacks Voting Rat is Good,Whites Voting GOP Is Racist”
24 posted on 04/25/2014 9:23:39 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: armydawg505

Although the Deep South is solidly Republican in national elections, don’t most local officials (city and county positions) still run as Democrats, even though they identify privately as Republicans? Seems I read an article somewhere to that effect.


25 posted on 04/25/2014 9:46:04 AM PDT by OldRanchHand
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To: armydawg505

Your post one was well-stated.


26 posted on 04/25/2014 9:57:56 AM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: armydawg505

Good post. As a 7th generation NW Floridian, I concur with your comments. I would like to add that I’ve never voted for a Democrat and never will. It is not because I love the GOP so much....oh no! It is because I am a Conservative and want less of everything governmental.

The NYT is a race baiting rag and needs to be shunned as I shun the establishment Republican Party.


27 posted on 04/25/2014 10:07:15 AM PDT by jch10 (The Democrat mascot shouldnÂ’t be the donkey; it should be the tick.)
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To: OldRanchHand

Yes, that is somewhat true. Many local politicians stay in the Democrat Party because the rural counties hang on to the Dem registration.....but don’t consider themselves to be liberal or progressive.

I make it a point to admonish any I come across and encourage them to change parties. It took years to get my own brother and his wife to change registrations. Personally, I couldn’t be a Dem just because of Pelosi, Reid, Shumer, Clinton, etc. Most people, I find, don’t feel like that is compromising their values. So much for their values.


28 posted on 04/25/2014 10:15:17 AM PDT by jch10 (The Democrat mascot shouldnÂ’t be the donkey; it should be the tick.)
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To: armydawg505
Obama is among the top white vote getter for all democrat presidential candidates of modern America.

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29 posted on 04/25/2014 10:26:57 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: jch10

I started voting in the 1972 presidential election and have never voted for a democrat for President or Governor of GA. Can’t imagine that I ever will.


30 posted on 04/25/2014 11:30:32 AM PDT by armydawg505
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To: armydawg505

I would submit the loyalty is shallow not deep.

One misstep and they are primaried.


31 posted on 04/28/2014 8:51:46 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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