Skip to comments.Southern white loyalty to GOP nearing that of Blacks to Democrats
Posted on 04/25/2014 7:10:02 AM PDT by armydawg505
President Obamas 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.
Its not because Mr. Obamas 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. Obamas 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 Gores 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.
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NYT is obsessed with skin color.
It couldn’t possibly be because of Mullah Ubama’s failed policies, could it Mr. Cohn?
On the other hand, in many counties 140 percent of black voters chose Barack Obama.
Well said, 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?
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!
They should clarify the term Democrat vs. Democratic. BIG difference.
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.
Not a single word about 95% of blacks voted for the black guy being racist.
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?
Well Lindsey Graham is as much an enemy of the nation as is Barry-O. So GOP support in and of itself means nothing.
It’s racism, isn’t it, Cohn? Comon, admit it, that’s what you wanted to say.
No... *then* it will be a War On Women.
I will never understand why the spineless Pubs and 'sometimes' conservatives let them get away with acting like racism is a one-way street.
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...”
“We see him bowing to the Emperor of Japan...”
Heck, never mind The Emperor, what about a Japanese robot ? ! ? !
Thanks for your post, Armydawg505 :)
maybe because DEM are racist towards white folks, not because GOP are racist towards black
And yet, the one is GOOD, and the other EVIL.
This snot-nosed NYSlimes libtard wouldn’t last 5 minutes in the South.
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.”
I didn’t choose Mitt Romney, but I sure as heck was going to vote against Biden and the other one.
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.
Your post one was well-stated.
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.
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.
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.
I would submit the loyalty is shallow not deep.
One misstep and they are primaried.