Skip to comments.Why are white men leaving the Democrats?
Posted on 03/31/2010 10:21:26 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
White male voters are increasingly turning away from the Democratic party, according to a recent Gallup poll, and the shift could prove decisive in November's midterm elections. Here, a brief primer on why white men are making the move, and how the change affects the electoral math:
How many white male voters are leaving the Dems? According to a recent Gallup poll, only 35 percent of white males said they would back the Democrats in the fall election. That figure has dropped 8 percentage points since July 2009. White male support for President Obama has dropped, too -- from 41 percent in the election of 2008 to 38 percent now.
Why are they leaving?
One explanation: The "he-cession," says David Paul Kuhn in the Los Angeles Times. "Nearly half" of those who lost their jobs in the recession are white males. Between "financial bailouts for the rich folks" and a "healthcare bailout for the poor folks," the ordinary white male voter feels "forgotten" and angry.
Is that the only reason?
That theory is popular among conservative commentators, but some of their liberal counterparts chalk up the change to race-baiting by Republicans. With "catcalls, joker posters, N word slurs," and boisterous tea parties, says Earl Ofari Hutchinson in The Daily Voice, conservatives have rekindled the notion that Democrats want to raise taxes to create social programs for minorities "at the expense of hard-working whites." It's the same "win with white vote strategy" the GOP has used for a half century.
How might the shift affect the fall vote?
Obama won big in 2008 partly because he attracted the highest percentage of white male voters for a Democrat in 30 years. "Unless the president and his party find a way to reverse" the white exodus and address the anger of the millions of white men who have lost faith in them, says Wesley Pruden in The Washington Times, "they must prepare for an epic bath" in the November midterm elections.
Will these numbers really tip the balance?
Many factors will come into play. One of the most important, says Tom Schaller in FiveThirtyEight, is whether the "Obama surge voters" go to the polls. Millions of first-time voters came out to support Obama in 2008. The numbers put Obama over the top in states that had leaned Republican for years. But it's anybody's guess whether those voters will return in the fall without Obama on the ballot. If they show up, they could buffer "expected Democratic losses." If not, Obama's party could be in for deep pain.
I’m on a trip to Seattle soon. We shall see how they are. (It’s a family reunion).
Earl Ofari Hutchinson is a pathetic moron.
Not to worry. Obama will more than compensate with imported brown men.
They have to ask?
The Polarization Express, with Obama as the engineer, is going full steam ahead.
The rats are toast in the mid terms.Viginia,NewJersey and taxachussets proved that.They saw how the hope and changie thing was working out.
With no page to see are you from Iowa?
If white men are leaving, white women will quickly follow....we are evolving into a system of the Party Of Whites (Repubs) and Party of Browns (Dems). Parties based on groups are a recipe for disaster...
Here’s another reason: the false claims of racism made against the Tea Parties and other Obama critics. Non liberal white men are targets for that sort of thing and are alienated by the race-baiting of the Obama crowd.
That theory is popular among conservative commentators, but some of their liberal counterparts chalk up the change to race-baiting by Republicans. With “catcalls, joker posters, N word slurs,” and boisterous tea parties, says Earl Ofari Hutchinson in The Daily Voice, conservatives have rekindled the notion that Democrats want to raise taxes to create social programs for minorities “at the expense of hard-working PEOPLE” Fixed it.
Why would any white men at all have been Democrats during the past three decades or so?
Were they stupid?
No, idiot. Democrats have done that themselves.
The Dems are still the party of the liberal white guilt...
Here in L.A., it’s a study of society. The liberal whites live in affluent white neighborhoods. They are out of place if they take public transit with the latinos. PLUS, the DNC leaders are more anal about selling their votes for the Latinos so they, in essence marginalize the lib whites.
Notion? That's just a simple fact of the vote-buying process. And their hatred for white males - regardless of political affiliation or willingness to abase themselves - comes through loud and clear.
For the same reason Ronald Reagan “left” the Democrat party; he didn’t leave, they left him! Swinging further and further to the left and to the politics of race, the Democrat party has abandoned white males.
They find they are screwed now.....
I agree with you but the numbers of liberal white guilt will continue to shrink as things get bad...check out Robin Of Berkeley... gave up white guilt after mugging
No,Georgia.Home to dumbassed rat congresscritters namely hank moron johnson.
We will see about that.He is an idiot to be sure.
Actually, I’ve never heard of Robin’s background til’ u mentioned it. Interesting..
Put that Georgia flag up. I’ll only despise you once a year.
White men cut their own throats.
From what I understand, the Nazis carried a little of the Jewish vote in some of their first elections too.
Real men do not need a marxist in their lives.
Republican women are hotter. And they shave their legs and armpits.
Conservative men are hotter. They haven’t forgotten how to act like real men.
White men should have never voted for them in the first place. They’re are treated as white lab rats, destroying them, tossing them out, and blaming them for all the problems of the world.
In case you missed Andrew Breitbarts video at the Nevada TP Rally, white IBEW goons aren’t leaving. They’r with Harry Reid and the Communists. It was sad to see American men supporrting Communist ideology and throwing eggs, and threatening Breitbart. Electricians! Just a couple of splices short!
I pay closer attention to politics than the average voter, and I have yet to see, hear or read even one single instance of an N-word slur used against Obama or any Democrat.
Joker posters? So a poster is going to influence a voter? Really? And how is a joker poster "race baiting by Republicans"? How is a joker poster race baiting by anyone?
Boisterous tea parties is "race baiting by Republicans"? What a stupid argument.
In what way has the Republican party worked to benefit the White working class?
The Republican party goes out, babbles a few lines about social conservatism, "kill the terrorists!", and then heads back to D.C. to enable Big Business to hire more illegals, more H1-B's, offshore more production, and in general drive American working class Whites out of their jobs and into the arms of the welfare statists.
And let's not forget Affirmative Action: any Mexican goes to the head of the line for anything simply because they are "Hispanic", what ever that is. What does the Republican leadership do about that? Not a damn thing: they're terrified of being called racists.
If you want to not be sad anymore, ask the Republican party: when do they start looking after the interests of Evil White Working Class people who happen to be Christian, and not the interests of bankers on Wall Street who have no religion except Bail Me Out, Man! I need another Billion!
The ‘rats have made it perfectly clear that they blame white men for all ills and intend to punish them as a group. Do they really need to ask why they can’t get this demographic’s vote?
The left doesn't have a very "big tent." when it comes to white trash IMHO.
I was under the impression that normal, working, white family men fled the Democrat party decades ago. I mean, how stupid would they have to be to vote along side the atheists, pinky-ring union thugs, welfare grandmothers, abortion enthusiasts, condom-throwers, Boy Scout-hating lesbians, hand-wringing college professors, Hollywood drunks, and the rest of the America-hating parasites, losers, and goofballs who comprise the Democrat party “base”?