Skip to comments.Voting Rate Dips As Older Whites Stay Home [Enabled 0 to Win OH & PA!]
Posted on 07/20/2009 1:43:08 PM PDT by Steelfish
Voting rate dips as older whites stay home
About 63.6 percent of the nation's eligible voters cast ballots in November
WASHINGTON - For all the attention generated by Barack Obama's candidacy, the share of eligible voters who actually cast ballots in November declined for the first time in a dozen years.
The reason: Older whites with little interest in backing either Barack Obama or John McCain stayed home.
Census figures released Monday show about 63.6 percent of the nation's eligible voters, or 131.1 million people, voted last November.
Although that represented an increase of 5 million voters virtually all of them minorities the turnout relative to the population of eligible voters was a decrease from 63.8 percent in 2004.
Ohio and Pennsylvania were among those showing declines in white voters, helping Obama carry those battleground states.
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Whatever. That’s an excuse for the Republicans to serve us yet another Democrat-lite.
It’s important to remind older Americans:
Obamacare = Euthanasia for Baby Boomers
Unfortunately, if McCain had won both Ohio and Pennsylvania, he still would have lost the election.
Furthermore, even if you were to assume that every older white voter that stayed home, would have voted for McCain (which would be a horrible assumption) Obama still would have won OH and PA and won the election.
Now, isn’t that a damn shame.
So white seniors and Evangelicals suck since as one poster said we must now all pay the heavy price of this stupidity and this is just the beginning. Who knows 0 may be there for 8 years and by which time it won’t be the US of A anymore. The Barbarians at the gate have broken through and occupied the “shining city on the hill”
Sounds like the same complaint the democrats had in some places... Are we completely FUBAR yet or just getting closer? /just a little sarc
Chalk one up for the left.
They’re winning, if you haven’t figured that one out.
When whites stay home the left holds up their champagne glasses.
Women want a sugar-daddy to keep them, it’s hard-wired.
There is no bigger perceived sugar-daddy than the government.
The bigger government gets the more it screws with the natural order of things and serves as a pseudo-husband to single females.
It is no accident that men are hurting most in this economy, but a symptom of the sickness that is collectivism.
Men are at the bottom of the leftists priority list, especially the white ones.
This is but one more sickness of many we are in store for, folks.
So, white dudes die in the middle east, lose their jobs at home, and don’t vote when they get older—IT’S FRICKIN’ PERFECT!
Yeah I’m with you. In the summer of 07 I looked at the candidate list for both parties and said “man this is gonna suck”. I was looking at the candidates up until 5 minutes before polls closed for our primaries and just couldn’t come up with a compelling reason to vote for any of them. Then McCain won, I swore off of voting for McCain for Senate when he became Mr. Anti-1st Amendment, and if he ain’t good enough for Senate then President is right out. Of course there’s no way I was going to vote for an unrepentant socialist, contemplated the 3rd parties but they all let me down with lame nominations too. I voted in the rest of the election but left pres blank. Didn’t even watch the results, watched Bugsy instead. Hopefully the GOP will come up with somebody worth a damn in 2012, Obama is setting himself up to be infinitely beatable if we don’t go all John Kerry.
Which large financial concern is the manager of the congressional pensions? AIG
If you want to blame something, how about a primary process that lets non-republicans decide the victor in many states.
(I havent heard anything is being done to fix this for next time)
And what was south carolina thinking anyway
You mean let all the voters decide, the republicans will never go for that.
Obama beat McCain by Ten Million Votes and bested him in the Electoral College by margin of 2:1.
Therefore, the election was not lost because a few older white voters stayed home.
Sometimes? In my view, it's always. Probably 90% of the people voting Republican have major differences on major issues with the GOP candidate running. But they vote for him anyway - because the other guy is worse. It makes no sense letting Stalin get into power because the GOP guy disagrees with you on some issues. Half a loaf is better than none. (I happen to think McCain is a great guy personally, but disagree with him on everything from amnesty and torture to the bailout).
Republicans cannot win without this demographic. Period.
BS, you are advocating the same type of election they have in IRAN, one person on the ticket. I say again BS, I will never vote the lessor of two evils. You can take you forced voting and shove it where the sun don't shine.
I just got back from a weekend in Prospect, Oregon which is near Crater Lake. We stayed in an historic hotel. At dinner last night there was an older couple in the dining room talking and I heard every word.
He called Jimmy Carter Mr Peanut, said we’re going to have 20%+ interest again, hates Obama, said Sarah isn’t liked by many republicans because she won’t put up with the corruption. He went on and on...he coulda been a Freeper for the way he sounded. I never heard McCain mentioned once and this guy was at least in McCain’s age bracket.
This next election is gonna be a real hum-dinger - that is if zero hasn’t somehow made elections illegal by then.
I punted and wrote in Thompson.
No wonder 0 wants to let the old folks die.
Three demographics won Ohio for the Dim's:
Union Blue Collar
And, to put the icing on the cake, the illegals and absentee fraud was accomodated by Janet Brunner (soon to be Governor Brunner)
We had a choice... not the best choice .... but a lot better than what we ended up with. Far as I’m concerned non-voters are in the same category as Obama voters - except maybe worse.
RINOs gave away the 2008 races, just as they gave away the 2006 races.
Outsourcing is a vote loser. Both parties are guilty, but the GOP gets the blame.
Open borders is a vote loser. Both parties are guilty, but the GOP gets the blame.
Foreign workers on work visas are vote losers. Both parties are guilty, but the GOP gets the blame.
Here is the RINO platform: "Democrats will ruin the economy. We will do the same, but a few of us will get filthy rich in the process." That would be McCain, Romney, Huckabee, Guliani, and any other RINO candidate acceptable to the treasonous Noonan-type crowd.
Sarah Palin is speaking out against outsourcing our jobs. Sarah is advocating American production, American energy, American workers, and American-made products. Of course, the RINOs will scream louder, even here on Free Republic.
Good. Pick a side.
All the older whites I know in PA were behind Obama. They’d never vote Republican. I wonder if most of these ‘older whites’ were still amongst the living?