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Democrats hope Obama 2008 model will help stem midterm losses
Washington Post ^ | 5 July 2010 | Chris Cillizza

Posted on 07/05/2010 2:09:55 PM PDT by edpc

To become the nation's first black president, Barack Obama not only won heavy percentages of the black and Hispanic vote but also managed to trim the Democratic Party's traditional deficit among white voters.

Four years after Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) lost the white vote by 17 percentage points, Obama lost it by 12, according to exit polls. While the 2008 gains were generally attributed to Obama's strength with young voters -- he won by 10 points among whites 18 to 29 years old -- he managed to improve on Kerry's showing with white voters across every age demographic.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; 2010election; 2010midterms; congress; democrats; help; hope; losses; midterm; model; obama; politics; stem
One senior strategist, speaking candidly about his concerns on the condition of anonymity, noted that white voters made up 79 percent of the 2006 midterm electorate, while they made up 74 percent of the 2008 vote. If the white percentage returns to its 2006 level, that means there will be 3 million more white voters than if it stayed at its 2008 levels. That scenario, said the source, "would generate massive losses" for House and Senate Democrats in November because of Obama's standing with that demographic.

"That demographic" meaning racists, of course.......

1 posted on 07/05/2010 2:10:01 PM PDT by edpc
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To: edpc

The jerks who voted for Hussein because he is black are racists — but they are too obtuse to admit it.


2 posted on 07/05/2010 2:11:07 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: edpc

“That demographic” was stupid to vote for him in the first place.


3 posted on 07/05/2010 2:11:15 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: edpc
"The thrill is gone,

The thrill is gone away..."

4 posted on 07/05/2010 2:12:18 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Holder needs to resign! Now!)
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To: kcvl
“That demographic” was stupid...

There...fixed. LOL!

5 posted on 07/05/2010 2:14:19 PM PDT by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: edpc

Does anyone have legit month-by-month readership numbers for WaPo cause I would be greatly interested in speculating 1) why their doors are still open and 2) when their doors will shut. =.=


6 posted on 07/05/2010 2:15:04 PM PDT by cranked
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To: edpc

I have to confess . . .

In the primary, I voted for the Black Guy.

This is true. I am absolutely serious.

My guy was Alan Keyes.

I did not vote for BHO however, ergo I am a racist.


7 posted on 07/05/2010 2:15:34 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (How many Michael Steele gaffes does it take to make a pattern?)
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To: BenLurkin

True.


8 posted on 07/05/2010 2:16:56 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: edpc
Racist Pictures, Images and Photos
9 posted on 07/05/2010 2:18:13 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: edpc
Barack Obama not only won heavy percentages 99% of the black...
10 posted on 07/05/2010 2:22:46 PM PDT by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: cranked

“The DNC’s plan is ambitious, to say the least: In the space of a few months, the strategists hope to change the composition of a midterm electorate that, if history is any guide, tends to be older and whiter than in a presidential-election year. Put that way, it sounds crazy — and it has drawn considerable skepticism from independent observers.

But given the reality that white voters — again — almost certainly hold the key to Obama’s and the Democrats’ chances in the fall, they would be even crazier not to try.”

I think this is code for: ‘We will stop at no election fraud we can get away with to try to survive’.


11 posted on 07/05/2010 2:23:36 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (How many Michael Steele gaffes does it take to make a pattern?)
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To: edpc

White people who voted for him because it made them feel good about themselves are having second thoughts as they see their taxes about to go up, their health care about to deteriorate, and the Gulf of Mexico being polluted as their feel-good candidate watches ineffectively. The charm of being able to say they voted for him is evaporating in the face of reality.


12 posted on 07/05/2010 2:23:54 PM PDT by American Quilter (Obama hates FreeRepublic--annoy him by donating today!)
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To: edpc
The latest NBC-Wall Street Journal poll reveals that Obama's standing among white voters is remarkably similar to that of President George W. Bush at this same time two years ago.

In the June 2008 NBC-WSJ survey, 37 percent of white men and 26 percent of white women approved of the job Bush was doing. In the June 2010 poll, an identical 37 percent of white men approved of Obama's handling of his job, as did 35 percent of white women.


As we all predicted... If it weren't for 99% black support he'd be in the toilet!
13 posted on 07/05/2010 2:25:30 PM PDT by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: Psalm 144
VOTER INTIMIDATION...

...when outright fraud might not be enough.

14 posted on 07/05/2010 2:26:34 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: kcvl
“That demographic” was stupid to vote for him in the first place.

You have it somewhat backwards there. It should be "that demographic voted for him because they are stupid".

I have significant doubts that this country would be in better shape today if McCain would have been elected. Or really any of the other credible GOP 2008 candidates (Romney and possibly Huckabee). The economic ills of this country - which put us exactly where we are today - are systemic in nature and the result of DECADES of belief that the government can actively "fix" problems like the ones we're experiencing.

"Fixing" the problems will require draconian measures along the lines of what got the US out of the 1920-1921 Depression (discussions of which have occurred here on FR over the last few days. Basically massive cuts in both government spending (including entitlements, in order to bring down the deficit and debt) and corresponding cuts in taxes for all taxpayer groups (to spur consumer spending and economic growth). THAT'S going to require a truly transformative leader - even beyond another Ronald Reagan - that will lead the public away from its dependence upon government solutions.

McCain, Romney, Huckabee, etc, would not have been that transformative leader. And I doubt that a "free lunch" mentality public that clamors for a leader who will "fix the problem" through active government means is smart enough to realize what they *really* need.
15 posted on 07/05/2010 2:26:37 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: edpc

Idiot whites voting for the black racist so they wouldn’t be called racist because they didn’t vote for the black racist.

My head is spinning...


16 posted on 07/05/2010 2:28:23 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: tanknetter

I have significant doubts that this country would be in better shape today if McCain would have been elected. Or really any of the other credible GOP 2008 candidates (Romney and possibly Huckabee). The economic ills of this country - which put us exactly where we are today - are systemic in nature and the result of DECADES of belief that the government can actively “fix” problems like the ones we’re experiencing.

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There is much truth in what you say. We became intellectually corrupted in the late 19th and early 20th centuries with “progressives”, unions and “Ivy League” educational domination, and we became administratively corrupted under FDR, with subsequent surges after WWII and with LBJ.

The cancer has metastasized all over. BHO is just the highest profile malignant tumor at the moment.


17 posted on 07/05/2010 2:33:44 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (How many Michael Steele gaffes does it take to make a pattern?)
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To: BenLurkin

You can add that those white liberals voted for the Kenyan Klown out of liberal....WHITE....guilt. The same libtards I know of here in L.A. who have not one single non-white friend in their circle.


18 posted on 07/05/2010 2:36:07 PM PDT by max americana
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To: tanknetter

You are right. McCain would be awful too. Just not quite as awful. It is like the choice of lethal injection or the firing squad. Wonder if the Huckster and Jeb Bush will pull off another loss in 12.


19 posted on 07/05/2010 2:37:09 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: edpc
on the condition of anonymity,

Why would he need anonymity?

Let me see if I have this right. Whites in 2008 were not racists and got Obama elected but they will become racists in 2012? Gosh, what changed?

20 posted on 07/05/2010 2:37:12 PM PDT by GrannyAnn
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To: edpc
2008 model = Cheat

BPTerrorists


21 posted on 07/05/2010 2:41:32 PM PDT by FrankR ( If we don't stand up to tyranny, the tyrants win, and we're enslaved.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

This election those thugs will be on utube w/i hours.

Pray for America


22 posted on 07/05/2010 2:43:06 PM PDT by bray (Did Rush say Complete Failure?)
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To: edpc

Just 29% of white southerners (male/female) support Obama!

Oh, my! I’m guessing the male demo is in the single digits.


23 posted on 07/05/2010 2:44:45 PM PDT by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: Psalm 144
My guy was Alan Keyes. I did not vote for BHO however, ergo I am a racist.

That is exactly right. You are a racist. Well first, Alan Keyes is not really black. He is a creamy Oreo even though he has authentic slave blood flowing through his veins. Voting for Alan Keyes doesn't count as voting for a black. BHO on the other hand, even though shades lighter and lacking authentic slave blood, is the real black because he tows the Democrat party line of wealth confiscation, social justice, baby butchering, hating corporations, hating America.. etc. With that in mind, you sir I am afraid to say, are a racist. You voted for the cream inside the Oreo when you should have voted for the all black.

/sarc

24 posted on 07/05/2010 2:46:13 PM PDT by libh8er
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To: bray

I’m not 100% sure those thugs even know what Congressional elections are or mean....


25 posted on 07/05/2010 2:52:26 PM PDT by CommieCutter (Obamanomics :Privatize Gains, Socialize Losses.)
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To: edpc
This senior strategist is looking at this backwards (but considering he's probably a Dim strategist, I'm not surprised).

The primary reason the % of whites in the '08 electorate was lower than in '06 had less to do with white voters, and more to do with the fact that black voters were coming out of the woodwork (and cemeteries) to vote for Obama, thus giving blacks a higher % of the electorate.

If the white % increases again this year, it'll mostly be because blacks have gone back to staying home.

The "trump" card in the last 2 elections was black participation, not those racist whites. And for good measure, I also blame those dumb 20-somethings with their skulls full of mush!

26 posted on 07/05/2010 2:56:33 PM PDT by mellow velo
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To: tanknetter

I am sorry, but I cannot allow people to perpetuate this lie unchallenged. McCain would have done little to help the economy, but he wouldn’t have spent our kids’ money on a wasted stimulus package full of pork, OBAMACARE would NOT have passed, he would be standing with Israel, he would not have decimated NASA, nor would he have cut defense spending—I could go on and on....

If you stayed home and didn’t vote because McCain wasn’t conservative enough, and we got this asshat for a president as a result, stop trying to placate your guilt by repeating this mantra. Things would not have been this bad with McCain. If you want to do a line by line comparison of things this president has done that McCain would never have done, I’m sure we can provide it for you. Say what you will about McCain’s RINO status. McCain is an American war hero. Obama is ... in so many ways...not even “American.”


27 posted on 07/05/2010 3:02:12 PM PDT by erkyl (We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office --Aesop (~550 BC))
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To: nhwingut

Just 29% of white southerners (male/female) support Obama!

Oh, my! I’m guessing the male demo is in the single digits.

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Realistically it is probably about 15%.


28 posted on 07/05/2010 3:06:58 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (How many Michael Steele gaffes does it take to make a pattern?)
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To: tanknetter
I have significant doubts that this country would be in better shape today if McCain would have been elected.

Yes, no doubt McCain, or any other Republican, would also have shredded the rule of law by taking over Chrysler and GM, pushed and rubber stamped disastrous health care "reform", and appointed Sotomayer and Kagen to the Supreme Court.

After the assult launched on this nation the last 18 months that we may never recover from, anybody these days babbling about "not a dime's worth of difference..." isn't a serious person, or is just doing that "aint I a lovable old curmudgeon" routine.

29 posted on 07/05/2010 3:10:54 PM PDT by Minn (Here is a realistic picture of the prophet: ----> ([: {()
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To: edpc

I don’t think that the Dems will be able to put their ACORN Humpty Dumpty back together again. Hopefully citizens will be more vigilent this time around and will call out the triple voting ACORN-like tactics that Barry and the Dems put together two years ago.


30 posted on 07/05/2010 3:12:17 PM PDT by purplelobster
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To: edpc

Only difference is that Obuttho and the dems have played their hands. They can no longer hide who and what they are.

So this won’t work for them.


31 posted on 07/05/2010 3:16:48 PM PDT by dforest
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To: edpc
I thought I read a poll that said that 20% of Conservatives voted for Obama. While that might be exaggerated, I do know of a few otherwise Conservative people willing to give Obama a chance, seeing that his opponent was Juan McCain and the constant drumbeat of the mainstream media hating Bush.

To many, Obama sounded reasonable and reassuring. Of course, most of us knew better. He's finally shown himself to be a 3rd World African Marxist, using thug dictator tactics to ram through an Economy that will relegate Americans to living in mud huts and eating grass.

32 posted on 07/05/2010 3:18:33 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople
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To: edpc

Bush needs to put up a heck of a fight and mega-millions to forestall a democrat sweep. /s


33 posted on 07/05/2010 3:21:07 PM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: tanknetter
"I have significant doubts that this country would be in better shape today if McCain would have been elected.[Snip] The economic ills of this country - which put us exactly where we are today - are systemic in nature"

There's no question that McLame was not the leader we need and the problems are beyond comprehension, but I doubt McLame would have created such a paralyzing level of government intervention risks across our entire private economy, or lay so many marxist building blocks for total statism.

McLame probably would not have put a bunch of self-proclaimed marxists in key positions, rammed through ObameeCare, let SEIU, Bwanie Fwank and Chris Dodger write a financial (choke, choke) reform bill that saves union pensions and federalizes "to big to fail" - while sticking it to the taxpayer, let the Bush tax cuts expire, abrogated the rights of secured bond holders and small business franchise dealerships, appointed Supreme Court justices who are marxists, sat idly by while Iran was percolating to the point of revolution, kicked Israel in the teeth, and so on.

Zero hates the America that fights for liberty and individual freedom. I think Zero has caused more damage in such a short period of time, that except for the lack of a body count, Mao or Stalin would have a tough time exceeding Zero's accomplishments in transforming a constitutional republic into a socialist state.

34 posted on 07/05/2010 3:29:45 PM PDT by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: erkyl

Agreed, and most importantly, McCain may have had 2 SC appts to make. Who knows whether Souter and/or Stevens retires with McCain in the WH instead of Obama. I’m guessing at least one of them would have(especially given the dem advantage in the Senate). Also, he’d have allowed Scalia and/or Kennedy to retire without having to pray that they can outlast Obama. He could have established a solid conservative 5 man majority for the next decade at least. A solid SC appt by McCain alone would be worth his having won and in the long term would have far, far more influence on the nation as a whole than just about anything else.


35 posted on 07/05/2010 3:34:28 PM PDT by jeltz25
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To: kcvl

That “white ship” has sailed


36 posted on 07/05/2010 3:46:31 PM PDT by italianquaker (obama all hat no cattle)
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To: italianquaker

The phrase “whistling past the graveyard” comes to my mind as I read this.


37 posted on 07/05/2010 4:04:52 PM PDT by kevslisababy (It's very hard to earn my trust again)
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To: Psalm 144

Look for Lt. Col. Allan West from south Florida. He’s articulate, a patriot, and very serious about getting this country back on the right track.

And in a speech he made for the 4th of July, he admonished folks who are being “subsidized” by the government, to come off the 20th Century Plantation.

If he’s likening welfare to slavery, does that make him a racist?

Just asking.

— Jane R.


38 posted on 07/05/2010 4:15:52 PM PDT by quintr
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To: edpc

The President of the United States is prejudiced in favor of his skin color (witness his tutorship under his former racist pastor, the Boston cop incident, the dropping of charges against the Black Panthers). This makes him “prejudiced” at best, and a ‘racist’ at worst.

The objective white people and people of color who swallowed hook-line-and-sinker his campaign propaganda, will see that this is what they elected. He will not get their vote back.

The other ‘white’ folks (the libtards who consider the blacks of this country as being beholden in their ‘political plantation’), could care less, and will continue to prop him up no matter what, so long as it means ‘political power’.


39 posted on 07/05/2010 4:22:01 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Show me what Obama brought that was new and there you will find things only radical and destructive.)
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To: edpc

2008 model? Are they freaking kidding? He will be November have a 2 year record of epic fail.


40 posted on 07/05/2010 4:55:46 PM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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