Skip to comments.Democrats hope Obama 2008 model will help stem midterm losses
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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"That demographic" meaning racists, of course.......
The jerks who voted for Hussein because he is black are racists — but they are too obtuse to admit it.
“That demographic” was stupid to vote for him in the first place.
The thrill is gone away..."
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. =.=
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.
“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’.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
This election those thugs will be on utube w/i hours.
Pray for America
Just 29% of white southerners (male/female) support Obama!
Oh, my! I’m guessing the male demo is in the single digits.
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.
I’m not 100% sure those thugs even know what Congressional elections are or mean....
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!
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.”
Just 29% of white southerners (male/female) support Obama!
Oh, my! Im guessing the male demo is in the single digits.
Realistically it is probably about 15%.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bush needs to put up a heck of a fight and mega-millions to forestall a democrat sweep. /s
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.
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.
That “white ship” has sailed
The phrase “whistling past the graveyard” comes to my mind as I read this.
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?
— Jane R.
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’.
2008 model? Are they freaking kidding? He will be November have a 2 year record of epic fail.