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WashPost Says Romney Winning Whites 60-37; Ruins Liberal Theme GOP Couldn't Get to 60 Percent
NewsBusters.org ^ | October 26, 2012 | Tim Graham

Posted on 10/26/2012 8:00:13 AM PDT by Kaslin

The Washington Post reported Friday at the top of the front page "Whites' support for Obama eroding." Jon Cohen and Rosalind Helderman reported "Obama has a deficit of 23 percentage points" right now, behind Romney by 60 percent to 37. The networks have been much fonder of showing how Obama was winning big among blacks and Latinos.

Let's recall how liberal journalists seized on National Journal's Ron Brownstein, who wrote on August 27 that the GOP was struggling: "Republican strategists clearly feel the weight of trying to assemble a national majority with so little support among minorities that they must win three in five whites. 'This is the last time anyone will try to do this,' one said." They used this article to suggest the GOP would resort to racist politicking one last time: 

A GOP coalition that relies almost entirely on whites could squeeze out one more narrow victory in November. But if Republicans can’t find more effective ways to bridge the priorities of their conservative core and the diversifying Next America, that weight will grow more daunting every year.

It's almost amusing how the Post tries to submerge the overall poll number in Friday's paper. Here's how the Post literally split the good news for Romney in half, sending the reader to A-6 in mid-sentence:

Overall, Romney has edged ahead in the contest, garnering 50 percent of likely voters for the first time in the campaign, according to the Post-ABC poll. As Romney hits 50 percent, the presi- [TURN PAGE] dent stands at 47 percent, his lowest tally since before the national party conventions.

Here's the hardest paragraph for Democrats to read:

The erosion of support Obama has experienced since his muted performance in the first presidential debate has been particularly acute among white men, whites without college degrees and white independents, the new tracking poll found. Nearly half of all of those who supported Obama in 2008 but now say they back Romney are white independents. Overall, whites make up more than 90 percent of such vote "switchers."

Near the end of the article, the Post returns to Brownstein's boast that the Republicans will surely suffer in future election cycles as the country becomes less white:

In a rapidly diversifying country, the percentage of the nation’s population that is white drops 2 percent every four years, said David Bositis, a senior research associate at the [liberal] Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. And even among white voters, Republicans perform best among older voters, who will age out of the voting rolls in coming years.

Without improving tallies with minorities, Bositis said, “I think this will be the peak for Republicans.”

“The formula they have right now is a long-term loser,” he said.



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1 posted on 10/26/2012 8:00:19 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
"Whites' support for Obama eroding."

That's so racist. The Post should be ashamed of themselves (sarc).

2 posted on 10/26/2012 8:03:59 AM PDT by llevrok (By comparison to Obama, at least Nero could play a fiddle.)
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To: Kaslin

Why are Democrats waging war on Babies?
Do they not understand that babies are a blessing?

All the time they are telling women to kill babies.
It’s strange that they court the women voters but wage war on the women’s children. Seems unnatural to me.


3 posted on 10/26/2012 8:05:56 AM PDT by DOGHEAD
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To: llevrok

60% of whites supporting Romney => racist
93% of blacks supporting 0bama => not racist


4 posted on 10/26/2012 8:06:05 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

So people became racist over the past four years.Or maybe they just grew weary of proving they aren’t racist, over and over and over.


5 posted on 10/26/2012 8:16:10 AM PDT by Anima Mundi (ENVY IS JUST PASSIVE, LAZY GREED)
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To: MrB

I’m so glad you understand the truth : )


6 posted on 10/26/2012 8:18:29 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ((God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.))
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To: Kaslin

I know it is politically incorrect to discuss this in polite society, but it seems that Democrat Party has a significant problem with the white community.


7 posted on 10/26/2012 8:25:36 AM PDT by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: Anima Mundi

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8 posted on 10/26/2012 8:30:55 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama's myth is oozing out onto the floor. He's the political Lance Armstrong.)
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

>> it seems that Democrat Party has a significant problem with the white community.

Not significant enough! Whassup with that 37% of stupid white masochists for Obama??!?


9 posted on 10/26/2012 8:31:16 AM PDT by Nervous Tick ("You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.")
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To: Kaslin

If Obama can’t even keep the enemies (of our nation) press on his side, he’s dead in the water, with a sinking ship.

Funny how a press that has been selling the U. S. out for decades, can’t be counted on to support Obama any longer. Why hell, they’ll sell out anyone.

Who knew?

Well, most of the nation knew at least deep in their hearts.


10 posted on 10/26/2012 8:35:30 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama's myth is oozing out onto the floor. He's the political Lance Armstrong.)
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To: Kaslin

If Romney is really leading in the white vote by 23% nationally, then he stands to take at least 54%, and probably closer to 55%, of the popular vote. Which means 300 EVs, minimum.


11 posted on 10/26/2012 8:42:05 AM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (It's time to make Obama a minor footnote in the pages of history)
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To: Kaslin
"Without improving tallies with minorities, Bositis said, “I think this will be the peak for Republicans.”

This is an 8-year run, Bullscitis. Count on it.

12 posted on 10/26/2012 9:28:06 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (2008 + IN, NE1, NC, FL, VA, OH, CO, IA, NH = 285EV)
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To: Kaslin

I read a while back in an article by Jay Cost that a 4% difference in the white vote in 2008 in favor of McCain would have been enough to tie the race. Obama lost by 12% in 2008 among whites. This article is putting Obama behind by 11%, 7% more than the 4% needed.


13 posted on 10/26/2012 9:55:14 AM PDT by TomEwall
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To: Yashcheritsiy

Not that my math has ever been that good, but how does it figure that if Romney is leading among white males by 20 some points, and he has closed the gap with women; um, how is it that the race is too close to call or deadlocked at 47% to 47% ?

Must be more transgenders and biosexuals out there than previously thought.


14 posted on 10/26/2012 10:02:01 AM PDT by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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To: Anima Mundi
Or maybe they just grew weary of proving they aren’t racist, over and over and over.

It may be that identity-political race-mongering may have wearied the majority's toleration for the party that's doing it.

If whites start voting like they were in the Klan, it won't matter if Obama or Villaraigosa or some other white-bashing pol gets 99% of the non-white vote. This is what the politics of toleration and anti-racism was intended to prevent.

It would appear that the liberals have overdosed the body politic with it, and now the public is throwing up on their minoritarian (anti-white) "diversity" nostrums, opening the door to massive rejection of ethnic pols who have anti-Americanism in their political briefs. Non-racial, i.e. "non-minoritarian" minority politicians like former congressman J.C. Watt, Col. Allen West, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Gov. Bobby Jindal, and Sen. Marco Rubio should benefit.

15 posted on 10/26/2012 1:31:21 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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