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I apologize to America's young people, whose dashed dreams and dim employment prospects I had laughed at, believing these to be a direct result of their voting for Obama.
On closer examination, it turns out that young voters, aged 18-29, overwhelmingly supported Romney. But only the white ones.
According to Pew Research, 54 percent of white voters under 30 voted for Romney and only 41 percent for Obama. That's the same percentage Reagan got from the entire white population in 1980. Even the Lena Dunham demographic -- white women under 30 -- slightly favored Romney.
Reagan got just 43 percent of young voters in 1980 -- and that was when whites were 88 percent of the electorate. Only 58 percent of today's under-30 vote is white and it's shrinking daily.
What the youth vote shows is not that young people are nitwits who deserve lives of misery and joblessness, as I had previously believed, but that America is hitting the tipping point on our immigration policy.
The youth vote is a snapshot of elections to come if nothing is done to reverse the deluge of unskilled immigrants pouring into the country as a result of Ted Kennedy's 1965 immigration act. Eighty-five percent of legal immigrants since 1968 have come from the Third World. A majority of them are in need of government assistance.
Whites are 76 percent of the electorate over the age of 30 and only 58 percent of the electorate under 30. Obama won the "youth vote" because it is the knife's edge of a demographic shift, not because he offered the kids free tuition and contraception (which they don't need because it's hard to have sex when you're living with your parents at 27).
In 1980, Hispanics were only 2 percent of the population, and they tended to be educated, skilled workers who got married, raised their children in two-parent families and sent their kids to college before they, too, got married and had kids. (In that order.)
That profile has nothing to do with recent Hispanic immigrants, who -- because of phony "family reunification" rules -- are the poorest of the world's poor.
More than half of all babies born to Hispanic women today are illegitimate. As Heather MacDonald has shown, the birthrate of Hispanic women is twice that of the rest of the population, and their unwed birthrate is one and a half times that of blacks.
That's a lot of government dependents coming down the pike. No amount of "reaching out" to the Hispanic community, effective "messaging" or Reagan's "optimism" is going to turn Mexico's underclass into Republicans.
Any election analysis that doesn't deal with the implacable fact of America's changing demographics is bound to be wrong.
Perhaps the reason elections maven Michael Barone was so shockingly off in his election prediction this year was that, in the biggest mistake of his career, Barone has been assuring us for years that most of these Third World immigrants pouring into the country would go the way of Italian immigrants and become Republicans. They're hardworking! They have family values!
Maybe at first, but not after coming here, having illegitimate children and going on welfare.
Charles Murray recently pointed out that -- contrary to stereotype -- Hispanics are less likely to be married, less likely to go to church, more supportive of gay marriage and less likely to call themselves "conservative" than other Americans.
Rather than being more hardworking than Americans, Hispanics actually work about the same as others, or, in the case of Hispanic women, less.
It seems otherwise, Murray says, because the only Hispanics we see are the ones who are working -- in our homes, neighborhoods and businesses. "That's the way that almost all Anglos in the political chattering class come in contact with Latinos," he notes. "Of course they look like model Americans."
(Black males would apparently like to work more. Nearly 20 percent of black males under 30 voted for Romney, more than three times what McCain got.)
An article by Nate Cohn in the current New Republic argues, as the title puts it: "The GOP Has Problems With White Voters, Too." As proof, Cohn cites Jefferson County, Colo.; Loudoun County, Va.; Wake County, N.C.; and Somerset County, N.J., all of which went Republican in presidential elections from 1968 through 2004, but which Romney lost in 2012.
Smelling a rat, I checked the demographic shifts in these counties from the 2000 to the 2010 census. In each one, there has been a noticeable influx of Hispanics (and Asians, who also vote Democrat), diminishing "the white vote" that Cohn claims Republicans are losing.
Between the 2000 and 2010 census, for example, the white population of Jefferson County declined from more than 90 percent to less than 80 percent, while the Hispanic population more than doubled, from 6 percent to 14 percent.
In Loudoun County, the Asian population tripled from 5 percent to 15 percent and the Hispanic population doubled from 6 percent to 12 percent. Meanwhile, whites plummeted from 83 percent to 69 percent of the population.
Similarly, Wake County shifted from 74 percent white to 66 percent white in the past decade, while the Hispanic population doubled, from 5 percent to 10 percent, and the black population stayed even at about 20 percent.
In Somerset County, the Hispanic population grew by 63 percent and the Asian population grew by 83 percent since 2000. The number of whites has remained steady, resulting in a population that is now just 62 percent white.
These were the counties chosen by Cohn, not me, to show that Republicans are losing "the white vote." Except they're not so white, anymore. With blacks, Asians and Hispanics voting 93 percent, 73 percent and 71 percent for Obama, Republicans have to do more than just win the white vote. They have to run the table.
Romney got a larger percentage of the white vote than Reagan did in 1980. That's just not enough anymore.
Ironically, Romney was the first Republican presidential candidate in a long time not conspiring with the elites to make America a dumping ground for the world's welfare cases. Conservatives who denounced Romney as a "RINO" were the ones doing the bidding of the real establishment: business, which wants cheap labor and couldn't care less if America ceases to be the land of opportunity that everyone wanted to immigrate to in the first place.
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Eff all that BS...voter fraud. Elections and certain cities were rigged.
This means that among women and young voters, two groups we are told over and over again vote Democrat, the white among them supported Romney by a clear majority. Yes, Romney won the majority of white women too. This is what diversity looks like. Diversity = Divisiveness
What’s an ann coulter?
Clearly, the US is following the same demographic, economic, and political patterns as Europe.
No longer my country anymore......obamanation.
Coulter is a nut pretending to be a Conservative so she can sell books.
So, basically, the only solution is for Conservative Whites to have more babies.
No solution, just demographic gobbly gook.
Until whites become the minority will whites unify and have political power again. Maybe.
Or until we can no longer spend without consequences.
Whatever comes first.
I hope Rush reads this. We made great inroads among young whites that Rush thinks have been lost due to propaganda from the education establishment — and important gains among young black males — 20 percent. Hard to believe.
..I think that says it all--again--it was about race and Marxist redistribution
As in California, the Democrats may never lose again.
The only alternative now is something that was tried in 1860-61--only this time for the right reasons...
YA know WHY we “lost” CRAPPY GOP-e DEM lite ROMMNEY!
Elections must now be won by wide margins and there needs to be aggressive hearts and minds operations all over. In the cities, in the suburbs, not just rural.
Need aggressive monitoring of all the “boxes of votes” that get “found”. Need to watch, watch.
Mostly need to educate people. Old, young, all.
Picking and poking at the breakdown is something that leads one to think about “which” demographic is to be pursued.
All demographics need to be pursued.
In sports, you don’t decide which runs you want to score, which goals you want to score. Well, nobody bunt, we’re looking for homers. Let’s pass every time, they’ve got our running game beat. You take everything you can get.
You may be devoting resources in an area the other guy will definitely win. But by doing that you cause them to divert resources there. If you don’t show up - they don’t have to devote any resources there.
Ann is too focused on winning this or that. We could just photocopy the Dem platform, promise to always vote with the Dem leadership, 100%. Then, in exchange, have a few Dems switch to the Repub party. American will have complete bi-partisanship, no quarrels in Congress and Repubs can “win” a few elections. Crank out legislation like there’s no tomorrow. Then, every few years, allow the Dems to have the majority. Just put on kabuki theater for the American general public. No debates will be needed from folks like Ann, however. We could just debate the junky movies coming out of hollyweird maybe.
Stop it Ann. Romney was not and is not Reagan. I held my nose for the last time & voted for the RINO because I truly believe this country will now cease to exist. But stop trying to sell Romney as Reagan.
Re: “Romney got a larger percentage of the white vote than Reagan did in 1980.”
One other critical fact...
71% of Hispanics voted against Romney in 2012.
70% of Hispanics voted against Reagan in 1980.
NOTHING has changed in 32 years!
By obsessing on the percentages of voters they’re missing the meat. The meat is Romney didn’t energize the base, they didn’t come out for him. Add a bunch of voters for him the percentages change. It’s the percentage of AVAILABLE that matters, that shows the people that stayed home.
one word RINO!
WHITE VOTE IN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS
2012: 72% of electorate, Romney 59, Obama 39
2008: 74% of electorate, McCain 55, Obama 43
2004: 77% of electorate, Bush 58, Kerry 41
2000: 81% of electorate, Bush 55, Gore 42
1996: 83% of electorate, Dole 46, Clinton 44 (Perot 9)
1992: 87% of electorate, Bush 41, Clinton 39 (Perot 21)
1988: 85% of electorate, Bush 60, Dukakis 40
1984: 86% of electorate, Reagan 66, Mondale 34
1980: 88% of electorate, Reagan 56, Carter 36 (Anderson 8)
1976: 89% of electorate, Ford 52, Carter 48
AVERAGE DEMOCRATIC WHITE VOTE SHARE: 40.6%
Pretty soon democrats won’t even have to cheat to win every time.
Wonder if she considers herself part of the problem...