Skip to comments.Most affluent voters key to Obama sweep
Posted on 11/11/2008 8:13:34 PM PST by Clintonfatigued
Barack Obama promised he would lower taxes for 95 percent of Americans and presumably raise them for the 5 percent who benefited most under President Bushs tax policies. But, remarkably, the most affluent 5 percent supported Obama and that was perhaps the key to his victory last week.
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We’ve discussed this before, but here’s an article about the topic specifically. It’s the most startling aspect of this election. At the same time, IMHO, this is the most fickle and unreliable portion of the electorate who supported Obama. They could easily bail out on him if he messes up.
Well..duh.....INCOME is taxed.....NOT wealth...and the wealthy have accountants, attorneys, etc...to help them AVOID taxes.....this is a no brainer....but it still pisses me off!
Most flatulent voters key to Obama sweep
1. The "yoot" vote.
2. The Kollege Kiddie vote
3. The Hispanic vote
4. The "young" evangelical vote
5. The "Black" vote
6. The "intellectual" and "academia" vote
7. The Catholic vote
So which is it?
rush discussed this today.
does away with the myth that the democrats are the working people, or for the working people, meaning blue collar.
union parasites are not lower class.
why do people trust these exit poll data like its a bible?
have you ever seen a exit poll area ?
I have and the location is full of young kids and old people and alot of the welfare crowd.
Busy and productive people do not have time to fill out a 30 minute poll after waiting to vote.
How do know people just did not lie ?
How many Repub stopped versus Dems ??
This exit polls are bunk !
Now the O plans to nationalize the auto industry, soon it will be the airlines and healthcare... soon the so-called wealthy who voted for him are going to be much less enamored with him.
Proof that money makes you stupid? As if Hollywood weren’t enough proof of that.
The yoot and kollege kiddie overlap.
The Hispanic vote heavily overlaps the Catholic vote. White Catholics voted for McCain.
Blacks increased their share of the electorate from 12% in 2004 (voting 87-13 for Kerry) to 15% this year (voting 95-5 for Obama).
Intellectual & academia partially overlap the wealthy vote.
All of those came together. But, more than anything else, Bush’s unpopularity and the collapse of the financial markets is what formed Obama’s coalition.
There’s no ‘IF’ about it. Either he does the exact opposite of his campaign rhetoric, or he will completely destroy the lives of many of these people. It’s really just that simple.
Just in case he’s taking orders—I want a piece of Oprah’s pie; or Chris Matthew’s pie; or the Kerry-Heinz pie...
young evangelicals, eh
sounds like the “emergent ‘church’”
ACORN and idiots....enough said
Well, what’s more important, keeping taxes lower or keeping potential competition down by controlling and dividing working class families?
The key to the sweep of The One (piss be upon him) is the fact that The Sheep are liberals, and now they are the majority.
The article forgot to mention the most affluent overseas illegal contributors was the key factor.
With all due respect but..so? Morning after regrets mean nothing to him and his ilk. They've got a guaranteed berth for four years. Just keep the MSM happy and the devil take the rest. You know, like the emperors of Roman and the Praetorian guards.
In some ways, it’s a bit like working in a canine mental ward.
My brother in the windy city of Chicago has always told me “you vote for a Democrat to live like a Republican”. Is that a familiar phrase to anyone?
AFL-CIO would agree with that.
Yes, I've heard that BS before coming from old line 'Rat politicians, but it's a ridiculous line that means zilch in the real world - unless the person being addressed is going to get a cushy government job for his vote. Otherwise, big-time tax and spend Dems like "Osama" Obama are not very good for the general economy.
You get what you pay for, now your gonna pay.
In Chicago it’s a little more basic. If you want to live you vote Democrat and when you die you will your vote to the party.
“They could easily bail out on him if he messes up.”
Their income levels and means of avoiding, deferring taxes and altering their income sources to avoid them altogether insure that no matter what Obama is saying to the sheeple, they will not be hurt by his policies anyway - and, besides, they got to make their greed-guilty conscience feel better.
SHOULD they feel guilty, no, unless they really are a thief.
Conservatives must do something about academia.
All they teach now is Socialism, hate America, and and white guilt.
What do you need us to explain to you now?
And conservatives must also do something about: the ongoing and worsening political bias in the MSM, the ongoing and worsening “dumbing down” of people, and the ongoing and worsening of political correctness, and all of these things are happening worldwide.
The MSM is terrible. But at least we have an alternative media. Also I believe the corruption of the MSM is also an outgrowth of higher education.
The Fairness Doctrine is the beginning of the end of the alternative media. A serious civil war is really what will be needed to turn things around for all non-leftists, or conservatives and all other non-leftists will be successfully suppressed for a very long time, if not forever.
Oh, there he is.
so do tell, where has my log running idea of Free Trade creating Democrats fall down?
Exit polls show the winners voting Obamao, and indeed, the High Scholl educated less then 50k voters going for Obamao.
My theory has been proven correct, Free Trade does nothing besides mint rich Democrats, and switch Blue Collar Republicans to the Democrat column.
Does Friedman have a chart for that phenom?
If only CAFTA hadn't passed, McCain would have won. LOL!
Exit polls show the winners voting Obamao, and indeed, the High Scholl [sic] educated less then 50k voters going for Obamao.
It's true, there are dumb rich people and dumb poor people out there. I blame NAFTA for the sad state of our public schools.
This isn’t hard to understand if you analyze the tax payment profile and background like from http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/numbers/displayatab.cfm?DocID=1818
While there are about 148.5 million taxpayers, there are about 42 million between the $100,000 and $250,000 income levels. Obama promised these voters a tax cut.
In contrast, there are only 6 million taxpayers that earn over $250,000! What’s more interesting is that the average effective income tax rate is essentially level at 18.3% and 18.0% for earners above $601,000 and $2.9 million income respectively!
Just a smoke screen to turn the attention from the millions upon millions of foreign donations.
Don’t be misled.
More Democrats in Congress are “rich” by a larger margin than Repubs. Figure that.
Certainly I was taken aback with that portion of the exit poll showing McCain losing the 250 grand and above crowd. I remember Bush dominating this voting bloc in 2004 by 2 to 1. IMO it’s more of a symptom rather than the cause of McCain’s failed bid for the WH.
many like rahm emanuel came to congress with very little,
but are now millionaires. why?
fanny mae, freddy mac and countrywide provided money to them, and advice.
B...but I thought the Dems were the party of the poor and working class...
Did Bush really win ‘rich’ voters 2-1?
Yep by the exit polls Bush won by 63 to 35 in the $200,000 and above bracket. It’s actually 1.8 to 1 but it’s close enough to 2 so I rounded up a bit.
Wow, that is quite the turnaround then.