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  • Hillary Clinton Vows to Speak ‘Directly to White People’ to Stop Racial Police Shootings

    09/20/2016 7:42:11 AM PDT · by maggief · 100 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 20, 2016 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton vows she’ll tackle the racism in the nation’s law enforcement system. “We gotta tackle the systemic racism, this horrible shooting again, how many times do we have to see this in our country?” she said in an appearance on the Steve Harvey show. Clinton was specifically referring to the police shooting of Terence Crutcher in Tulsa, Oklahoma, saying he had his “hands in the air” when he was killed. “This is unbearable and it needs to be intolerable,” she said. Clinton told Harvey that if the African-American community came out and voted for her, she...
  • Pew: Whites, Christians fleeing Democratic Party

    09/14/2016 11:42:36 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 60 replies
    The Washington Exmainer ^ | 9/13/2016 | Paul Bedard
    White and Christian voters are abandoning the Democratic Party, according to a remarkable new analysis of political party demographics. The Pew Research Center found that there is now a 29-point white gap, the largest ever between the GOP and Democrats. According to the new analysis, "non-Hispanic whites make up 57 percent of all Democratic and Democratic-leaning registered voters, down significantly from 76 percent in 1992. By contrast, though the share of GOP voters who are white also has declined since 1992, the change has been much more modest: Currently, 86 percent of Republican and Republican-leaning registered voters are non-Hispanic whites,...
  • Hillary And Kaine’s White Minority Plan, “Whites Need To Learn Their Lesson”

    08/16/2016 8:19:15 PM PDT · by PreciousLiberty · 121 replies
    TRUTHFEED ^ | 8/13/2016 | AMY MORENO
    In what can only be called a colossal Freudian slip, Hillary’s vp nominee admitted on Thursday that Democratic policies are harmful to white Americans. Kaine was speaking to a group of black Baptists in New Orleans when he suggested that in order to have “equity” between the races, white people must submit themselves to a state of repression similar to what black Americans have experienced.
  • Pelosi: Clinton struggling with white men because of 'guns,' 'gays' and 'God'

    07/27/2016 12:10:43 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 63 replies
    Pelosi: Clinton struggling with white men because of 'guns,' 'gays' and 'God' By Mike Lillis - 07/27/16 08:19 AM EDT House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) says Hillary Clinton can make inroads with white male voters by appealing to their economic needs. But the Democratic leader also suggested in an interview Tuesday that Clinton faces an uphill climb because those same voters — drawn in large numbers to Donald Trump and the Republicans — are more influenced by hot-button social issues than they are by economic arguments. "So many times, white — non-college-educated — white males have voted Republican. They...
  • 5 Reasons Donald Trump Should Focus On The White Vote

    07/22/2016 3:58:15 PM PDT · by PROCON · 27 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | July 22, 2016 | John Gibbs
    Prepare to be mindblown. A black dude is going to tell you why the GOP’s winning strategy is to focus like a laser on the white vote. One key result of the increased polarization happening in America under President Obama is that Republicans have a chance to decisively capture the white vote in a historic fashion. In fact, the key to a Trump victory will be the white vote, not the Hispanic vote, the black vote, or any other vote. Why? For one, the Democratic Party has already lost the white vote, and lost it big. Mitt Romney won the...
  • Congressman Steve King Defends Old White People

    07/22/2016 8:41:37 AM PDT · by pinochet · 29 replies
    Congressman Steve King of Iowa violated the greatest taboo in mainstream American politics. He defended White people, and said their contributions to civilization were greater than other groups. His remarks were in response to a leftist political commentator, Charlie Pierce, who said that Republicans should stop being the party of old White people. Here is a story on the controversy: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/rep-steve-king-clarifies-remarks-white-people-civilization/story?id=40687050
  • Clinton gaining support from college-educated white Republicans

    07/11/2016 7:11:15 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 74 replies
    ATLANTA — Wanda Melton has voted for every Republican presidential nominee since Ronald Reagan in 1980, but now the Georgia grandmother plans to cross over to support Democrat Hillary Clinton. “I’m not a real fan of Hillary,” Melton says from her office in Atlanta. “But I think it would just be awful to have Donald Trump.” She adds: “I cannot in good conscience let that happen.” Melton is among a particular group of voters, whites with college degrees, who are resistant to Trump. Their skepticism comes as an ominous warning as Trump struggles to rebuild even the losing coalition that...
  • BREAKING POLL: Trump Gains Huge Demographic… Beats Hillary at Her Own Game [White Women]

    06/03/2016 7:26:33 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 96 replies
    Which demographic? The answer will stun you. A new poll by Quinnipiac University has Donald Trump beating Hillary Clinton in her own demographic — namely, Caucasian women. According to ABC News, the poll released Wednesday showed Hillary Clinton with a slight lead over Donald Trump nationally. However, when looking at white women, Trump had a 41 to 40 percent lead over Clinton. So much for all that war on women rhetoric. Trump had a bigger lead among white males, with a whopping 60 to 26 percent lead in the polls. Needless to say, ABC News thought it was about time...
  • Donald Trump's Sizable Lead Among White Male Voters Increases

    06/01/2016 5:24:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | June 1, 2016 | Meghan Keneally, ABC's Good Morning America
    A new poll of registered voters showed Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton with a slight lead over Donald Trump in a general election matchup, but the presumptive Republican nominee continued to excel among white males. The Quinnipiac University poll released today had Trump leading among white men and white women, with the gap most pronounced among white men without a college degree. The poll had Trump leading Clinton among white men, 60 percent to 26 percent, in a head-to-head matchup. Among white women, Trump had a 1 point lead, 41 percent to 40 percent, which was within the poll's margin of...
  • Trump’s path to the White House is through the heart of White America

    04/04/2016 8:52:00 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 18 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/4/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    One of the many defeats American culture has suffered at the hands of the destructive influence of political correctness. It is always fine for a Black “comedian” to make crude jokes about White people, especially Southerners. But making fun of Blacks is simply never allowed. Not that we care to use the N word, but Whites are never permitted to use it even when they are condemning its use! So-called “ethnic jokes” may never, ever be uttered and the list goes on. Democrats can talk about how they want to appeal to Blacks and be praised in the media. But...
  • Bernie’s Revolution Is Too White to Win

    03/02/2016 5:43:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The New Republic ^ | March 1, 2016 | Jeet Heer, senior editor
    Sanders scored several Super Tuesday victories, but his demographic base isn't diverse enough to earn the Democratic Party's nomination. Bernie Sanders will live to fight another day. The senator was expected to win overwhelmingly on Super Tuesday in his home state of Vermont, and his campaign would have stalled if that were the extent of his victory. But he won in Oklahoma, Minnesota, and Colorado, and ran a tight race in Massachusetts, giving his political revolution a new lease on life. His rival Hillary Clinton won overwhelming majorities, as expected, in the Southern states: Georgia, Virginia, Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas, and...
  • David Duke - " I Did Not Endorse Donald Trump " - 2/28/16

    02/29/2016 2:26:51 PM PST · by LibFreeUSA · 146 replies
    YouTube ^ | Feb 28, 2016 | Rhonda Rhodes
    David Duke: "I did not endorse Donald Trump" Like the "Hands Up" MYTH and LIE, here it is again. In his own words: HERE
  • Ann Coulter: Rubio Running 'Anti-White Men Campaign'

    02/20/2016 6:51:47 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 40 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Greg Richter
    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is running an "anti-white men campaign" in his quest for the GOP presidential nomination, says conservative author and pundit Ann Coulter. Rubio, whose parents are from Cuba, said in a CNN town hall event on Wednesday that he was taunted in his youth over his ethnicity, and told the story of a friend who is black and a police officer who has been pulled over multiple times, though he never is given a ticket. (SNIP) The only law enforcement officers Rubio likes are in the Village People. - https://t.co/GP7BCE6IVU — Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) February 20, 2016...
  • Van Jones: Trump Inspiring White Supremacists

    01/11/2016 1:27:47 PM PST · by Bon of Babble · 94 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 1/11/2015 | Mark Tapson
    In the segment, host Jake Tapper played an audio clip from a robocall making the rounds in Iowa from a white nationalist group that supports Trump but has no official connection to him. Tapper asked for comments, and Jones responded: “It will be denounced. It should be denounced. But this is troubling. If I were Trump, is it time to look in the mirror? Who am I inspiring? Who am I attracting? Why will horrible racist groups say the I’m the only candidate that speaks for them? My deep concern is that Donald Trump is beginning to legitimate some of...
  • White nationalist group endorses Trump, 'the great white hope'

    01/11/2016 2:50:29 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 26 replies
    suntimes ^ | 1-11-2016 | CHAD MERDA
    Donald Trump continues to surge in the polls and is getting a little extra boost from a white nationalist group thanks to an endorsement and a series of robocalls in Iowa. In a statement, the American Freedom Party, which is classified by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a "political party initially established by racist Southern California skinheads that aims to deport immigrants and return the United States to white rule," says that it's throwing its support behind Trump, in which he's referred to as "the great white hope." The ads started airing over the weekend and are paid for...
  • Can the GOP survive on white voters alone? Party's future depends on being more inclusive

    03/05/2015 8:11:45 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The Redding Record-Searchlight ^ | February 26, 2015 | Dick Meyer
    “The Republican Party as we know it cannot survive,” according to Emory University political scientist Alan Abramowitz. Note the caveat: “as we know it.” The Republican Party we know today can barely get 20 percent of the non-white vote in presidential elections. That kind of political party can’t survive precisely because it is the non-white population that is growing, much faster than the white population. By 2044, the United States will be a majority-minority country; there will be more non-whites than whites. The word “minority” will probably be mothballed by then. Unless the GOP can figure out how to stop...
  • 2016: DEMOCRATS ON THIN ICE WITH WHITE WORKING-CLASS VOTERS

    01/02/2015 4:07:02 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January, 2, 2015 | By Tony Lee
    In 2016, especially after President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty, Democrats may be on even thinner ice with white voters, especially white working-class males. Though the mainstream media wants to gin up the narrative that Republicans have trouble winning minorities, the 2014 midterm elections again showed, as Politico noted, “that Democrats have their own significant demographic vulnerability: working-class white voters. Republicans won white voters without a college degree by 30 points, 64 percent to 34 percent, according to exit polls, equal to their margin in the wave election of 2010.” In addition, “support for President Barack Obama among working-class whites has...
  • Why white evangelicals rule the midterms

    12/20/2014 5:44:51 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/20/2014 | By Lydia Bean
    One of the reasons that Republicans won the midterm elections is because white evangelicals turned out, while Democratic-leaning groups stayed home. For good and for ill, white evangelicals are one of the most effectively organized groups in American politics, and they reliably vote Republican. We should all be asking what we can learn from conservative evangelicals about how to energize voters in midterms. Back in October, pollster Robert Jones argued that white evangelicals were declining as a percentage of the population, even in the South. This could have been bad news for Republicans, who counted on loyal support from white...
  • White women didn’t just fail Wendy Davis — they failed the rest of Texas, too

    11/06/2014 10:41:23 AM PST · by C19fan · 114 replies
    Salon ^ | November 6, 2014 | Jenny Kutner
    I am well aware that Wendy Davis lost the Texas governor’s race by a wide margin. It’s salt in a very personal wound. Her campaign meant a lot to me, and to so many other Texas women — thousands of whom stood in line for hours to cast their ballots in support. Greg Abbott won anyway, and he won by a lot. But he didn’t win by a lot across the demographic landscape. I went to the Texas Tribune first for a dissection of the election results, and one piece of information struck me as particularly… wrong. The Tribune cited...
  • Primarily Extreme: Voters don’t get much whiter, older, conservative than ones who ousted Cantor

    06/11/2014 4:47:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Slate ^ | June 11, 2014 | William Saletan
    Eric Cantor, the House majority leader, spent his career denouncing liberals, sucking up to the Tea Party, and doing everything possible to derail President Obama’s agenda. Despite this, Cantor was ousted Tuesday by a Republican challenger in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District. Cantor’s loss follows last week’s Mississippi Republican primary, in which Sen. Thad Cochran, another conservative, was edged out by a Tea Party opponent who’s expected to dispatch Cochran in a runoff. How do right-wingers like Cantor and Cochran lose to challengers even further on the right? The answer lies in the extremism of Republican primary voters. On June 2,...
  • Stark Divide Between Blacks, Whites on Gun Control and Health Care

    09/27/2013 12:31:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The National Journal ^ | September 26, 2013 | Ronald Brownstein
    United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll finds that contrasting racial attitudes loom as an ever more powerful force in politics.Immigration isn't the only issue that represents a hurdle for Republicans hoping to improve their performance among Hispanics, Asians, African-Americans, and other minority voters. This week's United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll tested attitudes about two of the most incendiary issues now dividing the parties in Washington: health reform and gun control. While the survey found substantial convergence between whites and minorities on some fronts, it also underscored the consistent tendency of minorities to support a more activist role for Washington...
  • Obama Is Losing the White Working Class

    07/23/2013 12:58:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 56 replies
    newrepublic.com ^ | 7/23/13 | NATE COHN
    One of the funny things about electoral politics is that you can’t always have the coalition you want, or even the coalition you think you’ll get. When the Democratic Leadership Council was thinking about how to rebrand the party in the late '80s, most figured they’d win back white southerners, like Jimmy Carter and every prior successful Democrat. But the new Democratic coalition was built on disaffection with conservatives, which was most pronounced along the coasts. So while the Republicans can dream of whatever coalition they want, the next successful Republican coalition will be built by capitalizing on disaffection with...
  • The Case of the Missing White Voters, Revisited

    06/21/2013 5:57:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    RCP ^ | 06/21/2013 | Sean Trende
    With a cloture vote on the Senate’s immigration reform bill expected next week, countless commentators have expressed the view that if Republicans don’t sign on for reform, the party is doomed at the presidential level for a generation. This is the first in a two-part series explaining why this conventional wisdom is incorrect. Signing on to a comprehensive immigration package is probably part of one way for Republicans to form a winning coalition at the presidential level, but it isn’t the only way (for more, I’ve written a book about this, as well as countless articles here at RCP). Today...
  • It was whites who stayed home

    06/03/2013 8:55:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 109 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/03/2013 | Silvio Canto Jr.
    There were two big shocks for me on election night 2012: 1) Obama beat Romney. I had concluded that 2012 would look a lot like 2004, i.e. a 50-49 victory with about 290 Electoral votes. I did not subscribe to the landslide (i.e. Dick Morris) but did see a narrow Romney victory! 2) All of the talk about the "hispano" vote. I had looked at anecdotal evidence and did not see a "hispano" wave on election day. So I was surprised with all of the conventional wisdom that "hispanos" had reelected Obama. It turns out that "hispanos" did not really...
  • Blacks outvoted whites in 2012, the first time on record (and they got their Socialist)

    05/10/2013 5:24:07 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 43 replies
    cnn ^ | 5/10/2013 | Dan Merica
    A new Census Bureau report shows a higher percentage of African-Americans than whites voted in a presidential election for the first time in history last year during the matchup between President Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney. The report, released Wednesday, found that more than 66% of eligible blacks voted in the presidential contest. Only 64.1% of whites turned out to vote. This marks the first time since 1968 that blacks turned out at a higher rate the whites. In addition to blacks turning out at a higher rate, the number of Asian and Hispanic voters grew from 2008 to...
  • The Disappearing White Catholic Voter

    11/28/2012 3:46:35 PM PST · by NYer · 74 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | November 28, 2012 | George J. Marlin
    For over seventy years, white blue-collar Catholics who have lived and worked in America’s once great industrial states were the voting bloc that provided the margins of victory for Franklin Roosevelt, Truman, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Reagan, and the two Bushes. The 2012 election results, however, indicate these Catholics no longer have that kind of clout at the ballot box.Why? First of all, they are an aging group whose numbers are declining every year. About 650 Catholic World War II and Korean War veterans die every day. That translates into 950,000 in the last four years. Add spouses and the number...
  • Tribal America

    11/20/2012 3:29:51 AM PST · by NotchJohnson · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | November 16, 2012 | Mark Steyn
    o an immigrant such as myself (not the undocumented kind, but documented up to the hilt, alas), one of the most striking features of election-night analysis was the lightly worn racial obsession. On Fox News, Democrat Kirsten Powers argued that Republicans needed to deal with the reality that America is becoming what she called a “brown country.” Her fellow Democrat Bob Beckel observed on several occasions that if the share of the “white vote” was held down below 73 percent Romney would lose. In the end, it was 72 percent and he did. Beckel’s assertion — that if you knew...
  • Why Did Three Million Republicans Stay Home?

    11/08/2012 12:48:05 PM PST · by NYer · 168 replies
    Rushlimbaugh.com ^ | November 8, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So three million Republican voters stayed home on Election Day. Three million predominantly white voters stayed home. The media is all over the place with the fact that the Republicans lost "the white vote." They can't get the white vote. They did lose the white vote, but Democrats didn't get it. They just didn't show up, and it wasn't voter suppression that didn't turn 'em out. What would be the reason that three million voters didn't show up? Let's go through the possibilities. It could be that there are a number... We've talked to 'em. We've had 'em call....
  • The Case of the Missing White Voters (7,000,000 of them!)

    11/08/2012 7:32:38 AM PST · by TonyInOhio · 147 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 11/08/12 | Sean Trende
    One of the more intriguing narratives for election 2012 was proposed by political scientist Brendan Nyhan fairly early on: that it was "Bizarro 2004." ~ SNIP ~ The Election Day returns actually continued the similarities. George W. Bush won by 2.4 percent of the popular vote, which is probably about what Obama’s victory margin will be once all the ballots are counted. ~ SNIP ~ But most importantly, the 2012 elections actually weren’t about a demographic explosion with non-white voters. Instead, they were about a large group of white voters not showing up. ~ SNIP ~ In other words, if...
  • Romney wins white vote by same margin as Reagan did in 1980 landslide

    Mitt Romney won white voters by 20 points in today’s presidential election, according to exit polls, which is the same margin that Ronald Reagan won that demographic by in his 1980 landslide over Jimmy Carter. But given that white voters are a smaller percentage of the electorate these days and he’s doing poorly among minority voters, Romney is on the cusp of losing the election. In 1980, Reagan won white voters 56 percent to 36 percent, with third party candidate John Anderson taking 8 percent of the vote. He ended up beating Carter by 10 points and winning 44 states....
  • On Election Day it’s white voters vs. everyone else

    10/28/2012 9:10:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Grio at NBC News ^ | October 25, 2012 | David A. Love
    Looking at the polls, this presidential election season is poised to give birth to the most racially polarized electorate in U.S. history. Whites are backing Mitt Romney in historic numbers, while Obama is garnering historic levels of support among blacks, Latinos and Asians. While the latest NBC/Wall Street Journal poll has the president in a dead heat with his GOP opponent, recent surveys show wide swings in support based on race. In other words, it looks like white voters versus everyone else. Looking at a composite of polls, Obama’s white support averages 37.9 percent, ranging from 35 percent to 41...
  • Poll Shows Widening Racial Gap In Presidential Contest[R=60% White Vote:O=80% Black & Hispanic Vote]

    10/25/2012 11:35:06 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 25, 2012 | Jon Cohen and Rosalind S. Helderman
    Poll Shows Widening Racial Gap In Presidential Contest Jon Cohen and Rosalind S. Helderman October 25 The 2012 election is shaping up to be more polarized along racial lines than any presidential contest since 1988, with President Obama experiencing a steep drop in support among white voters from four years ago. At this stage in 2008, Obama trailed Republican John McCain by seven percentage points among white voters. Even in victory, Obama ended up losing white voters by 12 percentage points, according to that year’s exit poll. But now, Obama has a deficit of 23 percentage points, trailing Republican Mitt...
  • White Men, A Key GOP Demographic, Discuss The Romney Appeal

    10/19/2012 8:20:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | October 19, 2012 | Ari Shapiro
    For all the attention paid to women in this race, there's another gender gap — with white men. The Republican ticket of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan campaigned in northeastern Florida on Friday, where thousands of men had descended on Daytona Beach for the annual motorcycle festival Biketoberfest. A bunch of them were at Willie's Tropical Tattoo smoking cigarettes, drinking beer and listening to music. Gary Biser goes by the name "Moose." Stickers on his bike helmet say, "Life's too short to ride with ugly women," "No bar too far," and other things that can't be printed. He says he...
  • Obama Leads Romney Among NASCAR Fans: Poll 49%-42% [Sick Media Joke Or What?]

    09/24/2012 7:34:28 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 85 replies
    Yahoo New ^ | September 24, 2012
    Obama Leads Romney Among NASCAR Fans: Poll By Dylan Stableford, Yahoo! News Senior Media Reporter President Obama poses with NASCAR driver Tony Stewart at the White House, April 17, 2012. (Getty) Mitt Romney's recent slide in several polls, including those in the battleground states of Ohio, Virginia and Florida, is troubling enough for the GOP. But, now the Republican nominee appears to be trailing President Barack Obama among a traditionally conservative constituency: NASCAR fans. Obama leads Romney 49 to 42 percent among NASCAR enthusiasts, according to a new Zogby poll by JZ Analytics. As the liberal blog PoliticusUSA.com pointed out,...
  • MSNBC Analyst: Romney Appealing To “Racially Resentful Whites”

    09/16/2012 8:26:38 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 33 replies
    http://weaselzippers.us ^ | september 15, 2012
    MSNBC Analyst: Romney Appealing To “Racially Resentful Whites”… Bonus: Tingles goes on yet another “Republicans are racist” rants.
  • Romney reaching out to white male voters at NASCAR race: VA starts early voting on Sept. 21

    09/08/2012 3:55:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 8, 2012 | Sam Youngman
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Sept 8 (Reuters) - Mitt Romney was set to try another lap around the track on Saturday to win over NASCAR stock-car racing fans. Romney, the Republican presidential candidate facing President Barack Obama, will visit a NASCAR race on Saturday night in Virginia, targeting white male voters in a swing state where early voting begins in two weeks. Romney needs to win among white men by a healthy margin to offset the advantages Obama enjoys with women as well as black and Hispanic voters. A Reuters/Ipsos poll last week showed Romney with a 20 percentage-point lead among...
  • Widening Racial Chasm a Problem for Both Parties

    08/10/2012 4:53:17 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 14 replies
    NJ ^ | 8-10-2012 | Ronald Brownstein
    Mitt Romney could run as well among whites as any Republican presidential challenger in the history of polling—and still lose. That equation carries threats for both parties. For Republicans, that prospect crystallizes the danger of an electoral strategy that has left the party almost entirely dependent on white voters, even as their numbers decline. For Democrats, the possibility that President Obama could face landslide rejection from the white majority, even if he survives, underscores the party’s inability to hold support among whites while implementing its agenda—a trend that traces back to Lyndon B. Johnson. Polls so far suggest that the...
  • Women, white people: Is that what campaign 2012 is coming down to?

    08/09/2012 6:23:16 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 47 replies
    LA TIMES ^ | 8/9/12 | David Lauter
    President Obama appeals to women by pushing the issue of access to contraceptives, while Mitt Romney accuses him of watering down welfare reform — an issue that tends to stir up feelings about race among whites. With the election still locked in a near-tie, the politics of gender and race have moved into the spotlight of the presidential campaign. For most of the summer, the debate has focused on two things: the state of the economy and Mitt Romney's background in business. But in recent days, the two campaigns have added new, sharp-edged issues to the mix.
  • Romney has a 20-point advantage among white voters.

    07/31/2012 8:40:31 PM PDT · by Patrick1 · 33 replies
    RasmussenReports ^ | 7/31/2012 | Patrick1
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows Mitt Romney attracting 47% of the vote, while President Obama earns support from 44%. Five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate, and four percent (4%) are undecided. Romney has a 20-point advantage among white voters. Obama is supported by 91% of black voters and 57% of other minority voters.
  • Obama blamed troubles on Fox News, book says

    03/19/2012 10:56:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies · 1+ views
    politico ^ | 3/19/12 | MACKENZIE WEINGER |
    President Barack Obama blamed Fox News for his political woes in a private meeting with labor leaders in 2010, saying he was “losing white males” who tune into the cable outlet and “hear Obama is a Muslim 24/7,” according to journalist David Corn’s new book, “Showdown.” In “Showdown: The Inside Story of How Obama Fought Back Against Boehner, Cantor, and the Tea Party” — which hits bookstores on Tuesday — the Washington bureau chief for Mother Jones chronicles the White House from the 2010 midterm elections to the start of the 2012 campaign. The book focuses on key moments of...
  • Andrea Mitchell on Iowa: 'Too White, Too Evangelical, Too Rural'

    01/02/2012 6:27:45 PM PST · by tobyhill · 56 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 1/2/2012 | By Noel Sheppard
    NBC's Andrea Mitchell on New Year's Day made it clear to Nightly News viewers that her Obama-loving network will continue using the race card to assist the current White House resident's reelection. In a brief segment about the upcoming Iowa caucuses, Mitchell said "the rap" on the Hawkeye state is that "it doesn't represent the rest of the country - too white, too evangelical, too rural" Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2012/01/02/andrea-mitchell-iowa-too-white-too-evangelical-too-rural#ixzz1iMDxZzyc
  • Obama to Blue-Collar America: Adios!

    12/02/2011 1:02:42 AM PST · by neverdem · 20 replies
    Human Events ^ | 12/01/2011 | Bernard Goldberg
    When I was a kid growing up in the Bronx in the 1950s I knew a lot more about the Yankees than I did about politics. In fact, I didn’t know anything about politics, except for one thing: I knew we were Democrats. My father was a blue-collar worker and like all “working class” men he voted a straight Democratic ticket. We lived in a lower middle class neighborhood and pretty much all the men were FDR blue-collar guys. I never took a survey, but I’m pretty sure there wasn’t a Republican within miles of our tenement. That’s how it...
  • Rush Limbaugh: "Obama Has No Interest In Attracting White Working Voters" (re NYT piece)

    11/28/2011 1:11:20 PM PST · by STARWISE · 24 replies
    "Now, one other thing here about this business in the New York Times today with the Obama regime basically admitting that it has no interest in attracting white working voters. The headline to that New York Times story could just as well be: "Obama to White Workers: Drop Dead." Pure and simple. That would be the headline if it were in the New York Post. The only real surprise here is to hear a liberal and the New York Times just flat-out admit it and talk about it as though it is a timely and brilliant strategy. We've known for...
  • Can President Obama win re-election if almost two-thirds of whites are opposed to him?

    11/17/2011 12:17:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    CNN's Cafferty File ^ | November 16, 2011 | Jack Cafferty
    With just about a year to ago until Election Day, the U.S. is a racially divided nation when it comes to President Barack Obama. Consider this: A new CNN/Opinion Research Poll shows 61% of whites disapprove of the way Obama is handling his job vs. 36% who don’t – that’s almost two-to-one. For non-whites, it's almost the mirror image. Only 32% disapprove while 67% approve. For a president who was supposed to symbolize a post-racial America, this is not good news. When Obama defeated John McCain in 2008, he did it with significant support from white Americans. Exit polls showed...
  • Obama faces a white flight

    09/27/2011 6:21:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 80 replies · 1+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | September 27, 2011 | By Melissa Harris-Perry
    Electoral racism in its most egregious form is the unwillingness of whites to vote for blacks regardless of qualifications or ideology. So far, Barack Obama has been involved in two elections that suggest such racism is no longer operative. His reelection bid, however, may indicate that a more insidious form of racism has replaced it. The 2004 Illinois Senate race between Obama and Alan Keyes, two African Americans, was a unique test of old-fashioned electoral racism. For a truly committed racist, neither would have been acceptable. In 2008, the long primary battle between Hillary Clinton and Obama added hundreds of...
  • Poll: GOP gains big with white voters

    07/22/2011 8:13:38 PM PDT · by neverdem · 96 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/22/11 | Cameron Joseph
    Democrats' advantage over Republicans in partisan affiliation is way down from 2008 as white voters have turned against them, according to a poll released Friday by the Pew Research Center. While minority voters continue to support Democrats in large numbers, what was just a two-point Republican edge among whites in 2008 has grown to a 13-point advantage today. Republican gains among white voters are "particularly pronounced among the young and poor," according to the report. White voters under age 30 now break for Republicans by an 11-point margin; in 2008 they broke for Democrats by a seven-point margin. This could...
  • Howard Dean" The Future “Does Not Belong to the Tea Party, Over 55, White and Christian” – Video

    06/20/2011 12:11:58 PM PDT · by Justaham · 39 replies
    <p>Here is video of Democrat Howard Dean speaking at the Leftist “Netroots Nation” Conference last week. Dean bashed the Tea Party, people who are “over 55,” “white and Christian,” saying “the future” does not belong to them. Ironically, he accused them of “hate,” referring to them as “religious bigots,” even as he spoke with disdain of all things conservative and Christian.</p>
  • Obama Losing The Youth Vote 'Because White Students Don't Think He's Cool Anymore'

    06/06/2011 10:43:39 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 66 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | June 06, 2011 | PAUL BENTLEY
    Obama Losing The Youth Vote 'Because White Students Don't Think He's Cool Anymore' By PAUL BENTLEY 7th June 2011 President Barack Obama famously won the 2008 election on a wave of support from America's youth. But any hopes the 49-year-old had of keeping down with the kids appear to have faded - his support from young people is rapidly waning, a poll has found. And for a man known for his 'jacket off' casual style the reason for this slump may be particularly hurtful - students are abandoning the President because they do not think he is cool anymore, it...
  • Pew Poll: Obama Struggling With White Voters

    04/08/2011 7:20:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 66 replies · 1+ views
    National Journal ^ | April 7, 2011 | 5:11 PM | By Ronald Brownstein
    The latest Pew Research Center national poll released today underscores how slender a beachhead President Obama has established among whites more than two years into his presidency. In his 2008 election, Obama ran well only among two groups of whites -- young people and white women with at least a four year college education, two groups that are generally receptive to government activism. In the 2010 GOP landslide, those groups stuck with Democrats relatively more loyally than the rest of the white electorate, but the party's support tumbled even among them. Figures provided to National Journal by Pew from the...
  • The revolt of the white working class

    10/29/2010 9:14:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Longboat Key News ^ | October 28, 2010 | Tom Burgum
    Many Democratic candidates trying to survive the 2010 midterm elections know they must distance themselves from Mr. Obama and Nancy Pelosi, who are viewed as the authors of health care reform, cap and trade, and other legislative initiatives that are generally unpopular. While some Democratic candidates go so far as to attack parts of the president’s agenda, others take it a step further. The Democratic candidate for Rhode Island governor told a local radio station that Obama can “take his endorsement and shove it.” Mississippi Democratic Rep. Gene Taylor told his local newspaper, “I did not vote for Obama. I...