Skip to comments.Poll: Almost Half Of White Southerners Feel Like They're Under Attack
Posted on 11/23/2017 7:17:07 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
This is something that fell on the backburner, but a bit interesting. A poll showed that a significant amount of white southerners feel theyre under attack. I can see how. Im not saying its right or wrong, but the fact remains that Confederate statues, the flag, etc. are all cornerstones of southern culture. Its part of American history as well. Not one of our best moments, but a part of it nonetheless. Heres the breakdown of the survey (via The Hill):
Nearly half of white American poll respondents living in the South feel like theyre under attack, a new Winthrop University poll found.
Forty-six percent of white Southerners polled said they agree or strongly agree that white people are under attack in the U.S. More than three-fourths of black respondents said they believe racial minorities are under attack.
And 30 percent of all respondents in the poll agreed when asked if America needs to protect and preserve its white European heritage. More than half of respondents disagreed with the statement.
Forty percent of respondents said they believed that Confederate statues should remain as is, while nearly a quarter said a plaque should be added to contextualize the statue.
Lets step away from the Confederate statutes for a second. One just has to look at the recent Virginia gubernatorial election to see how the Left sees rural voters. In the waning days of the 2017 elections in Virginia, Democrat Ralph Northam seems to have coordinated with an outside groupthe Latino Victory Fundto push this horrific ad, showing a supporter of Republican candidate Ed Gillespie driving a pickup truck, with a Confederate flag flying, and running over nonwhite kids. Yes, because all white people drive pickup trucks. All whites support the Confederacyand they just cant wait to run over blacks, Asians, Muslims and Hispanics. Thats how the Left feels about people, who dont live in the cities, dont have college educations, and dont have a liberal mindset. They must all be racists. That sentiment permeates the Clinton camp, which truly thinks that Hillary Clinton lost due to sexism, racism, and misogyny. It couldnt be that she was a terrible candidate, who had zero economic messages, ignored white rural voters (and the Rust Belt in general), and was distrusted by the electorate.
To be even more hypocritical, Democrats, especially those in Virginia, try to sell that theyre somehow adhering to an inclusive agenda for an inclusive Virginia, seemingly forgetting that they ran an ad that heavily insinuated that all white voters are genocidal racists. Even NBCs Chuck Todd noted the horrific theme of the ad, asking Democratic National Committee chair Tom Perez if he thought he was racist since he drives a pick-up truck.
Democrats need Trump voters. Its a fact. They need to win them back in order to retake the House, Senate, and The White House if they wish. The gains made in Virginia are remarkable, but theyre tempered by the fact that its a state that Hillary won in 2016, and Democrats flipped state legislative districts that were already in Hillary-land. Its still not a sure thing. Furthermore, these people arent aliens. In fact, a good chunk of them hold economically progressive views. Theyre swing voters. Obama was able to compete with themtwice. No, he didnt win the white working class vote, but he won enough to them to avoid have the score run up in the rural regions that allowed Trump to clinch a solid win over Hillary was last year. Yeah, I knowcue the meaningless and worthless popular vote talking points by Democrats. We all knew California was going blueand it will still go blue, but Republican nabbed Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michiganall thanks to Obama voters who flipped. Democrats would do well not roll their eyes at this poll, nor is it a good idea to just label all southern whites as racists. Then again, theyre not going to take this seriously.
One last thing; as we approach the Thanksgiving holiday I guess I should thank my parents, the best in the world who happen to be white, for not purposefully running me over with a motor vehicle. Thanks to the Left's embrace of identity politics, it makes me even more proud to be a Republican and not part of that orgy of insanity.
White Southerners have been under attack since 1860.
the Latino Victory Fundto push this horrific ad, showing a supporter of Republican candidate Ed Gillespie
Before George W. Bush was President, Virginia was English speaking, low crime and Republican.
There were few latinos until Gillespie and his friends flooded the country with fraudulently documented foreigners.
I was born and raised in Wisconsin, but have lived in Virginia for most of my adult life.
After moving to the middle of all of this history I became active in historical preservation and have donated thousand s of dollars to that end.
I deeply resent the effort to erase the history, any history.
Only half? What’s wrong with the other half?
Some of us white northerners are under attack too. How many people feel their job would be threatened if they revealed their support for President Trump? Long gone are the days when “I like Ike” was acceptable.
Its not just southerners. Anyone who is white and Christian in any real way is under attack. If they don’t know it they are idiots. I can tune into any cable network and hear “white” racial smears used as disqualifiers simply because of race and often “male” gender. The only open racism tolerated is against whites and its not misogyny but misandry that is most prevalent.
Simply because we are Christians, Conservatives, Patriots, faithful to our wives and children, love our state (Alabama), back our conservative leaderships, and back our military personnel wherever they go in harms way. Just one of the things I mentioned above gets us targeted by the left. In fact, go read the Scriptures. God puts the good on His right and the bad on His left. That is mentioned a few times in Scripture.
“White Southerners have been under attack since 1860.”
And yankees are worse now more than ever. The march to the sea never ended.
This means the point spread of the Roy Moore election will be important throughout the South. If he wins big enough, it will inspire a lot of southern politicians to run as strong conservatives. As in, more than they are now.
They are. So are white northern conservatives and non-white conservatives.
It’s political, not regional or racial.
I dont feel like Im under attack. I know damn well that Im under attack.
They are under attack....but then so are the rest of us.
The other half of white southerners might want to grab a look at the comments section of The Hill, Politico, Huffington Post and other political publications if they DO NOT think they’re under attack.
They will not like what is being said about them.
Half feel (understand) they are under attack, the other half voted for Hillary or no comprendo English!
Most of us in Atlanta just feel like we are living in a foreign country.
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