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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:28 PM

After watching Rachel, as a White Male, I want to thank the DU Women........

Rachel is covering how much the Women did to elect men and women candidates nationwide! By huge numbers!

I am embarrassed White Males seem to vote GOP in such large numbers!

Thanks USA Women! You won this election for us!!


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Reply After watching Rachel, as a White Male, I want to thank the DU Women........ (Original post)
Logical Nov 2012 OP
Sedona Nov 2012 #1
K-Matt Nov 2012 #2
SciFiRK Nov 2012 #3
oldhippydude Nov 2012 #4
spockeye Nov 2012 #5
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #6
codjh9 Nov 2012 #7
yardwork Nov 2012 #8
Logical Nov 2012 #12
Laochtine Nov 2012 #15
mathematic Nov 2012 #17
wickerwoman Nov 2012 #37
LineLineReply .
Loudestlib Nov 2012 #19
FailureToCommunicate Nov 2012 #20
uponit7771 Nov 2012 #33
Cha Nov 2012 #9
OldHippieChick Nov 2012 #10
sheshe2 Nov 2012 #11
meow2u3 Nov 2012 #13
liberalmuse Nov 2012 #14
ananda Nov 2012 #16
Logical Nov 2012 #18
KauaiK Nov 2012 #21
BlancheSplanchnik Nov 2012 #28
Aristus Nov 2012 #22
Skittles Nov 2012 #23
ohheckyeah Nov 2012 #24
Mira Nov 2012 #25
femrap Nov 2012 #26
ancianita Nov 2012 #27
Tom1960 Nov 2012 #29
bluesbassman Nov 2012 #30
JB126 Nov 2012 #31
Withywindle Nov 2012 #32
Sophiegirl Nov 2012 #34
Le Taz Hot Nov 2012 #35
Sophiegirl Nov 2012 #38
Spitfire of ATJ Nov 2012 #36
Sparky 1 Nov 2012 #39
Logical Nov 2012 #41
K-Matt Nov 2012 #40
Native Nov 2012 #42

Response to Logical (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:29 PM

1. It was our PLEASURE!

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:29 PM

2. a thousand recs!

 

And I'm a white guy too

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:31 PM

3. You're Welcome

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:31 PM

4. +1 66 year old caucasian male...

thank you sisters

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:35 PM

5. I'm an old white male. THANK YOU! n/t

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:36 PM

6. This Latino male thanks you all.

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:47 PM

7. Hey, another older white guy sure high-fives that!

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:49 PM

8. Do the white males here on DU have any insight into why so many white males vote Republican?

I know that you all voted Democratic, and many of you are lifelong Democrats. But as men, you might have some insights into why so many white men are Republican. I'm curious to hear your thoughts. Thanks in advance.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:57 PM

12. I think most men have less empathy. They seem to think that if you are poor then tough shit!

And white males tend to have it easier than many other races so they don't understand suffering as easily.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:09 PM

15. The weak are usually frightened and cruel

The strong, confident and kind.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:26 PM

17. Plenty of theories

1) People vote their pocketbook and whites, men, and married people are factors that are positively correlated with income. In other words, it's not that "white" or "men" or "married" causes people to vote R, it's the money.

2) The perception that white men are last on the list of D priorities, if they're even on the list at all.

3) The lack of a gender related "reason" to vote D, eg. abortion rights.

4) A culture that penalizes male dependence and rewards male independence (I'm not sure if that's quite the right word... maybe 'self-sufficiency'?), which matches more closely with R governing philosophy than D governing philosophy.

I can probably come up with theories all night...

5) Far more men than women serve or have served in the military. Veterans are more republican and less democratic than the general population. There may be no cause and effect here. I'm just throwing out ideas.

6) Their friends vote R (or at least they think they do).

7) The misconception that public policy is zero-sum, ie. to give to group A you must take away from group B (and group B is perceived to be white men).

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Response to mathematic (Reply #17)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:28 AM

37. Also,

another gross generalization but men tend to be more (or are conditioned to be) more competitive and so winner-takes-all social Darwinism is a model they are more likely to accept than women who tend to be (or are conditioned to be) more cooperative and likely to favor consensus-based decision making.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:11 PM

19. .

It's probably a fear of declining power that's driving some.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:23 PM

20. Maybe because their brains are no bigger than their man parts?



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Response to yardwork (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:16 AM

33. This question deserves to be a top post, I'd like to know also...would be a great convo

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:54 PM

9. And, as an older White Women I want to THANK All those who

stood in such Long Lines for Hours in other parts of our country.. and wouldn't give up!

Gee, do you think the gop War On Women that they kept denying had anything to do with Women GOTV?!

I just realized..I have to change my sig line.. don't care about romney's stupid tax returns NOW..and Obama and Biden WON!

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:57 PM

10. I am so proud women did not allow these "gray-faced

men w/ their $2 haircuts" to determine our destiny. Thanks to all the non-white, Latino, youth and yes, even the white men who agreed with us!!

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:57 PM

11. The Ladies from the East coast to the West coast

have only to say you are welcome!
What we said to the GOP tuesday night was......Do Not Mess With Us Ever!

We Rock!

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:59 PM

13. You are very welcome, Logical

My pleasure.

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:01 PM

14. This female wants to thank white liberal males...

as well. I looked around the room I was in on election night and saw a very diverse crowd. I noted all the white males still on our side - men who know are so confident in who they are that they aren't threatened by gays, women or people of color. That's something to be damn proud of. There's something especially attractive about men who know they don't have to be an assholes to prove they're men.

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:11 PM

16. I'm in Texas but I'll say you're welcome anyway!

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Response to ananda (Reply #16)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:33 PM

18. Hey, I am in Kansas so I feel your pain! But you helped the Popular Vote!!!

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:27 PM

21. As a haole pupule luahine (white crazy old woman)

I salute and thank all of the everyone - men and women - who made the re-election of Obama and 20 women in the Senate(!) happen. Its doesn't matter the color, ethnicity, social status, or career. We are in this together. I have voted in every election since 1968. I am most proud this time around. With aloha.....

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Response to KauaiK (Reply #21)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:50 PM

28. :)



Evolutionary change...we're IN it now; actually I think progressives are the vanguard. It's historic!!!

Anyway, I love that you used Hawaiian. So cool!

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:29 PM

22. K&R from another grateful middle-aged white guy who voted for Obama.

Thank you!

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:36 PM

23. you're what I call a REAL MAN, Logical

because REAL MEN are not threatened when women gain, because they know THEY GAIN TOO!!!

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:41 PM

24. You're welcome....

and thanks to the liberal males.

It's so nice to have a liberal husband that would never try to put me in some kind of stereotypical role.

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:45 PM

25. You are so right in your observations

We slave, we work, we drive, we encourage, we cook. And more.

In my case I did some of the above and then I also housed folks who came into NC to work because it was a swing state.

Yes we can.
And yes we can thank you for being appreciated.

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:47 PM

26. Thank you....

 

finally some appreciation.

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:49 PM

27. I hope more men appreciate what we do in politics, both in front and behind the scenes.

Oh, and you're welcome.

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:01 AM

29. A Hearty THANK YOU as well from this Southern White Male exiled in Utah!

But married to an amazing Goddess.

The light of my life.

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:03 AM

30. I'll second that! Also glad to see 20 women in the Senate too!

Great job Ladies!!

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:09 AM

31. No problem, but I had to

I have an allergy to trans-vag probes

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:12 AM

32. You're welcome!

I enjoyed it very much!

I'd like to thank the men who saw all the raw naked fucked-up misogyny coming from that side, and stuck up for us (as well as themselves, because that kind of world is really no good for them either).

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:17 AM

34. Old white woman and old white husband..

Both voted straight D.

We are fortunate. Our combined income is greater than what Mittens thinks is the average middle class income. But in Mitt-land, our income is probably welfare worthy.

This might sound strange......but TAX me. I want the benefits that our government provides and we are not above paying the price for it!!

Call me a Socialist. I'm okay with that.


On another note... How on god's green earth do you all keep up with all the posts, emails, etc.!!!!

Hell, I have a hard time opening my own email, much less figure out how to open a bank account in Switzerland. There must be an app for that. But then, I don't download apps... Too much trouble. I can't figure them out anyway. I can barely email my kids or post here.

And what the heck is this Twitty thing?

Okay....almost 48 hours with little sleep has finally got the best of me. Forgive this post..... Will probably be self-deleted tomorrow.

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Response to Sophiegirl (Reply #34)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:24 AM

35. It better not be.

This old broad thought it was funny as hell!

Oh, and a VERY belated welcome to DU.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #35)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:36 AM

38. I figured out ...

...where the reply button was so I could say Thank You.

<I kid, obviously>

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:27 AM

36. I've been saying for days it was women.

You saw it in all of those long lines.

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:03 AM

39. You're welcome! I would like to acknowledge that liberal males are the sexiest men on the planet --

because they truly love women!

Conservative males? Nah.

So thanks to you men and also a thanks from me to all my liberal sisters.

You restore my faith in humanity.

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Response to Sparky 1 (Reply #39)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:55 AM

41. Thanks, +1

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:17 AM

40. Keep the recs coming. This deserves to be in GT!

 

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:10 PM

42. ...saving the world one nation at a time! Thank you for noticing.

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