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Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:22 PM

Republicans Have Run Out of White Voters




http://politicalwire.com/archives/2012/12/12/republicans_have_run_out_of_white_voters.html


December 12, 2012

Republicans Have Run Out of White Voters


GOP pollster Whit Ayres and the Hispanic Leadership Network's Jennifer Korn released a strategy memo saying that Republicans risk becoming a "regional party" if they don't increase support among Hispanic voters.

"Mitt Romney won a landslide among white voters, defeating Barack Obama by 59 to 39 percent. In the process he won every large segment of white voters, often by double-digit margins: white men, white women, white Catholics, white Protestants, white old people, white young people. Yet that was not enough to craft a national majority. Republicans have run out of persuadable white voters. For the fifth time in the past six presidential elections, Republicans lost the popular vote. Trying to win a national election by gaining a larger and larger share of a smaller and smaller portion of the electorate is a losing political proposition."

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Reply Republicans Have Run Out of White Voters (Original post)
babylonsister Dec 2012 OP
TheMastersNemesis Dec 2012 #1
babylonsister Dec 2012 #4
Bluzmann57 Dec 2012 #6
babylonsister Dec 2012 #7
RKP5637 Dec 2012 #2
Bluzmann57 Dec 2012 #3
MichiganVote Dec 2012 #5
Jackpine Radical Dec 2012 #8
SoCalDem Dec 2012 #9
cpwm17 Dec 2012 #10
marmar Dec 2012 #11

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:25 PM

1. Proves How Racist, Bigoted and Mean We Are As A Nation.

White blue collar types, white union people and old white seniors deserve their fate then. Romney and the GOP would have really screwed them.

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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:31 PM

4. It also proves how dumb

middle-American white voters are, voting against their best interests. And I know plenty down here in southern GA. I just stopped arguing with them. There is no way to change their minds because of their bigotry, though none of them would ever admit to that.

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:39 PM

6. White Middle aged lifelong Democrat

Blue collar, Union guy, scraping by at the moment. Not the smartest guy in the world.
We aren't all "dumb middle-American white voters". Stereotyping is bullshit, whether it's done to people of color or "middle-American white voters". I ain't gonna take it.

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Response to Bluzmann57 (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:45 PM

7. Hold on! I never generalized, I was talking about some

people I've met, lived with, and actually dated down here. I don't think for a moment every single person down here is of the same mindset.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:28 PM

2. LOL, because all of the white people I know voted for Obama! n/t

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:31 PM

3. Well let's see, I'm white

I'm middle aged, I'm a staunch Union guy and guess what? I've voted for a grand total of zero republicans throughout my life. So here's one white voter they never had to begin with. And never will.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:38 PM

5. Unless they are in the Michigan Executive and Legislative branch.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 07:00 PM

8. How about old white male Unitarians?

I bet he didn't win real big among them.

Or old white university faculty.

Or old white male Unitarian university faculty.

Betcha there's lotsa white groups he didn't win among.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 07:10 PM

9. Republicans Have Run Out of White (racist/bigoted/ignorant/xenophobic) Voters



not completely OUT of them, but they are getting scarcer

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 07:27 PM

10. Obama won the Northeastern US

which is the whitest part of the country. Adding in the Southern voters did skew the white numbers a lot toward Romney.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 07:34 PM

11. I was surprised when I saw the stat about the vote among young white voters....


..... I assumed Obama would win that demographic, so that was a little disheartening.

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