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Tue Oct 16, 2012, 12:24 PM

White voters solidly in for GOP in Georgia

By Aaron Gould Sheinin

With Georgia once again a safe haven for the Republican presidential candidate, Democrats here gaze longingly at North Carolina and Virginia and wonder: Why canít that be us?

Those two southern states turned blue in 2008, with Barack Obama capturing both on his way to becoming the 44th president of the United States. (Meanwhile, John McCain carried Georgia 52-47.)

Now, just weeks from the Nov. 6 general election, Virginia and North Carolina are again in play while Georgia has been little more than a drive-through bank for both sides. To understand why, Georgia Democrats need look no further than their inability to attract white voters.

In Obamaís first bid for the White House he received just 23 percent of the white vote here, compared to 39 percent in Virginia and 34 percent in North Carolina, according to exit polls. As of last week, Obama had the support of just 22 percent of Georgiaís likely white voters, according to a poll conducted for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and released Sunday.


http://www.ajc.com/news/news/georgias-white-voters-elude-democrats/nSdq4/

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 12:26 PM

1. White voters solidly for GOP, black voters not allowed to vote. Same old South. nt

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 12:37 PM

2. I guess I'm the only white Dem in GA? Besides my husband, of course.

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Response to NC_Nurse (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 12:38 PM

3. No, you're not

I'm a white Dem in GA also

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Response to NC_Nurse (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 12:40 PM

4. Add me and my husband to your list. There are a few of here in Ga. Too few though.

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Response to NC_Nurse (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 01:06 PM

6. Husband and I are white voters in Ga. It is discouraging, but

we always vote. The Democratic Party apparatus in this state is pretty lame. I'd love to see some bold and righteous leadership here. Seems we are always on the sidelines.

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Response to NC_Nurse (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 01:11 PM

7. And me. n/t

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Response to NC_Nurse (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 03:01 AM

9. No. You are not alone. There are many of us here in GA.

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 12:48 PM

5. With Congressmen like Broun, Price, Gingrey, etc. -- and, worse, the people who vote for them --


what do we expect?

The open racism and callousness here is really sad.

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 06:22 PM

8. I don't get it?

 

One of the reasons, that I read was Blacks in Georgia were racist towards Whites.What does that have to do with President Obama? Are they saying Blacks were getting jobs over them or something? They love to watch African American athletes, yet they claim Blacks are racist. One Georgian that shows a total disdain for President Obama is Newt Gingrich. People think he is smart but I can see right through him. He got the nerve to call President Obama lazy. As an African American male in North Carolina, I feel like Newt Gingrich or Sununu is insulting me. if they want to consider someone that is divisive, then Newt Gingrich is divisive with his race baiting. That is their problem. They listen to old white men like Todd Akins and Newt Gingrich. The only problem for them, this is not the 1860s where Blacks are passive. That is why I want to see President Obama put Mitt Romney in his place.

He should not back down because people want to portray him as some "Angry Blackman", while seeing Mitt Romney as a strong leader with his Bullying tactics. To me, that is racist. In this Day and Age, I'm not use to being passive to white males. President Obama is just as qualified to be President as any white male. In fact, he is better than Mitt Romney or Paul Ryan to be President. He is better than George W. Bush. I think that is the problem with the GOP. I hear the same from George Will. I think it is time for the president to stand up for himself instead of backing down. I think the people that put him in office will back him, which include Blacks and Whites. The only divisive Party is the GOP while everybody else is progressing. I have no problem voting for someone rather they are Black,White, Yellow or Red for President. The only party you see going around with people saying put a certain race in the Whitehouse are in the GOP. I expect the Democratic party to elect a woman and an Hispanic as their next Presidential candidates. I would vote for the Hispanic mayor from Texas. I would also vote for Hillary if she ran. It doesn't matter what color or race they are. And if Colon Powell was in the Democratic Party, I do believe, he would have been president by now instead of serving George W Bush.

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 06:40 AM

10. GA "democrats" are DINOs like John Barrow

 

He's got this stupid ass NRA commercial where he cocks his rifle and says "and nobody's gonna take 'em (his guns) away." How masculine! How macho! I bet the average Bubba Jimmy-Jack McShit watched that commercial and said "now THAT'S a man I'd liek ta have me a beer with, don't yu agree, hawney?" while he popped open a Bud Light.

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