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Fri Mar 20, 2015, 11:15 AM

Pic Of The Moment: The Results Of The GOP's 3-Year-Long Minority Outreach Effort Are Finally Here!



Fallout From the GOP's Lack of Diversity


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Reply Pic Of The Moment: The Results Of The GOP's 3-Year-Long Minority Outreach Effort Are Finally Here! (Original post)
EarlG Mar 2015 OP
ChiciB1 Mar 2015 #1
uponit7771 Mar 2015 #2
AgingAmerican Mar 2015 #17
uponit7771 Mar 2015 #19
Politicalboi Mar 2015 #28
AgingAmerican Mar 2015 #29
awoke_in_2003 Mar 2015 #23
groundloop Mar 2015 #3
SoapBox Mar 2015 #4
Gothmog Mar 2015 #5
StanP50 Mar 2015 #7
calimary Mar 2015 #25
Gothmog Mar 2015 #43
robbob Mar 2015 #16
whathehell Mar 2015 #37
pauldp Mar 2015 #6
Arugula Latte Mar 2015 #9
niyad Mar 2015 #13
samsingh Mar 2015 #8
Bradical79 Mar 2015 #10
calimary Mar 2015 #27
yuiyoshida Mar 2015 #11
Kablooie Mar 2015 #12
totodeinhere Mar 2015 #20
AlbertCat Mar 2015 #14
tclambert Mar 2015 #15
Liberalynn Mar 2015 #18
totodeinhere Mar 2015 #21
Liberalynn Mar 2015 #44
calimary Mar 2015 #26
IronLionZion Mar 2015 #31
MADem Mar 2015 #22
LineReply ,
blkmusclmachine Mar 2015 #24
PatrickforO Mar 2015 #30
Cha Mar 2015 #32
Major Hogwash Mar 2015 #34
Cha Mar 2015 #35
Major Hogwash Mar 2015 #33
Cha Mar 2015 #36
tomm2thumbs Mar 2015 #38
NickB79 Mar 2015 #39
chknltl Mar 2015 #40
captainarizona Mar 2015 #41
lonestarnot Mar 2015 #42
customerserviceguy Mar 2015 #45

Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2015, 11:30 AM

1. AND THEY STILL WIN!! n/t

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Response to ChiciB1 (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 20, 2015, 11:45 AM

2. because they cheat

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 20, 2015, 02:14 PM

17. They win because the Dems try to emulate them

 

And given the choice between a Democrat who acts like a Republican, and the real thing, voters will take the real thing every freaking time.

The Democratic party powers suffer from Stockholm syndrome when it comes to the GOP.

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Response to AgingAmerican (Reply #17)

Fri Mar 20, 2015, 03:30 PM

19. well that too, this fall was the end of the straw for me...it's like they want them to win in off

... year elections

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Response to AgingAmerican (Reply #17)

Fri Mar 20, 2015, 07:02 PM

28. The GOP ALWAYS has a hate issue

 

I guess we don't hate enough.

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Response to Politicalboi (Reply #28)

Fri Mar 20, 2015, 07:14 PM

29. The Dems have Stockholm Syndrome, Obama included

 

...when it comes to GOP fiscal and energy policy.

Not so much on the hate side of things...

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Response to ChiciB1 (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 20, 2015, 05:28 PM

23. They fire up their voters better. nt

 

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2015, 11:48 AM

3. THIS is why repubs want to make it difficult to vote

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2015, 11:52 AM

4. And they are proud of it.

Since they have pretty much rigged voting and after years of FuksNews, Hate Radio and Pulpit Screamers doing their job of stirring up HATE, they don't even need to hide their Racism and Bigotry.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2015, 11:54 AM

5. The GOP is the party of white people

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 20, 2015, 12:03 PM

7. Maybe so...but

I am a white people...and I am not a republican...and I am grateful for that fact everyday of my life.

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Response to StanP50 (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 20, 2015, 06:31 PM

25. Welcome to DU, StanP50!

Glad you're here! I'm a white people too. I can't imagine myself EVER voting republi-CON. I just can't. It's just not in me. I can't possibly espouse what they do. They're against everything I'm for, and for everything I'm against. As I age, I find myself leaning farther and farther to the left. But then again, I started out that way.

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Response to StanP50 (Reply #7)

Sun Mar 22, 2015, 02:00 PM

43. I am also white

The GOP depends on the white vote and the Democrats are the party of diversity

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 20, 2015, 02:01 PM

16. To be fair....

Maybe there are many people from other minorities who vote republican but are simply too ashamed to admit it. I know I would be...

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 21, 2015, 02:35 AM

37. Not of this white person...

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2015, 12:02 PM

6. Should be called the GOWP

Grand Old White Party

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Response to pauldp (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 20, 2015, 12:15 PM

9. Grumpy Old White People

 

Geriatric Odious Whining Population

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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #9)

Fri Mar 20, 2015, 12:57 PM

13. I definitely like the second one.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2015, 12:06 PM

8. i have to wonder how stupid and self loathing the people in the 5% are

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2015, 12:17 PM

10. Hence their gerrymandering efforts

 

If the GOP wasn't able to marginalize the voting power of non-whites through gerrymandering and other suppression efforts they'd be screwed. That should be the #1 focus of the Democratic Party going forward strategically, reversing the damage the GOP has done to our democratic process. Seems like lots of other things would fall into place then.

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Response to Bradical79 (Reply #10)

Fri Mar 20, 2015, 06:36 PM

27. Yep. Somebody on our side finally woke up and smelled that coffee.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2015, 12:30 PM

11. 5 percent just seems like...

too many for their party!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2015, 12:47 PM

12. It's apparently a winning strategy.


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Response to Kablooie (Reply #12)

Fri Mar 20, 2015, 03:33 PM

20. In the midterms yes but thankfully not in presidential elections. n/t

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2015, 01:21 PM

14. Tribal

 

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2015, 01:27 PM

15. But some of those white people are women.

And some more of those white people work for a living. You know, they live paycheck to paycheck, not off dividends from their daddy's corporation. Why do any of THOSE people choose to side with the party that hates them?

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Response to tclambert (Reply #15)

Fri Mar 20, 2015, 02:48 PM

18. I wonder what percentage are women?

 

It would be interesting to see that number.

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Response to Liberalynn (Reply #18)

Fri Mar 20, 2015, 03:37 PM

21. In 2012 Romney got 56% of the white female vote and 62% of the white male vote.

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Response to totodeinhere (Reply #21)

Sun Mar 22, 2015, 02:05 PM

44. Thanks!

 

It's depressing the percentage is that high.

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Response to tclambert (Reply #15)

Fri Mar 20, 2015, 06:35 PM

26. I think the subliminal messaging they've always done is to infer that if you Just. Keep. Voting. CON

then YOU TOO will be rich someday.

The only problem with that in the real world is - it simply doesn't work that way. You keep on voting CON and you're apt only to get poorer and more backwards and more stupid, too.

But people sure can be snookered. You keep saying God Jesus and America and those words seem to have an anesthetizing effect on the brain. It all seems to turn the unsuspecting and naive into pod people.

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Response to tclambert (Reply #15)

Fri Mar 20, 2015, 08:54 PM

31. because socialism, gays, feminists, and immigrants are destroying this country!

and team GOP is the only thing that will save them from slouching towards sodom and gomorrah!



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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2015, 03:40 PM

22. Wow--five percent!!

I am shocked, I tell you...shocked... that there's five percent of their number that is non-caucasian! Are there that many jokesters in the mix, I wonder? From the "Yeah, I'm a registered Republican ... hahahaha!!!!! I love the look on the poll worker's face on election day! Bwahahaha!" school of humor? Or are they "primary spoilers" from the "Let me vote for the craziest one on the primary ballot" cadre?

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2015, 06:10 PM

24. ,

 

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2015, 07:59 PM

30. This is sick. The United States, unfortunately is

a profoundly racist society. It is too bad the GOP is doing everything it can, policy-wise, to keep it that way, and even worse that they are STILL winning elections.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2015, 01:22 AM

32. Yeah, all the gopeeparty knows how to do is brainwash.. guess that's not working too well on

the Minority Voters.

Mahalo EarlG

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Response to Cha (Reply #32)

Sat Mar 21, 2015, 02:15 AM

34. Stop it!

You're killing me.



The "gopeeparty."

That is killer.
You are one funny woman, Cha.
What a great sense of humor you have!

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Response to Major Hogwash (Reply #34)

Sat Mar 21, 2015, 02:33 AM

35. It's their fault!



Mahalo Major!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2015, 01:24 AM

33. To be continued.

That's how all of the results for all of the elections turn out concerning diversity for the members of the GOP party.
They continue to get whiter, and whiter, and whiter.

68-year trends don't lie.
Evidently, Strom Thurmond struck a chord with those people.

Take a bow, Strom.
No, wait . . . he is? . . . I forgot.

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Response to Major Hogwash (Reply #33)

Sat Mar 21, 2015, 02:34 AM

36. Good post, M.. mahalo~

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2015, 04:02 AM

38. unbelievable -- and yet, SO believable it hurts


I think they are going to lose this country for a LONG, LONG TIME

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2015, 01:06 PM

39. Which implies a total collapse of the GOP in the next 20 years

As the old, white population that is their base dies off.

Of course, if they manage to get their way in the short term and destroy this country before that collapse comes about, we're all fucked.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2015, 04:12 PM

40. So i asked myself: Demographically, who voted for the Nazis?

After reading this I had to ask myself if there are any parallels between demographics of who votes Republican and who voted for the Nazis. I immediately ran across this link and although hard to understand in places I found it fascinating overall. Rural German farmers were for the Nazis while the unemployed in the cities were against them, Protestants generally were for the Nazis too while Catholics were against them. The entire article is recommendable, here are a few snippets:

from: http://www.johndclare.net/Weimar6_Geary.htm

"This story of electoral success certainly forms the background to Hitler's appointment as Chancellor in 1933. However, even at the peak of the NSDAP's popularity before this moment, almost 63 per cent of the German electorate did not vote for the Nazis. What is more, in November 1932, the Nazi Party actually lost 2 million votes. This means that Hitler was not directly voted in to power; for in the Weimar system of absolute proportional representation, 37 per cent of the vote in July 1932 gave the Nazis nothing like a majority in the Reichstag."


"It has often been assumed that the rise of Nazism was inextricably intertwined with unemployment. As unemployment rose dramatically after 1928, peaked in the spring of 1932 and then declined, so did the National Socialist vote. However, Nazi party members were usually in employment; and unemployment was concentrated in those places where the Nazi vote was relatively low, such as Germany's large cities. There was a negative correlation between unemployment and NSDAP electoral support, for example in the towns of Bochum and Herne (another mining centre), and the Nazis polled worst in the pit colonies with very high levels of unemployment, where the Communists benefited from the votes of the jobless. Only 13 per cent of the unemployed supported the NSDAP, and those without jobs were over twice as likely to support the KPD."


"Until 1930 women remained unlikely to vote for the Nazi Party. Moreover, in the presidential election of 1932 a clear majority of women preferred Hindenburg to Hitler. However, the early 1930s did see a narrowing of the gap between male and female voting patterns, especially in Protestant areas. Indeed, in some of these by July 1932 the NSDAP was winning a higher percentage of the female to male vote. In that month some 6.5 million women voted Nazi, many of them probably with few or no previous political ties. Where they came from the working class, they were likely to be non-unionised textile operatives or domestic workers."

(the summary)
"The Nazi Party was therefore without doubt a Volkspartei: recruiting its members and its voters across a broad range of social groups, from both sexes and from the older as well as the younger generation. However, this support was never able to deliver enough votes for a parliamentary majority, nor was it distributed randomly across German society. Being a Catholic, unemployed or living in a large town significantly reduced the likelihood of voters to opt for Hitler, as did the existence of strong ideological and political traditions. Conversely, being a Protestant in rural Germany greatly increased such a propensity, as did the absence of strong loyalties. The structure of Nazi support therefore requires that explanations of the rise of Hitler are not simply reduced to the experiences and sentiments common to all Germans, but must take into account both the timing of Nazi success and the specific grievances of those who did choose the NSDAP to speak for them."




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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2015, 04:07 AM

41. demographics are not kind to you if your a corporate republican

 

Every month 100,000 minority kids turn 18(voting age) and 20,000 conservatives die of old age or other reasons. The chamber of commerce is scared to death of this. The tea baggers tell corporate republicans "we don't care! You are going down on the titanic with us or we will primary you out!" They are even going after john mccain to primary him out for not being a true conservative! 5,000,000 more minority kids will be available to be registered for the 2016 election and a 1,000,000 republican voter will of passed on and can't vote even if they live in chicago!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2015, 12:01 PM

42. 5%? Are you kidding me? Maybe .0000005 if that.

 

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2015, 05:18 PM

45. A bit of apples and oranges here

The stats cited are comparing the GOP primary voters (a minority in both parties, most folks don't bother to vote until the general election, if at all) with the voting-age population of the US some one hundred years ago. The latter number includes a lot of people who, as I said, don't often bother to vote unless extremely motivated.

That said, it is a good illustration of why the GOP nominee is not going to be reflective of the general electorate, unless the individual can make that whole right-turn, left-turn thing.

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