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  • Do you think Trump can exceed Reagan's 1984 white vote?

    10/15/2019 1:58:24 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 31 replies
    Guava Cheese Puff | October 15, 2019 | Guava Cheese Puff
    Reagan got 66 percent of white voters in 1984, do you think Trump can exceed that in 2020, or come close to it?
  • How ‘White Guilt’ in the Age of Trump Shapes the Democratic Primary

    10/15/2019 1:32:33 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 21 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 13, 2019 | Astead W. Herndon
    ANKENY, Iowa — When Donald Trump was elected, John Olsen felt enraged by the racial tension that fueled his rise, the silence of his white neighbors and the stories of racial discrimination he heard from his nonwhite friends. Black friends said they were followed around department stores, so Mr. Olsen, who is white, became a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. He thought that white Americans were scared of the country’s growing Latino population, so he joined the League of United Latin American Citizens. He now registers voters weekly, including with the League of Women...
  • How Democrats Are Shorting White Voters for 2020

    07/28/2019 10:39:13 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 17 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | July 26, 2019 | Peter Van Buren
    The exaggeration of white privilege has become a cornerstone of progressivism. It’s also one of the ways Democrats risk losing the 2020 presidential race, as it leads inexorably to the devaluation of voters needed to clinch the Electoral College. The problem with a race-based, victim-washed vision of 2019 America is that being white is not enough, and never has been. I was a diplomat for 24 years, about as privileged a job on paper as you can get. But inside the State Department, being white was only a start. The real criteria was “pale, male, and Yale.” Being white (the...
  • Steve Henson, leader of Georgia Senate Democrats, won’t seek re-election in 2020

    07/21/2019 2:01:06 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 17 replies
    AJC ^ | July 10, 2019 | Jim Galloway
    Senate Minority Leader Steve Henson, the only white male Democrat in the chamber, said Wednesday that he would not seek re-election to his suburban Atlanta seat in 2020.
  • Liberals Need to Be Lincolnesque In Our Latest Race War

    07/16/2019 4:49:36 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 20 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | 7/16/19
    Seven years ago I wrote a piece for Democracy about where political trends would take us by 2024. Here’s one bit: Trend #5: The Republican Party will continue to become ever more dependent on the white vote, while the Democratic Party will depend ever more on minorities. ….So what does this all mean? One: Certain aspects of the culture wars will heat up. In particular, thanks to the increasingly polarized demographics of the two main political parties, fights over immigration and race may well be even more acrimonious than they are today. That’s all I said in that particular piece,...
  • [July 2018] The Democrats’ White Voter Problem

    07/15/2019 8:32:01 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 7 replies
    Splice Today ^ | July 2018 | Chris Beck
    Alienating blue-collar whites is a sure way to keep losing. One of the laws of gravity in American politics is that the opposition party gains ground in the midterm elections, so the Democrats should be a lock to win control of at least the House of Representatives in November, requiring a net gain of 23 seats. Then again, it’s hard to say what rules still apply after Trump’s win. Maybe the slate’s been wiped clean and we’re starting from scratch again. While there are plenty of signs that the Democrats can fulfill historical expectations four months from now, a recent...
  • Democrat Says Party Should Abandon White People

    07/15/2019 7:48:16 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 67 replies
    Mark Pantano ^ | December 2018 | Mark Pantano
    When exactly did racism become acceptable again? Anti-white racism has been a motivating force on the Left for a while now, but until recently they tried to hide it. Just a few years ago, you had to parse their language to decode their racism. Our colleges and universities concocted new phrases such a “white privilege” to express their hatred for people based upon the color of their skin. When challenged, they denied that the term “white privilege” was used to denigrate whites, but rather was simply a way to refer to social power inequality.
  • Will The Radicalization Of White Liberals Create The Monster They Fear Most?

    06/19/2019 6:22:48 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 44 replies ^ | 6-19-19 | John Sexton
    I’ve written before about the “Great Awokening” of white liberals (or if you prefer Social Justice Warriors) who have made news in the past few years, often on college campuses. A couple of weeks ago, Zach Goldberg, a student pursuing his Ph.D. in political science, published a piece at Tablet offering a social science perspective on the phenomenon and his conclusions are interesting. Golberg argues that something quite dramatic has happened in the past few years among white liberals who are now the only group of Americans who express a preference for other racial groups over their own. Over the...
  • O’Rourke: White Americans don’t know full story of slavery

    06/14/2019 4:40:22 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 84 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 14, 2019 | Associated Press
    BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) — Beto O’Rourke took a path somewhat less traveled on Friday, meeting with a small group representing a community of slave descendants in South Carolina as he strives to make connections with the black voters who will play a dominant role in next year’s Southern presidential primaries. In the community room of a Baptist church in Beaufort, a picturesque historic enclave on the state’s southern coast, the Democratic presidential candidate and former Texas congressman met with leaders of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, a culture of coastal slave descendants. Known as Gullah in the Carolinas and Geechee in Georgia...
  • Democrats Try Wooing Ones Who Got Away: White Men

    05/20/2019 12:16:12 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 68 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 2, 2014 | Jackie Calmes
    ROYAL OAK, Mich. — Frank Houston knows something about the longtime estrangement of white men from the Democratic Party. His family roots are in nearby Macomb County, the symbolic home of working-class Reagan Democrats who, distressed by economic and social tumult, decided a liberal Democratic Party had left them, not the other way around. Mr. Houston grew up in the 1980s liking Ronald Reagan but idolizing Alex P. Keaton, the fictional Republican teenage son of former hippies who, played by Michael J. Fox on the television series “Family Ties,” comically captured the nation’s conservative shift. But over time, Mr. Houston...

    04/25/2019 9:57:22 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 32 replies
    Dame Magazine ^ | April 11, 2019 | Sady Doyle
    The general election of 2020 was supposed to be a light at the end of the tunnel, a finishing blow for Donald Trump, and a mass rebuke of the bigotry that has fueled his support. “Supposed to be” is the operative phrase here. In one very important way, Donald Trump has already won the 2020 presidential election. “Democrats Know They Need White Male Voters,” blares an AP headline from earlier this month. The article cites Trump’s overwhelming support from white men (63 percent of whom voted Trump in 2016, with a smaller 60 percent majority voting Republican in the 2018...
  • Should a White Man Be the Face of the Democratic Party in 2020?

    04/20/2019 7:06:43 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 100 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 20, 2019 | Astead W. Herndon and Matt Flegenheimer
    COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — As Peter Johnson and Emily Neal waited for Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to arrive at Barley’s, a brick-lined sports bar in southwestern Iowa, they gamed out possible nominees in the Democratic presidential primary. Mr. Johnson, a 27-year-old law student, said the large field was a great equalizer, and “if at the end of it we get an old white guy, someone who represents the status quo, it’ll be because they’ve proven themselves.” Ms. Neal, a dental hygienist, made an agonized face at Mr. Johnson, her boyfriend. Wouldn’t something be lost, she asked, if the historically diverse slate...
  • Rep. Hank Johnson Compares Trump to ‘Charismatic’ Hitler, Says Supporters Are Old and ‘Dying Early’

    01/03/2019 9:30:13 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 60 replies
    Mediaite ^ | January 3, 2019 | Julio Rosas
    Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) said President Donald Trump’s rise to power is similar to how Adolf Hitler became the infamous German dictator, at an event hosted by the Atlanta NAACP. He also went after Trump voters for being “old”, “less educated”, and dying early from alcoholism. “Americans elected an authoritarian, an anti-immigrant, racist strongman to the nation’s highest office,” Johnson said in his speech. “Donald Trump and his ‘Make America Great Again’ followers who want to return American back to a time where white men and white privilege were unchallenged, and where minorities and women were in their place.”
  • Democrats Have Made One Thing Very Clear About 2020: They’re Over White Men

    11/27/2018 12:12:42 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 70 replies
    Slate ^ | November 15, 2018 | Jamelle Bouie
    The midterm elections did not give Democrats a singular leader to rally behind, nor did it settle ideological divides in the party. But the results can tell us a lot about the mood among Democratic voters, and what they might be looking for in a 2020 presidential nominee. First, much hay has been made about the choice between progressives on one hand and moderates or “centrists” on the other. You could read the midterms results as vindication for the latter; outspoken progressives like Kara Eastman in Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District and Leslie Cockburn in Virginia’s 5th Congressional District fell short,...
  • 2018 exit polls show greater white support for Democrats

    11/20/2018 11:40:11 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 23 replies
    Brookings ^ | November 8, 2018 | William Frey
    Tuesday’s midterm House elections saw Democrats fare much better than they did in the 2016 presidential contest. Two years ago, Hillary Clinton topped Donald Trump by 4.6 percent in the popular vote, while this week, Democratic House candidates received 9 percent more votes than their Republican counterparts.
  • Michael Moore Tells “Angry White American Guys” to “Give it Up”

    11/02/2018 10:45:28 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 82 replies
    Infowars ^ | November 2, 2018 | Infowars
    During an appearance on NBC’s “Late Night” with Seth Meyers, film maker Michael Moore called on “angry white American guys” to “give it up” because their demographic time is over. “They are fanatical about this because they know their time is up. And it’s sort of the angry white guy, which actually — I’m really Trump’s demographic,” said Moore. “I’m an angry white guy over 50 with a high school education. So that’s me. So if I could just speak to my fellow angry white American guys who are semi-uneducated like me. Dudes, give it up. We’ve been running the...
  • Are Republicans Doomed? What do Demographics tell us?

    06/30/2018 7:57:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 112 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/30/2018 | By Thomas O'Malley
    For the past several years, political pundits on both sides of the aisle have been predicting a future with a permanent Democratic majority in the United States. As evidence, they point to increasing immigration of races that consistently vote over two to one for Democrats, and to the fact that young people overwhelmingly lean left. Republicans have won the popular vote only once in the past seven presidential elections, and Texas, the jewel in the Republican crown, is forecast to go blue in a decade or two because of its growing Hispanic population. These predictions have led to jubilation among...
  • White suburbanites painted as heroes & victims

    04/17/2018 6:35:45 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 15 replies
    Oregon State ^ | 2008 | Matthew Lassiter
    During the final months of the U.S. race for the presidency, both major candidates claimed the “middle class” for their own, but what either meant by the term itself was left for voters to puzzle out. Confusion about the middle class—specifically, white suburban families—is nothing new, says Matthew Lassiter, a Research Fellow and associate professor of history at the University of Michigan. “For more than half a century, American political culture has celebrated white middle-class suburban families as the heart and soul of the nation, the hard-working, tax-paying heroes of Middle America, who safeguard traditional family values and maintain a...
  • A bright spot for Republicans among millennials: Young white men

    03/27/2018 9:21:44 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 21, 2018 | Philip Bump
    The most significant revelation in a new Pew Research Center analysis of partisan identification is the extent to which Democrats and Republicans no longer resemble one another demographically. Nearly 4 in 10 Democrats are nonwhite, while 83 percent of Republicans are white. Six in 10 Republicans are whites without a college degree; only a third of Democrats are. A third of Republicans are white evangelical Christians; a third of Democrats are religiously unaffiliated. Pew’s data highlighted two consistent trends: Women are much more likely to identify as Democrats than Republicans, while men are more split. White Americans (as was probably...
  • Bill Clinton once warned his wife not to ignore white voters - now he blames them for her loss

    12/19/2016 10:38:31 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/19/16 | Robert Laurie
    Racist, misogynist, former Obama voters Throughout the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton made it clear that she had no interest in courting white voters. Instead of embracing everyone, Hillary embarked on a plan of “maximum identity politics.” She decided to divide the electorate, pit one group against another, and relegate whites (men in particular) to her infamous “basket of deplorables.” It was a deeply flawed strategy which grossly overestimate her ability to appeal to minority voters. In short, she thought she’d enjoy the same demographic turnout achieved by Barack Obama. For a whole host of reasons - chief among them her...