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Sunday, February 28, 2016

A party that is 61% black is dead



Hillary Clinton rolled over Bernie Sanders in the South Carolina Primary, setting up a Trump-Clinton general election. But the thing that struck me was that 61% of the voters were black, according to the ABC Exit Poll.

Now I understand that black lives matter, but sheesh, if 13% of the population represents more than half your voters, then your political party is dead. Democrats for years shunned the white voters -- 75% of the population -- to court racial minorities. Democrats have lost their stronghold in the South in the 1990s (in 1994 for the first time, Republicans won a majority of the Senate and House seats in Congress from the 11 Confederate states).

Consider South Carolina. It is 28% black, which explains why only one of its seven congressmen is a Democrat -- and he is black. White Democratic candidates in the South are dead men walking.

Democrats wanted to divide the nation along racial lines.

It just bit them in the ass.

12 comments:

  1. It will indeed be interesting to see if Shrillary will continue to pander to the black vote and ignore blue collar white voters in the general election campaign. Maybe she figures that the women's vote will be solidly with her so she doesn't need blue-collar white men.

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  2. This might be accurate as far as the South goes, but in California, which is not all that black, the Democrats also rule with an iron hand -- their constituencies being made up largely of Hispanics and benighted white people (mostly professionals).

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  3. Yes, this year it will be interesting to see a breakdown of voters. CA Hispanics aren't necessarily all out supporters of illegal "immigrants", especially as taxes go up and services go down.

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    1. IIRC, California Chicanos are like Puerto Ricans and give a 5-to-1 majority to Democrats, whereas Texas Chicanos favor the Democrats by only 3:2.

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  4. The Dem plantations are shrinking.

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  5. Yes, LYNNDH, but identity politics is very strong.

    Americans of Latino descent may be taxpayers who have to share in footing the bill for services consumed by illegal immigrants, but for the most part, they appear to have bought into the premise that their loyalty should be towards Latin nationals from other countries, rather than towards their own country.

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  6. It bit them in the ass a while ago. Re U.S. Senators, most Democrats from the South represent states with a mix of Southern and non-Southern portions and themselves hail from the non-Southern portion (see Delaware, Maryland, Missouri, and Florida). Virginia has two Democrats. The state's population is about 75% Southern, 25% metropolitan Washington. Neither Democrat is a Virginia native and one is based in the DC suburbs. Mr. Manchin is the only Senator who is a Southern Democrat in an unqualified way. As for U.S. Representatives, when you chop away the non-Southern portions of various states (e.g. Florida south of Jacksonville, the Baltimore-Philadelphia corridor, and the desert zone of Texas), you find that all but six Democrats from the South represent black or Hispanic districts or districts wherein Southern voters have been mixed with non-Southern voters. There's one chap from Louisville, someone from a very marginal Florida panhandle district, and a scatter of others.

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  7. A party that is 61% black is dead

    The problem is that around about 1964, voting among blacks decayed into an identity affirmation and election results grew very insensitive to performance. To a degree, identity affirmation bred counter-affirmation. Black voters would do themselves a favor and vote in response to events and abiding policy preferences.

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  8. Just a minor correction. The black population of South Carolina is about 28%. Your point is still valid, though.

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  9. You might say that black voters are now the Democrat Party's tar baby. They are stuck with each other. Neither one can afford to let go of the other.

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    1. Black voters can afford to let go of the Democratic Party. The Republican Party at its most vigorous and consistent is potentially injurious to some modest segments in the black population:

      1. Those on patronage: a certain corps of people have received unearned benefits which might be withdrawn were labor law and civil service law recomposed. You find them in higher education, in the legal profession, in the school apparat, in the social services apparat, and in public employment generally.

      2. Chronic dependents. You get a certain number of people who're collecting disability for the strangest of reasons or have been living in public housing for an age.

      3. Brokers of government benefits and the har de har public interest bar.


      These are fairly modest demographic segments when you add them all up. Most blacks are rank-and-file wage earners and it doesn't cost them to live under Republicans.

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  10. California is ruled by the Green Mafia and their useless dupes in the utopian coastal strip

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