For the past two decades, the liberal media have told Republicans that they must repent their ways or risk losing the black vote and the Hispanic vote forever. There is ominous talk of white people no longer being a majority -- someday.
But if that were true -- if race is destiny -- why are Democrats in their worst shape since 1928?
The truth is Democrats have the race problem.
There is only one white Democratic congressman from the 11 Confederate states.
In part, this is the unintended consequence of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which mandated the creation of black congressional districts. Black voters now account for roughly one in every four Democratic votes. Roping them off in districts that are up to 90 percent black puts Democrats in a tougher position to win non-black districts.
But Democrats are so busy courting black and Hispanic votes that they fail to see the big picture.
Ignoring (and even mocking) the problems of white Americans comes with a price. Writing off Appalachia and the South gives Republicans a firewall of 13 states and also jeopardizes Democratic chances in Pennsylvania, a must-win state for any Democratic presidential nominee.
The racial arithmetic works this way: White people account for roughly three-quarters of the vote. Even if Democrats get 90 percent of the non-white vote, they need 36.7 percent of the white vote in order to win by 0.03 percent.
Right now, Hillary is at 33.7 percent among white voters, according to the Los Angeles Times poll on Monday.
Trump has a 24-point advantage over her among whites. Romney had a 20-point advantage.
The news gets worse for Democrats because she is losing their non-white advantage.
She has an 82-point advantage among black voters. Obama had an 87-point advantage.
She has a 24-point advantage among Hispanic voters. Obama had a 44-point advantage.
The bottom line is Trump is ahead by 3.4 four years after Obama won by 3.9 points.
That is a 7.3-point swing in just four years.
White votes matter, as Democrats could very well learn in the next seven days.
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