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Friday, January 27, 2017

Democrats keep ignoring white voters

A week before the election, I wrote a post: "Democrats need white voters."

I was far from alone. Across the Rust Belt and Appalachia, Democratic Party leaders saw their party ignoring the rank and file of the white working class.

David Betras, chairman of the county Democratic Party in Youngstown, told Asma Khalin of NPR:
"Why did they vote for Donald Trump? Cause Donald Trump. I don't get it, but, amazingly, a man that s**** in gold-plated toilets was talking more to working people than the party's standard-bearer."
Betras gave her an earful:
"The people here thought — wrongly — the national Democratic Party cared more about where someone went to the bathroom than whether or not these people had a job. And, so we're off-message."
He tried to tell them they would lose Ohio and Pennsylvania, but noooooo:
"I told the campaign they were in trouble with blue-collar workers," he said with urgency. He tried to warn the campaign that if it "didn't retool [its] message," it would lose not only Ohio, but also other states with influential white, working-class voting blocs, like Pennsylvania and Michigan.
The problem for Democrats is they took their base for granted.

Trump spent half the money and overcame a media that hated him, record high unfavorables, and sabotage in his own party.

That shows how important the Democratic Party base was.

They stayed home or they voted for Trump. Without them, all the experts would have been right, and Hillary would be president.

But Hillary's only pitch was she would be the first woman president.

So?

The Democratic Party base in the Rust Belt had made enough history in electing Obama. They needed jobs now.

The good news for Republicans is Democratic Party leaders are dumber than rocks.

From the Daily Caller:
Sally Boynton Brown, a white woman running for chair of the Democratic National Committee, said Monday that if she is chosen to lead the party her job will be to “shut other white people down.”
“My job is to shut other white people down when they want to interrupt,” Brown said during a DNC candidate forum.
Brown, the executive director of the Idaho Democratic Committee, is running for the chair position against six other candidates, including three African-American candidates and one Hispanic, former Labor Secretary Tom Perez.
“My job is to shut other white people down when they want to say, ‘oh, no, I’m not prejudice; I’m a Democrat; I’m accepting,'” Brown bellowed during the forum, which was hosted by MSNBC’s Joy Reid.
Democrats lost the Senate until at least 2020. There just are not enough Republican seats available in 2018.

The House could be lost for another decade, especially if Republicans maintain their overwhelming advantage at the state level through redistricting after the 2020 Census.

Democrats have played racial politics as they sewed up the black vote so tightly, there is no room for growth. They also have the Hispanic vote locked in. And they are making inroads among Asian Americans.

They have told themselves this puts them in good standing when white people lose their majority status and become a plurality sometime around 2050.

That is 34 years from now.

What are these bird brains going to do until then?

In 2008, 74% of the vote was white. Obama got 43% of that vote on his way to 53% overall.

In 2012, 72% of the vote was white. Obama got 39% of that vote on his way to 51% overall.

Last year, 70% of the vote was white. Hillary got 37% of that vote on her way to 48% overall.

So while the white share of the vote is shrinking, the Democratic Party's share of the white vote is shrinking faster.

And as we have seen in the congressional elections, this is not an anomaly.

Democrats have to figure a way to keep black and other racial or ethnic minorities happy while reaching out to the white majority.

Oh, and for the first time in their 163-year history, Republicans just won the Catholic vote, a religion that is dominant among Hispanics. That is the price of abortion.

But hey, all these cats in the Democratic Party have PhD's in political science and spreadsheets of data.

All David Betras knows is how to count votes in Mahoning County, Ohio.

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16 comments:

  1. If it wasn't for Donald J. Trump the Republicans would have lost the last election. White voters flocked to him, not to the GOP. Both parties have been floundering and need to come to their senses. The groundswell for Trump could make a third party the majority party. Call it the Patriot Party. - Elric

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  2. Demonrats h8 all white people. They see all whites as equally privileged and all blacks and minorities as equally disadvantaged (even if the minority were the daughter of a billionaire and the white guy the son of a coal miner).
    libby

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  3. Abortion means the black and Hispanic populations will grow less than the Demos think they will.

    That's why all the talk about darkening America just never quite happens.

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    1. Ed, the darkening is not meant to be home grown, it is meant to be "airlifted" in.

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  4. I sure do hope the Dems keep thinking they are SO much smarter than us. And that the GOP gets wise to themselves.

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  5. Teresa May is basically asking Trump to join in preserving the culture of the West which is really a culture created by Judeo-Christian and Greek philosophies of political and ethical thought. It is true that many contemporary intellectuals want now to destroy this culture since they claim it is "imperfect" and always has been. But their real goal is not a more perfect society but one they can personally control by dictating it's "correctness". Power is their only value. Trump's victory and the statistics of progressive leftist rejection by white voters Don reveals show that such an alliance would be strong. Israel is a living example, perhaps the only one, of such a state. I hope we join with it in a coalition along with the one May is proposing with the Brits to not only save the West but ourselves. It will be a struggle to the death

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  6. I'm still trying to wrap my head around DJT's margin of victory in OH. Not sure it should be labeled as a swing state any longer. Way to go, Demmies...when you lose the heartland, you lose. And we win.

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  7. 'Brown, the executive director of the Idaho Democratic Committee, is running for the chair position...'

    Let that 'Idaho' part sink in. Re-read it again and take notes.

    I didn't mispell "insular" @KoenigJojo.

    Recall, Joe, that pretty much the entire state of Idaho is part of the "American Redoubt." Or, maybe you don't know that part Joe.

    Have a potato or some wheat or maybe some meat (you do mention Bacon) Joe and watch the action.

    We should cheer everything about the DNC onward.

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  8. I used to be a liberal Democrat. In 2008 they called me a racist for voting for Hillary. So I left.

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  9. "The problem for Democrats is they took their base for granted."
    They think only minorities are their base now, and a successful Trump will erode that to a great extent.

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  10. Let's see a guy who uses a gold-plated toilet, that he paid for with his own hard earned money, won over the party standard-bearer, who's never held an honest private sector job or worked honestly in her government jobs.

    Somebody's missing the crap for the shiny toilet.

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    1. People forget that "Gold-Plated" means just that: plated; an extremely thin coating.

      And I believe it's just the metal parts - just like the gold plated seatbelt buckles on his plane.

      In your house and car, and in mine, these things are chrome-plated which doesn't cost that much less.

      There is so little GOLD in gold-plating that the process is what actually costs - the same basic process as chrome plating.

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  11. This is what happens when your bigshot party officials rally around electing THEIR chosen candidate by demanding unity up and down the line. They refuse to listen to dissenting voices. Sometimes "unity" works, and sometimes it doesn't. This time the biggies were so intent on "being on the right side of history to elect the first president with a vagina," they ignored the warnings from guys who had their feet on the ground. That is what Democrats do: if you're not with them 100%, you're against 'em. The Democrats are the rainbow party when it comes to skin color, but monolithic when it comes to having different ideas. Big Tent indeed!

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  12. What I wonder is why so many white people vote Dimocrat? Just like so many Jews vote Dimocrat as the Dimocrat Party gets more and more anti-Semitic. Almost all of my Jewish friends are Dimocrats. One of them actually told me that the only thing preventing peace was the Israeli settlements. I asked him how giving the settlements in Gaza to the Paleoswinians worked out. He just gave me a blank stare.

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  13. Shhhhhhh!
    Someone might hear you.

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  14. The Dems assume that in 34 years, their "minority" bases will have enough demographic voting power in comparison to white voters to give them elections but they overlooked at least one key detail:

    As the races in America mix, a lot of mixed kids don't see themselves in necessarily the same identity loyalty that their parents might to the democrat party.

    Also consider Asians and mixed Asians. You'll notice a trend.

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