Sunday, November 30, 2008

Southern Republicans - falling further from the mainstream

The GOP: a regional party of the poor, white, and less educated

Question for Republicans: how does it feel to be on the political side of the least educated among us, the political party that has now fallen so far from the mainstream of America that it is now essentially a regional party of white people?

NYT:

Southern counties that voted more heavily Republican this year than in 2004 tended to be poorer, less educated and whiter, a statistical analysis by The New York Times shows. Mr. Obama won in only 44 counties in the Appalachian belt, a stretch of 410 counties that runs from New York to Mississippi. Many of those counties, rural and isolated, have been less exposed to the diversity, educational achievement and economic progress experienced by more prosperous areas. ... The Republicans, meanwhile, have “become a Southernized party,” said Thomas Schaller, a political scientist who teaches at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. “They have completely marginalized themselves to a mostly regional party,” he said, pointing out that nearly half of the current Republican House delegation is now Southern... Less than a third of Southern whites voted for Mr. Obama, compared with 43 percent of whites nationally.
The south remains racist

The GOP has lived up to it's reputation here in the south. Race DID matter in this election, particularly in southern states like Alabama:
“Race continues to play a major role in the state,” said Glenn Feldman, a historian at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. “Alabama, unfortunately, continues to remain shackled to the bonds of yesterday.” David Bositis, senior political analyst at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, pointed out that the 18 percent share of whites that voted for Senator John Kerry in 2004 was almost cut in half for Mr. Obama. “There’s no other explanation than race,” he said. more...
Something to be proud of?

22-year veteran Rep. Chris Shays [R-CT] was ousted giving Democrats every House seat from New England. Democrats also took control of all of New York City's delegation in Washington for the first time in 35 years.

Redneck Obama bashing


Obama bashing is what you’d expect from ignorant losers who were dumb enough to support a failed incompetent president with the most consistently low approval ratings in modern history. Naturally they’re envious of a well liked president elect, one that received a unanimous international vote from 22 countries in 3 separate polls (BBC, Pew, and Gallup). One whose popularity provided coat tails for large Democratic majorities in both Houses of Congress.

Nice for a change - a bright young respected president filled with positive and constructive energy. The move from incompetence to competence, I can see why they’re jealous.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

William:

The intertubes are writhing with the agony of the disaffected reichwingers who KNEW that McStain/ImPalinator were gonna "win one for the Gipper". Now, they're all stocking up on batteries and "hardtack helper" for the pre-endtimes tailgating.

democommie

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Anonymous said...

William, does your head hurt from being so smart?

Anonymous said...

Anonymayo @ 8:33:

You should just thank GOD that it is a pain you will never have to experience.

democommie

Anonymous said...

Democommie, you're right. and now with the democrats in control in D.C., I won't have to think anymore.....got people doing it for me... what a relief! thinking is too damn hard! And please keep religion (God) out of our discussion....we don't want to upset William.

Anonymous said...

Anonymoo:s

You and your friends who voted for Bush haven't been thinking for at least the last eight years. William has no problem with religious discussion, as long as it's discussed as the myth that it is.

democommie

Anonymous said...

isn't it great that so many people around the world follow the "myth" including your main man Obama......boy are you going to be disappointed in him..... most of the liberal promises he made on the campaign trail won't become reality.... just wait and see!

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