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One must not ever forget that white of all the colors of mankind has down through history been the most nefarious, throat-slashing assholes ever, just look at the US — white men came to these shores and then moved west, killing every living non-white thing that didn’t already roll over and play dead.
There ain’t nothing worse than an ignorant, pissed-off white guy with a shotgun.
And this ominous power of white ended this week.
An analysis this morning from the LA Times:
The long drive for broader social participation by all Americans reached a turning point in the 2012 election, which is likely to go down as a watershed in the nation’s social and political evolution — and not just because in some states voters approved of same-sex marriage for the first time.
On Tuesday, Obama received the votes of barely 1 in 3 white males.
That too was historic.
It almost certainly was an all-time low for the winner of a presidential election that did not include a major third-party candidate.
“We’re not in the ’50s any more,” said William Frey, a Brookings Institution demographer.
“This election makes it clear that a single focus directed at white males, or at the white population in general, is not going to do it.
And it’s not going to do it when the other party is focusing on energizing everybody else.”
Romney’s chances ultimately depended on his ability to turn out a bigger white vote against Obama than Republican nominees received in earlier races.
Eight years ago, Bush’s brother, President George W. Bush, defeated Democrat John F. Kerry by 17 percentage points among white voters and won reelection.
Romney took the white vote by 20 percentage points and lost.
The difference: Despite an aggressive voter mobilization effort, the white share of the electorate has fallen to 72 percent, from 74 percent in 2008 and 77 percent in 2004.
This added to the 2012 GOP plan of shitting on every type of non-white entity around, in this even including white women, who as a group (or as individuals) can become way-pissed at being treated via the ‘old white guy knows best‘ routine.
One has to face the race: Of the four million children born in the US in the 12 months to July 2011, 50.4 per cent were from ethnic minorities. That compares with 37 per cent in 1990.
This ain’t Kansas no more, Tonto.
And the much-enjoyable and underrated Gail Collins at the New York Times this morning throws her punch in the racial-mixed bowl, fixing first on John ‘The Boner‘ Boehner, a sad white guy:
But, by the end, it sounded as if the only cliff-avoidance Boehner was really interested in was one that raised new revenue through â€œfewer loopholes, and lower rates for all.â€
We have already seen that plan.
It was proposed by a man who, on Tuesday, lost the state in which he was born, the state in which he was governor, and the three states in which he owns houses.
Thanks to a blog by Eric Ostermeier in Smart Politics, I am able to point out that the only candidate for president who lost his home state by a larger margin than Mitt Romney was John FrÃ©mont in 1856.
And FrÃ©mont was coming out of a campaign in which the opposition accused him of being a cannibal.
While Boehner was explaining the importance of not going halfway over a cliff, or raising income taxes on the rich, he looked somber, and somewhat unhappy.
This may have been because his Republican colleagues just lost the White House and the Senate.
Or perhaps, it was simply because heâ€™s an older white guy, and, therefore, part of the biggest loser demographic of the election, the flip-side of the insurgent Latino vote.
On election night, people were talking about the not-young male population as if they were a dwindling tribe of graybeards sitting around a sputtering stove in Oklahoma.
The Republican strategist John Weaver worried about becoming â€œa shrinking regional party of middle-aged and older white men.â€
On Fox News, Bill Oâ€™Reilly moaned that â€œthe white establishment is now the minority.â€
Oâ€™Reilly, 63, added that the new majority was composed of people who â€œwant stuff.â€
As opposed to older white men, all of whom have signed a pledge never to accept veteran benefits, Social Security or Medicare.
â€œItâ€™s not a traditional America anymore,â€ Oâ€™Reilly sadly concluded.
So, so much the better.