AP Spin: When the DemocRATS Lose, it's becase Ignorant Crackers are Racist.

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    AP-GfK Poll: Working-class whites shun Dems

    By ALAN FRAM
    Associated Press Writer Oct 6, 7:26 AM EDT


    WASHINGTON (AP) - Desperate for jobs and cool toward President Barack Obama, working-class whites are flocking to Republicans, turning a group long wary of Democrats into an even bigger impediment to the party's drive to keep control of Congress.

    An Associated Press-GfK poll shows whites without four-year college degrees preferring GOP candidates by twice the margin of the last two elections, when Democrats made significant gains in the House and Senate. The poll, conducted last month, found this group favoring GOP hopefuls 58 percent to 36 percent - a whopping 22 percentage-point gap.

    In 2008, when Obama won the presidency, they favored GOP congressional candidates by 11 percentage points, according to exit polls of voters. When Democrats won the House and Senate in 2006, the Republican edge was 9 percentage points.

    Compared with better-educated whites, working-class whites tend to be older and more conservative - groups that traditionally lean Republican and are uneasy with the young president's activist governing. Their wariness is reinforced by a prolonged economic funk that has disproportionately hurt the working class and shown scant signs of improvement under Obama and Congress' majority Democrats.

    Though accustomed to trailing among working-class whites, Democrats can hardly afford further erosion from a group that accounts for about 4 in 10 voters nationally. Their GOP preference is in contrast to whites with college degrees, who the AP-GfK Poll shows are split evenly between the two parties' candidates, and to minorities, who decisively back Democrats.

    Many of these working-class voters were dubbed Reagan Democrats in the 1980s, when some in the North and Midwest who had previously preferred Democrats began supporting conservative Republicans. Many never warmed to Obama during the 2008 presidential race, when he said some bitter small-town residents cling to guns and religion for solace. They preferred Hillary Rodham Clinton, his rival for the Democratic nomination, by 2-1 and in the general election backed Republican nominee John McCain by 18 points.

    "They try to make everybody think the economy is better, and it isn't," Jennifer Moore, 40, a school bus driver from Amherst, Va., said of Democrats. "Gas prices are going up, food is going up and people working for the minimum wage can't make it."

    In the AP-GfK poll, working-class whites were likelier than white college graduates to say their families are suffering financially and to have a relative who's recently lost a job. They are less optimistic about the country's economy and their own situations, gloomier about the nation's overall direction and more critical of how Democrats are handling the economy.

    "Democrats are more apt to mess with the middle class and take our money," said Lawrence Ramsey, 56, a warehouse manager in Winston-Salem, N.C.

    They are likelier than better-educated whites to dislike Obama personally and are more negative about his leadership. Over half say he doesn't understand ordinary Americans' problems. They are also likelier to disapprove of Obama's performance as president, including more than two-thirds who are unhappy with his stewardship of the economy.

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    Ignorant Crackers... True Story! :thup:

    I Love how the AP goes after the Less-Educated when they don't get in Line with the Party...

    At least you guys are Predictable!

    Call 'em Stupid, AP!... That will get them back in Line with the DemocRATS!

    Well, they's probubly two derned stoopid to no's wut yer sayin'! :lol:

    :)

    peace...
     
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    The lefties will be getting various excuses such as this one out there in the coming weeks so they've got plenty of excuses to fall back on in the aftermath of the ass kicking that's coming 11/2. They'll feel better telling everyone it was because of the nasty racists/homophobes/bible thumpers, etc. Anyone's fault but Barry and the Dimocrats who've supported his insanity the past two years. Nothing new...it's what they do. It's in the playbook.
     
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    I guess the worse you can say about lefties is that we are not original...that these complaints are just retread complaints that the righties made after the 2008 election. :doubt:
     
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    Points out a lot of reasons why folks are feeling angsty. High unemployment, weird social policies they don't like.

    Race is only an issue for goofs who define everything by stupid
     
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    This isn't much different than what Hillary said during the campaign...it wasn't racist then and it isn't racist now.

    Leave it to mal to try to make something into a racist statement.

    :thup:
     
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    Replace the word white with black.

    Reprint into another thread and watch the libs that were nodding thier heads to this. EXPLODE!! Declaring you a filthy racist.

    buht mahbe i to duhm and aint got no enoff buk lernin to tink dat trew.

    Fucking elitist assholes.
     
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    Gives the GOP a reason to celebrate.

    Their monosyllabic message is getting through
     
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    Unlike:

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    By this guy:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThEAO0lt4Dw]YouTube - Barack Obama "Uh" Count[/ame]

    You betcha!...

    :)

    peace...
     
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    I remember seeing a film in high school about how not to give a speech and they had an "Uh" count too. I guess the Bomber didn't see it.

    Do you have anything on how annoying his whisling "S's" are?
     

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