NYT Shocka: Obama Working To Minimize "Dreaded White Vote"

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  1. bitterlyclingin

    bitterlyclingin Silver Member

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    [The ultimate Class Warrior, who quite probably would have put FDR to shame, hopes by slicing and dicing the American electorate in the best Hitlerian divide and conquer tactics to maximize his advantage in order to gain his second term and finish the job of fundamentally transforming American into a Third World, economically backwater Country.
    The Liberal Lion of the Senate may be dead and mouldering in his grave but Barack Obama intends to put the Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur on the work the Senator started forty years ago transforming this country from one founded and guided by the beliefs of its Christian Anglo Saxon and European founders into one guided by the the customs, beliefs, and attitudes of most of the world's Third World countries, some of whom are still mired in the norms of the Eighth Century AD.]

    "President Obama has met the enemy, and they are us (us, that is, if you are Caucasian). So reads the handwriting on the wall, according to BuzzFeed, which reports:

    President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign has spent more than $100 million on advertising over the last 3 months. Much, if not most, of it has been produced to shred Mitt Romney’s reputation and suppress turnout among white voters who might vote for Romney.

    That last sentence is worth re-reading. It links to a New York Times op-ed that notes with equal candor, not to mention nonchalance:

    He is running a two-track campaign. One track of his re-election drive seeks to boost turnout among core liberal groups; the other aims to suppress turnout and minimize his margin of defeat in the most hostile segment of the electorate, whites without college degrees.

    It’s a simple matter of arithmetic, the BuzzFeed article goes on to note. In 2008, black voter turnout reached its highest level ever. Hispanic and “youth” voters (ages 18 to 29) also turned out in record numbers. Obama captured 43% of the white vote, cinching a victory.

    But with black unemployment reaching 14.4% in July and unemployment among millennials at 12.7%, enthusiasm is down. The dreaded “white vote” is now expected to account for 75% of ballots cast.

    By most analysts’ lights, Obama needs to capture 40% of that voting bloc to win a second term. But a Quinnipiac poll released on July 12 shows him attracting just 29% of non-college-educated white males. Taken together with other recent polls, Obama’s share of the white vote as a whole is well shy of the 40% threshold.

    The BuzzFeed piece predicts a “chemical warfare campaign, the war to end all wars” but doesn’t offer specifics on what that might translate to.

    In the meantime, one might wonder how Obama supporters countenance speaking in such matter-of-fact terms about voter suppression, which Democrats consider the ultimate sin. The answer is provided in the Times op-ed by Thomas Edsall, who asserts that Obama is merely taking a page out of the Republican handbook. “Over the past two years,” he writes, “Republican-controlled state legislatures have been conducting an aggressive vote-suppression strategy of their own through the passage of voter identification laws and laws imposing harsh restrictions on voter registration drives.”

    It is a fascinating admission. He imputes the basest possible motive to supporters of voter IDs laws, and one that is unprovable, to justify behavior that can’t rationalized as anything other cynical and anti-American"

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  2. jillian

    jillian Princess Supporting Member

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    that's nice... a rightwingnut blog SAYS that to win the president needs to get white voters to stay home and you lie and imply that the president is trying to minimize the white vote.

    are you this stupid and dishonest in real life?

    don't answer that. :cuckoo:

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