The 2014 elections from the near rear-view mirror

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    More info from the Associated Press on the Democrat loss of white voters.


    A key quote from the AP:

    "The rule of thumb was Democrats could win with 90 percent of the African-American vote and 40 percent of the white vote," said Merle Black, a political science professor at Emory University in Atlanta.


    "But now very few Democrats could think about getting 40 percent of the white vote. They're trying to get 30 percent. In the Deep South states, from South Carolina to Louisiana, it's very hard for the Democratic candidate to get 25 percent of the white vote."


    The article states Dems have steadily lost the white vote since the 2006 mid-terms. Not good news.....particularly since blacks in this last election cycle are voting under the 90% target the Dems need to win.


    Here is a link to the story.


    Why GOP Won Shifting White Votes Hurt Democrats
     
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    Again, that works in the South, but the South is only about a quarter of the country.

    150 years since you guys lost the civil war and you still don't get this.
     
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    Who don't get it?
     
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