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Demography Is Destiny

michigander4 Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 8:47 AM
We still have another problem, exemplified by a very, very good friend of mine. Let me describe her: She is extremely intelligent and well-read. She has a "bust-your-butt" work ethic (will get up at 5 a.m. to shovel snow from her driveway rather than miss a day of work). She is anti-abortion & anti-same-sex marriage. She believes in a strong military, but that the federal government should butt-out in most other matters. On election day she will unfailingly march into the polling place and robotically vote a straight Democrat ticket. Why? Because her parents and grandparents drilled into her that Republicans hated the working class.
skywalker58 Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 9:17 AM
Although our state is now stongly Republican in national elections, we had that same problem here in Alabama as well, although most of those are in their 70s or better and are now dying off. At one time, you could not win an election unless you had a "D" after your name and it was all related to the Civil War and Reconstruction. I used to joke that George Wallace could have beaten Jesus in an election if Jesus ran as a Republican. It still boggles my mind that someone who is against so many planks of the Democrat platform still votes for Obama "because he has given me healthcare", or because "he is restoring the economy" or because "Republicans will take away my Medicare or Social Security".
joey goomba Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 9:09 AM
I have a friend who is a self made successful business man, a real smart guy. Started out as a rep for a large insurance brokerage. Got tired of playing the commission games and branched out on his own 30 years ago. The guy is a very hard worker. Faithful to his wife, church attending family man, 3 beautiful kids that are now young adults. Anti aborion, Anti gay etc etc. All the things we conservatives hold dear. Yet he votes Democrat down the line every election. Why? Because his father was a dem and that's the way it is! Blows my mind, because my dad was a democrat too, but i know if he were alive today, there would be absolutely no way he would be a member of that party.
MacQ - Texas Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 9:19 AM
You might be surprised that your Dad would continue to vote democrat.
Many good and smart people somehow cannot see an alternative.
MacQ - Texas Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 8:59 AM
There are lots of those. I am related to some of them.
Words Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 8:58 AM
My son's History teacher, told the entire class he was planning on voting Green party, but then he decided that he wanted to be "part of something bigger," and voted for O. Apparently being part of something bigger is very important.
Buck O Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 9:07 AM
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2012/11/15/breaking_weekly_jobless_claims_jump_from_73000_to_430000
Buck O Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 8:55 AM
Interesting story. It positively boggles the mind.

Liberals brag about having won the hearts and minds of America, as if, through logic and argument, they've persuaded people to accept their bankrupt European socialist ideas.

Democrats haven't changed anyone's mind. They changed the people.

More white people voted for Mitt Romney this year than voted for Ronald Reagan in 1980. Barack Obama lost white voters by 20 points -- the widest margin since 1984.

But in 1980, whites were 88 percent of the electorate. In 2012, they were 72 percent of the electorate. Not only that, but the non-white electorate is far more Democratic than...