GOP Sees Opportunity With White Voters After Gates Saga

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Friday, August 07, 2009 at 6:00 am
President Barack Obama, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and James Crowley share a beer on July 30. (White House photo)

President Barack Obama, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and James Crowley share a beer on July 30. (White House photo)

Two weeks after President Obama said that Cambridge, Mass., police had “acted stupidly” by arresting Harvard University Prof. Henry Louis Gates for arguing with them inside his home, Republicans are still taking stock of their unexpected political gift.

A Pew Research poll released on July 30 found the president’s approval rating among white voters slipping seven points, from 53 percent to 46 percent, explicitly because of their disappointment in the Gates remarks. A CNN/Opinion Research poll released on August 4 found that six out of 10 white voters disagreed with the president’s remarks. A Quinnipiac poll released on August 6 found that white voters, by a 2-1 margin, believed that the president had “acted stupidly” in talking about Gates.

Image by: Matt Mahurin

Image by: Matt Mahurin

“He would have been a whole lot wiser to shut up,” said Roy Fletcher, a Republican strategist based in Baton Rouge, La. “He got really close to losing the image he has as a post-racial president. For a few days, the question for a lot of people became, ‘Wait a minute. Is he the president of the United States? Or is he just the president of minorities?’ And that was a really unfortunate thing.”

As the Gates saga finally fades from the news cycle–few pollsters or strategists reached by TWI thought it had lasting power, and one compared its short-lived nature to the frothy Gary Condit scandal of 2001–it’s left Republicans encouraged about their chances of whittling down the Democrats’ House and Senate majorities in 2010. The mini-controversy put into focus a fact about the 2009, 2010 and 2011 electorates that Democrats don’t enjoy talking about and Republicans don’t enjoy bragging about. They will be, as Fletcher put it, “older and whiter” than the electorate that put Obama and most Democrats on the Hill into office in 2008. As they try to regain statewide offices in this year’s New Jersey and Virginia elections, and as they look ahead to the 2010 midterms, GOP strategists are watching for opportunities to turn white swing voters against the Democrats, and to activate the conservative white voters who turned out sluggishly in Ohio and other 2008 swing states.

Doing that requires a gentle touch. Five days Obama made his remarks about Gates, and three days after he admitted that he “maligned” Sgt. James Crowley, Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-Mich.)–a conservative member of the House GOP leadership who represents a district that voted for the president in 2008–introduced a resolution demanding an official presidential apology to the Cambridge police. McCotter got a burst of media attention for the resolution, but drew only mixed support from constituents and only three Republican co-sponsors in the House.

McCotter’s office declined to make the congressman available for an interview, suggesting that the issue had run its course and that the resolution had run aground. According to one House Republican staffer, it foundered because members worried that the situation was too racially charged. Only one of the GOP’s official party organizations, the National Republican Congressional Committee, nudged Democrats on the issue, with one press release directed at six Democratic members of the Massachusetts delegation in the House. The NRCC dropped the issue thereafter. By and large, the outrage took care of itself.

“Let’s face it,” said Michael Graham, a Boston radio host, in an interview with TWI. “During a national, televised press conference, the president had an Al Sharpton moment. In November 2008 he was not ‘our’ president for black voters and ‘their’ president for white voters. If he becomes, for middle-class white Americans, ‘their’ president, that’s devastating, that’s a killer.”

The problem for Democrats is that the white voters who might sour on the president because, in part, of the race issue are more likely to turn out to vote than the young and black voters who made up his margin of victory in 2008. On Tuesday, Public Policy Polling released a survey of Virginia’s 2009 statewide races which showed Democrats losing badly because of lagging enthusiasm from their base. Fifty-two percent of likely voters told the pollster that they had supported McCain in 2008 to only 41 percent who said that they’d supported Obama. In November, the state that gave Obama a solid 53-46 victory over McCain.

“Virginia has a racially polarized electorate,” explained Tom Jensen, a pollster at PPP. “In 2008, African-American voters made up 21 percent of the overall vote. If they fall back to 16 percent–that was the turnout level in 2004–that’s an overall 5.5 point drop for [Democratic gubernatorial candidate] Creigh Deeds right off the bat.” (African-American support for Democrats is so lopsided that it costs them more than 1 point of overall support for every point of the overall turnout decline.)

Republican and Democratic strategists alike are aware of numbers like those, and closely watching Virginia and New Jersey for some hint of how the electorate will behave without Barack Obama on the top on the ballot. Tellingly, the NRCC’s broad list of 70 possible House Democratic targets in 2010 includes, along with the expected bumper crop of “wave babies” elected in 2008, nine members of Congress elected before the Obama win who represent Southern districts with sizable numbers of black voters. A close look at the list, as well as other potential Republican targets, reveals dozens of seats where the historic African-American turnout of 2008 either pushed Democratic challengers over the finish line or gave extra job security for longtime incumbents.

Republicans and Democrats alike pointed to several seats in the South and the rust belt as ripe GOP targets in an electorate where, as Fletcher put it, “Obama nation doesn’t show up.” Rep. John Barrow (D-Ga.), a conservative Democrat whose district is 44.5 percent African-American, sailed to a 2-1 re-election victory in 2008, but he’s on the NRCC target list for 2010. One Republican strategist suggested that Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-Ga.), whose district is 47.5 percent African-American, could be taken down if white turnout stays strong but black turnout slumps. “People forget, that was a Bush district,” the strategist pointed out, suggesting that the easy re-election victory of Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) in a December 2008 runoff was a better screen for voter turnout than the November 2008 election, when Chambliss was held below 50 percent of the vote.

Strategists from both parties pointed out House districts from Connecticut to Alabama where the high African-American turnout of 2008 pulled Democrats over the top. African-American voters in Connecticut’s 4th district, who make up 10.9 percent of the vote, helped elect Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) In Maryland’s 1st district, the 11.2 percent African-American population helped Rep. Frank Kratovil (D-Md.) to an upset victory. “[Tom] Perriello and [Glenn] Nye are gone,” mused one pessimistic Democratic strategist in Virginia, referring to Democrats elected last year in districts with African-American populations of 21.4 percent and 23.9 percent respectively.

The Republican opportunity extends to Senate races where troubled incumbents or conservative candidates in states that voted for Obama may contend with a more favorable electorate. “Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) and Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) would be in a lot of trouble if Barack Obama was at the top of the ballot,” said PPP’s Jensen, referring to two states where African-Americans made up more than 29 percent and 23 percent of the vote in 2008.

Fletcher and other strategists were confident that an Obama backlash was brewing even if race was removed from the equation. The white senior citizens who are turning against the president are doing so because of worries about health care. Conservatives were not ready to bet on Obama further weakening white support for Democrats with another Gates-style gaffe. “The lock’s been jiggled, but the door hasn’t been broken down,” said Graham, who suggested that the Department of Justice’s decision to drop a case against the radical New Black Panther Party might be hurting white support for Obama if it got more coverage.

But some strategists were ready to declare the GOP’s demographic advantage. Fletcher pointed to a July 20 study of Census data that crunched numbers from 2008 and found that, while minority voter turnout surged, overall turnout declined. Many conservative voters white voters simply didn’t turn out. One example of the decline? Barack Obama beat John McCain in Ohio by 258,897 votes, but he only won 73,624 more votes than George W. Bush in his 2004 run against John Kerry.

“Three to four percent of the white vote didn’t come out last time,” said Fletcher. “They’re coming out this time.”

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theorem
Comment posted August 7, 2009 @ 11:01 am

Republicans are grasping at straws. If they think that one stupid remark by a popular president is going to put them back in the game, they are very sadly mistaken. But then that's nothing new. The Republican Party has been sadly mistaken for a long time now.


Lava Lee Pyre
Comment posted August 7, 2009 @ 11:28 am

Graham needs to get some fresh material already, he has been crying wolf about race since the primaries: “The 'could we beat Obama?' conversation is purely academic. It's over. The Clintons have defeated him already, because he is leaving South Carolina as “the black candidate.”
I guess you can figure out why his station is in 14th place in the ratings.


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anansudanomos
Comment posted August 7, 2009 @ 2:59 pm

The problem for Democrats is that the white voters who might sour on the president because, in part, of the race issue are more likely to turn out to vote than the young and black voters who made up his margin of victory in 2008.

Good article Dave but the above comment is a bit misleading. It's true for some Congressional districts and even a few states perhaps(what I assume you were getting at), but it is generally false that black voters–not mention young ones–made up Obama's margin of victory in the national vote. I seem to recall 538 had all such relevant breakdowns within a week or two after the race was over.


David Weigel
Comment posted August 7, 2009 @ 3:58 pm

Good point. They didn't make up -all- of his margin of victory. But they gave him a lot of close states and pulled some Dem candidates over the finish line, which is my point.


Anan Sudanomos
Comment posted August 7, 2009 @ 4:11 pm

True. It's the downside of coming across the finish line on someone else's coattails.


wert09
Comment posted August 7, 2009 @ 4:22 pm

i think you're sadly mistaken. what the president is doing is clearly biased and racist.


jham710
Comment posted August 7, 2009 @ 4:36 pm

I'm with you theorem.

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theorem
Comment posted August 7, 2009 @ 4:38 pm

Perhaps it is, that wasn't my point. My point is that Obama's actions do not represent an ottortunity for Republicans because the Republican Party has bankrupted itself policywise.


christine23
Comment posted August 7, 2009 @ 5:15 pm

I think calling the President racist isn't accurate or fair. There's no pattern. He overreacted because the Professor happened to be a personal friend. I know the President realizes his mistake and the public's feelings about it.


Jennfizzer
Comment posted August 7, 2009 @ 5:36 pm

The actions of the Cambridge PD were stupid, but typically, the siding up was along racial lines rather than being based upon truth. with White folks yelling loudest.

It's all good though…hopefully, the masses of Black Conservative Republicans operating under the misconception that the Black movement was obsolete, unnecessary, and that “we (have) overcame,” are finally finally seeing the light, realizing where they really stand in the scheme of things and why Rev. Jeremiah Wright and older African Americans are still angry. The younger generation of AA need this experience, lest they let their guards down and totally drop the ball.


republicanstupidity
Comment posted August 7, 2009 @ 5:56 pm

FOR SOMEONE WITH A GRADE SCHOOL EDUCATION YOU WOULD SEE IT THAT WAY


joshquasimoto
Comment posted August 7, 2009 @ 7:30 pm

You know it is just amazing that this is the way we are talking about this. From my perspective the DA of cambridge decided to drop the charges against Mr Gates because they were not going to be successful for prosecution in court. Why else would a DA drop the charges? IF the DA dropped the charges for political considerations would that not be a violation of law.

As I see it an officer came to investigate whether a crime was taking place. From the actual 911 call, you can here the caller not identify either men by their race (of course we here the 911 operator try to have the caller pin down the alleged criminals ethnicity), you can here the caller say that she is unsure whether it is in fact a break-in. How the police interpreted this event is key to understanding the mindset of the officer arriving onto the scene (Mr Crowley). So the policeman approaches the house and sees Mr Gates inside of it. At this point the stories seem to differ slightly. However, last time I checked, being an asshole or being a loud mouth is a really hard thing to call criminal. I am sure each of us has met their fair share of assholes in their day, and I can tell from personal experience that I have met some officers who were exactly that. At some point the officer realized that Mr Gates was the lawful resident to the house where the alleged crime was taking place. Why did he not leave? If he thought that this person might file a grievance against the police department then he could have called in his boss or a police/community liaison to come to the scene to settle the situation. Instead he decided that the Mr Gates was unruly and charged him with disorderly conduct, a charge that eventually did not stick. So in other words the end result is an upset citizen, a policeman (with an exemplary record) accused of racial profiling and a waste of tax payer money on the incident. The only good that I see from this incident is the fact that the President of the United States stepped in to try to barter peace between the two parties, over beers even. Fuck how many years have Americans said about their president, “He's the type of guy I would like to have a beer with” and here we finally have a POTUS that infact has a beer with some average joe's.


Florida Buddhist
Comment posted August 8, 2009 @ 12:15 am

Im a white guy that worked to get Obama elected and I am still a big supporter.

I have no doubt that the police acted stupidly, the same thing even used to happen to me years ago when i was a long haired hippie. Police brutality goes on every day in this country.

But I was real dissapointed when Obama weighed in on this issue. One of my favorite things about Obama is his dignity and statesman like behavior and the way he seems to be above the fray. The President of the United States can not and should not interject himself in local police matters.


Jim Donaldson
Comment posted August 8, 2009 @ 2:22 am

I am white. I will not, ever again, vote Republican.


Jim Donaldson
Comment posted August 8, 2009 @ 2:23 am

Oops–forgot: I'll NEVER vote Democrat, either


grf67
Comment posted August 8, 2009 @ 10:38 am

The GOP is hoping for help from anywhere. It has no ideas, limited energy and only hate, anger, and racism to offer the American people. The GOP has become a southern regional party filled with racists and supported by under educated and ignorant sheep. The rst of the country has a majority of people too smart to vote for the GOP.


PJAGADEESAN
Comment posted August 8, 2009 @ 2:20 pm

AMERICA IS POWERFUL COUNTRY IN THE GLOBULE LEVEL SINCERITY REQUIRED TO HIGH THINKING, VOICE REDUCES CRITICIZED STRICTLY ORDER, POINT OUT IS OTHERS OVER RULED ,SELECT THE PEOPLE OR CHOOSE THE PEOPLE THAT IS FINAL DECISION, ANY MEDIA OS TV HIGH POSITION EX OFFICERS ALL EX GOVERNESS, GOVERN BODIES DIS GRACE,CONDOM EACH OTHER OR FABRICATED ANY QUESTION NO USE,HERE IS QUESTION OF AMERICA'S RULING FALLOW DEMOCRATS OR REPUBLICANS TO SOLVE INNER PROBLEMS SMOOTHLY,OUTER PROBLEMS SUGGESTED OR NEGOTIATE ,DEBIT IS NOT OR ARGUMENT DON'T WANT HIGH PERFORMANCE OF TECH DEVELOPMENT, ECONOMIC IN FAR STRUCTURE STUDY, NO QUESTION ARISED


Name
Comment posted August 8, 2009 @ 7:10 pm

The Beer Summit was manufactured to hush up bigger racial divide problems in Cambridge. Cambridge Police routinely harass Asians in the community and no one dare speaks about that!


Susan
Comment posted August 9, 2009 @ 12:44 am

Divide to conquer is the only game the GOP can understand. The only thing they care about is power and it's a pity there are so many willing to believe every lie they hear. Don't these people realize that they stand alone come judgement day There will be no GOP to represent them. How can one live so long and not know the difference between wrong or right is beyond my understanding.
To not appreciate the enjoyment of good health today and every minute of it is the most stupid thing any of us should do. It will not last. I suppose they are all too dumb to believe the lie that they are immortals.


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coopbsure
Comment posted August 9, 2009 @ 12:44 pm

Dear God, Susan's comment is one of the most mind-numbingly stupid things I've ever read. And that takes a lot. Democrats – not Republicans – have now and have always used class warfare to win elections.

Who pits the poor vs. “evil” CEOs and “big oil”, “big pharmaceuticals” etc? Not the GOP.

Who screams racism during the course of ANY argument they're losing? Not the GOP.

Who is out calling opponents to the health care takeover Nazis, thugs and mobs? Not the GOP.

Go ahead, folks. Keep ignoring what's brewing among the electorate.


clairesolt
Comment posted August 9, 2009 @ 2:45 pm

I am definately no white supremacist. However, it has occurred to me that seeking Hispanic votes is not the only way to go, as conventional wisdom suggests. The power of minority blocks is contingent on splitting the white vote. If whites had the solidarity that blacks show, they would win with 70%. That could turn out to be an unintendeed consequence of all this identity politics.


batousghost
Comment posted August 9, 2009 @ 3:36 pm

CB:
It's gotta be a little embarrassing to follow what you term mind-blowingly stupid with something that actually is, but hey, don't let anyone stop you. To wit:

- who pits the poor against the rich – the GOP is the party of the rich and of big business, which have increased the size of the lower classes in our country to absurd levels in the past thirty years. Unless you think that the poor are all stupid sheep, the I assure you they are not being pitted against anyone; rather, the progressive movement is a manifestation of their rage at being subverted, and rightly so. The rich are the only ones who should be allowed to organize, huh?

- who screams racism – probably the ones who are being targeted by racists, which tend to make up the GOP (as you know), not that wingnuts are stopped from waving that flag whenever they like too, just ask Gates.

- who calls people Nazis – hmmmm let's ask Rush about that one. Why would the right call themselves anything bad, incidentally, since they are the ones opposing health care REFORM (not takeover bub…sheesh). and if you don't want to be called a thug, don't be a thug! Whiny little sheep…

No one is ignoring what's “brewing” in the minority GOP electorate. We're just aware of who's stirring the pot, and we aren't going to “pay no attention to the man behind the curtain” any longer. Don't like it? Well, you're in the minority now, probably for good, for a very simple reason: people who govern for the few and powerful are not fit to govern the whole country. Simple, and all the wingnut projection in the world isn't going to distract thinking men and women from who the fascists, racists and thugs in this coutry really are.

“When fascism arrives in the US, it will be draped in the flag and carrying a cross”. We must not let it triumph here. So don't worry, no one is ignoring the whiny whitey threat; at least, no one outside of the GOP.


america4ever
Comment posted August 10, 2009 @ 12:44 am

If you though susans comment stupid you should read your own.


america4ever
Comment posted August 10, 2009 @ 12:55 am

Dude would you say that about Lincoln or LBJ intervening in “local” matters (racist talking point alert)?


espa
Comment posted August 10, 2009 @ 9:32 am

Here is my reply to you coopbsure. It's so very obvious why you would consider my comment to be mind-numbling.
You live in the world of zombies and is therefore considered a living dead. You are unable to see things as they are. I simply made a comment about the Republicans. [GOP] way of trying to win votes. I hope you find your way before it's too late.

Susan/espa


espa
Comment posted August 10, 2009 @ 10:37 am

The presidents' remark, “The police acted stupidly,” was correct. He was right and I agreed with him 100%. He merely meant the action and not the person. He did not say the police was stupid. The GOP will use any situation to selfishly keep us humans [black and white] separated. Confusion is a Fools' game . President Obama was asked a question and he answered. Everyone has an opinion about something and we all have the right to agree or disagree. To accuse the President of racism etc is ridiculous. The GOP is simply campaigning to win back the white votes they lost in the November election and only those who are spiritually lost will agree with them. Barak Obamas mother was white skinned. Is the GOP trying to convince us that he hated his mother?


espa
Comment posted August 10, 2009 @ 1:27 pm

You have it wrong. The Republicans are restless because of their refusal to accept defeat.
That is why they are so miserable and restless. First, shut your eyes and listen carefully when they speak. Second, observe their actions and notice the wild look in their eyes You will see what I mean.
That's what happens when truth is denied. The lie you accept and cling to will rob you of your vision and your mind.
.


Patrick
Comment posted August 10, 2009 @ 5:22 pm

America is still a young country experiencing major growing pains. The freedom we enjoy allow people with many points of view the ability to express their opinions. Unfortunately, we don't like hearing opinions that differ from our own. So, we call each other names (I am guilty of that) and instead of conversing and listening to each other, we close our ears and shout it out. Our culture is very different from countrys that have existed for thousands of years and is still developing. Many European and Asian countrys have long standing cultures. America has gone through the civil war and emerged as a country based on welcoming immigrants to live and thrive. It originally was controlled by White people (White males) and as time has gone by, the melting pot has many ingredients that have made the control shift to many nationalities and beliefs, thus slowly deteriorating the power of White males. They are angry!

It took a long time for Black people to become legal citizens, women to vote, inter-racial marriage, and even having a national holiday to honor someone other than a White person (MLK). Now we have the battle about same sex marriage that is very divisive. Differing religions are fighting to keep tax paying Americans the right to have the same rights as heterosexuals regarding marriage. If the fight is so tuned into the right to marriage, the religious factions need to stop allowing divorce. Their basis is that marriage is a “sacred” vow. If it is so sacred, then enforce it and stop remarrying people who are divorced. Or, let EVERYONE have the same access to this “sacred' vow.

Republicans and Democrats (and now “Independents-GOP in disguise”) shout each other down and won't listen to any point of view other than their own. We are in a scary new place where Whites are buying more guns and using religion as their foundation. The ethnic groups are starting to recognize their power in voting. We are more polarized than ever. My take on it is that the George W Bush administration did a bad job of “uniting” our country and has made the citizens unwilling to be open to anything alternative. I did not like Bush and wrote many letters to the editor in my local newspaper, but I also encouraged my counter opinioned friends to engage in open conversation to find out why we have whatever beliefs we have. I never have tried to force anyone to think the same way I do or change who they are. We are in a place in our history that we either come together and accept difference or start a new revolution to push our agendas on each other.

Elections are the way we Americans get people into office that we feel will change policies and laws that agree with us. Basically, lots of people come out of each election as winners or losers. The Democrats came out of the last election as winners and the Republicans came out as losers (very sore losers at that). I challenge everyone out there to stop being so nasty towards each other. Rather than beating each other up, let's “listen” to each other, accept the fact that we all don't think the same, and move on.


lvdragonlady
Comment posted August 10, 2009 @ 8:41 pm

Here we go again!!! The GOP keeping this in the spotlight is going to backfire, if someone gets hurts because of their hatred.


espa
Comment posted August 10, 2009 @ 8:58 pm

Looks like the angry white folks are preparing themselves for a revolution rather than pass the mantle peacefully. Guns, guns and owning more guns is all they think about. The right to be armed is their favorite line in the constitution. We all pay taxes and deserve equal treatment. They have rejected love. Europe was wise to throw the scumbs out and how sad for America when they landed here.


espa
Comment posted August 10, 2009 @ 9:09 pm

You are so right! They tried hard to inject race into the campaign but it did not work so I am not surprise that they are still trying.
It's the only way they know how to win. It has worked in the past and so they continue to believe it will work again. The Presidents' comment was on the mark. The officer did behave stupidly but I am not suprise because this is exactly how the earthly gods have been behaving sinse they landed here from Europe. You would thing they would know better by now.


librul
Comment posted August 11, 2009 @ 11:55 pm

I have been trying to get this comment through on Huffpo for several days now, but for some reason the Thugpo Thought Police won't let it through. So here it is. And by the way, it's wonderful to find a site that has good honest discourse and doesn't filter your comments just because they don't like them.

Anyway, here it is…

I am always outraged and repulsed at these fat old angry white guys who call racism, over and over, just because they have been forced to make room at the trough. Have they been on the end of a fire hose? A police baton? A dog's fangs? Were they denied a place at the lunch counter? Were their daughters raped and their sons lynched? Were they kept out of school? Were their churches burned? Were they harassed when they used the drinking fountain, and turned away when they tried to get a room for the night? Were they denied even the most menial jobs…and harassed…and called “boy” and “nigger” when they were just walking down the street?

And don't tell me those times are gone…I experienced them in my lifetime. I found them shocking, repulsive, strange, evil and oppressive (spending several years in the south as a transplanted northerner)…and I am white.

I cannot imagine having lived under that blanket of hatred as a black person. No one who as not experienced that should ever, ever, ever, be able to call one who has been targeted racist …especially a privileged white person. They should be called on it every time they do it.


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espa
Comment posted August 12, 2009 @ 6:08 am

Some folks see wrong and call it for what it is but, sad to say too many remain silent about it. It's not them [racist whites], but who controls their mind. It is a curse and though it can be painful when confronted by their negative attacks I would much rather be the receiver than the giver of hate. It's an unjust act from one brother towards another. I commend you for speaking out against it.


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JEANNIEMAC
Comment posted September 6, 2009 @ 5:53 pm

As news leaks out about the many black radicals Obama has appointed to important positions in his administration – without Congressional approval – many whites are becoming very anxious.
They are starting to perceive that Obama really is a radical himself, with a deep-seated anger towards whites. 2010 does not look good for Democrats.


monkey99
Comment posted September 9, 2009 @ 8:11 pm

I think batousghost (I know where the moniker came from, cool!) and librul spell it out very eloquently. Patrick is in there, as well, but patrick, the time has passed, I think, for the kind of discourse we all should have. The “Orwellers” do not want discourse. They want the overthrow of this present administration. That there are NO facts to support this grandiose and ill-conceived idea don't bother these “people”. I would dismiss them out of hand, if it weren't for the possibility of them doing something really stupid, but let me try one last time…………..

The Democrats are in power. They make up the bulk of minorities who vote in this country. You Repubs lost soundly and fairly. The American People have spoken! Get used to it! We won't hear your complaints until you begin to act like adults, instead of petulant, spoiled children who think their toys were taken from them. You are in the minority. Funny, now that you've had an infinitessimally small taste of what it's like, you scream, yell and holler about everything that has gone wrong in the universe! What are you so frightened of? That the minorities will rise and lynch all of you? They are adults. They don't do those sorts of things. They're just waiting for you all to pluck your heads from your behinds, shake out the bulldukey stuffing up your ears, and discuss, like true Americans, your concerns.

See? They are not the “dark forces” waiting to eat your kids, rape your wives and lynch your husbands. Stop taking cues from those who are obviously and severely mentally ill. People like Glenn Beck and his ilk do nothing for this country, or you. They see things that just aren't there. In the echo chamber, you don't get the benefit of bouncing this nonsense off of those who would have something to say about it. All that happens is you keep reflecting hate and fear until it coats the walls of your house. Pretty soon, it's all you have to wear. Is this the kind of American you want to be?

To retain these cockamamie ideas in light of the truth, should bother you all.


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