Saturday, January 03, 2015

by his own admission, scalise is duke without the baggage (he will be whip and not held to account)


WaPo |  That David Duke had a following and a constituency was undeniable, given the support he attracted in his campaigns. Conservatives like Scalise, who came along later, wanted the support of many of Duke’s supporters — even if they rejected his racist politics. 

Robert Mann, who has worked for a number of Democratic elected officials from Louisiana and is now a professor at Louisiana State University, made another point in an e-mail message sent Tuesday. “Duke’s racial views were — and still are to some degree — pretty mainstream among a significant percentage of whites here,” he wrote.

It’s noteworthy that Republicans now have a diverse set of statewide elected officials in the South and elsewhere: an African American senator (Tim Scott of South Carolina), two Indian American governors (Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and Nikki Haley of South Carolina), and two Hispanic governors (Susana Martinez of New Mexico and Brian Sandoval of Nevada). 

Equally noteworthy is the degree to which the Republican Party still struggles to expand its voter coalition to include more minorities. That Democrats still command 90 percent of the African American vote and that Mitt Romney won just 27 percent of the Hispanic vote in 2012 underscores the distance Republicans must travel.

Today, the two major parties highlight the racial gaps that exist in society. Scott Clement of The Washington Post’s polling unit looked at the racial makeup of the two political parties, based on surveys conducted in the past 15 months. In those polls, the percentage of self-identified Republicans who were white averaged 85 percent. Among Democrats, the average percentage of whites was 53 percent.

Norman Ornstein of the American Enterprise Institute wrote recently in the National Journal that, with the continuing decline in support for Democrats among working-class whites and the failure of Republicans to attract more support among minorities, “it is possible to see a future where the GOP is clearly and distinctly a white party, while Democrats are clearly a majority-minority party.”

2 comments:

Vic78 said...

Why won't people accept that they were elected to do what they're doing? We saw how Kentucky held Mitch McConnel accountable. If you don't know the GOP ain't shit by now, you're probably in favor of what they're doing or just want to be lied to.

Constructive_Feedback said...

Brother CNu:

Here is where you lose me, but maybe you can help me out.


Yet again we have a "Progressive Operative" that "EXPOSED" a Republican and his supposed linkage to a "White Supremacist" group.


NOW THIS goes from the "White Progressive" propaganda domain into the 'BLACK PRIORITY' - as shown on "Black Wing Grievance And Political Opportunism Talk Radio" and "Black Progressive Blogs"




YET - as I was watching the INTERNATIONAL NEWS - I learn about US DRONE ATTACKS into "African Nations" and "Pakistan" yet I don't hear a PEEP about (What Used To Be Called) "AMERICAN/WHITE IMPERIALIST OPPRESSION" of "Nations Of Color".


MY DIRECT QUESTION TO YOU, SIR: IS THERE ANY MECHANISM within "Black Discourse" that does a RATIONAL COMPARISON between:

* What The WHITE RIGHT-WING DOMESTIC ENEMY does to INSULT THE AMERICANIZED NEGRO


....versus


* What AMERICAN GOVERNMENT CONTINUES TO DO AGAINST "NATIONS OF COLOR" - even with OBAMA AS PRESIDENT - yet NO "BLACK RACIAL SERVICES MACHINE" LED PROTESTS against the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT has taken place since 2009...............




AND THUS YOU CONCLUDE THAT THERE IS A "AMERICANIZED BLACK DIVERSION SCHEME" going on - where "WHITE DOMESTIC RACISM" is made SUPERIOR to the "WESTERN IMPERIALIST ATTACKS UPON 'NATIONS OF COLOR' - WHEN THEY TRIGGER A PROTEST AGAINST THE "BLACK COMMANDER IN CHIEF"?


Do you think that any AMERICAN WHITE SUPREMACIST is disappointed with Commander In Chief Barack Obama's FOREIGN POLICY?