Skip to main content

View Diary: FLYERS 101: "If Jesus Was A _(Red State)_ Republican" Burns 'Em Down. How To Get More White Votes (22 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Blacks vote their economic interests. (8+ / 0-)

    Poor Whites vote fantasies. Sadly. Voting for Republicans is self-destructive for all lower income people.

    "Stealing kids' lunch money makes them strong and independent." -- Ryan Paul von Koch

    by waterstreet2013 on Fri Apr 11, 2014 at 11:37:38 AM PDT

    [ Parent ]

    •  Doubt, At Least That's Not How Whites Are Pitched; (6+ / 0-)

      Since Brown vs Board, the RW has been pitching poor and bluecollar whites that liberals are taking their hard earned tax dollars and giving far too many to lazy and dishonest of thosssse people to live off the fat of the land. Taking our tax money, our education openings, jobs, and getting those other special privileges like race based minority voting preferences.

      That's how whites have been pitched, and as a lifelong player of bluecollar ethnic music, I've heard an awful lot of talk when hanging out among them that says the RW messaging resonates with them.

      The whites who have been voting fantasies are the middle incomer and, over the last couple decades, college educated and lower professional classes.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Sun Apr 13, 2014 at 05:08:41 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  There's no way to blame Blacks (1+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        Louisiana 1976

        for the Paul Ryan "Roadmap" budget.

        Or for killing poor Whites by blocking Medicaid Expansion.

        Poor people are all in it together.

        We keep winning the <$75,000 group narrowly and up our yield in the <$50,000 groups, that's what we need to win big time.

        "Stealing kids' lunch money makes them strong and independent." -- Ryan Paul von Koch

        by waterstreet2013 on Sun Apr 13, 2014 at 05:31:57 AM PDT

        [ Parent ]

        •  Well yes, but poor whites don't see it that way. (1+ / 0-)
          Recommended by:
          waterstreet2013

          And working class whites see it that way even less.

          •  Most poor White do see it that way. (0+ / 0-)

            By far. Look at the chart and you'll see the ratios at Democrat:neutral:Republican like this:

            Under $20,000 = 57%:13%:30%.

            Then up to $35,000 = 53%:13%:34%

            Then up to $50,000 = 47%:13%:40%.

            The aim should be to move this to 60%:20%:20%.

            Eventually 80%:10%:10%.

            Of course most poor Whites see their problems accurately.

            "Stealing kids' lunch money makes them strong and independent." -- Ryan Paul von Koch

            by waterstreet2013 on Mon Apr 14, 2014 at 02:16:49 PM PDT

            [ Parent ]

    •  Banning gay marriage is to (2+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      waterstreet2013, Louisiana 1976

      one's economic advantage?

      •  If you're Pat Robertson ??? (1+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        Louisiana 1976

        Fill those collection plates....

        But health and money are much more important issues for blue collar voters. Plus, of course, Obama has lost only 10 Americans to terrorism -- down from 675 with Reagan and 3,206 with George W. Bush.

        "Stealing kids' lunch money makes them strong and independent." -- Ryan Paul von Koch

        by waterstreet2013 on Sun Apr 13, 2014 at 05:35:52 AM PDT

        [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site