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  • pingus_pancakes pingus_pancakes Nov 14, 2012 2:22 AM Flag

    Bruce Lee wisdom for republican party


    Yes, minorities are increasing, but the math paints a different picture about why Repubs lost this election. It's not just the Repubs using this excuse -- msm latched on to it & can't seem to give it up, either.

    Enough people see the elephant in the room & that's why Obama won, imo: the repubs denying, avoiding, etc the '08 meltdown & it's causes & their role in it. Bobby Jindal's recent comments show some awareness of it -- "We've got to make sure that we are not the party of big business, big banks, big Wall Street bailouts, big corporate loopholes, big anything,". And these numbers further confirm it, imo.

    First, Obama won moderates by 15 points

    Also ... the 2012 elections actually weren’t about a demographic explosion with non-white voters. Instead, they were about a large group of white voters not showing up.

    "Sean Trende of Real Clear Politics suggests that an unexplained seven million person drop in the white vote may be responsible for Obama's big win. His argument:

    "Had the same number of white voters cast ballots in 2012 as did in 2008, the 2012 electorate would have been about 74 percent white, 12 percent black, and 9 percent Latino (the same result occurs if you build in expectations for population growth among all these groups). In other words, the reason this electorate looked so different from the 2008 electorate is almost entirely attributable to white voters staying home.

    The other groups increased their vote, but by less than we would have expected simply from population growth. Put another way: The increased share of the minority vote as a percent of the total vote is not the result of a large increase in minorities in the numerator, it is a function of many fewer whites in the denominator."

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