Labels: clinton, elections, race and racism
I'm like a moth to flame with the primaries. Or a rubbernecker at a car wreck. One of them analogy things.
Why demonize her or call her racist for stating the facts.. if we do that we must treat the media the same way when they are forever stating the "facts" about 90% of blacks voting for the other candidate verses the other and so forth. Basically, just because we support a particular candidate over another doesn't mean we have to seek to find fault in another. Facts are facts... and many people like to state those facts when they serve to support their views whether they be popular or unpopular.
I'm not criticizing her for the facts about her support among white voters--but equating white with hard-working is not a fact.
In a strict sense that is what's being said, but I strongly doubt that is what is meant. You know, GWB never actually meant that people put food "On their families". Same thing. Words just come out wrong. She actually implied "hard-working" as a throw-away complement to her supporters:"hard-working Americans [who happen to be] white Americans"Anyway, these primaries have been extremely interesting to me, from a mathematical point of view. Blacks are reliable democratic voters, usually voting at about 90 percent in the general for whomever the dem candidate is. This amount is so reliable that it eliminates black people, roughly speaking, from ever being "swing voters". However, they ALWAYS HAVE BEEN very important swing voters in the primaries. It seems a possibility (here, I'm just guessing, but I suspect I'm right) that when the dems run a passable black candidate, he'll attract that same 90 percent of the black vote.What is the effect of this?Blacks stop being swing voters for BOTH the general and the primary elections.What is the effect of that?They don't get pandered to. It's mainly the swing voters who candidates have to throw promises at. So who DOES get pandered to instead? ...yep. Working-class whites, who suddenly become the most important swing vote in the democratic party. Hillary has been getting an ass-load of hate from her party members lately, but I think her politicing is actually a natural result of the numbers involved. Expect to see more of the same.
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