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Hey GOP, Which White Voters?

Steven Conn | Posted 06.13.2016 | Politics
Steven Conn

Whatever complaints one might have about the economic policies favored by Democrats over the last 50 years, no one outside the American Enterprise Institute and Paul Ryan's office seriously believes that Republican economics have been better for the white working-class.

National Review Puts Out A Hit On The GOP Base

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.15.2016 | Politics

Back in January, National Review published a special "Against Trump" issue, which made it clear that they were, you know, against the nomination of re...

As Establishment Flails, Trump Goes in for Kill

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 03.05.2016 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

The GOP Establishment is in such a state of apoplectic panic over the rogue candidacy of real estate developer Donald J. Trump that on Thursday they sent out its feckless failed nominee Mitt Romney to verbally assassinate the party's own frontrunner.

The American Nationalism Problem

Keith Gaddie | Posted 12.06.2015 | Politics
Keith Gaddie

The story we tell ourselves is that the American identity is rooted not in place, but in the acceptance of a common set of ideals, irrespective of race, religion or ethnicity. The politics of the last decade, however, have strained the notion of e pluribus unum, revealing among whites three definitions of the American nation that are exclusive rather than inclusive.

People's Opinions On Voter ID Laws Can Be Racialized Thanks To One Image

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics

A new study reveals a disturbing truth about voter ID laws -- which require individuals to show identification before they are allowed to cast a vote ...

Racial Demographic Voter Armageddon Dooms GOP

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 02.16.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

It would be a fractured party with its powerhouse wing of ultra conservatives, Tea Party acolytes, and evangelicals, and closet bigots permanently alienated and permanently gone. This wouldn't stave off its coming racial demographic Armageddon, just hasten it.

Why Republicans Can't Win With Only White Voters

National Journal | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

This much is undisputed: In 2012, President Obama lost white voters by a larger margin than any winning presidential candidate in U.S. history....

What It Really Means To Woo White Voters

Salon | Joan Walsh | Posted 07.13.2013 | Politics

I have a visceral reaction to conservatives arguing that Republicans should forget about trying to lure Latinos by passing immigration reform, and foc...

Friday Talking Points -- So You Think You Can Rant?

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Lincoln Chaffee is our Most Impressive Democrat Of The Week award-winner. See, Republicans? Not only will you be welcomed, you'll actually get awards for making the trek across the aisle! Step right up, there's room for everyone!

'Just Stick To White Voters'

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.30.2013 | Latino Voices

Republicans should go for the white vote, a prominent anti-immigration think tank said Thursday. On Thursday, the conservative, nonpartisan think t...

Black Voter Surge Spells Even More Woe for the GOP

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The black vote is and will remain a foundation of the Democratic Party in key states. And the increased number of black voters and their willingness to go to the polls poses a mortal threat to break the GOP's grip in the South. This can only add to the GOP's woes.

Data Reveals Obama Held the White Vote

Inimai Chettiar | Posted 01.19.2013 | Politics
Inimai Chettiar

Obama's 39 percent is the same as the share Clinton won in 1992. Obama's share exceeded that earned by Walter Mondale, Jimmy Carter (1980), and George McGovern. What skewed the popular misinterpretation of the statistics is the increase in the number of voters of color.

WATCH: Maher Issues Stern Warning To White People

Posted 11.11.2012 | Comedy

One of the major takeaways from this election was watching, in real time, the Republican party learn that if they want to stay relevant, they simply m...

WATCH: Chris Rock's Message For White Voters

The Huffington Post | Christine Friar | Posted 01.03.2013 | Comedy

With election day nearly upon us, Brooklyn native Chris Rock wanted to take an opportunity to address white voters while Jimmy Kimmel is still in town...

The Undecideds: Faking Ain't Easy

Charles D. Ellison | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Charles D. Ellison

As we're now in the final stretch of political Armageddon -- judging from the intensity and hype of most folks finally paying attention -- there's that ongoing discussion about the "undecideds."

Romney Clings to Gun and Bible Toters

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

No Democrat will dare risk uttering a peep about tougher gun control laws. This includes President Obama. Both parties know that the gun control issue is a minefield and a surefire loser for a candidate.

Why Romney and Ryan Are Going Down

Robert Reich | Posted 09.16.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

Romney, Ryan, and the GOP don't seem to know how to satisfy their middle-aged white male base without at the same time turning off everyone who's not white, male, straight, or middle-aged. Unfortunately for Romney and Ryan, the people they're turning off are the majority.

Can Romney Win With Just White Votes?

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The drop-off does not take into account the blatant and sneaky voter suppression tactics that GOP governors and GOP state legislators have worked feverishly to put in place to further damp down the black and Hispanic vote.

Romney's Southern Strategy Gambit

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Ryan will not only fatten the percentage of conservative voters for Romney, it will fatten their numbers as well. This is not speculation. He's already bumped up the Romney percentage in some polls by a notch. Romney had badly slipped in those polls before the Ryan pick.

The Romney Hypocrisy: Bain, Job Creation Fallacies and the Working-Class White Vote

Edward Wyckoff Williams | Posted 07.18.2012 | Black Voices
Edward Wyckoff Williams

Perhaps Mitt Romney insists on making the 2012 campaign a referendum on President Obama's record, in an effort to ignore his own. The stark contrast between Barack's legacy and Mitt's lies could not be more apparent.

Why So Many Whites Vote Against Themselves

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Government spending and programs to many are tantamount to hand outs to undeserving blacks and the poor and that in turn equals money snatched from the pockets of hard working whites.

Obama's Big Problems In The Deep South

The Huffington Post | Gene Demby | Posted 05.12.2012 | Black Voices

Obama's problems in the Deep South aren't limited to suspicion over his religion. And the suspicion over his identity isn't limited to the South. ...

Beck Speaks for the White Majority

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Beck knows the political mood of the majority of white voters well. He's stoked it for months on his TV show, he did again at the Lincoln Mall, and he mocked Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights movement along the way.

GOP Strategy to Re-Take Congress: "A Heaping Plate of Soul"

Richard M. Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard M. Benjamin

President Barack Obama has helped inspire an historic batch of black Americans to run for Congress - against his own party. 32 black Republicans, a r...

Why the Tea Party Movement Opposes a Man Who Cut Taxes On 95% of Tax Payers

Richard M. Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard M. Benjamin

Neglected in all the fevered conversation around the Tea Party movement's meteoric rise is any useful reflection on what the cause and this figurehead stand for: white racial resentment.