For Republicans struggling to understand their defeat at the polls, the most chilling statistic in this week’s presidential election was this: Mitt Romney won the biggest share of the white vote that any Republican White House contender ever has--and he still lost. In an election battle that was defined as much as anything by race, Mitt Romney won the support of 59 percent of whites, but just 27 percent of Latinos, 26 percent of Asian-Americans and 6 percent of African-Americans. Thirty years ago, being unpopular with ethnic minorities would hardly have stopped a white establishment candidate like Romney from trouncing
Whites have a built in demographic advantage - they have a willingness to move away from large cities. The ´flyover country´ one can afford to have three kids easy, and the infrastructure is well suited to child raising.
Non whites tend to cling to their crowded cities and cramped living quarters and congested transit where the optimal number of children is somewhere between zero and one.
I don´t think it will endure forever. Eventually Latinos, blacks, and white liberals will get tired of bumping heads within the Democrat party. I think Latinos will eventually split between the 2 parties like Italians have done.
To start with, I´m not hiring any for home repair or gardening. They chose to vote racially and illegally. I´m not going to hire anybody who may not be a citizen. That is my vote. Most work in the underground economy on a cash basis. I don´t and won´t.
That isn´t racial, that is common sense and I won´t be flagged for breaking the law.
FTA: "Liberal demographic experts such as Bill Frey says: What’s more, he says, while it always takes about three generations for immigrants to start moving up through society, surveys show Hispanic immigrants really do want to become ‘mainstream Americans’. They ‘just’ need government help — education, housing, social services, English lessons — to give them a leg-up."
I live in Texas, they don´t assimilate in 3 generations. They continue on the same path as their forefathers. We have enough data now to understand their path to assimilation. And it´s pretty non-existent.
Well, we only have to look to Greece to see the future for America if people keep voting in 0bamas and their ilk. Oh, oops! We´ve already surpassed Greece in per capita debt. Counting down to the riots...
I refuse to support this leftist government and the moochers. I have quit my job and will live off my saving for the rest of my life. Probably in a different country but as far away from this "melting pot" as I can get.
#10 - care to share where? I have been looking at New Zealand and have an application letter almost complete. I was in Wash DC the other day and was speaking with a seal (who incidentally was turned down by the State Dept as "too tough" for the job requirement). Apparently a lot of seals have moved to Costa Rica.
#7, I disagree with you. I don´t know your section of Texas, but my experience is that the Hispanics do assimilate after a couple of generations. They´re in the Boy Scouts, the church pews, the school faculties, the factories, the neighborhoods, the Lions Club, the Band Boosters. They retain their Hispanicness (is that a word?), but so do we Caucasians remain Caucasian.
The UK, however, has a distorted image of what life is like in most of the United States. They mostly know from television and movies.
If we can believe the exit polling, Hispanics voted against us not because of our opinion of the Dream Act, not because we want secure borders, but because we make them feel different, "other", they feel patronized and diminished. We can do something about that, and we must.
We´ll just end up further polarized, and perhaps even balkanized. The whites, with a few asians, latinos and blacks thrown in, will have all the education, understand technology, build things, and make most of the money. Does not matter if they are proportionally smaller. The others will stay poor and work in menial tasks.
Most Whites, I think, don´t spend much, if any time thinking what it is to be White. It does not come naturally. Maybe because as a major majority, it just doesn´t occur. Other races have had their race constantly brought up to them, and mostly by manipulative Libs with ulterior motives. (Overthrow the White guys!) I wonder, with all the special priveledged protections laid out before minorities (which ironicly keep them quite limited) what will happen when they become a major majority. It´s been drummed into their collective thinking that Whites have been the source of all their ills. Look at the vindictive ´get even´ actions of Obama. ´Nuther generation - Look out Louie!
If parasites are allowed to feed on the host without intervention both will eventually die.
Obama´s redistribution philosophy will not work ever. It´s only a matter of time before a self-inflicted denouement happens.
Watch how the young people in Spain and Greece react to near 50% unemployment and you´ll know how to prepare your defense of life and property.
For those who do not know how this could happen, I refer you to the 1965 Immigration Act promoted by Sen. Teddy Kennedy, one of the most immoral men ever elected to public office. It opened the floodgates of low-skilled, poorly educated immigrants many of whom became dependent on government assistance.
I knew as a young man that this act was going to hurt us long term someday.
I think it would be FAIR is people from European countries were able to just walk into this country and settle. Just because we share a border with Mexico does NOT mean that they are the only foreigners allowed to tap our resources. I say to everyone, come on in, let´s have whites from Europe come on Visas and overstay. Are Mexicans more equal than others in this human rights argument? I have friends who waited for 13 years in the Ukraine to be allowed to come here legally. They speak flawless English, would never think of applying for food stamps, and now own their own home and work hard. They vote Republican. Where is that FAIRNESS Obama is always harping about?
USA, 315Million Total, 224Million Whites. "Despite major changes due to ILLEGAL and legal immigration since 1960´s, and the higher birth rates of nonwhites, the absolute majority of American Citizens is still WHITE.
The corpse is just starting to rot, but it won´t take long until it collapses under the weight of itself.
This was the last presedential election we will ever have with two viable parties. Very soon, NØbama will be able to flip the Supreme Court to an activist lie-beral court. As soon as he does that, he will declare a blanket amnesty and citizen ship for the 20,000,000+ illegal alliens in this country. The lie-beral activist Supreme Court will not even wait for a court case, but will break precedence and just declare what NØbama did was Constitutional. They will immediately all register as Demon-RAT voters, and there will not be a single red state left in this union.
In 2014, the Demon-RATS will win a super-majority in the Senate, and a strong majority in the House. They will impose their socialist agenda on this country, with nobody and no way to stop them. Game over forever.
Next they will come for our weapons. We can talk big about how they will have to take them from us, but they will. No matter how well armed you are, when 50 armed brown shirts (with the best body armor and weaponry that our tax dollars can by) show up and you don´t immediately hand them ever weapon and bit of ammo that you own, there will be a hug red splat on the wall where you used to exist. And they will do the same to your wife and kids for good measure to get the message to your neighbors. The SS in WW-II will look like pussycats compared to these new brown shirt members of NØbama´s ´´Illegal Gun Collection Agency´´.
At the risk of inviting much vitriol, I pose a dumb question.
What is so horrid or sordid or unsavory about old white men?
I remember my father in his later years as a kind man who raised three successful children, after serving his country in uniform in WWII, and as a chemical engineer contributed significantly to the technology of his industry.
What is it about him that Democrats find so offensive? And what is it about a Heinz 57 country that stands as more noble and fair than my father and his generation?
I ask the question because now I’m an old white man, with eight grown, successful children and four decades of medical practice behind me (and still going, Obamacare willing) and find myself vilified by the left for what I am.
Can we just stop and realize that we cannot lump all Hispanics into one big blob? There are legal citizens and there are illegals. Some Hispanics have ancestors who were here before many of us white folks. Hispanics are historically extremely patriotic and have served in our military for generations. Most of them are good, honest, hard-working people, just as are the solid citizens of any other group. Hispanic citizens are not our enemies. They are our friends and neighbors and they want this nation to prosper and succeed as much as we do. We´ll never win another election if we insist only white folks are the good guys.
Ditto, #25. I worked and paid taxes (a lot) for 55 years. Put four kids through college. Managed to save enough to retire a year ago. I give to church and charity. I don´t break the law. I don´t get government aid (I don´t count Medicare and SS as government aid because I paid thousands for the benefit). I volunteer and am on the board of several local charities. I never cheated on my wife...never.
I am certainly no saint but I would like to know just what the hell is so horrible about old white guys like me.
They won´t come and take your guns. They will have you trade them in for gift cards or food, etc. It will be a very soft takover, no violence. Problem is, the thugs in America won´t turn in their own guns for the freebies,they´ll come take yours and turn them in. Their guns will remain where they are:hidden.
Why have we (and are we still) let the leftists create massive divisiveness between us based on race???? This was never an issue until the Democrats and leftists started making it this way. The parties and ideologies were not split along the lines of ethnicity or skin color until the left began manipulating the people, bombarding us with decades of propaganda, and playing identity politics. Our biggest mistake, which is still happening, is that we never fought back against what the Dems were doing and we never reached out to the various communities (which need it because the left´s policies created the nightmares). Yes, the left reaches out and throws a few crumbs (to make themselves look good) but purposely doesn´t help them solve their real problems. We can fix this and break the race issue--but we have to act and we have to stop letting lies go unchecked.
Looks like #29 is one of the few with some sense on this website anymore. We need to get rid of the nut jobs like Akin and Murdoch.. Concentrate on fiscal issues rather than abortion and we will get the votes of all ethnic groups. Right wing republicans are scaring women including conservative women I know.
Their culteral values resulted in what we see throughout Africa & Mexico now. I realized most African were brought here against their will but they did have opportunity in this century to assimilate but they choose to maintain the values of tribalism which resulted in the continent of Africa today. Students in their community are berated if they try to achieve, being called uncle Tom or whitey. Most Mexicans saw it was a deadend for them to remain there. They saw the goodies here and thought they would come to appropriate them and our liberal whites thought it best to co-opt them for votes, thus the free rides. I´m not open to joining them but would fight to the death if it came to that to preserve this nation.
#25 and #30, permit to speculate that "old white men" are not liked BECAUSE they adhere to the old time values, and they are knowledgeable about our country´s history and founding. Not to mention that "old white men" like you two gentlemen, and my dear father who is long gone from this earth, actually fought and risked your lives for this country and its freedoms. You are the living embodiment of great Americans. You have proven that this country is great, and it works, and that we all must live by the rules of individual responsibility. That doesn´t jibe well with the America the haters talk about.
You, and all the other men like you, are a threat to the people who are trying (and succeeding) to fundamentally transform the United States of America.
Simple answers. First, we need to start breeding at the rate the non-whites breed. Second, we need to find a way to losen the hurdles that slow down and discourage Europeans immigrating to this country.
#13,15 I haven´t sussed it out yet, but New Zealand seems most intersting to me. Its a socialist place, but its not the kind of socialism we´re seeing here. Maybe I will just roam around until I find a place that suits me. I am single and it will be fairly easy for me to do it that way.
#25 What was is that Hitler and the Nazi´s found so horrid about the Jews? They were convenient scapegoats.
At least we´re not overrun with Muslims, like England is. Women in full, face-covering chadors (sp?) are a common sight on the streets of London. And the issue isn´t really white people. Bill Ayers is white. It´s conservatives vs. liberals. Birth control and abortion in particular have slowed the population among typical liberal groups--blacks, especially. In Chicago, blacks are no longer the largest ethnic group in the elementary schools. It´s the Hispanics. Hispanics, however, are not yet co opted by the Democrat party. They voted for Bush in large numbers. I actually hope we get immigration reform to take that issue off the table for the next election. And then we need serious outreach to the Hispanic community. We have the people to do it: Rubio, George P. Bush, Susannah Martinez, Alberto Gonzalez, Ted Cruz, to name a few.
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