Racialization of American Politics

Mutual Red State-Blue State Secession: Let’s agree to disagree

Since the election, secession is in the air. So far 20 states have filed petitions. This is mostly symbolic, but it merited an op-ed by one Paul VanDevelder in the LATimes “One nation — but maybe not so indivisible: You red states want to secede? Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.” (I guess that J. M. Berger is wrong that advocating secession “might finally get me fired” [Foreign Policy, “My Awakening], thereby making those wonderfully tolerant folks at the SPLC deliriously happy. After all, if  advocating secession is okay for a writer in the L. A. Times, it shouldn’t imperil my academic career.)

Obviously VenDevelder is a fan of blue state America, but what he says presents an ideal picture: A mutual understanding that red state and blue state America should just go their separate ways (VanDevelder’s article was titled “Irreconcilable differences” in the print edition). This is a point that Greg Johnson made in a recent podcast with Matt Parrott and me: The ideal secession scenario would be if both red state and blue state America agreed to go their separate ways. Non-violently.

Mr. VanDevelder is quite on board with that.

We wish you the best of luck with this. We feel your pain. If we can speak frankly, it’s been coming for a long, long time. The question now is: What’s next?

First, we’re happy to report that most people here in Oregon, Washington and California think you’re really on to something. This marriage has run its course. Too many niggling little things built up over time, driving us all crazy. So let’s just stop. It’s time to divvy up the china and draft a property settlement. In the spirit of fairness and goodwill, we propose the following as a starting point.

We’ll keep the West Coast, Nevada and Hawaii, New York, the rest of the Northeast and all the other states that turned blue on election night. You guys get Texas, Mississippi, the rest of the Confederacy and all the other states that turned red on election night. Alaska can do whatever it wants. It does what it wants anyway.

 What Mr. VanDevelder has in mind is the following map.

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Disenfranchised White Males: Time for Secession

My impression is that in 2008 the mainstream media was basking in the glow of multicultural heaven with the election of Obama. There was very little commentary on the racial pattern of the results and what they portended a difficult time ahead for the Republicans (at TOO, we’ve been on it). This time around, one hears nothing but commentary on how the Republicans are doomed if they don’t pander to Hispanics (Hispander, as VDARE has it).

The racial fault lines are more apparent than ever. Whereas in 2008, the official version was that 58% of Whites voted Republican, this year, according to the CNN exit poll data, it split 59%–39%. Of course, the White population includes Jews and Middle Easterners classed as Whites but who do not vote like other Whites and do not identify with the traditional people and culture of America. (70% of Jews voted for Obama, down from ~80% in 2008, perhaps because Obama didn’t immediately bomb Iran at Israel’s behest. As a critical component of the new hostile elite, Jewish voters are mainly motivated by their identification with the non-White coalition of the Democratic Party, assuming [correctly] that support for Israel is sufficiently bi-partisan to carry the day.) As usual, the White percentage of the electorate continued to decline, from 74% to 72%. And as usual, the Republican Party received over 90% of its votes from Whites. Read more

For the GOP, Turning Right Means Turning White—No Matter How It Looked on Tuesday Night

There is a lot of angst out there about the racialization of American politics and in particular that the GOP has become a White people’s party. As noted in “The Republicans’ Last Hurrah,” the basic racial politics of the election come down to Romney needing at least 61% of the White vote to win and for Whites to make up 74% of the electorate.

Then, in a New York Times article entitled, “Making the Election about Race,” Thomas Edsall noted that the Romney-Ryan campaign not only understands the need to appeal to Whites but is acting accordingly. “The Republican ticket is flooding the airwaves with commercials that develop two themes designed to turn the presidential contest into a racially freighted resource competition pitting middle class white voters against the minority poor.”

Of course, it’s not just the minority poor. Edsall still lives in a world where all non-Whites are poor, kept in poverty by those evil White folks. (Probably part of the job description at the NYTimes.) In fact, at least 80% of all non-Whites are expected to vote for Obama. It’s the non-Whites versus the Whites, with a lot of working class Whites voting Republican and a lot of well-off non-Whites voting for Obama (such as Jews, 80% of whom voted for Obama in 2008). In 2008, only 40% of Whites with less than a college education voted for Obama, whereas 83% of the non-White working class voted for Obama (see here).

According to Edsall, the two themes of Romney’s ads are:

  • Accusing President Obama of gutting the work requirements enacted in the 1996 welfare reform legislation; and
  • Alleging that  Obama has taken $716 billion from Medicare. Read more

The Republicans’ Last Hurrah?

In ‘The New Math’ Ronald Brownstein once again rehashes the dismal future of the Republican Party (see TOO articles on Brownstein and the racialization of American politics). This time he produces an exercise in number crunching showing why 2012 may be the last election in which White (read non-Jewish, European-derived) voters can determine who will be the next President of the United States of America.

Here’s the demographic electoral calculus:

  • Assumption, if not Truism, Number 1 — at least since the 1968 election, the Republicans have been the ‘implicitly White’ party, receiving around 90% of their votes from Whites; the Democrats, the ‘implicitly non-White’ (minority) party.
  • Number 2 – The factors that determine a winner in American presidential elections are turnout and support.
  • For Obama in 2012 and Democratic presidential candidates to follow, the winning formula reduces to 80/40 — get 80 percent of the minority vote and at least 40% of the White vote — provided minority turnout meets or exceeds the 26% of the vote it made up in 2008. Because the Romney-Ryan ticket is about the most egregiously White ticket imaginable, the non-White vote may be even higher than 80% for Obama. (Recall the aversion of the NYTimes’ Lee Siegal to Romney and his large White family.) And it won’t help that Ryan has a reputation for fiscal austerity—not exactly a winning formula for non-White voters dependent on government benefits. Indeed, Romney ads have accused Obama of easing the work requirement for welfare in order to appeal to his “base.”   (However, Ryan is advertising that he has a Black girlfriend and a Black sister-in-law, presumably to show his heart’s in the right place when it comes to Blacks.)
  • For Romney, in 2012 and Republican candidates to follow, the winning formula is 61/74 — he must get at least 61 percent of the White vote and Whites must turn out in high enough numbers to make up 74 percent of the votes cast on November 6th — with the caveat that minority voters aren’t enthusiastic enough about Obama and the Democrats or angry enough at Romney and the Republicans to up their turnout.
  • Hence the critical importance of ‘easing’ voter registration procedures and extending the Voting Rights Act for all eternity on the part of Dems and of insuring ‘ballot integrity’ and chipping away at the Act on the part of the GOP. Forget ‘Fast-and-Furious’; this is what the fight over Attorney General Eric Holder is really all about. If Obama gets over 80% of the minority vote, he could win re-election with less than 38% of the White vote! Read more

Muslims decide the French election

A theme at TOO has been that the Democrat Party has become the party of the non-White (and often anti-White) coalition, able to win elections with less than 40% of the White vote. The Democrats aggressively pursue the importation of a new people, realizing that 60-95% of non-Whites will vote for them. And, as Pat Buchanan notes in his recent article “Has the Bell Begun to Toll for the GOP?,” Mexicans are not going to vote Republican, since they are part of the non-taxpaying class and benefit from the entitlement/affirmative action culture that is another pillar of the Democratic party (see also here). (Buchanan comes close to race realism on IQ in noting that educating the Mexicans is not going to work. The US  has poured trillions down the drain attempting to change the educational profile of Blacks, without success.)

While non-Whites, especially Mexicans, are the key to the looming dominance of the Democrats in the US, Muslims are becoming a critical factor in fueling the left in Europe. A report by Soeren Kern (“Muslim Voters change Europe“) shows that Muslim votes were the deciding factor propelling François Hollande into the presidency of France. The Muslim vote split 93-7 for Hollande, and their numbers were the deciding factor, since Hollande won by only 1.1. votes, and 1.7 million Muslims voted for him.

The French vote marks the first time that Muslims have determined the outcome of a presidential election in a major western European country; it is a preview of things to come.

As the politically active Muslim population in France continues to swell, and as most Muslims vote for Socialist and leftwing parties, conservative parties will find it increasingly difficult to win future elections in France. Read more

Obama’s Fundraising Triumph: Thank The Jews

Vogue's Brit Anna Wintour: Performing A Cosmetic Function

Friday was Fundraising disclosure day for the Presidential aspirants – and the winner was Barack Obama. He won because of the Jews.

Reminding us that Rupert Murdoch’s injection of U.K. Tabloid style has its uses, The New York Post has the most succinct account: O’s pals pony up $68 mil by Geoff Earle July 16, 2011

Obama’s huge $68 million campaign-money haul in the last quarter came with a big assist from an array of big-money donors — 27 of whom raised more than $500,000 each for his re-election campaign…

The 244 big-cash bundlers raised at least $37 million, or more than half of Obama’s total fund-raising haul for the quarter…

By contrast, Mitt Romney, the top fund-raiser among GOP candidates, brought in $18 million…

The Obama campaign has released a list of these 244 “bundlers” – parties who undertake their own fund-raising efforts for a campaign. It is here.

By my count (which is still rising) 120 of these individuals are Jewish. No other ethnic or social group (such as the Gays) can be identified as supplying more than a handful.

Occidental Observer readers will be interested in my methodology. A number of these bundlers, like Chicago’s Penny Pritzker (“$100,000- $200,000”) or Hollywood’s Jeffrey Katzenberg (“$500,000+”) are very well-known. And a large number have obviously Jewish names (is it really necessary to spend much time, on, for instance “$100,000-$200,000” category bundler Israel Roizman of Lafayette Hill Pennsylvania?).

No doubt one or two of these Jewish-surnamed people will turn out to have inherited or converted to Christianity. In the context of supporting Obama, this may be less significant to evaluating Jewish influence than in other situations. But far more important, there are a considerable number of names not obviously Jewish which upon investigation turn out to be, in fact, held by Jews.

For example Mark Gilbert of Boca Raton ($500,000+) has been discussed by Mondoweiss for his demanding Zionism. And Marc Stanley of Dallas ($100,000-$200,000) is Chairman of the National Jewish Democratic Council and wrote Why Jews Overwhelmingly Support Obama for the Huffington Post back on March 25 2009. So far, I have found rather more than a dozen examples of this.

One of the pleasures of blogging for Occidental Observer is the frequency of constructive contributions by some of our commentators. Googling deep enough on a name often produces proof of ethnicity, but it takes time. I invite OO friends to look into the non-Jewish names on the Obama Bundler list and send me any interesting results.

After an initial celebration, Obama’s MSM friends are in Spin mode. Emphasis is being laid on the presence on the of some non-Jewish celebrities such as Vogue editor Anna Wintour ($500,000+) and of Gays (there are three male couples on the list and one of the $500,000+ bundlers is Democratic National Committee Finance Treasurer Andrew Tobias – who is of course also Jewish). A press kit has obviously gone out emphasizing the large number of Obama’s small donors (no surprise: there a lot of Jewish doctors and dentists out there).

But it is increasingly obvious that the 2012 is going to pit a coalition of colored voters, managed and financed by the Jews, against White America. Obama delights the Jews because they see his being President as a humiliating defeat of the ethnicity which built this country. Particularly if the Republicans nominate an explicit Christian like Michele Bachman (whose groveling to Israel will count for nothing) rage will explode and the coffers will open.

Jewish money is the poison of American political life. The pattern of Obama fund raising is going to make this difficult to hide.

White Dispossession and the Racialization of American Politics Accelerate

Ron Brownstein’s aptly named “The Next America” is a tale of increasingly rapid White dispossession. Key quotes:

From every angle, the results showed that the nation’s transformation into a “majority-minority” nation is proceeding even faster than expected. Nationally, the overall share of the non-Hispanic white population dropped from 69.1 percent in 2000 to 63.7 in 2010, a greater decline than most analysts anticipated. In a mirror image, the minority population grew from 30.9 percent in 2000 to 36.3 percent in 2010.

Given that the White percentage includes Jews and Middle Eastern people who do not identify as White (or vote like most Whites), the White population of European descent is likely below 60%.

The change over the past decade was especially dramatic among young people. In the new census, 46.5 percent of people under 18 were minority, a dramatic jump from 39.1 percent in 2000. As recently as last summer, demographers projected that minorities would make up a majority of the under-18 population sometime after 2020. At the current rate of growth, however, nonwhites will comprise a majority of children in the United States by 2015. And because of the explosive minority growth in the youth population—the people who will form families and become parents in the coming years—the nonwhite share of the overall population is likely to grow even faster over the next decade, says Brookings Institution demographer William Frey. Read more