Why do poor white men in the US predominately support Republicans?
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17-07-2014, 04:45 PM
RE: Why do poor white men in the US predominately support Republicans?
(17-07-2014 01:47 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  My 45 yo brother is undereducated, unskilled and unemployed and relies on food stamps, housing assistance, Medicaid, welfare and the rest of the US social safety net to survive but consistently votes Republican even though they would like to take all that away from him. What is this? Cognitive dissonance? Self-loathing? Penis envy? I don't get it. Huh

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17-07-2014, 05:10 PM
RE: Why do poor white men in the US predominately support Republicans?
Well, who doesn't want to save a little money on taxes? Even people on welfare ... Facepalm
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17-07-2014, 05:14 PM
RE: Why do poor white men in the US predominately support Republicans?
(17-07-2014 04:31 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(17-07-2014 04:20 PM)CiderThinker Wrote:  Also because Republicons have explicitly aligned themselves to overt fundamentalist Christianity...

That feels like a very stupid move to this voting-life long registered Republican.

Unfortunately from the outside it appears you are in the minority...


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17-07-2014, 05:58 PM
RE: Why do poor white men in the US predominately support Republicans?
(17-07-2014 05:14 PM)CiderThinker Wrote:  
(17-07-2014 04:31 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  That feels like a very stupid move to this voting-life long registered Republican.

Unfortunately from the outside it appears you are in the minority...

Fuckers are old as shit and dying off.

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17-07-2014, 06:02 PM
RE: Why do poor white men in the US predominately support Republicans?
(17-07-2014 05:58 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(17-07-2014 05:14 PM)CiderThinker Wrote:  Unfortunately from the outside it appears you are in the minority...

Fuckers are old as shit and dying off.

The problem is the candidates as much as the base...


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17-07-2014, 06:03 PM
RE: Why do poor white men in the US predominately support Republicans?
(17-07-2014 05:58 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(17-07-2014 05:14 PM)CiderThinker Wrote:  Unfortunately from the outside it appears you are in the minority...

Fuckers are old as shit and dying off.

RINO hunts have greatly depleted the natural reserves. The Republican party has been shrinking since it's mid90's height.

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17-07-2014, 07:52 PM
RE: Why do poor white men in the US predominately support Republicans?
(17-07-2014 06:03 PM)Revenant77x Wrote:  
(17-07-2014 05:58 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  Fuckers are old as shit and dying off.

RINO hunts have greatly depleted the natural reserves. The Republican party has been shrinking since it's mid90's height.

Praise the lord for that too.

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17-07-2014, 08:15 PM
RE: Why do poor white men in the US predominately support Republicans?
(17-07-2014 07:52 PM)earmuffs Wrote:  
(17-07-2014 06:03 PM)Revenant77x Wrote:  RINO hunts have greatly depleted the natural reserves. The Republican party has been shrinking since it's mid90's height.

Praise the lord for that too.

I think the writing was on the wall a long time before. I was reading about Barry Goldwater, and the Repubs when they began to oppose civil rights, and African Americans left the Party of Lincoln in droves. They overtly and subliminally aligned themselves with segregation, and cultural conservatives. It took a long time, but now the wackos (Sarah Palin etc) have taken it over. The Tea Party appeals to ignorance.

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17-07-2014, 08:24 PM
RE: Why do poor white men in the US predominately support Republicans?
(17-07-2014 08:15 PM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  
(17-07-2014 07:52 PM)earmuffs Wrote:  Praise the lord for that too.

I think the writing was on the wall a long time before. I was reading about Barry Goldwater, and the Repubs when they began to oppose civil rights, and African Americans left the Party of Lincoln in droves. They overtly and subliminally aligned themselves with segregation, and cultural conservatives. It took a long time, but now the wackos (Sarah Palin etc) have taken it over. The Tea Party appeals to ignorance.

We are seeing the ultimate culmination of the "southern strategy" playing out. The party is shattering if you are not on the extreme wing you are a RINO (republican in name only) and are not welcome anymore. The courting of the angry white vote has backfired it just took a few generations. Right now conservative is a dirty word to those under 35 way more so than any previous generation. By actively opposing Gay rights and minorities the Republicans have turned themselves into a minority party nationwide. Once Texas flips blue (it will be purple next election) they are done as a national party.

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17-07-2014, 08:32 PM
RE: Why do poor white men in the US predominately support Republicans?
(17-07-2014 03:57 PM)Dom Wrote:  I blame fox news. That stuff is presented in a way that is easy to understand, no thinking required.

It's like a religion to a lot of people. They repeat everything they hear there.

My parents were life-long republicans in spite of the fact that they were solidly middle-class, union types. When you asked them why you would usually get something like 'because the democrats are all for the niggers.'

Sadly, I think that mentally still holds in the GOP. Obama...who is just as white as he is black...rubs their noses in it.

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