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US: The election map if only white men voted, Mitt Romney is the president of white male America

‘White guys’ voted for Obama, too Washington Post (blog) Democrats are crowing rather loudly about how Latinos, African Americans, women and young people came out to vote in numbers that helped keep President Obama in the White House. As well they should. The demographics of this nation are changing and Democrats are benefiting from it. But a friend of mine e-mailed this morning with a legitimate worry. “I really worry about not recognizing the ‘white guys’ who did vote for Obama and made a difference in the election,” the self-described middle-age, upper-income, highly curious and vocal African American woman from Colorado wrote.

If only white men could vote MPR Here’s how the electoral map of Tuesday’s election would’ve looked if we were pre-1870 America.

CNN 2012 Exit Polls

Bill O’Reilly shocked: White men don’t rule America and more election wrap up Baltimore Post-Examiner Everything is over: my brother Rick’s memorial and the elections. Well, not everything is over. The East Coast, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut in particular, are still reeling from Superstorm Sandy and now a Nor’Easter dumping even more misery on the area. That situation won’t be over for a long time. Parts of the Jersey Shore are literally gone.

Romney Is President New York Times …Mitt Romney is the president of white male America. Maybe the group can retreat to a man cave in a Whiter House, with mahogany paneling, brown leather Chesterfields, a moose head over the fireplace, an elevator for the presidential limo, and one of those men’s club signs on the phone that reads: “Telephone Tips: ‘Just Left,’ 25 cents; ‘On His Way,’ 50 cents; ‘Not here,’ $1; ‘Who?’ $5.” In its delusional death spiral, the white male patriarchy was so hard core, so redolent of country clubs and Cadillacs, it made little effort not to alienate women.

Republican white males face diverse Democrats Independent Online Analysts at the Cook Political Report and other Washington organisations predict that only one Republican woman has a shot at being elected to a top party leadership position in the House: Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington, who’s vying for…

GOP must stop courting angry white men Minneapolis Star Tribune Running on white resentment is not a winning strategy, and the next Republican who tries it will lose, too.

Too old, too white, and too male  Human Events At the same time, we must understand that we live in a visual culture, and there’s no question in the minds of anyone who studied the 2012 election returns, or read the exit polls, that some voters think in very superficial terms.

Romney lies, shrinking base burst GOP bubble after 2012 elections allvoices What we learned in the 2012 elections is that there are not enough white male voters left in America to give the Republican Party victory in a national election. So the GOP must become more liberal and inclusive, or expand their voter suppression …

Why White Men Shouldn’t Be Allowed to Vote Article 3 (Humor) …That’s why I propose that we just put them out of their misery right now and declare that from this moment on, White Men Can’t Vote! Whoah! Let me assert right here that I myself am a white male, and a middle-aged one at that. And even though I throw my lot in with the minority of my ilk — that is, I vote Democratic — I am willing to forgo my ballot and “take one for the team” if we can be removed en masse from the voting rolls. How can I make such a blatantly outrageous, undemocratic suggestion?

Why Romney Lost: The Angry White Male Vote Wasn’t Enough Politic365 By Nick Chiles. What Mitt Romney discovered in this election is something that should be taped on the wall of every white presidential hopeful for years to come: If you cater to angry white men as the foundation of your campaign, you will lose…

Condoleezza Rice: GOP Sent ‘Mixed Messages’ On Immigration And Women’s … Huffington Post “On the immigration issue, which turned out to be very important, and some issues about women too, some mixed messages were sent,” she said Friday on CBS’ “This Morning. “And when you send mixed messages through the narrow funnel that is the media …

Face of US changing; elections to look different WRCB-TV Another trend that will be shaping the future electorate is the stronger influence of single women. They vote differently from men and from women who are married. Fifty-four percent of single women call themselves Democrats; 36 percent of married women do.

Election causes angst for House GOP Politico Last week’s Republican bloodbath is causing angst in a series of House leadership elections. The GOP’s problems with women — laid bare by last week’s elections — is the main undertone in the battle for head of the Homeland Security Committee between Reps. Mike Rogers of Alabama and Candice Miller of Michigan. That race, combined with the contest for head of the Republican Conference, is becoming a proxy for a larger discussion about a dearth of Republican women in power in the House. (Photo: Candice Miller could be the only woman atop a committee is she gets Homeland Security. | AP Photo)

In defeat, state GOP wrangles over the future Boston Globe Nassour has started a group called Conservative Women for a Better Future to groom female candidates more concerned with fiscal responsibility. Others argue that a socially conservative agenda cannot possibly be blamed for turning off voters here; most …

If you’ve got it, flaunt it The Hill (blog) If we learned one thing after last Tuesday’s election, it’s that the Republican Party isn’t reaching female voters with its message. That’s why I’m paying close attention to another important vote taking place this week. It won’t get the viewership of …

Republicans face murky political future in increasingly diverse US Memphis Commercial Appeal The morning after Tuesday’s presidential election, Republican Party leaders awoke to witness their grim future. Without a makeover, a party that skews toward older, white and male voters faces political peril in an increasingly diverse and complex America.

McMorris Rodgers: GOP needs to be more ‘modern’ not ‘moderate’ The Hill (blog) President Obama’s reelection on Tuesday, which was driven in part by strong support among female voters and Hispanics has led many political watchers to call for Republican leaders to take steps to bring more minorities and women into the party fold.

Ponnuru: Why Republican failure comes down to economics Newsday One result is to oversimplify reality: to obscure the facts that married women tend to vote Republican, for example, as do young evangelical Christians. Race, sex and age influence but don’t determine how people will vote – and the influence is often …

How Voter Suppression + Ignoring Women and Latinos Backfired on the GOP Politic365 Thousands participated. These efforts were a direct answer to Florida Republicans in the statehouse shortening the number of early voting days. To top it off, GOP strategy ignored issues important to Hispanics and women. Dream Act? Romney opposed it.

The Democrats’ White-Male Problem American Spectator Moreover, why wouldn’t Democrats want to try to win back some white males? And why are white males so solidly Republican, a trend that started 30 years ago? The Democrats have ceded this huge voting bloc to Republicans. Every four years, Democrats …

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