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May 23, 2012

Democrats Pretty Sure They Know Why Obama Lost 40% of the Vote In Kentucky and Arkansas

Um, do I really have to say it?

[Democrats] ascribe the underperformance [in recent primaries] by the incumbent to a very simple thing: racism.

No, none of these Democrats are willing to put their name to that allegation — either generally or for this story. But, it is, without question the prevalent viewpoint they hold privately.

hey argue that conservative white Democrats — particularly those in the South and Appalachia — don’t want to vote for an African American for president and, therefore, are willing to cast a ballot for almost anyone else up to and including an incarcerated felon. (Keith Judd, we are looking at you.)


[Crap f that "we can never be sure" stuff omitted as tedious and ass-covering nonsense.]

What we know beyond a shadow of a doubt is that Appalachia and portions of the South — particularly those states without large African American populations — have long been hostile to President Obama.

Hostile?

Several possible explanations.

Former Texas Rep. Charlie Stenholm, a longtime conservative Democrat, acknowledged that “race is definitely a factor for some Texans but not the majority,” adding: “The most significant factor is the perception/reality that the Obama administration has leaned toward the ultra-left viewpoint on almost all issues.”

Well, so race is definitely a factor, and yet Obama has leaned toward the ultra-left viewpoint on almost all issues?

Seems to me that's explanation enough right there.

A former House member named Tom Cole has an explanation that doesn't seem to have occurred to the Washington Post's Racism Decision Desk.

“Obama fares poorly in states like Oklahoma, Kentucky and Arkansas because he has nothing in common with them. They are rural, he is urban. They are populist, he is elitist. And in case anyone hadn’t noticed, they are conservative while he is liberal. That isn’t just true of Republicans in these states. It is true of Democrats as well.”

That's just silly.

On the other hand, Donna Brazie finally strikes on the answer. Or, rather, all three of them.

“Race, resentment [and] fear[.]"

There you go.

So, if those are the reasons, why does this moron then continue...

“Democrats have not had any messaging in those states for more than a decade. It’s hard to get voters to like you or even know you when all they hear is negative stuff.”

Ah. So the Democrats have no messaging there. (It's always about their messaging, never about their policy and agenda.)

If that's the case, why are you blaming it on "race, resentment, and fear?" Seems like you should get your chronic, persistent Messaging Problem under control before casting aspersions on entire populations of people.


The Disappearing Democratic Party

Our messaging sucks, due to your racism.


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